Getting started

*If you leave this page, you can always find your way back, use the menu at the top of the page and choose Getting started.

Step 1: Sign up

The sign up process is simple. Oh look, you can do it right here ⬇︎

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Step 2: Add your profile photo

Ready to add your profile photo? Sign in and then use the menu at the top of the page and choose My Profile.

Profile photo
Choose any photo on your computer and you're all set!
Step 3: Start adding gifts

Adding gifts is easy!

There are detailed FAQs on our Help page that explains all of the options for adding a gift to your registry. Check out the Gifts section on the Help page.

Step 4: Tell your friends

We've already done some of the work for you.

Access your Share page from the pull-down menu for these sharing options:

  • Share your registry - send friends a link to your giftbug registry with the snazzy email template we created for you.
  • Share settings - would you rather send your own email? Copy your personal giftbug URL and pass it on to your friends.
  • Nudge your friends - let's get them creating their own giftbug registry so that you'll always have great gift ideas for them. We provide you with an email template for that too.

Don't forget to Find friends already on giftbug by searching their name or email address.

*If you want to learn more about connecting with friends on giftbug, check out our Friends section on the Help page.

Step 5: Check out our Help pages for even more great tips

*Be warned, I had a lot of coffee the day that I wrote these pages!

Click here to visit our FAQs.

Step 6: Kick the tires and take a peek under the hood

The best way to get to know giftbug is to check her out and take a look around.


Have you located the site menu at the top of the page?

Site menu
The pull-down menu is accessible whether or not you are signed in to giftbug. From the menu you can sign in or out, view your friends list, find help and much more.

It's always important to know how to find your way back to the start. If you are signed in, clicking on the the giftbug logo will always take you back to your registry page. When no user is signed in, clicking on the giftbug logo will take you back to the landing page.

Top left logo
If clicking your heels doesn't work, just look for our logo to find your way home.
Step 7: Tell us what's on your mind

Do you still have questions? Do you have feedback, ideas or just want to tell us how we're doing? We're a small but dedicated team and we want to hear from you.

Email us, tweet us, or contact us on Facebook. We also love hugs, high-fives, homemade cookies, haikus and singing telegrams, but those would mean giving you directions to our super-secret club house...