Wintersday is the only time when you can unlock a Wintersday Gift Tree node for your GW2 home instance and Star of Gratitude. You don’t have to pay any money for these items. To unlock them, complete the For the Children! achievement.
What is the Wintersday Gift Tree node?
The Wintersday Gift Tree node for your home instance gives you a Wintersday Gift once per day all year round. You can keep this gift or sell it on the Trading Post.
- Learn more about your player home instance.
What is the Star of Gratitude?
The Star of Gratitude is an “eater.” Double-click the Star of Gratitude to exchange 50 Empyreal Fragments for a gift which drops junk, trinkets, and crafting rewards. You can do this 3-5 times per day.
- Learn more about “eaters”
Part 1: Grawk Munch Achievement
The first part of this quest is to complete the Grawk Munch achievement. This is a treasure hunt which begins when you read Orphan Laine’s Letter which is sent to every player at your first login during Wintersday.
When you complete the Grawk Munch collection, you receive a Holiday Display Case as a reward. Double-click this item to consume it and unlock the For the Children! collection.
- The official wiki has a good walkthrough for this treasure hunt.
Part 2: For the Children! Achievement
Completing this collection involves doing a lot of jumping puzzles. The final reward at the end of the jumping puzzle is a chest, which will probably grant you a Mysterious Grubby Package which will probably contain one of the ornaments you need.
NOTE: There is an element of random chance at work here. You’re not guaranteed to get a Mysterious Grubby Package each time you open a chest. And each Mysterious Grubby Package won’t necessarily have the ornament you need.
To complete the collection, you need to get all six Ornaments.
- The official wiki has a list of which jumping puzzles are most likely to drop a given ornament.
When you finish the For the Children! collection, you are awarded with a title (The Magnanimous) and an Orphan’s Generous Gift. Double-click the Orphan’s Generous Gift to get the Star of Gratitude and the Wintersday Gift Tree node.