Last Chance to Sign up
for the Christmas Gift Swap!


Just a quick reminder, if you want to participate in this years Christmas Gift Swap you have around 8 hours left to sign up! I know I’ve been talking about it a lot this week, but it really is one of the highlights of the Holiday Season for me and I just know that those of you who have signed up will have a fantastic time!

Click HERE to read the full details and to sign up

Christmas Gift Guide | Swap Ideas for Under $20

gift-guide-swapI can’t put into words how exciting it is to see everyone’s registrations coming in for this years Christmas Gift Swap! This is the third year we have run this event and I gotta tell you, it’s possibly one of my favourite parts of my Christmas! Seeing all the far away places you guys are reading from warms my heart, and hopefully you are just as excited to send and receive a gift from far away lands! To get you thinking, here are a few gift ideas from around the web - all under $20 and all perfect to pop in the post!

gold leaf pot | sketchbook matches | Pudding Purse | Feliz Navidad Card
Phone Cover Owl Frame | Elephant Baggu | Ornament Card | Hot Water Bottle

Christmas Gift Swap 2014

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I can’t believe I’m saying this already, but it’s that time of year again: Time for the Annual Christmas Gift Swap! Hooray!! For those of you who are new around here, let me fill you in with the details of our annual event:

The gift swap is all about making new friends and spreading some Christmas cheer! You will be paired up with someone from somewhere else in the world and charged  with the mission to find a little somethin’-somethin’ to send to your new friend. Kind of like an International Secret Santa trade!  Your gift doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, it’s just a little token to share some festive joy, and hopefully, make someone smile!

If you would like to take part you will be required to send a Christmas card and small gift to a stranger (and potential new BFF) and you will receive one in return. As a lot of you guys are international, we’re going to keep it small – your gift should be small enough to fit in a small to medium sized envelope (for example; an art print, an ornament, small jewellery etc) but feel free to go bigger if you are feeling generous. In your card you might want to include a little about you – where you are from, blog/website (if you have one), what you are doing for the holidays and a Christmas Message.


Giveaway | Ciera Design Celebrates 5 years!


Giveaway time! I’m super excited to be taking part in Ciera Design‘s 5 years celebrations! It’s such an exciting accomplishment and what better way to celebrate than by giving away a special gift to our amazing readers? One lucky person will receive a $400 prepaid MasterCard that can be spent anywhere in the world that accepts Debit MasterCards. Ummm… best prize ever! It’s super easy to enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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Thanks to my fellow sponsors who made this possible!

Ciera Design | Kory Woodard | Yellow Heart Art | Rebecca Lately
Patti Murphy Designs | Anna Delores | Cocorrina | Rachel The Hat | Fashiony Fab
Sugar and Type | Squirrelly Minds | High Walls | The Nectar Collective
The Proper Pinwheel | Ex Vitae | Fry Sauce & Grits | A Ruffled Life
Pinegate Road | Buckets & Spades | A Girl Named PJ | Sarah Hearts | Tara Victoria

This giveaway will be running until October 27th, 2014 and is opened to international readers! Yaaaaaay!

GIVEAWAY | Announcing the Winner!

Hi gang! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here the last week or so! I had something come up that meant I was without regular internet access for a little while. But I’m back now, and lucky for me, our first order of business is to announce our giveaway winner of an original floral print by Sarah Wheeler of Safari & Sunsets!


Thanks to everyone who entered. If you weren’t lucky enough to win this time, why not head over to Sarah’s print store and check out her beautiful work. Perhaps even treat yourself to something pretty?

GIVEAWAY | Safaris & Sunsets

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This latest giveaway is one of those prizes that kinda makes me want to rig the competition so I can keep the prize for myself! Let me introduce one of our newest sponsors, the lovely Sarah of Safaris & Sunsets. Aside from her beautiful blog, (have you seen her blog? Check it  out! Lady has some crazy skills behind the lens!) Sarah has a gorgeous print store over at Society6 showcasing her photography and design skills. She has just released a set of brand new floral prints and has graciously offered to host a giveaway exclusively for High Walls readers! Hooray!

To Enter the giveaway simply follow Sarah on social media or bloglovin and leave a comment below with your favourite print from her collection. The winner will receive a 10 x 7″ print of their choice of the above four beautiful designs. So tell me, which print would you choose? I think Lilac is my fave, although it is so so hard to pick just one!

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Competition closes Friday the 30th of July with the winner be announced Friday the 1st of August 2014.

(Open to US residents only)

WIN THIS : A 1 Year Subscription to Kinfolk Magazine


Raise you hand if you hate being sick… me too guys, me too. I stayed home from work today because I was feeling crappy. As much as the extra rest is obviously what I need to get better, I always feel so guilty when I’m off sick. Objectively I know it can’t be helped, but a little part of me still feels a little twinge of guilt. So to cheer myself up I’ve decided to host a little giveaway! I feel like it’s been a million years since we’ve done one, and what better way to feel better than to give someone a something nice?

I was torn between so many great magazines, like Anthology, Frankie, Yen, but eventually I settle for what I think is the ‘go-too’ magazine for most people in the blogging community: Kinfolk Magazine. The style, stories and striking photography is second to none. It is one of the few publications I splurge on a regular basis, and I am never disappointed. Are you guys fans as well?

For the giveaway itself, We’re going to keep it simple: choose one (or all!) of the options below, to enter to win a 1 year subscription to Kinfolk Magazine. Please ensure that I can contact you should you win (otherwise how will I know where to send you magazines?) The giveaway will be open until Monday the 30th of June and you can enter as many times as you wish! Good luck!

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Last Call - Christmas Gift Swap

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This is it guys! Last chance to take part in the 2013 Christmas Gift Swap! I will be taking down the sign up form tomorrow, so if you would like to be involved in this super awesome and totally fun international Secret Santa style gift swap, click over HERE and fill in your details.

For those of you who have already signed up, you will be receiving an email from me by the 25th of November. If you haven’t received an email by then please drop me a line at [email protected]

For details of entry or just to sign up - click HERE

Christmas Gift Swap

Last year we hosted the first of what I hope will be an annual Christmas Gift Swap here on the blog. Everybody involved told me how much they enjoyed the event so we’re holding it again this year!

The gift swap is all about making new friends spreading some Christmas cheer! Your gift and card doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, feel free to make something yourself or pick up something small from local artists and markets. Just a little gift to give something nice to another person and maybe, just maybe, make a new friend from a faraway land! The internet is obviously an amazing way to meet people from all over the world but there’s something to be said for that feeling you get when you received a package from somewhere exotic!

  • If you would like to take part you will be required to send a Christmas card and small gift to a stranger (and potential new BFF) and you will receive one in return.
  • As a lot of you guys are international, we’re going to keep it small – your gift should be small enough to fit in a small to medium sized envelope (for example; a small piece of art/drawing, stickers, small earrings etc)
  • In your card you might want to include a little about you – where you are from, blog/website if you have one, what you are doing for the holidays and a Christmas Message.
  • Fill in the form below to participate; I need your full name, mailing address, email and preference for local or international swaps. Once everyone is signed up you will be matched and I will email you with the person that you’ll be swapping gifts with.

I hope you all decide to take part, but before you do, here are some important things you should know:

  • You must sign up by the 22nd November 2013
  • I will send the details of your gift recipient by 24th November 2013
  • Your Card/Gift will need to be mailed by the 13th December at the latest – Please remember to allow for international postage times if applicable.
  • You can expect to spend around $10 - $20 on your card and gift (unless you crafty kids opt for a homemade option) Plus potentially postage costs.
  • I will attempt to match you up according to your preferences, but gift destinations will entirely depend on participants so there are no guarantees as to where you will be posting too.
  • All Contact details will only be provided to your swap partner. I will you’re your details private and of course will not use them nefariously (I hate spam as much as you do!)
  • I understand that sometimes things go wrong, so if for any reason you cannot send your card/gift, please let me know immediately! We don’t want anyone to miss out.
  • This swap is open to international readers so tell your friends - no matter where they might be!

I will share some gift and card ideas over the coming weeks to give you some inspiration. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or drop me a quick email.