If you’re lucky, your friends and relatives know how to find your Amazon.com wish list. If you’re the one who has to direct them to it, consider giving universal wish list webapp Wishpot a try.
We put Wishpot in that spot because with Amazon’s Universal Wish List bookmarklet, it's hard not to consider the web's super store as a primary place for all your material wants. But Wishpot has a lot to recommend it, too—including Facebook Connect for those not wanting another log-in/password to track and, um, Amazon.com wish list importing. Be warned, though, that the Amazon.com import brings in everything on your public list, including items already bought for you that you might not see at Amazon, but haven't technically been "removed" from the list.
What really sells Wishpot is its similar “Add to Wishpot” bookmarklet and browser add-ons, its SMS functionality, and, most of all, its ability to alert you whenever there’s a price drop on any of your wish list items at a long list of merchants that Wishpot monitors. That way, if you’ve got a someday/maybe item on your list that’s just too pricey right now, but you see it suddenly drop 20 percent, you can choose to fulfill your own wish.
Wishpot is free to use, requires a sign-up or Facebook Connect access to save and share lists.