OH, WHAT FUN!
Let’s spread some holiday cheer to say farewell to this year!
Please join us for the Spiceworks 2020 Gift Exchange.
PARTICIPATION IS A COMMITMENT!
Please refrain from signing up, if there is a chance that you will not be able to follow through with purchasing and mailing a gift. Maybe there are engagements that will hold you back from completing the exchange, such as being too busy store hopping for toilet paper or no time because you have a gazillion zoom meetings to attend. Whatever the obstacle may be, please be considerate of others and don’t sign up if you can’t see it through! The gift exchange is a special way to bring joy to a stranger, but it can turn out to be a real bummer if a gift is not received. We don’t want anyone to be left out that has signed up. I mean, let’s be honest, this year, 2020, stink, stank, stunk!
Deadline to sign-up: November 30th, 2020
Date that your recipient will be chosen: December 1st, 2020
Deadline for the recipient to receive your gift (Depending on where you are, please ship in enough time to meet this deadline.): December 19th, 2020
Suggested amount to spend: $20.00
Some items to remember:
**On the Elfster site, you must include your Spiceworks username. If you prefer, your Spiceworks username may be placed in the “nickname” area.
**Don’t forget to include your shipping address on your Elfster profile.
**A wish-list is “highly” recommended. The chosen gift does not have to be something from this list, but it helps others to get an idea of what you might like. You may also add a text comment to this wish-list by clicking on “Advanced” and choosing the text-only option.
Let’s not forget….
Signing up to participate is a COMMITMENT!
I know, I know, I already mentioned this, but trust me, it is worth repeating. If you signed up and cannot participate, please notify me as soon as possible. I will do some switcheroos on the assignments. You will still be able to participate in future gift exchanges if you notify me that you cannot partake in this one. However, if I am not alerted to the situation, unfortunately you will be banned from this fabulous gift giving activity in the future. So, don’t be a scrooge and just spill the beans.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Everyone on the site. SpiceHeads, GGs, and OGs all can! For GGs, though, please remember that company swag should not be the gift. This Secret Santa event is about individuals, not companies. SpiceHeads must have signed up on Spiceworks by November 15th, 2020 and have participated on the site within the last 6 months. You also cannot participate if you failed to send a gift in a previous Spiceworks gift exchange.
Q: Can we post pictures of gifts we've received? If so, where?
A: Yes, this is very much encouraged. Use this topic to post pictures of what you got. :)
Q: How will my Spicy Secret Santa know what sort of things I like?
A: Use the wish-list feature on Elfster. You may use the "Advanced" option if you would like to just add text.
Q: What if my recipient is in a different country?
A: We suggest that you order from that country's Amazon site. Then, you can get it shipped directly to them from Amazon. (Of course, if you're okay with paying the exorbitant international shipping fees, go ahead and ship normally.)
Q: Where do I find my recipient's address?
A: Here's a handy chart that Sarah made a couple of years ago that should help.
Q: Should I mark something on my recipient's wish-list as purchased if I purchased it?
A: Yes, please. Also, make sure to mark your package as sent after you've shipped it. This option is on the left hand side of the homepage.
Q: How do I find my recipient on Spiceworks?
A: They should have their username listed as noted above, but if not, try googling their name along with "profile" and "Spiceworks." Some SpiceHeads have been known to anonymously message their recipient through Elfster asking for their Spiceworks profile as well.
Q: If I am getting a shirt (or other clothing items) for my recipient, how do I know what size they wear?
A: Just send them an anonymous PM through Elfster. Please add sizes to your wish-list if you request something wearable. You may go into the item and add it as a note.
Q: Does the person I am matched with also have me as a recipient?
A: No, the recipient and giver are not mirror matches.
Okay, now that we got all of that out of the way, let’s do this and have some FUN!
Happy Holidays and Enjoy!