Thursday, 24 December 2015

Secret Santa Unboxing!

This month I decided to participate in a couple of Secret Santas, and today I thought I'd show you what I received! The first Secret Santa was specifically for book bloggers and was set up by the lovely Holly from Lost in a Library and Orli from Blame My Bookshelf. The person I was sending to was Zoe from Books for Birds, and I sent her some chocolate, a bit of Harry Potter merch and a copy of Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame which I know she wanted to read. The person sending me a gift was Rita from Weaving Pages and I'll show you what she sent me below. Thank you Rita!

Seed by Lisa Heathfield has been on my wishlist for ages so I'm very happy with this, and I'm also a little bit in love with the tree decoration. Thanks again to Rita for the lovely gifts, and to Holly and Orli for organising!

The other Secret Santa I participated in was organised by Gemporia. They asked a few of us bloggers to look at our partner's blog and then pick a piece of jewellery from Gemporia that we thought they might like based on their blog. It was so fun, especially as they gave us a budget so we didn't have to pay for anything. Heh. The blogger I got paired with was Laura from A Life With Frills (beautiful blog, check it out if you haven't already!) and I picked this statement ring. This photo is from the shop website as I don't own it myself, obviously!

In return, she picked out this cute necklace. It's not something I would usually buy for myself but I actually really like it! Not being a fashion blogger, I was probably quite difficult to buy for but Laura did a great job. You can see other items in the Gemporia online collection here.

Did you participate in any secret santas?


  1. That's great, Amber! Yeah, I'm sure it was difficult to pick jewelry for you if you aren't a fashion blogger, but hey the tassel necklace doesn't look too bad. Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog

  2. So beautifully packaged! I love the cover of Seed, definitely made me curious what the book is actually about, i'll definitely look it up!

    - Jen from The Bookavid

    1. How do you participate in secret santa if youre a blogger?

    2. Some bloggers organise them for other people to sign up to. Next December you'll probably see a few being organised on Twitter, blogs etc :)