Draw Names for your Gift Exchange!
In 2020, more than 13.5 million names were drawn.
DrawNames is the simplest Secret Santa Generator online. It’s fast, fun and free!
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day as well
- Search personal gift ideas
- Ask questions about the wish list anonymously
How to use DrawNames
It’s easy to make a wish list using the gift finder
Organize your touchless celebration
Would you prefer to keep your distance this year? Now you can draw the names live during a video call. You can also provide mailing addresses to send each other gifts.
How does it work?
Enter the names
Enter the names of people to draw names with. You still can 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 who. You can also add details like a group name and the date of the celebration.
Send out the invitations
You need to send out 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 the others 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 drawing live, so that everyone sees whose name they’ve drawn at the same time.
Draw names for all occasions
December 25, 2021
February 14, 2021
February 26, 2021
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I enjoyed using your service - it made Secret Santa so easy, without spoiling the surprise for anyone! Thanks to you and your team for the brilliant work. Happy holidays!
Honestly, this service is amazing. Draw Names makes my life so much easier. I can focus on the party itself rather than chasing down Secret Santa’s and providing gift ideas. The Wish Lists, anonymous questions and reminder emails are helpful without being overbearing. Keep up the great work!
My only suggestion would be to not change anything to the way it is, it was very easy to use, instructions were very straightforward, it's a great stress relieved as it is all done for you, and it is all done in a way that it really add suspense to it. Thank you very much for this useful tool!