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Shopping Apps that Make Buying Gifts for the Holidays Easier

With the holiday season approaching I like to get a head start on my shopping plan. I rarely leave it to the last minute. I love the malls at in December with all the decorations and Christmas music playing. What I do not like is to be frantically searching those same stores looking for the perfect gift. It is nice to stroll through at your leisure knowing that your gifts are taken care of. Drum roll please! Here are a couple of my favourite shopping apps. Buying the perfect gift has never been easier!

giftagram app


This app is amazing! You can scroll through thoughtful gift ideas — some of them made locally! Once you find an item you love you can send it straight to the doorstep of your recipient.

Some highlights:

  • Gifts to please all demographics
  • Easy, quick
  • Options for every budget

There are sections to help narrow down your search. You can browse through best sellers, home items, gifts for her and more. Some of the options are even edible treats! When I signed up I also received a $20 credit to spend however I liked. It is user friendly, with great selection. The app is free and definitely worth a download.

Sephora Mobile app


Aside from being the founder and creative director of Joanna Pop, I also write as a contributor for Toronto Beauty Reviews — a fantastic blog that gives you the scoop on all things makeup and beauty. Writing reviews has given me an elevated appreciation of how many awesome products are available! Needless to say, Sephora is like a candy shop for me. I am always keeping an eye out for brands that catch my eye, or dreaming up new product stories to convey to our readers. It would be so nice to shop Sephora from the comfort of your mattress wouldn’t it? Well, now you can! With the app you can scroll through hundreds of fabulous finds, add to basket in one click and then pay to get it shipped to your door.

Some highlights:

  • Easy to view products
  • Simple to purchase and ship
  • You can still earn your Beauty Insider Reward Points like you do in-store
  • There is the option to choose free samples to add to your basket

If you have any beauty junkies on your list, you can avoid the crowds and have their gifts purchased in a pinch. Download the app here for free!


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