"If your family uses wish lists for holiday shopping, you're going to love Giftster, which works as a gift registry that connects family members." - Business Insider
Get gifts right, every time! Make and share wish lists in a family group you create - for birthdays, Christmas holiday, baby, and weddings.
Unlike other wish list apps, Giftster makes your whole family's gift giving experiences more fun and less stressful.
Only with Giftster can you invite family members to join a private group you create.
Everyone can view and shop each other's wish lists all in one place, and mark things purchased to avoid duplicate gifts. Gift status is hidden from the list maker, keeping the surprise.
The IOS App has a companion website that runs in your Safari browser or on your phone or computer desktop with all the same data and features. You and your family can use Giftster from any phone, tablet or computer to view and shop lists.
“I searched iTunes and played around with a few different apps and the one wish list app that has really worked for me that I am loving is called Giftster…was not only easy for me to use but easy for my family to use as well.” -- Laura Wittmann, orgjunkie.com
Giftster is the original lifetime gift registry, connecting family and close friends around gift giving occasions. Set it up once and use it year after year.
Features and Benefits
* Invite your family members to join your own private gift idea sharing group
* Join an existing group created from the app or the giftster.com website.
* Add a Secret Santa draw to your group at giftster.com and discover your secret pick and Secret Santa rules on your iOS device. Exclude picks and reuse a previous draw, too.
* Choice of privacy settings - make your lists private, shared only with groups, or public - for everyone to see in search or only those who have your list link
* Mark gift ideas reserved or purchased so others don’t buy a duplicate gift
* The list maker cannot see the status of items on their own lists
* Add gift ideas to other member's lists, hidden from the list maker but everyone else can see them. How fun is that?
* Avoid duplicate gifts, poor gift choices, or having to rely only on gift cards
* Adding an item to your list is as simple as jotting an idea on a piece of paper
* Rank gift ideas with a 5 star system
* Use Giftster just for your own wishlists, and decide to share them later
* Use public lists to make shopping your birthday, wedding or baby registry easy for others who are not Giftster members
* Simple to invite other to join using your device’s address book
* Already a member at giftster.com? Log in the same way and all your lists, groups, and events are instantly visible on your device.
How Giftster works
With Giftster you become part of a small social network connecting family and close friends around gift giving occasions.
If this is your first time using Giftster, you won't have any family or friends connected yet.
Once you connect one or more of your family into a group, each family member logs in to update their own wish lists, and to view and reserve gifts on each other’s lists.
- Everyone in your family can connect to you with this App - we built a version of Giftster that runs on just about every device.
- Giftster instantly synchronizes changes to all devices, including your account at giftster.com.
- Requires internet access via cellular data or wifi to operate.
This is release 5.3 of the app; got feedback? Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-612-216-5112.
Our latest version for 2020
Fixed - condition that could cause my list tab to give "oops" message
Fixed - white screen issue from swipe right gestures
Fixed - group permission issue
Ratings and Reviews
Must have app
If you ever have to make a gift list, this is a MUST have app. Whether it’s for birthdays, holidays, or just a wish list, it is the best way to share with friends and family. In my house, we have 3 kids, 2 sets of grandparents and an uncle all to shop for. My mom insists on buying everything in July while others wait until the last minute. This app allows me to easily add something I’ve found online or when the kids see something they want. And it’s always there until you take it off. I love that it tells you who bought the item, although only on desktop…..I wish it would do mobile as I’m always on the app on my phone. It won’t allow you to see what’s been purchased from your own list, so it’s always a surprise.
Is the app perfect? Nope, but it still a Godsend!!! Highly recommend.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to review the app and for using Giftster!
Love this app!
I love this app! It’s awesome to use year round for birthdays and holidays! It helps me keep track of things I eventually want to get so I keep a personal list just for me on here too. We have been using it for over 5yrs now for both sides of our families. They are quick to respond and always answer my questions. The only small thing that drives me nuts is with secret Santa it seems like if I get one person one year the next year my spouse gets the same person. But there are ways around it by choosing the add draw exclusions option. The other small thing is you can’t suggest items for people if they just create their profile but haven’t created a list yet. We have a few elderly folks that don’t always want to put stuff on their list so they just create a profile so we can do the draw but if they don’t create a list we can’t suggest gifts for those that got that person. Other than that the app is awesome! ❤️ love ❤️ love it!
Good app for gifting. Needs some improvement though.
My family has been using this app for a number of years for birthdays and Christmas. The user interface has not been visually updated after all these years and really needs to be as it is a bit bland looking and still has usability glitches that have existed since its launch. Scrolling is frequently glitchy and jerky, for example. The colors need a bit more vibrancy. It’s sort of drab looking. However, we’ve got it to do what it was made to do.
We need to be able to add images that reside on our phones as another example. I have tried many times to get an image for a product but have to use the web site link and the app most times never finds the image or finds the incorrect image. So much simpler to just add an image.
As I said, good app, but some visual and usability improvements needed. I want to give it a 5 so please do improvements. I have been tasked by my family to find another app to replace this aging app. <<sad face>>
Developer Response ,
Glad Giftster is serving your family well. Did you know the very latest version - giftster.com - runs on your safari browser on your phone - and supports camera too. Brand new colorful iOS app is also coming in 2023.
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- 40.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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