The Slummy Mummies in the past have done a random secret Santa game, where you bring a gift to the agreed value, we then take turns in picking a gift and opening it, there is a slight twist where if you like a gift that someone else has opened you can 'steal' the gift. This has lead to lots of laughs where everyone has wanted a certain gift. This year we randomly hinted to everyone what the gift might be... All the gifts sounded fab but Mummy L's hint of it being home made had me intrigued, & being one of the last to pick (purely by chance of course ;-) ) I went for Mummy L's whose had yet to be claimed. Hooray!
I'm so pleased I did I was given a Christmas recovery kit, which was filled with an array of lovely things including, a jar of granola (I'd never tried it before but now love it) a head massager which I've found is super relaxing and has helped relieve head aches, a piece of art work by her son to help me keep my New Years resolution, exfoliators, and some BB cream which is simply amazing (perfect for busy mummies who haven't the time to spend ages applying different foundations and creams in the morning) I really loved my gift and it has made me appreciate the time, effort and thought that had gone into it. I hope next year to make up similar gifts for family & friends. I'm a big fan of homemade gifts as my friends & family know (for my birthday I was given a box of biscuits with my name and happy birthday printed on by my best friend they were so lovely!) I also try and utilise my son's first art work skills as much as possible with hand painted cards, canvas's & other items.
Handmade items are so lovely and really give gifts that special touch! As for my secret Santa gift, as I love my Mia Tui bag that I road tested so much, I bought another one of the bags, which went down really well!
HAPPY HAND MAKING EVERYONE!