A reader humbly let me know that my wish list strategy of pasting URLs into Google Docs is outdated. Instead, the reader says, use Wishpot.com (thanks JaneG23!). I tried it out over the weekend, and now must tell everyone that Wishpot is the greatest.
All you have to do is put the Wishpot button on your internet browser's toolbar. And then, whenever you shop around on a Web site, you click it and the item you're looking at automatically shows up on your wish list.
How simple is that? One click, instead of copying and pasting and typing into a Google doc. You can share your list with friends and family (hello Christmas!) and also watch the prices change.
The visuals are the best part. As I was updating my list, I saw that some items I thought would look great together, in fact, looked terrible together. I happily crossed those items off my "needs" list.
Another perk is tagging. You can tag each item, so that when you look at your house list, you'll only see home décor &mdash not all the clothes and movies you want.
You can see from a screenshot of my list that I really need the salt chairs from Design Within Reach for my dining table, as well as a fancy camera for work and orange Orla Kiely hand and face towels. Santa, are you watching?