It’s that time of year again. The smell of cinnamon and gingerbread cookies fills the house, “Secret Santa” exchanges are being planned, and you’re scrambling to find affordable gifts for everyone on your list.
If you’re anything like us, buying presents can be stressful. That’s why we created Elfster – the best way to give and receive gifts. Using Elfster makes giving and receiving fun, easy, and affordable gifts a breeze!
You’ll save money by buying your gift through our site versus in person, and you won’t need to hunt down potential exchange partners one-by-one; they’ll already be there when you join!
What makes Elfster the best place to buy and receive gifts?
As we mentioned, one of the best parts of buying gifts on Elfster is that every gift is unique! Whether you need gifts for your family, friends, or coworkers, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list here, guaranteed. But how do we ensure that all the gifts are unique?
Easy! Every item on Elfster has been listed by an individual seller. What does that mean? It means that each gift you buy is much more special than those you’d find in a store. You see, most retailers sell gifts that have been produced in bulk – thousands of identical items at once!
This means that the gift you give, while thoughtful, might not be all that unique. But when you buy a gift from Elfster, every item is one-of-a-kind, making it a gift that your loved one will remember for years to come!
How does Elfster make giving and receiving gifts easy?
With our massive selection of gifts, buying gifts on Elfster is a piece of cake! To find the perfect gift, browse through our gift guides by category, recipient type, price, and more. Once you’ve found something you like, simply add it to your cart and you’re good to go!
If you’re buying gifts for multiple people, you can create an “Online Gift Box” and save them all, or specific items, in one place so you don’t forget. If you’re struggling to find a gift for a special someone, or you’re stumped on what to ask for, use our built-in Wishlist feature to find gift ideas tailored to your specific needs.
Why is Elfster free?
We want everyone to be able to experience the joy that comes with giving and receiving gifts. That’s why we’ve made Elfster free to use.
That said, we’re not just a “free” site; we also offer a wide variety of gifts, including exclusive gifts and gifts for every occasion!
In addition, we have gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for any occasion, so you’ll never have to worry if you’ll have enough time to find something.
How do gift exchanges work on Elfster?
Gift exchanges are a lot like Secret Santa – but with a couple of major differences. First, you don’t have to keep your gift a secret! Gift exchanges are all about sharing the joy of giving.
Second, gift exchanges can be open to your entire town or city, making it easier than ever to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Here’s how it works: You sign up for a gift exchange, select the type of gifts you want to give (not what you’re hoping to receive), set a price range, and let other participants know when you want to receive gifts (so you can do your own shopping).
Then, participants take turns buying gifts for each other. Gifts are often delivered anonymously, so the gift exchange organizer can’t see who bought whom a gift.
Get your own Exclusive Gift Exchange!
What if you want to give an even more memorable gift to someone special? What if you want to gift an experience instead of a material item? With an Elfster exclusive gift exchange, you can do just that! Exclusive gift exchanges are perfect for friends, family, and loved ones.
They’re often more expensive than standard gift exchanges, but they’re also special gifts that are designed to be remembered. We have a selection of exclusive gift exchanges themed around every interest you could imagine.
If you have a friend who just got engaged, or a family member who just had a baby, we have an exclusive gift exchange just for them!
Start your own Gift Exchange!
Have you ever wished that you could create your own gift exchange? Well, now you can! If you have a specific group of people that you want to gift, or if you want to give a gift that’s more substantial, you can create your own gift exchange on Elfster.
In return, you’ll get access to all the gifts your friends and family want to give you! Start your gift exchange by creating a group, setting a price range, and posting a description of what you’d like to receive.
Then, wait for gift offers to come in. At the end of your gift exchange, you can pick the gifts you want and send out gifts to everyone who participated.
Final Words: Wrapping Up
We hope that this guide has given you a good overview of gift exchanges, gift giving, and how you can use them to make your holidays even more special than they already are.
Don’t forget that the holidays are a great time to spend time with your friends and family, so make sure to take advantage of our gift exchange features! No matter what gift exchange type you choose, you’re sure to make this the best holiday season yet – without breaking the bank!