12.29.2011

Blogger Secret Santa Gift Exchange

This Christmas I participated in the blogger version of a "Secret Santa"!! Melina from Only a Flight Away and Summer from Famous In My Own Mind organzied this and it was a BLAST! I was paired up with Kylee from 2Anchor and it was so fun shopping for her!

We were asked to secretly give little hints of things we liked so that we had some help shopping for the other person. I said that I liked mountains, pendants, and foxes. Kylee said she liked sparkles, owls, and anything. haha! So here's what each of us sent each other...
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The first few photos are what I sent (I went a little owl happy. They're everywhere right now, I couldn't resist!):
1. An anchor necklace (sparkly!) and an anchor pin. Because her blog's name is 2Anchor... I thought it was clever. haha! Plus both of those items are so unique AND who would have thought I could find such awesome anchor things in the winter?! I sure didn't!
2. An owl flashlight keycap. haha!
3. The card I used c/o Let It Be Raw
4. Owl socks! I love fun socks and these were perfect!
5. A pair of owl earrings and two owl necklaces. I LOVE the one on the right!
6. Sparkly nail polish. Perfect for the holidays. :)
7. My presents all wrapped and ready to go. I had to get real creative with the wrapping because I didn't have any little jewelry boxes. It ended up making it a lot more fun. :)

The next photos are what I received from Kylee! 
1. My gifts all in a pile
2. A beautiful flower pin/clip. I wore this to church and received a bunch of compliments!
3. A friendship bracelet and a leather cuff
4. A beautiful pea green scarf (I actually thought it was mustard when I opened it. Must be the lighting)
5. An intricate and unique pendant.
6. I forgot to include the pic of the little Karma necklace. You can kind of see it in the group pic.
7. She said she's sending another gift that has to do with foxes! I'm being way too spoiled! I'll be sure to share it with you all when it arrives. :)

It was so fun opening this on Christmas morning! Everything was wrapped so perfectly, I'm sad I forgot to take a pic before everything was unwrapped. :P I was too excited. haha!

Thanks so much to Melina and Summer for organizing this! It was WAY fun! And thank you Kylee for all the wonderful gifts! It certainly made Christmas morning a little more special. :)

Did any of you participate as well??

P.S. I have two guest posts up today! One over at the ever fabulous- Awkward Girls and one over at my friend Aaron's blog- And then he came home. I'd love for you to check them out! :)

23 comments:

bethani said...

i really love that flashlight key cap.. what a terrific idea!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

How fun! After all the hard work you did for Package Pals it's neat that you got to participate in this "secret santa" exchange! I love everything that you got AND that you sent! I wasn't able to contain myself when I got my package pals gift either. Afterwards I was like...whoops...I should've taken pictures before I unwrapped everything! :)

Karm said...

That is the cutest owl items... as well as that anchor pin. Nice. haha Sounds like a fun event.

Along Abbey Road said...

That is such a fun idea! I love it! I want to do something like this next year!

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Whitney said...

I love all those presents! I'm an owl addict too! haha

Rae Veda said...

That is such a great idea. I loved seeing what you got! xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Love that you girls did this! :) I love owl jewelry!

jessica said...

Looks like a lot of cute gifts were exchanged! I love the anchor pieces, so unique and pretty! And that is amazing that you were able to find them in winter!

Melu103 said...

i am so happy you were a part of this!

:) thank you both for getting
each other amazing gifts!

i love every single one!


xoxo
Melina ☻

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Fun Idea! Love all the cute stuff!!

Taylor said...

looks so sweet, i'd love to do one of these one time! :) gentri, make sure you enter my newest shabby apple giveaway! :)

Breanna said...

I love your blog :) Found you through the Awkard girls blog!

Love all the christmas exchange gifts! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

http://breeeex33.blogspot.com
Breanna xx

my soul is the sky said...

looks like you got some pretty sweeet stuff ! I'm glad you were a part of it :)

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

How fun! I never do any swaps or anything. Maybe someday haha!

Heather Grace said...

What a lovely exchange! I love all of the owl-related things that you bought for her. And foxes... eee! So cute :)

Mrs. Mama said...

i want that nail polish... like NOW!

Juliette said...

Awesome! That secret Santa was fun, i did get a beautiful necklace :)

Jade said...

Your blog is so adorable!

eccentric daydream

ashley.warner said...

that looks like such a fun secret santa gift exchange! :)
love it!

Alexis Kaye said...

ah! I want to do that next year! AWESOME!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Looks so fun! Love the gifts you gave each other. So personal and unique!

Cait Emma said...

happy new years! xo

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Cat said...

Happy new year hun! xxx