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.