What is MUMPALS?
Mumpals is a new gift swap community set up by the lovely Holly, @lovehollyxox on twitter. Every couple of months or so Holly will organise a secret santa type gift swap. Drawing names from a hat and letting all mums who have signed up, know who they are buying for. Each swap has a theme and it could be a gift for baby or a gift for Mum with a budget set. We all get introduced to other Mums on twitter and have a little fun choosing gifts for each other, as well as the excitement of receiving a gift for your own baby or yourself!
In January we had our first swap organised. Holly emailed everyone the details of who they had to buy for, with the theme being clothes and the budget being £20! You can get quite a lot for £20 when it comes to baby clothes so I was excited to go shopping! I don’t want to name the Mum I had to buy for as I’m not sure she has received her parcel yet so I don’t want to spoil it for her, but her little girl is just about a month older than mine so shopping for her felt easy and familiar!
Once I got the parcel off in the post (we are given a date for posting so we all receive our parcels around the same time), I was really hoping my chosen mum and her little one would like them ok. I also began wondering who might be buying for Heidi and looked forward to receiving our own parcel!
As it turns out, the lovely @caitylis was buying for Heidi. She included in the parcel a lovely note written on a paparchase postcard, welcoming me to the world of blogging (how sweet!!!) and the clothing was wrapped in beautiful tissue paper. Heidi received a white longsleeve tshirt with a gorgeous big rainbow on it and the slogan “Rainbows make me smile”. This was accompanied by the most adoreable matching jog bottoms with rainbows and clouds all over. So colourful! Shes quite small for her age so by the time they fit it will be getting closer to springtime which will be just perfect!
Also in the package was an adoreable pack of socks and the sweetest little dungaree dress ever! Navy cord with a bunny face on the front and a pink longsleeve tshirt underneath!
@Caitylis chose extremely well. If I had been shopping for Heidi myself these are definitely items I would have picked. Thank you very, very much!
If you think you might like to take part in mumpals, check out @MUMPALS on twitter or search #MUMPALS. I am already looking forward to our next swap!