I think we've all seen gift trackers that help keep us on budget and on schedule when it comes to holiday gifting. I personally used Jen's this year, but the purpose for these is a little different.
We have a lot of cousins/nieces/nephews and sometimes I come across a great gift that I either want to remember to send them another year (because it won't be appropriate until they're a little older), or I can't remember if I've already gifted it to them on a previous occasion.
So, I came up with this tracker to help me remember the gifts I've given in the past and to keep track of gift ideas for the future. I write a different recipient's name in each of the blank spots on the top row, then I fill in the gift we sent that year. If there's a gift I want to send when they're a little older I pencil that in the appropriate year's slot. Tastes and interests change, so embrace the pencil!
I realized this helped me remember how we gave during a given Christmas, but I could have given a gift during a birthday too. So, I made another gift tracker for that which includes birthdays 1-18 years. You can grab a copy of the Birthday Gift Tracker HERE. (Something funky is going on with the title/header on the PDF version, so you can download the EXCEL document HERE)
Do you have a go-to gift for certain genders or ages? How do you keep track of all those great gift ideas? We do a lot of giving through Amazon since all of our family lives out of state, and as I was attempting to update these I was relieved to see that I could track my orders through Amazon pretty far back. It's a start!
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