How do I add wishes to my Wishlist?

When you add to your list of treasures that bring you joy, loved ones can peek at your wishes and present you with the perfect gift. Best of all, the magic of wishes is visible year-round, even when you aren't in a gift exchange!

Click on a subject to jump to see a step-by-step guide:

 

Add a Wish From a Link

Write In a Wish

Adding a Mobile App Wish

Search the Shop

Browse Our Gift Guides

Add an Elfster Wish link to an External Wishlist

Add Wishes With Our "Elf It!" Chrome Extension

Organize Multiple Wishlists

 

✨Tip: The Add a Wish button on your Elfster dashboard is a shortcut to wishing ✨ 

Add a Wish From a Link


Do you have the URL to a webpage for something specific? Our techie elves have made it easy-peasy, and Your gifters will love you for it!

To add a wish from a link to any store:

  • Copy the full URL for the item.
  • Go to Elfster and click on SHOP in the top menu. 
  • On a tablet/mobile, tap “Go Shopping” from your dashboard.
  • You can also tap the round “+” or “Shop” button at the bottom right.
  • Paste the full URL (including the www. at the front) into the top line under “Add your link from any store.”
  • On a tablet/mobile, tap the next line so Elfster knows your URL is ready!
  • Wait for a few shakes of a snow globe for your wish to load. ❄️❄️❄️

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To customize your new wish: 

  • Click on the three vertical dots to the right of your wish
  • Click "edit"
  • Edit your wish’s name
  • Toggle “Most Wanted” if you want this wish at the top of your list
  • Upload or take a new image for your wish
  • Choose which Elfster wishlist list to move the new wish to.
  • Leave a note (size, color, style, etc.)
  • Adjust the quantity you desire

Don’t forget to hit “Save!”

 

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Elf Tip: Clearing the fog: If the Wish name says “Restricted” or “Access Denied,” it means the merchant is preventing the picture from being added. Don’t fret- we have a workaround that works as well as Rudolph’s red nose! Simply replace this text with your wish’s name, and the picture will revert to a merchant logo or a gray gift box. (You may upload your own image if you would like to!) Don’t forget to hit “Save.”

Write in a Wish


Use this option to add any wish! This can be an idea, an experience, a photo for inspiration, or a unique item that cannot be found online. 


This feature can add wishes like, 

-Your favorite cookie recipes. (Bonus if you also gift me baked cookies!)
-A pair of knitted socks from my local Farmer's Market (size medium, and blue!)
-The silliest mug you can find.

To Add any wish, from any place:


  • Copy the full URL for the item.
  • Go to Elfster and click on SHOP in the menu. 
  • On a tablet/mobile, tap “Go Shopping” from your dashboard.
  • You can also tap the round “+” or “Shop” button at the bottom right.
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Almost done! Now to customize your wish:


  • Edit your wish’s name
  • Toggle “Most Wanted” if you want this wish at the top of your list
  • Select an image for your wish, or snap a pic while you’re out and about!
  • Choose which list this wish belongs to.
  • Leave a note (size, color, style, etc.)
  • Want more than a few of these favorite things? Adjust the quantity!

Don’t forget to hit “Save!”

 

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Elf Tip: Charitable Gifting: Want to designate a charity in your wishlist? (Are you sure you aren’t part elf?) Add the link to the charity donation page, or use a written wish to designate a charity.

Adding a Mobile App Wish

 

To Add a Link Using Your Phone and the Elfster iOS or Android App


Screen Shot 2022-09-01 at 8.49.08 AMBrowsing the web and seeing something you'd love? The easiest way to add the link to your Wishlist is to use the share button on the website. Select Elfster from the app tray that opens (tap "more" if you don't see it). The link, name, and image will auto-populate in the wish modal.  
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All you have to do is save!


  • All Your Wishlists in One Place!

    ✨Link wishes are perfect for adding wishlists you may have created on other sites to your Elfster Wishlist. Simply copy the link from that site and paste it in the link wish field.  When your friends click the link, they'll be taken to your other wishlist.✨ .

     

    Charitable Giving: Want to designate a charity in your wishlist? Add the link to the charity donation page or use a written wish to designate a charity.

     

      • To Upload A Photo
        • Open up the wish modal and snap a pic or upload an existing photo of that thing you'd love someone to gift you - just tap the camera icon — choose the best option and save your wish!
      • To Write In  A Wish
        • Open up the wish modal to write what you'd like — no link required! Don't forget to save!

     

    Search the Shop

     

    Even the craftiest elf can be stumped on what to wish for, so we created a Search Bar that makes building your wishlist easier than feasting on freshly frosted cookies. 🍪

     

The Search Bar is at the top of our Shop Page

How to locate and use the Search Bar:


  • Go to the Elfster homepage. 
  • Click “Shop” on the top menu. The search bar is near the top.
    • On our app? Tap “Go Shopping” from your dashboard.
    • On a tablet/mobile? Tap the three horizontal lines to the upper left for the menu.
  • Enter an item into the Search bar!
    • Click the “What are you wishing for?” area 
    • Type a search category. 
    • Tap the magnifying glass, or press your “enter” key. 
  • Click the “add to wishlist” button once you find something you’d love to have!
    • Toggle “Most Wanted” if you want this wish at the top of your list
    • Choose which list this wish belongs to.
    • Leave a note (size, color, style, etc.)
    • Adjust the quantity you desire

 

Don’t forget to hit “save!”

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Elf tip: Super-searcher: You can also find the Search Bar from a specific wishlist page by clicking/tapping on the "add to wishlist" button!

Browse our Gift Guides

 

Would you like curated inspiration from the pros? Our gifting elves have hundreds of Gift Guides that are full of ideas for yourself, and for every kind of person on your list!

Here is how to find our gift guides:


  • Go to the Elfster homepage
  • Click “Shop” on the top menu.
    • On our app? Tap “Go Shopping” from your dashboard.
    • On a tablet/mobile? Tap the three horizontal lines to the upper left for the menu.
  • At the horizontal carousel on top of the page, you can scroll through buttons to our most popular guides for fast browsing!
  • To view more guides, scroll down the Shop page to see guides like,
    • Shop by Price
    • Trending Gifts
    • Family Games
    • Women’s
    • Men’s
    • Kids
    • And many, many more!

Gift Guides




While browsing our SHOP, clicking or tapping the add to wishlist button on any item you like will add it to your Wishlist. ✨Don't forget to click the save button!✨ 

 

Add an Elfster Link to an External Wishlist

 

Already have a wishlist somewhere else? No problem! You can write in a wish that links your loved ones directly to the other list. Here are instructions for the most common wishlist our users want to link.

How to copy a link to your Amazon wish list:

  • Go to your Amazon Wish List page
  • Select the  "+ Invite” button under your wish list title
  • Select “View Only”
  • Select “Copy Link”

(Great job! You're almost done.)

How to paste the link as a wish:

  • Go to Elfster
  • Select “Shop” from the top menu
  • Select “write in a wish”
  • Paste your Amazon link into the "Add your link from any store" field
  • Create a title like “Link to my Amazon Wish List”
  • Select “save” to finish
  • Do a happy dance! 💃

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Elf Tip: Checking them twice! Do you have other online wishlists that you want to add to your Elfster wishlist so that they're all in one place?  Simply grab the link from that wishlist and repeat steps 5 -10! 💫

 

Add Wishes From Anywhere With Our "Elf It!" Chrome Extension.

 

Chrome users on a laptop or desktop have the option to add the Elf It! browser extension from the Chrome Shop. This gives you a helpful Elf Button in your browser that lets you easily add items to your Elfster Wishlist while browsing the web.✨

To use the Elf It! Extension: 

  • Install the Extension to your Chrome browser by clicking this link. 
  • Go to the webpage of any item you’d like to add to a wishlist
  • Click the Elf It! extension icon to the right of your address bar.
  • Fill out the details for your wish.
  • Click “Save!”

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Elf Tip: Lost in the snow? If you can’t find your Elf It! Extension button, click the puzzle piece icon in the upper-right of your Chrome browser (near your profile image) to view them all! Highlight the pin icon to the right of the Elf It! Extension logo to pin the helpful elf to your browser. 

 

Organizing Multiple Wishlists

 

If you have multiple Wishlists, you'll also be able to select which Wishlist your wish should go on using the down arrow to the right of the Wishlist name.

If you are managing other accounts with our Family Manager, you’ll see and be able to add to their Wishlist on the drop-down menu also!

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