We always want everyone to love the gift the received, but the reality is, that's not always the case.
Sometimes, a Santa will miss the mark, without malicious intentions. Here's a few of the most common scenarios we hear about:
- I already own this, what do I do?
Keep in mind, your Santa doesn't have an intimate knowledge of of what books, movies, or games are sitting on your shelf. If they got you something you already own, there is no need to chastise them, if you think about it, they did good by picking out something you'd like.
What you should do: Thank your Santa and rate your gift as if this were the first time you received it.
- I have no use for this, what should I do?
Sometimes, a gift is just a gift. It's not meant to be useful. Your Santa might have found the item, and thought it was perfect.
What you should do: Thank your Santa and rate your gift appropriately. You can regift or donate it without being publicly mean to your Santa.
- I think my Santa just sent me trash, what should I do?
Is it possible the gift was damaged in shipping? Is it simply a case of being more than "gently" used? Is it possible there is another gift on the way, and this is a gag gift? If the answer is no, please do not share your received gift, and please handle let us handle it.
What you should do: Please email us at email@example.com and provide as much information on the sender as possible. We try to do our best due diligence when looking into situations where we need to intervene.
- My Santa sent me something purposefully offensive or not safe for work, what should I do?
Was your Santa trying to be offensive? Sometimes people send a gift they think will be genuinely appreciated, which only leads to disappointment to both the giftee and the Santa who sees their giftee's post to the gallery.
We try to keep things PG-13 at Reddit Gifts, but that's not always the case with some of our participants.
If you received something you feel is inappropriate for Reddit Gifts, you can either share the gift in the gallery and rate it low, or report is directly to us.
What you should do: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as the sender as possible. We try to do our best due diligence when looking into situations where we need to intervene.