Get Red Carpet-Ready with Elfster

Get Red Carpet-Ready with Elfster

The countdown is on and Hollywood will soon be rolling out the red carpet for one of its most glamorous nights of the year. The iconic Oscar statuettes will be handed out this Sunday, February 28 at the 88th Academy Awards to pay tribute to a spectacular 2015 on the big screen. And Elfster is proud to be taking part in the festivities this year! A few of our lucky elves are excited to be heading to Los Angeles this…

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Uplifted by its Proud Heritage, Elfster Group Celebrates Black History Month

Uplifted by its Proud Heritage, Elfster Group Celebrates Black History Month

  “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” Wilma Rudolph, United States track and field athlete       As the United States celebrates Black History Month during the month of February, we can all take the opportunity to honor the dreams, hopes and sometimes neglected accomplishments of black Americans throughout history. Inspired by this movement created…

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Secret Piggies Swap Sweet Valentine Gifts

Secret Piggies Swap Sweet Valentine Gifts

They say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ but who wouldn’t love a little snuggle from one of these cuddly and adorable little piggies? They are sure to capture your heart with a single nuzzle. So when we came across this unique gift exchange created for a group of piggy sweethearts, the elves at Elfster had to know more about our smallest users with names like Georgie Porgy, Miss Piggy, Truffles and Jimmy Dean. The Secret Piggy Valentine…

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Gifts from the Heart: Elfster’s Top Picks for Valentine’s Day

Gifts from the Heart: Elfster’s Top Picks for Valentine’s Day

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Love is in the air at Elfster and the elves are so excited to play Cupid this Valentine’s Day! We’ve got dozens of unique gift ideas to let your sweetheart and everyone you love know you care. Looking for something sentimental? Traditional? Or how about something whimsical to express your love? This year’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guides feature our top picks based on our users’ “likes” and “wishes” to make…

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Elfster Meet and Gift Exchanges Continue to Spread the Love

Elfster Meet and Gift Exchanges Continue to Spread the Love

We know that you love giving, and that you love participating in gift exchanges on Elfster. It’s a wonderful and generous way to spread some love to someone you may have never even met. That’s why we are pleased that our unique Meet and Gift exchanges continue to allow users from all over the Elfster community to connect and give to each other, as each participant is paired with the person who is also giving to them. This summer, Elfster…

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Hogwarts Running Club Puts Its Best Foot Forward to Help Those In Need

Hogwarts Running Club Puts Its Best Foot Forward to Help Those In Need

  All over the world, each and every day, dedicated runners are lacing up their running shoes and hitting the road for a great cause. Come rain, or snow, or sleet, or hail, the run must go on. And this level of commitment must surely take some encouragement, even if that motivation comes from the “wizarding world” of Harry Potter. The Hogwarts Running Club (HRC), a charitable group of over 25,000 devoted Harry Potter fans/runners of all abilities, goes well…

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How Are We Doing? Let Us Know What You Think

How Are We Doing? Let Us Know What You Think

Things were pretty busy here at Elfster in 2015 and the elves are taking a little time to reflect on what a great year it was. Many improvements and enhancements were made to the overall website and the mobile app, to offer what we hope is the most user-friendly experience possible. The site experienced record growth, and for that, we thank you, our users. But we are always looking for ways to improve and one way to do that is…

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It’s a New Year — Here’s to New Adventures

It’s a New Year — Here’s to New Adventures

The party’s over. The holidays have come and gone. The decorations are safely tucked away until next year. The alarm clock annoyingly let’s you know it’s time to get back to the daily routine. And it’s time to face the facts that you should say “no thanks” to that extra dessert. But that doesn’t mean 2016 can’t be your best year ever. The new year has arrived and Elfster wants to help you make the most of every single minute….

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Sorority Sisters Send Holiday Cheer with Worldwide Ornament Exchanges

Sorority Sisters Send Holiday Cheer with Worldwide Ornament Exchanges

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold. — Author Unknown Ready or not, the holidays are here. Time to finish up the shopping and the wrapping. Time to deck the halls and trim the tree. But it’s also a great time of year to pause and remember what is most important as you go about your busy day, like spending time with the ones we love or spreading some holiday cheer to a…

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Charitable Jewish Group Takes Time to Celebrate Each Other This Chanukah

Charitable Jewish Group Takes Time to Celebrate Each Other This Chanukah

It may be said that an elf’s favorite holiday is Christmas, but the elves at Elfster are just as happy to be spreading some Chanukah (Hanukkah) cheer this holiday season, too. The eight-day festival of light begins on Sunday evening at sundown, December 6 this year, with the nightly lighting of the menorah to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and spirituality over materiality. One group of Canadian elves celebrating Chanukah this year with Elfster is Federation CJA,  the…

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