Feeling a little overwhelmed in the lead up to Christmas? Don’t want to miss out on deals on products from well-known brands and small businesses across a wide range of categories?

You can create an Amazon Wish List in preparation for Christmas to save you time, money and ensure you get all the products you want.

Here’s everything you need to know about making and using an Amazon Wish List this Christmas and beyond.

The benefits of an Amazon Wish List

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There are quite a few, but perhaps the biggest benefit of using a Wish List is the ability to keep things organised and in one place.

As you search for new products to buy this Black Friday Week, you can make use of Wish Lists to categorise every single item you desire. Looking for new electronics, beauty products or even home improvement tools – you can simply create a definitive wish list for each category, making it easy to sift through when you're ready to purchase.

Another perk: Amazon Wish Lists are a great way to keep track of prices and deals on the items you want most. When the price of an item drops or a coupon or deal becomes available, you can choose to be notified via push alert if you’re using the Amazon app.

You can also share your gift list with friends and family at the click of a button. And as products are purchased, they’ll be labelled as such so you don’t accidentally end up with multiple items.

Lists aren’t just useful for Black Friday. They’re also great for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions for which people may want to buy gifts for you or your family members.

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How to create an Amazon Gift List

There are a few ways to create a new List.

When you’re logged into your Amazon account on a browser, you should see “Account & Lists” at the top of the page. When you hover over that, you’ll see a column titled “Your Lists,” and from there you can create a list.

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If you’re using the Amazon app, you’ll click the personal profile icon at the bottom of your screen, and then you will see “Your Lists” as an option at the top of the screen. Once you open that page, you can see your existing Lists or create a new one.

Another way to create a new List is from a product page. As you’re browsing items in Amazon’s store, you will find a drop-down on the right side of your screen that says, “Add to List.” You can choose an existing List you may have already created or create a new one from there. You can also ask your Alexa device to create a new List.

How to name your Lists and edit your settings

As you create your Lists—however you do it—you’ll be prompted to name them. If you are in the middle of a home renovation, you can easily create one for each room in your home and name them accordingly.

You can also manage each List’s settings. For example, you may decide whether to include a shipping address, as well as the option to let anyone with access to your Alexa devices add items to your Lists.

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You can also choose to keep purchased items on the list, and whether or not to “spoil my surprises” (meaning, you won’t see which items have been purchased unless you try to buy an item that someone already bought).

How to add items to your List

As mentioned above, any time you’re on a product page in Amazon’s store, you should see the option to add the item to your Lists. You may also be able to add an item using your Alexa devices, if you have that setting turned on.

You may also add an “idea” to your list. This is a great option if you don’t have a preference for a particular item but want to give people a good idea.

How to share your List

Your Lists will remain private until you’re ready to share with others. (Even if you have no intention of sharing, a List can be a helpful way to keep things you want, or need to buy, very organised!)

Once you’re ready to share, you’ll see an “Invite” button at the top of your list. You can either copy the link, or choose the “Email” or “Text Message” option.

How to find someone else’s List

Under “My Lists” you will see the option to “Find a List or Registry.” You can type in the person’s name to search.

You can also simply ask your loved ones to share their List.

Be sure to add comments and priority preferences

A cool feature on Lists is the ability to add comments and assign each item a priority level.

The comments are great for telling people why you want a particular product or to specify the colour or size of an item with these types of options. Meanwhile, the priority feature is a great way to tell your friends and family which items you want or need most.

Lists are an easy way to keep things organised ahead of Christmas and beyond, so try making one today.

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