Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Secret Santa

I think I've made it no secret that I simply love Christmas. I am a big fan of giving, and that feeling you get when you know you picked the *perfect* gift for someone. Although I have two jobs over Christmas, neither of them partook in Secret Santa this year, so I had to find my fun elsewhere! Luckily, I saw that Hannah was going to organise a Secret Santa of her own, which made me instantly chuck my name down. I love surprises almost as much as I love Christmas so this seemed like a fab idea to me! 

Now, if you follow me on twitter, you'll have noticed that I've been whinging about my secret santa presents not arriving. This is in no way a reflection of my secret santa, or Hannah's wonderful organisation skills. This is me simply having no parcel luck. I was due to receive a parcel from my friend from Up North on Tuesday. She'd sent it as Next Day delivery with a well known courier on Monday, so I was hopeful. It didn't arrive, but I thought Wednesday would be the day. It didn't arrive on Wednesday. I let my friend know that it was rather late, so she gave me the little tracking number thing you get. I tracked it, and it had appeared that they had me down as Address Unknown, and that they'd failed to deliver it twice. This is really odd seeing as I get post every day and as I live in a town, on a rather busy and well populated street. 

ANYWAYS, let's get back to the niceness of my Secret Santa gifts! 

Imagine I have nice Christmassy bedding...
My Secret Santa was the lovely Megan from Cupcakes and Converse. When I opened my parcel, I was absolutely chuffed with what I saw. She'd clearly taken the time to look through my blog and see what I might like. She'd picked out the ear muffs and mini bottle hand warmer as she knew I take Monty for walkies - and because it's cold, obvs - which really blew me away. How thoughtful is that? And look how cute they are?! The next things I found were these delightful little cross-stitch kits. I was really into cross-stitch when I was around 14 or so and had recently been thinking about taking it up again. Plus, my last post was about being crafty at Christmas, so it couldn't come at a better time, really! Megan had picked these as she has also discovered a love for cross-stitch so I thought it was lovely of her to share that with me. Last thing in the picture is a little Yankee Candle in Pink Sands. Megan said that this is her favourite scent, and I must say it smells really sweet and right up my street! I've never actually had a Yankee Candle so I'm really excited to try this out. Again, I felt that Megan's personal touch was a nicer gift to me than if she had just chosen a bog-standard Christmassy scent. Not seen in this picture is a big ol' bar of chocolate as sadly I unwrapped my gifts in front of Dylan and he immediately wanted a chunk or two of chockluk

Megan also included a lovely little letter and a Christmas card! I really loved how personal my gifts were, and I hope whoever had Megan put as much thought into her gifts too. 

Overall, I'm really glad that I took part in this Secret Santa this year, and hopefully I'll take part in a few more next year! 

Chelsea xo

p.s. If you ever want to hear about more parcel dilemmas, I've got a whoooole load!


  1. Ah you can never go wrong with hand warmers - never gone back since buying some. So so warming!

  2. Aw how sweet :) she really put a lot of thought into it :)

    And don't even get me started on parcel woes!

    Danniella x |


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