If you feel lost without your smartphone or tablet, then here are a few ideas for some apps that will get you into the holiday spirit.

Advent calendars

Of course, no advent candies are included with these apps but they do help to pass the time (and to have fun) until December 24 rolls around.

iTunes: Advent App lets you create and receive personalized and fun Advent calendars on your smartphone. Include the songs and videos you love, the pics that make you smile and the quotes and gifs that light up your day to make an unforgettable and beautiful Advent calendar for the people you care about.

Google Play: With MyAdvent you can create your own personalized calendar in just minutes and share it with as many friends as you want.


Some really useful apps can help you keep track of gift requests from family and friends, while others suggest some original gift wrapping ideas. Apps can also help you write directly to Santa Claus — these days he’s as hooked on technology as you are!

iTunes: Gifted is an elegant way to organize gifts, people, events and budgets — all year, every year. It's gift management made simple.

Google Play: The Christmas List app is an easy-to-use app to help you organize your Christmas lists and budget so you can spend less time buying presents for the ones you love and more time being present with the ones you love.


If you’ve mailed some of your gifts you’ll be happy to know that parcel tracking is now available with a click of the finger. Some big companies specializing in mail and package deliveries also have their own apps.

iTunes: With Parcel users can promptly access tracking information for 300 delivery services, including UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL and many other postal services.

Google Play: With Deliveries for Android you can keep track of all your parcels at a glance. Wherever you are, just add the delivery via its tracking ID and find out where it is.


No idea what to serve your visitors this Christmas? There are tons of apps out there packed with mouth-watering recipes ranging from cookies to turkeys.

iTunes: If you’re looking for 170,000 recipes but don’t want to pay a thing, the Big Oven app is for you. Users can store grocery lists and plan meals months in advance using Big Oven for iPhone or Android.

Google Play: Impress your guests this holiday with some quick and easy holiday delights with our Holiday Recipes app. Holiday Recipes app gives you all your favorite delicacies in one place.


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