Four Easy Ways to Share Holiday Wishlists

santa checkes a list while elves gawp over shoulder - share holiday wishlistsIf you're sick of trying to keep track of your holiday wishlist, or your kid's holiday wishlists, we have a list of ways that make it easy to create and share what you want with friends and family. With these online tools, holiday shopping will be done in a click.

All you need to do is find the items you want, add them to the list you choose and then share them over email or Facebook and you're done. Many of the lists also help you (or the gift giver) find the cheapest place to buy the gift too.

Bing Shopping List: Bing just rolled out a new tool in the Bing Shopping section which allows you to add items to a list and then share that list with your Facebook friends. This tool can add any item from within Bing Shopping, and will show the friends you send it to the best price when they go to shopping. This feature just launched, if you don't see it try back after December 3 when it should be available to all.Amazon WishList: Amazon's Wishlist has long been a great way to create a list of items you want from Amazon, but that's not all it can do. You can create a Universal Wishlist with items from any store. All you need to do is install an extension for Chrome, FireFox or Safari and you are ready to go. When you're done you can share via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Springpad: Springpad is another great tool for collecting holiday gift ideas and sharing them with friends and family. You can use a browser extension to add items online, or, if you install Springpad on your smart phone, you can scan a barcode to add an item to your wishlist. Put all your items in a notebook which you can share or pull up for later reference and you're ready to go. For extra savings Springpad will show the item from several retailers and even offers price alerts so that you (or your gift giver) can get an email when the price drops. Here's a look at how to use Springpad for holiday shopping.

Evernote: Evernote has long been a great way to organize content and share with others, to use it for holiday shopping, just clip the page of the item you want with an extension or the desktop version and then share the notebook with whoever has asked what you want for Christmas.

What is an extension? To use many of these items you'll need an extension, or small program that works in your browser. These free tools normally sit in the upper right hand corner of your browser window and allow you to interact with a webpage from anywhere. In these examples, clicking the browser extension will pop up a small window that captures the item you want to share without the need to copy and paste links and product info into an email or Word document.

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