Web Spy: Elfster

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Do you have a large group of friends you want to buy gifts for this holiday season, but lack the cash to get a great gift for each of them? (Editor’s Note: Story of my life, people. It’s hard being this popular!) Secret Santa gift exchanges are a fun solution!

If you’re not familiar with Secret Santa (also called Pollyanna or Kris Kringle), it’s a type of gift exchange where everyone in a group draws the name of someone else to purchase a gift for, instead of each person having to buy multiple gifts.

Elfster makes planning a Secret Santa exchange so much easier! To use Elfster to plan your Secret Santa, get started by registering for the site.  Once you do that,  create your gift exchange by filling out the name and description of the exchange, setting a spending limit (optional), and setting dates for signing up and exchanging gifts.  Then, use the site to send your friends an invitation e-mail to sign up and join your Secret Santa!

Once everyone has signed up, Elfster will randomly select names and send them to each participant in a confidential e-mail.

Next, search for gifts by category, price range or keyword, and add them to your own wish list that your “secret person” can use to help select a gift for you.  The site also has a feature which allows you to ask your secret person anonymous questions to help you decide what to get him or her!

By doing all the hard work for you, Elfster lets you focus on the fun parts of Secret Santa: getting (and giving) presents!

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