Buying gifts for the family, friends, the dog or organising a Secret Santa gift exchange at work can often be, without sounding like a scrooge, a logistical nightmare. Now, imagine trying to organise Secret Santa for more than 200,000 people. Sounds impossible, right? Well, not quite.
Last year, the Guinness World Record for the largest Christmas Secret Santa gift exchange was set by RedditGifts, with a mind-blowing 85,000 people taking part.
This year, they’re looking at smashing that record and are hoping to get more than 200,000 people to exchange Christmas gifts with strangers all around the world.
So far, more than 147,000 people have signed up to the gift exchange (I’m #139,714) and if you’re worried about getting a dud gift, just remember that the likes of Bill Gates have signed up to the gift exchange in the past. Who knows, you might just get a high-profile computer magnate buying you a Chrissy present this year.
Reddit’s users are generally techy types — the Star Wars lovers, the regular gamers, the cat video watchers — and everyone who signs up is encouraged to spend around $20 on their Secret Santa gift.
Some presents are undoubtedly going to be more popular than others, so if you are thinking of signing up, do away with the scented candles and beauty products. Here’s what Reddit users are probably going to want for Christmas this year.
Anything related to Star Wars:
Cat mugs. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this face with their morning cuppa?
Just received my Secret Santa match for the reddit gift exchange! pic.twitter.com/h0SwXdFU0i
— Gentry (@gentrymckeown) December 5, 2013
A charity donation, a la Bill Gates:
— Carbonated.TV (@CarbonatedTV) November 3, 2014
Ninja Turtles costumes:
Just got an awesome ninja turtles box of goodies from reddit gift exchange!! I hope they enjoy what I sent them too! pic.twitter.com/VDRPV9015F
— Skyler Hendley (@SkylerJuice) July 8, 2014
— ✡ House Jewgaryen ✡ (@jewunit) May 7, 2014
Customisable lego mugs:
Create a new mug every morning with one of these Lego Mugs! 🙂 http://t.co/IZ4HwcE5Am
— Top Inventions (@Inventionx) May 29, 2014
Hello Kitty toasters:
I have a Hello Kitty toaster that puts her face on toast. If that's not winning then I don't know what is. pic.twitter.com/lAKnIPGUBy
— molly (@molxhoran) April 22, 2014
Pokémon hair clips. Gotta catch ’em all!
— The Geek1ing (@TheGeek1ing) October 1, 2014
Yea. I bought bacon flavoured toothpaste. pic.twitter.com/MGxAhxUDfp
— tyler (@TylerClara_) July 16, 2014
— Genus Systems Ltd (@genussystems) October 23, 2014
Have you signed up to the RedditGifts Secret Santa gift exchange? Share your Secret Santa wish list below.