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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 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

What’s New

Version 5.3

Hello Elfster community! We’ve crated a whole new Gift Exchange experience for you so you can focus on what’s really important, the fun of gifting with your family and friends.

Here’s what’s new:
+ Organizers we got you covered, we’ll keep you up to date on who’s in your gift exchange and when names are drawn
+ From when and where, to who they drew, participants will always be in the know
+ Share the fun and excitement of the gift you received with pictures and thank you messages
+ And much, much more.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70.7K Ratings

70.7K 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.

nene4488 ,

Great app and website

Elfster is perfect for secret santa, especially in times on COVID when you can’t meet up to draw names from a hat. The only problem I’ve found with the app is that when I add items from another app using the share link the items says they’ve been added, but then when I open the elfster app and look at my wishlist the items aren’t there. It could just be taking a while for the list to update, but you would think after one day it would show on the list. Other that that glitch I really enjoy the app and the interface is really user friendly.

Developer Response ,

Wowee! Thanks for the 5-star rating! 🌟 It makes our spirits bright! If you could let us know which apps you're using the share link in without updates to your wishlist, our techie elves will be happy to take a look at that. Please feel free to email the workshop at help@elfster.com.

MNswe ,

Wish List glitchy if chrome is your default

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Our techie elves have made an update so that Chrome browsers will open the links. Happy Gifting!

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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