I am a 25 year old mum of an 11-month old baby girl from a small tourism-oriented town in Canada. I manage a small gift shop full of interesting things. During the summer, we carry tons of tourist items as well as some other everyday gift items. Our store also has a kitchen in the back where we make fresh fudge! I take my daughter (Vada) to work everyday (5 days a week) and feel very lucky to be able to do so. I collect cards (greeting cards) and save them for the right person/occasion.
I am really enjoying swapping on here, and I am definitely up for private swaps, just pm me. I especially love swapping for new/unusual food items (stuff I can't get here).
I WOULD MUCH RATHER RECEIVE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
would be happy to receive:
•baking stuff: cookie cutters, baking cups, all kinds of fun sprinkles/baking decorations
•magnets (souvenir or otherwise)
•felt food (for pretend play for vada)
•unique chocolate/candies (love dark chocolate and quirky food items, also love the spicy/sweet combo)
•locally made/roasted coffees (beans or ground)
•locally made teas (from wherever you are) *uniqueness is key here...I don't really need any more plain green tea!
•locally made jams, jellies or whatever food items are uniquely from your town/locality
• food stuffs: i like most flavours out there including but not limited to black licorice, ginger, chipoltle, lemon, lime, peppermint, cinnamon, maple, rum, coconut
•new (unused) greeting cards (I collect them for later use) -- not so much your typical drugstore cards but other lines of unique cards... birthday/blank cards especially..unusual is great in my books...humour is good too! Rude humour has potential to be great (NOT gigantic cards please)
•recipes (especially from "Cooks" magazines!)
•baby/child items for my little girl
•Christmas ornaments (especially unusual ones -- I love my 'santa riding a gator' ornament that my mom brought back from florida)
•candles (Scents: lavender, pine/fresh cut grass/rain/clean laundry, & fruity/bakery -NOT vanilla/patchouli)
•all natural lip balms & hand creams (again, NO vanilla please)
•(local) beer (I like most beers, but prefer a darker brew, not quite as heavy as Guinness...generally not a fan of wheat beers or citrus infused ones)
•(local) wine (red mostly, but white is good too)
•souvenir mugs/beer glasses
•stuffed animals (not real ones, just the toys plz)
• socks (my shoe size is women's US7)--NOT the "toe socks" please
•souvenir/funky reusable tote bags
•souvenir t-shirts for my hubby (small men's) or for my daughter (12m & up plz) -- not for me though!
•children's books also colouring books, crayons/markers/pencil crayons
•bath toys for Vada
•kids hair barrettes/bows (my daughter has plenty of hair)
•mittens! Winters are long here!
•cutesy erasers (especially food-shaped ones)--can't find them around here, but always thought they were neat
•Dark chocolate with sea salt --LOVE IT!
•Sea Salt (the coarse kind)...infused/smoked or natural
•dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or organic eats/treats (no allergies or strict diets, but would eventually like to steer my diet along that track...also interested in picking up new food items/lines for the store)
•anything Kenyan for my hubby (he misses home)
•antique tins (my mum collects them and I would love to add to her collection)
•sewing patterns (I'm a beginner)
This is a list of things I like to do, as well as things i like on a more general level that might give you some pointers on things I might like that aren't on my wishlist:
•animals --pretty much all of them (though, I'm more of a dog person than a cat person if that is any help) I Love puppies and currently have a unexplained love for hippos!
•bright, saturated colours (as opposed to pastels)
•Chocolate! I love the darkest kinds, my hubby loves white chocolate, so either or and anything in btw is great!
•snow: you have to love it to live where i do!
•Gardening (I look forward to one day owning my own home so that I can have a giant flower and vegetable garden like my mum's!)
•Art: We sell a lot of local art in the shop I manage, so I've developed a love for art...though I can't explain my taste in art and I am personally not artistic at all
•Family...I'm a very family-oriented person...not so much with my in-laws lol
• Margaritas (my mixed drink of choice)...also Caesars and Mojitos and fun Martinis
I spent a year in Germany studying and loved it! Miss the goodies there...and the price of Brie! And the pretzels...anything from western Europe would bring back fond memories of my travels there...visited Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, England as well!
Deutschland! Germany! I love love love Sheepworld stuff! Please contact me for a private swap if you're willing to send some sheepworld stuff in exchange for something you might like from Canada! Yes, I'm talking about the cute little sheep who says "Ohne Dich ist alles doof!"
I would also be very grateful to receive any german candies/chocolate/cookies etc...love Pfeffernusse!
•chamomile or vanilla flavoured teas; basic green tea (I've got tons)
•anything from the dollar store...lets not send each other junk!
•things that just sit on a shelf and collect dust
•No second-hand/hand-me-down items please
•Nothing Vanilla-scented please
•Nothing religious please
•Anything that smells like cigarette smoke
•Anime (not interested)
•Pacifiers/Baby Bottles (we don't use them)
•Incense (they give me a headache
•anything to do with horoscopes/astrology
I'm not very crafty...but I would like to get into scrapbooking...just to put a scrapbook together for my daughter...I have the book and wack of pages to decorate...but not many stickers and the like.
I also recently acquired my first sewing machine which I am eager, but also slightly wary to use...I got it because I want to learn to make homemade baby clothes...but don't have much time to get on it yet...
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