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If you're making a list and checking it twice, it helps to have a great tool for said list making. This week we're taking a look at the five most popular tools Lifehacker readers use to make their wishlists.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Giftag is a free, web-based wishlist creation service that supports products all over the web. Unlike Amazon's Universal Wish List, Giftag is based on an open data format, hProduct. Armed with a Firefox add-on, at any site you visit that uses the hProduct format, you can add the item with all the product details to your wishlist in one click. If the web site doesn't have hProduct data, you can just as easily lasso the item on the screen, save a screenshot and manually enter the details. A nice feature is multiple wishlist support; when you send an item to Giftag, you can select which list it should go to. Keeping one list for your private purchases, one for gift ideas for friends and family, another for gift ideas for your significant other or kids, etc. is extremely easy. Share your wishlists with people outside of the Giftag service via email, and there is a Facebook application in addition to the Firefox add-on.

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Amazon power user Merlin Mann makes a convincing case for how Amazon's Gift Organizer helps you be lazy and thoughtful when it comes to giving the perfect gift:

As you surf Amazon and notice stuff that might be cool for Mom or Aunt Sue or that nice UPS man, just click "Add to Wish List" and select the person it's intended for. Into the hopper it goes. Ubiquitous capture. Swish. So, if you start using the Gift Organizer today—even for stuff you have no intention of buying from Amazon—your life is going to be much easier the next time a gift-giving occasion rolls around; you've capitalized on several months of passive, half-assed attention to actually do something useful.

At this point, Amazon is big enough to act as a universal shopping cart and wishlist app; if you, like me, were one of the unprepared stressjobs running around on December 22nd, this sounds like a good Getting Gifts Done system.

Preemptively Save Christmas '08 with the Amazon Gift Organizer