The Christmas List

The Christmas List

By Erik Eggleston

  • App Category: Shopping
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Current Version: 2.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 36.36 MB
  • Developer: Erik Eggleston
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 5,719 Reviews

The Christmas List App Description

The #1 Shopping App in the US – The Christmas List is an easy-to-use app to help you organize your Christmas lists and budget so you can spend less time buying presents for the ones you love and more time being present with the ones you love! _________________________________________ EASY PROGRESS TRACKING Track gifts by to do, purchased, shipping, received, and wrapped. When editing a list you can change the status of multiple gifts at once (for example, when you are wrapping gifts you can change the status of those gifts from purchased to wrapped all at once). EASY BUDGETING Set a budget for a person or don’t – it’s up to you. The Christmas Lists tracks the budget for you. It’s so easy that The Christmas List has been recommended for managing holiday spending by • Good Housekeeping • The Motley Fool • • • CNBC SHOPPING OVERVIEW Simple, at-a-glance views of shopping progress including budget. ADD GIFTS LIKE JOTTING A NOTE Adding a list of gifts is as simple as typing (or even dictating) a note. Just place each gift name on a new line and The Christmas List transforms your note into a gift list. It’s like Christmas Magic! IMPORT FROM YOUR CONTACTS Get a jumpstart on your lists by importing select recipients from your existing contacts. EASY SHARING Easily share lists using AirDrop, email, iCloud Drive, or Messages. Use AirDrop to quickly share a single recipient or an entire group. SHOPPING LISTS BY STORE Once you select a store for a gift, The Christmas List remembers that store and automatically builds a shopping list for the store to help make sure you get everything you need when you are out and about. MULTIPLE GIFT RECIPIENTS Once you create a gift you can copy it to other recipients on your list without the need to retype the details. POPULAR RETAILERS The Christmas List comes with a list of popular retailers, but if you don’t see the one you are looking for you can easily add your own. You can even use emoji in the store name. ADD PHOTOS Add photos for gifts and people from your photo library, clipboard, or camera. CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN See a countdown to the number of shopping days until Christmas right in the app. PRINTING Print lists directly from the app. NO PEEKING Optional password protection – set up a PIN or use Touch ID to keep out snoops. EDIT MULTIPLE GIFTS AT ONCE Changing the status of several gifts at once has always been possible on the lists by status (accessed via the Progress tab). Now the lists by person and the lists by store can do it too. Also new is the ability to change the store for multiple gifts at once. It’s never been easier to keep track of what’s wrapped, shipped, and left to do. _________________________________________ PEOPLE ARE TALKING… "The Christmas List is solidly better...with more options and an easier interface." – The New York Times "’s happy-making" – Yahoo! News "Some of The Christmas List’s best features are the little details that the app just gets right." – Macworld "Hooray for productivity!" – MSN Tech "It's a handy way to keep track of what you have bought…" – LA Times "…everything you need" – “…great for keeping a budget and tracking shopping progress” – Business Insider _________________________________________ SEE A VIDEO DEMO AT


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The Christmas List App Reviews

  • Christmas list

    By Pamsewcrazy
    Love it!!!!!
  • Love. Love. Love!

    By stephstunes
    Have used this app for 3-years now and I can’t imagine Christmas gift buying without it! I use it all year long, as I see or think of gifts I want to buy. Simple and easy to use. Thank you!!!
  • App review

    By Winkoff
    Love the app!! Keeps me organized and on budget. Great way to keep track of online purchases and deliveries!!
  • Very Helpful

    By Tutti-Frutti 7
    I have used this app for several years. I tried several alternate Christmas gift apps, but ran back to this one. Love the grouping, the running budget totals and ease of use. I also like the ability to archive the whole years gifts to avoid repetition gifts.
  • Fabulous Christmas helper!

    By Nan9871
    I have used this app for 3 years - easily archived gift history annually. Keeps me ahead of the madness as I make purchases in November and December and can keep it all straight. This year I gave to 38 people, in 9 groups. So worth it!
  • Fantastic app

    By Bored Redhead
    I had been using another app for years but it appears its developers have gone to ground, so of course I’m worried that that app won’t function with iOS updates. Then I found THIS one and I couldn’t be happier. I used it all this season and it has everything I had before and more. I’ve tried at least a dozen “replacement” apps and NONE of them work as well as this. Clean interface, easy navigation, whimsical themes. The developers really got all the details right. I’ve adapted one “recipient” to be a cards list, but that would be a nice addition if it wouldn’t clutter things up too much. I love the archive function—it’s much better than my other app and even allows “reversal” of individual archived gifts. I really can’t say a bad thing about this app at all. I’m a convert!!! 🎄
  • Excellent, helpful app!!

    By Ozmomm
    As I was finishing the wrapping this Christmas, I was struck by the ease and organization of this app. I’ve been using it for years. I am so grateful it exists! Thank you!!!
  • Great replacement for app I used to use

    By DLThompson06
    I was heartbroken when the developers of the app I had been using for years discontinued the product, so I was on the hunt for a new (to me) gift list app to replace it. I tried a few in the App Store, but they weren’t as robust as I wanted, until I tried this one. Among a lot of other helpful features, I really appreciate the ability to add pictures to each gift. With three girls to buy for, it’s not always easy to remember which girl wanted which pair of leggings. The picture makes all the difference! I also LOVE the ability to select recipients for gifts that I’m giving to more than one person, so I don’t have to enter the same info more than once. Being able to attach a picture to each person is a nice feature too. That said, a few features I’d like to see: 1) syncing to iCloud so I can view the list on multiple devices and 2) having the option to rename the To do, Purchased, Wrapped, Shipped, Received labels. I order most of my gifts online and would like to be able to check them off when I get them in the mail. (Being able to enter a tracking number would put this app over the top, but that’s probably too much to ask!) Also, I don’t ship any gifts (to the recipients), so I don’t need the Shipping option. For me, the perfect list would be “Idea, Purchased, Received, Wrapped, Given” it doesn’t really matter what they’re called, as long as you can customize them. Lastly, I’d love to be able to add birthday gift ideas. I know I can just create a new group for birthday gifts, but it would be nice to be able to add the date and have it count down how many shopping days are left, like it does for Christmas. That would make it easier to remember when their birthday is too! The addition of one or two of these features would easily change my rating to 5 stars. UPDATE: I. LOVE. THIS. APP. This is my second year using this app, and I love it even more, so I’m changing my rating to 5 stars. Something I didn’t touch on last year is the ability to look at archived gifts for each person, so you can see what you’ve bought them in years past. Would be cool if you could do that for the different stores too (see what you’ve bought from that store in previous years). As for the labels (To do, Purchased, etc.) it’s not as big of a deal as I thought it was last year. I guess it’s all in what you get used to, right? Although they’re a little out of order for me, I can still use them to track which items I’ve ordered (Purchased), which online orders have shipped, which ones I’ve gotten (Received) and which ones still need to be wrapped. It’s a great way to keep track of everything. I’d still love to be able to sync it through the cloud, and keep track of birthday gifts, but one other wish list item is to be able to export the info. I wish I had some way to access the years of gifts I kept track of on the app I used to use, but once they stopped updating it, the app quit working and I lost all the info with no way to get it back. Being able to export each year’s info would prevent that from happening again.
  • Has organized my gift giving

    By Always Doubtful
    I have been using this app for 4 years now and it has been such a game changer. I can easily set budget for each person, track purchases and stay on budget. It also helps with keeping track of gifts I’ve wrapped so there’s no guessing game and I know my progress. One of my favorite features is the Archived gifts. I can look back to make sure I don’t give the same gift or to give me ideas on what to give someone else. Would definitely recommend the app.
  • Purplemozaik

    By purplemozaik
    Love this app!!!