How to Find Someone’s Wish List on Amazon
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(Pocket-lint) – As the holiday season approaches, you’re probably using Amazon’s listings feature, which lets you keep track of the various products on the site that you might want to buy. You can create multiple lists and use them as you see fit, including sharing them with other people. In fact, your child or loved one may have already created a wishlist on Amazon. If you’re wondering how to find that list to streamline your shopping this year, there’s one thing you need to know: You can’t find someone’s list on Amazon if they haven’t shared it with you.
Pocket-lint has detailed how to find lists – including wishlists – that someone has shared with you, and we tell you how to request access to a list if you don’t see it appear.
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How to Find Someone’s Amazon Wish List
To be clear, there is no official “wishlist” feature on Amazon. The online retailer simply offers a “List” feature, which users can leverage to build their own wish lists for birthdays, holidays, and more. If you want to see a friend’s Amazon listing or gift list, you need to send them a message asking them to share it. You can do this from the Amazon website or mobile app.
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Find a friend’s list
To find your friend’s wishlist on the Amazon website, just go here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/friends. You will need to log in to your account. You can then switch between your friends’ lists and your lists. Alternatively, from the Amazon app, go to your profile (person icon in the navigation bar), then tap Your Lists and select the Lists tab of your friends. It’s as simple as that.
Request access to a friend’s list
If you don’t see a specific list of someone in your Friends Lists section, you need to request access to that list. On the Amazon site, go here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/friends. In the Friend Lists tab, you’ll see something asking you to message a friend asking them to share their Amazon listing with you. Select Email this message, then enter your friend’s email address and send the message. You can also choose Copy message. Once you receive a link to your friend’s list, you can save it to the Your Friends section to view it later.
Alternatively, from the Amazon app, go to your profile (person icon in the navigation bar), then tap Your Lists, and select the Lists tab of your friends. Again, you’ll see a message asking you to message a friend asking them to share their Amazon listing with you. Select Email this message, then enter your friend’s email address and send the message.
Can I search a friend’s wishlist?
No. Amazon does not allow users to search listings. You can only see your lists or lists that have been specifically shared with you.
You want to know more ?
Amazon has a support page that explains in detail everything you need to know about listings, including how to create and use them, if you want to learn more about how they work.
Written by Maggie Tillman.