How to Find the Amazon Wish List of Somebody You Know

The Amazon Wish List is a handy and smart feature that allows the user to set Amazon items that they would want to get as a gift from their friends. Essentially, if you are looking for a perfect gift for someone you know and they are using the Amazon Wish List feature, you can go ahead and order (and pay for) the gift and surprise them.

However, if you can not find the Wish List Feature on Amazon, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle. With this in mind, we have created a guide that will help you find your or anyone else’s Amazon Wish List, if it exists.

How to Find Someone’s Amazon Wish List from a Windows 10 or Mac PC

There are many differences between macOS and Windows 10. But not in terms of how a browser would work. Of course, you will not be using the Amazon app on your computer. So the browser it will be!

Let us see how you can access someone’s Wish List in a desktop browser view.

  1. Step 1

    Go to and sign in to your account.
  2. Step 2

    Now, hover over Account & Lists entry and then click Your List.
  3. Step 3

    Select the Your Friends tab. You should see the lists of friends that have shared their lists with you.
  4. Step 4

    You can also request a friend to share their list with you.
  5. Step 5

    Enter the message and select Email this message. You will be notified when your friend responds.

But there is another cool feature that Amazon has added to its website: Wedding Registry and Baby Registry. It is self-explanatory, as you know, specific wish lists for weddings and baby showers.

To access either of the two, hover over the Account & Lists option as you did earlier, but this time, select the Wedding Registry or the Baby Registry entry. Now, just type in your friend’s name and hit Search. You will see a list of all the wedding/baby registries under the given name. Find your friend’s list, and surprise them with a cool gift that they really want and need.

How to Find Someone’s Amazon Wish List from an iPhone or Android

In this day and age, we spend hours looking at our smartphone and tablet. Some of them do not even own computers. Modern smartphones are beasts in terms of specs.

Naturally, you can order from Amazon on any tablet or smartphone. Now, it would be quite a shame if you were not able to access your friends’ Wish Lists and order stuff that they want on Amazon.

Of course, not too many people browse Amazon from a mobile browser. There is a dedicated app for it that makes things easy.

Whether you are using an iOS device or Android, the apps are identical – and this is a very rare feat.

So, to access someone’s list provided that you are signed in and that the person has shared the list with you, just go to the hamburger menu icon in the top-left corner of the app, select Your Lists, and use the Search field to find the person you want to buy a gift for.

How to Find Someone’s Amazon Wish List from an Amazon Kindle Reader

Amazon Kindle Readers are handy digital replacements for books. When it comes to reading, they are probably one of the best device types for it.

Yes, you can access the Amazon Store via your Kindle device. Yes, you can make a Wish List. And, yes, you can access your friends’ Wish Lists, as well.

It’s all very straightforward.

  1. On your Kindle’s home screen, navigate to the Amazon app.
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account using your credentials.
  3. Now, go to Registry or List. You will find various listed books sorted by interests, needs, or specific purposes.
  4. Find the book that you want to buy and purchase it if you wish.

Purchasing an Item Off of a Wish List

The entire point here is ordering desired items for yourself (your own Amazon Wish List) or someone else. The items that you order off of Wish Lists are shipped to the list’s creator – it’s your own virtual gifts, only you aren’t running the risk of buying something that your friend won’t need.

Just in case you want to be sure that you don’t make a mistake, here’s how to purchase items from Wish Lists for your friends. Don’t worry about the checkout – it’s the normal checkout. The only difference is that the address is going to be pre-inserted under Other addresses and that’s anonymous.

  1. Select the gift from a friend’s Wish List. This will not take you to the item’s default page but its Wish List page.
  2. On the page, select Add to Cart.
  3. Confirm it in the next pop-up window by using the Add to Cart button one more time.
  4. Then, go to Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Now, select the address on the checkout page. Make sure that you use the Other addresses option.
  6. Go to Gifting Options if you want to add a message to the gift.
  7. You can remove the price details from the receipt. You will want to do this for gifts.
  8. Finish off by selecting Place your order.

Additional FAQ

How do I find Amazon wish lists that have previously been shared with me?

It is simple. Go to Find a Wish List and enter your credentials to sign in, if prompted. Now, ideally, use the email address of the person in question. You can also use their name, but the email address is unique and, therefore, a better match. Then, select Search and find your friend’s Wish List. If you want to save the link to the list, select Remember.

How do I share my Amazon Wish List?

Lots of people buy things from their own wish lists for themselves, but you can also share your list with other people – maybe you’d like for other people to be able to send you Amazon gifts.

For that, start by navigating to Your Lists, as explained earlier. Then, go to Manage List from the list menu. Under Privacy, select the privacy setting of your choice. Private means that only you will be able to see the list. Public means that anyone will be able to find it. Shared means that only people with a link to your list can see it. Once you’ve made your choice, click Save Changes to confirm.

If you click Share, located at the top of the list, you will be able to notify people about the list via email. The recipients will receive your Wish List’s URL. Keep in mind that your friends may have to wait up to 15 minutes before they are able to search for your list.

Is the recipient notified about the gift purchase?

So, when someone orders an item from someone else’s Wish List, does the recipient get notified? Well, not by default. This is called the Do not spoil my surprises setting. Essentially, this setting prevents the recipient from receiving any notification about someone purchasing a gift for them. This is neat for surprises but may result in mini-tragedies, where the recipient ends up ordering the item from their Wish List while the identical gift is still en route.

To prevent this from happening (but also to spoil your surprise), go to the Your Lists menu, go to Manage list on a particular list that you wish to manage, and uncheck Keep purchased items on your list (if checked). Then, choose whether you want to turn the Do not spoil my surprises setting on or off. It is entirely up to you. Finish by selecting Save Changes.

Is the recipient address private on Amazon Wish Lists?

Yes, this information is absolutely private. When someone buys something for someone, they will only see the name and city information – nothing else. This is essential in protecting the users’ privacy on Amazon.


There you have it! As you can clearly see, finding someone’s Wish List on Amazon is very straightforward. It is important that you read this entry in its entirety if you want to make sure that you avoid mistakes.

Have you successfully ordered a gift off of Amazon for someone you care about? Did you use the wish list? Let us know whether this guide was of any help in the comments section. And don’t hesitate to ask any other Amazon-related questions that you have, either.

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