You all know I regularly participate in Top Ten Tuesday, a bookish Link-up where a bunch of book bloggers make lists about a certain topic. Once or twice a year, the host Jana adds an Amazon Wishlist-themed TTT. There’s never any expectation, but sometimes it’s fun to grant some bookish wishes! I’ve gotten a couple questions as to how to do it, so I made this little how-to to link in to these posts.
Amazon wishlists are also ideal for dropping hints to loved ones at the holidays! My boyfriend and I each keep a wishlist throughout the year of gift ideas–it ensures everyone is getting something they like, and prevents us from wasting money on crap. Plus there’s still a little element of suprise.
You can scroll through and add items to your cart as you normally would when shopping on Amazon. When you’re ready to check out, the items you selected from your friend’s wishlist will be grouped together.
Really, the only part you need to pay special attention to is selecting a shipping address. When you get to the shipping screen, you’ll see something like this:
The default is your usual address, but if you scroll down there will be the option to send to the person whose wishlist you added the items from. As you can see in my censored screenshot above, it hides my friend’s address for her privacy. All you can see is your friend’s full name and the city it’s going to. Obviously, select your friend’s address.
On the next screen, you’ll be able to add a gift message:
If you’re surprising someone with a gift, make sure you let them know who it’s coming from! If I’m buying for someone from Bookstagram, I usually add my handle since I’m sure I’m not the only Caroline in people’s lives.
And after that, you’re golden. Confirm your billing address and your order, and your gift will be off to your very lucky friend!
Any questions? I’m happy to help in the comments.