Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Twelve Days Of Christmas 2017

My good bloggy friend, Lisa from Jumble and Jelly, and myself have been swapping Twelve Days of Christmas gifts each year now since 2014. We send each other twelve small gifts, one to be opened on each of the twelve days of Christmas and it's something which I've grown to enjoy more and more with each passing year. It extends the jollities right into January.

These are the gifts which Lisa sent to me this year.



A box of yummy biscuits, I'm looking forward to tucking into these now I've shown them to you, a cookie stamp set, something I've never used before so it will be fun giving this a go, a felt star kit and a tin 'If friends were flowers I'd pick you!' which contained a lindor chocolate. The tin will come in handy for storing buttons or pins in.


PD James The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, I don't usually read short stories but I'm looking forward to starting this, some pretty paper party straws which I know Eleanor will want to use, she likes drinking through straws, a cute squirrel candle and a Home Is Where The Yarn Is tin, very appropriate for me, and this contained a Kinder chocolate and some needles, very handy.


A gorgeous sheepy scarf, so cute, some Green & Blacks raspberry & hazelnut chocolate, I've never tried this flavour before but I love Green & Blacks so I'm sure I'll enjoy it, a box of pretty colourful clothes pegs, these will make pegging out the washing enjoyable, and a lovely daffodil brooch, I'll definitely have to wear this on St David's Day.

Thank you, Lisa, I'm really pleased with everything I received.

This is what I sent to Lisa.


A 'Just Stuff' tin to fill with spare keys, pens & pencils, scissors & other random things, though I put the Cadbury's Curlywurly Squirlies inside, a hyacinth growing kit with vase, a box of bath fizzers and a weekly planner and pen.


Once Upon A Christmas by Sarah Morgan, a cherry print scarf (it's in a cellophane bag so it hasn't photographed very well, some daffodil and tulip bulbs and a bar of Green & Black's chocolate.


A sweetie selection box, an owl lavender scented sachet, some cute measuring spoons and a retro baking recipe book.

Last year, Lisa included a book, Christmas Wishes by Katie Flynn, in my Twelve Days of Christmas gifts. I read it in the run up to Christmas this year and really enjoyed it so I popped it in with the parcel so that Lisa could read it too.


Thank you Lisa, it's been such fun again this year.

34 comments:

  1. What lovely gifts. I have to say I enjoyed taking part in this for a few years, both finding the gifts and receiving them was such good fun.
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    1. I love both giving and receiving gifts, and Christmas is my favourite time of year so this is the perfect swap for me, it extends the festivities right into January.

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  2. What lovely swapping! Bloggers are fun aren't they.

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    1. I love taking part in swaps. I have to be very organised with so many other things going on in the run up to Christmas, but it's so worth it.

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  3. What a lovely idea, and it looks like you both had plenty of goodies to enjoy.

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    1. I'm so pleased with everything I received and I enjoyed choosing twelve gifts for Lisa, we both have a lot of fun with this.

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  4. Such a lovely exchange, a lovely way to extend the festive period.

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    1. Christmas seems to go on for ever with twelve additional gifts to open. It's such a lot of fun.

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  5. Lots of lovely gifts going in both directions, Jo! :o)

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    1. It's a lot of fun choosing the gifts. I really enjoy this swap.

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  6. That sounds fun. And what a lot of excellent gifts. Father Christmas brought me a sherbet dib dab. It was ok but had a fruit flavoured lolly stick. Do they still do fudge ones?

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    1. I don't ever remember fudge ones. I remember the ones with liquorice in and the ones with a lolly though. I used to love Rainbow Crystals which you bought loose and I'd buy a stick of hard liquorice to dip in.

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  7. Lovely little surprises. How lovely.

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    1. It's nice to have a little something to open on the twelve days of Christmas, it keeps the spirit of Christmas alive a little longer.

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  8. That's a lovely festive tradition for you both and the gifts, both sent and received are gorgeous. X

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    1. It was Lisa's idea in the beginning but it's turned into such a fun tradition.

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  9. What super gifts, both given and received!!

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    1. It's a lot of fun shopping for the gifts, I look out for things throughout the year.

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  10. I like the sound of a 12 nights of Christmas swap, a lovely way to prolong the fun for a few extra days. Have a lovely week x

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    1. It's something I really look forward to at Christmas now and everyone I mention it to thinks it's a great idea.

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  11. Lovely gifts both received & given. Your are so generous & seem to know what your friends like. Well done & take care.

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    1. I look out for the gifts all through the year, it makes me very happy when I spot something that I think Lisa will like.

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  12. What lovely gifts from the two of you and what a nice idea. :) x

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    1. This swap has grown to be something I look forward to each year. It's fun looking for the gifts throughout the year as well as having a little gift to open each day right into January.

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  13. Great gifts for your 12 Days exchange, you both sourced lovely items.
    I've read the Katie Flynn last year and enjoyed it too.

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    1. It's such a fun swap. I didn't get as many Christmas books read over the festive period as I'd have liked but I'll work my way through them over the course of the year.

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  14. What a lot of fun and lovely swaps, part of the fun must be receiving gifts you probably wouldn't have thought of buying for yourself. Enjoy xcx

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    1. I love the mix of gifts, some fun things, some useful, some yummy, it's a lot of fun both sending and receiving.

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  15. What a great swap, you both chose some lovely things.
    I enjoyed putting the swap together that you organised last year, it's fun finding things to put in the package but didn't didn't take part in any this time. I haven't seen so many swaps around lately.

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    1. I can understand people not wanting to organise swaps as it can be a lot of hassle, the first time I organised a Twelve Days of Christmas swap it all went really well but there were too many problems last year. It's a shame because the majority of people will keep to their word and honor their commitment. I enjoy taking part in swaps and I think this is such a lovely one with so many gifts to open which extents the jollities of Christmas.

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  16. What a lovely swap - the gifts look great.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a great swap, something I look forward to each year now.

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  17. What a lovely exchange of gifts! Such a good idea.xxx

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    1. It was Lisa who came up with the idea and I'm so pleased she did, we have so much fun with it each year.

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