Mobile apps to help with your holiday gift list
The holidays are here, which marks the start of countless shopping trips and long to-do lists. While this might seem like nothing more than a chore, some apps can help you organize your shopping lists, hunt down the best deals, and make holiday shopping as easy as possible. Here are the eight best apps for holiday shopping that you should start using ASAP:
RetailMeNot is a free coupon app where you can find coupons to use on your phone. You can browse through the coupons offered for stores near your location and get coupon codes if you’re shopping online. You can even set up notifications to find out when sales start.
2. Santa’s Bag
Do you have a lot of gifts to buy? If so, staying organized is essential! Santa’s Bag lets you make a list of the people you need to buy for, and you can also set budgets. Not only that, but you can save gift ideas on the app and print out lists.
If you prefer doing all your holiday shopping online, then Giftagram is just what you need. You can shop through the app, pick out gifts for everyone on your list, and then purchase them through the app and have the gifts sent to their house.
4. PayPal Honey
The PayPal Honey app finds valid coupons and discount codes for all your favorite stores — it applies the best available coupon codes to your cart at checkout. You can also save items from different retailers to your Droplist and get instant alerts when the price drops.
When you’re looking for custom, handmade or vintage gifts, there’s no better place than the Etsy app. Positioned like an online flea market, you can find tons of unique and niche items from local and small businesses. With so many creators in the palm of your hand, it’s also the perfect place to reach out and potentially order or commission one-of-a-kind designs.
The OG of online auction sites, the eBay app, is still one of the best places to find whatever’s on your list for discounted prices. From limited-edition sports memorabilia to in-demand designer items, you can bid on (or instantly buy) tons of gifting grail items.
Love saving money during your shopping trips? Shopular aggregates coupons, online cashback, weekly ads, promo codes, and markdowns from your selected favorite stores, and it updates you daily, so you never miss a sale. Plus, you can earn up to 25 percent cash back when you shop online using the app. One thing to note is Shopular primarily focuses on fashion retailers.
Target has an app that lets you have all their coupons at your fingertips, and you can use it while shopping there. The app can also scan barcodes for prices, read reviews, and see available deals. There are even store maps and aisle locators to help you get around.