Like with any event, let's start off with the 5 Ws and 1 H:
Who: Any AAMML member
What: Holiday gift exchange
When: Between now and the end of January-ish depending on shipping times
Where: Around the world
Why: For fun! The AAMML thread is like a family to many members and this is just one of many ways we can interact with one another.
How: By posting in this thread
Rules to follow:
- Ideally the gift should arrive at the recipient's location during the holiday week of December (December 21-January 1), but delays in shipping and whatnot may occur. Please plan accordingly.
- To accommodate some of the more expensive shipping options (especially if you're shipping internationally), the price range of the gift+shipping costs should be around $10-$40 USD.
- Please don't gift an object that the recipient specifically stated not to ship in their preferences (e.g. if I have a preference not to receive any food items, please don't send me food).
How to participate:
Just post a reply in this thread with your shipping zone preferences (North America, Eastern Asia, Europe, or international). CONUS would be considered North America too, but if you prefer that over North America in general then please post that as your shipping preference.
Since not everyone posts on Head-Fi often, let alone the AAMML group here, please feel free to tag anyone who you think would be interested and spread the word. I'll set the deadline for signing up to participate on Wednesday November 26 at 23:59 Pacific Time (just before midnight), which the day before Thanksgiving in the USA and Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Your holiday exchange partner:
I will PM each participant asking for their contact/shipping information and top 3 anime/manga series/movies and/or gift preferences (for example: 1. Toradora, 2. Clannad, 3: My Neighbor Totoro, food, no bodypillows).
Based on the shipping zone preferences of the participants, I will create a numbered list of people, randomise them, and pick random people from that list to be paired using a random number generator.
After I create that list and I have the shipping information and anime preferences, I'll PM you again with your partner and other necessary information.
Tracking your gifts:
When your gift has been shipped/ordered, as well as if you have received a gift, please update this Google Spreadsheet so we can keep track of who has sent their gift and who has received a gift:
Things to gift and how to shop:
Anything related to Japanese culture can be sent as a gift. It could be a Japanese 101 book, a figurine, oppai mousepad, keychain, phone strap, manga, plush doll, etc. Just be sure to follow Rules outlined above.
If you're shipping internationally, you can order things from within the country of your partner to save on shipping times and/or cost. For example, even if you live in the USA, you can order something from Amazon.de if your partner lives in Germany.
|@Atominator99||North America/Eastern Asia|
|@AxelCloris||International except Antarctica|
|@deadlylover||International, preference for Eastern Asia/Europe|
|@Exesteils||International, preference for USA|
|@Joe Bloggs||Eastern Asia|
|@Mshenay||To be determined (USA) [dropped out]|
|@Tom Yum Goong||International|
Secret Santa revealed! (Click to show)
deadlylover ships to VortexBlast
Joe Bloggs ships to graphidz
Atominator99 ships to Fishi
Chasenuva1 ships to bowei006
Exesteils ships to miceblue
Idsynchrono_24 ships to EveTan
AxelCloris ships to NLNH
bowei006 ships to Atominator99
EveTan ships to kalbee
Fishi ships to AxelCloris
graphidz ships to Tilpo
jgray91 ships to mechgamer123
kaixax555 ships to Tom Yum Goong
kalbee ships to kn19h7
kn19h7 ships to Joe Bloggs
mechgamer123 ships to jgray91
miceblue ships to vwinter
NLNH ships to kaixax555
Ra97oR ships to Idsynchrono_24
Tilpo ships to Ra97oR
Tom Yum Goong ships to Chasenuva1
VortexBlast ships to Exesteils
vwinter ships to deadlylover
Edited by miceblue - 1/16/15 at 10:20am