The Christmas List

The Christmas List

By Erik Eggleston

  • Category: Shopping
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Current Version: 4.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 13.66 MB
  • Developer: Erik Eggleston
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
Score: 4.81978
From 4,500 Ratings


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! _________________________________________ EASY PROGRESS TRACKING 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). EASY BUDGETING 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 • • • CNBC SHOPPING OVERVIEW Simple, at-a-glance views of shopping progress including budget. ADD GIFTS LIKE JOTTING A NOTE 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! IMPORT FROM YOUR CONTACTS Get a jumpstart on your lists by importing select recipients from your existing contacts. EASY SHARING Easily share lists using AirDrop, email, iCloud Drive, or Messages. Use AirDrop to quickly share a single recipient or an entire group. SHOPPING LISTS BY STORE 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. MULTIPLE GIFT RECIPIENTS Once you create a gift you can copy it to other recipients on your list without the need to retype the details. POPULAR RETAILERS 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 Add photos for gifts and people from your photo library, clipboard, or camera. CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN See a countdown to the number of shopping days until Christmas right in the app. PRINTING Print lists directly from the app. NO PEEKING Optional password protection – set up a PIN or use Touch ID to keep out snoops. EDIT MULTIPLE GIFTS AT ONCE 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. _________________________________________ PEOPLE ARE TALKING… "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 _________________________________________ SEE A VIDEO DEMO AT



  • 5 Stars

    By brebets
    Love love love this app! It helps me get organized, stay on budget, be consistent, and remember what I’ve given in past years. 4th year using it and I couldn’t be happier. First ever app review, but it’s so good I made the effort.
  • Awesome!!

    By SJHOK
    I’ve been using this app for years. I love that I can archive prior year lists and refer back to them. The different status categories such as To-Do, Shipping, Wrapped helps me keep track. You can click on the category to see what is in each status. I couldn’t survive Christmas without it!
  • Great app

    By Pzled
    Update to recent update: I just updated this app and now the font is tiny. This is definitely a downgrade. Who wants to strain to see something. Very disappointing. Update: This app is almost perfect. If the order of the people could be moved around, it would be very helpful for us OCD folks. I like to group my family members together, but when you add someone it randomly puts the wherever it wants, no rhyme or reason, within the group you have them in. I have been using this for years now, and it is a fantastic app. Try it, you will love it!!!! Love this app. I can see exactly what I have for everyone and what I need to do. I work 2 jobs so the groups keeps me organized. I have used it for 2 years now and love love love it.
  • Exactly what I was looking for!

    By Kelly mom of 2
    LOVING this app! And I can think of a million other ways to use it for budget tracking by category besides just Christmas shopping. Very responsive user support as well. I sent a question to the developer and had an answer within hours, not days or weeks. The response was courteous and easy to understand....service with a smile. :) Adding to my review after several years of using and it just keeps getting better! Love it! And I’m so very grateful for this app. It keeps me organized during the holidays.
  • Sharing doesn’t work consistently

    By Nd go iobgf Dee d on
    Love many things about this app. However, the airdrop feature only works sometimes, even when airdrop for other things (like pictures) works fine. That makes it an app we cannot use, since frequent synching is a very high priority use case for us. Both my husband and I have had the app get hung up trying to share updated lists with each other, without the app ever successfully transmitting the updated list. The FAQ indicates that we can “share as attachment” - but that option isn’t available, and emailing the list simply sends a massive table over email rather than allowing any type of app synching. Is it possible that there is a size limit that breaks synching? Who knows. I can’t find any information with that constraint. If you have no need to synch - it’s a great app!
  • Love this but could be even better

    By vegprincess
    I love this app! I’ve used it for years and some simple tweaks have made it even better during that time. It’s very easy to use and I love that you can archive years now so I don’t have to manually wipe everything out (and lose that info!). I really appreciate all the views for info there are too. And there’s a lot of flexibility in how you add items too. I’ve added a list of items in a single entry that I’ve purchased together or I’ve broken them out. Two suggestions… 1) I use a work around and instead of groups have holidays, but I would love to use this app for more than Christmas! Birthdays, anniversaries, easter, etc. I basically input the person each time under a different holiday “group” but I’d love to see this functionality supported in the app. 2) In the age of ordering online, I’d appreciate an option between purchased and wrapped that shows I have the item in my possession. Thanks so much for all you do and keep up the good work!!
  • Best Christmas List App

    By Scrappy Grammy
    I have used several Christmas list apps over the years and I keep coming back to this one! Very easy to keep track of spending and to do to keep you on track at such a busy time!
  • Such a great tool

    By MegSinclair
    A great tool for keeping lists/ideas and tracking spending but would like for there to be an option to flag as “delivered” so I know that it’s made it to me or still needs tracked.
  • No Log In

    By vz4Jesus
    The app no longer has history. There is also no way to log in! No longer usable! Support won’t email me back!
  • Love this app!

    By Crystlorca
    I’ve been using this app for a few years now and I love it! I do wish there was an easy way to email the lists to other people without them having to download a program…and it would be great if it would forward all of the info including pics you’ve attached.