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For the Menfolk #1

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For the Menfolk #1
Swap Coordinator:catsandscales (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Food  Masculine 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:May 9, 2012
Date items must be sent by:May 16, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I think it's safe to say that mostly women frequent the 'bot and that a fair amount of us have jealous men in our lives who wish they got fun things in the mail every day too... so why not surprise them with a little happy mail? ;)

I know that similar swaps for the menfolk have been done before, but I would like to make this a regular monthly swap if all goes well!

Instructions:

1) You will send 3 things to the man in your partner's life (husband, boyfriend, son, brother, nephew, whatever, as long as he's important to your partner and he's male).

2) Send one item from each category below:

  • food (snacks, candy, etc)
  • media (movies, games, music, etc)
  • hobby/interests (example: my husband loves math and cooking)

3) List your guy's name and state if he is at a different address (your partner should PM you for it in that case) and some of his likes/dislikes from each category in the comments (NOTE: These categories can be interpreted very loosely if need be...)

4) Remember to address the swap to your partner's man and to include a small note/swap card with the swap name & your username (and a little explanation as to why he just got a package of goodies) so your partner can rate on behalf of their dude. ;)

Rules

  • Golden Rule: swap unto others as you would have them swap unto you!!

  • Spending limit is $5 before postage, but feel free to make or reswap clean, quality items that fit his likes and dislikes.

  • Newbies are MORE than welcome to sign up if they have a full profile (at my discretion) and if they leave a comment with their dude's info in this swap. ;)

  • No recent (last 6 months) or outstanding 1s or 3s.

  • Have fun! This is my first host so please lemme know if I missed or neglected anything!

Discussion

catsandscales 04/26/2012 #

For my husband (Jamison Blair Barsotti):

FOOD: Reeses, Jellybellies, jerky, chocolate, nuts (no allergies), ethnic foods (would love tried & true recipes)

MEDIA: favorite movie: Dark City, LOVES film, esp. foreign & independent, favorite band: MewithoutYou, favorite author: Flannery O'Connor

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: mathematics (graduating with a BS on May 19), cooking, pinball, running (ran a 1/2 marathon last Nov.), art (he's not artistic but he appreciates it!), board games (Settlers of Catan, Arkham Horror, Acquire)

TiffanyAnnDavis87 04/26/2012 #

For My Husband Brian Davis

Food: Reese's,Fast Breaks,Doritos, anything really

Media: Loves games has every console,for movies love foreign & Asian films, anime... music mostly alternative/rock not to big on reading but loves comics or manga!!

Hobbies: video games,fishing,collects magic cards, and anime(berserk,naruto,DBZ,death note,basilisk,full metal alchemist or any) type things,(posters,wall scrolls,cards,toys,figurines etc...)

Slantedsunlight 04/27/2012 #

For my partner Nick Thomas; Food- jerky, chocolate sweets etc( basically if its not vegetables he likes it)

Hobbies- renactor and military history buff so anything world war 2( or any other military type stuff) action movies and novels.

EmilyT 04/27/2012 #

Sounds fun but categories (media, hobbies-he is too specific and not easy to please with these two) wouldn't work for my hubby. I'll keep my eye out for future ones if they are ever just food.

Arietor 04/27/2012 #

I have my hubby's likes and dislikes on my profile, it is a really detailed and has lot's of ideas, so if my partner could just look on my profile that would be great, then I don't have to take up too much space on this page! Thanks!

CraftyReflections 04/29/2012 #

Mark Goldsmith -same address-

I have some info in my profile about my hubby as well...
He's not to picky when it comes to snacks, he plays guitar and makes electronic music in FruityLoops. We have a wii that we got as a wedding gift but don't have too many games; so anything that's fun and multiplayer.

pickleme 05/ 1/2012 #

I would have a hard time with the categories also. I'd like to see a profile based swap with a dollar limit.

catsandscales 05/ 2/2012 #

@pickleme would the profile based swap be based on what you have written about your guy in your profile? I chose categories to make it easier for those of us who don't have a section dedicated to our men... and I think they can be interpreted very loosely.

Janelle 05/ 7/2012 #

I am very excited about this swap and I will keep it a surprise for my hubby, he will love this!

His name is Lorenzo Galvez.

FAV FOOD: junk, lol -- gummie candy (loves sour), Reese's peanut butter cups, flavored nuts (nothing spicy!!!)

MEDIA: currently into game called "Tera" at the moment, loves Depeche Mode, loves 80s cartoons ( he loves the 80s overall, lol).

HOBBIES/INTEREST: building PCs (specifically for gaming), loves to read sci-fi novels, technology magazines and graphic novels. He has probably watched every anime series on the Netflix instant queue and would appreciate anything that might refer one of them, such as quotes or character reference.

Hope this helps, check out my profile for more info or PM me ;0)

bluerose3 05/ 8/2012 #

Mike DuBeck NO FOOD Media..he is paticular and has most of what he wants already.

Hobbies/intersts: cooking, gardening, Buffalo Bills, patriotic (red, white and blue) items, cop stuff, foreign coins.

pickleme 05/ 9/2012 #

@catsandscales yes a profile swap based on info we have on our hubbies or what we comment about him. I'd like to see a $ limit, minimum # of items but no categories to be bound to. I'll sit this one out but watch for the next one.

heatherkm 05/ 9/2012 #

My husbands name is Matt McClelland He loves to Golf. His Favorite sports teams are the San Fransisco Giants, the San Fransisco 49ers and the golden state warriors, but especially the Giants. Please pm me if you need to.

catsandscales 05/ 9/2012 #

@pickleme that sounds reasonable to me! I'll consider that for the next 'For the Menfolk' swap. =)

Newsgurl75 05/ 9/2012 #

My hubby's interest.... Fave snack is chocolate without nuts (not allergic, just a preference). For media, any fish or aquarium magazines ... He raises African cichlids... Or cichlids books... For hobby and interest - it would have to be fish food...some kinds are Cichlids Gold and TretraXolor tropical flakes... Usually Walmart has these brands....

latidangie 05/10/2012 #

My fiancé and I have decided to work on this one together. He's over seas right now, so we're sitting down discussing as we speak. I should have something posted for my partner within the hour!

latidangie 05/10/2012 #

Direct quote: I like sour patch kids and swedish fish.

I like dramas or thriller suspense books and movies or comic books.

hobbies? Writing poems or in my journal, drawing.

He does keep a journal, or many of them. You could also send something for his/our son. He's nine and his biggest hobby is collecting rocks. haha He also loves comic books. The Flash mostly. He loves pizza and tootsie roll pops. :) Like I said, he is over seas right now, so you can just send it to me, and I will include it in the next care package I send over. Hope this helps! Thanks so much. :)

latidangie 05/10/2012 #

@catsandscales what's your hubby's favorite color?

catsandscales 05/11/2012 #

@angiedimatt12 He likes primaries (red yellow blue) but red is probably his favorite. ;)

duckduckgoose 05/11/2012 #

My Significant Other, Paul :) My fiance's name is Paul. If you are my partner in a swap involving sending items for him here is the skinny on him :

He loves to read. His favorite subjects are politics, history, economics, science, religion, sociology, science fiction, fantasy and thrillers.

His favorite color is GREEN.

His birthday is August 7, 1952

He loves candy (no nuts) and snack foods.

He loves office supplies (no art or craft supplies).

He likes button down shirts, plaid, flannel or dress shirts. He wears a size large.

He likes neckties and bowties and hats and men's dress socks (tall not short).

He LOVES comic books (not girly ones).

He likes anything with birds, robots, anything outer space or space travel, bugs, insects, dragons, ogres, gnomes, turtles.

He does not like stickers, coloring books, crafty or art items.

No girly/childish stuff other than the robots and science/bug/fantasy kid stuff.

He does not mind inexpensive or used items and would love any old political memorabilia from any era or candidate.

catsandscales 05/14/2012 #

What do you guys think of having a theme for future swaps? Some examples: board games, video games (including arcade/vintage of course!), food, sports, movies, books, genres (sci-fi, fantasy, mystery)... That would make the series more interesting! Not all of the themes will be applicable to every guy but there should be something for everyone. =)

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