How do I find my friends on Elfster?

Instructions for finding your friends who have already created an account on Elfster and for inviting those friends who you'd like to join you on Elfster.

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
– Woodrow T. Wilson

Finding friends on a laptop or desktop 

Mobile apps click here

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You can add friends that are already using Elfster, even if they are not in your Gift Exchange! 

  1. Log into your Elfster account.
  2. From your home page, click on Friends in the menu across the top. If you are using the iOS or Android app, the Friends list is found at the bottom of your home page and is labeled Friends.
  3. Enter the email address or full name of the friend you are searching for in the text box (the text box is labeled "Search" in the app).

Friend. search by email

Friend - enter name

Click the "Follow" button to the right of their profile picture on the website or tap the three vertical dots in the apps. 

Follow a friend

Finding Friends in the Mobile Apps

HubSpot Video

If you're in a Gift Exchange together, we don't reveal who is following whom from the time names are drawn until the Gift Exchange date.

Elf Tip:✨ You may also share your public Wishlist with anyone by clicking on the share icon on the top of your list on desktop or under the three dots on mobile. You will be given the option to share it via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or there will be a link to copy so you can share via email, text, or your favorite social media platform.

Once someone accepts your invitation to follow your Wishlist, they will be listed in your Friends list.

This is a great way to invite your friends to sign up for Elfster, so they can create their own Wishlist and you can get them the gifts they're wishing for.

📝 Note: If you just want to view a friend's Wishlist, you can search for them by entering their full name or email address to view their Wishlist if it's public or they've made it available to the groups you are in together.

You won't be able to mark an item from their Wishlist as purchased unless you are following them.  You don't need to follow the person you drew in order to mark an item as purchased from the time names are drawn until the Gift Exchange date.  📝