Countdown to Matching Day

We're into the final stretch, with only one week left until matching! We thought we should take this opportunity to post a few friendly reminders, and highlight answer some Frequently Asked Questions

As a Santa, what should I know?

How much am I expected to spend? You should plan on spending 20$ USD (including shipping) on your gift, but the focus should be on a thoughtful gift for your giftee.

I've been matched, and I don’t like my giftee. Can I get a new one? Matches are final. One of the great things about reddit is that people can form communities around what they are passionate about. Secret Santa brings all sorts of people into the mix, and sometimes viewpoints don't mix. Remember, just like you're sending them a gift they're doing the same for someone else.

Do I have to buy my gift on Monthly Coloring Club? No, you can purchase your gift anywhere. Purchasing on Monthly Coloring Club has the advantage of us marking your gift shipped automatically.

Can I ship from an online retailer straight to my giftee? Absolutely! You can ship the gift yourself, or direct from a retailer, it's all good.

As a Giftee, what should I know?

Double check your address is correct Finding out your have the wrong address after your Santa shipped isn't always fixable.

Going to be away for the holidays? Make sure you have a mail hold in place, or someone watching your mail. If you know you're going to be gone a specific time frame, you can leave a note below your shipping address.

How do I change my shipping or matching preference? Note, we try to respect your matching tier over your shipping preference, if we can not match you in tier and in accordance with your shipping tier, we will bump you down a tier and try again.

I received a gift. How do I say thank you? Yes! You are required to post a thank you note on the our Facebook group. You can include pictures and videos in your thank you post.

General questions?

Do I have to use my real name? Yes, to avoid complications in shipping we urge you to use your real name.

How are we matched up? We match in a daisy chain, meaning Sean gives to Jenny, Jenny gives to Jo-Anne, Jo-Anne gives to Heather, Heather gives to Levi, Levi gives to Sean. Unless you happen to be in an area with only two people signed up, the chances you get matched as both Santa and Giftee to the same person is pretty small.

Can I cancel my participation? Matching will be done early December 1. After we close signups, we will do some last anti-fraud passes, then do matching. When matches are ready, we will send notification emails.

Tracking numbers are not required. It is possible that tracking isn't available for your gift. It is not mandatory for your santa to supply tracking, so if there's no tracking number there's nothing to do but wait for a surprise!

Have specific questions?

Visit our Help Center which has detailed Frequently Asked Questions for the Secret Santa