Tuesday Tip: Is your Holiday Shopping Done?

The holidays can be a very stressful time of year. You have a list of people you need to purchase a gift for and you want to ensure you buy them something they will enjoy and that you can afford. Add in a pandemic and the stress just increased. Me being a tad bit on the OCD side started about six months ago and just completed all my shopping by November; don’t hate. If you are not that organized, here is some help for you, whether you are late in shopping for this holiday or need some assistance next year or another occasion.

GiftPlanner lets you easily keep track of your gift list and events. Keep your gift plan information, including gifts and ideas, stores and prices, purchase statuses, order and tracking numbers, photos, links, and more, in one convenient app. Perfect for your Christmas list, birthday gifts, or any kind of event.

Send gifts directly from your desktop or mobile web browser to your GiftPlanner app with a creative “bookmarklet”, letting you browse the web on your mobile device or your desktop or laptop computer and send pages directly to your list to be imported as new gifts without interrupting your shopping activities.

Now I will admit, I have not used GiftPlanner as I stayed way ahead of the game, however it did get great reviews.

See below some highlighted features:

◉ Add as many gifts, events, and people as you need!

◉ Unique Safari bookmarklet feature to allow you to quickly add gifts to your gift list while surfing the


◉ Track your contacts’ wish lists and interests

◉ Scan barcodes using your device’s camera to quickly fill in product information

◉ See countdowns to your events in the Notification Center

◉ Add gifts directly from Safari with an action extension

◉ Sync your gift list between devices with available syncing option (with in-app purchase)

◉ Sort your gift list by event, date, store, people, price, or status

◉ Export convenient, printable gift list reports for events and people to be used as shopping lists, checklists, and more!

◉ Send gift cards straight from the app via email or text message!

◉ Share your gift ideas with friends via Twitter or Facebook!

◉ Budgets: Keep track of budgets for events and people!

◉ Pictures, descriptions, prices, web addresses, and more information for every gift and idea

◉ Save pictures of wrapped gifts to help you keep track

◉ Convenient progress indicators for gift purchase, shipping, and wrapping status

◉ Price totals for every section on your gift list

◉ Countdowns to your upcoming events

◉ Built-in icons for many popular occasions

◉ Keep track of sizes for people

◉ Import people directly from your device’s address book

◉ Customizable relationship types

◉ Protect your secret gift data with a passcode or with Touch ID (on compatible devices)

◉ Perfect for your Christmas list, Valentine’s day gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary presents, and more!

◉ Use Handoff to continue what you were doing on another device


If you are looking for some other gift planning options, here are some more below to review:

  • Gifster
  • Santa’s Bag
  • The Christmas List
  • Gifted
  • Christmas Gift List
  • Gift List Diary
  • Christmas Gift List Tracker

Good luck and Happy Holidays!


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Kristen Evangelista: In her role as Client Manager II with Network 1, Kristen is the liaison and main point of contact for clients in both the medical and financial professions. She is skilled at listening to her clients’ needs and acting as a liaison between them and the field engineers and support team.

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