Excel also comes in handy when writing down gifts from people. My friend and bridesmaid Jenny is very good when it comes to this. The past couple showers we were involved in, she typed in the list of gifts and the person who gave them while the gifts were being opened. As soon as the gift-opening was done, she sent the list right to the bride, and the bride had the thank-you cards in the mail later that week. I am very lucky to have such a great friend who excels in the technology and organizational skills that I sometimes tend to lack.