We all have one. That friend it is impossible to shop for. This year instead of picking up a random item at the last minute because you don’t know what else to do, put your faith in the Gifts iPhone app from Khalil Slimi. This personal shopper app can save you time and solve the age old question: What do you get the person who has everything?
Let’s take a moment to extol the virtues of virtual shopping apps. Thanks to these productive iPhone apps you save gas, don’t have to fight crowds or long lines to find the perfect gift, and often end up finding more original and inventive presents for your people.
And the Gifts iPhone app is a one of the better shopping apps we’ve seen here at The iPhone App Review.
What’s the trick? Shopping parameters. In Gifts you start shopping by outlining your needs. Choose your recipient (man, woman or teen), the occasion, a price range, category and even add keywords to the search to find something your target will love.
Sure, these search parameters could be more detailed. The recipient section, for example, could be expanded to include children, your boss, husband, wife, etc. But it’s a pretty good start.
It’s also strange that the occasions parameter does not include most major holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. However that does give the app more cross-cultural appeal. We suggest using the any occasion option to get a wide variety of results for events that are not listed.
Results can be organized by price, popularity or relevancy. Save your finds to a wish list. You can even tag wish list items with people from your contacts list.
Search results link directly to the item’s website for easy purchases. It’s that simple.
Layout & Design:
Organization is key in the Gifts iPhone app. The app’s main screen is dominated by the search function. Tap a category to customize the parameter, then tap “Find Gifts” to view your results. As a side note, remember to choose from price, popularity and relevancy at the top of the search function. There is not an option to adjust the result sorting on the gift list page.
Whenever possible the app includes thumbnail images of all the gifts. You can even tap on an image to get a closer look.
Other app features are available via permanent bottom tabs. Use these to access top picks curated by gift experts for the Gifts iPhone app, your wish list and additional settings.
Best of all? The Gifts iPhone app is free to download and use. It is supported by advertisements, but the app is not affiliated with any of the online stores their items come from. This not only makes Gifts a great value, it also means you are legitimately getting a wide variety of gift options without undue bias.
Gifts is the perfect personal shopper for any occasion. This app is a true gem.
Gifts iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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