Holiday gift shopping is a daunting task and can completely overwhelm you.  What to get?  How much to spend?  Where to find it?

Oh, my!

App's to the rescue!  Phone Apps!

flickr/ Johan Brook

There are phone App's for almost everything, and holiday shopping is no different.  Here are some really cool ones I found:

  • Gift Plan - $2.99 - available for the iPhone and iPad - This app will sync with Facebook birthdays and keep track of special events to remind you when it is time to buy gifts.  This app can even help keep you on budget!
  • Packages - $.99 - available for the iPhone and iPad - This app will help you find the right gift!  All you have to do is enter the relationship to the recipient and the amount that you want to spend.
  • Discount Calculator - Free - available for the iPhone and iPad - Keeping track of discounts on items can get pretty confusing when you're out shopping.  This simple app easily calculates the costs including tax and lets you know the final price of an item before you get to the register.
  • Shop Savvy - Free - available for the iPhone and iPad - This app will let you comparison shop on the spot.  All you have to do is scan the barcode of an item.  The app shows you if there are better deals on the same product at other local stores or online.
  • Bartab - Free - available for the iPhone and iPad - This app allows you to treat your friends to a drink, no matter where they are!

All very cool.  Now you don't have any excuse...get shopping!