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100+ Questions to Inspire Your Wish List

100+ Questions to Inspire Your Wish List

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Feeling the pressure from your family to update your wish list but not sure what to add? Use these creative prompts to help you build your wish list anytime you need a little inspiration.

Activities and Entertainment

  • What type of activities do you enjoy doing in your free time?
  • What is a hobby you’ve always wanted to try?
  • Who are your favorite musicians/bands?
  • Who is your favorite author or book series?
  • What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
  • What’s your favorite game (outdoor, board game, video game etc.)?
  • What sports do you love? Could you use some new equipment for it?
  • What are your favorite sports teams, if any?
  • Do you play a musical instrument?

Food and Drink

  • What’s your favorite restaurant?
  • What type of cuisine do you enjoy eating?
  • What’s a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try?
  • What’s your favorite drink?
  • What dessert can you not live without?
  • What’s your favorite snack or guilty pleasure?
  • Do you like wine or liquor? What are your favorites? (If not consider adding this to your gift preferences as something not to get you).
  • Where do you shop for groceries?
  • What’s your favorite local bakery or cafe?

Fashion & Beauty

  • What are your favorite shoe brands and styles?
  • What type of jewelry do you like to wear?
  • What’s your favorite type of accessory?
  • What’s your go-to perfume or cologne?
  • What types of makeup do you use regularly?
  • What skincare products do you prefer?
  • What hair products do you use?
  • What type of bag or luggage do you find most practical or stylish?

Technology & Gadgets

  • What gaming console do you have?
  • What video games are coming out soon that you’d love to play?
  • Do you need a new pair of headphones or gaming accessories?
  • Does your smartphone or watch need a new cover or strap? Charger or cables?
  • Does your home utilize smart technology (light bulbs, outlets, etc.)?
  • What streaming services do you subscribe to?
  • What type of tablet or e-reader do you have?

Home & Decor

  • What scents do you find most appealing?
  • What types of plants do you enjoy having around?
  • What style of home decor do you prefer (Modern, Bohemian, Midcentury, etc.)?
  • What type of furniture do you find most comfortable or stylish?
  • Is your bedding in need of a refresh?
  • What kitchen gadgets or small appliances would save you time?
  • What bookshelf or storage system do you prefer?
  • What needs organizing in your home?
  • What planner or journal do you use?
  • Do you have personalized stationery or an address stamper?
  • What style of art do you enjoy most?
  • Do you have a favorite artist?
  • Is there anything missing from your kitchen or bathroom you’d enjoy using?
  • Do you own any collections? Is anything missing from that collection?

Pets & Animals

  • What’s missing from your aquarium?
  • Does your pet bed or crate need a refresh?
  • What food or treats do you feed your pet?
  • Which pet toys or interactive games do you use to keep your pet entertained?
  • What grooming tools or supplies do you need to keep your pet looking its best?
  • Which leash or harness do you need to walk your pet?
  • What type of litter box or litter do you need for your cat?
  • What outdoor enclosure or playpen do you need for your pet?
  • Which pet carrier or travel crate do you need for transportation?
  • Does your pet need training or obedience classes?
  • What type of pet health product or medication do you need to keep your pet healthy?


  • What’s your favorite type of book, magazine or comic series?
  • Who are your favorite authors?
  • Is there a class or workshop you’ve been wanting to take (online or locally)?
  • Are you already studying to take a big exam? Are there any study guides or prep materials you might need?
  • Which educational conference or event do you want to attend?
  • Is there an online community or resource you’d like to join?
  • Which educational games or apps do you subscribe to for learning?
  • Have you wanted to hire an online tutor or mentor?

Health & Fitness

  • What type of exercise equipment do you need to achieve your fitness goals?
  • What outdoor gear have you had your eye on?
  • What brand of workout clothes do you feel most comfortable in?
  • How do you monitor your progress (app subscription, watch, technology)?
  • Which yoga mat or pilates equipment do you need for your practice?
  • What type of protein powder or supplements do you buy?
  • What type of water bottle do you use to stay hydrated during workouts?
  • Do you need a foam roller or massage ball to relieve muscle soreness?
  • What athletic shoes could make your workouts more comfortable?
  • What type of weightlifting gloves or straps do you need for strength training?
  • What kinds of resistance bands or weightlifting equipment do you need for your home gym?
  • What workout bench or stability ball do you need for your strength training?
  • What type of fitness class or online membership do you need to stay motivated?
  • What meal delivery service would you like to try out?
  • What type of sleep-tracking device or smart pillow do you need to optimize your recovery and performance?

Arts & Crafts

  • Where do you prefer to shop for art and craft supplies?
  • What type of paint do you like working with?
  • Which kind of brushes do you prefer for your art projects?
  • Which paper or canvas do you like to paint on?
  • What type of clay do you like to sculpt with?
  • What type of fabric do you enjoy working with the most?
  • Which knitting needles or crochet hooks do you prefer to work with?
  • What kind of beads do you prefer to use in your jewelry making?
  • Which paper or cardstock do you favor for your paper crafts?
  • What kind of markers or pens do you enjoy using?
  • Which cutting machine do you prefer for your vinyl or paper projects?
  • What camera accessories or photography equipment would you love to have?
  • What’s your favorite dance style or class?

Maintenance & Automotive

  • What items do you order regularly to maintain your home, vehicles, boats, etc.?
  • What accessories would you love to add or update on your car or recreational vehicle?
  • Does your vehicle need new floor or cargo mats?
  • Which gas station or repair shop do you prefer?
  • Do you have a jump starter or other emergency kit items?
  • What tires do you buy for your vehicles?
  • Does your car need to be detailed?
  • Where do you like to get your car washed?

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