How do vapers get into the holiday spirit? Well, one way is to take part in a vapor-friendly Secret Santa gift exchange. This holiday favorite has been connecting vapers for the past several years. The premise is the same as a traditional Secret Santa gift exchange. You join together with others who want to participate, set a price limit and a deadline to purchase and send the gift and then you start planning. Many a vaper has made connections with other vapor lovers and received a gift that made their holiday.
One of the best things about this idea is that it puts vapers in touch with other e cigarette users from around the nation. In addition to possibly making a new friend, you might just come upon a mod, atomizer or juice blend that you never would have heard of if you had not participated. There is so much craftsmanship involved in the vapor community that it is next to impossible to keep up with all of the designs and devices out there. Being matched with someone from half way across the country is a great way to end up with a custom piece from a local modder or manufacturer that you might not have had access to otherwise. Even if you join a locally based gift exchange, you still stand a chance of coming across something rare. On top of all of that it’s a great way to kick off the holidays, vapor style.
How to Find a Vapor Friendly Secret Santa Gift Exchange
If you are thinking local and want to expand beyond your immediate friends, we would recommend visiting your local vape shop. Their management may be very open to the idea of helping to organize a gift exchange via their social media presence and email list. Their staff will also have a ton of great ideas for unique vapor-friendly gifts. If you own or run a vape shop this could be a great way to boost traffic in your store and to connect with your customers. It might even result in a few sales. Either way, it is good for your local vape community.
If you are looking to match up with vapers from around the nation then the internet is the place to look. You can find others who are interested in taking part in a Secret Santa exchange on Reddit and the Electronic Cigarette Forum. Most of these gift exchanges use elfster.com. This site simplifies organizing the gift exchange, setting a price limit and deadline, and can even match up participants for you. From a user standpoint you can create a wish list that lets your Secret Santa know specifically what you are interested in, or that points them in the right direction. We would recommend going for the surprise and simply using specific products as examples of what you like. On the other hand you can add devices that you already have, with notes, so that you don’t end up being gifted something that is already in your collection. We do have to offer a warning for those who take to the internet for their Secret Santa this year. As with anything else, there may be scammers out there. These people create multiple accounts and enter them all into the gift exchange with the hopes of receiving several presents without the intention of ever sending one out. If you are using elfster you should communicate with your match before you purchase and send out your present. If you are going through one of the previously mentioned forums you should look in to how the exchange is organized. Do your best to make sure that the administrators are verifying the integrity of the participants. These steps will help you to establish that you are being matched with a real person so that you won’t fall victim to a Secret Scrooge.
Once you feel comfortable it’s time to dive in. Let your match know what types of devices you are interested in and find out a little about them too. We always prefer giving something that is a little outside of the box. Custom juice blends, vape holders and the like all make for great Secret Santa presents. Regardless of what you choose to gift, we hope that you have a great time doing it. The holidays are always afun time of year. Even more so now that we can include vapor.