Right now, holiday shoppers are flooding the stores looking for gifts for their loved ones, and it only gets worse from here on out. The malls and stores will become increasingly busy with holiday shoppers up to that very last minute buyer on Christmas Eve. Don’t put yourself in that situation–It’s stressful, and nothing sucks more than having to tell the kids that Santa is running late this year, and that’s why they didn’t get that iPod Touch or DSi.
Let’s take a look at four Apps you can use to help you manage your Christmas list and make sure that you don’t leave anyone out:
1) Windowshop by Amazon
We checked this out a few weeks back and fell in love. It’s free, and it lets us do all of our shopping on the iPad. It’s easy to use, and the interface is very quick to navigate. In fact, this is where I’ve been doing a lot of my Christmas shopping.
2) Santa’s Bag
This is one of our favorite of the bunch. It helps you do everything you need: figure out a budget, create a list of recipients along with gift ideas and even plan where to buy. You can see how much you are spending on each recipient and set a budget limit. For example, the kids may have a $100 to $200 budget, while more distant relatives may have a $20 or $30 budget.
3) Gifts HD
This one has the prettiest interface of all the Apps. It’s also built for the iPad. It lets you create a list of the people you want to purchase for, create a budget, a gift list and a calculator. The best thing about the App’s design is that it’s made to look like a desktop with sticky notes and sheets of paper. The downside is the price, but hey, it’s for Christmas gifts…right?
4) Target for iPad
Want to plan your Christmas shopping before you run to the store? This App will help you do that. It’s Target for iPad, which is essentially the weekly Target ad in iPad form. You can create your shopping list and find target locations in your area. Then drop by your local store and make your purchases.
Don’t Be Left With Nothing to Give
Putting together a list and having a place to shop from will help ensure that you don’t leave anyone out and that you do your holiday shopping before time runs out. No one wants to be running through the store frantically on Christmas Eve looking for a My Size Barbie and figuring out how Santa is going to sneak it into the house without the kids noticing.