There are two types of people: those who enjoy shopping, and those who don't. If you're not the type who loves wandering the mall looking for that perfect gift, you're in luck. There are tons of gift apps available these days that can help you find suitable presents for your friends and loved ones as needed. Have a look at our list of the best iPad apps for gifts.
The best iPad apps for gifts
1 Oct 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Gifts by Jifiti lets you browse gifts from popular brands and send them directly from the app. All you need to send it is the cell phone number or email address for the recipient. That person will receive a link to the gift and a gift card which they can use to purchase the gift you chose, or something else if they prefer. Then they enter their own shipping address and choose the preferred product details like color and size. Some of the gifts you can choose come from Aeropostale, Amazon, 1800 Flowers, Old Navy Starbucks, Gap, Best Buy, and more.
- Browse items from popular stores
- Send from within app
- Recipient gets link to item and a gift card
- Recipient inputs address and purchase details
- Free app to help with gifts
Canopy is an app designed to help improve your Amazon shopping experience. You can shop by brands and categories, or input personality type and and find gifts that way. The app helps you discover things that are new and popular. Create an account to receive personalized recommendations, save products, build collections, or follow other users with great taste. You can shop on canopy.co on your computer and pick up where you left off using your iPad. The app offers a Pinterest-type style of sharing and networking experience that helps you find and share the best products Amazon has to offer.
- Helps you discover amazing gifts on Amazon
- Find gifts by personality type or by category and brand
- Find out what's new and popular
- Follow people whose style you like
- Free iPad app for gifts
This app, currently available exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area, lets you sent out any number of items at the best available rate all around the world. Perfect for personal shipping and business use alike, this app will give you the most competitive rates for sending out your items. For each item shipped, users will also receive an insurance of up to $100 for each item free of charge.
- Shop packages anywhere in the world
- Get competitive rates
- Pick up and packaging services
- $100 worth of insurance per item for free
- Great for business shipping
Search and locate the most interesting products that have recently hit the market, or crowdfunding projects that have just launched. The app already contains a catalog of more than 12,000 products which are categorized into 144 categories to help users browse easily and find the products they would enjoy. The developers of this app add 12 new products daily to keep their collection relevant and fresh. The app also has a beautiful interface which showcases each product perfectly via photos, videos, and Augmented Reality.
- Catalog of over 12,000 products
- 144 categories for easy browsing
- 12 new products added daily
- Beautiful interface for product imagery
- Exclusive deals and discounts to get you the best value
Gift It is a Christmas shopping list app that helps you keep track of gifts for everyone on your list. It works like a personal assistant to make sure you not only don't forget to buy for someone, you never get the wrong thing again. You can duplicate, edit, share, and delete your Christmas lists in the Your List screen, and swiping moves a gift to the bottom of a list or to the Purchased Gifts section. You can see your list progress according to percentage of completeness or by a color scale.
- Christmas shopping list
- Track gifts for everyone on your list
- Get the perfect gifts and never forget anyone
- Easy to organize your list
- Free with in-app purchases
El Gifto is a personal shopper app that will help you find great gifts for anyone. Choose a friend from social media or your contacts and input details about their personality and what occasion the gift is for, how much you want to spend, and the app will offer you a bunch of ideas. The more you use the app, the more it learns what kind of gifts you like to give, and the user interface is simple and attractive. You can look at color images, ratings, reviews, and full descriptions of all items before you buy, and there are no fees for ordering it online. If you'd rather wait, save the items you're looking at for another time.
- Personal shopper app
- Intuitive technology learns what kind of gifts you're looking for
- Large range of similar items available for comparison shopping
- Get great gift suggestions
- Free iPad app for gifts
GiftPlanner helps you keep your special events and gifts for those events neatly organized. Keep gift plan info like photos, price, purchase status, store, and more in this one app. You can use this for any holiday or event, and it's easy to send gifts to the app from your computer or mobile browser using the “bookmarklet” tool. There is no limit to the number of people, events, and gifts you can add, and it's easy to track your contacts' wish lists and interests. You can also set events in the Notification Center so you can see countdowns.
- Keep track of events and gifts
- Put all gift plan info in one place
- Good for any event or holiday
- Scan barcodes to quickly fill in product fields
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade
The Christmas Gift List Free is a holiday shopping list app. Add all the names of people you want to buy gifts for using your Contacts list quickly and easily so you don't forget anyone. The app offers budgeting and analytics and shows you your shopping stats with charts. It offers optional password protection in the event you have snoopy people around, and you can sort people by groups. It's easy to track gift by status so you can quickly see what gifts you still have to buy, and you can even take photos of gifts.
- Countdown until Christmas or New Year
- Sort people by groups
- Add people from your Contacts
- Different filters to easily find what you need
- Free with separate purchase for full version
Giftster is a family gift registry app so you will get gifts right, every time. Just invite your family members to join your private gift idea sharing group. You can use Fetch to auto-add items from any website, add a Secret Santa draw to your group, and mark gift ideas as purchased or reserved so other users don't buy a duplicate. List makers can't see what has been purchased from their list so it's always a surprise. You can even just use the app to create your own list and share it to your friends and family to make it easier for them to find you gifts for your special event.
- Only buy things people actually want and need
- Ask your friends and family to join your group
- Mark items as purchased or reserved so no duplicates are purchased
- Make your own list and share it
- Free iPad app for gifts
Gifted is another gift list management app for you to try. This one has more features than some of the others, so it's worth the money. You can import people and birthday/anniversary dates from Facebook or Contacts; include the likes, dislikes and clothing sizes for your recipients; and add photos of both the people and of gift ideas for each person. You can set a budget per event so you don't spend too much, and keep track of how much you've spent per person and in total. Sort gifts by person, price, event, status, and store, and you can even customize which gifts go into the budget totals. There's no limit to the number of people and gifts you can add, and you can keep a gift history for each past event and for each person. This really is the be-all, end-all gift management app.
- Easily import recipients from Contacts and Facebook
- Create shopping lists with stores, notes, prices
- Custom notifications
- Optional passcode protection
- Gift history