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How do I remove someone from the Gift Exchange?

✨ You may need to remove someone who was so excited to participate, that they signed up twice. ✨ This can be done at any time during the Gift Exchange.

Removing Someone Before Names Are Drawn

Removing someone before names are drawn will not affect any pairings.

  1. From the Elfster home page, select your Gift Exchange.
  2. Click on PARTICIPANTS from the Organizer menu.
  3. Select the down arrow (V) to the right of the name of the Participant you would like to remove.
  4. Click the "REMOVE" button.
  5. Select "REMOVE" one final time when the pop-up appears.

Removing Someone After Names Are Drawn

Removing someone after names are drawn will affect the draw, but names will be automatically reassigned by Elfster.

As each individual is removed, the person gifting to them will now be gifting to the person the removed participant originally drew. (i.e. Jim is gifting to Mary who is gifting to Suzanne. Mary needs to be removed from the exchange, so Jim will now be gifting to Suzanne.) We will send the person whose draw changed, but if you need to know who is going to be affected, you may want to check who drew the person before removing them.

  1. From the Elfster home page, select your Gift Exchange.
  2. Click on PARTICIPANTS from the top options.
  3. Select the down arrow (V) beside the name of the Participant you would like to remove
  4. Click on the "REMOVE" button.
  5. Select "REMOVE" one final time when the pop-up appears.

📝 Elfster will send an email to the participant(s) who were affected by the removal, but if this occurs once people are aware that names have been drawn, they may think the second email is a glitch and not go back into Elfster to see their new draw.

You may want to message them within Elfster as well or contact them personally to make sure they know their draw has changed. 📝