Published on August 2, 2008, by

Amazon now lets you expand your wish list beyond Amazon’s own inventory to include products from just about any online store. Once you install a bookmarklet in your web browser you’ll be able to quickly identify products in non-Amazon stores and add them to your Amazon list.

Amazon’s site walks you through the rest of the process — automatically pulling in product images when it can or asking you which one to use from those it found on the product page. The system works even better than you’d expect and is surprisingly useful for those of us with spouses who have trouble finding gift ideas. Just visit your wish list on Amazon (mine is linked below — hint, hint) and follow the simple instructions for adding it to your browser’s toolbar. And while Amazon doesn’t mention it, you can also just add it as a regular bookmark if you don’t want to clutter up your toolbar area.