List Basics

Help others make thoughtful gift decisions for you and create a Giftster list!

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.

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Add an item (3 easy ways)

  1. Add item button: Select the add item button and enter a gift idea. Set the star ranking to indicate the gift priority (select from 0 to 5 stars to set). Giftster sorts star items ranked the same number of stars alphabetically, so you can control the order however you like. That's it! Press save. Fill out the rest if you want to.
  2. Use 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 the fetch button and Giftster automatically 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.
  3. Add-to-Giftster button: A powerful way to automatically add items to your lists while browsing other websites. Check it out here

Quick Tips

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. 

Sorting your list by star rankings, and then by alpha within rankings is done automatically by Giftster. While making your list, Giftster always adds new items to the end of your list so you can see them added as you go. Anytime you want to see the list in sorted view after just adding new items, click the sort items now link in lower-left corner of your list. 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.

Use the magic of add image to insert a picture from almost anywhere you can imagine...from the web, your computer, Facebook (with your permission) even from your device's camera (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.


Need gift ideas?
Let Giftster shop for you. Look for the item search field at the bottom right of your list. Search for "red socks" and Giftster shows you choices...tap the add to list button and red socks it will be...without leaving Giftster or using fetch. Choose the region setting to get results available for purchase in your country of choice, if not the USA, including United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy and France.   Other countries coming soon.

Copy an item to another list

While editing an item, look for the copy item button on the right column (your item must first be saved before this button will be visible). With this feature, you can copy an item from one list to another of your lists, including child account lists.

Change list privacy

Decide who you want to view each list, by changing your 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 of which you are a member of.
Public - For anyone, including your groups and visitors using member search.

On a shared list, Giftster displays the items you list 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 privacy status opens your list for viewing to anyone that searches for you by name or email address using Member Search. 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.

Gift preferences privacy

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 list, if you add your mailing address on gift preferences.
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