7 Apps to Help Manage The Holidays and Stick to Your Christmas Budget

Blond Girl Shopping for Christmas
Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Soon the holiday rush will be here! And with gifts to purchase, trips to plan, cookies to bake and so much more it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy and forget to actually enjoy the holiday season. Check out these 7 apps to help manage time, money and even caloric intake allowing you to stick to your Christmas Budget and enjoy a bit more Ho, Ho, Ho this holiday season:

Christmas Budget - Woman using an app on her smartphone while Christmas shopping.

An App for Your Naughty and Nice List:

The Christmas List App allows you to create a holiday wish list and share it with your friends and family. In turn, you can view their lists, create a Christmas budget and easily track your holiday purchases – even ensuring gifts are in the mail on time to meet Santa’s strict timeline.

Apps to Fill Santa’s Sleigh on a Christmas Budget:

Discover whether you’re getting the best price by simply scanning the bar code with the shopsavvy App. You’ll also receive cash back offers, featured deals and more helping you stay faithful to your Christmas budget.

Christmas Budget - Wrapping a Christmas present on a wood table with holly and greens around the white package with red bow.

An App for Talking Turkey:

Nothing ruins a holiday meal like an under- or over-cooked bird. Download The Butterball® Cookbook Plus™ App for inspired holiday recipes and everyday meals. Along with delicious recipes, the App has a calculator that determines size, cooking time, nutrition facts and more – helping you save time, money and maybe even a few calories in the kitchen.

An App for Counting Calories:

On average Americans gain a little over one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not a lot – but it all adds up. Take control of Christmas calories with the MyFitnessPal APP where you can count calories, record workouts and get support from others in a community forum. By managing what you eat during holiday feasts you’ll save money in the new year by avoiding costly gym memberships and/or a new pair of jeans.

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 An App for Mood Music:

Instead of buying holiday CD’s or digital downloads to rock around the Christmas tree consider downloading a free music App like Pandora to fill your home with the sounds of the season. It’s easy to use and you can shuffle between the classics, modern favorites and soulful holiday tunes.

Apps for Holiday Travel:

Whether you’re spending the holidays downstate, across the country, on a sunny island or in a European winter wonderland save money on your Christmas travels with apps like tripadvisor® to help find the best rates for airfare and hotel rooms.

Save money on holiday road trips with the GasBuddy App to locate the cheapest gas prices nearby. The app even includes a trip calculator to help map out the most efficient route.

Christmas Budget - A young family, wearing Santa hats, watching the sunset at the beach.

Get the App

Before heading out to begin your holiday shopping make sure to download our free Mobile Banking App at the App and Google Play stores. With our App you’ll be able to manage your accounts, take a peek at balances, transfer money and so much more – even in the checkout line (while sticking to your Christmas budget).

Have other apps that help you stick to your Christmas budget and/or manage the holidays? If so, please share:


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