The Secret Saxton is an action item. It appears as a yellow present with a red ribbon. When used, it randomly gifts an item to another player in the same server.
Upon using the Secret Saxton, a random player in the current server is selected to receive a random item as a gift, and a notification is displayed to all players in the server (prompting applause and cheering sounds). The gifted item is then placed in the recipient's backpack.
The Secret Saxton can be used by equipping it in the Action slot, then pressing the "Use Item in Action Slot" key (default: ). Alternatively, it can be used by selecting it in the backpack and clicking "Use". It is possible for the Secret Saxton to be used in a server with only one other player, guaranteeing that the other player receives the random gift. The user of the tool never receives a gift from their own Secret Saxton.
A player who owns the Spirit of Giving can increment its rank by using Secret Saxtons to grant random gifts to other players.
Additionally, the Gifting Man From Gifting Land is given every day to the person worldwide who gave out the most gifts the previous day.
Items acquired through the Secret Saxton are marked as gifts from the user and timestamped with the receipt time and date in their descriptions. Most items normally found by drop (such as weapons, cosmetic items, Decal Tools, and some action items) can be obtained from opening a gift. All gifts received are tradable and can be used in crafting. Unusual cosmetics or Mann Co. Supply Crates cannot be found as random gifts from the Secret Saxton.
- If a Secret Saxton is gifted to a player who was going to find an item normally via random drop, that item is obtained as a gift as well.
- The name "Secret Saxton" is a reference to the Western tradition "Secret Santa" in which someone anonymously gives a present to someone they know.