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Gifting For Good: Elfster Group Supports LGBTQ+ Run Businesses for Pride Month

Gifting For Good: Elfster Group Supports LGBTQ+ Run Businesses for Pride Month

After pressing pause on the party in 2020, rainbow flags are flying and the glitter is sparkling. Pride Month is in full swing! It’s time to support LGBTQIA+ run businesses by going all out for the month-long celebration of diversity and inclusion. Because, after all, love is love. Pride Month Festivities Celebrated annually during the month of June, Pride Month is a time for the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) community to be proud of who they…

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Growing the Tribe: How Autism Spectrum Moms Spread Good Vibes Through Generosity

Growing the Tribe: How Autism Spectrum Moms Spread Good Vibes Through Generosity

For some parents of children living on the autism spectrum, family life can seem very different and distant from the experiences of many others. And facing challenges unique to their own family, many parents feel alone in their often highly-structured daily and weekly routines. But growing the tribe through meaningful relationships may be just the connection they need. After all, don’t we all get by with a little help from our friends? Growing The Tribe “It originally started over a…

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Homeschool Families Making Meaningful Connections with Simple Gifts

Homeschool Families Making Meaningful Connections with Simple Gifts

I saw the need in our community and was excited to think of something that would help – even a little. — Terry Yaceyko School-aged children have certainly been hit with challenges this past year, especially when it comes to connecting with the people they love the most. Not only have they been temporarily cut off from beloved grandparents and special family members, but when the global COVID-19 pandemic hit and schools closed their doors to in-person learning, their usual…

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Make Your Wife Smile

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Make Your Wife Smile

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift for your wife, you could be feeling overwhelmed by the options that you have to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about picking out the right Mother’s Day gift: Consider Her Interests, Hobbies & Needs More than likely, you know your wife better than anyone else in your life, especially if you’ve been married for a while, so think about the things that bring her the most joy! If…

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Eid & Ramadan Gifts That Everyone Will Love

Eid & Ramadan Gifts That Everyone Will Love

Exchanging gifts with family members and friends during the Ramadan season is the best way of spreading smiles and love. But what if you’re not sure exactly what to get for them? When selecting the right gift for your loved ones, think about gifts that keep on giving, or ones that the recipient will truly appreciate. Furthermore, you must ensure that you work within a specific budget range so you can afford something for everyone on your list. Fortunately, Elfster…

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Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Pregnant Wife

Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Pregnant Wife

Your pregnant wife has a lot on her plate. From frequent doctor visits to shopping for baby clothes, there’s a lot to take care of before giving birth. On top of all this, she has to deal with the emotional and physical toll that is weighing on her during her pregnancy. As her husband, you need to look for ways of making her feel special. And what better way than getting a gift for the mom-to-be on Mother’s Day! Remember…

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Find the Perfect Eid Gifts for Your Wife

Find the Perfect Eid Gifts for Your Wife

If you have just ended your Ramadan fast, you’ll certainly be looking forward to the Eid feast. This holiday ends the dietary restrictions associated with Ramadan, and there are several types of gifts to consider for the occasion. While food items are commonly given during the season, they are not the only gifts that you can consider.  Elfster is the best place to get your wife Eid gifts online, with listings from all the top ecommerce sites and tons of…

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The Best Eid Gift Ideas for Your Husband

The Best Eid Gift Ideas for Your Husband

If you are looking for an Eid gift to give your husband, the number of options may be overwhelming. Luckily, Elfster offers a wide range of options that could be perfect, and we offer numerous options that could be right for your special someone. However, it helps to have an idea of what you’re looking for before you begin your search for the perfect gift. This article will give you an idea of the steps that you need to take…

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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma

The Sweetest Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma

If you’re wondering what to get your grandmother for Mother’s Day, you certainly have a lot of options to choose from, and you can find them for an affordable price at Elfster. We offer just about any type of gift that you can think of at an affordable price. Here’s what we feel that you need to know about picking out a great Mother’s Day gift on Elfster for grandma. We Offer a Wide Range of Categories to Choose From…

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Life’s short. Talk fast. (And Gift Often!)

Life’s short. Talk fast. (And Gift Often!)

Can you believe it’s been over 20 years since the world first fell in love with the mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and their fast-talking, witty banter (ever-fueled by coffee)? The hit dramedy Gilmore Girls has certainly stood the test of time, and these Girls are not going anywhere, anytime soon. Stars Hollow: Still Our Happy Place The Gilmore Girls phenomenon seems to have only intensified since its debut in 2000. Love for the show is being passed…

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You’ve Been EGGED: A New Easter Tradition to Spread Joy to Your World

You’ve Been EGGED: A New Easter Tradition to Spread Joy to Your World

After the longest year any of us can remember — filled with challenges and uncertainty — the dawning of a new Spring is in the air. Snow is melting, birds are chirping and the sweetness of Easter is just around the corner. Even the elves are looking forward to some warm weather. Want to start an egg-citing new Easter tradition to spread joy to your world this Easter season? Reconnect with your peeps with a new way to celebrate that’s…

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Board Game Community Puts Spotlight on Generosity

Board Game Community Puts Spotlight on Generosity

When I was a kid, my family was really into playing board games. For my brothers, I’m sure it was all about the strategy and a little “friendly” competition. For me, it was all about the tiny game pieces. (I mean, who doesn’t love the adorable Scottie Dog of Monopoly fame?) Those family game nights spent sitting around the dining room table talking, laughing and conspiring over the game board hold fond memories. The lessons we learned from being challenged…

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Why I Hated Gift Exchanges Before Elfster

Why I Hated Gift Exchanges Before Elfster

The first time I ever participated in a gift exchange was in college. I’m not sure how I escaped my entire life before that point without having taken part in one, but when I heard the rules for my very first White Elephant gift exchange, I took them very seriously. I spent a lot of time thinking of a gift that would be worthy of being “stolen” per the rules of the game.  What’s A White Elephant Gift Exchange? If…

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Secret Santa: An Old Christmas Tradition With Some Modern Twists

Secret Santa: An Old Christmas Tradition With Some Modern Twists

Secret Santa is one of the most enduring Christmas traditions across the world. In its purest form, it is a game in which someone gives an anonymous gift to a pre-designated recipient, then the recipient tries to guess who the giver is. The tradition is popular at office holiday parties, among groups of friends, and within families, and online. The exchange is often held on or just before Christmas in America and during the earlier weeks of December in the…

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How to Create Hair-Raising Halloween Fun: A You’ve Been Booed Neighborhood Gifting Game

How to Create Hair-Raising Halloween Fun: A You’ve Been Booed Neighborhood Gifting Game

A slight chill is in the air. Pumpkins are creatively perched on porches all over town. And though remaining socially distant, the neighborhood candy collectors will soon be dressed to thrill, safely hitting the streets on their sweet mission to fill their sacks all the way to the tippy top. From princess to pirate, minion to mermaid, as kids young and old eagerly anticipate the big night, the question of the season remains, “What are you going to be for…

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LGBTQIA+ Podcast Fans Swap ‘Coming Out Boxes’ for Pride

LGBTQIA+ Podcast Fans Swap ‘Coming Out Boxes’ for Pride

As summer soon turns to fall, it’s hard to believe it has been over five months since we first heard the two words that would come to define 2020: social distancing. Way back when, as we abruptly hit pause on “normal,” our hearts grew heavy as we physically extracted ourselves from each others’ lives. Our minds looked for ways to connect while focusing on being vigilant about our health and safety. But here we are — our wiser selves —…

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How to Use a Pick Names Out of a Hat App

How to Use a Pick Names Out of a Hat App

As a lifelong Chicagoan, I have a lot of baseball hats that I’ve been wearing for a long time, showing off my love for the White Sox. I have hats I’ve been playing softball in for years. Running hats. Hats for just lounging on the deck and grilling in the heat of a sweltering August. You know what I don’t have a hat for? Reaching your hand in to pick names for a gift exchange. I mean, granted, any of…

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Top 10 Church Gift Exchange Ideas

Top 10 Church Gift Exchange Ideas

Church: it’s one of my favorite places to be. Over the years, I’ve realized more and more the importance of faith for my family. In the process, I’ve participated in many church social groups that still connect today, only sometimes on a virtual basis. From quilting ladies’ groups and Women of Hope to prayer teams and adoption ministry, I’ve enjoyed it. I can always rely on my connections to be there for me through thick and thin, without judgment. What…

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Elfster Group Supports Black-Owned Businesses for Juneteenth Gift Exchange

Elfster Group Supports Black-Owned Businesses for Juneteenth Gift Exchange

Updated: June 17, 2021 “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.” – Martin Luther King Jr. On June 19, communities all over the nation will come together to celebrate an unofficial holiday — Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Liberation Day and Jubilee Day) — to commemorate the…

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Cycling Group Going The Extra Mile For Frontline Heroes

Cycling Group Going The Extra Mile For Frontline Heroes

As we find our “new normal” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, stories of kindness, generosity and hope are emerging like spring blossoms all around us. Tales of ordinary folks doing the extraordinary sure to brighten our days, warm our hearts and help us focus on the positive. We thrive on the inspirational stories of communities coming together to spread joy, offering all of us a welcome distraction from the reality of these complicated times. And Elfster’s generous gift-giving…

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Leap Day Secret Santa Theme: Make Kindness Count

Leap Day Secret Santa Theme: Make Kindness Count

Sigh… the excitement of the holidays is now a distant vision like Santa’s sleigh flashing across the starry sky. I’m sure we can all agree that winter may have lost its luster. These days, dashing through the snow may feel more like slogging through the slush. As the fresh vibes of the new year drift into February we feel the love. Lucky for us, we have something special coming our way. An extra day to bring back the sparkle! The…

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The History and Origins Of New Years Eve Celebrations

The History and Origins Of New Years Eve Celebrations

Saying farewell to the old year and welcoming in the new is a celebration observed around the world. In most countries it takes place on January 1. The festivities usually begin on December 31, which we call New Year’s Eve, and continue into the wee hours of January 1, New Year’s Day. The most popular traditions include attending parties, preparing and eating special New Year’s foods, watching fireworks displays and making resolutions for the coming year. The History Of New…

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How To Host A Tree Trimming Party | Tips, Ideas and More

How To Host A Tree Trimming Party | Tips, Ideas and More

This year, kick off the holiday season a little differently by inviting friends and family to help decorate your tree. Tree trimming parties are a great chance to get into the Christmas spirit together, before the whirlwind of shopping, travel, office parties, and kid-related holiday programs takes over. How to Host a Festive Tree Trimming Party Check out these tips from expert party planners on hosting a festive tree trimming party—from a relaxed family-friendly brunch to a more sophisticated evening…

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Sparking Controversy: White Christmas Lights or Multi-Colored?

Sparking Controversy: White Christmas Lights or Multi-Colored?

Reflections on the only RIGHT answer. For all this talk of love and joy, nothing flips a switch in the hearts and minds of merry-makers like the same old holiday showdown that sets-off every season. We’re not talking about “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?” Not “Eggnog or apple cider?” Not even “Harmless mall Santa or creepy old dude in a leisure suit?” (That’s a separate blog post.) The question in question is, of course: “White Christmas tree lights or multi-colored…

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