If you have followed my blog for a long time then you will know that last year I took part in a blogger’s Christmas Gift Swap where I was matched with the lovely Katy from The Lilac Scrapbook. I loved being able to find gifts for someone who I didn’t know much about and read her thoughts on them after Christmas Day. This year is no different! In fact, I have took part in two. The first is #ChristmasBloggerBoxShare ran by Becky and Ms Mistry where you were entitled to send the blogger your matched with £10 worth of gifts and the #TLSxmas Gift Swap ran by Katy herself.
Personally I think it’s a brilliant way to meet new bloggers and get to know what other people are like. After I started reading Katy’s blog, I was hooked and now she is one of my faves.
Firstly, I would like to mention that Christmas isn’t all about giving presents and spending money on each other. Rhian from Chapter And Circle actually created a Blogger Christmas Card Swap. It was similar to a secret Santa where we are sending cards to different people. Mine was to the lovely Holly who blogs over at Bisous, Holly Olivia and I received a lovely one from Kathy who blogs at Lace And Whimsy. Both girls are amazing and I highly recommend checking them both out!
For #ChristmasBloggerBoxShare, I was paired with Sophie. You should check out her blog, Cotton Cloth Eco.
The first thing I picked out of my present from Sophie was a lovely written letter that I’ve added to my inspiration wall. It was such a lovely, personal touch to any present. Inside my box were a bunch of thoughtful gifts all individually wrapped. There was a lovely selection of vegan friendly chocolate that I haven’t got round to trying yet including: a mint Mini Moo, a Round Up which is a vegan friendly version of the wagon wheels and dark chocolate coins.
She also included Christmas Snowflake Bath Creamer and Snowman Christmas Bath Melt from Vegan Harmony. Vegan Harmony is a family business founded by two sisters who are 100% against animal testing. Personally I have never came across the brand but since having received her present, I am interested in trying more from the brand and will more than likely be making an order in the near future!
For Katy’s #TLSxmas Gift Swap, I was paired with Abi. You should check her blog out too, Blue Striped Square.
After a few Twitter exchanges, finding out what each other likes, we decided to make ours Lush themed because we both love it so much. Although, I did add a few extra sneaky bits in Abi’s box too! I do think Abi has done an excellent job.
Inside my box was So White, Luxury Lush Pud, Stardust and Shoot For The Stars that are all part of the limited edition range and Think Pink that smells lovely and is available all year round. I love all of them, especially So White! Good choices Abi!
Both of the girls did such a lovely job and I really like everything that I have received! I hope Abi and Sophie like the gifts they received from me too. I can’t wait to take part in another Blogger Gift Swap next year, maybe I should create my own.
Have you joined in any Christmas Gift Swaps? Let me know what you received this year!