International Secret Santa Swap


I've been thinking about doing some sort of a swap for at least a year now, but I decided to wait until this Christmas and invite all of you to join my international secret santa swap. It doesn't matter if you're a beauty, fashion or lifestyle blogger. As long as you have your own blog, you can become a part of this swap. 

The idea behind this is that every person who signs up buys a gift for one of the other bloggers participating in the swap. The person whom you'll be sending a gift to will be chosen randomly by me.  What I'm planning to do is write all of your names on pieces of paper, sort them according to the country you're coming from and randomly match you with a person that comes from a different country you come from, because I really want to make this swap INTERNATIONAL. Having said that, if a majority of people will be from the same country, I'll have to match some of you with a person from your own country. Also, I have to mention that no one will know who they're getting their gift from - I want it to be a secret so that you'll be surprised. So, if a person A will be sending a gift to a person B, the person B will not be sending a gift to the person A, but to a person C. I hope that makes sense... :D

As far as the gift goes, try to research your partner's blog so that you'll get the idea of what would the person like to get. Go through their posts and wishlists, and maybe try to focus on sending the person products that are not avaliable in her own country. You'll really have to go on a secret misson to get to know the person as much as possible, haha. Keep in mind that people have different interests, so if you're a fashion blogger buying a gift for a beauty blogger who let's say has no interest in fashion, understand that this beauty blogger might not be too thrilled with getting a scarf or a bracelet no matter how gorgeous it is. 

I think 20€ would be the best price point for the gift, but if you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments. You can buy one item that is more expensive, or a few cheaper items. That is totally your choice. Again, make sure you do your research. 

I'll be taking entries until the 15th of November, and will be sending you the name, the blog URL and the address of your parter via e-mail on November 16th. I think it would be best if the presents are sent out by December 1st, because the international delivery can take a few weeks.

To enter the swap, please follow my blog, comment below that you want to enter, and send me an e-mail to sandra.thepuzzleofmylife@gmail.com under the subject 'Secret Santa'. The e-mail must contain your name, your mailing address and your blog's URL. I'll also be participating in the swap, so I'll ask someone to randomly pick my 'secret santa' and e-mail her instead of me. 

I think I've covered everything, but if you have any questions whatsoever, you know what to do - comment or e-mail. :)

I really hope that a lot of you will decide to participate in this swap. I want to make it big and as international as it can get, so I would kindly ask you if you could please spread the word and mention it on your blog, twitter, etc.  

So, who's in? :)

25 comments :

  1. FANTASTIČNA ideja, ampak nisem še nikoli swapala in nočem, da se mi že prvič zameri... Kako boš pa sigurna da bodo vsi prijavljeni sigurno potem odposlali darila? "/ Nočem dobiti neke brezvezne partnerke, ki mi bo poslala neke brezvezne stvari, ki si jih ne želim :(

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    1. Se zavedam, da pri teh stvareh nikoli ne moreš biti 100% siguren, ampak upam, da se bodo vse držale pravil in odposlale darila. Sem slišala že za kar nekaj uspešnih skupinskih swapov, tako da mislim, da ne bi smelo biti nobenih problemov. Predvsem zato, ker ne mislim sprejemati bloggerje, ki so mi 'fishy'. Ne bom na primer sprejemala take, ki so blog šele ustvarili ali pa na njem objavljajo samo poste giveawayjov drugih bloggerjev in podobno...

      Predvidevam pa, da bodo v večini sodelovale itak punce, s katerimi se že malo bolje poznamo in si med seboj zaupamo.

      Glede daril pa ti ne morem nič obljubiti, da boš dobila točno tisto, kar si želiš. Ne gre namreč za swap, kjer si bloggerke druga drugi dajo 'šoping sezname', ampak gre za princip secret santa, kot sem razložila v postu. Verjamem pa, da se bo vsaka potrudila, da bo poslala čim boljše darilo. Na vse zadnje gre za bloggerke, ki se mi zdi da vse rade shoppingiramo, vemo veliko o dobrih produktih in znamo ugotoviti, kaj bi bilo drugi osebi všeč. Sploh če imamo dostop do njenega bloga.

      Če se ti pa zdi, da oseba ne bi znala razbrati kakšne stvari so ti všeč pa lahko za namig objaviš kakšen wishlist na tvojem blogu. :)

      Anyway, premisli o vsem kar sem napisala in potem povej ali se nam boš pridružila ali ne. Če te je res tako strah, da ti darilo ne bi bilo všeč, je mogoče boljše, da ne sodeluješ, ker ti res ne morem obljubiti, da ti bo darilo superfinofajno...

      Saj veš, če osebe ne poznaš res zelo dobro, je lahko vsako darilo hit or miss. Tudi nam najbližje osebe lahko včasih čisto mimo sfalijo. :D

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  2. This is a really lovely idea that you've decided to organise this, I'd definitely love to take part and I hope that others do too to make it really work :) going to e-mail you now!
    cosmeticcrave.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  3. what a lovely idea!

    :D

    missmary21.blogspot.com

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  4. omg this is so fun! :)) im gonna wait for the next one next christmas because i'm already set to swap with someone...

    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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  5. great idea would love to take part :) xx
    http://emeli-j.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This sounds like such an amazing idea! Will be sending you an email shortly! xo

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  7. Just e-mailed you!
    So lovely idea Sandra!!!!
    xxx
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  8. Great idea!!! Of course i'm in!!! ;o)))XXX

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  9. Super ideja, bom premislila, mogoče se tudi sama pofočkam. Javim do datuma, če pa pozabim, pa me prosim opomni na blogu ;)

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  10. This is such a good idea Sandra keep me posted with the details xx

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  11. such a great idea! followed you:)

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  12. This is fantastic and I'd love to participate :) Have just emailed you x x

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  13. This is a fantastic idea!!!!!! It's a pity that I can't afford to buy more presents this year as I have to buy at least 15 (!!) presents for my friends and family! Maybe next year I participate or you can do it for Easter again :))))

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking! I won't be participating in this one, but if all goes well this time, I'd LOVE to see an Easter bunny edition ;) It's also my birthday then. ;)

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    2. I agree! Let's do it Easter please, I'll be entering for sure!

      http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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    3. Ok, I'll try to organize it at Easter as well! :)

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  14. great idea, sounds like total fun!

    http://lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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