Elfster: The Secret Santa App 12+

Wish List & Gift Registry

Elfster, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 236.4K 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 2024.710.46

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:
- A new and improved RSVP process for your guest
- Bug fixes and other minor improvements to improve the stability and performance of the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
236.4K Ratings

236.4K Ratings

Bkelevate ,

Great App

I started using this app because of a company gift exchange. Then I suggested using it with my family’s Christmas exchange. And now I’ve convinced other families and friends to use it as well.

The wishlists portion is great. My wife and I will look at the wishlist throughout the year for birthday’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and random gifts as well. I like that you can private message someone for more details without giving away who you are.

If I had any gripe it’s that they’ve made it more difficult to add to the wishlist but I’m guessing they use referral links if you search the gift in their app. So since I didn’t pay for the app I can’t fault them for trying to push using the search in their app instead of adding custom. But I’d honestly happily pay for the app for some additional features because I like the app so much.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review! We're happy to see our users engaging with Elfster all year long with our Wishlist feature. We'd love to hear more about your experience with Wishlists and how you found it more difficult this year. Please contact us at help@elfster.com and let us know where you think we can make an area easier. We're always looking to help our users have the Best experience! Thanks again!

Rczaps ,

Great, but a few small changes would make fantastic

Love the app finally made this year so much easier for gifts.

HOWEVER, I’d love to see a family manager option for children who don’t have their own accounts. I just added a list for my son under my name. But can’t see if anyone purchased anything in his list because it’s under me. I could create a whole new account for him, but he is two and that seems a but dramatic. Or even this option for older kids (and spouses who won’t make an account) to make profiles for them without making whole accounts with a log in and password. Maybe a passcode to get into their list? But it’s under my account still? Would be great especially since there are things if other people do not buy for my 2year old id like to purchase. Baby list for baby registries has a feature you can even see on your own list if you insist on snooping, but that isn’t an obvious option to show you.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review! We have a fantastic Family Manager feature on our site where you can manage a child, populate their Wishlist, see what has been purchased, include them in Gift Exchanges and more! It does require you to give them their own account, but that's as easy as two clicks and typing their name. Find out more at www.elfster.com, or contact us at help@elfster.com with any questions!

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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