ACT | The App Association’s 2018 Gift Guide: Part Two

“Do you see what I see?” said the last-minute shopper to the void under the tree. Worry not, ACT | The App Association’s holiday elves are still tinkering away and compiled part two of our gift guide just for you! Check out these awesome apps that make the perfect gift – no one will even know it’s a last-minute grab. Missed part one of our gift guide? Read it here.

The Final Countdown: App-ealing Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

Only a few hours to spare before your gift exchange? Download and deliver these low-cost gifts in as little time as it takes to say “procrastination”!

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

Price: $4.99, additional in-app purchases available
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Photo & Video

Give your loved ones an opportunity to turn every day into a memory with 1 Second Everyday: Video Diary! Users take and upload up to two one-second clips of their day and at the end of a month, season, year, or timeframe of the user’s choosing the footage is ready to be turned into a personal life movie.

Forest: Stay Focused

Price: $1.99, additional in-app purchases available
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Productivity

Everyone knows someone who just can’t put down their phone and focus – and sometimes we are that person. Forest: Stay Focused keeps that preoccupied pupil or withdrawn workmate on task by having users “plant” a tree in a virtual forest. The longer the user doesn’t use their device, the bigger the tree gets. Users gain points with the more trees they plant and can use those points to go towards planting a real tree through the Trees for the Future organization!

Oh She Glows

Price: $1.99, additional in-app purchases available
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Food & Drink

Taking eating habits plant-based has been one of 2018’s biggest health and wellness trends, so give health-conscious recipients something to smile about with Oh She Glows. Oh She Glows is a one-of-a-kind cooking and baking app that is home to hundreds of healthy, vegetarian and vegan recipes, beautiful photos, and helpful how-tos for all of your cooking needs!

Glitché

Price: $0.99, additional in-app purchases available
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Photo & Video

Dozens of video editing and filter features in Glitché give users a unique look and feel for each video they create. Used and endorsed by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and John Mayer, Glitché is sure to please everyone from the in-vogue videographer to the curious beginner.

Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity

Price: $2.99
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Education

Perfect for the creative kiddo in your life, Faces iMake is an interactive and unique app for kids ages four and up! Children can use their imagination to create faces with common, everyday objects. Want that eyeball to be a cherry and that nose to be a tuba? Go right ahead!

PeakFinder AR

Price: $4.99, additional in-app purchases available
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Education

For the Lewis to your Clark, check out PeakFinder AR. The app uses augmented reality technology and works with users’ cameras for access to over 650,000 mountains, allowing them to ID any peak, valley, or entire range.

Budget App-roved Stocking Stuffers

Stuff your loved one’s app folder with these entertaining and thoughtful gifts. The best part – each of these apps is free.

Untappd – Discover Beer

Price: Free
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Food & Drink

Beer lovers unite – Untappd is an app that allows users to log, rate, and find their favorite beers! Users can follow friends to see what they’re drinking, make beverage suggestions, and notify them about upcoming beer-related events.

We suggest gifting this along with a favorite six-pack or a frosted mug!

STONE: Metaphysical crystals, illuminated

Price: Free
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Entertainment

It’s no secret that crystals are making a comeback, and it looks like they’re here to stay! Know someone who wants to get in on the fun, but doesn’t know where to start? Try STONE. STONE’s elegant design and easy-to-use interface can make anyone a qualified expert on quartz and an adept apprentice on amethyst.

We suggest gifting this along with a shiny stone or a grow your own crystal kit!

Quartz Brief

Price: Free
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: News

For the on-the-go professional in your life, Quartz Brief is an app that quickly distills the top global headlines into a manageable conversation. Quartz even uses augmented reality when alerting users about an interesting object that’s in the news, allowing users to see the object as if it were right in front of them.

We suggest pairing this gift with a subscription or donation to their favorite newspaper or magazine, or a pair of ear plugs (for when they’ve heard enough of the headlines).

Philips Beard Preview & Styling Advice

Price: Free
Compatibility: Smartphone, tablet
Category: Entertainment

Finally, a foolproof gift for your furry friend – or should we say bearded buddy? Either way, Philips Beard Preview & Styling Advice app allows users to see what different facial hair styles would look like on their face. The app even gives pointers and tips for achieving a flawless look.

We suggest pairing this gift with a shave club subscription or beard oil!

By |2018-12-12T14:16:08+00:00December 12th, 2018|Blog, Trends|