This year I participated in my first Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect out of it, but thought it was worth a try. Turns out, it was great.

Now I didn’t get Bill Gates as my secret Santa, but the person who got me made me very happy. They got me a Kindle Fire!

It may not be the best tablet out there, but I love playing with gadgets and I haven’t had an Android device in years. Didn’t take me long to get it loaded with all the Google apps and started down that endless hole of customization. I haven’t rooted it yet, but maybe someday. Oh, and I now have Alexa!

Next yer when the Reddit Gift Exchange comes around I encourage everyone to try it out. Granted, you never know what you’re going to get, but you do get to give ideas or suggestions and you just might end up with something pretty cool. I highly recommend it.

You can see what others got in the gallery.