One of the toughest challenges we have whenever there’s a celebration is what gifts to buy. As we grow older, the choices become tougher, especially with so many new items on the market. Fortunately, there are several apps that can help you select the perfect present for the holidays or a special occasion.
So, instead of pretending to be Santa in games or tracking him over the holidays, spend your valuable time looking for the ideal gift for friends and family. Here are the top apps that generate gift ideas without effort.
While we don’t live in the age of chivalry anymore, flowers are still beautiful gifts to send. Instead of looking at what’s available at the closest market, you can check from home with 1-800-Flowers. Not only can you browse a stunning collection from any local store, but you can also have the flowers delivered.
Despite the name, the app doesn’t only deliver flowers. There are also gift baskets and gourmet packages. You’ll need to register your details and payment methods, but there are presents for every occasion, including Christmas. Remember to attach a card with a special message.
I’m sure you already know this app pretty well. With Amazon Shopping, you can add items to your wishlist all year long for when the right occasion arrives. Did you know that it also suggests gifts for the holidays? You just have to wait for the right time to see them.
Usually, the recommendations page updates to align with specific events. Towards the end of the year, you’ll see suggestions for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. If your budget is a bit tight, I suggest you wait for items to go on sale and buy them when they fit your finances.
Giftagram takes gifts a step further than most apps. Not only does it provide ideas for your family or colleagues, but it integrates with your contact list. That means you’ll receive notifications for their birthdays, making sure you look like a thoughtful person. It’s ok; we won’t tell anyone you forgot.
When it comes to the end-of-the-year festivities, you’ll want to make sure you send your colleagues gifts before you go on leave. Giftagram is ideal for seeing where there are discounts and what the ideal presents will be for them.
Here’s an app that lets you search for gifts from participating stores and fetch them to save on your phone. You can then order the present at any time. That’s not the best part, though. If you make groups with friends and family, you can recommend gift ideas to each other secretly for one of the members.
If they’re also on Giftster, you can see any wish list items they’ve saved. It gives you the ability to see what they want and surprise them. Also, it will tell you if someone else has already reserved that gift or if it’s been duplicated. You’ll also have a record of all the presents you’ve sent thus far.
Have you ever been part of a Secret Santa event at work or home, ending up without any ideas for presents? Elfster: The Secret Santa App is the ideal solution, helping you add real or fake names for gift ideas. You can use it for any occasion, but Christmas is the one it’s mostly aimed at.
It works better if your colleagues or family members are also on the app. They can add items to their wishlist that you can access and view for ideas. You don’t necessarily have to buy that exact item, as you can get something similar. Elfster also has a handy event planner so everyone knows when the Secret Santa date and time is.
Have you ever considered letting your recipient see the gift first before sending it to them? Goody – Easy Gifting has a curated list of presents that many users have loved, letting you virtually wrap them. All you need to do is indicate which contact on your list you want to send it to.
From there, the recipient will receive a message with the virtual gift. After unwrapping it, they can decide if they would like it sent to their location as a physical present. You’ll have to pay if they choose to do so, so make sure you keep the funds in your account until then. You can also opt just to send a virtual gift with no delivery.
This app takes present ideas to the next level. As you see items someone might like throughout the year, you can add them to Christmas Gift List with the price value. It saves all the details for each of your contacts so you have a detailed registry for when the end of the year arrives.
It also helps with your budget. If you indicate how much you’re willing to spend on gifts, you can quickly see which will be the best options for your friends and family. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you don’t overspend these holidays.
Here’s another app that lets you list all the wonderful ideas you have for presents. Christmas Gift List Tracker also marks any purchases you make off the list while keeping it in the archives. In this way, you’ll quickly notice if you’re already given someone that same present a few years ago.
Find those perfect gifts
Now you have no excuse not to get that special someone a gift for Christmas or the holidays. With technology making our lives easier in some regards, your phone can help you determine the best present. It helps if you have access to a wishlist to buy something they’ll really appreciate. The time for guessing is over.