The Christmas List 4+

Easy Budget and Gift Tracking

Erik Eggleston

    • $2.99


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!


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).

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

Simple, at-a-glance views of shopping progress including budget.

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!

Get a jumpstart on your lists by importing select recipients from your existing contacts.

Easily share lists using AirDrop, email, iCloud Drive, or Messages. Use AirDrop to quickly share a single recipient or an entire group.

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.

Once you create a gift you can copy it to other recipients on your list without the need to retype the details.

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 for gifts and people from your photo library, clipboard, or camera.

See a countdown to the number of shopping days until Christmas right in the app.

Print lists directly from the app.

Optional password protection – set up a PIN or use Touch ID to keep out snoops.

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.



"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



What’s New

Version 4.0

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Soulncountry ,

Great tool for the ADHD brain and therefore ANY brain

I love this tool. I buy gifts/stocking stuffers throughout the year and then forget that I bought them, where I put them, sometimes who I bought them for and what store I bought them at. This app takes care of all of that.

The only thing I wish do is either Google integration or the ability to access to add things via my PC laptop. I love the convenience of it being so conveniently managed on my phone so I definitely give it five stars just for that function alone. It would be so great to strike through things on my phone while shopping and have a google doc that someone I share the list with can look at it. My nieces also share what they want via a google doc so that their parents and I know who has bought what. My 73 year old mom and I share gift buying for budget reasons. Both of us find it easier to look at things in larger font. I like to type things using an actual keyboard and so access via my laptop is ideal.

I do have a wireless keyboard that I could use but again the size of the font is the issue. I also let one of my students borrow my keyboard this semester so I don’t have it right now.

TAK928 ,

Favorite App

Update for 2023: I am assuming this is a dead app. No updates in over two years now. The developer has stopped responding. Such a shame since this was one of my favorite apps! ————————— Update for 2022: I am looking for some additional features as I have used this app every year. My main thing is the statuses is one thing I would like to see grow or at least let me create some of my own. An example is that I want to be able to add something and mark it as an idea (instead of automatically To Buy) and a Given status amount others. I emailed the company about two weeks ago and have not heard back so that is off-putting.————————— This is my favorite app. I like that it has the ability to house gifts and easy to archive. A few suggestions I have is to be able to set a gift to $0 cost ($0 and no amount is different since some I still have to input whereas some items were free). I also would like the ability to marked a gift as complete (as in wrapped and given to the person). I use wrapped as I wrap it, shipping as it is being shipped to me, and received as I received it - not that I wrap it and it is shipped and received by the recipient. It seems like it is meant this way since the icons are situated in that order. So why would ship and receive come after wrap. Rather I would like an icon for complete so that I can tell this one is done!

Developer Response ,

You can view archives by tapping on the person’s name on that person‘s gift list and then tapping “archived gifts”. Alternatively, you can view all archives on the “Progress“ tab.

To move gifts out of the archive, tap edit then choose the gifts to put back, then tap “Put Back”.

QueenBee273848696 ,

Can’t do xmas without it

So useful to force me to look at budget in advance, and then track progress as we go. We are always trying to coordinate 3 adults buying stocking stuffers for the kids and I used to have Xmas eve pánic about not enough stuff, followed by a year of so much stuff it was absurd because I’d be picking things up on sale during the year and forgetting... now I archive this year’s list in January, start adding little odds and ends as i think of them/ find on sale during the year, and then in aug-sep I’m ready to look at budget, and by Black Friday/ cyber Monday i know what I’m trying to do. Suggestions: I’d like to be able to share the BUDGET by group/ individual so that spouse and I can “discuss” that in summer before I start freaking out. Would like to be able to archive stuff off the lists for bdays through the year, too! (Didn’t get x for Xmas for my brother but by Feb I’m shopping for his bday.... and then the following Xmas i want to remember what I’ve given him for both....). Great little app tho- nice UI, well thought out. Really meets the need. Copy it over and I’ll spend another $2.99 to do bdays if I have to (although I’d rather have the gift archives together!)

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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