According to SecretSanta.com, to run a Secret Santa swap, first publish rules for the swap. Then, make a list of people who want exchange gifts. Each participant draws a name, which remains a secret. Each Secret Santa is responsible for buying a gift, which is wrapped and labeled with only the recipient’s name. At the Secret Santa party, all participants find their gift and guess who their Secret Santa is.Continue Reading
The key to a happy Secret Santa swap is organization, which makes everyone feel included in the gift exchange. Organize a team of people to help keep the Secret Santa swap on track with announcements, posters, emails, party planning and a secured place to hold gifts. Make the rules simple and deadlines reasonable. Be mindful of people’s budgets and set a reasonable limit, typically $10 to $20, for the costs of gifts. Having a theme can also help Secret Santas with ideas for gifts.
Organizers have to be ready to do conflict resolution as well. They may have to rearrange Secret Santas in case a participant draws the name of someone he or she doesn’t like. They also must make sure that each participant has a gift for the swap and perhaps buy gifts in the event that a Secret Santa welches.Learn more about Holidays & Celebrations