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21 Apps That Will Make Your Christmas Shopping Easy

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1. Santa's Bag

4.5/5 Rating, Free

This insanely helpful app will help you organise all of your Christmas shopping. With tools for budgeting, allocating gifts, keeping track of present ideas and shopping to-do lists, and a built in countdown to Christmas, it's like having your very own North Pole at your fingertips.

Get it for iOS.

2. Shpock

4.5/5 Rating, Free

Forget eBay, if you're looking for a specific and singular gift, check out Schpock. The helpful app acts as an online boot sale and allows local buyers and sellers to connect over high quality second hand items, meaning you're bound to find a deal, and there's no fear of last-minute shipping hold-ups before the big day.

Get it for iOS and Android.

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5. Amazon

3.5/5 Rating, Free

Amazon's Wish List function is unbeatable when it comes to Christmas shopping. Make lists for what you want, collect lists from friends and family and mark off what you've bought for other shoppers (but not the list maker!) to see to avoid double purchases. You can even list and mark off gifts that are available elsewhere on the web.

Get it for iOS and Android.

6. Quick Scan

4/5 Rating, Free

Find the best deals without running all over town using Quick Scan. The handy app lets you scan the barcode of a potential gift and will let you know if anywhere in your area is selling it for cheaper.

Get it for iOS. Android users should check out Red Laser.

7. My Christmas Wishlist

4.5/5 Rating, Free

Make sending letters to Santa a breeze with this app from Argo tailored for kids' Christmas lists. The image based app lets kids choose their most desired christmas items, and also offers games and drawing apps inside. Mum and Dad can use the app to make quick purchases (but don't worry, kids won't be able to access purchase options on their own!)

Get it for iOS and Android.

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8. GiftPlanner

3.5/5 Rating, Free

This incredibly helpful shopping app allows you to import friends' and family's wish lists and purchase online from multiple retailers within the app. Once it's bought, the app will mark it done and you can move on to the next.

Get it for iOS.

9. Geek – Smarter Shopping

4.5/5 Rating, Free

Find trending gadgets at their cheapest using this handy shopping guide app. The app will help you find gifts for your tech-inclined friends at 50-80% off so there's still room for you to afford the latest too.

Get it for iOS and Android.

10. No More Socks

4.5/5 Rating, £1.49

Get the perfect gift for friends and family every time with No More Socks, which lets you keep a profile on friends and family. Keep a resource of their likes, dislikes, gift ideas, and past gift successes to find the next perfect Christmas present in no time,

Get it for iOS.

11. Polyvore

4.5/5 Rating, Free

Polyvore lets users build outfits from pieces by retailers around the world, and makes it easy to buy practical and fashionable gifts in one click. If you know a fashionista (or are one!), use Polyvore to get them their desired outfit pieces, or use the app to curate your own wish list to hand out to friends and family.

Get it for iOS and Android.

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13. Gift Professor

3/5 Rating, Free

Find thoughtful and useful gifts in seconds using Gift Professor. The handy app assists you in shopping for those tricky friends and family members with the help of a survey to narrow down your best options.

Get it for Android.

14. The Christmas List

4.5/5 Rating, £1.49

Organise every step of the Christmas shopping process with The Christmas List. This fantastic app doesn't just provide a budget and shopping list breakdown, but follow up purchases with wrapping reminders and shipping tracking so you can breathe easy for the holidays.

Get it for iOS.

16. HotUKDeals

4/5 Rating, Free

There's no doubt that shopping during the Christmas season can be hard on your budget and your sanity, but HotUKDeals makes it much easier buy keeping you informed of the best local deals on trending items. Hang on to the app year 'round and stock up as things go on sale with minimal effort.

Get it for iOS and Android.

18. uShop

3.5/5 Rating, Free

Access all of your favourite retailers from one location using this streamlined online shopping service. Search for wish list items across a wide range of UK shops and check out directly from the app instead of collecting a zillion tabs as you try to find the perfect gift.

Get it for Android.

20. IBM Watson Trend

4/5 Rating, Free

If you're completely stumped for gift ideas, check out the IBM Watson Trending app. This app designed specifically for Christmas shopping taps into the latest buying trends around the world to let you know what's hot across multiple categories.

Get it for iOS.

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