A few weeks back I was contacted by the ever-innovative people at Money Supermarket who wanted to know whether I'd like to take part in their blogger secret santa challenge. I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea and so here I am, weeks later, in the process of planning my gifts for my Secret Santa partner!
Here's how it works: Money Supermarket have paired each blogger up with one another and given everyone £25 to buy a Christmas gift for their blogger partner. It's such a great idea! It's given me the chance to discover some fab new blogs that I've never seen before as well as trying to come up with some creative presents for my secret santa partner.
Not only that though, the blogger who is deemed to have come up with the best present for the £25 budget will win themselves and iPad mini, as well as three runners up receiving a £50 voucher!
The blogger I've been partnered with is the beautiful Rebecca from 'Oh! Panda' I'd never seen her blog before being partnered with her but I'm so glad that I was! She's such a brilliant writer and she loves and cats and tea. In my book, that pretty much qualifies her as a mega-awesome person.
Check out her blog here:
As hard as it may seem to buy gifts for someone you've never met before, it's really incredible what you can tell about a person from their blog. As I said, she loves cats and tea... so there might be just a couple of pieces to do with that amongst my gifts. I also wanted my gifts to be heartfelt, so I really put some effort in and handmade a couple of pieces, these are perhaps more representative of me than Rebecca, but I hope she likes them all the same! I've still got a little bit left within my budget though so I'm still considering what to do with that. She LOVES nature so something nature-themed is a definite maybe but I'm also considering a staple beauty product as she is, after all, a fantastic beauty blogger!
Also, on a side note, her cat Tequila is just THE cutest thing I've seen in my life:
WANT WANT WANT.
If you want to see what the bloggers are buying use the #MSMSecretSanta hashtag on twitter or go to Moneysupermarket's Secret Santa Challenge page for more information.
Anyone else taking part in Money Supermarket's Secret Santa? Who have you been paired with?