By Amy Johnsonbaugh
December 02, 2013

If you’re like me and try your best to avoid crowded malls this time of year, turn to your tablet or smartphone instead and shop from the comfort of your own home. There’s a wide array of shopping apps that will help you find a gift for just about anyone on your list. Here are a few of my favorites.

Free iOS and Android™
Kids make Christmas lists for Santa, and with the Wish app, adults can join in the fun too! Wish is the mobile shopping app that lets users create lists of items they would like to purchase later. The app also features Gifting, which enables others to purchase and ship products to their friends. It draws from users’ existing wish lists and uses them to predict other items they would like.

Wanelo Shopping
Free iOS and Android
Wanelo is a social shopping and sharing app that features a seemingly endless stream of very unique products, all posted by consumers. It allows you to buy something right away, or save it for later. Using Wanelo you can follow stores, people and collections; browse what’s Trending today; post products from any online store; sell products and more.

Free iOS and Android
Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of
amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores. Fancy lets you discover an endless assortment of cool stuff, curated by a global community with one thing in common: exceptional taste. Use Fancy to find the best gear, plan a vacation, or keep up to date with the latest fashion.

Free iOS and Android
Give a truly unique, one of a kind gift. Etsy is the world’s handmade marketplace. Categories include art, home and living, holiday, gift ideas, mobile accessories, kids
and baby, jewelry and clothing.

Free Android
With Eureka you can take advantage of discounts from major brands
and local merchants, share your favorite deals with friends and family, access loyalty cards and create/manage personalized product lists. You can find offers for your favorite products en route and redeem them instantly. Eureka users can view deals and locate the nearest merchant where the offer is accepted. You can navigate, read reviews and ratings, and see the phone numbers and Web address.

Happy Shopping!

Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications, accessibility applications, Sprint ID and family service applications. Amy can be reached at