Each year, our office does a little "Secret Santa" gift swap around the holidays. This year, we used an MP survey form to organize it!
Here's how we got our Secret Santa organized in minutes:
We created a survey to be sent out via email to everyone in the office.
We included a field for Name and an open response field for "wishlist" items/hints that fit within the designated budget ($10 for us).
The Wish List field is particularly helpful if your Secret Santa includes people from multiple departments that don't always know each other well enough to pick out the right gift. We chose to keep it broad, but you can solicit more specific information, like "favorite snack" etc.
One person manages the signups- but matches still stay secret!
In our office, it was my colleague Andrew. He was in charge of monitoring the Secret Santa registrations and writing everyone's name on a slip of paper. Throughout the afternoon everyone in the office stopped by Andrew's desk to secretly draw a name. Once all the names were drawn, Andrew shot a quick email with a table of all of our wishlist submissions - simple to do right on the MP survey response viewing page.
The entire process took minutes, and we were back to work (with our assignments and hints) in no time!
Log on now to create a free Secret Santa registration for your office/team/church!