Our ‘not so’ Secret Santa!!!


So we’ve all heard of Secret Santa?


Oh, so if you’re not so familiar with the concept here is a very brief description of how the game is played….

I suppose it’s usually played within a company among colleagues, or a perhaps between a group of friends.  The names of all the people taking part are put into a hat and pulled at random by each player.  That player then needs to buy a ‘Secret Santa’ present for the person who’s name they drew from the hat. And so on until everyone is choosing a gift for everyone else.  The gift is then wrapped and normally placed under a tree or in a large sack with only a tag saying ‘To such and such, from Santa’.

So its funny to see the faces when people open their gifts, with not a clue as to who has bought it for them!

I love it and have often played it before.

Anyway, a wee while back now, one of the fabulous blogging babes I now know rather well, decided it might be a good idea to try to play this with a group of fellow bloggers!!

Could it work?

Well, yes it could!

OK, so it was slightly different in that instead of handing over the pressie at a party or a do of some sort, we had to post the gift out to our selected fellow blogger. And then the way we actually ‘swap’ the gifts was to all write a post and publish it on the same day which is I suppose where we all reveal our gifts!

Fun huh!!

Well, we thought so; so without any further ado here is the gift I bought for the lovely Amy at Everything Mummy:



And this is how it looked before it went in the post, but not sure what state it would have turned up at Amy’s house in!!


IMG_0038_2And then a bit of a festive postcard rather than a card….. I thought it was pretty!


Having met Amy and from looking through her photos *ahem STALKER ahem*, she strikes me as a girly girl who likes to look after and pamper herself, obviously, when she can fit it in with a such a busy kiddy schedule!!

And I thought it’s party season, and who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle at Christmas time!  So lets sparkle up her nails too!!

And obviously, to have pretty polish worthy nails, you need some nail files too, so I added these for good measure!

And then, just to top the lot, some chocolate Santas!!  It’s totally THE LAW to have chocolate at Christmas!

And ok, ok, ok, so the more observant of you out there may have noticed a little teensy weeny discrepancy between the photos.

The chocolates are different.

Basically, I ate the Malteaser Rudolphs!

There. I said it!!

So I searched high and low to find a couple of tasty red nosed replacements, but with no luck!!

They were absolutely nowhere to be found!

Karma huh!!

That’ll teach me!

So I’m afraid Amy was sent the choccie santas instead!!


Then onto my gift.  Woohoo!! Gotta love a gift!!

What did Secret Santa (Amy) send me??

This fabulous little lot, thats what!….



And I absolutely love ALL of it!!!

It’s the most perfect gift for keeping me organised in 2015!!  Something I wasn’t so hot at in 2014!!

And I can be stylish while I’m being organised too in the totally cute festive socks to boot!!

Thank you so much Amy. You are a superstar and have picked perfectly!!!

I had such fun joining in with this little game.

I wonder what hair brained scheme we can come up with next!

 love Steph


Mami 2 Five


  1. 28th December 2014 / 11:51 pm

    I love your confession to eating the chocolate Santas. That is brilliant and did make me giggle. Those nail varnishes are gorgeous. I have a nail varnish addiction and might have to add those to my collection. I love all the presents you got from Amy too. That organiser is perfect and I recognise that pen. I bought one like that for Blogfest. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas gorgeous lady. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #SundaysStars

    • 29th December 2014 / 4:14 pm

      Oops! I know – although it was a bit funny – I felt a wee bit sick afterwards! Serves me right eh! xx

  2. 21st December 2014 / 10:24 pm

    gorgeous. Honestly, I think we all did so well. These presents are just all so amazing. Have a magical Christmas wonderful lady. Mwah xxxxx

    • 29th December 2014 / 4:22 pm

      We did do very well didn’t we! Was a super idea!!! xxx

  3. 21st December 2014 / 9:12 pm

    What a fun thing to do, such a lovely idea. Great gifts x #SundayStars

    • 29th December 2014 / 4:24 pm

      I think there was another big secret santa thing going on too but we didn’t know how to enter!! hope you had a fab christmas lovely? I’ve most deco got to get back into the swing of things again and get those posts written!! xxx

  4. 21st December 2014 / 5:28 pm

    he he I adore the fact that you ate the first ones. Naughty naughty Steph. Brilliant!!! #sundaystars

    • 29th December 2014 / 4:27 pm

      You can actually see the extra ripple on my bottom now too – think I’ve got some work to do!! xx

  5. 21st December 2014 / 10:03 am

    To be fair I would have eaten the rudolphs too… mmmmmmm maltersery goodness!
    Both really lovely gifts here too 🙂 thank you so much for joining in with the not so secret Santa xxxxx

  6. 21st December 2014 / 7:18 am

    Loved my gift thank you so much steph and I’m glad you liked yours hahah at your chocolate confession! xx

  7. 20th December 2014 / 11:30 pm

    Fab gifts from both at you.

    I laughed out loud at your chocolate confession – can’t say I blame you! 😉

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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