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HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

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Remember to PM wharvey when you ship your gifts out (including contents and tracking numbers) and when you receive presents (including contents)!
This wikipost is not a completely authoritative resource of Secret Santa progress, but a resource to see what everyone has received
Don't forget to include pictures if you can!



Alternatively: To include pictures in your posts, upload your picture to somewhere on the internet (a list of sites can be found in the wiki here). Then, use the image tags to post the picture, making sure to use the URL of the picture itself instead of the webpage ([IMG]the URL of the picture[/IMG], making sure that the URL contains the .JPG/.PNG/.GIF/whatever).

Gifts Sent
98103 (2)
aaucello (4)
adampenrith (1)
AhogZ (3)
AMRivlin (4)
Artemio
AZinAZ (1)
B7e7US (4)
BelfastFlyer
Bravada04 (1)
canforce (2)
CDTraveler (2)
cmn.jcs (1)
CPH-Flyer (1)
DevilDawg1960 (5)
davrossuk (2)
dibby (2)
Dolphin2 (1)
elleana (2)
evanderm (3)
flipstah (3)
FlyingCow (3)
FlyerBeek (2)
flyerred
hdawg (6)
HGHUA
houseontheprairie (1)
iamthehpt (6)
In2ishn (1)
jameslon (3)
Jamier45
JanoSicek (2)
Jinxy (6)
JVPhoto (2)
KelseyR (2)
KennyBSAT (2)
kipper (2)
levenhopper (5)
maskedmesothorium (1)
miffSC (4 )
MissJoeyDFW (2)
missydarlin (2)
MrDplus (4)
ndrk (2)
nlkm9 (1)
nomadic.relief (2)
oliver2002(1)
Onfo (1)
onthewaytoadventure (1)
pbjag (3)
Philfna
plon (2)
Points Scrounger (1)
Polomarc (1)
PSUPaul (4)
Redhead (6)
rwoman (2)
rxfleming (3)
SalishSea (2)
sandratravels (1)
santina91 (2)
sahiljain22 (1)
SESTAR (1)
Shuai Zeng (2)
sinecure (6)
SJLandsverk (5)
sorjai (1)
steveman518 (6)
stingtx (2)
SwissCircle (5)
TangoThree (2)
The Deal Mommy (5)
Timmy83 (2)
TokyoFoodie (2)
tonetone28 (2)
TravellingBeard (1)
tzvilev (2)
vishalgupta (1)
WellieinWI
WiscAZ (1)
WooFly (1)
yunicorner (1)

Gifts Received
Include pictures of you can!
Please only link to a post once you have opened your gifts and posted the contents!
98103 #1 #2
aaucello #1 #2 #3 (and maybe 4?)
Ahogz #1 (part 2) #2 #3
AMRivlin #1 #2 #3
Arsey00
Artimio #1
AZinAZ #1
B7e7US #1 #2
basejump #1 #2
BelfastFlyer #1 #2
BigRedBears #1
Bravada04 #1 #2
BXIAN #1 unwrapped #2 (filled)
canforce #1 #2
catarina #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4 #5
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2 #3
ckidder331 #1
cmn.jcs #1
CPH-Flyer #1
davrossuk #1
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
dibby #1 #2
Dolphin2 #1
duberville #1 #2
elleana #1 #2
erikatcuse #1 #2? #3
evanderm #1 #2 #3
flipstah #1 (part 2) #2 #3
FlyerBeek #1 #2
flyerred #1
Flyingcow #1 #2 #3 #4
Glamette #1 #2
grbflyer #1
GrinAndBearIt #1 (part 2)
hdawg #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6
HGHUA #1
houseontheprairie #1
iamthehpt #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
In2ishn #1 #2
indianinhawaii #1
jameslon #1 #2 #3
Jamier45 #1
JanoSicek #1 #2 (part 2)
jdshscja #1 #2 #3 #4
jelliot04 #1
Jinxy #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11
joshua362 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
JVPhoto #1 #2 #3
KelseyR #1 #2 #3
kenme1 #1
KennyBSAT #1 #2
kipper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 (part 2) #9 (part 2 of some gift?)
levenhopper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
lisamcgu #1 #2
LM225 #1
maskedmesothorium #1
mattt22 #1 #2
mbassom #1
medichill #1 #2
MiffSC #1 #2 #3#4
miko2a #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Mileage Lover #1 #2
Milz02315 #1
MissJoeyDFW #1 #2
missydarlin #1 #2 #3 (with pictures)
MrDplus #1 #2 #3 (part 2) #4
mtneer1969 #1 #2 and the rest? #3
ndrk #1
Nicksterguy #1 #2 #3 #4
nlkm9 #1
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1 #2
nyr2299 #1
ohlradio #2
oliver2002 #1 (with pictures)
onfo #1
onthewaytoadventure #1
pbjag #1 (part 2) #2 #3
Philatravelgirl #1
plon #1a #1b #1c #2 #3
Points Scrounger #1 #2
Polomarc #1
PSUPaul #1 (and results) #2 #3 #4
Redhead #1 #2 #3 (with pictures) #4 (part 2) #5 #6 #7
revaharj #1 #2 #3
rwoman #1 #2 (with pics)
rxfleming #1 #2-#? #3
sahiljain22 #1
SalishSea #1 #2
sandratravels #1
santina #1 #2
SESTAR #1
Shocker077 #1
Shuai Zheng #1 #2
sinecure #1 #2
singtx #1 #2
SJLandsverk #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
SnowCrash51295 #1 #2
sorjai #1
SteveHK #1
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
SwissCircle #1 #2 (part 2) #3 #4
tango3 #1
TangoThree #1 #2
tanzaniancane #1 #2 #3
tcl #1 #2
timmy83 #1 #2
The Deal Mommy #1 #2 #3-#6
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3
tonetone28 #1 #2 (unwrapped)
TravellingBeard #1 #2
TTT #1
tzvilev #1 #2
UA191 #1 #2
vishalgupta22 #1
weather/Mr weather #1 (part 2) #2
WellieinWI #1
WiscAZ #1
WooFly #1
yunicorner #1 (part 2) (with pictures)
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:51 am
  #511  
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Dear Santas,

I do not know how to be clearer.... you need to tell me when you ship and receive... posting in this thread is not sufficient.

You also need to tell me WHAT you ship. I have people telling me what they got but since they have more than one santa I cannot match up who the gifts came from.

Not sure what I can do to make it clearer.

Sigh.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 10:04 am
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Received a few unexpected boxes from the rainforest elves last night, hadn't a moment to look yet but I believe they are from the Secret Santa that gave me warning earlier in the week. Will update when I get a chance later tonight and probably can't resist opening.

@wharvey - PM already sent
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Old Dec 11, 14, 11:05 am
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The dogs started going crazy, so I knew there was something here. I opened the door to find the FedEx Home Delivery guy walking a giant box up to the porch. Inside was a giant basket of toys for the dogs--all sorts of stuffies! We'll break into the basket when Mauser comes home from his surgery. Then, there was a giant bag that contained a Williams Sonoma Goldtouch loaf pan, a bag of beer bread mix and dipping seasoning, and a Mark Knopfler CD.

I had to laugh at the directions on the beer bread--I'm supposed to use 9 oz. of beer... That means I get to drink 3 oz. of it!

Thank you Santa!!!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 11:10 am
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Got my first gift! A set of noise-canceling headphones and a set of adapters/converters! Both will come in handy on my travels! And a nice card! Thanks so much, kipper!!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 11:18 am
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Last package shipping today! All 6 of my Santas should get their gifts by Christmas. I have received 4 of 6 gifts.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by tzvilev View Post
Got my first gift! A set of noise-canceling headphones and a set of adapters/converters! Both will come in handy on my travels! And a nice card! Thanks so much, kipper!!
You're welcome! You mentioned about wanting headphones, so while it wasn't very original...
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Old Dec 11, 14, 12:55 pm
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Just told Santa wharvey via PM my gifts have shipped. Hope my giftee likes them.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:06 pm
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FlyerTalk Secret Santa 3014 - Gift 2 by desquiliano, on Flickr

Thanks to my Secret Santa 2 for this gift. I like Alitalia because I used to fly them often when I lived in Rome.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by rwoman View Post
One "thing" with sending items over a certain value to the UK - the Royal Mail will charge the recipient customs/VAT/duty and then charge an additional 8 fee (the "Royal Mail International Handling Fee") for collecting on behalf of HMRC.
What is the value limit just out of curiosity? It happens here in Japan as well, but it does not take 4 days on an express package... :-)
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Old Dec 11, 14, 5:58 pm
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I received gifts from both of my secret santas!

A huge thanks to an anonymous santa who gave me some Laboratoire Remede (aka St. Regis) face products. I love St. Regis.

A second huge thank you to Len (LM225) who sent some Laboratoire Remede hair products (did I mention I love St. Regis?!) and some truffle salt! I have some international flights in Y coming up so I'm very excited to make my airplane food not taste like airplane food

Thanks guys!!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 6:47 pm
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Wow - The World's GREATEST Secret Santa!

First of all - I am OVERDUE in posting.

Second point to mention, the camera on the phone is not working correctly - so not my month!

But Swiss Circle is the "BESTEST OF THE BEST SECRET SANTAS!" In addition to a gift certificate, he sent an American Airlines 777-300 New Livery Airplane! It is so cool and I am so excited!

Thanks Swiss Circle! I will post a pic when I can! You rock!

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Old Dec 11, 14, 11:52 pm
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I choked up when I got the assortment of license plates and keychains from all over the globe for my niece's ailing friend. This was above and beyond!

I am already organizing my charger cords for my next trip. (Ha! I'm a travel geek who loves her gadgets; what can I say?)

The Shold-It is fantastic. Perfect for moi!

And up about to curl up with a cup of tea and plot out my upcoming trip to Provence.

Many thanks to my Secret Santa who absolutely nailed it!
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Old Dec 12, 14, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
What is the value limit just out of curiosity? It happens here in Japan as well, but it does not take 4 days on an express package... :-)
If marked gift, it looks like it's 36; VAT would be assessed if I'm reading it correctly. My sister ships (from the USA) overseas quite a bit and UK customers are often surprised by this "fee."

Any goods imported into the UK over the value of 15 are liable to import VAT. Gifts between private individuals over the value of 36 are also liable for VAT. Goods and gifts over these values may also be liable for customs duty. You no longer have to pay customs duty for goods up to the value of 135, however you will still be required to pay import VAT and excise duty where applicable.
http://www.royalmail.com/help-and-su...s-requirements
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Old Dec 12, 14, 9:12 am
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Got my second box of gifts on Monday from whom I think was hdawg!


A jockery battery pack, which I was only looking at the other day after seeing one posted here!
A tomato book, we've got two greenhouses out back just for tomatoes so it'll come in very useful next summer
The back in the day bakery cookbook, timed perfectly for some Christmas baking. I really can't wait to try some of the recipes.
Honey Straws, never even knew these existed. Already have them in my bag for when I need to add some sweetness to herbal teas. I'll be stocking up on them next time I'm over in the US.

Just after signing off on my last box to leave Ireland. Should make it to Australia by Wednesday/Thursday. Looking forward to next year already
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Old Dec 12, 14, 10:27 am
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I just received a gift from malexander131. It was a Moleskine notebook and a Jockery charger similar to the one above although it allows you to charge 2 devices at once! This will definitely come in handy when I need to charge my phone and ipad while on the road. I liked the comment about the A319s not having a power outlet. This is all of US!

Very much appreciated, Matt. Happy Holidays!
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