Blogger Babes’ Secret Santa!

Secret Santa is such a fun thing to do at Christmas time! It works so well if you’ve got a big family or a large group of friends; it makes it way less of a hassle and expense trying to get everyone something, meaning you can put all of your focus into buying for one person instead. This year has been a pretty fabulous year because I’ve made some really amazing friends through blogging – we like to call ourselves Blogger Babes. We decided that we should organise our own Secret Santa! As we’ve only been friends for a few months, we only really had each others’ blogs to get inspiration from. We set the budget at £15 including postage fees – I ended up getting way too excited with ideas and went a little bit over, oops. This was such a great idea, it’s been something extra to look forward to and I’m really glad we did it. So, I thought I’d share with you what my Secret Santa sent me!

My Secret Santa decided to do a box full of little goodies which is actually what I did for the person I bought for too. I think it’s such a nice idea as you can pick a few things that you think would suit that person. My box was filled with fake snow and everything was wrapped so nicely, my Santa certainly knows how to get festive!

The first gift I opened was some fake eyelashes – I don’t usually bother with fake eyelashes as I’m rubbish at applying them but it’s something that I’ve always wanted to get good at. These are the perfect set for me as well because they’re really natural looking, I can’t wait to use them.

I was really happy about the second gift because my current beauty sponge had been coming to an end. Sponges are my go-to for applying foundation, I use them daily and swear by them so this is another perfect pick. Plus, it’s pink!

I’m so excited to try this one! One of my favourite things to do is to chill out with a face mask on so I’ll definitely get good use out of this. I opened up the tub and it smells just like blueberry jam, I almost want to eat it!

These are the cutest nail files I’ve ever seen! I absolutely love the pastel colours and polka dots, these have already made their way into my handbag as they’re the perfect size for travelling.

I do love a good candle and fruity smells are some of my favourite scents. This is one of those candles that I just can’t stop smelling because it just smells that good. I haven’t actually used this yet but the smell is really strong, I can tell it’s going to make my bedroom smell lovely.

When I initially opened my gift box, a really amazing smell came out and upon unwrapping all of the gifts, I discovered that it was these wax melts! I’m not sure exactly which scents these are but they’re all sweet smelling which is exactly my kind of thing. I can’t wait to burn these during my next pamper session.

You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and these are one of my favourites, they’ll go really well as a treat when I’m pampering myself with my new face mask.

I feel like my Secret Santa knows me very well with this choice as I absolutely love a good hot chocolate! I keep seeing these spoon stirring ones around and have been meaning to try one out so I’m really looking forward to this. I feel like all of these gifts fit really well together for the perfect self-care evening.

I really love this last gift because I’ve been in need of a little notebook. This will be really useful for scribbling down notes for blog posts and writing down to-do lists so that I can at least attempt to get a bit more organised. I’m also loving the design!

Thank you so, so much to my Secret Santa, this was such a perfect little package to receive and I can’t wait to use everything. I love all of my Blogger Babes so much, hopefully 2018 will be the year that we all get to finally meet each other!

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  1. December 19, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Aww this is such a cute idea and lovely little bits inside! Really enjoying your posts!

  2. December 19, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    This is so cute! I was going to take part in a Blogger secret santa but got too busy, must do it next year! Xx

    Sophia | Sophia’s Sphere |

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Oh no! Yeah I’d really recommend it as it’s so fun x

  3. December 19, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    The gifts are so cute and they’ll all definetly come in handy

  4. December 19, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I love secret Santa! It’s definitely a great way to make sure everyone has a special something. Your secret Santa definitely knows you here which is great if they’ve managed to pick up everything here just through your blog! That’s great I definitely would have loved to take part in a Blogger’s Secret Santa maybe next year

    Gemma |

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      They’ve done such a good job! They must know me really well. It was a really lovely idea, I’d definitely do one next year as it’s so fun x

  5. December 19, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Aw your gift looks lovely, I’m so glad we decided to do this and I can’t wait to open mine 😀 x

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      I’m really glad we did it too! I’m so excited for you to open yours x

  6. December 19, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Aww what lovely little bits you got! That mask sounds like it smells amazing and I’ve been wanting to try one of those stir in hot chocolates too, they look so yummy! Also Lindt is the bloody best, I love the white ones too!!
    Alice Xx

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      It does smell so good! I’m yet to try it still but I bet it’s going to be so nice, they’re such a cool idea. Yes!! White chocolate is superior x

  7. December 19, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Aw! you got some lovely little gifts. Next year i’ll have to get involved. xxx

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      They do loads about on Twitter! I’d definitely suggest joining one next year as they’re so much fun x

  8. December 19, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Such a lovely idea, wish I’d have known about this !

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      This was just in my friendship group but I’m sure there’s public ones about on Twitter! You’ll have to have a look out next year x

  9. December 19, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    You must have had a pretty awesome Secret Santa 😉

  10. December 20, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Awh I’m so glad you’ve made some great friends through blogging! These gifts are lovely x

    Francesca | 🌿

  11. December 22, 2017 / 11:56 am

    All of these are such cute little things! I love the look of the candle, I would love something like that! I feel like everything is perfect for you, they have really thought about each little gift. I am so glad we have all decided to this, I am too excited to open mine!xo

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Yeah definitely, they know me so well! This was the best idea xx

  12. Anu
    December 24, 2017 / 11:52 am

    This is such a lovely idea! I’ve been a part of bloggers secret santa ones and it was so much fun! You received some amazing goodies 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • December 24, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      It’s such a good idea! Something extra to be excited about x

  13. January 2, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Great picks! We did Secret Santa this year for Christmas in my family and it was a hit! So much easier to shop for one person instead of 10.

    Julia xx

    • January 9, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Definitely! I’d run out of ideas haha, it saves money as well which is always a plus x

  14. January 3, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Such a lovely group of gifts!!! Those Lindor chocolates seem so amazing, I love those right there

    • January 9, 2018 / 9:22 am

      They’re sooo good, perfect as part of a pamper evening x

  15. Alicia
    January 5, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Aww you received so many cute goodies 💛 I wish I did secret Santa with bloggers it sounds great xx

    • January 9, 2018 / 9:24 am

      There’s lots of groups of bloggers that arrange to do it, you should definitely join one next Christmas! x

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