#12DaysSwap: Swap With Bethany of Happily Rambling!

I live for the holidays, so when I spotted this 12 Days Swap hosted by Beth and Angie of Chaotic Goddess Swaps I had to sign up! I mean, what's more fun than 12 days of presents, amiright?!

I was partnered with Bethany of Happily Rambling, a nature-loving beauty living in Georgia who is a pro at present-buying, let me tell you! Take a peek at all of the loveliness I received below!

On the first day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...two Christmas candles and a glittery tree!
The candles are Glade Holiday Candles in Happy Glow {Apple Cinnamon} and Timeless Joy {Sparkling Spruce} and smell. like. Christmas. And the tree? The prettiest hand-crafted piece that is currently sitting atop my desk {I'm staring at it rn!}.

On the second day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...a Paisley Mug, Hot Cocoa, and Tea {and Chocolate!}
I like big mugs and I cannot lie, so this pretty paisley printed one is already on heavy rotation in my house; and the beverages themselves are a fun holiday blend including Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix in Caramel Cream and Dark Chocolate Sensation; Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Herbal Tea; Yogi Tea in Ginger; and Guyaki Brand Yerba Mate in Chai Spice Mate and Traditional. So far my faves are the Caramel Cream Hot Cocoa, and Chai Spice Mate Tea. Not to be forgotten: the chocolate! So yum - and wrapped with Elf on the Shelf paper! For the record, I love Elf on the Shelf!

On the third day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...an unexpected Harry Potter goodie!
Oh em geee you guys! Do you even know what this is?! A Harry Potter Coloring Kit, that's what! This is one of those I-secretly-want-but-will-never-buy-for-myself items that made my Christmas merry and bright! For reals though...I used this on Christmas Eve in between baking cookies and 24 Hours of A Christmas Story!

On the fourth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...a quartet of chocolate treats!
You read that right four chocolate sweets to commemorate the fourth day of this fun swap! The treats included a Russell Stover Chocolate Marshmallow Snowman and Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Santa, and GHIRARDELLI Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bar and Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree Bar. When I was little, my mom would take me to Rite Aid every December to buy chocolate marshmallow Santa's, so these brought back all of the memories. And the Ghirardelli? Ohmygah the decadence!

On the fifth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...fox socks that bring all of the cozy!
I'm basically obsessed with socks because I'm one of those perpetually cold people, and these ones may be the coziest I have ever owned. They have a thick fleece lining that keeps my toes toasty, and a super strong slipper grip on the bottom, which is so perf as I am the biggest klutz, and these keep me steady. Also pertinent: I love foxes; so the fact that these are adorned with fox faces? Seriously giving me all of the feels.

On the sixth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...handmade soap that smells so yummy!
I keep going back and forth smelling the Hippie Chick and Sweet Dreams scents of this OASIS Luxurious Goat Milk Soap, and I honestly cannot choose which one I like the most. They are both earthy and lush in their own unique way, and manage to embrace the scents of the season, even though there's nothing particularly Christmas-y about either. Love love!

On the seventh day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...a collection of nail necessities!
You know what I adore about the nail colors Bethany sent my way? They're not Christmas colors! Don't get me wrong, I love me some Christmas reds, greens, and golds, but I've been using them for the last two months, and am ready for some brights {which is exactly what Bethany sent me!}. These are Pop-Arazzi Nail Polish in Head Over Teals, Watermelon Spritz, and Yin Meets Yang. I've never tried this brand before, but I am super excited to give these bad boys a whirl! Also digging the Diamond Cosmetics Fun Block and 3 Way Buffer. Diamond Cosmetics is another new to me brand, but I'm so excited to try it out!

On the eighth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...hot cocoa in the cutest wrapping!
I alwaysalwaysalways admire these boxed Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix sets, and have even bought them as gifts countless times, but I have never purchased them for myself, so I loved unwrapping them on December 20. These are Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix in French Vanilla and Milk Chocolate. Obvi I've had Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa before, but I'm convinced that the holiday packaging makes these flavors taste even better! Also pertinent...I think French Vanilla may be my new fave hot cocoa flavor!

On the ninth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...the movie ELF on DVD!
You guys! ELF is one of my all-time favorite holiday movies, but a few years back my copy was damaged, so I haven't seen it in forevs! I've literally watched this movie every. single. day. since opening it to make up for all of the Christmases that I didn't watch it!

On the tenth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...seven super-lush face masks!
Aww yeah babes! This is basically the mother lode right here! Each one is a different scent, texture, and caters to a different skin need, so you've got a little something something for all of the occasions. The masks are Feeling Beautiful Dead Sea Minerals Facial Anti-Stress Mask, Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask, Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask, and Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress Clay Facial Mask; and Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Masque, Dead Sea Mud Pac, and Exfoliator & Masque. Forget an at-home spa day, I basically need an at-home spa week to try these babies out!

On the eleventh day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...a quartet of makeup goodies!
I am all about they eyes when it comes to makeup, so I was thrilled to unwrap e.l.f. Studio's Hydrating Under Eye Primer, Small Angled Brush, and Eyeshadow "C" Brush. And having never tried Burt's Bees before {I know, right?!}, the Facial Cleansing Towelettes were an awesome inclusion!

On the twelfth day of Christmas Bethany gave to me...rustic Christmas decor for making memories!
When the holiday displays pop up in shops, I always gravitate to the rustic Christmas ones that feel old-fashioned and woodsy as opposed to sparkly, so these decorations literally made my heart sing. One is a shadow box type sign stating Have A Beautiful Christmas; the other a gorgeous snowflake complete with bell that I've hung from my doorknob. Despite the fact that these are pieces of Christmas decor, I've decided to display them year-round because I just adore the rustic ambiance they add to my place!

Thank you Beth and Angie for organizing such a brilliant swap for the holidays! And thank you Bethany for bringing me 12 days of magic as my swap partner - I could not have asked for a better one!




ellie said...

Such cool and lovely presents! Love that tea cup!

ivy said...

What a great 12 days of Christmas post! Gives me lots of ideas for next year, too!

Couture Carrie said...

Yay elf!
And yummy chocolate!


Kashayas said...

Such cute gifts and I'm so jealous! These swaps looks so much fun! I want to swap too. :-)


Aw, this is such a lovely gesture and do celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. I always love seeing what others buy for gift swaps. Wonderful items. Happy Holidays! x/Madison

Kathryn said...

How fun is this! It's always great to get to connect with other bloggers in a more "real world" type of thing, like these little gifts. Those candles sound absolutely perfect. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas, Erika!

Kathryn • simplykk.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

My mom loves the rustic holiday decor as well! It looks like you got some great items. :)


Marta said...

Aw, this present swap was such a great idea! I love all the little gifts that Bethany gave you :)


Bethany said...

I am so happy you like everything!! I'm posting my show off post tomorrow :) I love everything you sent!!

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