Elfster: The Secret Santa App 12+

Wish List & Gift Registry

Elfster, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 174.3K Ratings
    • Free

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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.

What’s New

Version 2023.907.1922

Hey Elfsters!
All the elves have completed their E.L.F.S (Every Little Fix Squad) training! This ensures Elfster will continue to run at tip-top gift-giving conditions. See what’s new:
- We have made it simpler to access your list of blocked users
- We’ve made some UI improvements to wishlist cards and the RSVP experience
- Ice breaker questions are now removed
- We’ve made other bug fixes and minor improvements to improve the stability and performance of the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
174.3K Ratings

174.3K Ratings

maryroseshaheen ,


I love this app so much! But one problem I had this year that People couldnt mark stuff they got me on the list like when they put “mark as purchase” it shows only to them and not the other people looking at the list! I had few secret santas this year and also my family gets me stuff from my list! And because there isnt a feature of marking what get, I got duplicates.

I think that if theres a feature that. If I am getting somebody a gift from their list I can mark it off that anybody looking at the list can see that this item is already purchased but it doesnt show to person getting the gifts so he is still surprised when he gets the gift and not know before hand which gift was already purchased.

This would be super helpful. Please take it into consideration

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback. There is a mark as purchased option when following someone else's Wishlist or when you drew someone in a Gift Exchange. If you don't see that option for someone you're following or drew, please reach out to us at help@elfster.com with screenshots of what you do see so our techie elves can take a look.

Chella831926 ,

Terrible Update Ruined Exchange

In previous years, I would have rated this app 4 or 5 stars - but the newest update has completely ruined it and we will not be using this app again. In previous years, I (as the organizer) was notified whenever someone RSVP’d, was given the opportunity to send reminders to those who hadn’t responded, and was ultimately the one to tell the app to draw names once I knew everyone who wanted to participate had responded. Well, that has all changed now. I never got any notifications of RSVP’s and was not given the chance to send any reminders before the app automatically did the drawing. When I received an email telling me who I had drawn, I was surprised since I never asked the app to draw names - but I figured it has done so because everyone had responded. Wrong. I just saw there was a late-responder (and this is a family gift exchange with my in-laws… so it’s not like I can say, “sorry, too late to join!”), but since the drawing already happened, there is no one left to pair him with. And because I know several people have already started shopping for the person they drew, I can’t re-do the drawing. So now what? This is seriously the most poorly thought-out update that has completely ruined the app.

The Magster💋 ,

Wish List Worthy App

This app is a dream to wish lists! I love the functionality that it gives gift buyers to see what’s still available to purchase versus what hasn’t been purchased yet (and how that is conveniently disguised from the gift seeker). The only things I’d like to see improved are the availability of pictures for gifts that are added with a copied link and a direct link to the product for gifts added with a copied link. It either doesn’t show a picture of the product or it doesn’t appear to be an accurate picture. It also appears that you can’t just click the link to go to the website. You have to copy and paste it into a browser, which isn’t hard, but it’s inconvenient, especially when gifts you find through the app will allow you to click the link and go directly to the product. Those improvements would boost my rating to 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your review! We'd love to see an example of the link wishes that either aren't showing pictures of the item or that you can't click the link for. Both of those should work as you've described. Please shoot us a note with the links and screenshots to help@elfster.com. Our techie elves would be happy to take a look.

App Privacy

The developer, Elfster, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contacts
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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