My Secret Santa Gift Arrived!


Have I mentioned how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year!? Today I came home to find a shoebox sitting on my porch. Realizing I would have never purchased a size 7 boot for myself, I realized it MUST be my Secret Santa Gift! I ripped it open (I’m so impatient when it comes to opening gifts!) and below is what I found. 102_1568

Inside was a note from my Secret Santa, Molly & Andy from The Bumbles Blog:

Happy Holidays via the Book Blogger Holiday Swap!  We do hope you enjoy your gifts.  We tried to keep your interests and suggestions in mind while also providing some personal touches of our own:

  • Neil Gaiman’s “Graveyard”: From your Amazon wish list-so you can complete your Middle Grade Challenge–this is a clever book!
  • A bookmark: From your suggestion list-in the “book thong” style which Molly is a faithful fan of ever since another blogger made one for her a year ago.  Hers doesn’t have a cool pendant on it though.  She picked out “Beauty” since, especially in reading, it is in the eye of the beholder.
  • A Coffee mug: From your suggestion list–unsure of what kind you enjoy brewing, we thought it best to provide you with the vessel instead. It carries an inspiring quite from one of our fellow New Englanders whose pond we recently visited.
  • Chocolate expresso beans: From your suggestion list-keeping with the coffee theme we thought you might like these treats to munch on with your coffee and book.  These are oe of Andy’s favorite treats.
  • John Connolly’s “The Book of Lost Things”: Bonus!  One of Molly’s favorite recent reads and based on our research of your blog, something we thought you might enjoy too.  We couldn’t confirm whether or not you had read it already so took a chance that if you haven’t, you will love it and if you have, you loved it and wouldn’t mind a copy to keep or share with others.
  • A Bumble of your own: A token of our little mascot to keep your handsome sons amused and of course, something to remember us by.

So thoughtful!  So thank you SO MUCH Molly & Andy!

18 Comments to "My Secret Santa Gift Arrived!"

  1. December 7, 2009 - 6:53 PM | Permalink

    Aww…that IS very thoughtful and sweet! And the books are both favourites of mine <3

  2. December 7, 2009 - 8:08 PM | Permalink

    You can tell they put a lot of thought into your gift! I hope you enjoy everything!

  3. December 7, 2009 - 9:54 PM | Permalink

    That is so sweet they thought of everything. Enjoy the goodies Jenn :)

  4. December 7, 2009 - 10:29 PM | Permalink

    What thoughtful secret santas! Enjoy your gifts.

  5. December 7, 2009 - 10:46 PM | Permalink

    What an awesome Santa! And I love all of the explanations!

  6. December 8, 2009 - 10:34 AM | Permalink

    What a great gift!

  7. December 8, 2009 - 11:00 AM | Permalink

    What fun!!! I love this package. Very thoughtful indeed.

  8. Meg's Gravatar Meg
    Twitter: writemeg
    December 8, 2009 - 2:05 PM | Permalink

    Yay, that’s awesome! They were so generous, and everything looks great :) Enjoy!

  9. Aarti's Gravatar Aarti
    Twitter: aartichapati
    December 8, 2009 - 5:56 PM | Permalink

    Wow, beautiful and thoughtful! I really enjoyed The Book of Lost Things and just recently got Graveyard Book for myself. I hope you enjoy reading those while drinking coffee and eating chocolate espresso beans.

  10. Care's Gravatar Care
    Twitter: BkClubCare
    December 9, 2009 - 1:02 PM | Permalink

    It IS a lovely time of the year! Happy Holidays

  11. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)'s Gravatar Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
    Twitter: kimthedork
    December 9, 2009 - 2:08 PM | Permalink

    What a fun present! I love that they sent explanations for everything — that makes it more fun, and a way to connect better with your Santa. Very cool :)

  12. Callista's Gravatar Callista
    Twitter: callista83
    December 10, 2009 - 8:33 AM | Permalink

    Wow that’s wonderful. One of these years I’ll actually be able to participate in the Book Blogger Swap. :(

  13. Becky's Gravatar Becky
    Twitter: BeckyLeJeune
    December 10, 2009 - 11:33 AM | Permalink

    That’s a great haul! Thanks, btw, for turning me onto the swap. I’d never heard of it before seeing it on here. Got a great gift myself and found a new blog to follow.

  14. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)'s Gravatar Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
    December 10, 2009 - 7:52 PM | Permalink

    Wow, great gifts. Love that you got the Graveyard Book…that’s supposed to be a good one. Chocolate coffee beans are yummy.

  15. December 11, 2009 - 7:31 PM | Permalink

    Those are awesome gifts!!! They really went all out!


  16. Esme's Gravatar Esme
    Twitter: cococroissants
    December 12, 2009 - 4:48 PM | Permalink

    What thoughtful gifts. Enjoy.

  17. December 13, 2009 - 5:56 PM | Permalink

    Great gift Jenn!

  18. lenore's Gravatar lenore
    Twitter: lenoreva
    December 19, 2009 - 6:55 PM | Permalink

    You lucky duck!

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