#NZSecretSantaWe are done for2017

Thanks to those who played. We hope to run this again in 2017

Key dates 2017

  • 06 Nov

    Registrations open

  • 22 Nov

    Registrations close

  • 23 Nov

    Find out who you are Secret Santa for

  • 10 Dec

    Send gift by this date

  • 18 Dec

    Your gift is on its way!

  • Receive your gift

If you want reminders, be sure to follow @nzsecretsanta

Check out our Blog and FAQs

How to play

  1. 1 Follow @nzsecretsanta

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

  2. 2 Register

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

  3. 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. 4 Send your gift as soon as

    Our elves are waiting...

  5. 5 Wait excitedly for your gift to arrive

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

  6. 6 Tweet a photo of the gift you receive

    Use #nzsecretsanta to share the joy.

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.

Behind the scenes

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!

Santa's sponsors

NZ Secret Santa - Rules of the game

By agreeing to the Rules of the game, you agree that:

  • it is up to every participant playing to make this an awesome experience
  • you have an address in New Zealand that parcels can be sent to
  • you are over 16 years old
  • there is a chance that you may not receive a gift if the person who is your Secret Santa does not send a gift
  • there is a chance that the gift you send may be donated to charity if the person you are sending to has not sent a gift
  • New Zealand Post accepts no responsibility for inappropriateness of gifts
  • you will respect the privacy of the person you are Secret Santa for
  • your data will not be passed on to any 3rd party company or service
  • the data you give us will be stored in your New Zealand Post online account but will not be used for any purpose other than to deliver the Secret Santa service to you, or whatever else you expressly give permission for
  • you will not knowingly or recklessly use or attempt to use NZ Secret Santa for a purpose for which it was not intended, including an unlawful purpose
  • for the protection of other people, New Zealand Post reserves the right to suspend or disable your account if we believe it is necessary to do so