Secret Santa is a simple and fun way for family, friends and colleagues to exchange gifts at Christmas. We are asking the many millions of people taking part in Secret Santa this Christmas, to buy their gifts from charity shops.

For anyone who hasn’t taken part in Secret Santa before, it works as follows:

  • The name of each person taking part is put in a box
  • Each person then picks out a name at random – keep it a secret!
  • Everyone then buys a secret gift for the person whose name they pulled out of the box

There is normally a limit on the amount of money that can be spent on the gift. This is often set at £5 or £10 and most charity shops will have a large number of fabulous gifts available for below these amounts. Get creative – maybe you could choose a theme! The possibilities are endless and you will be sure to have fun discovering pre-loved treasures.

We have produced some visuals which you can use to show you are taking part, download them here:

Don’t forget to let us know you are taking part this year. Email yasmyn@charityretail.org.uk or tag us on social media using the hashtag #GoodCauseSantaClaus. We can’t wait to see how you get on!

Thank you for getting involved!