The ‘not-so-secret’ Santa

Secret santa and gifts

Some of my lovely blogging friends decided to get together to do a ‘not-so-secret’ Santa, this Christmas. I absolutely wanted to join in too! Not working in an office anymore means I don’t get to do fun things like this, and so I was more than delighted to take part.

I was paired with the lovely and very funny Katie, who blogs at Life on Vista Street. Our budget was just Β£5.00 – which is actually pretty tricky! However, I knew she likes nice things and so I thought I would treat her to some lovely items and so I sent her a lipgloss and nail varnish. Because who doesn’t love that?! (Although I did go over budget, whooooops!)

She sent me an amazing gift, for which I am so thrilled!

Secret santa and gifts

Not so secret Santa!

Katie sent me a Body Shop set, which I am delighted with as I love their products. As well as a gorgeous notepad for all my blogging notes! (and I do need a new notepad and I LOVE this one!). Finally, she sent me an Easy Macaroon Kit – which has scared me a little!! However I am going to attempt to make them and report back! Mission accepted! πŸ˜‰

Thanks Katie – and thanks for being a fantastic buddy and source of support since we have got to know each other. You’re lovely and so is your blog.

And a very Happy Christmas to all my new blogging friends. I hope you have a wonderful time over the holidays with your families and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings us all.

Mami 2 Five


  1. December 20, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    What a lovely present! Looking forward to seeing the macaroons, I think I’d be a bit scared too if I were you! You could always get some inspiration by eating the m&s ones… Xx
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    • Jess
      December 20, 2014 / 9:45 pm

      I will. I will eat the M&S ones, leave some, bash them up a bit and pretend I made them!! πŸ™‚ x

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 9:59 am

      Isn’t it??! Love them! Jess x

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 9:59 am

      Thanks! Jess x

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

      You too – have a wonderful break with your family πŸ™‚ Jess x

  2. December 21, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I’m so glad we did this little secret Santa task, it’s been so much fun and the perfect way to end the year. Thank you for being a great friend and support this year.

    These are such lovely gifts to send and receive!!

    I wish you and your family a truly magical Christmas xxx


    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

      You too – and so glad to have met you and made you a new friend this year!! Have a great Christmas lovely and enjoy it all with your gorgeous little family. Jess x

  3. Rachel
    December 21, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Lovey presents, body shop products and a notepad, perfect! plus eating macaroon cakes once you’ve make them, yum!

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 10:54 am

      Hee hee I know!! Lucky, lucky me πŸ™‚ Jess x

  4. December 21, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    ah what a lovely idea. I really liked my secret santa that I received. In fact I really want to find out who it was so that i can thank them! #sundaystars
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    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 4:00 pm

      Awwww how lovely!! Love a good secret santa swap πŸ™‚ Jess x

  5. December 21, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    I love the easy macaroon kit. Really want to try that myself! Let us know how it goes! #sundaystars
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    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      I will. Maybe I could start my own food blog as a result? errrrr maybe not. Jess πŸ˜‰

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      It really is! How lucky am I to get such amazing presents too?! Hope yours are lovely. Jess x

    • Jess
      December 21, 2014 / 8:19 pm

      I feel under HUGE pressure to make perfect macaroons now……eeeeeek! πŸ˜‰

    • Jess
      December 22, 2014 / 7:16 am

      Thanks lovely! You rock too! Really glad to have met you and got to know you well this year. Happy Christmas! πŸ™‚ Jess x

    • Jess
      December 22, 2014 / 7:14 am

      Yes she did din’t she?? Amazing! πŸ™‚ Thanks Jenna x

    • Jess
      December 22, 2014 / 3:25 pm

      Ha ha….

  6. December 22, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Aaaah I LOVE this!!! I joined a Twitter club Secret Santa last year and it was really special to be part of something like that. This year, I haven’t had a Secret Santa to buy for anyone and I have felt a bit un-festive as a result!! πŸ™‚

    Being a SAHM β€” and also working from home β€” is a little isolating sometimes at Christmas; especially when all my working friends are talking about their office parties and Secret Santa gifts.

    What a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit! xx #sundaystars
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    • Jess
      December 23, 2014 / 9:16 am

      Same here – being a SAHM means no secret santa anymore! And so to do this was lovely to join in with. Jess x

  7. December 24, 2014 / 1:48 am

    These are amazing. I love a good notebook and that one is gorgeous. This really has been such a fun thing to do. It is great to read what everyone received.

    Thanks for being such a fabulous friend this year gorgeous lady. You and your blog are amazing. I can’t wait to read more in 2015. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #sundayStars
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    • Jess
      December 24, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank YOU! Great to have met you finally! And got to know you better. Here’s to 2015 πŸ™‚ Jess x

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