Apps to Download for the Holidays

Ah the holidays, the time of the year where people give gifts and reflect on the year before looking forward to the future that lies ahead. However, with the invention of smartphones doing these things has never been easier! Whether it is remembering how far your relationship has come to buying something for that special someone these apps will streamline your holidays and make things a bit easier on you.



Timehop is touted as “The Social Time Capsule”. Similar to Facebook’s feature “On This Day” Timehop goes through all of your social media whether it be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. and helps you remember old posts that you might have forgotten about, to which you can later share to various social networks. The app is available for free for iOS and Android.



Let’s face it, there’s nothing like getting handmade gifts for the holidays. So imagine finding a store with high quality handcrafted gifts done by very passionate people; that’s Etsy in a nutshell. More known for its relationship with internet fandoms, Etsy has a wide array of handcrafted gifts from clothes to accessories to even jewelry. If you want to buy some high quality crafts, I recommend browsing Etsy. The app is available for free for iOS and Android.


Gyft-Logo-Red-RGB-If you don’t know what your friend or loved one wants for the holidays you could always send them a gift card to their favorite place via Gyft. Gyft is an app where not only can you manage all your gift cards in one convenient app, but also lets you buy e-gift cards and send them to whoever you want. You can buy gift cards from over 200 retailers including Starbucks, Whole Foods, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. and all the while earning Gyft Points which allow you to save on future e-gift card purchases. Plus Gyft works with both Apple Pay and Android Pay, and accepts Bitcoins to pay for gift card purchases. If you want an app that stores your gift cards while simultaneously buying the same ones for your friends or family, this app is for you. The app is available for free on iOS and Android.


These apps are just the tip of the Christmas tree. On both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store there are sections dedicated to make your holiday season great. I recommend checking out their selections as well as reading the reviews for said apps before you install them. Have a happy holiday season and may your 2016 be brighter than your phone’s flash!


Let us know what your favorite holiday apps are below!