The holidays - with the joy of shimmering decorations and shiny bows - are right around the corner. And with the holidays comes holiday shopping which seems to go non-stop until January. There are plenty of coupon-clipping apps like RetailMeNot, which let you track down coupons to use. But what about when you're looking to budget ahead of time? And what about holiday office parties and Secret Santa get-togethers? We've brought together a list of smartphone apps to help you prepare before the season starts and make sure you get through it alive.
If you’re like most of us, the holidays are a whirlwind time focused on friends and family. That’s the good part. The bad part is trying to decide what sort of gifts to get your loved ones that will stand out and make them feel special. Our best suggestion? Don’t focus so much on what you’re going to buy, but who you’re buying it for. Most people fit into broad categories you can use that make shopping for them much easier.