Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Twelve Days Of Christmas 2020

I've been swapping twelve little gifts to open on the Twelve Days of Christmas with my friend, Lisa, for seven years now. I met Lisa through blogging and though she doesn't blog now, we're still in regular contact.

These are the gifts I received from Lisa this year.

It's hard to see them all together in this way so here's a closer look.

Lisa knows I've got a bit of a thing for pigs so this 'You make me smile' pig mug is just perfect for me. I love the Merry Christmas plate, I'd actually been looking for one this Christmas but couldn't find one I liked so I'm pleased I'll have this one ready for next Christmas. I've never seen An Affair to Remember so I shall enjoy watching this DVD, and who doesn't love Caramel Crunch, and by Thorntons too, yum.

I love the heart-shaped bauble, it opens up and inside I found the cute candy cane earrings. I'm all set for Easter with the bunny paper cups, bowls and serviettes. There's some notecards and postcards and hand cream and lip balm.

Another piggy gift, how I love these socks, aren't they cute. The sticker book and pretty washi tape will come in very handy in my journal and planner. Another yummy treat, Guylian dark raspberry chocolate, and a cute panda spoon to use in my hot chocolate.

Thank you, Lisa. Once again, I love everything you've sent. I enjoy this Twelve Days of Christmas swap so much, it's become a Christmas tradition.

These are the gifts I sent to Lisa.

A closer look.

I know that Lisa and her family have fun and games at the Christmas dinner table so I thought these Festive Face Mats would be a laugh. They're drinking mats that you can wear, twenty mats and forty different faces. I think I've included a Christmas book in the parcel every year, this year it's a Debbie Macomber book, There's Something About Christmas. I saw this tealight holder and thought it was so pretty, in fact I loved it so much that I bought one for myself too. A Bellini bath fizzer, how indulgent.

I always like to include some treats in the parcel. This year I've gone for Godiva salted caramel flavour chocolate and some spiced almond biscuits, they sound delicious. The Merry Christmas tin contains some sachets of hot drinks. A reusable bamboo mug in a butterfly design.

I saw these measuring cups and thought they were so cute. They're hard to photograph but they're cats and their tails are the handles. A set of two pens. A shopping list pad, to do list pad and some sticky notes, I use a lot of pads of this kind so I hope Lisa does too. A hand knitted washcloth and some Moringa soap from The Body Shop, it smells gorgeous.

So that's it for another year. It was such a fun swap again, thank you, Lisa.


  1. Such lovely and fun gifts you exchange with each other, what a wonderful idea and lovely friend to have x

  2. What a lovely, and fun, thing to do. xx

  3. Dear Jo
    You both have some wonderful gifts there. I miss blog swaps as I used to really enjoy them but with GDPR etc, it has all become a bit difficult. However, it's good to see that your one is still going strong!
    Best wishes

  4. You received and sent some lovely gifts Jo. I do like to see gifts that people receive - I'm so nosy - one of my favourite parts of Christmas is watching others open their presents.

  5. Acts of kindness are so important even the tiny ones, swapping gifts with someone who knows your likes is great as well.

  6. Lots of lovely gifts on both sides, Jo. I'm sure both of you will enjoy them all. :o)

  7. Wow, what beautiful well thought out presents you both sent and received.

  8. What lovely gifts from Lisa you can see that a lot of thought has gone into them and to those you sent her too, I bet she loved each and every one.x

  9. That's a lovely thing to do, and you both seem to have done it thoughtfully. x

  10. Both sets of gifts are so thoughtful, a wonderful tradition.

  11. You both gave and received some lovely gifts. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

  12. How nice that blogging can morph into this special gift giving. I think it's especially nice this year to spread goodness and cheer. I would have a bit of a problem coming up with new ideas after a few years I think, but, maybe not.💖

  13. Such lovely thoughtful gifts to give and receive, I love the panda spoon and the piggy socks :)

  14. I think it's lovely that you and Lisa keep in touch like this. I can remember when she used to blog, so please send on my good wishes to her.

    Very nice gifts you exchange with each other.

    I hope your week has been a good one, its certainly gone by quickly.

    All the best Jan