All matches have been sent out, happy shopping!>Shipping deadline: December 13>Grinch check: January 31>Rules, Hints, FAQ and more:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UxrUTKEIsd2JrB_jAkpTWuwr6_qdnGHkmZm2mEhy-ZEIf any issues arise, contact us ASAP:firstname.lastname@example.orgRemember to include your ID number, as well as their gift tier, in the package you send to your match.When you receive your gifts, you're REQUIRED to post them in the thread, along with the tier and both your and your Santa's IDs. If you could also include them in the image for future reference, that would be super helpful!If you have any questions or need clarifications, feel free to contact your match in the thread. If you don't get a response, email us and we'll forward whatever questions you have directly to them.If you get stuck, we're always here to help, so please don't hesitate to ask!Previous thread:>>10886955
I know I'm in $20 tier but I can't wait to spoil my match anyways :3
>>10888810ty matches for doing a really good job of filling out the form I feel like I did a bad job now >^<
Found one of the items on my match’s wishlist right away! Gotta get some other things to fill it out but I’m so glad I was able to find a wishlist item right away! I’m hoping this helps make her Christmas amazing.
Is it okay if 45 tier has only one clothing item? I know I could get more but not brando items.
i wish we had a no spoil rule. i put it in my form but the last few years i think my matches thought i was being humble or something. i get really horrible guilt from it so please respect your match if they put that.
>>10888796I almost missed your post since the threads changed but I’m so glad I spotted it! I’ve never gotten a santa who likes Negima, or even knows it I think, so I’m very happy! It’s my “out of character” favorite but I love it so much.Also I’d definitely be interested in the Milklim cutsews! My specificity about the years is mostly to help people who don’t know anything about the brand, since some of the stuff they put out in their last couple years was just mass produced garbage with a Milklim label but since you’re already familiar with them, if you think the quality is okay then go for it!
Hi 7169! I’m super excited to shop for you, your style is right up my alley.I wanted to check on a few things before I really start buying: you said you don’t want an abundance of indie brand items, are jp indie brands okay with you? Especially older or defunct ones? And are you okay with some smaller items from indie or taobao brands? Nothing major, no clothing items, I just have a couple things in mind that I have personally and can vouch for that I think you would like in other colorways, but if you’d rather I skip it then I can!Also, what VNs and JRPGs are you into other than Persona?
>>10889097Hi! Yes, jp indie brands are totally fine! I forgot to mention that, thank you so much. As for taobao and other non-jp indie items, I will trust you that they’re high quality, but I wouldn’t want it to be a main part of my gift or anything. Thank you for checking!Persona is really the main game I like, lol, it’s almost to the point of excess… I can’t overstate it. But! I also enjoy Higurashi, Hashihime of the Old Book Town, and the original Pokemon gameboy games. Can’t wait to see what you buy, I’m so excited! I’m sure I’ll love whatever you get.
>found an item from my giftee’s wishlist >it’s overpriced Anonnettes, should I bite the bullet?
>>10889095awesome!! super excited to put this together for you!! i already have tons of great ideas.
>>10889104If it's overpriced, personally I would refrain. Did she give you anything else to go off of? Anything she collects / other indications as to what she may like? Or was it only a wishlist?
>>10889147NTA but I hope you're not my match. It's reasonable to feel bad in a lower tier if your match has spent 3x the amount when you joined a low tier for a reason.
>>10889104do it nonna
>>10889104if it's within the price limit for your bracket then sure. but if not then just get something else desu
>>10889090lmao I hope you match with a stingy anon then, everyone will be happy.
>>10889104that's probably why they haven't bought it yet. maybe receiving it as a gift would be guilt-free compared to buying an overpriced item themselves. but either choice is fine.
Hello 2464 and 2097! This is your Santa checking in to let you know I've already started shopping! I'm so excited to put together the perfect set of presents. I wear sweet too so it's going to be a blast hunting down items that fit your specific styles Thank you both for being so thorough in the form. If I have any questions I'll be sure to drop them in the thread
>>10889194if anon joined a low bracket then it's not stingy? you sound like a brat.
Hi 6311! Also just checking in. I have started shopping already and found a few cute things I think you will like. Will definitely be sending you some local sweets and teas too so am excited to hopefully find some things you havent tried!
3157 & 6311 !! Popping in to let you both know ive started shopping! I already have the bulk of both of your gifts ordered, I'm super excited!!
I got the main part of my gift this week, still looking for more and I'm going to start on cards soon too!>>108893253157 here, I'm so excited! I know my application kinda sucked, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me with a burner account because I know I was kinda vague.
4894 -- hi! you mentioned you're running out of storage space and would prefer one main gift versus several little filler pieces. i've already picked out your main gift, but would you be okay with one or two extra things that you've specifically asked for? obviously don't want to overwhelm you with things, but 'tis the season.
>>108893092464 here! I’m glad I was thorough enough for you, I always worry that I don’t give enough information! And it’s also good to know that you’re in the thread and active. I got grinched last year so it’s really comforting to see you in the thread!
>>10889330I think I bought them the same thing you did. I didn't use the reservation system on the wishlist site because I thought they'd be able to see what was purchased. So, I guess they're going to have a backup.
>>10889309Thank you for your efforts, Santa. Happy holidays!
>>10889367P.S. sorry, this was dumb of me to post. i got woken up in the middle of the night by coyotes howling and posted this half-asleep because i was stressed to notice the situation. i will contact the organizers for more gift ideas to add to my gift since it seems like you're planning to buy the other options in the lower price tier so even if i got a replacement gift chances are that it would end up a duplicate as well. apologies if i still sound dumb, it's still the middle of the night. i will handle it tomorrow when I'm wiser and more coherent.
>>10889367hi, just fyi, I tested it and the owner of the wishlist can’t see what we’ve bought unless they log out or turn on a specific option. I used the reservation system because I was afraid of this happening! I don’t mind trying to sell the thing I bought secondhand and buying something else for them, lol. do you have a throwaway email so I can contact to confirm we don’t buy the same stuff?
>>10889384Thank you for reaching out. That was totally on me for not using the system. I don't have a throwaway set up, but I will email the organizers and tell them to share my email with you so that we can coordinate our efforts without bringing the public into it like I accidentally did. I'll just include the existing duplicate as a bonus item - maybe our giftee will want to twin with a friend.
Nooo i totally missed out on this. Ive joined in the past 3 years :( dang. If any slots open up to join or help with grinch please let me know.
I'm hoping I can join next year too. I'm a little too tight on funds to be shipping things internationally this year.
I better check in too- 3460, I think I got something you would like, still looking for goodies to add but I´m looking forward to putting everything together for you!
hi 2097! a few questions from your (second) santa: do you generally look for matching printed accessory sets to coord with the dresses you own, or do you prefer solid accessories for their versatility?if you're interested in complete sets (matching headbows/otks/bags), are there any specific dresses you do not want to receive matching accessories for?are there any specific kumyas or kumya paraphernalia items you've been looking for?if you'd prefer not to give specifics, that's totally alright, and i'll continue my search as planned.
>>10889104hi anon, if you're in $75 tier, i think we're looking at the same mercari listing. ignore if i'm wrong, but let me know if you'd like to reach out to the organizers to exchange contact info, like the other anons itt who have the same giftee.
>>10889330Hi! Thanks for checking in! It's honestly no problem, feel free to put as much or as little as you think is good! It's not a hard rule or anything. I mostly put that note there because some of my past santas have stressed about not having tons and tons of side gifts, so I just wanted to make sure that my future santas don't stress about it too because I'm happy either way. Plus if it's something I listed, then I have a storage plan for it so those types of things are totally fine. Thanks for being such a thoughtful santa!>>10889367Thanks for checking in too! Honestly I already appreciate you two being my santas, so I'm sure I'll love whatever you got! And yes, I have a friend who I sometimes twin with, so duplicates are totally fine!
>>10889435I like both print and solid accessories. I have a lot of stuff already, but it's because I like a lot of stuff, so don't worry if your idea is too smiliar or too different compared to my existing wardrobe, either way has appeal. The only type of set accessory I would avoid is one I already own an exact copy of, but I own so much stuff, I feel like that'd be a tedious requirement. If you're feeling thorough, here's a big album of my existing matching, non-basic items.https://imgur.com/a/N8fy1C4I sometimes skipped buying matching headwear because I'd have to wear hairpieces to balance the volume, so it would get used too rarely for the price. But of course I wish I owned that fancy headwear. For day-to-day, I've been noticing I like tulle headdresses (I have black, burgundy, and lav so far), dangly hairclips (I got every color of Baby's Fallin' Ribbon Ribbon clips), and braclets. I don't have any silver or bronze bracelets, so that would be a great find. Cat stuff that goes with my Meta Cat Print Lace Up JSK would be great.For the kumyas, there's not anything I've been searching for, only things I passed up because they were pricy (White Rabbit Costume, Hawase Embroidery, Love Heart Embroidery), so I don't want to transfer that financial pressure onto you. If one of y'all is crafty, a duck/chick outfit or a yellow one in general for the kumyas could be cute. But I'm happy with anything, so no stress!
>>10889501oh wow, thank you! i hope you had the collages already on hand and didn’t spend all that time just for SS, but they’re super appreciated and will help me not double buy an item you already own. so excited to put together your gift!
>>10889518well, making the collages is fun for me, but i don't want to overwhelm you. if there is anything else you'd like to see or know, please ask. happy shopping!
I really wanted to participate this year. Have fun, gulls, maybe I'll be able to join you one day.
hi #8425 :)you mentioned sax- what colors would you normally wear sax with? also what other colors are in your wardrobe?also, do you have a CD player?
>>10889981I wear a lot of navy, red/wine/bordeaux, white, and grey (but almost never black), but i'm wanting sax socks because some of my prints that have sax accent colors (cool tone sax rather than minty sax, think baby/moitie's kind of robins egg, though i can make more pastel shades work), and it's the one color i don't have any non print socks for. i'm not super picky about them, just wanting something versatile! i don't wear gingham stuff though, just as a heads up-- most of my taste in sweet is solids and florals. (also, i forgot to mention this on my form, but if you can't find any socks, i've also had a wicked need for red accessories of any kind! most of mine are dark red, so some bright or mid tone reds would be useful! square headdresses, bows, headbands, bonnets, hair ties/scrunchie i will take any solid red/red with white lace accessories) also i do not! the one in my car stopped working recently :(. i have a turntable, cassette player, 8-track, and minidisc, but no CD player currently. however that has not stopped me from buying cds for collecting! they're very easy to back up for digital copies, and often have neat art, so i would not be unhappy with cds! hope this helps! i wasn't as detailed with my form as some others so i'm happy to clarify anything.
>>10890011this is super helpful, thanks!
!!! #6311 !!!I know you're allergic to shellfish but would you appreciate a mermaidy/seashell themed accessory?
>>10890053Hello Santa anon! 6311 here.I have two dresses that it would compliment perfectly, it's a theme in my wardrobe I would definitely like to expand on past the usual toy and animal prints I gravitate towards.>>10889324I'm always excited to try new varieties of tea and sweets! Thank you sm for checking in.
#5986,Are your ears pierced?
>>10890555they are not, sorry. i typically don't wear clip-ons either, as they hurt my ears with extended wear.let me know if you have any other questions! i've been worried i gave too little information on my form and wishlist.
>>10890579No problem! If you have some more info about more general items you're interested in for the 75 tier, I'd appreciate it. I've been hunting for the wishlist items, but they seem to be on the rare side, and I don't want to disappoint by going off-list. I've seen some sweet jewelry that caught my eye, but it wasn't the exact series listed on your wishlist, so I was afraid you might already own it. I'm open to any advice!
I've got all the gifts ordered, now it's time to wait for them to arrive.
#7707,Do you have stickers of your OCs?
>>10891264Hi anon, I do not have any!
the items I bought for my giftee came in, I’m so excited to package them up and send them out… I’ll probably wait until after thanksgiving but ahhh!! she is gonna get so spoiled
>>10891381what crawled up your ass and died, anon?
#6311, How would you feel about getting tea that’s beyond the best before date…?
>>10888832I keep seeing people say they're excited to spoil their match and it just makes me feel sad that I'm a poor grad student and can't do the same for mine. :,(
>>10892109thats why you go down a tier from what youre comfortable spending, so you can still spoil them within your budget
>>10892117no. why can't giving and receiving gifts from strangers within a specific budget be enough?
>>10892132It is, nobody expects to be spoiled, but being sour about people who are excited to spoil their matches feels very against the holiday spirit. Let people who want to go above and beyond do that, sometimes their giftee was just easy to shop for and they find a lot and sometimes they just enjoy finding gifts and want to find more, so why not allow that?I’ve been joining this event for six or seven years and I’ve gotten great gifts that were in budget and shirts gifts that went way over. Stop whining about how sad you feel that you can’t spoil your match and just follow the rules and you’ll be fine, and leave the anons who want to spoil their giftees alone because that’s not against the rules either.
>>10892132you sound like a grinch. please stop projecting your weird inferiority complex onto people who are trying to be nice to each other during the only time of year CGL users can be convinced to be nice. if you don't like the culture of spoiling matches and deriving joy from giving gifts you probably just shouldn't participate. i joined the grinch squad because i actually enjoy giving things to others while expecting nothing in return, not because i just wanted a present and am begrudgingly willing to send out the bare minimum to qualify for it.i suspect a lot of santa's here joined for similar reasons, and i suspect people whining about others going over budget are probably the same people giving out the cheapest most generic pocky-and-a-sticker presents to their matches.
>>10892117I chose the $20 tier; I can't really go lower than that.>>10892160I'm not being sour about it, I just said I'm sad that I don't have the resources to do the same.
>>10892457Card tier! Last year I was really strapped for cash, but I spent about $20 on gifts for my giftee and they were really excited!!Budgeting can also go a long way. Squirreling $5 away every now and again in a place you don't access often can really add up! You could also try handmade gifts with things you might have laying around. Ultimately though, you don't have to spoil your giftee. $20 is the minimum, if you spend that amount you've done all you need to & shouldn't feel bad about it!
>>10892185there are literally less than 30 participants. calm tf down.
>>10892647with this attitude i see why
>>10892457It's OK anon, I'll still appreciate whatever you got me! if you made a nice card and put love into it then that's what's important!
>>10892720anon needs to calm down and stop accusing people of random things. she's the attitude here.
Waiting for one last item to arrive at my SS... I hope my giftee won't be disappointed in their gift.
Shipped out my cards and present today!
>>108890958425: when you say black wrist cuffs, do you specifically want all black, or would white with black ribbons work?
To 6737! I just ordered your gift and it should be coming from Germany! I’m US based so I decided to ship directly to ya and then send a card from me. SO if you receive a strange box from a random German address that you are not expecting… please go ahead and assume it’s from me <3
Since my santa hasn´t mentioned my id, I hope everything is going alright and I wasn´t too confusing in my form.Anyways, my order arrived; is it too early to send it out? My cards are also ready.
>>10893014I think you’re asking me since you responded to my post, but I’m 5369. If you are asking me I’d prefer all black so I can wear them with my gothic pieces as well as my sweet but black with white would still be okay since I can definitely also use them!
>>10893014dyslexia got me, thank you! i can definitely do that! i've almost got all your presents together and wanted to get one last thing from your wish list. i'm so excited to get this mailed out!
>>10893139>is it too early to send it out?The earlier the better imo. The closer to the holiday season you send, the more you risk your parcels getting delayed or lost. If your giftees happen to receive their presents early, they can always wait to open until Christmas!
Hey 3460, do you prefer more traditional holiday snacks like chocolates and tea or more weird unique snacks? Do you have any flavors you don´t like?
>>10890011wanted to let you know that your stuff arrived:) if all goes as planned, i'll have it in the mail next week.really hope you like it/ get some use out of it!
>>10893399thank you anon! i'm very excited
3157!! Your gift for me has arrived!! I am gonna hold off on opening it, but when i shook it there was a very exciting noise so im looking forward to seeing whats in it!
>>10893717Wow that was fast! There are german cookies in it but they are shelf stable until april of next year.
>>10893743Ooh!!! Yum!! Yes that is so awesome!! My oma is german so i am certain i know the brand and will cry when i open the box lol. I am bursting with excitement