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4 Holiday gift-buying apps

In Apps, Tech by Portia Stewart2 Comments

Forget making your list, and checking it twice. These 4 holiday gift-buying apps make your Christmas shopping and spending easy.

The Christmas List

The Christmas List

The Christmas List app lets you keep track of all your Christmas gift purchases, ideas and to-do lists. You can organize every person on your list into separate groups — family, friends, coworkers etc. You can even add photos to each person’s Christmas list to keep it fun and personal. Add gift items by browsing by store and categorize each product into “must have”, “definitely want” or “maybe”. It is easy to keep track of your gift spending by each group and stay under budget. You can email or share your list on Facebook. Your To Do list will give you information about how many gifts you purchased, wrapped, shipped and received.

The Christmas List app is available for $1.99 on iOS.

Cool Hunting Gift Guide

Cool Hunting Gift Guide

Find classic and unique gifts for each person on your Christmas list! Browse by product categories like handmade, jewelry, paper goods, green etc. Lots of unique gift finds for the tech-savvy and stylish people on your list. You can also browse and sort gifts by budget.  Cool Hunting Gift Guides also has some cool features like viewing videos from product creators and designers. This app is visually appealing, showcasing gifts in high-res images.

Cool Hunting Gift Guide app is available on iOS for free.

Santa's Bag

Santa’s Bag

The Santa’s Bag app is an all-in-one Christmas gift giving and spending app. It imports recipients from your contact list, allows you to plan gifts, create wish lists and shopping lists. Budget-wise you can set a gift giving budget and track financial progress. Create your budget for each recipient and see how much you have spent and how much you have left over. It has a countdown of how many days, hours, minutes and seconds until Christmas and has a Christmas gift giving dashboard. Its simple layout makes it easy to navigate.

Santa’s Bag app is available on iOS for free.


Shop Savvy

Shop Savvy assures that you get the best bang for your buck when shopping for Christmas gifts. Scan a bar code for a gift that you are interested in, and Shop Savvy compares prices of the gift from other stores. This app locates sale prices from top retailers like Target, Overstock, Urban Outfitters and more. You can even share the product information with friends and family to let them know what your Christmas gift of choice is, while saving them money. It also has a mapping feature that shows you how far that sale item is from you.

No more guessing what your friends and family want for Christmas! The gift recipients can add product items to their list and you can automatically receive notifications when they do. You can even create your own list so your friends and family know what to get you. It’s a win-win!

ShopSavvy app is available for free on for iOS and Andriod.



Meet the Author | Portia Stewart

Portia is owner and writer of Sugar Tot, a mom blog specializing in toddler tech and creative play. She is a mommy to a nonstop, sugar-filled two-year old, Baby D. Portia is always testing out the latest tech toys, apps and crafts. No stranger to exploring awesome cities, Portia is a San Francisco native turned Orange County transplant. You’ll find her discovering kid-friendly places all over Southern California on her blog.


  1. We had no idea there were apps like this! From finding the lowest prices to keeping track of the gifts we purchase, these apps make holiday shopping so much easier! We will be tweeting your holiday gift-buying apps to our followers from our Twitter account, @OncorPML. Thanks for sharing!

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