Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle
Is participating in Secret Santa haram?
Given that offering Christmas gifts is something directly related to the religious celebration of Christmas, it is not permissible to participate in Secret Santa.
Please see this article:
Muslims Having Christmas Trees
Instead, you should give gifts around the time, in an unrelated way.
You should also read this article:
Saying “Merry Christmas”, Reflections from Habib Ali al-Jifri
I pray this helps.
[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language