What is it and how does it work? Once you have signed up for the swap, bloggers and non-bloggers alike are assigned a person to shop for based on that individual's favorite things. They shop on Etsy, package up their gifts, and ship them off to bless someone else. The Etsy Swap is like a great big secret gift exchange!
What is the price range?
$25 and up!
9/9 | Sign ups open
9/19 | Sign ups close & giveaway end
9/23 | You will receive an email with your partners' information. Happy shopping!
*Note* This swap is not hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps. We are only sharing with our readers and claim no responsibility or further knowledge. Please contact the swap hosts listed above for more information or for help with any issues you may have.
Don't forget to sign up for our swap, Swapoween, HERE!
You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post (linky goes live October 15th). This is non-negotiable.
Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.
We don't want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swaps immediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package, contact us, or to link up a reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps.
If you're a seasoned swapper you've already figured out a lot of how you like to swap through trial and error, seeing how your partner sends your things, and looking over reveal posts to see how other swappers did it.
However, if you're a new or newish swapper, you may not have any idea how it's done. We wanted to offer some fantastic tips to help you (whether novice or pro) shine as a swapper and ensure your partner loves their package.
Tip 1: Get to Know You Partner's Tastes
We always encourage swappers to visit their partner's blog to get an idea of who they are and what their tastes are. Most folks also have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc account that helps you figure this out. You can also exchange emails with specific questions about their likes and dislikes (foods, scents, favorite hobbies, favorite color, whether they've ever visited your region before, etc).
Tip 2: Do Some Quick Research on Your Area
It never hurts to do some quick Google searches on your region to see what it's known for. This can help guide you in choosing items that reflect this, or even just give you quirky info to pass along.
Tip 3: Shop Local
From your farmer's market to your local mom 'n' pop tourist store, you can have a merry scavenger hunt for locally-made goodies, and goodies that reflect your region.
What kinds of things can you send?
Items made by local artists/authors/etc
Items your region is known for (i.e. maple syrup in Vermont)
Items made by corporations based in your area (i.e. Starbucks in Seattle)
Region-branded goodies (i.e. I Love NY totes and shirts)
Handmade goodies that reference your region in some way
Info about your region and what makes it unique
Goodies that reflect your local culture (i.e. "everyone here believes Bigfoot exists, so here's your own Guide to Identifying a Wild Bigfoot")
Movies or books that take place in your area
Touristy kitsch that reflects your region
Items in the colors of your local sports team or college
...or anything else you can think of!
Tip 4: Wrap It Up
Take some time to wrap it up and add a little notes about what is included. It's nice to know the whys behind your choices in goodies.