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Romancelandia Holiday Fairies

A mutual aid effort for the "Romancelandia" romance novel reader community to support anyone in the community who could use help with purchasing gifts for themselves or loved ones this holiday season.

Since 2020, the romance community has supported hundreds of wishlists and purchased thousands of gifts.

Your gifts make a real difference. Here’s a message of gratitude from one wishlist recipient:

"I will be eternally grateful to you for what this opportunity grants me.

It allows me the chance to gift to my children and use that money for groceries and necessities for the bathroom. I'm able to craft and give them some sense of normalcy.

Santa will happen in our house because of you and others like you, who adopt families like mine that are isolated, weary, scared, and needed someone to shine a light for us. You gave me back hope and showed me that humans are still kind."

Become a Holiday Fairy

Submit a Wishlist

Anyone in the community who could use help with purchasing gifts for themselves or loved ones this holiday season is invited to submit a wishlist.
Wishlists will be listed on this page for gift givers to access by November 24, 2023.

Learn how to submit your wishlist here.

Send any questions to [email protected]

Spread the Word

Share this page with all the links and info with your community and friends

Thanks for sharing! You can spread the word on social media, in your email newsletter, or other community forum using these graphics. Write your own message or use one of the ones I’ve provided here. Please send people to this webpage (since it has all the information and links).

Graphics you can download and use to spread the word: Google Drive Folder (updates coming soon)

Pre-written messages: feel free to customize these or write your own.


Why Amazon wishlists? I hate to support Amazon!

Amazon wishlists are simply the easiest and most universal way to share wishlists without displaying personal information like addresses to the public. Many people add to Amazon wishlists throughout the year, which makes it easy to submit a wishlist.

I’m not a huge fan of Amazon and its business practices either, but I also value privacy and I’m not going to let perfect be the enemy of good.

In previous years, wishlist recipients had the option to to submit wishlists through another service called Things To Get Me, which does allow for hiding address information - however it requires an additional fee for the gift buyer and delays because the gift is shipped twice (from the retailer to Things To Get Me, then to the recipient). Over the 3 years this was offered, wishlist recipients never leveraged this alternative, so I've removed it from the form to streamline the process for recipients and gift givers.