Psst—Our Holiday Swap Closes in 3 Days

Sign-ups end on Nov. 19th.

November 16, 2018

Yes, we’re Team Thanksgiving and fully support giving Turkey Day its due. (No Christmas music until Black Friday!) But, we’d like to take a quick pause on prepping the stuffing and pie to share a reminder: The deadline to sign up for our community-wide Holiday Swap is fast approaching!

We promise you don’t want to miss out on sharing (and receiving) a package of homemade goodies and thoughtful gifts with a fellow F52er, so submit your information to this form by Monday, Nov. 19 and head here for all of the details on how to participate.

Photo by James Ransom

After, while you wait to get the name and address of your Swapee (expect to hear from Noëlle, the creator of our Holiday Swap, Sunday, Nov. 25), check out a couple of guidelines to keep in mind as you plan out your package:

  • Unless otherwise requested, each package should ideally include at least one homemade item—if you're not sure where to start, we have plenty of ideas for you below! We know the holiday season can get crazy though, so if you run out of time to bake cookies, please remember to still give thoughtfully and pack a box that you would be excited to open.
  • The packages should have a value of at least $25. (Including home cooking, which of course is priceless, so value your homemade brownies and brittles highly!) Consider including enough for a household to enjoy.
  • Packages should be in the mail by Monday, Dec. 10—unless your recipient notes an alternate date.
  • And remember—by signing up for this swap, you are promising to send a gift. Don't leave a fellow F52er hanging! (We will find out, and unfortunately, you will be banned from future swaps.)

Some Sweet Inspiration

Fun (Non-Homemade) Extras

Not everything inside your package needs to be homemade! Surprise your recipient with a book you've recently read and loved, edible treats from a local artisan, or little gifts like these found in our Shop:

For even more ideas, peruse the Food52 Holiday Swap Instagram to get inspired by the gifts F52ers have sent each other in past swaps (and don't forget to tag yours with #f52holidayswap).

Tell us: What will you be including in your packages this year? Or, if you don't want to reveal the surprise, what would you be delighted to receive?

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Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.

1 Comment

mrslarkin November 19, 2018
Hi Katie! Do you happen to know what cookies are in the top photo? Are the recipes available here?