Elfster: The Secret Santa App

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Written by Elfster, Inc.

Rated 4.84055 From 50,305 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-11-30
  • New version: 5.1.2
  • File size: 98.01 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Elfster: The Secret Santa App

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Elfster: The Secret Santa App is an iPhone and Android Shopping App, made by Elfster, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Elfster, Inc., with the latest current version being 5.1.2 which was officially released on 2020-11-30. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 50,305 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.84055 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Elfster is the #1 holiday gift list, gift exchange and Secret Santa Generator for holidays and other social events! Host a Secret Santa gift exchange where everyone knows who wants what! Finding the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers and weddings couldn't be easier. Make your wish list for holidays, special events and gift exchanges for every season. Start Secret Santa gift exchanges with families, friends, co-workers and communities, draw names, exchange gifts and have fun! Our app simplifies wish list management and gift shopping, making Secret Santa gift exchanges fun and easy. Create a gift list for any occasion – Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Fitr, or just to show someone you care. Want to know what gifts are hot this holiday season? 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 the holidays 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. ELFSTER FEATURES: WISH LISTS - Create wish lists - Manage holiday shopping and gift registries - Share your wish lists with friends and family, even if they don’t have Elfster - Save your loved ones’ wish lists so you’ll always know what to get them SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE - 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! GIFTS FOR ANY OCCASION - Christmas gifts - Birthday gifts - Secret Santa - Gift exchanges - Holiday shopping - Wedding registry - Anniversary gifts - Baby shower gifts - Or just to show you care! VIEW TRENDING GIFTS - 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 GIFT IDEAS & GUIDES - 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

Top Reviews

  • Wish List glitchy if chrome is your default

    By MNswe
    Update: I figured out the issue is that the iPhone default browser must be set to safari. I had set mine to chrome, and this was causing the issue. I’ve updated my rating to reflect this. I have used elfster for years and have loved it! For some reason this year the wish list portion keeps crashing on my iPhone. It won’t allow me to open the link to view/buy. Sometimes after being idle it will say there’s a problem with my log-in, but not allow me to click to enter log-in info. Force close doesn’t help, and I have to uninstall and re-install. Please fix these new glitches! Good news is web interface works just fine.

    By I don't z
    This game is a really great game. It allows me to connect with my family and exchange gifts with each other. There is one elf leader that draws names. Everybody (including the elf leader) gets people (out of the people your doing it with) that they have to buy a gift for off of their wish list. Example: I buy a gift for someone else and they don’t know it’s me. Someone is also buying a gift for me but I don’t know who they are. At the date that the elf leader put it to to exchange gifts everyone says who they were buying gifts for and we enjoy our gifts while eating delicious food.
  • Impossible to find pre-existing groups

    By MLP225
    This app had a great idea with terrible execution. The group I was trying to join gave me their exact group name exactly with capitalization, etc. I cannot locate it after many days and hours. Where is the search function? It’s either hidden or doesn’t exist. Or its search parameters are primitive. This is an unfriendly platform. It doesn’t even meet search parameters for 1990. I’d give it 2 stars if it was difficult, but possibly able to navigate. But it’s not. I’d give it 3 stars if my generation could navigate, but it might be difficult for the elderly. 4 and 5 stars don’t depend on usability - they have higher bars to meet. So this app earns less than 1 star for someone who grew up with computers in the 70’s, coded for over 25 years. * Anyone creating a list may have a different experience.
  • My Go-to Christmas App

    By MaryMaryBoBerryFeeFiFoFerry
    Elfster makes my favorite game of the season - Secret Santa - easy and fun for everyone involved. They’ve thought of every possible problem, and SOLVED IT. Long distance isn’t a problem, late joiners are easily accommodated, communicating with other players is anonymous, and adding great items to your wishlist couldn’t be easier. I also love that Elfster works online and in the app, with all capabilities available on both platforms. I’ve never used another secret Santa app and I never plan to - Elfster has it all and I can’t recommend it enough.
  • App is the worst now

    By Citygrl00
    Used this last 2 years for our gift exchanges and started to this year, but after the recent update, it is full of bugs. I can’t get past the loading screen and everyone else in our exchange can’t login or gets stuck on the loading screen as well. What’s the point of the app if it’s useless at the holidays. We’ve used Elfster for years but it’s so frustrating right now, 1/2 the group has already said there is no way we are using it again. It’s a shame that the update has so many glitches and was rolled out right before the busiest gift exchange time of the year. If my parents call me or my siblings again to let us know the app doesn’t work, I might actually cry. Come on Elfster, let’s get an update out ASAP to fix what you guys broke.
  • Can’t access after most recent update

    By mefcu user
    I have not been able to use the app in the last 24 hours. I just get the spinning circle that shows it’s processing and that goes on and on. I feel like it’s tied to the update from 2 days ago as I was able to use the app 5 days ago. I hope it’s fixed soon, the app is so much fun to use for gift exchanges. I am able to go to the Elfster via my laptop as backup.
  • Great but flawed

    By Gogabbygo
    I’ve been using Elfster every year for a Christmas gift exchange since 2014. I like that I can create a wishlist for myself and for my son. It also is very easy to start a gift exchange. The ux has improved but the functionality hasn’t changed much. One function is actually worse now. I can view my friends wishlists just fine but when I click the link to “view/buy” an item, it doesn’t take me to the page to buy it. It just reloads the wishlist item on Elfster. Now I have to copy & paste the title of the wish list item to the other website to buy the item and hope I find the right item. VERY INCONVENIENT!
  • Usually awesome but not right now

    By Atatheaternearu
    We have been using this app for the past few years and it works out great for drawing names and not getting the same ones each year with the in-laws and extended family. Great place to store wishlists people can see for even Birthdays. Unfortunately, since the most recent update on iOS we have a huge problem. Not all gifts that have been marked purchased are showing as being purchased on the iOS version. My wife has a non iPhone and they show up just fine on her version of the Elfster app. Anyway, I see major issues coming with duplicate gifts this year. :(
  • Takes the guessing out of gifting

    By bowchap
    I know there’s a talent to thinking of your people and trying to guess what the perfect gift will be for them. There’s an art to it and it’ll always be the best way to gift...when you hit it right. HOWEVER...it can be so difficult to get the most ideal gifts that your people really do like and will use. Elfster helps you get it right without fretting. We love the gift exchange feature that assigns you as someone’s elf...

    By 🥳🥶😑🤔🥵😬
    Now I usually DON’T leave reviews, but the Elfster app deserves it. Why? Because since COVID 19 hit you cant see family and friends. This is the perfect way to do a “virtual” secret Santa! You can add stuff to your wishlist through the app or add your OWN links!! The drawing names is super accurate and you don’t need to text someone who’s not in the group who got who (AN APP NAMED “Draw Names” is terrible...Elfster beats it). The setup of this app is fantastic! I live it so much! Thank you, Elfster!

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