Draw names for your Secret Santa!

In 2023, more than 28 million names have been drawn.

The best free Secret Santa Generator. Draw names for Christmas (in July) and other festivities!

  • Find gifts that fit any personality and budget
  • Make a wish list and share it
  • Set exclusions; who shouldn't draw who
Draw names

How to use drawnames

With the gift finder, you can create a wish list in no time!

You can make a wish list for Secret Santa or just make a wish list without drawing names. Plus, you can find the perfect gift for any occasion, personality and budget with our gift finder.

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 2024

Secret santa

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

Christmas in July

25 July 2024

Christmas in July

Feel the true spirit of Christmas in July. Don’t wait any longer! Organise a gift exchange now.


31 October 2024

Halloween secret santa

The night of October 31st is a time to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating or celebrate at Halloween parties.

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