Gift Exchange Lite 4+

    • 3.4 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



The easy and fun way to do your name drawings for gift exchanges. Participants may be selected from contacts or entered manually. After the drawing is completed the app will notify the participants of their names by e-mail.

Gift Exchange Lite allows up to seven participants to be chosen from the device contacts or entered manually. Grouping feature allows exclusions of spouses or group members from drawing a name in the same group. Memory of previous drawing prevents people from drawing the same name as the previous drawing.

Each participant may be designated as "Gives and receives a gift in shared exchange", "Gives and receives in shared exchange, also may give to receive only participant(s)", "Does not receive gift, may give to receive only participant(s)", or "Does not give gift, receive only. For example, child". The results can be printed to an Airprint printer for each participant without email, or who want a printed copy. History display shows the name drawn and gift given for each person for previous drawings.

Compatible with PC Gift Exchange files. You may email your *.gx files from PC to yourself and open on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Multiple exchanges may be created and saved. For example, an exchange file can be used for your direct family. A separate file may be used for an exchange for your spouse’s family.

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

Added dark mode support. Improved various display messages. Added iOS 13 context menus to simplify operation. Touch and hold an exchange name to show a context menu to rename the exchange or share the exchange. When the exchange participant list is showing touch and hold a participant name to send or print a notification for that person.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

kas'm ,

Works, but...

This app works, but it is so confusing. I’ve actually used it it for several years now, and every year it takes me about 15 minutes to figure out what I’m supposed to do. That being said: it does work!

Leighbert ,

Needs work

It would be nice to reuse the previous year’s list, so the same person isn’t picked on consecutive years. That way you wouldn’t have to re-enter the same names again. Or... if you could rename the previous list. I have a list named Christmas 2016 but I couldn’t change the name to 2017. If I had started a new list I would have needed to start from scratch. Interface isn’t intuitive and looks pretty amateur. Would buy the full version if these changes were made since it’s a great idea.

Developer Response ,

When you create your list it is best to not include the year in the name of the list. The year will automatically be inserted in the occurrence name. When you have completed your exchange the option to “copy for next exchange” is available to copy the list for a new occurrence. You can still add or remove participants before drawing names again.

ca-skier ,

needs to be clearer about capabilities

The help documents make reference to things this app doesn't do but the app description claims
to do. As someone
who has never used this app before, it was very confusing. It should be more clear about what the capabilities are that separate the lite version from the paid version. I'm not convinced I'll be ponying up any cash based on what I've seen because I'm not exactly sure what I'd be getting.

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