How to Find an Amazon Wish List or Registry

Surprise your friends and family with a perfect gift

Many Amazon Prime subscribers curate their wish lists so people can easily select a perfect gift. Some may use their wish lists as a place to collect dream items they wouldn't purchase for themselves. Accessing someone's Amazon wish list is a simple task, provided they shared it with you.

Amazon has removed the public search for general wish lists. Wedding and baby shower wish lists are available. For personal wish lists, your friend or family member must share their Wish List with you.

How to Find a Friend's Amazon Wish List

To request access to your friend's wish list:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists and select Wish List.

  2. Select Your Friends. Friends who shared their lists with you show up on this screen.

    Your Friends tab on Amazon
  3. To request access to a friend's list, compose a note or use the one provided, then select Email this message. When your friend agrees to share their list, you'll see it in this section.

    If the email goes to a default email program you don't normally use, select Copy message. Then, paste the message into your email program, add the recipient's email address, and select Send.

How to Find an Amazon Wedding or Baby Registry

To locate a wedding or baby shower Amazon wish list and purchase items from it:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists and select Wedding Registry or Baby Registry from the drop-down list.

  2. Type your friend's name and select Search. The baby registry shows a similar name search box.

    Search button on Amazon registry
  3. Select your friend's profile and view the list. To refine your search, use the search box provided on this page.

    Search by name field on Amazon registry

There can be many people with your friend's name. Be certain you select the proper person.

How to Purchase an Item From a Friend's Amazon Wish List or Registry

The value of these shared lists and registries is to ensure that the gift recipient receives what they need or want while eliminating duplicate gift-giving. It's best to shop from the list or the registry and not to use it as an ideas list that you fulfill from your account or through in-store purchasing at your local department store.

  1. Choose a gift then select Add to Cart. Confirm your selection in the pop-up window by selecting the Add to Cart button again, then select Proceed to Checkout.

  2. Use the checkout feature like you normally would. If your friend associated a shipping address with the list or registry, select the address on the checkout page under Other addresses. Ship to this address only if you intend to have the gift delivered by Amazon.

    You can ship to your friend even if your friend didn't include an address on the list. If this is the case, enter the address yourself.

  3. Select Gifting Options to add a message to the gift and remove price details from the receipt.

  4. Confirm your payment information and select Place your order.

    If you're able to ship the package with the on-file shipping address, the item your purchase will be removed from their wish list once the order is complete. If you elect to have the gift shipped to you, it will not auto-remove from their list.

  5. Your order will be processed and shipped. You'll receive delivery updates about the package to your email, just as you would if you purchased an item for yourself. Your friend won't know about the package until it arrives.

    Some people use one generic list for their wishes and shopping. The owner of the list is free to purchase from their list. In those situations, Amazon will suggest that someone might have purchased the item and will—if the person requests to know—reveal that the item was purchased.