One is via a Facebook group called We Ate’nt Dead that’s for fans of everything Terry Pratchett related and not actually anonymous; I have to mail something to a gal in Belfast, Irelend for that one. No idea who’s sending me a pressie, yet, though, so I guess it’s kind of mysterious. Miss Belfast is a fan of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and doesn’t like spiders or butterflies, but does like the colour green. Here I am in Saskatchewan with no clue what to mail her for Hogswatch.. Rider gear is green. Maybe a toque would fit the cash limit.. have doubts though..
The other is work related and will likely involve me buying something for someone I know nothing about.
I much prefer the gift game of something utterly random and everyone can pick a package out of the middle, open it up, and then hopefully trade with someone for something better. The other one I like is the White Elephant where you deliberately buy (or assemble) something utterly horrible and hope that you can trade up to something “better” when you see how ghastly your present is. Last year I’d found a garish red and green apron at Value Village and stuffed the pockets with the worst Harlequin titles I could find for sale there. It was fun waiting for someone to pick that present. Someone completely doofed the rules one year, though, and bought those awesome Smithsonian science sets. But we managed to hang onto them. One of these days the Young One should try out the volcano or crystal growing.
I saw a cool “Muggle” wallet for $10 at Cashopolis…might be a neat gift to send to Ireland.
hmm.. could be could be..