16: 3rd Annual Secret Santa Mug Swap 2018

I’ve been hosting the Secret Santa Mug Swap for the last couple of years and it’s been a lot of fun to send someone a little surprise package in the mail around the holidays.

I was thrilled to hear that people were looking forward to participating again this year, so I guess this is becoming an annual thing now! I am setting up this mug swap as a ‘secret Santa’-style swap, which means you won’t know who will send you a package. I will ask that you give your secret Santa a little bit of help by answering a few basic questions during the sign-up process. Of course, you can reveal yourself to your assigned partner, if you’d like to, when you send out your mug.

It’s always nice to get a little surprise in the mail, especially around the holidays. Don’t you agree?

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Ok, let me give you the details:

+ The mug should cost between $5-$10 before shipping. This is just a guideline, if you are willing to spend a couple dollars more, or even put a little something extra in the package, go for it! 

+ I am going to keep the sign-up open for a week. Sign-up closes on November 23rd.

+ You’ll receive a name + address, plus some information about your swap partner, via e-mail on November 24th.

+ Please send out your package by December 10th. Hopefully, that will give you enough time to shop and get the package on its way. I just want to make sure that everybody receives their packages before Christmas.

+ The swap is open to US + Canadian residents only. I’ll be asking during the sign-up process if you’re willing to send to Canada or the US, respectively (depending on where you live). You can opt out if you want to. Unfortunately, I can’t allow international participants because international postage for packages is just too expensive. I know, I am bummed about that, too.

+ Share your mug with us on December 20th on your blog or Instagram with the hashtag: #SecretSantaMugSwap2018

If you’re interested in participating this year, please sign up through this link:

Secret Santa Mug Swap 2018 Sign-up form

Please remember: if you sign up, you’re expected to purchase a mug and send it to your Secret Santa partner by December, 10th. If you can’t commit to this deadline, please be fair to the other participants and maybe consider signing up another time. 

I hope you join in. And please let me know if you have any questions!

  1. Yeah – I’m in, submitted the form!

  2. This was so much fun last year, I’ll have to think about signing up again! Although Nate said I have to get rid of some of my coffee mugs before I can have anymore, lol!

  3. I had fun doing this last year! I don’t even drink warm beverages, but I love mugs. haha


  4. I will follow along this swap party because I can’t participate. So post lots of pictures y’all!

  5. This is such a great idea. I know posting overseas is expensive but if it is ever open to international participants I’m keen to join in :)

  6. This has become a tradition I absolutely love. I’m in! And I actually bought a mug this morning, thinking of the SSMS ;-) Thank you so much for organizing, San!

  7. I LOVE that you opened it up to us Canadian folk in the north. I’m In!! :)

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