What are draw restrictions and how do they work?

The Draw Restrictions feature allows you to define matches that you do not want. Click on Draw Restrictions, then “Show Restrictions” next to the participants name and check off “exclusions” for each person. Each name that is checked off will not be drawn by that participant. Once you have made all of your restrictions, select Save Restrictions for that participant. Repeat steps for each person that needs to be restricted from drawing another person.

You may also set restrictions for any individual from the Participants page of the gift exchange.

Once you have set up restrictions for your group, they will be in place for any future exchanges with this same group. Keep in mind, restrictions are unique to each person, so if you don’t want Jane to draw John, or John to draw Jane, both will need a restriction.

Note: Only the organizer is able to see these restrictions.