This happened two Christmas's ago and I want to remind everyone to make sure to open your gifts fully.
So I have done Reddit's Secret Santa exchange the past few years. The first 3 years tried it, I sent my gifts and had got nothing back in return.
I was on my final straw with the exchange and because I was putting a good effort in my gifts, I wanted something cool in exchange.
I made my bio on the Secret Santa page and showed all my interests. I talked about my dog, how much I love soccer and all sports, my favorite teams, and other hobbies.
I was hoping this would be the year...Well about a week before Christmas, I get a package that has written in sharpie all over it, "REDDIT SECRET SANTA!!!!"
I was stoked to say the least. My roommates gathered around to see what was in the box...an electric toothbrush still sealed in the box(looked like this http://i.imgur.com/bcrSJ22.jpg).
I was so bummed. My roommates laughed, I laughed (but was a little mad). I said something along the lines of, "I guess when my toothbrush breaks I can use this one."
About 5 months go by and Im using my old electric toothbrush and it suddenly breaks. My Secret Santa gift will now come in handy! I go into my closet and pull out the box.
I cut the tape and inside is not an electric toothbrush....It's a hand painted mug with two of my favorite soccer teams badges.
I started laughing and was pumped! I felt like a fool for not even opening the box for months.
It was one of the best gifts I have received in a long time and I use this mug almost every day for my beer, chocolate milk, water.
So thank you random Secret Santa Redditor. I will continue to do Secret Santa because of you!
TL;DR: Thought I got an electric toothbrush for my Secret Santa gift...turned out to be an awesome hand painted mug with my favorite soccer teams.
edit: picture links
Edit 2: if my secret Santa sees this , thanks again!!!
edit 3: I got my toothbrush replaced, costco warranties. Maybe I picked the wrong picture for the box. I dont think it was a limited edition toothbrush. just a normal oral b toothbrush.
edit 4: I can't believe people thought a puppy was in the box...and for the people who wanted to see my dog http://i.imgur.com/7i6zJXl.jpg
Edit 5: OH its the same mug! Liverpool on one side, Inter on the other.