Friday, May 24, 2013

Sign Up for Round Two of The Spice and Something Nice Swap

The first round of the Spice and Something Swap was quite successful, and today we're kicking off the second round. The idea is that you will be paired up with another person, and then you send each other two small gifts: a "spice" and "something nice".



The Spice can be homemade or store-bought. It can be a powder or a paste or indeed a bottled sauce. It can come from any cuisine. It should just be something that you personally love using and want the other person to experience and enjoy. If you want to include a recipe, or a note with suggestions on how best to use the spice, that would be fine too.


Something Nice is just a small treat for the other person- a nice chocolate bar, a book or magazine, perhaps a luxurious soap or hand lotion or lip gloss, scarf or earrings, or your favorite snack or beverage. Just one small treat that you particularly love and want the other person to enjoy. Again, this can be homemade or store-bought.





This time, I'm opening the swap to people from all over the world. From doing international swaps on another website, I've learned that shipping stuff from one country to another can be (a) expensive, (b) a hassle because of customs forms and paperwork and (c) can take a long time. For these reasons, please note that I will be matching up swappers within the same country.

You don't have to be a blogger to participate. All you need is a valid e-mail address that you check on a daily basis, and a willingness to follow the swap schedule. 

If you want to play, here are the details:

1. Sign up by filling out this form. Sign-ups will be open until Friday, May 31. Sign-ups are now closed.

2. I will e-mail you the name and e-mail ID of your swap partner by Sunday, June 2, 2013. If you have signed up, but have not heard from me by Monday, June 3, please e-mail me right away. Last time a couple of sign-ups vanished into cyberspace.


3. Chat with your swap partner via e-mail and learn a bit about their likes and dislikes, then put together a small package with at least two gifts- a "spice" and "something nice".

3. Mail out your package by Saturday, June 22, 2013.

4. When your gift arrives, e-mail me with a photo and a description. On July 15, I'll post a round up like this one from the first swap and we can ooh and aah over what everyone got.


If you think your friends would like to participate, please spread the word about this swap. The more participants, the merrier! This swap calls for very little commitment and I hope it will be a fun little exercise to kick off summer.

38 comments:

  1. thats an awesome idea Nupur. am definitely in. submitted the form as well.

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  2. Awesome idea.. who doesn't love receiving gifts, right? ;)

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    1. Aaaand GIVING them, more importantly ;)

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  3. Signed up!

    Preeti

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  4. Love the idea. Missed it last time as I live in Australia. Hopefully there is a new friend to swap spice and something nice, downunder !!
    Cheers, Suchi

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    1. Suchi- so far you're the only one signing up from Australia, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that someone else signs up from down under, or I won't have a partner for ya :(

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  5. Thanks Nupur for this wonderful opportunity. I've already signed up and it feels like Christmas.

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    1. I'm so glad you could participate. We have several people from India- this will be fun!

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  6. Awesome. Signed up and waiting.

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    1. Thanks for signing up again this time, Pavani!

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  7. Really enjoyed this last time. Looking forward to round 2.

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    1. I'm so glad you decided to play again, Angela!

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  8. Signed up! Yay!! Looking forward..loved the swap pictures from last time.

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  9. I tought I will pass up because I live in Australia, and then I saw Suchi's comment! I'm in!

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    1. YAY! The Aussie edition of the swap is ON!

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  10. Signed up and waiting :-)

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  11. I hope there's t least one other person from Singapore signing up! Thanks for organising such a fun swap, Nupur.

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    1. So far you're the only one but I have my fingers crossed for you, Svetha!

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  12. Hi Nupur,


    Thanks for organizing this for people from all over the world as well as non -bloggers like me :). Just wondering what your plans are if there are odd number of people registering from one country?

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    1. For an odd number of participants, I'll set up a "round robin" with the last 3: person A sends to B, B sends to C and C sends to A.

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  13. I like your blog a lot.. Signed up for this swap. Waiting for your email now :)

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  14. I have been following your blog for over a year now.. So far I have enjoyed making some of your recipes & all your interesting write ups..& Now.. I want to do away with that 'lurker' tag :) ... All set for the gala 'give & receive'..

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  15. I missed the first round, am in for this one :)

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  16. Signed up! Thanks for letting us be a part of this--really looking forward to it :)
    Aarti

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  17. very cool! signed and sealed - glad i saw this on time because i had missed out the last time. thanks for organizing Nupur!

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  18. What a lovely idea! Signed up.

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  19. Signed up. Hope I did it in time!

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  20. Nupur ---- we missed the close up by a few hrs:( we so badly wanted to apply...came across the swap details late :( whens the next one planned for

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    1. We might have one later this year but I don't know for sure.

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  21. This is such a lovely idea, Nupur! I went through all the pictures from the first swap and can't wait for the swaps of this round ...making new friends, sharing details and goodies , blogging and reading about it, whats not to like..thanks for hosting!

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  22. Urgh! I missed it :( Cant wait for the next one!

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