Make Christmas shopping fun this year with these 10 apps that’ll make your life so much easier:
Forget eBay, if you’re looking for a specific and singular gift, check out Schpock. The helpful app acts as an online boot sale and allows local buyers and sellers to connect over high quality second hand items, meaning you’re bound to find a deal, and there’s no fear of last-minute shipping hold-ups before the big day.
Secret Santa Tombola
If you know someone who’s tricky to shop for, let Secret Santa Tombola do the work and help you find a personal and thoughtful gift for anyone and everyone on your shopping list.
Get it for iOS.
Sleeps to Christmas 2
Sometimes getting organised is as simple as having a good handle on your time. This super simple, minimal, and handy countdown to Christmas will make sure you’re on top of your time keeping!
Get it for ios.
Amazon’s Wish List function is unbeatable when it comes to Christmas shopping. Make lists for what you want, collect lists from friends and family and mark off what you’ve bought for other shoppers (but not the list maker!) to avoid double purchases. You can even list and mark off gifts that are available elsewhere on the web.
Thoughtful Gift Finder
The Thoughtful Gift Finder app is from notonthehighstreet.com. It allows you to add events into the app so you never forget any of those special occasions and there are push notifications that will remind you of the events or special offers and news from the site.
Gift Finder uses sliders to filter through the 60,000 products available on notonthehighstreet.com to find a perfect gift for someone. It will ask you a number of questions such as whether the person you are shopping for is a keen traveller, or a sports lover, or a top chef in order to help you find suitable options. Once you see something you like or think they will like, you can buy it straight from the app, or tag the item to an event.
Download the Gift Finder app for free from iTunes.
If you’re looking for unique gifts and handmade treasures then Etsy is the App for you! You can do you’re whole Christmas shop on here and feel thoroughly satisfied that you’ve put some real thought into each and very gift. Download it here.
Create and send your own handwritten greetings cards straight from your iPad (or iPhone). Inkly lets you choose your card from over 1,300 designs. You can then write your message on a piece of paper, photograph it with your iPad camera, and transfer your handwriting (and sketches if you so wish) inside your chosen card. Then pinch it, zoom it or rotate it to suit. Pay £2.99 plus 49p first class postage and your handwritten card is printed and sent off for delivery.
Find thoughtful and useful gifts in seconds using Gift Professor. The handy app assists you in shopping for those tricky friends and family members with the help of a survey to narrow down your best options.
Get it for Android.
There’s no doubt that shopping during the Christmas season can be hard on your budget and your sanity, but HotUKDeals makes it much easier buy keeping you informed of the best local deals on trending items. Hang on to the app year ‘round and stock up as things go on sale with minimal effort.
Part app, part shop, part glossy magazine, Fancy is perfect for coveting lovely things and you can make a big old list of all your favourite things and purchase them then and there! So easy and really fun.
Get it for iOS