Apps To Make Your Holiday To-do List Lighter

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season can create a lot of stress too. Here are some handy apps that can help your holiday season run smoothly…
Some of you may have started your Christmas tasks early and are now sitting back, waiting for the big day. But for the rest of us, we may well be in for a last-minute holiday crunch. If you happen to be one of the latter, there might be something you can do to help your late December errands run go just a little bit faster.
It seems nowadays that there is an app for just about everything and the holiday season is no exception. Below are a few helpful tools that can get your holidays up and running with less stress and at lower cost, and all are available for both iOS and Android. We’ve made a list of all of our favorites below:

If you happen to find yourself sitting in line just a bit longer than you would like, you can use that extra time to save a few dollars. The RetailMeNot app can connect you to coupons for all your favorite stores in the time it takes you to wait to check out.

Are you a disorganized shopper? This is the app for you. Gift It acts as a personal shopper assistant to keep track of your to-do list and budget while providing you a countdown to the big day. If you have family members who also use the app you can collaborate and share your lists for optimized gifting.

Pinterest is the go-to app when you have no idea what to buy or where to buy it. Quickly find helpful gift suggestions and if you are really feeling ambitious you can even find a few that you can make yourself. Who can beat a homemade gift?

This app is for the majority of us who love the idea of a homemade gift, but lack either the time or expertise to create such masterpieces. Etsy is an easy to navigate and purchase app for all things crafty and cute. Oh and they have great shipping options so your holiday shopping is delivered right to your door.

This app is a must-have for all the little people in your life. The NORAD app is a mobile counterpart to their popular NORAD Tracks Santa website. Track Santa Claus as he travels from the North Pole to your chimney while delighting your young family. There are also bonus offers of games and exportation in an iPad version for children who are anxiously awaiting the big day. Oh and as the big guy gets closer you can increasingly remind your little ones that Santa can only visit when they are tucked warmly in their beds. Bring on the sugarplums!

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