Elfster: The Secret Santa App

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About this app

Elfster is the number one Secret Santa gift exchange. This free, easy to use Secret Santa Generator is perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid Al-fitr, and all holidays. Easily make shareable wish lists, set exclusions and restrictions, and draw names.


- Manage holiday shopping and gift registries
- Share your wish lists with friends and family, even if they don’t have Elfster
- Follow your loved ones’ wishes so you’ll always know what to get them

- Save and share wish lists for Christmas, other holidays, special occasions, or parties
- Elfster will help you generate names and decide who’s buying whom a Secret Santa gift
- The Secret Santa name generator makes sure everyone gets paired up properly – no more “from me, to me” gifts

- Christmas gifts or birthday gifts
- Secret Santa gift exchanges
- Holiday shopping and wedding registry
- Anniversary gifts and baby shower gifts
- Or just to show you care

- See what gifts are hot this holiday season
- Find out what gifts are on peoples’ wish lists
- Find the perfect gift for every occasion

- Curated gift guides
- Get suggestions to help you find the perfect gift

From Secret Santa gift exchanges to wedding registries, Elfster is your gift giving companion. Download Elfster today.

If you have any trouble at all with the app, we are here to help! Send us a help request from within the app or email us at help@elfster.com.
Updated on
Apr 2, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

17.6K reviews
Ashley Gatlin
November 5, 2023
I've used it for a couple of years, and they have fixed most of the annoyances or bugs. BUT. The app recently crashed, and It can't log me back in. I've tried all the typical troubleshooting like, restart the app, restart the phone, uninstalling, and reinstalling. Works fine on a desktop, but I rely on the app for most of my adding items to wishlists. Please fix!
38 people found this review helpful
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Jessica Everett Quiterio
December 8, 2023
I want to love this app. Bc I do love it. But lately, even after downloading updates, it takes forever to load and sometimes stays in the spinning circle of death 😮‍💨 1 year later. Using again. And it keeps deleting my links to items on my wishlist. I have had to redo my wish list a dozen times and half the time the links work and the other half it doesn't. It won't let you edit the item with the link so you have to completely remove it and add it all over again, just for it to still not work
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January 25, 2024
We are really sorry for the trouble and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. Please send us an email at help@elfster.com and we will look into this further!
Kelly Anderson
November 12, 2023
Used it a few years ago, then came back and I hate the updated version of the app. Navigation is annoying, there's no real good way to leave notes that others can actually read, and I keep getting routed back to an in-app shopping page that really doesn't need to be there. I just want to be able to write down a readable wishlist with the option of adding links and photos, and easy navigation.
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