Narrow Down the Choices
Consider the current lifestyle and needs of the person receiving the gift and think about the features that would be most helpful for them. If you're unsure of all the features available in this type of software, look over these tips for choosing personal finance software for help.
Award-Wining Personal Finance Software
If you don't have much time to research your gift selection, it's a safe bet to choose one of the nominees or winners of About.com's Reader Choice Awards or the Webby Awards.
How to Wrap a Software Download
You can find some personal finance software in a box or CD case, like You Need A Budget or Quicken, but most Mac or Windows financial software is typically downloaded online. You can give a download as a gift, read how to gift wrap personal finance software downloads to learn how.
Do-It-Yourself Financial Planning Software
Personal financial planning software is a great gift idea for anyone who needs to plan for further into the future. Personal financial planning software fits especially well for gifts for weddings, graduation and retirement, and for year-end holiday giving when the recipient is planning to get their finances organized in the new year.
Focused Budgeting Software
For the person who really wants to stay on top of their budget, look into personal budgeting software. Take a look at this list of the best budgeting software for gift ideas.
Stocks and Other Investments
Do you need a gift for someone who is interested in investing or trading stock and other financial securities? A choice from this list of stock analysis software choices for non-professional investors will work very well as a gift.