draw names for your gift exchange

draw your christmas names in no time...for free...seriously easy

Get Started! Step 1 - Enter your names, one per line.

  • Personal or family gift exchange
  • Office exchange or secret santa
  • School exchange or secret santa
  • Other



Picking names from a hat is a time-honored holiday tradition. My family draws names from a hat every year for our Christmas gift exchange. As the family gets bigger and bigger, this becomes a more challenging task. Not to mention the difficulties ensuring that spouses do not pick each other, or that you don't have the same person two years in a row.

This free utility makes it easy for you to come up with a holiday gift exchange list for your Christmas gift exchange or Secret Santa. You can specify who can't have who, and you can even cheat a little and make sure someone gets their first choice. The utility does the same thing you would do, randomly draw names until a good list is generated. And if you don't like the results, one click and you get a completely different list!

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  • There are only 3 steps! Give it a try!
  • Step 1 - Enter the names
  • Step 2 - Add Rules (optional)
  • Step 3 - Review the Draw!
  • Step 4
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