The easiest and quickest way to create “Secret Santa” gift lists!
• Select the email stationery
• Create an event and set cost of the gift
• Pick contacts from your address book, or enter their details
• Optionally decide who must or must not buy for other guests
• Secret Santa then magically assigns gift givers
• Notify guest by email or SMS, or export as a PDF (SMS / PDF require IAP)
• Add a Wish List so your guests can let their gift giver what they'd like (requires IAP)
• Not just for Christmas… it works for birthdays and other events!
• Your privacy is important. You DO NOT have to create an account to use this app, and no personal user information is collected or stored. See https://www.secretsantas.gifts/privacy-policy
• You can now add a Wish List for your event, where all your guests can add the gifts they would like to receive.
Ratings and Reviews
The app itself is great! I love how I can choose who doesn’t get who for political reasons in our family! I wish the app was more up front about the $3.99 it costs for more than 6 guests. Most secret Santas will be more than 6 people and it was a little shady to have me do all the work of manually inputting emails and everything just to tell me I have to pay for it when I’m hitting the send button. I paid the fee because I didn’t want to have to do the work over again on a different app. I probably would have paid for it anyway but felt better if it was more obvious that it would cost me money. Anyway, great app in and of itself.
Email function doesn’t work
This app is supposed to be compatible with my phone and iOS version. Everything worked great, including adding people from my contacts, choosing who needs to buy for a certain person or not to buy for. The last step sends an email to each person added, but I kept getting an error message that my phone can’t send emails. I checked all my settings and my mail app is set up with an account but it still wouldn’t work. Very disappointed bc I ended up just spoiling the surprise (for myself) and looking at the matches so I could manually send an email to each person with their secret match.
Overall a very good and simple name picker. Love that I can apply unlimited restrictions and also force someone to get a specific pick, if desired. Just wish that two things could be improved for next year:
1. Have the ability to send picks to someone’s text AND email (not just either or).
2. Texts/emails should generate and send automatically without me having to push the send button for each one. I covered the screen with my hand as they were being generated so I couldn’t see, but I don’t want to be able to see who everyone has as the messages are being sent. In most cases, the organizer is a part of the exchange and would also like to be surprised.
Overall, did what I needed it to. Four stars for convenience and ease of choosing options.
Developer Response ,
Hi Montzski, thanks for downloading Secret Santa and for taking the time to write a review. I'm continually working on new features, so hopefully you'll come back next year and try it again! Cheers, Ash
- Joylord Systems Ltd
- 36.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015-2018 Joylord Systems Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Secret Santa $3.99
- Unlock Secret Santa $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.