Step one: Ensure you have actually been invited to be part of an official Secret Santa arrangement and pull a name from a hat. This is imperative to the entire operation. I cannot stress this enough.
Step two: Become excited about your purchasee. This can be achieved by performatively faking an excited expression when reading the name, even if a moderate feeling of dread fills your chest. Even in larger groups, people’s memories can be surprisingly accurate and Jess from Marketing will absolutely remember your disappointed eyeroll.