A dear friend of mine encouraged me this year to join redditgifts. Since I have the wonderful habit of taking up what he suggests because it ends up becoming fun (like blogging and the mcchris message board) I did it. This will be my first time being a part of a gift exchange through redditgifts. I have been a part of other Secret Santa exchanges and after I got burned once I have had a sour attitude about it. This was from a gal I had known for a long time on the mcchris message board. She even promised to make it up to me and never did. Yeah I am still a little sore about it, so what?!
I read up on redditgifts and this site has a sort of safety feature if you will. If your Secret Santa is a douche bag flake, piece of shit (okay maybe I am alotta sore about it still) you can be rematched with a kind-hearted soul that WILL gift you. I also have the option to volunteer as a rematcher, you know being a kind-hearted person and all. With redditgifts you get credits, so after my giftee obtains her gift I can go on to other redditgift exchanges if I so desire. If I fail (which I won't since I shipped the gift yesterday) then I will be negative in credits and verboten from future exchanges.
I opted for an international giftee, turns out my gal is from Canada. So I did my shopping for her, you are supposed to send a 20 dollar value gift. I think I did fairly well with finding gift(s) on sale for her. I even had time to craft up a blank charm bracelet and necklace for her.
|Failing at using my new camera. Sorry for the quality, I am learning!|
|In case you are wondering 3lbs, 6x7x9 to Canada from California is $31.31.|