Love the World You Live In: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Love the World You Live In: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

It’s our world and it’s time to embrace it. Not just today, but every day. As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, just think of all the ways you can do your part to protect our planet and help make a difference. The roots of Earth Day began in 1970, and continue as an annual event worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. In honor of Earth…

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Batter Up – It is Baseball Season!

Batter Up – It is Baseball Season!

The bats are finally cracking and it’s game time for anxious players and eager fans everywhere . The thrill (and perhaps a little chill) is in the air as the Major League Baseball season opens for the 2016 season. Elfster is geared up to help you hit it out of the park with great gift ideas to celebrate America’s favorite pastime with friends and family. As the players take the field — from little leaguers to major leaguers and everyone…

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A Few Simple Ways To Give Your Home A Spring Refresh

A Few Simple Ways To Give Your Home A Spring Refresh

Let’s leave winter behind and do a Spring Refresh. It’s time to clear out the clutter and get your home (and your life) organized with a few simple tips from Elfster’s For The Home gift guides, featuring great ways to take on spring cleaning and brighten your world. Even though winter may be our favorite season (for obvious reasons), the elves at Elfster are all ready to bring on spring and hope you are too!         New Season, New Look…

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Disney Lovers Host Family-Friendly Gift Exchange to Celebrate Easter

Disney Lovers Host Family-Friendly Gift Exchange to Celebrate Easter

    Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind — or forgotten. — Lilo Pelekai, Lilo & Stitch       It all starts with that special spark kindled in the hearts of the young — and, of course, the young at heart — when they first experience the magic of Disney. And in this Easter season filled with joy and new beginnings, it’s all about family for one group of Disney devotees, as they share their enthusiasm…

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The Handwritten Letter Project Sparks Creativity in Pen Pal Group

The Handwritten Letter Project Sparks Creativity in Pen Pal Group

    “There is something gentle and authentic about a handwritten letter.” — Emma Mitchell, Creator of The Handwritten Letter Project & Elfster exchange organizer     In these times of hustling and bustling through each and every day, there never seems to be enough time to stop and reflect on the beauty of life and the world around us. It takes a special person to be able to “turn it off” and sacrifice precious time to nurture a relationship…

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What are you wishing for?

What are you wishing for?

Now that the holidays are over and spring is just around the corner, it is a great time to do some wish list spring cleaning. Keeping your wish lists up-to-date ensures they will be ready for the next special event or gift exchange.  Below we have included some simple step by step instructions, as well as a link to a tutorial video.   Removing Items From A Wish List Be sure to remove gifts you may have already received or…

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Elfster Takes the Spotlight At Oscar Pre-Party Event

Elfster Takes the Spotlight At Oscar Pre-Party Event

  Hollywood’s elite hit the red carpet last weekend to celebrate the 88th Academy Awards and pay tribute to this year’s big winners on the silver screen. And Team Elfster was proud to be taking part in the festivities this year! A few of our lucky elves headed to Los Angeles to join in the celebration at the Product Hollywood Celebrity Gifting Suite, which featured visits from many celebrity guests.       Wayne Pere, who played a role in…

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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 your day of…

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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 beyond…

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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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Elfster Brings Its North Pole Style to Hollywood to Celebrate the AMAs

Elfster Brings Its North Pole Style to Hollywood to Celebrate the AMAs

    The Elfster elves have been busy spreading a little holiday cheer this season and made the big trek to Los Angeles to share Elfster’s mission of making gift giving easy and fun. And just in time for Ugly Sweater Season. On November 21, the company partnered with the Product Hollywood Celebrity Gift Suite event celebrating the 2015 American Music Awards, as our Head Elf Peter (and a few Helper Elves) rocked some North Pole Style at the event…

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Secret Santa Guelph and Elfster.com Team Up to Fight Hunger in One Canadian Community

Secret Santa Guelph and Elfster.com Team Up to Fight Hunger in One Canadian Community

The season of giving is upon us and for the second year in a row, Elfster is proud to help bring together the generous group, Secret Santa Guelph (#SecretSantaGuelph),  that is using social media to mobilize a community to make a huge difference in the lives of kids in need. Secret Santa Guelph is a fundraising gift exchange started five years ago by Elfster user Bang Ly (@superbang) based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The group he started with just 30…

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Elfster announces new partnership with Toys For Tots

Elfster announces new partnership with Toys For Tots

Elfster is proud to announce their partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation facilitating online toy donations.  The nationwide campaign will allow for donors anywhere to purchase toys online, and have them mailed directly to a Toys for Tots location near them. In recognition of Veterans Day, and the important work that the Marine Corps does for Toys for Tots, Elfster will allow donations to begin today at www.elfster.com/toys-for-tots/ “Toys for Tots is an amazing organization with such a rich…

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Inspired by the Beauty of Outlander Costumes, Elfster Group Shares Their Incredible Talents

Inspired by the Beauty of Outlander Costumes, Elfster Group Shares Their Incredible Talents

It’s another time. Another place. And all Claire Randall can do is fight for her own survival, stuck a world away from her own life. This is the premise for the wildly popular Outlander  television drama based on the addictive series of best-selling novels by author Diana Gabaldon, in which the time-traveling heroine Claire is transported from her life as a World War II nurse in 1945 to the world of 1743 Scotland, where she encounters and falls in love…

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Let’s Get Gifting: Helpful Tips to Get Started With Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Let’s Get Gifting: Helpful Tips to Get Started With Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Well, business has sure picked up for the elves over the past few weeks and that means the much-anticipated holidays are just around the corner! Time to get your wish lists in order and start inviting friends and family to join you in the fun of a Secret Santa gift exchange using Elfster. Elfster is the Web’s top-rated online Secret Santa generator and best of all, it’s always easy, free and fun! Here are a few pointers to help you…

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Give a Gift. Get a Gift. Make a Friend.

Give a Gift. Get a Gift. Make a Friend.

This summer, Elfster brought together people from all over the world in our first-ever Meet and Gift Exchanges designed to spread some Elfster cheer in a unique and thoughtful way. The three exchanges were a huge success, with nearly 1,400 Elfster users from near and far exchanging gifts and private messages with a new friend. We are thrilled that so many people loved connecting through these community exchanges.   The Hometown Favorites exchange allowed participants to share something unique that…

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Get Cozy… It’s Sweater Weather!

Get Cozy… It’s Sweater Weather!

Like it or not, it’s time to pack up the warm weather gear and get ready for the cool, crisp days to come. It’s finally fall. Time for warm drinks, pretty colors and comfy clothes. Hooray! It’s sweater weather! At Elfster, we look forward to the change of seasons and our gift guides are ready with our top picks for your fall fashion must-haves for Him and Her.         Time To Layer Up, Guys This time of…

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