Christmas Gift Giving with #GeorgeSecretSanta

December 15, 2015

Secret Santa feels like quite a recent Christmas tradition but I do so love it! I take part in a few each Christmas with different groups of friends and it really takes the hassle out of gift-giving. It is perfect for people who like to show some more thought with their gifts. When you don’t have to buy for everyone you can focus on finding the right thing for that special person and enjoy seeing them unwrap it and finding out if you have chosen that perfect gift that makes their face light up. When I was asked if I wanted to take part in the George Secret Santa I couldn’t reply fast enough to say yes please. We were all assigned a partner and given a budget of £50 to choose from the lovely Christmas gift range from George at Asda. Unlike most Secret Santa’s I have done this one is well and truly secret and I have no idea who chose these gorgeous gifts for me but I have to say a massive thank you, if you had been here when I opened up the parcels you would have seen a very excited lady!

George Secret Santa

The first thing I spotted and was thrilled with is the starry print, George Home Microplush Throw. I can’t find this style on the website now but I chose one for my Secret Santa too and I had secretly hoped that I would get one back. It is so, so soft and snuggly, and a great price at just £6. I wish you could all feel it and see how cosy it is, I love it but I keep having to rescue it from Lucas’ bed as he has taken a shine to it.

A couple of gifts that I could definitely claim all for myself are the Check Knit Scarf and the Fashion Box Satchel. I sometimes think shopping online I wouldn’t have thought to pick these out but when they arrived for me I was actually thrilled with them as they are just my style. The scarf is such a soft material and is nice and long so I can wrap up in it for the school run. The satchel is perfect, it isn’t a massive mum-handbag (or a child’s fox rucksack like I usually carry around) and it isn’t too small so I can still fit all the essentials in. I wore it into Liverpool this weekend for a child-free shopping day and have well and truly fallen in love with it.

Chalkboard globe George 1

I was pleased to be sent a few different things, a few treats for me and a few treats for the home. The George Home Love Pegs Photo Frame is super cute, as luck would have it I have just had a few square prints done from our Autumn photoshoot and they sit wonderfully in this frame. I think I’m going to put this up in our bedroom and I love that I’ll be able to update the photos when I fancy a change. Finally the George Home Chalk Globe was what I really did squeal at when I opened it! It is probably my favourite, a little but quirky and totally fun. It is currently sitting on our dining table and every few days I write a Christmassy quote on it (and try to keep little hands away!).

When I was picking gifts to send to my Secrent Santa partner I couldn’t help but spy a few things that I would’ve have liked too so when this lovely lot landed on my doorstep I was thrilled. I couldn’t have chosen better myself and everything is already settled in nicely in our home and or has been put to good use when I’m out and about. Thank you so much Secret Santa!


Disclosure – These items were kindly gifted to me as a part of the George Secret Santa campaign with the lovely Talented Talkers.

All words and opinions are my own.

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  • Notmyyearoff

    The satchel is so nice, i love anything in a tan colour and that globe would be written on constantly here I think. I’ve not seen one of those before!

    December 15, 2015 at 7:52 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I think the globe is so cool, I’ve never seen anything like it before either! I am trying to keep it all to myself though 🙂

      December 16, 2015 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Donna

    Oh what wonderful gifts. I love the satchel and globe plus I am a sucker for anything star print! How lovely of George at Asda – I love how eclectic their products are, so much variety x

    December 15, 2015 at 10:34 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They do have such lovely things, I’m always surprised by how much Christmas shopping I can do there. The star blanket is so cosy, I love it! xx

      December 16, 2015 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid

    Your secret Santa has great taste! I especially love the photo frame, off to order it now!

    December 16, 2015 at 9:56 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I absolutely love what they chose for me, such a nice selection. The photo frame is up in our bedroom and I love it too! xx

      December 16, 2015 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Aaah Hayley! What lovely gifts!! I absolutely love the little globe — so quirky — and the frame is so thoughtful too. Just gorgeous!! Wishing you and your lovely family a very merry Christmas! Lots of love xx

    December 16, 2015 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Vicki

    What lovely gifts. That star blanket looks so cosy & warm. Perfect for snuggling under & watching festive TV

    December 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Omg Hayley these are the most amazing gifts. You were so lucky you had someone with such great taste, I love all f it but the globe swoon it is gorgeous and the picture frame is fantastic too, your pictures looks amazing in it x

    December 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    I think that chalk globe is absolutely fab, I love it!!!

    December 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Oh my god I need that globe in my life. It is literally AMAZING! Sadly we have no asda near us! x

    December 17, 2015 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Such amazing gifts and what a super idea 🙂 That frame is so cute and I love it. Happy christmas and have a wonderful time with your lovely family xx

    December 17, 2015 at 10:18 pm Reply
  • Mary @TheHeartyLife

    These are all very beautiful and I love the mystery around it all too..very exciting and makes you feel extra special. The throw is lovely and the picture frame is cute x

    December 19, 2015 at 11:07 am Reply
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