Elfster: The Secret Santa App

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About this app

Simplify your gift shopping and celebrate special occasions with friends and family! Easily create sharable wishlists and try out the Secret Santa name generator!

Elfster is the #1 holiday gift list, gift exchange and Secret Santa Generator for holidays and other social events! Friends and family can create their wishlists to make shopping easy all year! Never worry about running out of gift ideas again and simplify your gift shopping.

Host a Secret Santa gift exchange where everyone knows who wants what! Create wish lists, invite friends, draw names and exchange gifts.

Elfster is a fast, fun Secret Santa Generator and gift exchange planner that's perfect for any event, holiday celebration – Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Fitr, or just for fun!

Simplify your wish list management and gift shopping. Make Secret Santa gift exchanges fun and easy!

Want to know what gifts are hot? Browse wish list and shopping trends to see what people are asking for! Elfster even creates curated gift guides for your next gift ideas.

Easily create and update wish lists anytime, anyplace. Add gifts from your favorite websites, add photo wishes, or shop top stores in your favorite categories.

Make gift shopping for holidays and special occasions easy with gift lists for everyone you love! You can even add wishes to your kid’s wish lists so family members can get them that perfect gift.

Join millions of happy gift givers and Secret Santa party lovers using Elfster.


- Create wish lists
- 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’ wish lists so you’ll always know what to get them.

- Save and share wish lists for gift exchanges
- Secret Santa gift exchanges, special occasions, parties or just because you feel like it
- 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- Birthday gifts
- Secret Santa- Gift exchanges
- Holiday shopping- Wedding registry
- Anniversary gifts- Baby shower gifts
- Or just to show you care!

- See what gifts are hot this holiday season
- Find out what gifts are in demand or 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.

Happy Gifting,
Team Elfster
Updated on
Jun 14, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.98K reviews
Verity Pang Sizhen Poser
January 5, 2022
Really convenient to have this in a mobile friendly format, keep me logged in, and send push notifications of updates to my Exchange! Only thing I wish for is Etsy connection to be included in filters, and for the search function within Etsy connection at both website and app to be a little more clear on it's searchability. (I will copy and paste the exact name of a listing and still can't find it in the Elfster results). All in all, very convenient!
2 people found this review helpful
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January 10, 2022
Thank you for providing your feedback. We'll be sure to pass it on to our head elves. They're all ears when it comes to improving the Elfster experience! You can add the link to the Etsy listing to your wishlist by choosing Copy & Paste LInk under Make a Wish. Please reach out to us at help@elfster.com, if you have other suggestions.
A Google user
December 20, 2018
Great service, but a clunky app. It's easier just to go to the browser site, even on my phone. Adding things to a wish list is much better through the website, and I kind of wish I could simply import a whole Amazon wish list. At the very least the app needs an easy way to directly input a link or post a text-only wish: "🦄 magical options" as they put it. If there is a way to do that in the app it needs to be more visible.
1 person found this review helpful
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November 16, 2019
Hi there! We've updated the app quite a bit since your review! We think you'll like it. Check it out! If you need any help, please contact us at help@elfster.com. To add links to your Wish List, just tap the green plus in the top right of most screens.
Deana Gilpin
December 9, 2021
I really like elfster for the idea of it. It's not easy to add items to a wish list in that there's extremely limited filter features, yes, you can copy a link for another site but a lot of times it doesn't populate a picture of the item. Plan a lot of time to create your wish list. I do love being able to do a family gift exchange yearly...just wish they would upgrade standard functionality.
22 people found this review helpful
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December 9, 2021
Thanks for your feedback! We’ll make sure to pass along your advice to our techie elves. They’re all ears when it comes to improving the Elfster experience. 🛠

What's new

This release adds support for rupees, bitcoin, dark theme, and more fine grained control over email notifications.