Blogger Secret Santa + #KaylaBlogsHoliday

Merry Christmas everyone! This year I was really excited to participate in the Blogger Secret Santa hosted by Abigail and Cathleen! I had a blast shopping for Abigail, my Secret Santa pal. I’m so excited she loved the gifts I sent. You can check out her post and see the gifts I ended up purchasing for her!

My Secret Santa was Gabby from The Swirl and I was SO excited when I found out my package was from her. I pretty much screamed when the box arrived and I saw her name on the return address. I ended up filming a video of my reaction to each of the gifts because I know I love seeing people’s reactions so I wanted Gabby to be able to see that I really, truly loved everything! Now, let’s get into the loot.

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The first thing I opened was the card because I’m a good person and I actually low key love cards. Gabby wrote me a really sweet note inside that I’ll definitely be keeping forever in my “box of cards”! I laughed when I saw the card because she had featured it on her Instagram a few days prior and I thought it was so funny.

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Gabby also sent me a few beauty products that I can’t wait to try! I’ve tried a lot of face masks this year but I haven’t tried the YesTo brand which is one I’ve been eyeing recently. I’m also really excited about these gingerbread bath bombs. I need to start taking baths more often!

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These cards are perfect because I’ve actually been looking at getting a set to just have around for when I need to write a Thank You note! I adore the other patterns as well, they’re so pretty! Can’t go wrong with gold foil.

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If you know me, you already know how hype I am about this peppermint hot cocoa. I’m a hot chocolate QUEEN and I can’t wait to try this!

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I had been eyeing this Anthropologie mug for a few months now (partially because EVERYONE has it and it’s so pretty) and was SO EXCITED when I realized Gabby got me one. I officially feel like a blogger now.

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Also really excited about these chocolates. I love peppermint anything and the fact that these have the word “brownie” in them make them 10x more appealing tbh.

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And finally, I got these Staedtler pens that I actually have NEVER tried. I’ve been wanting a small pack of them for about a year now honestly so I could test them out and see if they’re actually as good as people have said they are. And let me tell ya, they’re pretty dang awesome. As you can see, one of them has already found a place in my backpack where it will be staying until next semester!

Gabby, thank you so much for all of these gifts. I can tell you took a lot of time to pick them out for me and I’m so grateful. So happy to have found a friend like you through the blogging community! 

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I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas full of love and laughter. This month, I invited you all to hashtag your pictures with #KaylaBlogsHoliday so we could all come together and share what Christmas looks like to us! These were my favorites. Thanks to everyone who participated!

A photo posted by Rebekah (@rebekahkish) on

A photo posted by Gabby & Hannah (@theswirlblog) on

A photo posted by Kim Tran (@simplybeingkim24) on

  • Alyson

    I love Secret Santas like this and it looks like it was so much fun! I have the same mug and love it! I also adore my Staedtler pens, they’re so amazing for taking notes because they write so smoothly! Happy holidays!

    XO Alyson | My Life as Alyson

    • I was surprised at how much I loved the Staedtler pens! And the mug is absolutely gorgeous, even prettier in person! Thank you so much, I hope you had a great Christmas!

  • hello gorgeous!

    I am so so glad that you loved all your gifts; I had a blast shopping for ya. You are such a sweet human and a great blogging friend! Feel free to message me if you ever need anything! Also, really looking forward to seeing that video footage; I’m glad that you feel like a real blogger now lol. Thanks for the insta feature and I hope you had a fantastic Christmas!!

    Gabby |

    • I’m trying to upload it tonight! I’m sorry I’ve been taking forever with my vlogmas videos LOL. Thanks again for being so awesome & sweet <3

  • Molly O’Connor

    Those face masks are my FAVEEE!! What a fun Secret Santa!

  • That mug is absolutely darling! You really got some awesome secret santa gifts!

    Kirsten |

    • I agree! They were all fantastic! The mug is even prettier in person

  • Faith

    Those gifts are so fun and the pictures are amazing! Hope you had a good Christmas!!

    • Thanks Faith! I hope your Christmas was wonderful too <3

  • Nicole Miller

    Such cute gifts! I love Yes To products, especially the blueberry hair repair shampoo. Merry Christmas :)

    • Oooh I’ll have to check that out. I can’t wait to try these masks! I hope you had a great Christmas!

  • Aw, that is so sweet and fun! Yes To is fantastic!

    • Thanks Rebecca! I can’t wait to try the masks

  • Thank you so much for featuring me! And your secret santa definitely spoiled you! All of this stuff looks fantastic!

    • It’s so great! I was definitely lucky. Thank you so much for participating!

  • Thanks for featuring my IG photo in your holiday roundup! Also, your secret santa did a great job! I love the mug and face masks.
    -Kim :)

    • Right?! Gabby was amazing! And you’re welcome, thank you so much for participating!

  • Oh wow, that was an amazing secret santa gift! Present goals. Haha. Your site is so cute!

  • Alexandru

    You got a lot of gifts! Good for You, and A Happy New Year!

  • Such cute gifts, Kayla! Thanks for featuring my photo :)