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Edible Gift

With the holidays (and the Holiday iPad app!) just around the corner, we're all starting to get a good dose of that holiday cheer.

Our ever-cheerful community has come up with the brilliant idea of a Food52 Secret Santa -- that's right, a cross-country gift exchange, Food52-user to Food52-user.

Sign up by November 25th here, and check out some edible gift ideas to start preparing! 

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Can you use the photos we posted on the Secret Santa hotline posting? Some of us took photos and listed what we received.

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almost 3 years ago Brette Warshaw

Calling all participants of the Secret Swap: We here at Food52 would love to see photos of your goodies! Send in your pictures to [email protected] by this Sunday, 1/1 with the subject line "Secret Swap" -- and let us know what the items are and who sent them. Thanks a bunch!

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almost 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

Also, Enbe (the secret swap organizer) asked us to send the photos to her, as she was planning on combining them into a post. Can you please coordinate with her to get copies of the photos? I didn't keep copies on my computer, after sending mine to her.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I just received my box (and took a photo to send to enbe!) My Secret Santa is a mystery - I can gather her first name and where she's from, but thats it! I got homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam, homemade spicy catsup, and homemade 'moose piss' aka meyer limoncello! Awesome! Thank you, Secret Santa!!!

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almost 3 years ago Ms. T

I received the most delightful box of goodies from Summer of Eggplant! Southern comfort in a box: candied figs, pound cake, smoked trout pate and stone ground grits, with a custom spice blend for shrimp and instructions on how to make shrimp and grits. Each with a lovely story--my favorite was about Uncle Jimmy and his fig tree. So thoughtful and fun :)

I just put the box in the mail for my recipient today and only hope that it generates even a fraction of the delight that my Secret Santa achieved. You set the bar high, Summer of Eggplant!

Thanks for organizing, enbe. What a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

YAAY!! Just got my lovely red secret Santa box, , Thanks so much Jennie (from www.jenniecreates.com . not sure what your food52 handle is, ), Waiting to tuck in!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks so much for the delightful mint chocolate cookies Jenny , My son & I just LOVE them. (although I think I should save some for the other half!)

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almost 3 years ago Jodibarnett

Help! I lost the contact info for the recipient of my gift. I feel terrible!!! How can I get this info again?

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Email or message enbe.

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almost 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I want to be a Secret Santa!

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almost 3 years ago enbe

Thanks everyone for the support and kind words! Seriously you all are so sweet :)

Just an update: we're up to 104 people!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Wow! That's amazing. I can't wait until the 25th. I feel like a kid at Christmas!

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I agree! I'm really stoked about this!!!

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almost 3 years ago eatboutique

I'm in!! I love edible gift swaps. :-)

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almost 3 years ago enbe

@ Kitchen Butterfly: I added an addendum for international participants if you are still interested!
@ Lazychef: see my failed attempts at responding to your question below. Still getting used to this new format!

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almost 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I've tried sending jams and cookies internationally and have had terrible luck - they've never reached their intended destination. (Mexico, France) No problem with the UK.

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almost 3 years ago enbe

I had plenty of cookies shipped to me in the UK while I lived there and they got there fine (stale, but fine). I haven't had any experience outside of the UK/US. I think it'd be appropriate to be somewhat skeptical, unfortunately.

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almost 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I've received from Germany (late but received) would love an international Secret Santa if you want someone to try it out.

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almost 3 years ago enbe

Oops that was supposed to be a reply to you, see my comment above!

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almost 3 years ago enbe

I've had a few people add requests about early shipments on the form (in the address or dietary needs section) and I don't think it will be a problem for most gifters since this information will be sent along to them shortly after November 25th. Just add a "pretty please" ;)

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almost 3 years ago Louisa

I'm in!

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almost 3 years ago lazychef

This is such a great idea. I'm totally in. Would it be possible to request a slightly adjusted send date? I'll be out of town at the beginning of December and hate to think of a box of deliciousness languishing on my doorstep...

(sorry if this is a duplicate post, just got the old error message and wanted to be sure I posted!)

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almost 3 years ago lazychef

This is such a great idea. I'm totally in. Would it be possible to request a slightly adjusted send date? I'll be out of town at the beginning of December and hate to think of a box of deliciousness languishing on my doorstep...

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

There are some that live outside of the states, and can and are willing to send to other parts of the world. You should sign up KB it would be so nice to participate all the way from Nigeria,

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almost 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

A real fantastic idea. If I lived in the States (and could take part), I would look forward to jams and cookies....the most! Sigh. Great idea

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almost 3 years ago beyondcelery

Spectacular idea!

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almost 3 years ago Ms. T

Love it--I'm in!

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almost 3 years ago Ms. T

What fun--I'm in!