Have your family and friends already compiled their, very large, holiday wish lists this year? Fortunately, there’s an app for that (and more). A plethora of apps can make it easy for you to find the biggest and best deals online and in store, making it easier for you to either save money, or buy even more for the favorite people in your life. Here are five to help you through the holiday season.
Is there someone on your holiday shopping list who wants a big-ticket item? Then download this app, which makes it easy to invite family and friends and pool money together so you can split the cost. While this app can be used all year round – think of it as great for weddings, birthdays, and even graduations – it can also help around the holidays. Want to easily collect money from the office for a holiday party, for starters? You can do that, too. The app also allows you to pick out what exactly the gift will be as well.
Red Tag is useful in a few ways. If you’re too busy during the holidays, simply open the app and get connected with the latest deals and specials. The way it works is through allowing anyone to upload photos of deals as they come across it at stores. You’ll never lose out on a big discount again! Think of it as social shopping where there’s always a deal!
Harry’s Mens Shaving & Grooming
Do you need to get a great gift for a guy? Harry’s has been around for a while, but their app makes it easier than ever to order up high-quality razors for a great price. With terrific packaging, they offer a variety of products, including gift sets with razors. Get razor blades, shave gel, post shave balms, and other grooming supplies like foaming shaving gel, a daily face wash and more. It’s geared perfectly for the well groomed guy in your life, and makes for a perfect gift. You can purchase 3 different starter sets which come with beautifully designed razors, shaving cream, extra razors and other after shave creams.
The next time you want to send someone flowers for the holidays, skip the generic online stores that package up your flowers in cheap cellophane. BloomThat offers a variety of photos of flower options and what you see is what you get. So, whereas traditional retailers like 1800-Flowers gets delivered and the flowers often do not match what it looks like, BloomThat provides the freshest stems, the best experience, and blooms that always match the photo. You’ll also get text notifications as your flowers get to the destination.
Everyone loves a deal, right? Well, with Retale, the app, which is also available for Android devices, will show you local weekly deals and sales at stores that actually matter to you. Scroll through the ads, save coupons and even search for specific products, brands, or retailers. Retailers like Best Buy, Ace Hardware, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and others participate and you can create shopping lists of items you like and alerts for specific products, too.
Similar to the Retale app is Flipp, which offers weekly ads, shopping lists and coupons to help you search circular deals. Search by brand, item, or category for what you want and quickly find the least expensive option from top retailers in your area. So, instead of having to scroll through the coupon section, or guess what stores are having sales by going to them, simply open the app, and you can save time and money. Stores like Target, Walmart, and over 800 more retailers are on board this app too.
Want to print out this years photos from your Instagram and Facebook posts? Print Studio is a great app to deliver high quality prints in a variety of sizes, photo books, magnets, greeting cards, posters, and more. It’s a great idea for a gift for a friend, too. Simply gather up your photos, select what type of print you’d like – a photo for a frame, a photo book or other – and then pay either by Apple Pay or by using your credit card. The app is available for Android as well. It makes for a unique gift to give to a good friend, or to print out memories to save for yourself as the year comes to an end!
The Christmas List
Do you need to get organized this year and make sure everyone on your list is covered? This app will definitely help you. Set a list of people you want to give gifts to, and then even set a budget per person. You can add people through your phone contacts, and then enter multiple gifts like making a note. Think of it like a shopping list app so you wont forget what you wanted to buy for that specific person after you’ve decided who the lucky recipients will be this year.