Saturday, 15 December 2007

Secret Santa

Quick straw poll - do you think this necklace is an OK Secret Santa gift for my colleague?


The rules are £4 maximum spend, and I couldn't find anything for that amount that I thought she would like. So, I went to the bead shop and got some necklace ingredients, and I've just put this together. I'm hoping it will be OK as I know her taste in accessories is for quite simple stuff rather than anything complicated.

The thing I'm nervous about is giving a handmade gift in a Secret Santa, as not everyone might like the handmade vibe... although the good news is that the bits and pieces I used only cost £2.55, so I was planning to spend the remaining £1.45 on some chocolate to go with it; that way she gets something she'll like even if the necklace isn't a hit!

Let me know what you reckon, becasue I could always rethink the whole thing: like giving the necklace to someone else and spending all of the Secret Santa £4 on choccies...

12 comments:

Monkee Maker said...

I think that the necklace looks worth much more than four of your finest pounds and it's lovely.

The chocolate will just be a happy bonus!

:)

Patti said...

I think the necklace would be a wonderful Secret Santa.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Yup, I agree! If you wrap it nicely and add the chocolate it will be more than perfect for the swap. Lucy x

trashalou said...

Works for me - a luffly necklace AND chocolate!

I agree with the others wrap it all prettifully and then give with a great big charming smile.

Stine said...

This side of the pond would be happy with the necklace and the chocs are a nice extra.

Lesley said...

I think that makes a great Secret Santa present - jewellery and chocolate - what more could a girl want?
xxx

Kaz said...

I think the necklace is great, although I'd eat the choc myself, but then I'm a piggy ;)

Melissa said...

Oooh, beads!!!

I'm pretty impressed that you managed to put that necklace together for under 3 pounds. It's a classic look (and the chocs certainly won't hurt).

On other fronts, I finally mailed your package. Umm, yesterday. Really, I'm usually not so unreliable... I'm going to go hide under the bed now.

Katy said...

Last time I had a secret santa gift it was a mirror that wolf whistled....it was crap, it went in the bin. Now, that would have been a much more welcome gift....and with chocs too?! I think I'd have come over all emotional!!!
But when you get the wolf whistling mirror - don't be too upset! ;)

Random Reflections said...

Really great Secret Santa present and if you know it's her taste then it's ideal because it's also unique.

Working Mom Knits said...

I'd be over the moon with such a great gift! My last Secret Santa gift was...oh, right! It was a no-show; the person who had my name didn't produce (should I take that personally?)

ps: very intriguied by the wolf-whistle mirror...

Jane said...

I think the necklace looks wonderful and if i was recieving it i'd love it too and the bonus of chocs too. your secret santa is very lucky.