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Bill Gates is shown holding a note which he included in his box of Secret Santa presents for a lucky Reddit user. (RedditGifts Photo via Aerrix)

When it comes to Secret Santas, having yours be one of the richest people in the world and and also a total geek is sure to translate to some cool gifts. For Reddit user Aerrix, a box of goodies from Bill Gates left her “blown away.”

In a post on Reddit Gifts, Aerrix wrote in great detail about the large box she received from the Microsoft co-founder and what was in the wrapped presents she found inside. Aerrix also shared some photos, including one which showed Gates in a Santa hat holding the signed note he included in the box.

Aerrix said her jaw dropped when she realized who the box was from and that she immediately called her husband at work to say, “BILL GATES IS MY FREAKIN SANTA!!!!!!!!”

Gates’ note read: “I can’t believe your Secret Santa left you hanging last year. To ensure you don’t lose faith in the Reddit community, I’ve enclosed several gifts that I hope you will enjoy. There are a few video games to play, some things to keep you warm and three of my favorite movies for you to watch over the holidays. I’ve also made a donation in your name to, to help give more students the chance to learn computer science. — With best wishes from Seattle, Bill Gates.”

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Bill Gates’ Secret Santa gifts as displayed by Reddit user Aerrix. (Reddit Gifts Photo via Aerrix)

Gifts in the box included an XBox One Minecraft Edition, an NES Classic Edition, slippers, mittens, a Zelda tie blanket, a Cajun cookbook, a paper version of the final form Master Sword from Skyward Sword, a Zelda picture frame with Link and Zelda, three movies including “The Martian,” “Halo 5 Guardians” and the new “Tomb Raider” video games and a year’s worth of gold membership cards.

According to Reddit, more than 119,000 individuals are participating in Reddit Secret Santa in 2016. Reddit Gifts, the giant online gift exchange which connects internet stranger-friends around the world, started in 2009.

Gates began participating in Reddit Secret Santa four years ago in 2013, and got involved organically. Reddit says he simply signed up as any other user would. Other high-profile participants taking part this year include Snoop Dogg, Ken Bone and Alyssa Milano. All Secret Santa participants are matched completely randomly.

A Best of Secret Santa blog post highlights some of the more interesting items being shared.

“Year after year we see that Reddit is one of the most generous places on the Internet,” Reddit’s Greg Goomishian said in a news release. “Reddit Gifts is just one of the many ways the platform drives real connection between communities around the world.”

Check out the full post from Aerrix to get a better sense of how excited and grateful she was for all that she got from Santa Gates.

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