Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 7:38 am


Date Joined: October 19, 2014
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: December 28, 1983
Country: Germany
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About Me

Updated: 8 October 2017

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, New Zealand and Bali!

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/fantasy (NOT a fan of vampires, werevolves etc.) young adult and chick flicks.

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 candles (Yankee candles are so great!), 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... The only scents I cannot stand are vanilla and extremely strong scents because they give 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. However I am not a big fan of marmelade.

  • 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 :)

  • 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

  • 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)


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! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the cake mix and the little paper bags! I can't wait to make the cake soon :)
Response: Thank you very much for the lovely rating! I hope you will enjoy the cake! :)
Avi rated for IPS - Profile-Based Package Swap # 10 on Sep 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks stefanie for the wonderful package...love everything especially the notepad...
Response: Yeay, I'm glad you enjoyed my package! Thank you for your kind rating! :)
user2637 rated for Shopping from your country # 1 on Sep 28, 2016
Comment: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Steffi, you get a MILLION hearts for this swap! OMG, you put in so many awesome-looking things and even tracked down the few randoms things I was interested in. You're wonderful! Thanks so much. :D :D We've tried the Erdnuss Locken so far and they are weird and delicious. Also, we had the Knoppers Minis - so much hazelnut flavor, yummy. Your note was lovely to read and very sweet of you to explain all the different items. YAY! More hearts for you: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Response: Awww thank you so much for all the hearts! I'm really happy you both enjoyed the things I sent and everything arrived safe and sound :)
heidiling rated for IPS - Candy Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely parcel of goodies. At first I thought "oh no, menthol gummies", untill I saw the label underneath. YUM YUM those watermelon gummies are amazing! Also my husband thanks you for the happy hippo.He claims, that he will save them until the weekend, but my guess is, that they will be gone before the day is over:)
Response: Thanks so much for your kind rating! So glad you enjoyed the watermelon gummies! Happy Hippos are the best so who could blame your husband?! ;)
piikkilanka rated for IPS - Etsy Favourites Swap $ 5 on Aug 24, 2016
Response: Thank you for your heart rating!
Avi rated for IPS - Small Profile-Based Package Swap on Aug 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the hand creams!
Response: Thanks a lot for the kind rating! I hope you'll enjoy them :)

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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