To my dearest Secret Santa

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This is the second year that Ms Kelly from Sunflowers and Spears is hosting a blogger Secret Santa, and it has gone international! I thought I would write a post to my secret santa to make things a bit easier.

You see, Secret Santa, I am not the easiest person to buy for. I am incredibly fussy when it comes to other people spending money on me. Take for example my birthday three years ago, I broke down crying in a store because I didn't want my then-boyfriend, now-husband to spend R500 on a handbag. I thought it was absolutely ridiculous. (That handbag is still being used every single day.)

Not only am I fussy, I am allergic - to scents, to creams, to soaps. I have a terribly sensitive skin and when I try and use something I haven't used before, I get a rash, or go red, or get little white spots all over my skin. I am not kidding here. I wish I was. So those things are out.

But here are a few things that you could consider:

  • I am a dog lover - well, animal lover in general. As a present, you could donate money or volunteer at a local shelter for a day. If you do the latter, please take pics and write a short post which I can share on my blog.
  • I recently discovered that baking is a little bit more fun than I thought. I used to be big on baking, but lost that touch somewhere. Anything that would make baking even more fun could do. Perhaps a funky cookie cutter, or perhaps a baking recipe book. Or cookies. Everyone loves cookies!
  • I am a writer, or rather scribbler, so a funky little notebook or stationery piece would make my heart sing. 
  • I am a sucker for sentiment, so anything sentimental will seriously pull at my heart strings. 
  • Or a new car. (totally just kidding)
  • Lastly, cool tea towels, jewellery, trinkets, a camera bag, knick knacks, or perhaps even some plant seeds will do.

Picture from here


Johlet said...

Jaaa vir alles op die lys!
love dit!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Great post and a great way for your Secret Santa to buy the right gift - may have to do a list too x

Roxy Hutton said...

What a great post Meg! I am going to do one too for my secret santa! Hope I"m not too late :) xxx

Flirty 30 said...

Some pretty interesting gifts on that list - can't wait to see what you got!

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Claudz said...

Nice list and very useful for a Secret Santa! Can't wait to see what you got!

Lelanie Slater said...

Such a clever idea Meg! I am also participating in the secret santa. I found it a bit daunting to pick something for a blogger I've never met. I hope she likes it. I'm sure you're secret santa ail appreciate the help. So cute. x

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