Put the Happy Back in Your Holidays: Apps to keep track of your finances and shopping list

Put the Happy Back in Your Holidays: Apps to keep track of your finances and shopping list

If you are looking to streamline your holiday shopping this year, there are plenty of apps that will keep you on time and on budget.

We all know how stressful the holidays can be, especially when it comes to getting the perfect gift for your loved ones. And there’s nothing worse than realizing you forgot to shop for someone. So, these apps will keep track of that shopping list for you and help you save money.

1. Santa’s Bag is the must have holiday budgeting app. With Santa’s Bag you can keep track of your budget and every person you need to buy gifts for. Keep track of the presents you’ve purchased and ordered, when they’ll arrive, and even which gifts still need to be wrapped. And Santa’s Bag will tell you if all those planned gift purchases will push you over or under your budget.

2. Slickdeals is a great bet for finding some of the best deals this holiday season. Coupons and codes are submitted by users, then vetted by other users. Editors then pick the best deals of the day for the app’s home page. You can even use code words to get alerts about specific items or stores you’re looking for.

3. The Christmas List is an app that organizes your lists for you. Put in your recipients, the items you want awhere you want to shop, then The Christmas List then creates specialized shopping lists for each store you go to. You can also share those lists with others. But, unlike the other apps, which are free, this one comes with a price tag of $2.99.

4. Giftster is great for tech-savy families and not just for the holidays. Each family member can create their own wish lists, which the others can see. It’s the best way to make sure that each person gets the gift of their dreams this year.

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