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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 26, 17, 1:15 pm
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I have my gift all boxed up and will stop off at the post office in the AM. I bought only things made in Wisconsin (where I live) so I hope this person enjoys a melange of artisan food products from the upper midwest. It was hard not to eat the chocolates when I boxed it up.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by bergamini View Post
I have my gift all boxed up and will stop off at the post office in the AM. I bought only things made in Wisconsin (where I live) so I hope this person enjoys a melange of artisan food products from the upper midwest. It was hard not to eat the chocolates when I boxed it up.
Oh how I miss Wisconsin, grew up an hr north of MSN and always enjoyed watching the airwing do touch and go's when taking the grandparents to the airport. The cheese and sausage is second to none, i'll have to bring more back south with me next time i return home...

One lucky person is getting that box.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by b00mer89 View Post
Oh how I miss Wisconsin, grew up an hr north of MSN and always enjoyed watching the airwing do touch and go's when taking the grandparents to the airport. The cheese and sausage is second to none, i'll have to bring more back south with me next time i return home...

One lucky person is getting that box.
I grew up in Portage -- just under an hour north of MSN, so maybe close to where you did?

If so, one of the smaller gifts is a Cow Pie haha, hope they have a sense of humor. They make them in dark chocolate now!
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Old Nov 26, 17, 3:03 pm
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I'm hoping that it's me
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Old Nov 26, 17, 6:43 pm
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Just got back from my EZE MR to a box that I am going to assume came from a SecretSanta. Because of all the other boxes, I may have "accidentally" open it. But have already put them to work!

Thank you Santa?!?!
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Old Nov 27, 17, 12:09 am
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Finished my shopping and packaged most of the items myself so apologies to my Giftees as my skills evidently are not on the professional level (according to my kids) one assignment had requested gift cards so that is what I ordered, I usually steer clear of them but I also see that some people might not want to risk it with my taste in stuff

this is always fun for me, I do stress about getting gifts that are fun, useful and often a little travel related. this year I let my kids choose one item as well, so there may be a little oddity in the package

Happy holidays to everyone and hopefully my gifts will be received well and with a happy end result.
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Old Nov 27, 17, 7:11 am
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I've already worn the aweome RBG t-shirt and I love the beach towel - will be great at the pool this summer. Also included but not shown in pics. Shrinky DInks jewelry kit, mints, and a But No Elephants book for my daughter (which we've already read several times) - thanks again Santa. 3 more presents to come from other Santas! I love this. Several packages mailed, several more being wrapped tonight
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Old Nov 27, 17, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by kauppias View Post
this is always fun for me, I do stress about getting gifts that are fun, useful and often a little travel related. this year I let my kids choose one item as well, so there may be a little oddity in the package
My kid always helps with choosing the gifts to send. I think it's his favorite shopping of the whole year.
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Old Nov 27, 17, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
My kid always helps with choosing the gifts to send. I think it's his favorite shopping of the whole year.
Heh my kids wanted to join in next year 😀😀😀 they have status and travel with me so I guess this was the logical progression 😂 only my youngest has no status card YET 👍
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Old Nov 27, 17, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
Oops, I did tick the gift box, but did not write Unsolicited Gift. Do you think that my giftee will have problems? This is the first time I've sent anything international through the mail (in the past, I would simply order the gifts from their local Amazon site to save me the shipping cost). The package was sent to Canada if that matters.
It should be OK as long as the "gift" box is checked. Some countries differentiate between gift and unsolicited gifts for import duty and tax fees.
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Old Nov 27, 17, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
I've already worn the aweome RBG t-shirt and I love the beach towel - will be great at the pool this summer. Also included but not shown in pics. Shrinky DInks jewelry kit, mints, and a But No Elephants book for my daughter (which we've already read several times) - thanks again Santa. 3 more presents to come from other Santas! I love this. Several packages mailed, several more being wrapped tonight
I just got back from traveling for Thanksgiving and had a package on my front porch from Redhead! I will wait until part 2 of 2 gets here before posting a picture...but I'm already loving part 1 because I get to dabble in some international culinary arts! Cannot wait!!!
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Old Nov 27, 17, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by obunewbie17 View Post
I just got back from traveling for Thanksgiving and had a package on my front porch from Redhead! I will wait until part 2 of 2 gets here before posting a picture...but I'm already loving part 1 because I get to dabble in some international culinary arts! Cannot wait!!!

Hint - part two will have some suggestions on how to use part 1
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Old Nov 27, 17, 1:57 pm
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So exciting! A lot of fantastic gifts already. Iím sending out my gifts to their respective recipients in stages this week since I donít want to wait for everything to be delivered to me for repackaging. Hope to have everything wrapped and mailed by the end of the week. Part 1 of Gift 1 is on its way!
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Old Nov 27, 17, 3:09 pm
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I got my gift from HWGeek ten days ago, but I haven't been on FT much in the interim. Here's my low quality, fuzzy picture of what I got (I just could not manage to get a good one today, maybe because my hands are a bit shaky):


It's a thermoelectric cooler, I'll be putting it in my upstairs office. I need to clean and rearrange it to find a good place for it, but I've been meaning to to that for a while anyway
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Old Nov 27, 17, 11:08 pm
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Thanks Santa!

I arrived home from work today to two packages

package #1 was a box of chocolates and some cocoa scented lotion from a Pennsylvania based chocolatier - YUM!!!

package #2 was a box from Bath and Body Works with a variety of bath bombs and shower gel. It didn't have any note or indication that it was from my Secret Santa, but if it's from you - Thank you!

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