DrawNames - Secret Santa App

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About this app

DrawNames makes your Secret Santa gift exchange easy for you! Organize any gift exchange with this easy to use Secret Santa Generator, perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali or Kwanzaa. Create your group, set exclusions, draw names and make wish lists.

• Ad-free Secret Santa Generator
No in app-purchases.
• No registration required
Just download the app and draw names!
• Easily set exclusions
The option to set who shouldn’t draw whom.
• With wish lists and gift suggestions
Make gifting easy with personal wish lists.
• Supports all popular messengers
Send invitations via messenger, text or email.
• All your gift exchanges in one app
Sign in and access your DrawNames.com website Secret Santa gift exchanges.

Set up your Secret Santa gift exchange within minutes with the DrawNames Secret Santa generator. Simply create a group, set a budget and date, set exclusions and invite your friends, family, classmates or colleagues to draw names.

Each group member can make and share a personal wish list. Browse and get inspired by popular Secret Santa gift suggestions, and add gifts straight to your wish list.

Start drawing names for your Secret Santa gift exchange and enjoy all the features straight away, no registration required, no ads, no in app-purchases.

Invite friends and family regardless of whether they use an iPhone or an Android phone. It is even possible to invite people who prefer to join without installing the app.

Easily sign in with your DrawNames.com account and access all your Secret Santa gift exchanges in one single app.

Secret Santa is a gift exchange tradition that has its roots in early Christmas traditions. The original ‘Secret Santas’ were the gift-bearing helpers of St. Nick. Today, it’s celebrated as a gift exchange occasion that renews bonds between family and friends, and as a moment to solidify connections between usually busy co-workers – like a Secret Santa office party. Creating a Secret Santa gift exchange means creating a moment of togetherness and delight. There’s always the anticipation of “who will be my Secret Santa?” It’s always a fun surprise!

The DrawNames Secret Santa app is perfect for planning any gift exchange. Let us take care of the sorting, so you can celebrate without a worry. Simply install the app, create a new group, set a budget and invite your family or friends for your gift exchange. Perfect for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Eid al-Fitr or Galentine's Day.

Looking for gift inspiration? The in-app popular gift finder is filled with thousands of the best Secret Santa gifts. Easily browse categories, see what gifts are popular, and add gifts straight to your wish list. Attending a birthday party, wedding registry, anniversary, housewarming party or babyshower? Use the popular gift finder to browse and find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Ready to start your own Secret Santa? Download our free Secret Santa app today and invite your friends or family to draw names for Secret Santa!

DrawNames is here to help you with your Secret Santa gift exchange. Should you encounter any problems with our app, please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@drawnames.com so we can help you out!

Happy Secret Santa Gifting,
The DrawNames team
Updated on
Mar 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
13.5K reviews
Linda Randall
December 25, 2022
Great for drawing names for gift giving. Selecting the gifts you wanted was not so great if you wanted to use your Amazon list or certain Amazon items they did not appear in the list. It made selections at stores where you may not wish to shop or purchase from. I would love to see a use with Windows 10 PC. I don't use my phone to shop. The app is really easy to use other than that.
6 people found this review helpful
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Stephanie U
November 28, 2022
This app is super glitchy. My brother-in-law sent me a link to join and I had to click on at seven times after ignoring the errors. After you get in the app it's easy enough to add things but there's continuous errors when you add things to your list, especially if you add in text. Adding in plain text or a link took me at least 10 tries each time after ignoring the errors. It's a waste of time and this app is super glitchy. Next year we'll use something different.
25 people found this review helpful
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November 28, 2022
Hello Stephanie, I am sorry for the inconvenience. We've had some issues with the app yesterday, but everything should be back to normal now. If you're still experiencing any issues, please contact us at help@drawnames.com so we can help you resolve it.
December 10, 2022
App is on-balance, functional, it draws names. However, no you capability of providing exceptions to be named drawing is a very good feature but does not allow you to amend the exceptions which is unfortunate because if you add additional members you may need to amend exceptions. Additionally the app does not allow you to link to your own personal Amazon wish list but instead forces you to choose items from its predetermined list of Amazon items which of course are its own Amazon associate link
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December 11, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! With your feedback we can keep improving the app. If you have any further questions or feedback in the future please let us know at help@drawnames.com.

What's new

Your Secret Santa gift exchange begins with the DrawNames app. We're always improving the app to help you organize your celebration quickly and easily. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email them to help@drawnames.com. Have fun celebrating!