Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wish Lists on Amazon

This year has been very stressful for all of us parents of small children. The recalls of all the different toys have made me question the safety of so many toys. Like many of you, I am always seeking to find the "safest" things for my kids.

That's all well and good when I'm the one buying the presents.

But what about other people? There are so many grandparents, aunties, friends, etc, who want to buy gifts for my children -- they are kind and well-meaning, but don't always pay attention. (Some do, and for them I am grateful!) In addition, people don't really always know how to buy age appropriate gifts, or what my children are interested in (what is a 9-month-old interested in, anyway, besides chewing on the wrapping paper?)...

So in walks the Amazon Wish List. For a few years, I actually had separate wish lists for my kids on Amazon. Each of them had a log-in that I created, and I set up lists for others to view and buy the "right" stuff for my kiddos. Recently, however, Amazon opened up their wish-list feature, and you can now have multiple lists -- so I moved the kids' lists under my list and closed their accounts (it was really confusing for me because they were all under my email address). The only downside of having them all safely settled under my account is that they're no longer separately searchable.

I suppose if your kids were older you could have them help you create their list or even make their own account and list. For now, I'm still happy to guide gift-givers to my kids.

That's what works for me!

Check 'em out...
David's Wish List
Sam's Wish List
Yael's Wish List

and of course, my Wish List.

But make sure to check out my entry into Melanie's Holiday Gift Carnival -- lots of ideas here for creative charitable giving.

While you're visiting Amazon, check out my Listmania lists and So You'd Like To Guides...

See more Works for Me Wednesday here!


stacey said...

this is SO COOL! thank you for sharing!

Activities Coordinator said...

Oh, yeah. Mom's list is muy importante.

We use lists a lot because of geographic distances.

Mommy Cracked said...

I just love Amazon! The wish list is such a great way to keep gift ideas organized.

texastanya said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Markham said...

Great idea!

TX Poppet said...

That IS a very good tip.