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How to Find Someone’s Wish List on Amazon

Key points of accessing someone’s wish list on Amazon – head over to Accounts & Lists -> opt to Find a List -> search for Your Friends.

If you can’t locate it easily, I’ve outlined other ways you can find an Amazon wish list in this article.

An Amazon wish list is a great way to decide what to buy for someone for occasions from birthdays to Valentine’s Day to anniversaries and much more.

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The previous article about How to Find a Good Gift for Someone mentioned Amazon or eBay gift lists as a research method.

It’s simple to find someone’s wish list on Amazon as long as the wish list is public. If they’ve set it to private, you will not be able to find it but no worries, there are other ways to find the wish list. Scroll down for more info.

Be sure to have your gift ideas organizer on hand before you start digging into Amazon for wish lists.

I will also share how to create, customize, and share your Amazon Wish List in this article.  

What is the Amazon Wish List?

Amazon wish list is a tool that allows users to curate a list of items they want or hope to get for themselves sometime in the future.

Unless specified, wish lists are usually public and anyone with a link can have access to it. Who would access your wish list?

Someone looking for ideas of what to get you for an occasion or the kind of things you like so they can DIY a gift for you.

You can find a wish list from any browser – Google, Safari, Firefox, etc, and any device or tablet following the instructions below.

How to Find Someone’s Amazon Wish List

You used to be able to search for Amazon wish lists with emails and names but that no longer works.

There’s a new way to access your friend’s wish list and unfortunately, it’s not as top secret as it used to be.

Step 1 – Go to Amazon Home Page

Hover over the Accounts & Lists option in the top right corner and click on Wish List. You can also to directly to Amazon wish list page HERE.

how does the amazon wish list work
How Does the Amazon Wish List Work?

Step 2 – Your Friends

You will see 3 bars at the top for Your Lists, Your Idea Lists, and Your Friends. Click on Your Friends.

Amazon wish list search
Amazon Wish list Search

Step 3 – Ask Friends

There’s a ready-made message on the page asking your friend to share their list. Just click on the Email this message button to send it out.

You can also copy and customize the message before sending it out directly from your email address.

find my friend's Amazon wish list
Find Your Friend’s Amazon Wish List

Unfortunately, you will not be able to access someone’s Wish List without their knowledge since they have to share it with you.

However, they won’t know what you purchased from the list until the gift arrives. 

You need to have an Amazon account and be logged in before you can access any lists.

In case you’re the last person on earth who doesn’t have one, you can create a free Amazon account HERE

Step 3 – Note Down the List

In case you want to come back, later on, to check out the list for another occasion, it will always be accessible from your lists page unless your friend or family member sets it to Private.

Tip – you can also bookmark the Amazon wish list page so you don’t lose it.

Step 4 – Get Organized

Go ahead and plan for the person’s gift to your heart’s content. You can sort Amazon Wish List items by title, date, price, priority, or purchased status via the sort-by and filter pull-down menus.

You can then add items to your cart for later or buy with 1 click. Sometimes, when you save items to your cart first, Amazon will notify you when there’s a deal going on or there’s a price drop.

You can also request gift wrap through Amazon so that’s sorted.

If you’re located in the US, there are some additional updates at Amazon Wish List Updates.

How to Create Your Own Amazon Wish List

This is one of my Amazon Wish Lists and I will walk you through the process in case you’re not familiar with it or have never done it before.

How to Create Your Own Amazon Wish List
Create Your Own Amazon Wish List

Step 1 – Create List

Hover over the Accounts & Lists option in the top right corner and click on Wish List. You can also go directly to Amazon wish list page HERE.

Click on Create a List at the top right corner. Click on Wish List. You will be prompted to give your Wish List a name.

You will also need to set it to private or public and enter your name or nickname. Then click Create List. I named mine Test Wish List. 

how to create Amazon wish list
Step by Step Amazon Wish List Creation

Step 2 – Add Products to Your Amazon Wish List

To add things you want to your Amazon wish list, just go to any product page on Amazon. For instance, I want to add an Instant Pot to my wish list.

I conducted a search for it on Amazon then went to the relevant sales page.

Scroll down and look for the Add to List button on the right. Click on it and look for your list then add it.

Adding gifts to Amazon wish list
Adding Gifts to Amazon Wish List

A page will pop up showing you’ve added it to your list and you will be prompted to view your list or continue shopping.

Add items to Amazon wish list

If you click on view your list, it will take you to your list page. You can see the Instant Pot is now on my Test Wish List page. Add as many products to this list as you want. 

Amazon wish list sample
Amazon Wish List Sample

Step 3 – Select Privacy Settings

At the top of your Wish List, select More. Under more, select Manage List. Under Privacy, set your list to Private or Public.

If it’s private, only you can see the list. Click Submit to confirm your privacy settings and you’re good to go.

how does Amazon wish list work
Privacy Settings on Amazon Wish List

You can also change your name, select your shipping address and set up your spoiler alert on your Amazon wish list.

Opting for spoiler alert means you won’t know someone has purchased something from your list until it arrives.

This also prevents you from accidentally buying the same gift for yourself. Finally, you can delete the list if you no longer need it.


How Do I Share My Amazon Wish List?

To share your Amazon wish list, click the “Send lists to others” button. If it’s a collaborative wish list, you can invite others to view and invite.

However, if the wish list is just for you, you can choose to view only and copy the link.

How Do I Share My Amazon Wish List
Sharing Amazon WIsh List

You can share this link via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media accounts.

You can create as many wish lists as you want for every occasion. There is no limit. You can edit your lists, add comments, and even prioritize them.

How Do I Add Items from Other Retailers to My Amazon Wish List?

Unfortunately, Amazon discontinued the Amazon Assistant extension on March 28, 2023. For now, there is no way to add items from other retailers to your Wish List on Amazon.

If this changes in the future, I will update this article with the relevant information.

What If Someone Already Bought Me Something on My Amazon Wish List?

To avoid a scenario where you buy yourself something someone has already purchased for you as a gift, Amazon has a Surprise Spoiler setting.

If you try to buy something that’s already been bought for you, a warning will come up to prevent duplicate purchases.

You can find the surprise spoiler settings under the Manage List dropdown. Check or uncheck Don’t spoil my surprises.

Does Amazon Wish List Remove Purchased Items?

Amazon automatically hides an item if someone has already purchased it. If you would like the item to remain on your list, you can choose this option under Manage List.

However, Amazon will indicate the item has already been purchased. Please note this option won’t work if you checked Don’t Spoil My Surprises.

Amazon Wish List Privacy – Does Amazon Show Your Address?

You don’t have to be scared about privacy when it comes to your delivery address.

If someone orders you something from your wish list and wants it to be sent to you directly, the only thing they will see is your name and city. They will not see your delivery address.

I’ve ordered from my friend’s lists before and when the shipping option came up, all I saw was her first name and her city so I can confirm this information is correct.

How to Find a Wish List on Amazon App

The process is sort of the same. Log on to the Amazon App and click the settings icon in the top left corner -> your lists. Scroll down and click on “Find a List or Registry”.

Find a List or Registry on Amazon App
Find a List or Registry on Amazon App Step 1

You will see an option for your list and your friend’s lists. Choose the option to email your friend requesting them to share their Wish List. 

How to Find Someone's Wish List on Amazon App
Find a List or Registry on Amazon App Step 2

I hope I’ve been able to answer any questions you have about Amazon Wish Lists.

If you have any more questions about Amazon Wish Lists, head over to Amazon Wish List FAQs.


Happy Shopping! :)

Sharing your Amazon Wish Lists
Sharing Your Lists
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Abi started 365 Gift Guide as a hobby to curate the best gift ideas for all occasions. It has become a popular online destination where you can find gift ideas for every occasion from the usual to the unusual. You’ll never be stumped for a gift idea again! Popular categories – AMAZON WISHLISTS | CHOCOLATE GIFTS | COUPLE GIFTS | CHARCUTERIE GIFT BASKETS

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Stephen Kosciesza

Monday 11th of April 2022

I've been asked to look at someone's Wish List; that's why I came here. You don't specifically say so, but I take it you have to sign into your own Amazon account? Which means you have to HAVE an Amazon account in the first place? Is that right?


Thursday 14th of April 2022

Not necessarily. If the list privacy setting is set to public and you have the link, you can view the Wish List without an Amazon account. However, you won't be able to buy anything on the list without logging into an Amazon account. HTH.