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Don't get caught out, start your Christmas Shopping early!

Better Christmas List continues to be the must-have app for keeping your holiday shopping on time and on budget. No more missed gifts, no more overspending. Keep your family AND your wallet happy!

- Excellent MultiTasking Support.
- Complete Support for Retina Display!
- The Best Christmas App for your iPhone
- Theme Support!
- Streamlined UI
- User-Requested "Wrapped" Status For Gifts!
- User-Requested Ability to Assign & View Gifts By Store.
- Fresh New Look and Icons

"A Premium Shopping Experience" - AppReviews

"An app that everyone, no matter their age, will enjoy having on their phone" - Macworld UK

- Key Features

- Create Separate Groups for Family, Friends, Work etc.
- Set and Track Budgets for Groups or People
- Passcode Feature to Prevent Prying Eyes :)
- Intuitive Icons Let You See Status at a Glance
- Move Old Gifts Into The Archive Each Year
- Track What People Received In Years Past
- Integrates With Your Address Book For Ease
- Colorful Icons Show Who's Set and Who's Not
- Shopping list - Sort by store or by Urgency
- Export Your Lists to Send to Others

- The Best App Choice This Holiday Season

- The Best Christmas Shopping Experience on your iPhone.
- Major New Features Added Every Year.
- If you need it, professional support from within the app

What's New

Version 2.6

Updated for iOS 11!

Themes have temporarily been disabled while we rework the feature for iOS11
2017 Update Coming Soon

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

49 Ratings
49 Ratings

Good but not great


Overall I like this app enough to keep using it, and being able to sync with my husband's phone so he has access to our family's list was a necessary update--thank you for that!! My major complaint is with the way the budgets are displayed. I wish you could see your total budget in addition to the total amount you've spent, as well as total budgets per group. The way it is now, I can see if I'm over budget for a specific person, but have to manually add budgets for all the individuals together myself to see of I'm over budget overall (or for a group). That's annoying. But other than that, I like this app a lot.

Having Problems


I absolutely loved this app initially, especially that you can archive from year to year and that you can make groups, track and budget and export lists to email. I would give it 5 stars if I could also see it on my iPad.

Update: I have been trying to sync this app between my iPhone and iPad with a lot of frustration. Apparently I bought the in app purchase but it hasn't downloaded. "Failed sync" keeps coming up. I don't want to delete and reload the app from my phone because I don't want to lose my years of archived Christmas gifts. I've spent a couple of hours trying to resolve this issue with no luck so I'm taking away two of the stars that I initially gave.

My Favorite


This was the first Xmas list app I used about six years ago. Since there haven’t been any updates, I’ve tried all of the other apps trying to find something that worked better. Including the paid ones. This is still my fav app because it has a clean simple interface. One feature that I would love to have added would be an additional step for “ordered” for things you order online but are not yet delivered to me. Other than that keep up the good work.


Code Before Dawn, Inc
5.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Andrew Grant
In-App Purchases
  1. Frosty Theme $0.99
  2. One Year $0.99
  3. Wrapping Theme $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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