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Best apps for the iPhone: Apps for Christmas shopping

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Holiday shopping apps

Stick to your budget and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with these helpful Christmas shopping apps for your iPhone.
Holiday shopping apps
iPhone apps

holiday shopping apps

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for Christmas shopping.

Stick to your budget and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with these helpful Christmas shopping apps for your iPhone.

Better Christmas List

Holiday shopping apps

This highly-rated app is a must-have for holiday shopping. Download the Better Christmas List app and create your shopping lists — no more missed gifts or overspending. Make separate groups for family, friends, co-workers, etc. Set and track your budget, track what people have received in years past and much more. You can sort your shopping list by store or by urgency. And one of the best features is a passcode that keeps out snooping kids (or husbands).

Price: 99 cents

Christmas Budget

Holiday shopping apps

With this app, you can create your shopping list with names, how much you want to spend and gift ideas for each person. As you shop, the Christmas Budget app helps you keep track of expenditures to make sure you are staying within your budget. You can record purchases along the way to know what you've bought and who you still need to shop for.

Price: 99 cents Black Friday

Holiday shopping apps

The biggest shopping day of the year — Black Friday — is almost here. The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers flock to the malls and stores to get some of the hottest bargains of the year on everything from clothing to toys to electronics. With the Black Friday app you can stay on top of all the leaked ads and hot sales from major retailers in the days leading up to Black Friday.

Price: Free


Holiday shopping apps

Comparison shop wherever you are with the ShopSavvy barcode scanner and QR code reader. Simply scan or search for an item to find out the lowest price online as well as in local stores. This ShopSavvy app can give give you directions to local merchants, help you find coupon codes and rebates, find sales and shipping promos and much more. With this shopping app, you can make sure you are getting the best prices on Christmas gifts and anything else you are shopping for.

Price: Free

Christmas Countdown

Holiday shopping apps

With this fun app, you'll always know how many more shopping days are left until Christmas. The Christmas Countdown also plays holiday music (built-in or your own) and features Christmas animations that get larger and larger as the holiday approaches. This is a cute app that kids love.

Price: Free

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