Secret Santa Challenge - Part 1!

Saturday 8 December 2012

Last month we were asked by to participate in a special blogger Secret Santa Challenge! We were given the budget of £25 and randomly paired up with another fashion blogger. Since I won the coin toss (hurrah), it was down to me to represent the Rawr and give our chosen blogger the best gift(s) our money could buy! 

I was partnered with the gorgeous Jess from Look What I Got. Since I wasn't familiar with her blog, I read months worth of her previous blog posts to try and gauge her style. I wanted to find out as much info as possible so I could choose something she'd love. I even scrolled through weeks worth of tweets in the hope of finding some clues! I discovered she has a talent for nail art, is a fan of beauty products and loves statement jewellery. I also established pretty early on that we both share a love of animal print! She's stylish, fun and isn't afraid to stand out - she's my kind of girl!

After my research came the difficult part, the budget was £25 and we couldn't go a penny over. I noticed several bloggers on twitter using the #MSMSecretSanta hashtag and tweeting about how many gifts (plural) they had bought, and how excited they were that they had so much money to play with...Ooookay. I clearly have expensive taste because I found it really hard to keep within budget. I had visions of buying Jess designer pieces she'd adore but had to keep myself in check by remembering the budget. I decided the only thing to do was to get sale shopping, I wanted to give her something nice so the savvy shopping began!

I started surfing the interwebz looking for online stores with serious bargains. After a few hours of deliberation, I eventually bought 3 gifts! We were told to be creative but I wanted to get Jess something she'll actually like (I hope), so I decided to get creative with my shopping skills and not the gifts themselves. I wanted to make £25 stretch as far as possible but I still wanted to give decent presents, I just wasn't prepared to compromise on quality! I managed to save over 40% on the first 2 gifts and more than 30% on the 3rd - result. Us Rawr Girls know how to spot a bargain.

I'm not allowed to reveal what I picked but lets hope they go down well. They're already in the post and I'm a bit nervous, she'll be blogging about whether she loves them or hates them shortly so I'll keep you updated!

Is anyone else taking part in a Secret Santa this year?

T - Rawr Girl Santa XoX   


  1. This is so cute, I must remember to take part next year!

  2. I'm so nosey, I want to see what you got! Sounds like you managed to get a lot for £25, neeeeed to take you shopping with me, I spend too much too easily :(


  3. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog- very savvy buying. Can't wait to see what you choose :)

  4. Can't wait to receive this!


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