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This. I'd hate to spend 10 dollars on a gift just to have shipping be 6 dollars extra.
Either way, I really like the idea of this Secret Santa program. I'm looking forward to participating.
I do have a suggestion.
Notification can be sent about whichever item has been purchased by a Secret Santa. Then that item is held until that person's next assignment is shipped. That way shipping costs can be defrayed (and s/he will have something else, aside from his/her awesome new assignment, to eagerly anticipate!).
Of course, in reality this might not work since EF could not literally be holding these items aside and the item might just happen to be sold out at the time the person's next assignment is sent.
Hmmm. Maybe that wasn't such a great suggestion after all...
So, perhaps you could just donate points with a suggestion for a specific gift you had in mind for them and let them spend it as s/he sees fit? That way, s/he could tack on something extra on his/her next assignment or order.