Last year, Steven shared a beautiful Christmas Gift List template with all of us. It is packed with lots of Excel goodness. Just a few days ago, he emailed me another copy of his file with some improvements. So if you are planning for Christmas shopping and want a handy tracker, you don’t want to miss this.
How does this template work?
This template feels magical. To begin with,
Zebra lines thru Conditional Formatting
Alternative rows of the template are shaded in dull gray color so that the template is easy to use. And this is achieved by Conditional Formatting & SUBTOTAL formula. A very ingenious use of SUBTOTAL formula so that the zebra lines preserve even after filtering data.
Custom Cell Formatting to Show Budget vs. Actual Variance
Another simple yet elegant solution. To highlight the variance between budgeted & actual gift value, Steven used Custom Cell Formatting.
Awesome Formulas to Summarize the Gift List
The top right area of Steven’s shopping list shows a clear summary of your Christmas shopping list. Each of the values in the summary are calculated by a clever formula. For example, the formula to show how many gifts are over the budget vs. how many are on or under the budget is an intricately woven SUMPRODUCT formula with SUBTOTAL, OFFSET & ROW components. Go ahead and examine these formulas to learn more.
You can filter the list and analyze by segment
The beauty of this template is that you can filter the list and analyze by segment. For example, you can filter all the gifts you are giving to friends and see whether you are with-in budget in that segment, the progress of gift selection & purchase etc. Very useful.
Download Christmas Gift Shopping List Template
Click here to download the template and use it.
Go ahead and Enjoy your Christmas shopping.
Thanks to Steven
for sharing a beautiful & awesome template with all of us.
How do you like this template?
I really loved the simplicity and elegance of this template. It is easy to use, packed with lots of details and fun to poke around.
What about you? Do you like this template? How do you organize your Christmas spending? Do you use Excel, some other tools or rely on your gut feel? Please share using comments.
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