I was really nervous the first time. How many presents should I send? What if my person doesn’t like the gifts? What if she sends way more to her person than I send to her? Will she feel ripped off?
Once you receive a box of gifts, though, you know that’s not possible. Even if there was only one thing in there, it’s really really fun to receive a surprise present. The four or five people typically send makes you feel really spoiled. I’m sure you’ve noticed me on Twitter going on and on about my presentsJ
To give you more of an idea of what is typically exchanged, here’s a few of the boxes I’ve sent or received.
What I’ve sent: These are from the first two rounds I participated in. I forgot to take a picture of the third round.
|Round #2. The fuzzy socks got cut off in the picture |
and I also included k-cups not pictured.
And a few of the things I’ve received each round:
This wasn’t even one of the presents (the mug was – and I love it so much it’s the only one I use anymore), but I was really excited when Maureen included chickens to play the chicken game. I keep meaning to buy more to include in my packages. They remind me of one of my favorite books, Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same (affiliate link). Unfortunately, in our house it's usually the cat who finds and hides Mr. Pickles.
|The toes were not part of the gift.|
FYI, this polish is amazing. It lasts forever.
My stash of CDPs waiting to be opened!