You, Me & A Digital Life
Making a List and Checking it Twice
Gift giving during the holiday season can be really stressful. Especially when you don’t make a list of who you need to buy gifts for, what you think they would want for the holidays and what your budget is for each person, as well as overall.
Well, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered, once again!
While browsing the Google Play Store looking for some new apps, I came across this app called Christmas Gift List.
As you can tell by the name of the app, it is a Christmas gift list to help you organize your budget, who to buy for, and what to buy for them. Some of the features are:
- Password Protection option
- Christmas Countdown
- Calculate budget through gifts you have added to lists
- Has a “Bought” and “Wrapped” check box for each gift per person
- Bar turns Green when all gifts on list are bought
- Bar is Red when to notify that you have started but still have gifts to buy
- Bar is Grey when no gifts have been bought yet
- Tells you how much out of your individual budget per person you have used up so far
Since I started using this app, I feel a lot more organized than previous years. I find I seem to forget who I buy gifts for and last minute, right before all of the Christmas parties, I realize I forgot to buy a few people gifts! This year though, I already have majority of my Christmas shopping done!
I find it is also helpful in organizing who gets what for Christmas. When I Christmas shop, I usually buy a lot of things at once. Sometimes I’ll buy big packs or bulks of gifts, like chocolate, for example, and split up the sets that are too big to be just one person’s gift. This can sometimes be confusing in remembering who I already gave chocolates too and who I still need to wrap some up for. With this app, because of the “bought” and “wrapped” check lists, I can remember who already received chocolates and who still needs to.
I have really been enjoying this app so far. If you are anything like me and could use some organization help during this holiday season, you can get the app now at the Google Play Store! I have also linked below an app similar for Apple users called Santa’s Bag.
Happy Holiday Shopping!
Get Christmas Gift List: http://bit.ly/1sbLpPT
Get Santa’s Bag: http://apple.co/1DCKDE5
About the Author
Jennifer Liwanag is a fourth year Legal Studies student minoring in Communications & Digital Media Studies at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology. While her childhood dream has been to pursue law, she has an undying love for writing, creativity, discovering new gadgets and learning new software. You can keep up to date with her digital and creative lifestyle on her personal blog (www.jennibearrxo.com/) where she shares her new favourite gadgets and crafty projects.