A secret santa haul from Bill Gates.

Bill Gates Gifts Huge Gaming Collection In Reddit Secret Santa

You may have heard of Bill Gates. Microsoft founder. Philanthropist. Multi-billionaire. Oh, and the best Secret Santa ever, as one Redditor discovered.

Secret Santa can be a pain. You’re given a budget and a random name and you have to somehow find something perfect, or at least mildly amusing, for that person. It’s tough.

Each year, members of Reddit sign up to the ultimate version of Secret Santa; it’s the largest Secret Santa gift exchange in the world.

Last year one Redditor, Aerrix, took part but didn’t receive anything back. This year, she hit the jackpot.

Posting on Reddit then Reddit Gifts, Aerrix describes how she felt when a huge mysterious package was delivered by FedEx, only to discover it’s sender was none other than Mr Gates himself. How did she know, you ask?

Bill first expressed his sincere condolences that Aerrix participated in last year’s Secret Santa had had not received anything herself, but more than made up for it with a mountain of gaming goodies.

This is everything Aerrix received before unwrapping (I’ll pretend you’re going to guess what’s what before scrolling down…):

And this is everything unwrapped (the cute dog was hers to begin with):

The full list of gifts are:

  • Cajun Cookbook
  • The Martian DVD
  • The End Of The Tour DVD
  • Believe DVD (they start getting awesome now!)
  • Paper version of the final form Master Sword from Skyward Sword
  • Minecraft Xbox One bundle
  • Three custom Xbox One controllers
  • Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians
  • Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • A year-long subscription to Xbox Live Gold.
  • A “sold-out” NES Classic Edition
  • Two pairs of Legend of Zelda mittens (one for Aerrix, and one for that cute puppy)
  • A Zelda blanket
  • A Link and Zelda picture frame a picture frame with a photo of Aerrix, her dog, her husband and a photoshopped Bill Gates.

Mr Gates, I salute you, sir. You gave a true gamer a Christmas she will never forget (and even got her something Nintendo, because you’re that cool).

Written by John

I'm a 36-year-old gamer, clinging onto the gamepad despite real life responsibilities trying to pull me kicking and screaming away. You can follow me on Twitter: @johnlevelsup.

Current setup: Gaming PC with a 1080 Ti, Xbox Series X, Steam Deck, and retro consoles, on a Gigabyte M32Q monitor, sitting on a Flexispot E7 standing desk.