Christmas shopping apps organize gift-giving

With less than two weeks left until the holidays, this is a prime week for making your list and checking it twice. But you don’t have an army of elves doing your bidding for you, so it’s easy for some Christmas purchases to slip through the cracks — and time is running out. Some developers have created apps that will help you keep your list organized, whether it’s for the naughty or the nice.


(Screenshot, Christmas Wrapped. Courtesy of 3 Sided Cube.)

Christmas Wrapped, available for free (for a limited time) on iTunes, helps you organize your gift-giving through your contact list. It also offers gift suggestions and budgeting help.

Better Christmas List (99 cents) helps you assign gifts to family members and create a budget. It also reminds you to check off an additional phase of gift-giving — wrapping the presents.

Christmas Shopping List (99 cents) offers a password so that no one can sneak a peek at your phone to see what they’ll find under the tree. It helps with budgeting and lists, and allows you to customize the app’s background with holiday pictures.

• Finally, after the holidays, GiftList (99 cents) reminds you to be grateful: It helps you organize what you’ve received so you can send thank you notes.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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