You know if I find something that keeps me more organized, I’m going to tell you all about it.  Last year I downloaded the Better Christmas List from the AppStore for iPhone.  I don’t know if this app is available for other phone brands, but if you can get your hands on this app, you simply must!!  Here’s the skinny on how to play Santa:

The app allows you to create groups of people and set budgets per group.  Assign specific gifts to each person, noting how much each item costs and where to purchase it.  Mark each item as not-yet-purchased, purchased, wrapped, or mailed.  The app generates a budget tracker, tickler for how many gifts you have bought and still need to buy, and gift listing by store.  And don’t worry about prying eyes…you can password protect the whole thing.  When Christmas is over, you can archive the entire season for later reference. 

I have recommended this app to several people.  It’s $1.99 and worth even more.  Trust me.