The old office gift exchange has been a long-held tradition of awkward card writing, re-gifting of Yankee Candle Company merchandise and faked âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬thank-youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s.âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹
But what if you could make sure that Doris and Larry âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº two accountants who passive-aggressively battle over the thermostat âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº didnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t choose each other again this year? Or what if you had artificial intelligence to suggest gifts to ensure no one received a lovely set of AA batteries this time around?
Elfster is super-charged âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬secret santaâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ machine that can fuel gift exchanges at the office, home and amongst friends in your neighborâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s parlor with that ski lodge-esque wood paneling that looks sharp one out of the 12 months of the year.
Sure, you could always just write names on a piece of scrap paper, cut them up and draw from a hat. But Elfster anticipates and irons out wrinklesâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ of this antiquated system. For starters, you can communicate with participants and schedule the big gifting party all from one spot. Additionally, advanced features allow you to set appending limits, make custom wish lists, and even scratch potential gifts off othersâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ lists once youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ve made the big purchase yourself.
Listen: This time of year, you have nuts to crack, bulbs to change and credit card payments to dodge*. Why waste your time leaving the details of your holiday gift exchange to chance?
[* This entry was made without one hack reference to fruitcakes. YouâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re welcomeâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¶]