Samples of Secret Santa Invite to Make Your Christmas Amazing.

A Secret Santa gift exchange typically happens at a Christmas party, in which case secret Santa invite should include all the important information about the gathering. Here are a few quick tips specific to the gift exchange:

secret santa invite

Secret Santa Invite Tips

Leave most details for later: There’s lots of information you could give your invitees, such as an explanation of the game or a link to the gift exchange site you’re using. However, it’s better to keep it short and only include the information people really need.

When you notify your confirmed Secret Santas to tell them what name they got, that’s a perfect opportunity to give them the extra tidbits.

Include the price limit: Your eager Santas will naturally want to know how much they should spend, so if you haven’t thought about the price limit, you should do so before sending out the invites (hint: $10 or $20 is typical). State the price somewhere on the invitation so people know whether they can afford to participate.

Be aggressive with the RSVP date: If you’re pressed for time, it’s better to move up the RSVP date rather than force people to rush their gift shopping.

This is particularly true if you’re sending an email invitation or some other instant form of communication. For snail mail, you have to allow more time to be sure your invites reach their destinations.

Get your terminology straight: Don’t call it a “Secret Santa” if what you’re really hosting is a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Similarly, be aware that Secret Santa is known as Kris Kringle in some places and Pollyanna in others. When in doubt, ask around to find out what terms are likely to be familiar to people.

Let’s go Right away to samples

Samples of Secret Santa invite

secret santa invite

  • ‘Tis the Season For
    Secret Santa
    Join Us For an Evening of Food, Drinks & Mysterious Gift-Giving
    Friday, December 18 at 7 PM
    The Johnson Home
    1234 Jolly Lane, Riverdale
    RSVP to Jen by Dec. 12 to get your name! (123-4567 / [email protected])
    Gifts should cost no more than $15
  • Shhhh! You’re Invited To A
    Secret Santa Gift Exchange
    Saturday, December 19 at 5 PM
    Hosted by Steve and Nancy Smith
    1234 Candy Cane Lane, Ashland
    RSVP by Dec. 12 (Steve at 123-4567) to find out who you’re buying for!
    Gifts should cost $15-20
  • Can You Keep a Secret?
    We’ll Find Out When You Join Us For A
    Secret Santa Party
    Friday, December 18 at 6 PM
    The Boyd Residence
    1234 Holly Drive, Charleston
    RSVP to Lynn by Dec. 12 to get your name!
    123-4567 / lynn@emailprovider
    Max Gift Value $10 – Homemade Gifts Welcome!

Simple Text Email

secret santa invite

  • Seasons Greetings Everyone!
    It’s time for our annual Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Join us for food, drinks, and a suspenseful gift exchange. Friday, December 18
    7 pm
    Karen’s House
    1234 Reindeer Road, Joyville
  • This year, we decided gifts should be in the $15-20 range. However, you’re also welcome to make your own! Reply to this email or give me a call (123-4567) by December 12 to get your name in the hat.

I’ll let you know whom you’re buying for and send you a link to the website we’re using to manage the                             gift exchange.

Should be fun!


  • Join Us For A
    Holiday Party & Secret Santa Gift Exchange
    Thursday, December 17 at 5 PM
    The Holiday Inn
    1234 Spirit Road, Anytown
    RSVP to Tina Bowers (123-4567 / [email protected]) by Dec. 10
    Bring a $10 gift for the person whose name you receive!