Five free iPad apps that will sure shot help you with gifts planning this holiday season

Gift apps for holidays 2018

Holiday season has started and you are all set to buy gifts for your friends, family and near and dear ones. In this techy world iPad, smartphones come so handy and lets us organize our gifts, buy items,  search for travel, get finances checked and save money, and other holiday stuff we might be interested in.

There are hundreds of apps at app store to download that help us keep our gifting mood on the rise and list our shopping demands in control of budget as well as planned timely. Once you make your list, you won’t have to check it twice since a good gift-list app handles most of the hard work: syncing across platforms and figuring out which stores near your location have the items you’re looking for, as well as things like the sizes of your gift recipients.

Before you read further and get the apps and get help and services that they provide in your iPad, note that all apps are free and few may contain in app purchases. Also these app will certainly save you from some holiday spending thus maintaining the holiday budget. Many of these apps are very specifically Christmas-themed in name and look but function fine for any holiday at any time of the year.

1. Giftster

Giftster App

This app is a free app that you can download from the app store on your iPad. Giftster is the original lifetime gift registry, connecting family and close friends around gift giving occasions. Set it up once and use it year after year. You can invite your family members to join your own private gift idea sharing group, Mark gift ideas reserved or purchased so others don’t buy a duplicate gift,  Avoid duplicate gifts, poor gift choices, or having to rely only on gift cards.
Once you connect one or more of your family into a group, each family member logs in to update their own wish lists, and to view and reserve gifts on each other’s lists. Remember it does not work offline and requires iOS 10.0 or later.

2. Santa’s Bag

Santas Bag app

Santa’s Bag is a fun and easy-to-use app to help you manage your Christmas gift recipients, planning, shopping, and budgets. Each detail of the app is carefully designed to make sure you don’t forget anyone or anything. You can add Gifts, Ideas, Links, Favorite Merchants, Preferences, and Notes for each Recipient, Add Links, Photo, and Notes for each Gift, Get Gifts Ideas, select Favorite Merchants, and Search for Gifts. Download this free app from app store now and note that it requires 11.3 iOS to work all smooth.

3. Gift It

Gift it app

This app is designed to be a simple way to manage one of the most difficult times of the year.  You can do your Christmas shopping list that will help you organize and keep track of all the gifts for your family, friends, and loved ones this holiday season.  Think of “Gift It” as the personal assistant for all of your holiday organization. You can simply go to Settings and choose your method of removing a purchased gift from a Christmas list, change currencies and control your upgrades. You can download this free app now on your iPad and note that this app needs iOS 8.0 and above iPad.

4. GiftPlanner

Gift planner

GiftPlanner is perfect gift app for this holiday season. Keep your gift plan information, including gifts and ideas, stores and prices, purchase statuses, order and tracking numbers, photos, links, and more. You can send gifts directly from your iPad web browser to your GiftPlanner app with its innovative “bookmarklet”, letting you browse the web on your iPad device or your desktop or laptop computer and send pages directly to your list to be imported as new gifts without interrupting your shopping experience. You can scan barcodes using your device’s camera to quickly fill in product information or Add gifts directly from Safari with an action extension. Also  share your gift ideas with friends via Twitter or Facebook and Keep track of budgets for events and people. Download this free app now and it requires iOS 10.3 or later iPad.

5. Giftry app

Giftry app

This is another free app where you can shop for the best gifts for any occasion. Add gift ideas to your wishlist from any store the moment you see them! Share your wishlist with family and friends and mark gifts as purchased in the registry so others won’t buy the same thing. By using the Giftry app to create, store and exchange gift ideas and wishlists, your circle of family and friends can show how much they care by buying the best gifts. Download the free app now and it requires iOS 10.0 to work all smooth.

Besides these five best apps for gifting your loved ones this holiday season you can also use Amazon app or EBay app to do your shopping.