At some point or another you will buy a gift for a loved one, perhaps a family member, that best friend of yours, or your significant other. These apps are dedicated to helping you keep your gift buying organized and on budget, they can remind you of upcoming occasions, and some even make it possible to order a gift and have it delivered to the recipient’s house on your behalf.
The best gifts apps for the iPhone
2 Aug 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Amazon has changed the way we shop for ourselves and others, but it can often be a task rummaging through pages and pages of products to find the item which is just right. Canopy is an app that aggregates products available on Amazon but curated to suit the needs of the customers they are serving. Users can search for presents through type or product or brand, but also look for presents by personality type. A canopy account can be used to save products, receive recommendations, build collections and follow other people.
- Curated products available on Amazon
- Various search options
- Save products for later
- Receive recommendations on what to buy
- Syncs across desktop and iOS
Here is an app provides users with a comprehensive video shopping guide for products in various categories including Tech, Gaming, Beauty, Fashion, Home, and Kitchen. Items can be added to the cart while the video is playing. Users can follow thee channels they find appealing, whether it's a make-up artist or the latest tech gadget review. Wishlists can be created, votes can be made, and giveaways can be joined by users.
- Wide range of products covered
- Follow your favorite channels
- Create wishlists
- Vote on products
- Join giveaways
Featured on Mashable, Product Hunt, and PC Magazine, this app aims to help its users untangle the technobabble and find the best gadget for themselves or as a gift. The app has an inventory of a whopping 12,000 products segregated into 145 categories. What's more is that there are 12 new products added on a daily basis. This is also a great place to look for a bargain as the app will alert you towards offers and deals of the day.
- Daily updates with 12 new items
- Wishlists that can be public or private
- 12,000 products in 145 categories
- Find great deals
- Great for gift-hunting
WISHUPON - A Universal Shopping Wishlist
Creating wishlists can be a lot of fun, but with so many different online stores, it can be difficult to have it all in one place. This app solves that problem as it allows users to save shopping lists from different stores including Amazon, AliExpress, Fancy, and more in one convenient app. Wishes can be saved with just one tap using the "Share" feature in Safari on the iPhone or iPad. The best part is that the app will track the product prices for you and alert you when it's a good time to buy. The app also provides users with recommendations and offers based on a personalized algorithm.
- Save products to a single wishlist
- Add to wishlist in one touch
- Tracks price changes
- Recommendations and offers
- Free app
It may not always be apt or easy to find a present for someone. Flowers serve as a foolproof present, as they are appreciated by everyone and can brighten up a room instantly. This app lets users send flowers, bouquets, and presents to 195 countries around the world! Procrastinators will be happy to know that they also take last-minute orders, delivering flowers on the same day if necessary. Wedding flowers can also be bought from here. This is a free app which is reliable and easy to use.
- Send flowers, plants, and gifts
- Send to 195 countries
- Same day flower delivery available
- Wedding flowers
- Easy-to-use, free app
Focused on fashion products, 6pm is a shopping app that contains items from thousands of brands. The large scale dealing ensure that amazing deals are offered to customers; up to 70% off the retail price. With such a large number of items, this app has a detailed search function with many filters that can be applied to narrow down results. With 6pm, you have the best fashion shopping deals right there in your pocket.
- 1000's of brands
- Shopping deals
- Search and filter options
- Massive discounts
- Shop from anywhere, anytime
Here's another universal wishlist app which allows users to curate and save items from stores around the web in a single location. This app's unique quality is the curation - not only does it allow users to curate and recommend items, but it also provides curated items that can be searched for by topic and saved directly to the wishlist. Once saved, price alerts will ensure the best price. If someone buys an item of a user's wishlist, the user is given a commission.
- Explore new types of products
- Save products from various stores
- Receive price alerts
- Earn commissions
- Universal app
No matter how hard one tries, it's impossible to buy the perfect gift every time, so Gifts by Jifiti is a fantastic app to address this problem. Here is how it works - when you buy a present for someone through the app, it sends the recipient a link to the gift, along with a gift card of equal value that can be used by the recipient to purchase that gift, or something else. This also ensures that the person receiving the gift is able to pick the size and color of their preference. Presents can be sent from various shops ranging from Adidas to Amazon, Sur La Table to Spa Finder.
- Sends an equivalent gift card
- Receiver can choose another gift
- Receiver can choose their preferred size and color
- Variety of shops to choose from
- Free gifts app
If you're tired to receiving the same old presents over and over, then it might be a good idea to use this app to give your friends and family some help picking a gift. Create wishlists that you can share instantly with those who love you, so that for once you truly receive the presents that you want and need, saving you time and money in the process. The app is packed with a ton of helpful features including birthday reminders for your friends and family. There's also an option where you can start a fundraiser project and allow members to contribute.
- Create unlimited wishlists
- Receive better presents!
- Share wishlists
- Birthday reminders
- Fundraising option
Although we may be close to many people, it is highly unlikely we know their full addresses. Perhaps it's a colleague, or a person you met on Tinder. This app allows users to send flowers and presents to others without knowing their home address. The way it works is that after you purchase a present, it generates a link allowing the recipient to enter their own address. There are no additional fees. Furthermore, gifts can be accompanied by a multimedia greeting to give a warmer and more personal feel to it. Your giftee will never know the price of your gift, nor will you have to pay for it unless he or she chooses not to redeem the gift.
- Send presents without a home address
- Flowers and presents
- No hidden fees
- Multimedia greetings
- Price hidden from recipient