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Spreading the cheer of Christmas one tweet at a time.

We have 2082 Secret Santas this year!

Registrations are now closed.

If you have registered, sign in to see your dashboard. Let the fun begin!

Key dates 2015

  • 10 Nov

    Registrations open

  • 24 Nov

    Registrations close

  • 25 Nov

    Find out who you are Secret Santa for

  • 04 Dec

    Send gift by this date Why?

  • 15 Dec

    Your gift is on its way!

If you want reminders, be sure to follow @nzsecretsanta

How to play

  1. Follow @nzsecretsanta

    Use #nzsecretsanta to tweet and @nzsecretsanta to talk to the elves.

  2. Register

    Link your Twitter account to a New Zealand Post online account. It's easy-peasy, just follow the instructions.

  3. Get your Twitter-Sleuth on

    Work out what your giftee likes and then get creative; find/make/buy them an awesome gift for about $10.

  4. Send your gift as soon as

    Our elves are waiting...

  5. Wait excitedly for your gift to arrive

    Our elves will be busy sorting and sending out all the gifts.

  6. Tweet a photo of the gift you receive

    Use #nzsecretsanta to share the joy.

New to #nzsecretsanta and want to know more? (opens in a new window)

Who's playing?

Here are some random people that are playing NZ Secret Santa this year.

Make sure you follow some of them to keep them guessing.

Follow us on Twitter @nzsecretsanta | #nzsecretsanta

Simone McCallum @simonemccallum
6 Tips For NZ Twitter Secret Santa Participants #nzsecretsanta

Web Sam @websam
For all the #nzsecretsanta veterans out there, what is your number one tip for #nzsecretsanta?


Send all gifts to the Santa Storehouse

Get your postage online (from your dashboard) and receive a Secret Santa special rate.

If you don’t use the online postage, here’s how to address your gift (please print clearly).

Santa Storehouse
c/o NZ Post
9 Laurence Stevens Drive
Auckland Airport
Auckland 2022

Send your gift, and the elves at New Zealand Post will take care of the rest.

Why send gifts by 4th December?

You will need to post your gift to the Santa Storehouse by 4th December as our elves need time to sort it all out.

If you miss this date, you will need to Courier it. Your gift must be at the Santa Storehouse no later than 12pm 11th December.

If you miss that deadline, the gift that was destined for you will be sent to New Zealand Red Cross charity instead.

Make sure it arrives. Use Tracked!

We are stoked to be able to offer a free upgrade to the Tracked service for every NZ Secret Santa gift you send through the website. This is going to make it heeeeaps easier for our elves. More details to follow.

About @nzsecretsanta

"Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift." — Wikipedia

Started by @websam

In 2010 @websam created Secret Santa for the Twitter folk of New Zealand. By 2012 it grew larger than his giant pumpkins and Sam needed help. He put a call out to the Twitter community.

Some New Zealand Post folk responded

Now we have a Santa Storehouse so that you don’t have to hand out your physical address, and an elf service that stores the gifts, and will only send out gifts to those Secret Santas who have actually sent a gift!