If you’ve owned a smartphone for long, then you know that there’s an app for practically everything, and post-divorce holiday shopping is not an exception.
Buying gifts for friends and family can be fun, but there are a couple of downsides: you’re likely on a budget and when you’re buying for the kids, you want to make sure that you and your ex don’t buy the same item from the wishlist.
Below are some free shopping apps that can help you manage a wishlist, find bargains, and even find your car in a parking lot that’s filled to capacity.
Santa’s Bag is a festive and convenient combination of shopping list and budget tracker. You can import people from your contacts to create a Christmas list for friends, family, and coworkers. Once everyone has been accounted for, you can budget for their gifts, input their wishlists, and keep track of gift ideas, all while a Christmas countdown clock ticks in the background. NOTE: This app is only for iOS users, but if you have an Android device, then the next app is for you.
Christmas is less than a month away, so you’re probably getting gift ideas heaped on you by the kids and other loved ones. The Christmas Gift List app makes it easier to manage your holiday shopping and budget. It also lets you set reminders for when to wrap gifts and password-protect your list to protect it from curious eyes.
CouponCabin gives you the best of both worlds: access to retailer promo codes and a cash back feature. It has partnered with over 3,500 popular shops like Macy’s, Target, and Home Depot and lets you get cash back in the form of a check, Amazon gift card, PayPal, or Chase Payment. You can shop, save, and earn all in one go.
This free app also lets you organize gift lists for the kids and other family members, but when your older children join Giftster, you can see their wish lists and buy items with a single click. There is even a Secret Santa feature, which is ideal for office gift exchanges.
Getting to the mall before everyone else is the fun part- what’s not so enjoyable is navigating a crowded parking lot, trying to figure out where you left your car. With this app, which is available for both iOS and Android users, you can locate your vehicle using GPS and avoid playing hide-and-go-seek.
The first holiday season after divorce will always involve challenges, but thanks to these digital resources, gift shopping doesn’t have to be one of them.
If you have questions regarding divorce in New York State, then contact the law office of Jayson Lutzky. Mr. Lutzky is a Bronx lawyer handling divorce and family court cases. He offers free initial in-office consultations. Set up an appointment by call 718-329-9500.