Elfster is a free online Secret Santa organizer and social networking platform for gift-giving. Elfster gives time-strapped party planners and gift givers the tools to rediscover the joy of gift giving by organizing a Secret Santa exchange.Also called Pollyanna, Kris Kringle or Amigo Secreto, a Secret Santa gift exchange is a tradition in which members of a group are randomly assigned other members to whom they anonymously give a gift. Other gift exchange traditions include Secret Sister, Secret Pal, Secret Cupid and more. You can use Elfster to organize a craft swap, a postcard exchange, a virtual baby shower or a gift exchange for other occasions.
The Elfster algorithm goes something like this:
Elfster Social Gifting = One Part Wishing + One Part Shopping + One Part Social Networking + One Part Gaming = Tons of Fun. Peter Imburg, Founder and CEO of Elfster talks to YourStory about this social gift giving platform.
How did the idea come about ?
I first created Elfster when my family which is spread all over geographically, had a ridiculously difficult time coordinating our Secret Santa "offline." There was nothing online to help, and I thought a Secret Santa gift exchange organizer would be an insanely fun, useful, and social web application.
Tell us more about how elfster works
In just minutes, a new user can set up a new gift exchange with friends. Your gift exchange is the starting point for your personal gift giving network which includes features like:
Tell us more about the social features of Elfster
We have many of the basic social features which we have all come to expect from any social network and a number of innovative new twists found only at Elfster.
Visit Elfster here : http://www.elfster.com/