2012 4th Annual Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
I need help. I love signing up, but then I can never decide what to send.

Sitting in/on/with a quandry here....HELP! lynnie
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
Hey, Lynnie. . . you're such a KILLER cook. . . why don't you make some yummy treats to send.

OXO

eK@
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
How about a nice fleece beanie? Everyone needs one of those...Just a wild guess.
Abend

Social climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
Especially those who aren't christians, or have other traditions?

Obviously I am standing firmly in the 'open it when it arrives' camp. MH you had mentioned that you celebrate the solstice. I am not familiar with the tradition but wouldn't that allow you to open on the 21st?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Thanks ekat and skully. You are the BEST. I don't have time to cook. I just want the gift to be perfect......I did buy an awesome beanie but would like to be more personal. What if the color is not good or it doesn't fit.

Please help me to be a really good super Santa.

I was prepared to give a guy gift. Have an awesome one, but got a gal. Oh lordy, oh lordy, need some inspiration. Been thinking since I got the name but nothing kicks.....
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
I just want the gift to be perfect

Lynnie...a gift from you, how could it not be perfect....?

Anyone would be honored to get something from the one and only Lynnster

Susan

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
So it dawned on me this afternoon that Christmas is almost here! Yikes! I sent off my gift today. I hope the recipient like it. I get a bit kick out of it (but I'm odd). :) Happy holidays secret santa giftee!!!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
I just finished making mine. I may miss the mailing deadline doing the finishes, but it shouldn't matter as it's not going far.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Lynne, the fleece beanie is a good idea that everyone can use. There are all kinds of styles now too.

Merry Christmas!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2012 - 01:48am PT
My vote is don't 'tell' anybody you opened it until at least Christmas Eve.

Some sort of "don't ask, don't tell" tactic, apparently.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 14, 2012 - 02:08am PT
Lynne, email me the name of the woman, and i'll try to give you some ideas...

ps... Why did you change to LL LL ...)-;


edit: Lolli, it's not possible......i choose not to participate in Secret Santa, ...but i enjoy watching everyone play along....(-;
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Mine is in the mail! Enjoy!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Mine is not in the mail yet...this weekend...shame on me, but since I hate to take responsibility I can say that the company sending it to me was late, because their supplier was delayed, because the parts for that supplier didn't come in time from China beccause the 50 cent an hour workers in China got snooty and slowed production because they wanted $0.55 an hour but the bosses were entrenched because Bain Capital needed to sell them for a profit because the Marriott Hotels wanted Romney on their Board of Directors. So there...it really is Romney's fault. Someone had to take this political....

Susan

Edit...I will mail it from Bozeman to mess up the giftee's head when they get it!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:57am PT
According to USPS tracking, the gift I sent out has arrived..

I forgot to write it on the box, but the contents are gift wrapped. Happy holidays!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Santa's sleigh has been spotted over the skies of New Mexico! PocoLoco, better get out there and catch the loot that falls out of the sky!!!

Joyeux Noel!

And damn, the wrapping won't be perfect. Small things like being wrapped or having the price removed. I got caught up in making sure that it went out on time and shipped direct. The thought went into the decoration of the item rather than the gift wrapping.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Open when you get it!!! THat's my vote. I still remember the year my boss gave me home made kielbasa, and I put it under the tree for Christmas. You never know if a gift might spoil. OPEN IT UP NOW AND TELL US WHAT YOU GOT.

Hard to believe some of us are mature professionals.
Strider

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
As the organizer of this little event, I love seeing everyone debating and talking about the the inconsequential details involved, because it shows how much it means to everyone...

So here's a conundrum. When are the giftees supposed to open their gift, assuming that it arrives before December 25th?

As the guy who organized this, all I can say is: it doesn't matter!

As a normal person who isn't a part of this exchange (to me it doesn't feel right to participate when I am the one who organizes it) I have a quick allegory... My girlfriend can not stand having a gift in front of her and not open it. Something arrives for her and she wants to know what it is and will open it ASAP. To me that's perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with that.

On the opposite side is me, who will receive a gift and I will wait until the appointed time to open it, no matter how long that is. Last year I received a few gifts as the organizer (THANK YOU Zip and everyone who participated for making that happen!!!!) and they sat under my Christmas tree until Christmas before I opened them.

So when should you open the gift you received from this Secret Santa exchange? It is all up to you, there are no rules!

All that matters (to me) is that everyone enjoy the the spirit of the season and connect in some way with their fellow climbers.

Happy Holidays!!

-n
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:09pm PT

I mailed mine. I hope my recipient enjoys it.

I got mine too, but it says don't open 'till Christmas. . .
so I'll be patient. . . .
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
On this very suckee day, I got my secret santa gift. It is so delightful to be transported to a magical, Christmasy place.

Should I open it?.....or should I save that joy for another day when I need some sunshine?
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
I hope some of you early receivers share up. Give us a full 12 days of Christmas!
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