What is Secret Santa?

It’s a free online Secret Santa gift exchange organizer / Kris Kringle generator! Organize a Secret Santa party with friends, family or even co-workers. After receiving the Secret Santa mail you can add your own wishlist, which will be delivered to your Secret Santa.

Each year around Christmas time people all over the world exchange gifts.
To keep things interesting though, you can randomly assign persons to each other to give a present to one another.

How does it work?

Create a party on the homepage. You need at least 3 participants, the first participant being the list administrator. The list administrator will receive a confirmation link by e-mail. Once validated, your Secret Santa list will be scrambled and all users will receive your message along with the name of their Secret Santa gift buddy. We demand a confirmation to prevent bots or trolls from ruining your Secret Santa party. The validation e-mail will provide a link to the Secret Santa event manager.

Add your participants

# Host E-mail
1 This person is a participant too.
Add multiple people at once to your event. Download this CSV template file and add all names and mailaddresses of the people you want to invite to the file. When you're finished, you can drag and drop the CSV file into the field below and your friends or colleagues will be added fast and easy to your party.

Add a personal message

Add a personal message for the participants.

What makes a Secret Santa generator so much fun?

Seriously, is this a rhetorical question? Organizing a Secret Santa party guarantees you a fun night filled with surprises - I think we can agree on that.

Thanks to a special Secret Santa generator you won’t have to deal with all the pre-organizing yourself. You just fill in the blanks and the Secret Santa generator does all the work!

The only thing you have to do is sit back and relax (oh, and buy some snacks and drinks for your Secret Santa party).

Why go for Secret Santa online?

The best thing about Secret Santa online is that you don’t have to physically plan everything with all the participants. Assigning names, making and receiving wish lists, and so on: you can arrange everything with just an internet connection and a connected device.

This way, Secret Santa online makes all the organizing stuff way more easy. That means more time for you and your friends to enjoy the holiday season and look forward to the actual party!

Secret Santa all over the world

Secret Santa, Kris Kringle, Kris Kindle, Kris Kringel, White Elephant, Yankee Swap, Yankee Doodle, Wichteln, or even lootjes trekken, namen trekken or Monito Monita: all over the world people use different names for the same thing. So let us take you on a quick trip around the world! No worries, you’ll be home in time for your Secret Santa party.

  • Secret Santa is commonly used all over the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • In Ireland however, the ritual is called Kris Kindle or Kris Kringel, derived from "Christkindl" - the original name of the Austrian gift bringer.
  • When visiting continental Europe we find that Germans prefer the verb Wichteln, whilst Belgium and Holland speak of lootjes trekken or namen trekken.
  • We continue our trip to Canada and Australia. This is where Secret Santa and Kris Kringle (again, derived from "Christkindl") live.
  • Finally, our holiday ends in the Philippines. In this country we find Monito Monita; a unique gift-exchanging tradition.

Conclusion? Randomly giving gifts to people is fun! So wait no longer and start off with your own Secret Santa generator online.