Draw Names for your Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

There have already been 16,958,896 names drawn this year.

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
Draw names

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

Christmas

25 December 2022

Secret santa

With tinsel and cheer, Christmas is soon here! Plan a Secret Santa exchange to draw names with family and friends!

New Year's Eve

31 December 2022

New Years secret santa

Time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new with fun, fireworks, champagne and loved ones.

Valentine's Day

14 February 2023

Secret Valentine

February 13th and 14th are days to celebrate love. Celebrate Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day and draw Valentine's names!

This is a great website, well set out and had lots of options! The Secret Santa all went smoothly and was great!

Montana

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!

Laurie

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.

Claire

Make celebrations special with DrawNames