The Not So Secret Santa WordPress Community Gift Exchange

Today on Twitter, I noticed a link from Mike Demopoulos that pointed people to a WordPress Community Gift Exchange on Elfster. This is the second year the gift exchange is taking place. Demopoulos started it in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way for people in the WordPress community to connect.

If you sign up to Elftser to participate, you’ll be placed in a queue where the person you’re purchasing a gift for will be selected on November 17th, 2021. Gifts have a $50 spending limit. Participants are encouraged to add an item that’s below the $50 budget to their public wishlist page on Elfster. Participants are able to select whether they will ship an item internationally or not during the signup process.

The secret Santas will be revealed in January of 2022. I’ve signed up and I’m ready to be someone’s Santa Clause because dammit, being Santa Clause for someone feels good.