If John is the secret Santa of Sarah, meaning that John needs to buy a present for Sarah, what is Sarah to John? The only thing I can think of is "the person he drew". What would be a good word or concise description to describe this relation?

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    Possibly his 'Secret Santa recipient' as in the person who will recieve his present. I'm pretty sure that Secret Santa hasn't been going long enough for a proper designation to exist.
    – BoldBen
    Nov 2, 2020 at 10:42
  • Traditionally, Santa delivers presents to all the good boys and girls, so the recipient is a child. But it might sound bizarre for John to say that "...Sarah is my child", and for him to declare that she is his "good girl" is probably worse. Nov 2, 2020 at 11:29
  • Sarah is John's secret santa target
    – mplungjan
    Nov 2, 2020 at 13:04
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    Sarah is John's prey. Nov 2, 2020 at 16:42

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The best word to fit the given scenario would be giftee.

Giftee means the person on the receiving end of a gift.

This means that Sarah would be John's giftee because she will be the one receiving the gift.

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