How to Set Up a Wish List on – Gift Giving Made Easy

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Give the perfect gift the easy way. Show your recipients how to set up a wish list on and choose something from their list.


You can easily set up an Wish List and share it with friends and family. Amazon make this so easy!

A Wish List can be set up any time of year. If you want to make it easy for family and loved ones to give a gift that the recipient will love, this is the way to go.

Most of us know exactly what gifts we would love, so you don’t have to guess or settle for a gift card. You can let Amazon do the shipping and include a message with your gift too.

How to Set Up a Wish List on

You can create a Wish List profile and add items to your registry to keep track of the items you would like to receive.

Click Wish List at the top of any page and select Create a Wish List from the drop-down.Note: If you’re creating multiple Wish Lists, go to an existing Wish List and click Create another Wish List under your profile name.

Click Create your Wish List.

Select Show list profile below your name on the left side of the page.

Click Update this list’s profile.

Update your default shipping address, birthday, personal description and preferences.


  • The shipping address you select will remain confidential. Gift givers will only see the name, city, and state.
  • Amazon will only use your birthday for Wish List birthday reminders chosen by the customer and to generate information on the site.
  • You can update this information again anytime.

Click Save and browse for an item.

Click Add to Wish List under the Buy box on the right-hand side of any item’s product detail page.Note:

  • You can add items for sale by to your Wish List, except out-of-print books, out-of-stock products, cell phones with service plans, items that don’t have release dates, and items with quantity restrictions.
  • You can add items available from sellers to your Wish List. Potential purchasers will see See Buying Options instead of Add to Cart next to the item, since the same copy of the item may not be available later.


  • You can repeat this process to create multiple Wish Lists; there’s no limit. Your default Wish List is the one that items are added to when you click Add to Wish List. For more information on moving items between lists, go to Edit Items in Your Wish List.
  • If your Wish List is for an organization, please create a profile that helps visitors to your list identify your organization. Your full shipping address will be displayed on the list, as well as your Website URL. If you are a tax-exempt charity, please include your 501(c)(3) number in your Unique Facts. also has options for:


  • Wedding Registry

  • Baby Registry
  • Kids’ Birthdays
  • Friends & Family Gifting

You can set up your Wish List and make it easier to give and receive!


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I love this idea! My sons’ teachers set one up for their classroom supply “wishlist”, this year. It was the first time I’ve ever seen a teacher do this. Usually, they hand us a piece of paper with their lists, at the open house. The Amazon list gave them more flexibility to change throughout the year, adding or deleting items, as needed. It made it easy for me to price check the items before purchasing.


What a fantastic idea for teachers. I did not think of this application for an Amazon wish list but it is perfect. My daughter is a teacher. I’m going to share it with her as well as my readers. Thanks Cindy!

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