My home page is where you can view a summary of your clues and lists as well as your upcoming dates. You can also access your friends’ pages as well as see some great gift ideas!

My gift clues is where you see all your clues. You can share them, filter them and edit them from here as well as add new clues.

My gift lists is where you see all your lists. You can share them, filter them and edit them from here as well as add new lists.

My friends is where you see all your friends. You can view their gift clues and lists that they have shared with you. You can also see your upcoming dates as well as your favourite lists and lists that have been shared with you.

My dates to remember allows you to store all those important birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc. These upcoming dates will then show on your home page so you never miss another birthday!

My shopping list allows you to view all the items that you have added to your shopping list.

My purchase history allows you to view all the items that you have marked as bought.

My profile allows you to view and edit your profile info and picture.


Clues

It's easy:

  • click on the + symbol at the top of the page and choose create a new clue
  • decide on a title for example: my favourite colours or my favourite hobbies
  • add a description, this could be what size you would like, or what you already have in a collection, or what you dislike
  • you can cut and paste a URL from a relevant website (optional)
  • if you'd like to add an image you can upload a picture or copy one from a webpage, just follow the onscreen instructions (optional)
  • add some tags eg sport, tennis, shoes, these will allow your clues to be sorted and filtered
  • click save. Congratulations you have added your first clue!

It's easy:

  • from the home page click on My latest clues
  • click on the title of the clue you want to edit
  • click the Edit clue button and off you go
  • don't forget to click Save when you have finished

It's easy:

  • from the home page click on My latest clues
  • click on the title of the clue you want to delete
  • click the Delete button and it's gone (for ever!)

This depends on how specific you want to be. The best type will steer a present buyer in the right direction for you. Do you ever stand in a shop and think "I'd like this in purple but I am not sure what colour to buy X" or "I know he likes gardening but I wonder if he already has X" Then there are those fail safe gifts that you can't go wrong with….mine are chocolate and perfume, and as to the fragrances I like, well that's in my clues!

It's easy:

  • from the home page click on My latest clues
  • click on the Share my clues button near the top of the page
  • if you have interacted with your friends already on MyGiftClues then we'll remember that and list them for you. Simply tick the box next to your friends' names that you want to share your clues with and click share clues
  • if your friends are not listed in the choose friends to share with box then click the + email button and enter their name and email address and then click share clues
  • an email will then arrive in their inbox with a link to your clues
  • don't worry we'll only use your friends email to send them the link to your clues, they won't receive any spam from us

As the concept of MyGiftClues is to always have clues available to friends and family to choose you that perfect gift any time it is not possible to unshare clues. However if you do not want a clue to be seen anymore then simply delete it.

If your friend has already shared their clues with you then click on My Friends from the main menu where you will see your friend listed and then click the gift clues button next to their name

If your friend is not showing on your friends list but they have shared a list or clues with you previously:

  • go to My Friends from the main menu
  • look for their list in the lists shared with you box
  • view the list and you will see a follow friend button near the top
  • once you have clicked follow friend you will then be able to see their clues, just look for the gift clues box under their name

Of course if your friend has not yet discovered MyGiftClues then use the "invite a friend" button so you are not left clueless! (this button is on the My Friends page)


Lists

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the + icon at the top of the page and choose create a list
  • give the list a title eg. My Birthday list and click Save

Congratulations you have added your first list!

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the   icon (main menu) and choose My gift lists
  • click the view list button for the list that you want to change
  • click on Edit list name in the tool bar near the top of the list
  • edit the title in the pop up box and click Save

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the   icon (main menu) and choose My gift lists
  • click on the view list button for the list that you want to delete
  • click on the delete list button in the tool bar near the top of the list

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the   icon (main menu) and choose My gift lists
  • click on the view list button for the list you wish to share
  • click on the share button at the top of the list
  • if you have interacted with your friends already on MyGiftClues then we'll remember that and list them, you just need to tick the box next to your friends names and click share list
  • if your friends are not listed in the choose friends to share with box then click the + email button and enter their name and email address and then click share list
  • an email will then arrive in their inbox with a link to your list

Note: sharing a list will also share your clues

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the   icon (main menu) and choose My gift lists
  • click on the view list button for the list you wish to unshare
  • click on the unshare button at the top of the list

Note: once a list has been "unshared" it will become private and will no longer be viewable by anyone that you have previously shared it with, and any links to it will no longer work. You will need to share it again if you want your friends to see it at a later date.

Alternatively you can click on the Make List Private button within any list which means it will not be viewable by anyone you have already shared it with. If you want the list to be viewable again simply click the Make List Public button. The original link (unique web page address) will work again and it will re-appear on their 'friends' page under 'lists shared with you' without any other changes. Using this function makes the list 'private' on a temporary basis and means that you don't need to re-share it.

Unsharing a list does not unshare clues. If you no longer wish a clue to be seen then it should be deleted.

It's easy:

  • from any page click on the   icon (main menu) and choose My gift lists
  • click on the view list button for the list you want to share
  • under the list name is a share on social media box
  • click on the social media icon for the service that you want to share the list on
  • sign in to the site if required
  • a message box with a link to your list will appear, add any extra text you want and share

As many as you like. The most common lists are birthday & Christmas however you can set them up for anything – your children's birthdays, baby showers, weddings…

Yes you can set up as many lists as you like, perfect for sharing with friends and family!

You can either

  • click the Make List Private button which can be found at the top of any list you have created. This will temporarily remove the list from being viewable by anyone you have shared it with.
  • if you want the list to be viewable again simply click the Make List Public button. The original link (unique web page address) will work again and it will re-appear on their 'friends' page under 'lists shared with you' without any other changes.
  • Unshare it. If you Unshare a list and you want others to see it again you will need to share the list again because the original link (unique web page address) is deleted. When you re-share it again a new link is created.

It's easy:

  • when you are viewing a list shared by a friend just click the favourite this list button near the top of the page

It's easy:

  • view the list (you can do this through the favourite list section on the my friends page)
  • click forget this list button near the top of the list

Items

There are currently 2 ways:

  1. Adding an item from a URL: this is where you can copy & paste a URL (a web address) which will pull as much information as possible from another web page to save you typing it out.
  2. Adding an item: this is where you can add all the item information yourself (great for that unique item you spotted in a real shop window!)

Adding an item from a URL:

  • on a separate browser tab, find the item on a web page, then right click on the URL (web address e.g. www.amazon.com/xxxxxx) and choose copy (if you are using a mobile device, touch the address line to display the URL, then touch it a second time and hold your finger down on the URL and select the select all button, then the copy button)
  • click back to the browser tab where MyGiftClues is open
  • click on the + icon at the top of the page and click add an item from URL
  • paste the URL in the URL box (if you are using a mobile device, hold your finger down in the URL box and select paste)
  • click save & continue
  • our system will then take you to the normal add item page and will try to fill out as much information as it can from the web page. You can check that all the fields have been populated and edit them as needed:
    • List: select from the drop down menu the name of the list you're adding it to
    • Title: a short name for the item (this will probably have been populated for you but can be edited)
    • Description: this is an opportunity to describe any particular preferences about the item you're asking for, e.g. colour or size
    • URL: the URL you pasted in
    • Image and Image URL: follow the on screen instructions to add an image of your item
    • Priority: Set this to high, medium or low
    • Price: enter the item price
    • Quantity: enter the number you want (it will default to 1 if you leave it blank)
    • Tags: these are used to sort and filter items on your list so be as creative as you like and add as many as you like eg clothes, shoes, purple
  • click save. Congratulations you have added your first item!

Adding an item:

  • click on the + icon at the top of the page and click add a new item
  • this will take you to a page to enter the information about the item you're adding:
    • List: select from the drop down menu the name of the list you are adding it to
    • Title: A short name for the item
    • Description: this is an opportunity to describe any particular preferences about the item you're asking for, e.g. colour or size
    • URL: paste in the URL if your item is on the internet, this will allow gifters to quickly click on the link to purchase the item
    • Image and Image URL: follow the on screen instructions to add an image of your item
    • Priority: Set this to high, medium or low
    • Price: enter the item price
    • Quantity: enter the number you want (it will default to 1 if you leave it blank)
    • Tags: these are used to sort and filter items on your list so be as creative as you like and add as many as you like eg clothes, shoes, purple
  • click save. Congratulations you have added your first item!

When adding or editing an item you can either

  • click on the "browse" button in the image box & select a file from your computer or gallery/camera roll on a mobile device

or

  • right click on an image on the internet and select either:
    • copy image location if you are using Firefox
    • copy image URL if you are using Chrome
    • copy image address if you are using Safari
    • copy if you are using IE
  • then paste it into the image URL box (right click in the image URL box and choose paste).

If you have trouble adding an image you can always save the image to your desktop and then add it to the item using the browse button in the image box. Note this may not work on a mobile or tablet

It's easy, either:

  • Whilst editing an item simply check the remove image box
  • click save

or

  • if you are adding an item by URL click the X at the end of the image URL box
  • click save

It's easy:

  • click on My Lists and view the list containing the item you wish to edit
  • move your mouse over the item's picture, a menu will appear, click on the edit button Edit
  • make your changes
  • don't forget to click Save when you have finished

It's easy:

  • click on My Lists and view the list containing the item you wish to move
  • move the mouse over the item's picture, a menu will appear
  • click on the arrow button Move
  • select the list from the drop down menu that you want to move the item to
  • click move

It's easy:

If the item is on one of your lists then:

  • click on My Lists and view the list containing the item you wish to copy
  • move the mouse over the item's picture, a menu will appear, click on the arrow button Move
  • select the list from the drop down menu that you want to move the item to
  • click copy

If the item is on one of your friend's list then:

  • view the list containing the item
  • move the mouse over the item's picture and a menu will appear
  • select from the drop down menu the list that you would like to add the item to and click add to my list

It's easy:

  • view the list containing the item
  • move the mouse over the item's picture and a menu will appear
  • select from the drop down menu the list that you would like to add the item to and click add to my list
  • In each great gift idea box is a drop down menu
  • select the list from this menu that you would like to add the item to
  • click add item

It's easy:

  • view the list containing the item you wish to delete
  • move the mouse over the item's picture, and a menu will appear,
  • click on the dustbin icon Delete
  • click yes to confirm you wish to delete the item.

When you have bought an item from a friend's list you need to mark it as bought. This will show other users that the gift has been bought (to avoid duplicate gifts!) You can also mark an item on your own list as bought.

  • view the list containing the item you have purchased
  • hover over the item image and a menu will appear
  • click on the mark as bought or bought button
  • if more than one of an item is wanted then there will be a small box for you to specify how many items you have bought
  • other people will then be able to see that the item has been bought and how many are left to be bought (if more than 1 is wanted)

That's easy

  • view the list containing the item you would like to purchase
  • hover over the item and a menu will appear
  • click on buy this gift
  • you will then be directed to the online merchant as selected by your friend to complete the transaction
  • don't forget to go back to MyGiftClues afterwards and mark the item as bought to make sure no one else buys it!
  • if buy this gift does not appear it means that your friend has not added a URL for the item. Simply browse the net for the product or go to the shops, but remember to mark the item as bought to avoid duplicates! (you can use the add to shopping list function to store the item)

That's easy

  • view the list containing the item you have purchased
  • hover over the item image and a menu will appear
  • click on the item bought button
  • if more than one of an item is wanted then there will be a small box for you to specify how many items you have bought
  • other people will then be able to see that the item has been bought and how many are left to be bought (if more than 1 is wanted)

That's easy

  • from the menu button click on my purchase history
  • look through the list and locate the item
  • click on the cancel button

Of course

  • from the menu button click on my friends
  • find your friend and click on view shared lists
  • click on the view button next to the list you want to buy from
  • hover over the gift you want to buy and a pop up menu will appear
  • click on item bought

That's easy

  • view the list containing the item you would like to buy
  • hover over the item image and a menu will appear, click on add to my shopping list

Dates to remember

It's easy

  • From the main menu icon go to My dates to remember
  • Click on the add a new date button near the top of the page
  • Enter a title for the event e.g. my wedding anniversary
  • Enter the date of the event. If you add a year then this event will only show for that specific year. If you leave the year box blank then your event will show every year (perfect for those birthdays and anniversaries!)

It's easy

  • From the main menu icon go to My dates to remember
  • Find the event in the list and click edit
  • Make your changes and click save date

It's easy

  • From the main menu icon go to My dates to remember
  • Find the event in the list and click delete

We automatically add to your dates to remember the birthdays of friends who share lists with you. As these are controlled by your friends you are not able to edit or delete them. (let's hope they put the correct date in!)


Profile

It's easy

  • From the menu button select my profile
  • Update your details in the basic information section
  • Click on save changes

It's easy

  • From the menu button select my profile
  • Click the browse button and select an image from your PC or from your gallery/camera roll on your mobile device
  • Click on change profile image

It's easy

  • From the menu button select my profile
  • Click the browse button and select an image from your PC or from your gallery/camera roll on your mobile device
  • Click on change profile image
  • We are sorry to see you go and thank you for using MyGiftClues
  • There is a permanently close my account button on the my profile page

Friends

When you are viewing someone else's list you can click on the follow button near the top of the list. This will add your friend to your my friends page

  • On the home page there is an Invite a friend button near the top
  • Simply enter their email address in the box to the left and click the invite a friend button

That's easy

  • from the My friends page, look at the lists shared with you box
  • click view next to your friend's list
  • click on the follow friend button
  • Your friend will now appear on your My Friends page

That's easy

  • from the My friends page
  • click on their name (under their profile picture), this will take you to their List and Clues page
  • click on the unfollow friend button

Other

Tags are used to filter items on your list. This allows both you and your gifters to quickly filter your clues and items to show only items with a specific tag, for example you could have tags for fashion and another for films so you can easily separate the two.

Filter is used to search for an item on a list or to filter the list by tags.

Sort allows people to sort a list by title, price, priority or bought and in descending or ascending order.

Sharing lists and clues will allow your friends and family to see them. Simply enter their name and email address into the box, click share and they will receive a link to your list and clues via email.

Unsharing lists and clues means that they will not be seen by anyone that you have previously shared them with. You will have to share them again if you want people to see them.

It is possible to put a link to a list in a blog or other social media without the need to share the list with others.

Simply click on the share button on the list and near the bottom of the pop up box you will find the URL. Copy and paste this URL into your blog, tweet, status update, in fact anywhere that you wish!


Still got questions? Contact us at enquiries@mygiftclues.com