Thanks to those who offered to send gifts to those who didn't receive them - that is really sweet! For me personally, it isn't about not getting the gift. Fortunately I am an adult and had the extra money and enjoyed the gift swap, albeit one sided. However, there are others who participated who either are students on a budget or signed up so their kids would get the gift, and it bothers me that those may be the ones to get scrooged. It also bothers me that it was made clear right from the beginning that you shouldn't sign up to participate if you were not going to send a gift, because this issue happened last year too. I have zero respect for those of you who just didn't bother to follow through with your commitment, especially if you received your gift. Even in the unlikely situation where circumstances prevented you from sending a gift, send a quick note through elfster acknowledging your inability to fulfill your commitment.