Have an ‘appy Christmas!

Christmas seems to come with a never-ending list of things to do, from picking the perfect Secret Santa gift to wrapping up all your purchases. Take the stress out of the season with these handy apps to help with everyday tasks or supply hours of festive fun.


  • Gift Wrapping Instant Expert

Wrap your presents like a pro with this handy wrapping app. Includes how-to videos on wrapping, creating bows and making custom gift tags. 69p from iTunes.

  • Sleeps to Christmas – Christmas Countdown

Keep track of exactly how long it is until Christmas day with this festive countdown, accompanied by your favourite Christmas music. Available free on iTunes.

  • Santa Tracker by Onteca

Track Santa around the world as he prepares for Christmas Day. The perfect app for excited kids (and adults). £1.49 for iPhone or iPad or free for Android.

  • Secret Santa

Stuck for ideas for the office Secret Santa? Spin the Secret Santa Tombola and let Santa pick the perfect gift! Free for iPhone and iPad.

  • Talking Santa

Download a virtual Santa on your smartphone for hours of entertainment. Speak into your microphone and listen to Santa repeat your message; poke, tickle or throw a snowball at Santa; and tap on his sack of gifts to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice. Available for iPhone, iPad or Android.

  • ElfYourself

A hilarious app that transforms you and your loved ones into dancing elves. Provides hours of festive fun. Free on iPhone and iPad.

  • Christmas Shopping List (UK edition)

This helpful Christmas app lets you plan your shopping lists, keep track of what you’ve bought and stay on top of your budget. 69p from iTunes.


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