Now that I work from home, one of the aspects of working in an office that I miss the most is the tradition of Secret Santa. It was something that I always looked forward to and I was one of those people who put quite a bit of thought into it even though it was only a little token Christmas present for us to exchange at our Christmas night out. Give me a budget and I go to town, quite literally, most of the time I do in fact hop on a train to town to see what I can find for the chosen budget. So I was really happy to receive an email at the end of October inviting me to take part in the #SecretStylist Bloggers Secret Santa with House Of Fraser this year.
With a budget of £30 in hand and free reign of the jewellery department, each of us was tasked with buying for another blogger and I was given Natalie at Le Blow who I really hope liked what I chose for her and was told that my Secret Santa would be picking my piece of jewellery ready to be sent out to me soon. Breaking all normal Secret Santa rules I obviously had to open it well before Christmas and even before the month of December to take photographs and write this post but it made for such a lovely surprise.
My Secret Santa honestly couldn't have picked something more perfect for me. Not only is teal my very favourite colour (whoever selected this did some fantastic research on my blog to find that one out) but they also nailed my typical jewellery aesthetic; something not too flashy or large with a bit of a dainty touch to it too. I absolutely adore the hammered gold detailing and just how adorable is the little pouch and box that it came in too? Job definitely well done Secret Santa!
Today's post also marks the first of my festive posts as tomorrow I am attempting my first year of Blogmas. As someone who normally only posts three times a week, on Wednesday's, Friday's and Sunday's, the idea of posting every single day in the run up to Christmas Day is a little daunting but I really can't wait to get writing. I've already written a couple of posts and I'm so happy with the way that they're starting to take shape. If you are also attempting Blogmas this year be sure to let me know below.
Are you a fan of Secret Santa gifting? If so, who are you buying for this year? And how beautiful is this Ottoman Hands bracelet?