Disney Alums Celebrate The Best College Job. Ever.

Disney Alums Celebrate The Best College Job. Ever.

I am sure I am not the only one who once dreamed of being a Disney princess when I “grew up.” Don’t get me wrong, the whole elf thing is certainly awesome, but just imagine spending all your days in the most magical place on Earth! For one lucky group of Elfster users — and Disney lovers extraordinaire — that dream really did come true, as they were once lucky enough to spend their college days with the ultimate job…

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Celebrating Summer at the North Pole And Beyond

Celebrating Summer at the North Pole And Beyond

It seems that summer is the new winter here at the North Pole these days. Surf’s up for Santa and while the elves are busy monitoring the naughty and nice list, plenty of great exchanges are in full-swing. As a matter of fact, over 500 new exchanges have been created on Elfster in just the first two weeks of July! Our friends in the fun-loving “Our Disney Ohana” group led by one of our favorite elves, Sandra Rumsey, are gearing…

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Set Your Sights On Easy Summer Travel

Set Your Sights On Easy Summer Travel

  Do you have your sights set on a great getaway this summer? Whether you are taking in the local scenery or taking off to a faraway destination, Elfster has what you need to make the most of your summer travel. Our helpful Summer Travel Gift Guide and a few handy travel tips are all you need to make planning and packing a breeze. Your world awaits!         Tip #1 – Pack Precisely Going by car? Or…

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6 Simple Tips For Your Best Backyard Summer Soiree

6 Simple Tips For Your Best Backyard Summer Soiree

    Make your backyard party sparkle for the 4th of July — and all summer long — with these six simple party tips for planning a great gathering with family and friends. From a laid-back barbecue to a sophisticated soiree, Team Elfster has gathered the must-haves for the perfect summer party plan in our Summer Fun Gift Guide. And there are plenty more great ideas found in our most popular gift guides, too.         1.  Set…

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Ivy League-Bound Student Helps to Brighten the Future for Fellow Classmates

Ivy League-Bound Student Helps to Brighten the Future for Fellow Classmates

It’s high school graduation season and I applaud those who are taking that life-changing walk across the stage, cheered on by family and friends. Tassels and mortar boards will be flying as inspirational words of wisdom are imparted to the eager grads. It’s finally time to celebrate their accomplishments and begin the next chapter of their lives. For many, with diplomas in hand, the next step will be attending college, which is certainly a very exciting time, but at the…

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Think Outside the Box This Father’s Day

Think Outside the Box This Father’s Day

Stumped by how to celebrate the great dads in your life this Father’s Day? I was too, so I decided to ask around. Anyone need another ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ coffee mug? “Comes in handy for breakfast in bed — hint, hint.” Need another fun and colorful tie? “Not so much.” So what do you really need?? “Nothing.” Not much to go on there… The obvious answer, since no dad will ever admit that they really ‘need’ anything, is to give…

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5 Awesome Ways To Make Summer Great for The Whole Gang!

5 Awesome Ways To Make Summer Great for The Whole Gang!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived and so has the unofficial start of summer! For my family, that means packing the kids and the dog in the car and making the four-hour journey up to our beloved lake house in the mountains. It’s a magical place that takes our family back in time — where we all love to unplug, kick back and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Not only does Memorial Day weekend allow us to enjoy time…

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Global Express Delivery Company Goes The Extra Mile for Elfster Gift Exchange

Global Express Delivery Company Goes The Extra Mile for Elfster Gift Exchange

It is a well-known fact that making personal connections in the workplace leads to increased happiness and raises employee loyalty, but sometimes it’s not so simple when your business is spread all over the globe, with over 56,000 employees in 200 countries. For the elves at Elfster, connecting communities is what we do best, so imagine our delight when we found one such company using our “Elfin Magic” to connect its greatest asset — its employees — from all over…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring is in full swing, so whether you are creating your own backyard oasis or planting a bountiful vegetable garden (or maybe both!), it’s time to get outside and get your garden growing. Does your garden to soak up the sun or is it made in the shade? Either way, we’ll help you get your hands in the dirt and your heart back to nature. Need a little inspiration? Check out Elfster’s Gardening Gift Guide, which features fresh, new garden…

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Awaken Star Wars Fans and May the Fourth Be With You!

Awaken Star Wars Fans and May the Fourth Be With You!

Star Wars Day! A day when fans from far and wide (and maybe even from a galaxy far, far away…) will celebrate the unofficial holiday which pays tribute to all things Star Wars. May the 4th is the worldwide day when fans show and share their love for one of the most popular film franchises of all time. What started as a play on the phrase, “May the Force be with you,” grew as the associated grassroots movement caught hold….

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Love and Laughter are Key to Successful Fitness Journey for One Elfster Community

Love and Laughter are Key to Successful Fitness Journey for One Elfster Community

I bet we could all agree we would love to drop a few pounds. Or maybe come up with a fitness plan we could actually stick with when swimsuit season is suddenly bearing down upon us. Embracing a healthy lifestyle sounds so simple. Eat less. Move More. Easier said than done, indeed. Americans spend billions of dollars each year on diet and exercise plans that may prove to be more costly than beneficial. Bottom line — the most effective way…

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Awesome Mommies Celebrates Motherhood By Sharing Wisdom and Friendship

Awesome Mommies Celebrates Motherhood By Sharing Wisdom and Friendship

    “Motherhood is always a piece of cake,” said no one ever, but the joys and happiness that come with being a mom certainly may outweigh the challenges. And sometimes it takes a village to get there. For one lucky group of “August 2015 Awesome Mommies” who all had babies nine months ago, that support comes from a community of like-minded friends who stick together through thick and thin. “Motherhood is a long and lonesome road sometimes and if…

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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…

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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…

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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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