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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Keeping a gift list

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by Emily Boyd

It's never too early to start thinking about the gift-giving season (it is November, after all!). This week's tip comes courtesy of RTM user xaandria, who shares a great tip for keeping track of gifts you're planning to make or buy:

Bob gets gift wrapping

I've made a tab for "Christmas Presents" in my RTM and used it to list everyone I am shopping for this year. If I know what I'm getting them, I add that in the title. If I don't know yet, I just input their name and my spending budget for them. Keeping track of the stores where the gifts can be bought in tags makes it a cinch to bring up your shopping list for whatever store you happen to be doorbusting at the moment. When I'm done shopping for someone, the task gets completed.

I use priorities to sort out the timeline for starting to buy or make things–if something is being bought online and shipped, that gets a higher priority than the tin of cookies I'm bringing in for coworkers but not as high as the scarf I'm knitting for my mom. (As an aside, the notes section is a great place to keep track of what you still need to do to complete a present you are making yourself!)

Thanks for sharing this tip, xaandria!

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