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aquamarinesteph #1
AStarr #1 #2
AtomicLush #1
bergamini #1 #2
b00mer89 #1 #2
Bravada04 #1
BXIAN #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
canforce #1
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2
Cjacq #1
ckidder331 #1 #2 #3
compubit #1 #2 #3 #4
CPH-Flyer #1 #2 #3
Dark Blue #1 #2
Deds1 #1 #2 #3
dee1843 #1
DeepUnderground #1 #2
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3
diburning #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Dogmatick #1 #2
erikatcuse #1
flo-e #1
FlyingCow #1 #2 #3
ginoa724 #1
Gregor #1
gsch #1 #2
HeavenlyJane #1 #2
holloway1000 #1
HWGeeks #1
iMedic #1
jamesteroh #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
jetset09 #1
jcnkc #1
Jinxy #1 #2
JoelThomas #1
jondabomb #1
jsds #1
Karl Gustav Annus #1 #2
kauppias #1 #2
kipper #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4
kirkwoodj #1
linzbh #1
Lisabeth #1 #2 #3
malexander131 #1
MappingChick #1 #2 #3 #4
Marcia3641 #1
mario02423 #1
mdbe #1
mdovenmuehler #1 #2
Meneer Guggenheimer #1 #2
Micp3208 #1
miko2a #1 #2
MissChele #1 #2 #3 #4
missydarlin #1
MrDplus #1 #2
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1
obunewbie17 #1
ohlradio #1 #2
omriba #1
onetess #1
onlyairfare #1 #2
onthewaytoadventure #1 #2
PandaSoPink #1
Recondite #1
Redhead #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
samosa #1 #2
sammyindc #1
sandratravels #1 #2
santina91 #1 #2
ScGhost0 #1 #2
shutterbugguy #1 #2 #3
smc333 #1
spartacus #1
sperkins921 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 (part 2)
stingtx #1
sweetcreamytea #1 #2
tcl #1 #2 (part 2)
Thatguyatthebar #1
token385 #1 #2 #3
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Tpa-flyer #1
tzvilev #1 #2 #3
WIRunner #1 #2 #3
WriterGirlLinds #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
yunicorner #1 #2
YVRorange #1
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Old Nov 18, 17, 12:05 pm
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Looks like I am lucky #2 as the 2nd recipient of my FT Secret Santa gift from a 2nd time Secret Santa. Erik came through with some amazing goodies, including ones that my son loves (pilot hat and model AS airplane). There are a lot of goodies including mugs, green tea cookies, cocoa, chocolates, scarf, postcards, hat, and a model airplane.

Thanks for the creative gifts and for wrapping them all!

P.S. I was excited to see a fellow Crane & Co. aficionado.




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Old Nov 18, 17, 3:01 pm
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that looks so cool!
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Old Nov 18, 17, 5:34 pm
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UPS says that my recipient got theirs, I am so anxious to know if they liked it or not (I hope they liked it) that I keep checking the thread every 30 minutes. I suck at buying gifts and really hope the person likes it.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 6:01 pm
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I always include my Amazon wish list too. I figure it's easier that way to get a sense of what I like. Some Santas have purchased directly from it. Others has used it as inspiration. I've been doing this for 7+ years and love it every year and love every gift!
That's not a bad idea. I should start an Amazon wish list, although if it exists on Amazon, and I want it, I will most likely buy it right away because I want the double dipped points and miles from the purchase.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by HWGeeks View Post
UPS says that my recipient got theirs, I am so anxious to know if they liked it or not (I hope they liked it) that I keep checking the thread every 30 minutes. I suck at buying gifts and really hope the person likes it.
Keep in mind some folks save their gifts until Christmas to open (not Kipper, tho, in case you had her ) so if they don't post right away, it might be because the gift is going under their tree.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
Keep in mind some folks save their gifts until Christmas to open (not Kipper, tho, in case you had her ) so if they don't post right away, it might be because the gift is going under their tree.
I did forget about that!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 1:43 am
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First gift has been shipped, and approximately 50% of the second gift has been bought. I am normally opposed to buying Christmas gifts before the first Sunday of advent, but it suddenly became an extra busy travel season for me and I don't want to come on the bad santa list, so better do it early.
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Old Nov 19, 17, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by HWGeeks View Post
UPS says that my recipient got theirs, I am so anxious to know if they liked it or not (I hope they liked it) that I keep checking the thread every 30 minutes. I suck at buying gifts and really hope the person likes it.
LOL, then next year, request me, as I open gifts as soon as they arrive.
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Keep in mind some folks save their gifts until Christmas to open (not Kipper, tho, in case you had her ) so if they don't post right away, it might be because the gift is going under their tree.
LOL, I'm like a kid in that way!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 8:32 am
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Presents stay wrapped & under tree until Christmas for me!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 10:35 am
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Gifts have all been purchased-one Santee will get theirs shipped directly, and the 2 will need for me to await delivery of their items to my house so that I can mail them out. Not very website had a "purchased as a gift" option. I had fun shopping this year!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 11:53 am
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Presents stay wrapped & under tree until Christmas for me!
Sigh, what fun is that?
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Old Nov 19, 17, 4:36 pm
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This was my first time participating and I had so much fun shopping for my Santee. I hope he/she likes what I chose! I thought maybe I was too early so I'm glad to see that some folks have received their stuff already. As a first-timer, I was only allowed to have one person, so I'm already looking forward to next year when I can send more gifts!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by onetess View Post
This was my first time participating and I had so much fun shopping for my Santee. I hope he/she likes what I chose! I thought maybe I was too early so I'm glad to see that some folks have received their stuff already. As a first-timer, I was only allowed to have one person, so I'm already looking forward to next year when I can send more gifts!
I believe that once your recipient confirms receipt, you can request an additional assignment!
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Old Nov 19, 17, 8:00 pm
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I'm in this exchange, and the kibblers are each in two different exchanges. USPS tells me there is a package from Amazon, being delivered tomorrow, and I didn't order anything to be shipped here. So, the question is, "Is the Amazon package for me or one of the dogs?"
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Old Nov 20, 17, 4:26 am
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Dear friends. I'll return to the workshop erev Thanksgiving (the night before). Our office has received numerous PM's that are unrelated to what our job responsibilities are. Only PM me if you need to ask a question of your Santee.

Thank you.

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