How to use drawnames
With the gift finder, you can create a wish list in no time!
New: The drawnames App
Secret Santa is now easier than ever with the free drawnames Secret Santa app. The drawnames app lets you organise your Secret Santa event, specify who shouldn't draw who, and create wish lists. There's no catch, no ads and no registration needed.
How does it work?
Fill in the names
To organise your Secret Santa, enter the names of the people you would like to include. Once you confirm a group, you can still add or delete participants.
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
Once the group is created, invitations need to be sent. You can do this via email, text message, WhatsApp or other social media.
Make your wish list
Be sure to let your Secret Santa know what you want! Create a wish list of gifts you would like. Did you know you can also set up a group that lets you share wish lists?
Draw the names
It's time to draw 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
26 December 2023
Between December 26th and January 1st it is time for Kwanzaa. Celebrate the end of Kwanzaa by exchanging meaningful gifts.
New Year’s Eve
31 December 2023
Time to celebrate the past year and ring in the new with fun, fireworks, champagne and loved ones.
We’re all based in different locations and come together every year so the draw names website was the best way to arrange Secret Santa! Thank you 😊
Website was excellent, easy to use and quick. Will definitely use again.
We love your website, thank you for making Secret Santa so fun and easy.