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How do I prevent people from drawing someone they shouldn't?

Instructions for preventing spouses, siblings, teammates, etc. from drawing each other or someone they shouldn't.

Creating a Gift Exchange with the same people?  Never fear!  Our ✨Draw Magic✨will make sure they don't draw the same person they drew last year.

This is easy and essential for many Gift Exchanges! Mobile instructions, App instructions

How to set Draw Restrictions on Laptop or Desktop

  1. Invite everyone to the Gift Exchange.
  2. Navigate to the Gift Exchange you need to set Draw Restrictions for.
  3. In the Organizer menu on the left, click on Draw Restrictions.
  4. Click on the pencil icon to the right of the person's name.
  5. Check off each person that the participant shouldn't draw.
  6. Draw Restrictions are saved automatically
  7. Click ← Draw Restrictions at the top to repeat the steps above for each person that needs to be restricted from drawing another person.

✨ Restrictions are unique to each person, so if you don't want Rudolph to draw Blitzen, or Blitzen to draw Rudolph, both will need a restriction. ✨

✨ Only the organizer and assistants are able to see these restrictions. ✨

⚠️Once you have set up restrictions for your group, they will be in place for any future exchanges with this same group.

How to set Draw Restrictions on Mobile

  1. Invite everyone to the Gift Exchange.
  2. Navigate to the Gift Exchange you need to set Draw Restrictions for.
  3. Scroll past the Gift Exchange dashboard
  4. Tap About
  5. Tap Draw Restrictions.
  6. Tap the pencil icon to the right of the person's name.
  7. Check off each person that the participant shouldn't draw.
  8. Draw Restrictions are saved automatically
  9. Click ← Draw Restrictions at the top to repeat the steps above for each person that needs to be restricted from drawing another person.

How to set Draw Restrictions on the iOS or Android App

  1. Invite everyone to the Gift Exchange.
  2. Navigate to the Gift Exchange you need to set Draw Restrictions for.
  3. Swipe left on the gear icon ⚙️
  4. Tap Draw Restrictions.
  5. Tap the person's name you need to set Draw Restrictions for.
  6. Check off each person that the participant shouldn't draw.
  7. Draw Restrictions are saved automatically
  8. Click ← Draw Restrictions at the top to repeat the steps above for each person that needs to be restricted from drawing another person.