I found a great app for my phone to help organize my holiday shopping list. The app allows you to make a list of people you want to include on your gift list and set a budget for each.
With The Christmas List app, you add people to your list and you can even assign them to groups such as family, friends, and work and then assign a budget for each group.
Here is an example of my groups.
Once you have your list of groups, you can assign budgets for each person. In this example, I allocated $75 each to my husband, daughter and son.
You can add the person’s photo and even add from your phone’s contact list or use the festive icons that are already on the app.
Ok, seems simple enough, but what I like best about the app is that I can set a budget, snap a photo of gift ideas and even track how far I am in my gift buying process. This comes in handy because not only does it help you see how much shopping you have left, but it helps you keep track of spending. You can even view gifts by store if you know where to find the gift.
So let’s say I found a cute jacket for my daughter at Costco for $50. I can snap a photo and log it into my app. If I add other items from this same store, I can view the list while I am in that store.
What I like best about this app, is that I can add to this list any time during the year if I happen to see something that would make a good gift for someone on my list. Then if I buy the gift early, I will have it tracked so that I do not forget months later that I already bought a gift for someone.
The app has a passcode lock in case you have kids that might peek. This app is only $.99 and is available for the iPad, iPhone and iTouch.
Do you use an app to help you with your holiday shopping?