My Holiday Shopping Spreadsheet


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How I Keep My Shopping List Neat

With Black Friday quickly approaching and gifts on the brain, I thought it might be a good idea to share again my very favorite way to stay organized during the madness of holiday shopping, a gift spreadsheet.

I think this might be my 3rd or 4th year of using the same spreadsheet and every year I think to myself, this is brilliant. ha! It’s so simple, but gosh, it keeps me so organized and on budget. Plus, I don’t like to be rushed when shopping, so this helps me keep all of my holiday thoughts in one place. When I see something I know someone on my list will like, I just add the link in and keep going. It really has saved me more times than I can count!

Hopefully this holiday season it will do the same for you!

How I Use This Shopping Spreadsheet

I know it’s nothing earth shattering, but I promise the spreadsheet makes Christmas shopping a breeze!

It’s not about buying the same priced item for everyone, but really finding something each person will love!

  1. Write down the names of everyone on your shopping list
  2. Decide your total gifting budget.
  3. Divide the gifting budget by the number of people on your list OR manually assign a gift amount to each person. Actually, I do a little of both. It’s not about buying the same priced item for everyone, but really finding something each person will love! But at least dividing it out will give you a ballpark as you brainstorm gift ideas.
  4. Download this Spreadsheet & keep track.
  5. Happy Holiday Shopping

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  1. November 12, 2019 / 10:17 am

    I 100% do the same thing!! I also further organize into immediate family, extended family and friends, and give them different colors ahahaha! Gotta be organized during this time of year! I also do a google doc with my friends with a questionnaire in an excel sheet with answers, and we use this to do small gift shopping for each other! Yay for organization!! ­čÖé Have a great day, Ashley!!

    xx Libby

    • November 13, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Libby! I love that idea!! And yes, three cheers for organization! xx

  2. November 13, 2019 / 11:49 am

    I use a spreadsheet to keep track of my Christmas purchases too! If I didn’t, I’d probably go over-budget without even realizing it.

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