It’s finally starting to feel like fall in South Carolina! Many of my friends and family woke up to snow on Saturday morning, but we did not. We did, however, enjoy a crisp, cool and very windy weekend! It was so nice to wear boots and a scarf without sweating. 🙂 #southernerproblems, right?
I started my Christmas shopping several weeks ago. I have a storage bin in my office that’s corralling all the items as I bring them home. No matter if you start your shopping early or wait until Black Friday, it’s important and helpful to stay organized with what you’ve spent, what you’ve purchased and how many gifts you need to purchase. That’s why I created my Christmas gift organization sheet. Here’s what it looks like (I changed the names and gifts to reflect a classic show I love…no gift surprise spoilers here!):
It’s easy to spend more money than you budget, especially if you don’t consider every person on your list. I like to list all the people that are receiving gifts, including people like the mail man, hairdresser, or anyone else not in my family that I want to remember.
You can download my Christmas Gift Organization Sheet here.* I like this format because it does the math for me…but if you’re not an Excel fan, feel free to make your own sheet as a Word document – or even write it by hand on some pretty paper!
How do you keep track of your Christmas gift list? I’d love to hear your ideas!
*The preview will look different, but the actual file you download looks like mine.