Five Helpful Apps for Holiday Shopping 

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Five Helpful Apps for Holiday Shopping 

 by: Jasmine Reed

Holiday Shopping might be one of the most challenging things you do all year. There are so many gifts to buy and so many deals to try to keep up with. It can be a lot, and we get it. So, this year, we want to help make your holiday shopping as stress-free as possible. We came up with a list of five useful apps that will hopefully alleviate your holiday shopping woes and bring back the joy and fun you once had doing it. Check out the list below! 



Amazon must be at the top of the list, because you can find any and everything here. They have a variety of products and gadgets that will be the perfect fit for every person on your list. Also, the Prime Membership comes in handy for the procrastinating holiday shoppers, with its free 2-day shipping perk! We highly recommend starting here for all your Christmas gifting needs.  


  • ETSY 

For those who like to add a personal and unique touch to their holiday gifting, Etsy is the perfect app for you. The great thing about this app is that there’s tons of products and goods that you wouldn’t necessarily find anywhere else. Plus, majority of the items sold are handmade, so you can rest assured there’s an extra amount of care and love going into the production of your perfect gift. Our suggestion would be to order your gifts weeks in advance, to account for the length of time it’ll take to make and ship your items.  

A bonus is that some of the Etsy shops offer gift wrapping options, for a small fee! How awesome is that?  



For those of you who have big families, friend groups and just tons of people and gifts you must keep up with, this app allows you to put all of that in one place. The Lite version of this app is free, but there is a full version that’s 99 cents. The only difference between the two versions is that with the full one, you don’t have to deal with pesky ads or banners, you get to sync lists between various apple devices, and you can archive gifts from past years. Some cool features of the app we wanted to highlight, that are available on both versions, include: sorting people by groups (family, friends, co-workers, etc.), track gifts by status (idea, need to buy, bought, shipped, wrapped, etc.), budgeting analytics and more!  



This is a great way to make your money work for you this Holiday season, and year-round. Ibotta allows you to earn cash back on purchases made from major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Etsy, Ulta, QVC, Bloomingdales, Gap and more! It’s super easy to use, too. You just create an account, shop, scan the barcode on the bottom of your receipt and earn! You can start cashing out once you’ve earned $20.  



Last, but not least, we’ve added on this app for all our bargain shoppers. Shopular brings you the hottest deals for tons of major retailers all in one app, so it’s super convenient. You also have the chance to earn up to 25% cash back when your shop via the app.  What a great way to save money and get rewarded for it. Also, there’s a $10 welcome bonus when you sign up! You’re welcome!  

Who says holiday shopping has be stressful and chaotic? We sure don’t! We hope these apps make your Christmas shopping experience merry and bright.  

Khiari Mcalpin