This was the first year that I've had a smart phone (iPhone 5s) during the holidays. What's strange is that it actually does make things simpler at times! For example, I've been using it to take and store my photos. Then I use the app Chatbooks to order an adorable little bound book of my Instagram photos. For $6 shipped! So much cheaper than printing photos and buying an album and much cuter, I think. Amy even has her own book that she looks through over and over and over again.
Have you ever thought about giving apps or accessories as gifts though? It never crossed my mind until this holiday season. The majority of the population (yes, even teens and younger) have phones and ipads and it there are products that are both beneficial as well as educational that can be gifted.
*Beats Solo HD 2 Headphones are all the rage these days, it's no longer the mini earbuds!
*An app for those that love grilling?! Yes, seriously! iGrill gives you tips, ideas, and helps you while you are grilling. The customizable alarm even lets you know when your steak is perfectly done.
*You no longer need game consoles when you can use a controller to play games with your smartphone! Moga Pro Power not only lets you play, but charges your phone as you play!
*For those who don't have a mobile device yet but are begging for one, U.S. Cellular has all the season must-haves including the Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone
6 and 6 Plus, and iPad Air.
Why not think of gifts that keep giving throughout the year? What is your favorite app? Why?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade but all opinions and thoughts are my own.