Draw Names for your Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
In 2022, more than 23 million names have been drawn.
DrawNames is the simplest Secret Santa generator online. It’s fast, fun and free!
- Secret Santa Generator with wish lists
- Make exclusions: who shouldn’t draw whom
- Search personal gift ideas
How to use DrawNames
It’s easy to make a wish list using the gift finder
Draw names for your Secret Santa or make a wish list group without drawing names. You can find the most popular gifts for men and women in our gift finder.
New: The DrawNames App
Make your gift exchange easy with the free DrawNames Secret Santa app. Download the Secret Santa app and organise your gift exchange with exclusions and wish lists. No ads, and no registration required.
How does it work?
Enter the names
Enter the names of people organise your Secret Santa with. You can still add names or delete them after you confirm the group.
Add exclusions and group details
If there are enough group members, you can make exclusions: who shouldn’t draw whom. You can also add details like a group name and the date of the celebration.
Send the invitations
You need to send the invitations as soon as the group has been created. You can do this via email, WhatsApp or other social media.
Make your wish list
Don’t keep your Secret Santa guessing! Make a wish list of the gifts you’d like. Did you know that you can also set up a group just to share wish lists?
Draw the names
Now it’s also possible to watch the draw live, so that everyone sees whose name they’ve drawn at the same time.
Draw names for all occasions
25 December 2023
With tinsel and cheer, Christmas is soon here! Plan a Secret Santa exchange to draw names with family and friends!
9 April 2023
Any plans for your Easter holiday? View tips or create a secret Santa draw. Draw names with family and friends!
18 June 2023
The third Sunday of June is Father's Day, time to get in the spirit of honouring and celebrating your dad.
This is a great website, well set out and had lots of options! The Secret Santa all went smoothly and was great!
This is my 3rd or 4th time using DrawNames and it continues to be a success. I love how I can be the organizer of a gift exchange and also participate using this service!
This is SUCH A GOOD SITE, I recommended it to two other groups to use for this year. Thank you for sending the initial reminder, remembering who-got-who last year and being able to add exclusions. Great service.