Tips and help for my lists

This is your wish list of gift ideas — to help others make thoughtful gift decisions for you.

We suggest you keep one main list updated with your latest gift ideas, adding and deleting items as gift giving events come and go. Edit your list name to keep it current as you like.


Adding an item

Select Add Item and enter a gift idea. Set the star ranking to indicate the gift priority (select the stars to set, or in Internet Explorer pick a number). That's it. Press Save. Fill out the rest if you want to.

Use the magic of fetch. Paste in the web link (URL) that points to a page on the internet related to a product or something you want to reference on your list. Then press fetch and Giftster automatically, in a smart way, fills out the rest. Edit the results if you wish, then press save. Fetch is smart enough to only fill out empty fields, so for example if you have a completed item but no image, fetching that item will attempt to find and add an image for you.

Use the magic of add image. Use add image to insert a picture from almost anywhere you can imagine...from the web, your local computer storage, Facebook (with your permission) even from your device camera on a tablet or phone. Use add image if you wish to replace the image that fetch chose for you. The add image link displays when an item has no image. You can delete the existing image for an item by clicking on the X to delete, then click add image to select a different one.

Note about mobile and images. Image support was rolled out first at giftster.com. Items with images display those images when working with lists at giftster.com, but not yet on the mobile apps. Your lists display on all mobile apps but picture support is coming fall 2015.

Quantity is always a whole number of 1 or more. For example if you put 3 pairs of socks on your list, Giftster displays (to others, not you) how many are still available. So sorry, you can't just say "lots!"

The Add-to-Giftster button is a powerful way to automatically add items to your lists while browsing other websites. Check it out here.

When others see your list, it is automatically sorted by your star rankings, with 5 stars at the top and no stars or 1 star at the bottom.


Deciding who can see your list with privacy settings

Decide who you want to view each list, by changing your set privacy setting located at the top of the list. The default is shared to all your groups.


- Private - For your eyes only. Only viewable from my lists, by you.
- Shared - For members of groups you are a member of.
- Public - For anyone, including your groups and visitors using member search.

With Shared, Giftster displays the items you list here in my lists only to other members of your groups. They are the only people that may view and reserve items on your lists, unless you choose to mark a list as private. A private list is only viewable by you, the list owner. At any time you can click on set privacy and change your settings to allow others in your groups to view and reserve gifts on your list.

Note: A shared list may be made private, but consider if others may have already marked items reserved or purchased - do you want to remove their access to the list?

Public status opens your list for viewing to anyone that searches for you by name or email address using Member Search. New in May 2015, guests to your public lists have full access to expand items to see all item detail, and to mark the items reserved or purchased without becoming a member. Use public lists for baby showers, wedding registries, classroom needs lists, or other gift registry type needs where you want to make it simple for anyone to shop your lists.

Click on gift preferences to share a few specifics with your family and friends about clothing sizes, colors, favorite activities. Fill out as little or as much as you like. Others in your group can view these preferences at any time. You also have a privacy option with gift preferences - shared or public. The default is shared, only those in your groups can see this page. Tip: A public setting will automatically display your mailing address on the left side of your public lists, when guests are shopping your lists.


How to share this list with others

 

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