Christmas Gift Swap

Christmas is well and truly over with and in a few days we will be saying a massive hello to 2015. This year I took part in a bloggers Christmas gift swap organised by the lovely Viola who writes at A Piece of Viola. I was matched to the gorgeous Katy at The Lilac Scrapbook. After emailing, texting and tweeting we agreed on a budget  (which I may have gone over) and went shopping for each other. I knew the exact things which I wanted to get her and therefore headed out on payday to buy them straight away. Even though we had never met and just really started talking, I found we had a lot of similarities especially when it comes to dry skin. I found the whole experience exciting and really nice.
When it came to Christmas Day, it was time to open the presents which each of us got for each other and my god, I was overwhelmed with excitement and considering a month ago we didn’t know each other very well, I reckon she has done pretty well for herself! She kindly gifted me: a My Little Clever Ideas notebook, Sugar and Spice Self-Heating Mask, Salted Caramel Yankee Candle sampler, River Island socks, Argan Oil hair treatment, a cooling eye mask, Creamy Candy bubble bar, Make Up Revolution nail polish in Look Of Love and a Rimmel nail polish in Ultra Violet.

I am highly grateful for what I received and I hope to meet Katy sometime next year. I really enjoyed the experience and I would recommend it to any new bloggers looking to find a blogging friend who they can connect with. It was really nice to go shopping and think about what someone who you haven’t met before would like and see what they thought of your presents which you sent them. I really hope this is something which can be set up next year.

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11 Comments

  1. daisy walters
    29th December 2014 / 8:06 pm

    I also took part in the same swap, and I received SUCH amazing goodies!!
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

  2. Amanda H
    29th December 2014 / 8:43 pm

    What a lovely idea, I hope to get involved in a swap next year! Can't go wrong with a Yankee Candle, LOVE THEM!

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

  3. thriftylilpixie
    29th December 2014 / 9:58 pm

    Such pretty gifts, lovely idea!

    thriftylilpixie.blogspot.ie

  4. Ebony J Hardiman
    30th December 2014 / 9:42 am

    Gift swaps are always so much fun to do (: I'm glad you got some great things

  5. Yasmina Magdy
    31st December 2014 / 9:06 am

    I really want to do one again next year! It was so good to meet some new bloggers! :) xx

  6. Yasmina Magdy
    31st December 2014 / 9:06 am

    Thanks Paige! :) xx

  7. Yasmina Magdy
    31st December 2014 / 9:07 am

    I know, I am so overwhelmed with the presents Katy got me! :) xx

  8. Yasmina Magdy
    31st December 2014 / 9:08 am

    You should try and get involved in the swap! It was such a great idea! :) xx

  9. Yasmina Magdy
    31st December 2014 / 9:08 am

    I will go and have a look at yours today! :) xx

  10. Viola Helen
    25th January 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Hi lovely,
    Your presents look absolutely amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed the swap :)
    I’m doing a round-up post very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
    Viola xo