Buying for someone you know can be really difficult, never mind buying for a complete stranger. I recently took part in this years John Lewis Secret Santa where I was paired up with the lovely blogger Touch Screens and Beauty Queens and we had to secretly buy each other gifts. We were both given free reign of the John Lewis Christmas gift section* and asked to thoroughly research each others blogs and purchase a gift with our allocated budget. I really enjoyed playing Secret Santa and it was great to get to know another blogger - I even realised we have quite a lot in common. Once we had chosen the gifts, we handed over our list to the Santa and the Elves at John Lewis and eagerly awaited the big surprise.
I have spoken a lot on my blog about wanting to travel more, especially in Europe and India picked out this lovely book as my Secret Santa gift. This book is probably the best present that anyone has bought me and I know over the next few years I will making use of it. The book has three day itineraries for every city in Europe, with recommendations of places to eat, drink and stay. I'm going to Frankfurt in March and I've already learnt a lot about the city from reading this book and I have a vague idea of the places I want to see. I'm also a big fan of travel in the UK and I believe travelling around UK is totally underrated. This book goes into detail of the best places to visit in Britain as well as abroad and I cannot wait to test this book when I go to Liverpool this weekend.
My Secret Santa also picked out this beautiful Charlotte Tilbury 'The Gift of Red Carpet skin Travel Giftset'. The giftset comprises of travel size versions of the best Charlotte Tilbury skincare products, a brand I've always wanted to try. The packaging is really cute and I've heard so many good things about the Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Cream, I can't wait to try it.
Thank you to John Lewis for letting me take part in this years Blogger Secret Santa and thank you India for two very lovely gifts.
Have you shopped at John Lewis this Christmas?