Thursday 9 January 2020

Twelve Days Of Christmas 2019

If you've been following my blog for some time, you'll be aware that my lovely friend, Lisa, who I met through blogging, and I have swapped gifts to open on the twelve days of Christmas for the past five years. This year was our sixth swap.

These are the wonderful gifts I received from Lisa this year.

Let's take a closer look.

Some delicious Elizabeth Shaw dark chocolate & raspberry caramels, I haven't tried these yet but they sound delicious. I think Lisa knows me well enough now to know that I love dark chocolate, she also bought me my favourite Bournville Giant Buttons. The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan, I've read a series of three books by Sarah Morgan in the past and really enjoyed them so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this. The sweetest felt robin kit to make.

Some gorgeous Christmas Cupcake scented tealights, a tea towel adorned with a cute Curly Girl design, a luscious bath fizzer which I shall enjoy using when I'm in need of a bit of pampering and some Berry Icicle hand cream.

A snowman cake pan, I can't wait to make a cake in this, a photo prop pack, I can see this being a lot of fun to use, I shall save it for next Christmas. Lisa knows that we love a good quiz so this Food Quiz is right up my street, and the cutest red mitten necklace.

Thank you, Lisa, you've chosen some lovely gifts yet again and I feel thoroughly spoilt.

This is what I sent to Lisa.

And a closer look.

I always like to include some yummy treats so there was a box of Guylian seashell chocolates and some mini shortbread stars, a little book of Delicious Cupcakes so that Lisa can make some yummy treats for herself, and a set of owl themed writing paper.

It's been a bit of a tradition to include a Christmas themed book, I think I've sent one in the parcel every year, this time it's a book by Debbie Macomber, Home for Christmas. A mini nail set, some bath crystals and a set of  Battersea tea towels with cute dogs and cats on them.

A gift set containing body wash, body lotion and bubble bath so that Lisa can pamper herself, a furry keyring, a set of TV and film quiz cards, and some cinnamon scented tea lights.

I look out for the gifts throughout the year and this swap is always such a lot of fun when Christmas comes around. Thank you for swapping again, Lisa, I received some lovely things and I had so much fun.


  1. Have never heard of this kind of a swap.

    Great items, and it bring both of you, Joy.


  2. How wonderful for you both, a lovely gift to look forward to each day. x

  3. So many lovely things you both exchanged in this swap. I've tried the Elizabeth Shaw biscuits, they are really nice (they wont last long when you open them!)

  4. oh how fun! I loved to see it all. My sister and I usually trade gift packages, but we did not thisyear per her request. She does not celebrate Christmas . But we are going to keep our birthday gift packages up thisyear!

  5. Great fun for you, I'm sure. 😊

  6. What a lovely tradition you have started. When you really get to know someone you can buy them exactly what they will like which is always the best kind of gift.

  7. Lovely tradition and you were both very creative and thoughtful. Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family.

  8. Jo
    Can you tell me which podcasts you enjoy? Im looking for some good knit ones and ones in general. I loved Patient Zero on NPR

  9. Looks like a great swap on both sides. Enjoy your treats

  10. My goodness those are wonderful gifts ! It's nice to swap with someone that knows what is in your heart.

  11. Fantastic packages, both. Good for you.

  12. I think it's lovely that you do this, and it certainly looks like a great swap on both sides.

    I'm sure you will both enjoy your books and treats.

    All the best Jan