Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2018 8:07 pm


Date Joined: October 19, 2014
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: December 28, 1983
Country: Germany
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About Me

Updated: 8 March 2018

Attention: If you live outside of Europe please always put a customs declaration on your package to me. If there is no declaration I have to pick it up at customs and they have horrible opening hours. Thanks for your understanding!

First of all thank you very much for checking out my profile! My name is Steffi and I live in a house near Cologne with my husband and my three Norwegian Forest Cats. It is quite rural here but we love the tranquility! It is perfect after a stressful day :)

I studied International Business in Aachen, Germany and Finance and Business in Dundee, Scotland, so Scotland is like a second home for me. I'm in love with its breathtaking landscape, beautiful towns and wonderful people!

At the moment I'm a Chief Financial Officer at an institute providing services regarding sustainable bio-based products/economy.

In my free time I love relaxing in my bath tube with a nice book, cooking, listening to disk records (yeah, there are still people who do that... ;) ), watching American tv shows. My two biggest passions are photography and travelling which I love to combine! My favourite travel destinations are countries with small populations and incredible nature like Scotland, Ireland or Iceland. I would love to visit the Scandinavian countries, Canada and New Zealand!

I'm very open-minded, always up for a good laugh.

Favorite Music

I love listening to Rock n Roll music like Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... I also like bands covering new songs in the 50s style like the German band The Baseballs.

I was born in the 80s and if I hear an 80s song in the radio it will definately make my day! :)

Favorite Books

I think I couldn't live without books. You can find books all over my place. I have lots of travel guides and travel picture books (also for countries I haven't even visited yet but would love to) and cooking books (I usually bring back at least one traditional cooking book from my travels). I also like anything mysterious/horror/paranormal (NOT a fan of vampires, werevolves etc.) young adult and chick lit. Please check out my Goodreads account (see link above) to see which books I have already read.

Favorite Television

I have so many favourite tv shows, it is really hard to narrow it down. I think these are the ones I like most at the moment: The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, BBCs Sherlock, Chuck, Lucifer, Stitchers, Undateable, Young and Hungry.

Things I would love to receive

  • Music of the genres I like or your favourite music. I'm always keen to get to know new artists. I have a record player, a cd player and a mp3 player so I can use any format but my big love are vinyls. I love music in Rock and Roll style!

  • I love everything that smells nicely. This can be a nice scented candle, body wash, bath foam, hand cream, facial cleansing wipes (I once got some called coconut care, you can't get them here, so if you can I would love to get my hands on these again!) body powder, perfume and perfume samples, scent bags... I love flowerly and fruity scents but I'm not too picky. The only scents I cannot stand is vanilla because it gives me headaches.

  • Anything from my Etsy or Amazon wishlists. Please feel free to save postage and let the seller ship it directly to me. Just give me a heads up so I know for which swap the gift is :)

  • One of my passions is cooking so anything to do with cooking is very much appreciated:

~ cooking books

~ cooking magazines

~ recipes (especially handwritten family recipes!)

~ cooking utensils

~ spices/seasonings: especially unusual salts, spices traditional to your country, seasonings for chicken, seasonings for seafood

~ favourite dishes: Sushi, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Seafood

  • Flower/herb/fruit/tree/vegetable seeds (for inspiration check out my etsy favorites) Unlike other countries it is allowed to import seeds to Germany as long as they are not potato seeds or seed for drug plants.

  • I finally have a garden (hurray!) so I'm in need of garden decorations, solar lights, paper lanterns, gardening equipment... Pretty much everything that is not too kitschy. I would also love to hear your gardening tips/advice!

  • Gardening books or magazines

  • Mandala stones

  • Reusable shopping bag

  • Shot glass from your city, country, state...

  • Jewelry: as long as it is not too glimmery I'm happy! I don't like to wear golden jewelry, it just doesn't fit my skin color. I especially like things made of synthetic leather, breads, buttons and natural things like seeds. My favourite colours are green, blue, red, purple, brown and black. I love stud earrings and earrings with buttons!

  • Anything travel related like picture book, guide book, luggage tag…

  • Colourful pillow case (nothing childish please)

  • Chocolates/sweets/other food from your country: Chocolates: Please no coffee, vanilla, marzipan, mint flavoured chocolate, no chocolate with alcohol, no dark chocolate. I especially love chocolate with nuts, white and milk chocolate and chocolate with nougat. I'm also curious to try new and unusual tastes! I LOVE Fazer and Marabou chocolate! Sweets: I love everything but chewing gum and very sour stuff. Other food: I love to try new things and I am not very picky when it comes to food. Salty, cheesy, spicy, fruity... I like them all. I am not a big fan of marmelade though but I LOVE honey!

  • I'm a big hot chocolate and tea lover so these are always welcomed. I especially love mixed herbal tea (please no plain camomile or mint) and fruit tea.

  • A book in English or German (I prefer reading in English). If you like you can check out my Amazon book wishlist or my Book Depository wishlist for inspiration, the links are at the top of this page :) Please check out my Goodreads account (see link above) to see which books I have already read.

  • I'm always in need for socks (I prefer sneaker socks and normal-sized socks, no knee socks please). My size is EU 40/ US 9

  • Something you made yourself especially jewellery (I love creative people)

  • Traditional craft items

  • Local art of any kind (especially paintings)

  • Anything related to photography

  • Old black & white photos of people and cemetries (the more creepy/peculiar the better!)

  • Anything related to the 50s especially 50s music, jewellery, accessories, retro tin boxes

  • Eye shadow (preferably dark colours) and lipstick/lipgloss (anything except brown colours)

  • Any kind of scarf

  • Hot-water bottle

Colours I like: blue (my favourite colour), green, dark pink, red and purple

Styles and patterns I like: 50s, polka dots, Scandinavian style, stripes, hearts, flowers, circles

Feel free to check out the links above to see what kind of styles I like. Of course these are only inspirations. :)

Please don't send me

  • Coffee or anything coffee flavoured

  • anything vanilla scented or flavoured

  • any clothes except for scarves and socks or swaps that have a cloth-theme

  • sweets with marzipan, mint or alcohol

  • stickers

  • stationary (I received a lot in the last swaps that I would like to use it first before I receive new ones)


Comment: Thank you so much for the socks. I love them. :)
Response: I'm glad to hear you like them! Thank you for your lovely rating! :)
Ikran3 rated for IPS - Shop Local Goodies #3 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness what an incredible package!!! Thank you so much Steffi - I love it!! the socks are amazing and the stained glass butterfly is beautiful - would give you sooooo many hearts for this - thank you!!!
Response: I'm glad to hear everything arrived safely! Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
lukrecja rated for Chocolate! (March) on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the package! It was well received :) The other chocolate (not Milka) looks very much interesting... I'm going to try it out soon! :)
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating! I'm glad it was well received. I hope you will like the other chocolate! :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you for so much for your package - I'm blown away by your generosity! I love Kinder and Milka chocolate so I'm slowly going through the bags you sent, the Moomin hot pass have pride of place in my kitchen and the Dala horse coasters are on my coffee table so I can enjoy them every day. I used the cutter to make festive dog biscuits for my dogs which they loved. Thank you so much, I wish I could give a million hearts. <3
Response: Awww thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed everything! Have a wonderful 2018! :)
milamilamura rated for Crazy Cat Christmas on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Oh my dear sweet Steffi, what a wonderful package you've sent, it made me so happy! It made it yesterday and the kitties were already loving the treats, thanks for sending some unwrapped, they're thanking you for that, it was great not making them wait until Christmas hehe. And you know I'm crazy about veggie gummies and they're still so hard to find here, so a huge THANKS, plus there's some unicorn gummies with glittery sugar, OMG, I'm literally dying!! Te card is beautiful as well and I asked my mom to place all your gifts in a big gift bag I was keeping for Christmas presents and yours fit perfectly in there! That way I'll keep all your presents under the tree as of now and I won't peek, I swear! That's why I asked my mom some help as you said some presents were not wrapped but hidden under those who were, I just can't wait, but I will haha. Oh and the tiny chocolates! Thank you soooo much, they were perfect for my family's Advent Calendar, yum! I loved everything and how much love you clearly put into this swap, thanks girl! You're the absolute best, you always are!! UPDATE: OMG I am absolutely speechless, I can't believe how much you've spoiled me! You always do!! Let me just start by saying: that make up brush set, with the diamond case!! Oh wow, I still can't believe it, it's the most perfect thing ever. And I had been wanting to get one of those for my new vanity at my new place (I'll be moving next month) and you've already made all my dreams come true because I could've never found anything more perfect than that, and the quality! It's amaziiiing, not only beautiful, but extremely good too, thanks!! I'll think of you every time I'm covering my face with glitter, which is pretty much all the time haha. The rest of the presents were equally amazing. The pillow case with the reversible sequins is PERFECT, I had been wanting to get one for so long, and I finally have it! It will look great in my new room. The make up is gorgeous too, you know I love anything make up hehe. The kitty fairy lights are lovely, perfect for my new room too! And the presents for the kitties were lovely, I've never seen cat milk before! I've heard of it but never seen it and it looked so fancy, like regular k-cups haha, so funny! And they loved it, same with the catnip mouses hehe. Ohh and the Alice in Wonderland cups and saucers, and the Balea hand lotion! I love that brand and I loved my new cups and saucers, I'll definitely be using them soon. Once again, THANK YOU so very much, you're always too much and I just love it. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the presents too. And are also ready for your birthday coming up soon, xoxo <3
Response: What can I say? It is just the best to swap with you!!! Thank you so much for the amazing rating <3
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für den schönen Swap und deine Kreativität. Da hast du mir wirklich schöne Sachen zusammen gesucht. Habe gerade eine von den Senfpralinen probiert, sehr interessant,nicht schlecht. Und das man in Deutschland Reeses Weihnachtsbäume bekommt, da war ich sehr überrascht. Tausend Dank an dich :-)
Response: Super, dass du mutig warst und die Senfpraline probiert hast! Ich freue mich sehr, dass dir die Sachen gefallen. Herzlichen Dank für dein tolles Rating!
Ikran3 rated for IPS - Food Scavenger Hunt #7 on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you SO much for all the goodies Steffi, I was SO happy when the postman handed me a package from Germany!! Unfortunately the kale crips were completely crushed and the bag had burst all over everything else (very green!) but I still managed to try them as the packet wasn't completely empty - love how weird that flavour combo is, though actually they tasted good but not very "horseradishy"!! LOVE chilli cherry chocolate (even sounds good!) and thank you for sending the Winter chocolate! Can't wait to try it again! Thank you for everything - a lovely package!
Response: Oh no! I should have packed the crisps in a separate plastic bag! So sorry for that (I hope the non-food items were not effected)! At least you liked the weired flavour combo. ;) Enjoy everything and thank you for the wonderful rating! It was a pleasure as always <3
Comment: Oh my goodness, thank you Steffi - a new Foehr book?! Instant heart!! I'm soooooo happy! Thank you also for the other lovely items, but a Krimi will always be my utter utter favourite especially by my favourite author!
Response: You are so welcome! A good book is just the best when the weather gets uncomfortable! Thank you so much for the great rating!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it! ❤️
Response: So glad you like it! Thank you for the nice rating! :)
ihni rated for IPS - Shop Local Goodies #2 on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the package I received today! It was great! Chocolate is always great, I'm very curious about the spreads (I had to hide them from my best friend because she eyed them like she wanted to steal them away!), the shoe bag was awesome (Spidey! :D) and the shower thingy smelled very good. I didn't even know those things could be made locally! Thanks a lot, it was an absolute pleasure to receive.
Response: So happy to hear you enjoy the things I send you! It is amazing what can be made locally. Thankfully it is getting more and more these days. Thanks a lot for the wonderful rating! :)
Diana1 rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Steffi, thank you so much for the nice bodylotion and the nice magnet. Very nice surprise!
Response: So happy I made you happy with my choice! Thank you for the great rating!
Slippy8 rated for TLOES: Getting started profile swap on Apr 9, 2017
Comment: The egg cup set is perfect for my friend! I can't wait for him to see it!
Response: So happy to hear I found a great gift for your friend! All the best to the both of you and thank you very much for the great rating!
Comment: Oooh, tausend Dank! Du kannst dir ja denken, dass ich mich riesig über die Würfel freue. Sie sind in echt ja noch schöner als auf dem Bild. Danke, danke, danke! :)
Response: Es freut mich, dass sie dir zu gut gefallen. Mein Verlobter war schon akut neidisch. ;) Lieben Dank für das tolle Rating!
Fever rated for IPS - Shop Local Goodies on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Wow, Steffi!!! Dein Päckchen ist ja der Wahnsinn! Ich bin total begeistert. Tausend Dank! Die Senfpralinen machen mich echt neugierig, alles riecht so toll und der Haarstab ist ein Traum - exakt mein Stil, den hätte ich mir auch selbst so ausgesucht. Vielen, vielen lieben Dank, was für eine wunderschöne regionale Sammlung von Kostbarkeiten.
Response: Sehr sehr gerne! Ich freue mich sehr, dass dir alles so gut gefällt! Ich wünsch dir ganz viel Spass beim Ausprobieren und schön daran denken: der Handbalsam ist nicht zum Essen da! ;) Genieß deine Semesterferien und lieben Dank für die tolle Bewertung!
Comment: amazing amazing amazing Steffi sent 3 parcels from my Amazon India wishlist and they were so carefully chosen. Something for me, a common handy gift as well as a book for my princess. Loved the thoughtfulness. Thankyou very much
Response: I'm glad to hear everything arrived safe and sound and you and your little girl enjoyed everything! Thank you for the lovely rating! :)
Comment: Hello Stefanie! This rating is embarrassingly late (i was certain i'd already done it) but I want you to know that I LOVED your gifts beyond belief!! I am so grateful that you took time to read my profile and choose gifts based on that - you got it spot on! I love everything. Wow. I hope you had a very happy festive season and wishing you a wonderful new year! xx
Response: So happy you enjoyed the gifts, it was a pleasure to go shopping for you! Thank you so much for the generous rating and have wonderful 2017! :)
Comment: wohoooo, vielen lieben dank, steffi. ein riesenpaket mit lauter tollen dingen hat mich grade erreicht. und viele sachen davon kenn ich noch gar nicht und freu mich drauf
Response: Lass es dir schmecken! Lieben Dank für das tolle Rating! :)
Comment: Hi Stefanie :) I want to thank you from bottom of my heart for sending me lovely and the most beautiful scrapbooking kit and super amazing tea bags 😍💗😄 I really appreciate your thoughts into putting everything I Iove!!! Thank you very very much for making my day :)
Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you so much for the beautiful rating! :)
dreamlady66 rated for IPS - Beauty Box Swap #2 on Nov 16, 2016
Comment: 💛 Liebe Steffi, danke für das wunderbare ebenso grosszügige Assortment in meinen Lieblingsfarben - genau passend jetzt zur Jahreszeit - well-done girl! 💛
Response: Vielen Dank für dein tolles Rating! Es hat mich wie immer sehr gefreut dein Partner zu sein! :)
milamilamura rated for Spice/Seasoning Mix Swap on Oct 26, 2016
Comment: Steffi darling, got your swap today and it made me SO happy!! I can't believe all the wonderful goodies you sent me!! I can't believe you have so many cool spices in Germany, I loved them all and can't wait to give them a try, especially the coffee and smoothie spices, I can't get over the fact that there are spices for smoothes, wow! I also loved the notebooks, they are beautiful! Thanks for this wonderful swap, I'll make sure to use them all as soon as possible and tell you all about it <3
Response: Haha yeah Germany seems to be very creative when it comes to spice mixes ;) So happy you enjoyed everything! Can't wait to hear your experiences and ideas! Thanks so much for this amazing rating! :)

Rating Overview

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Fever on Feb 14, 2017:

Haha, der Handbalsam, den du mir geschickt hast, riecht so lecker, dass ich mich echt beherrschen muss, nicht zu probieren, wie er schmeckt. Genial! Für mich ist heute der erste Tag der Semesterferien nach den Klausuren und dein Päckchen und der Sonnenschein draußen machen ihn wirklich, wirklich schön. :)

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

user2637 on Oct 20, 2016:

We ♥ Lindt Caramel-Macchiato Edelbitter Mousse!! Finally got around to it from the goodies you sent and it was heavenly! Sometimes the world confuses me -- we have Lindt brand here, but not the good flavors! We don't have this flavor or other yummy flavors available elsewhere. Why!?!? siiigh

Also, the Erdnuss Locken are amazing and totally addictive! :D Thanks again!!!

dreamlady66 on Oct 11, 2016:

Hello again - thanks for the new IPS-invitation :) I miss you on our special book-swaps...happy autumn-times & feelings! 💛

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

phillaine on Jun 24, 2016:

Steffi! My boyfriend says I should tell you that your package actually made me jump up and down. It's true. :) You're the sweetest. Thank you for your wonderfully kind words and the priceless gift of beautiful colors! ♥♥♥♥♥

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

zoev1975 on Mar 17, 2016:

Thank you so much for the beautiful fairy door!!!!

It was completely unexpected, but very, very much appreciated.

tingtinga2602 on Dec 2, 2015:

Thank you for your angel package.. I truly love all the items you sent. Thank you

Stargazer90 on Oct 12, 2015:

WOW! Thank you so much for your sweet Halloween candy RAK package! I didn't know what to expect but you just went beyond whatever I had in mind! What a lovely variety! You have so cute and delicious Halloween candy over there! Even Halloween themed Kinder! So cool! Too bad we don't celebrate Halloween here in Finland.. Or at least not officially. Thank you again for your immense kindness! I love everything! Looking forward to participating in new swaps on IPS! All the best for you, Sanna :)

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