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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).

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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 25, 14, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
No, but then I generally try to buy things specifically for each recipient.
Ditto, I wait until I receive my assignment and then shop away!
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Old Dec 25, 14, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
For you veteran participants: did you buy stuff during the year in anticipation, even though there was no "guarantee" of a swap this year until November?
No I dont. I try to buy things specific to the individual. One year I had to ask for more tips! Also the two times I have been assigned to people with pets I sent the pets a little something in addition to their gifts. There isn't any way for me to pre-shop without knowing my target.
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Old Dec 26, 14, 1:19 am
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Re: Gifts Received Update

I received 2 books along with a note from my Secret Santa. The books I received are:
Montana: Portrait of a State and
Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 26, 14, 11:57 am
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Swedish Horse Mystery Solved!

Originally Posted by matttt22 View Post
I received A $10 Amazon Gift card, Norwegian Airlines 787 plane model, and some really cool salt and pepper shakers.

I am curious to know where the salt and pepper shakers came from, I am assuming Peru, Mexico, or somewhere in Central America, but do not know the FT handle for my secret Santa. If you could let me know that would be great because I love them!



Thanks John S-H for all of these awesome gifts!

Merry Christmas!
Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Not being your secret Santa, but they are Swedish.
Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Yep, very swedish:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalecarlian_horse

(not your SS either!)
In the same box the horses came in, there were three post cards with pictures of: Ireland, Peru, and Stockholm. I assumed it was Peru, but never would have guessed they were from Sweden. Very Sneaky ^
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Old Dec 26, 14, 12:12 pm
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A big thank you to my 5 Secret Santa's comprising 7 packages in all, all received before the big day. All appreciated !! (And apparently I put out way too much TMI out there...)

#1 Plane quite headphones

#2 Cell phone / magazine

#3 Plane themed coasters

#4 Grateful Dead Ornament

#5 Plane themed clock

#6 Pilot themed Doormat, T Shirt & Grateful book

#7 Plane themed cufflinks, keychain, Amazon gift card, postcards

And really appreciate the personalized content!

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Old Dec 26, 14, 12:16 pm
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so neither of my santas have reported sending or receiving the gifts I sent them... kind of disappointing, but what can you do?
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Old Dec 26, 14, 12:24 pm
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I received one item in November (posted upthread) but haven't made it back for the second one which I expect will be waiting for us when we get home from Barbados. Just in case my second Santa is waiting for me to post!
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Old Dec 26, 14, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by tzvilev View Post
so neither of my santas have reported sending or receiving the gifts I sent them... kind of disappointing, but what can you do?
You can check with Wharvey (via PM) if they have sent a PM to him when shipping or receiving. They may have checked in without reporting here.
I am in the same sort of situation, no report so far on the gift I sent. But I can see in the trace that it was delivered.
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Old Dec 26, 14, 1:45 pm
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In case my sender reads these threads, my gift(s) sent via Amazon in two shipments, but the second one was delivered to our secure package area on Christmas Eve, and only now available as the bldg. manager has the only access; she's not around - you wait! I'm lousy with photos, so here are the contents:

Clear one-quart carryon container; Grid-It organizer; set of Go Tub containers (three small round containers); two twist-tie packages (2 large blue and 4 smaller assorted colors).

Thanks for thinking of me!
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Old Dec 26, 14, 4:21 pm
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Thanks to aaucello and SECRET Santa!

Christmas finally arrived and my gifts are at last opened.

The first to arrive was a box from aaucello. This Santa shopped right off my Amazon list:



The mixing bowls were used right away, in cooking Christmas dinner. The muffin top pan will be used this weekend when I try out a new recipe for rolls. The case for stray electronic bits I'm saving for some upcoming travels. I look forward to not having to hunt through every pocket of my carry-on for this adaptor or that power cord. All these gifts are very useful and much appreciated!

My second Santa, who apparently wishes to remain anonymous but lives somewhere very close by based on the return address, was quite creative. This Santa took my personal statement to heart, and bought me tea, chocolate and tea goods, including a delightful mug.



The font is too small to photograph well, but under each cat image on the mug is a command, like "Sit" or "Fetch" and the cat is doing just the opposite!

Something particularly nice about this gift is that the tea is from a local shop which is new to me. Will definitely visit it on my next trip to that neighborhood!

And one more thing that I really like about this gift: The chocolate bar has golden berries in it. Most folks probably aren't familiar with them, but I grew them for years before moving to the PHL area, so I will definitely enjoy that chocolate.

p.s. Santa, if you want to meet for a cuppa sometime, just PM me.

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Old Dec 26, 14, 9:32 pm
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I'm banking on my second Secret Santa being Orthodox. That gives them until the 6th.
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Old Dec 26, 14, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by 98103 View Post
I'm banking on my second Secret Santa being Orthodox. That gives them until the 6th.
LOL, this is true.

I heard from my 6th recipient, so I'm 6 for 6 as far as people receiving their gifts.
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Old Dec 27, 14, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by sinecure View Post
I managed to contain my self until Mrs. Sinecure got home. But boy it was hard!
I want to thank my SS for the awesome package!

Bear that converts to a travel pillow, Beer toque, beer soap, chocolates, and a $25 gift card to Alaska Airlines.

Originally Posted by tzvilev View Post
Thanks to EJL for the awesome gifts! (Two posters, a flask, some chocolates, and an American 777-300 model!) Just in time for my birthday tomorrow!
Originally Posted by Milz02315 View Post
My first Santa gift arrived in the mail this week! Would like to thank the sender for the delicious bars of chocolate (they're all gone ), the headphones and workout band, and the US / Allegheny Livery. Thanks again!
Originally Posted by tanzaniancane View Post
Thank you to my Secret Santas for some wonderful gifts!!!

First and foremost - a wonderful collection of an AA plane with some excellent humor in the Breaking Bad News book, yummy candy and some bacteria

Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
From EJL: a plethora of gifts! Tea, chocolate truffles, a Spanish-language Asterix book (awesome!), the first season of the Jetsons on DVD! A very cool wine corkscrew, a Yankees doll, a flyertalk luggage tag, and some ginger candy.
Hope you all liked your gifts! Still waiting for one more to post also very jealous that tanzaniancane is going to the ICC cricket world cup-I'm leaving oz just before it starts...
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Old Dec 27, 14, 12:37 am
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Got my 2nd & final gift today...a bonsai tree! Someone did some real sleuthing!

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Old Dec 27, 14, 1:12 am
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My recipient has received their gift, but I haven't received a gift yet nor heard from my Secret Santa. Snail mail living up to the name?....
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