I was contacted a few weeks ago by a lovely chap at MoneySupermarket asking me if I wanted to take part in a bloggers secret Santa event. They would pair up bloggers and send them both £25 to spend on a gift for the other person. I thought it sounded like a novel idea and having never took part in a Secret Santa before, I thought 'why the heck not'. There was an added incentive of possibly winning an iPad - pretty nice eh?
I was paired with Tim over at MildConcern.com. I'll admit this came as a bit of a shock for both me and him. I talk about cosmetics and fashion. Tim reviews and chats about films. I've been on MildConcern.com and I must admit, I've found myself chuckling and thoroughly enjoying reading entries on the site, but everyone likes films, right? I wonder what Tim must've thought when he saw my screen name and then actually saw what my blog was all about. I highly doubt he finds anything of interest in my entries about MAC Cosmetics and the latest collection at Evans! It appears as though perhaps MoneySupermarket just saw that he reviewed films and I had the word 'Film' in my screen name. Perfect match, obviously!
I have come to the conclusion that buying a gift for someone who you've never met is almost impossible. I found myself browsing online shops with a blank face. If I end up buying something for him that gives him even a mere seconds worth of entertainment, I will class it as a success. Tim, I apologise in advance.
MoneySupermarket's Secret Santa website