Secret Santa is as much a Christmas tradition as awkward gazes and small talk at the office Christmas party. To gather around with love ones and secretly exchange gifts, it really is a lot fun and can lead to some of the most thoughtful gifts one can receive in this season of joy.
Social website, Reddit hosts its own annual Secret Santa among its users and every year Microsoft founder Bill Gates likes to enter his name with everyone else and make one random user’s holiday season a memorable one. The lucky recipient for 2016 truly made off like a bandit.
This year Santa Gates gave to Reddit user, Aerrix and upon seeing his picture in the package she received, she knew she struck gold. Rather than just giving away a whole catalog of Microsoft products, though she did still receive a new Minecraft Edition XBox One and additional materials, Gates went all out it seems to make it a personal one as Aerrix recalled in a Reddit Gifts post. Aerrix is a huge Zelda fan and thus received matching Zelda mittens for her and her dog, a paper Master Sword, a beaded Zelda themed picture frame that features her, her husband, dog, and a Photoshopped in Bill Gates among the many gifts she received.
Gates took to her profile to make everything thoughtful, especially the Cajun cookbook she received with a note saying, “Aerrix, Since you’re originally from Louisiana and miss your uncle’s Cajun cooking, I thought you might enjoy trying some of the recipes from this cookbook.”
In addition to receiving some movies, and Ravenclaw slippers as well, Gates made a donation in her to Code.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding computer science education access, which is also dear to Aerrix’s heart given that her husband is a programmer and her brother has a computer science degree.
How did you Secret Santa go this year? You gonna join Reddit’s next year in the hopes of getting Bill Gates as yours? Let us know in the comments below!