Throw a Secret Santa with
your team!

Randomly assign to each member of your team (colleagues, friends or family) a person to whom they anonymously give a gift.

Want to use Google Chat? Matrix? Help is welcome!

User selection interface

What is a Secret Santa?

Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. The identity of the gift giver is a secret not to be revealed.

This tradition is also known as "Kris Kringle" in Ireland, "Wichteln" or "Engerl und Bengerl" in Germany, "Amigo invisible" in Spain and "Cacahuète" in Belgium.

How does it work?

Connect to Your Application

1. Connect to Your Application

Click on one of the "Run on Slack", "Run on Discord" or "Run on Webex" buttons above to authorize Secret Santa to access your account.

Select Users

2. Select Users

We show you all the users in your team (excluding the bots, because they don't do nice gifts). Just select the ones which will take part to your Secret Santa.

Inform Users

3. Inform Users

After Rudolph shuffled the users, we throw at each participant a private message with his peer name and an optional admin message.

Buy a Gift

4. Buy a Gift

Everything is now setup. Just go buy a gift for your peer before your party. Merry Christmas!

Private message sent to users

Each user will receive a private message to inform them of their peer name. You can provide an optional message to inform your team about budget or deadline.

Sample message received by users

Why do I need this app?

At JoliCode, we do a Secret Santa every year. Before this application, we had to ask someone from outside the company to be our "Secret Santa", running a script to dispatch users and sending emails to everyone.

This time is gone! Because all our collaborators are on Slack, we can just select them from this interface and the application does all the work to shuffle users and to inform them of their peer name.

Enjoy gifts, love and privacy

Secret Santa is about sharing and having a good time! This application does not collect any personal information, does not use web analytics, does not need any registration, does not send spam, is totally free to use and is integrally open-source.