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Online group offers members friendship, support and understanding

Many people are faced with the prospect of wanting to have a child and not being able, due to infertility issues.  The struggle can be an extremely emotional one, that is often not shared with friends and family — it’s hard to explain or articulate the feelings.  Having a person to talk to that can completely understand what you are going through can make a huge difference.  Elfster was pleased to find a group of [...]

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Back to School: Elfster can help

Even though it’s the beginning of August, everywhere you look, there are signs of Back to School.  The stores, the ads, and local campuses all seem to be gearing up.  The end of summer can make anyone feel a little bit sad — it seems like we look forward to the slower pace of summer,  more time outdoors, and mellow, light-filled days for so long, and then it goes by so quickly!  For some people, [...]

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Summertime and the giving is easy

Recently, a group of staff here at Elfster decided to do what we do best – host a gift exchange!  It seemed like a great way to stay in touch with other, get to know one another better, and a fun addition to our July.   We are currently hosting our “Summer Picnic” gift exchange, where we are all going to exchange something that we could use for picnicking or outdoor entertaining.  It has been fun [...]

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Fitness enthusiasts motivate each other through gift exchange

  Trying to create and maintain a fitness plan can be tough. The ways to get started range from doing it on your own, using a fitness app, joining a gym, participating in a running or walking group, and countless others.  Elfster has found a group of women who are taking their fitness regime one step further.  In addition to connecting with each other via their Facebook group, they are also hosting gift exchanges to [...]

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EGGheads share love of barbeque with summer exchange

  While baseball is credited with being the “official” American pastime, for many people barbequing would be the answer when asked what their favorite summer pastime is.   The debate of gas versus charcoal has long been a topic for outdoor cooks to consider.  Then, the discussion of what and how to cook can get started. Elfster has found a group of people who are more than just your average backyard cook.  They are seriously dedicated [...]

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Moms honor two years of friendships and community

  Meeting people who share your interests and outlook is usually a great way to start a friendship.  Being able to share your ideas and thoughts with people who have similar ideas and can relate to what you are going through is often just what you need.  Elfster has found a group of moms who have been able to do just that. The group, now known as the Crunchy March Mommies, or CMMs, met each [...]

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Family Fun gift exchange kicks off summer

As the summer season gets underway, there are lots of activities to look forward to.  Visits to the beach, warm days, and a more relaxed schedule are just some of the things that make summer great.  And of course, a gift exchange is another awesome way to get summer started! A group of mothers are making sure that their members will have a little something extra to enjoy this summer by hosting a family fun [...]

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Announcing our new and improved site!

  Some of you may have already noticed that we have made some changes.  We are proud to officially announce our newly redesigned website.  We worked to create pages that would help you to see all of the information that is relevant to you and your groups easily.  The site is now easier to navigate, but still makes sure you have a fun and easy way to exchange gifts. Here is a brief rundown of [...]

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Worldwide group celebrates Mother’s Day

  As spring gets underway and things begin to bloom, we rush into the season excited at the idea of leaving the long cold winter behind us.  Before you know it, Mother’s Day will be here, celebrated on May 12th in the USA and Canada.  Elfster is excited to see a group of moms already planning to make Mother’s Day extra special for each other by hosting an exchange. These women all connected through an [...]

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As children grow, friendships blossom and traditions develop

  There are lots of places that expectant women can find information about their pregnancies.  There are books, websites, and visits to the doctor.  For many people, there can be nothing more valuable than sharing your experience with another person who is going through the same thing. Elfster is home to a group of women who all connected as first time mothers on babycenter.com.  After getting to know each other on the site, they branched [...]

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