This year, I'm proud to report, is turning out differently. I created a spreadsheet (loooove my spreadhseets) to keep track of not only how much I'm spending, but who I'm buying for and what I'm buying.
Last year, because I was super pregnant during prime holiday shopping time, I did nearly all of my shopping online. I didn't keep good track of things and with shipping times, I forgot about tons of stuff that I ordered and inevitably over/under bought for some people -- oopsie poopsie.
Using this, I've managed to keep track of everything. As soon as I buy something (online or otherwise), I write it down. Boom, done.
Happy Holiday Gift Giving and Happy Organizing ;-)