Adding a name draw to your group

A group in Giftster defines who can see each other’s lists and preferences when they sign in.

Adding a Giftster name draw to your group overlays a secret pick for each participating member, so they have one person marked as their match or pick on the website and on all mobile apps (v 4.0).

They can still see the same group members and their lists. The difference is one name is tagged with a santa hat, and a second hat on a link to the draw rules that you provide.

Organizer Q & A

Q: How are child accounts handled? A: Same as a regular account.

Q: Are exclusions one way or two way? A: One way. To prevent drawing each other, add two exclusions.

Q: Can I "test drive" this draw feature? A: Yes. Uncheck the "send draw announcements", then start the draw and once you are familiar with its operation, end that draw and start your actual one, including email notifications.

Q: Does the secret santa hat display on the mobile apps? A: No. Your participants visit their account at to discover their name pick. Santa hat on mobile is coming soon.

Q: Can I include "invited" status group members in the draw? A: No. Don't start your draw until everyone you want in the draw is a "member" on the my groups page.

Q: Can I run more than one draw on the same group? A: No. One draw per group. To add another simultaneous draw with the same members, start another group and once members are approved you can run another draw on that group.