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General

What is My Wishlist?

On My Wishlist you can create a wishlist. Easy and for free.

Creating a Secret Santa is also possible.

Is My Wishlist free?
Yes, you can use My Wishlist at no cost at all.
How do I create a wishlist?
After registering, your wishlist is created immediately. You can then start adding items.
Does My Wishlist have an app?

My Wishlist is a "web app", which you can add to your home screen:

Apple: In Safari, click the share icon, and select "Add to Home Screen".

Android: In Chrome, open the menu, and select "Add to Home Screen".


Items

How do I add an item to my wishlist?
  1. Click the green button "New item" at the top of your wishlist.
  2. Copy-paste the item's URL.
  3. Provide the item's other details.
  4. Click "Save".

Alternatively, you can use the product finder to browse through millions of products, which you can easily add to your wishlist.

Do I need to provide a URL?

No, providing a URL is completely optional. However, if an item can be found in a webshop, it is recommended to provide its web address. This has some advantages:

  1. My Wishlist can analyze the item, and prefill the title, image, etcetera for you.
  2. Your family & friends can easily view and purchase the item via the link.
Which webshops are supported?

My Wishlist supports all webshops! 🎉

(In the unlikely event that you have trouble adding items, please let us know so that we can fix it.)

What are suggestions?

When adding a new wishlist item without a URL, we'll try and suggest some products from the product finder.

You can use these suggestions to quickly add an item to your wishlist.

You can also skip the suggestions and provide all item details yourself.

Can I change the order of my wishlist items?
New items are placed at the top of your wishlist. But you can reorder your wishlist items by dragging them to another position. On touch screens you'll need to "long press" the item before you can start dragging it.
How do I modify an item?
On your wishlist, click the item you want to modify. Then click the button with the pen icon. Change the item details (e.g. title, image, price) and click "Save".
How do I delete an item?
On your wishlist, click the item you want to delete. Then click the button with the trash icon. The item will be moved to your trash. After 30 days, the item will be deleted permanently.

Wishlist

How do I send my wishlist?
At the top of your wishlist, click the button "Send wishlist". You can then choose between several sharing options, including email, WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.
Can I send my wishlist by postcard?
Yes. Every wishlist has its very own wshl.st short link, exactly for that purpose. The short link is easier to read and type than the normal link. You'll find your short link under "Settings" > "Wishlists".
Can I change my wishlist after sending it?
Of course! You can always make changes to your wishlist.
How do I change my wishlist name?
Go to "Settings" > "Wishlists".
Can I add a second/third/... wishlist?
Yes, you can create multiple wishlists. Go to "Settings" > "Wishlists" and click on the plus icon at the top of the page.
How do I delete my wishlist?

If you have multiple wishlists, you can delete a wishlist under "Settings" > "Wishlist settings". Using the tabs, go to the wishlist you want to delete. At the bottom of the page, first click on the trash icon, then on the Delete button to confirm.

If you only have one wishlist, you cannot delete it, as your account must always contain one wishlist.

Who can see my wishlist?

You're in control of who can see your wishlist. The default visibility setting is "Friends", which means that you, the people you send your wishlist to, and your friends on My Wishlist can see it.

Please note that your wishlist looks somewhat different to your visitors than it does to you. For example, as the wishlist owner, you can add, edit and delete items, while your visitors cannot. On the other hand, your visitors can reserve items on your wishlist, while you cannot.

How do others see my wishlist?

Almost the same as you do, with the following important differences:

  • You, the owner of the wishlist, can add, edit and delete items. Others cannot.
  • Others can reserve items, and see which items have already been reserved. You cannot.
How do I change my wishlist's visibility?

Under "Settings" > "Wishlists" you can control your wishlist's visibility. The following settings are available:

Only you
Who can see your wishlist:
  You
(Use this setting if you want to keep your wishlist completely private.)

Invitees
Who can see your wishlist:
  You
  People you send your wishlist to

Friends
Who can see your wishlist:
  You
  People you send your wishlist to
  Your friends on My Wishlist
(This is the recommended setting for most wishlists.)

Public
Who can see your wishlist:
  You
  People you send your wishlist to
  Your friends on My Wishlist
  Search engines

Can I add a second administrator?

Yes, it's possible to add a second administrator to your wishlist. The second admin can also add, edit and delete items. This is a useful feature for e.g. parents who want to manage a wishlist for their child.

You can add a co-administrator under "Settings" > "Wishlists" with the button "Add an admin". Fill in the email address of the new admin. Please note that he/she must already have an account on My Wishlist.


Reserving

What is reserving?
Family and friends can reserve items on your wishlist. By reserving an item, they're indicating that the item is "theirs" to give, and should not be bought or given by anyone else. Reserving items prevents double gifts.
Who can reserve an item?
If somebody can view your wishlist, they can also reserve an item.
Who can see which items have been reserved?
Everybody who can view your wishlist, can see which items have already been reserved.
Can I see if an item has been reserved?
No, the wishlist owner cannot see which items have been reserved. We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!
Can I prevent an item from being reserved?
Yes. When editing an item, you can make an item "unreservable". This is a useful feature for items that you can never get too many of (such as ❤️ or 💰).
Can an item be un-reserved?
Yes. The reserver receives a confirmation email after reserving a wishlist item. That email contains a link to undo the reservation. Alternatively, the reserver can undo the reservation from their reservations overview.

Friends

What are friends on My Wishlist?
Friends are people you know, who have also an account on My Wishlist. Friends automatically have access to each other wishlists via the Friends page. An easy way to stay up-to-date on each other's wishes!
Where do I find my friends' wishlists?
On the Friends page you can find an overview of your friends who also have a wishlist on My Wishlist. This page also shows recent activity of your friends, such as recently added items.
How do I add a friend?
On someone's wishlist, click the "Add to friends" link at the top. You also become friends if you reserve an item on someone's wishlist. And, when participating in a Secret Santa, all participants automatically become friends with each other.
How do I delete a friend?
Under "Settings" > "Blocked friends" you can block somebody. Once blocked, that person won't show up on your Friends page, and vice versa.

Secret Santa

How do I organize a Secret Santa?
In three simple steps:
  1. Enter the names of all participants
  2. Set up any exclusions (optional)
  3. Send the Secret Santa to all participants.
Can I set up exclusions?

Yes. By setting up exclusions, you can prevent a participant from drawing a specific name. This is a useful feature if e.g. partners should not be able to draw each other.

You can create one-way exclusions and two-way (mutual) exclusions. Here are some examples:

  • Alice cannot draw Bob. (One-way exclusion.)
  • Bob cannot draw Charlie and vice versa. (Two-way exclusion.)

Setting up exclusions is completely optional.

Can participants see the exclusions?
No, participants cannot see the exclusions you set up.
Could I draw my own name? / Could a name be drawn twice? / Could a participant be left out?

No. You cannot draw your own name. A name cannot be drawn twice. Nobody will be left out. (It would be a pretty terrible Secret Santa Generator otherwise...)

How do the drawn names get sent?

The organizer of the Secret Santa sends the group link to all participants. The group link can be sent in a variety of ways, e.g. by email or WhatsApp.

Each participant clicks the link, selects their own name, enters their email addres, and views their drawn name.

Do participants need an email address?
Yes, every participant needs an email address. After a participant selects their own name, and provides their email address, they'll receive an email with their drawn name.
Can participants create a wishlist?

Yes! When viewing their drawn name, participants will have the option to create a wishlist.

The participant's Secret Santa will be able to view their wishlist automatically.

Creating a wishlist is completely optional.

I've created a wishlist. How do I send it to my Secret Santa?
There's no need to send your wishlist, because your Secret Santa can already view your wishlist. As long as the wishlist visibility is set to 'Friends' (which is the default) or 'Public'.
Can I add/remove participants afterwards?
No, sorry. All names have already been assigned to each other. You could consider creating a new Secret Santa.
How do I monitor which participants have (not) viewed their drawn name?
First, go to the page that shows your drawn name. Scroll to the bottom, and click "Participants list". The list displays all participants, whether they've viewed their drawn name, and whether they've created a wishlist.
Can I view the full list of who's drawn who?
No, each participant can only view their own drawn name. It's meant to be a Secret Santa after all ;)

Other

How do I delete my account?
You can delete your account yourself under "Settings" > "Account" by clicking the "Delete account" link at the bottom of the page.
Who created My Wishlist?
My Wishlist was created by Jamo Web Creations. The first version of My Wishlist was launched in 2012.
How do you make money?

Some wishlist items contain an affiliate link to a webstore. When an item is bought through such a link, we receive a small fee (commission) from the store in question. No worries: this does not change the price for the buyer.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.