Naughty or Nice?

Which List Are You On?

Hands up if you’ve been using Santa’s “Naughty and Nice List” as leverage with your kids lately? In fact, you may have been using it continously since last Christmas (give or take a month or two). You’re not alone!  In celebration of Santa’s impending arrival and all that he has to get done in December we’ve scoured the app store and found a number of fun programs you can use with the children; and we discovered a few great online list makers along the way too.



Santa’s been watching!

Lets start with the kids!



Get the kids involved in Christmas card making thanks to this handy app (Android and iOS compatible). Voted ‘Best of the Web’ by InStyle Magazine and featured in the New York Times Red Stamp allows you to email, text, tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram and mail personalized paper cards, notes and invitations right from the phone! iTunes: requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Google Play: requires 4.0.3 and up.


Who doesn’t love a call from Santa? Encourage good behaviour in your children as often as you like! Use this app to simply schedule a personalised call from Santa or to report naughty children using Santa’s automated voicemail system. Best thing about it? It uses Santa’s real voice! iTunes: requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Google Play: requires Android 4.0.3 and up.



All it takes is one scan and you’ll find out quick smart whether you’re on the naughty or nice list! Simply scan your finger and the app will connect to the North Pole, access Santa’s database and scan his list. Either celebrate with cheers or hear the whirring sounds of sirens! Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Much the same as our above listing, this naughty or nice detector will keep the kids accountable for their behaviour in the lead up to December 25! To use, simply open the Naughty or Nice app, press your thumb against the screen, enjoy the sounds of holiday bells as your thumb is scanned and reap your rewards once you’ve been checked on the list. Nice people get real surprise gifts like holiday music and free games. Naughty people get a sack of coal. Now FREE on ALL Google/iPhone/iPad/Kindle/Nook devices…

This year we’ve created our own Howards Wish List, and a Naughty or Nice barometer. Have a little fun this Christmas with the kids (big an small!) Click to go to the  Naughty or Nice Barometer and Wish List downloadable. Create your very own wish list and (at the same time) find out what list you’re featured on!

With the kids screen time sorted, get ready to streamline your ‘to do list’ with a few suggested apps. While many people enjoy the fast pace of high street shopping, others will be turning to devices to get them through the festive season! Either way, if you can keep track of the gifts you’ve bought and those you still need to buy, it’ll help you to budget accordingly.

Along with a credible app that will reconcile your spending, remember to take a photo of your gifts prior to gift-wrapping so you can keep track of your purchases per person; and finally, password-protect your shopping list so little snoops in your family won’t be able to see what you’ve bought them! With that in check, try these apps on for size:


Revolutionize your Christmas shopping experience with Santa’s Bag for iOS. Import Recipients, Set Budgets, Plan Gifts, Create Wishlists and Shopping Lists, Track Progress, Share – and so much more. Each step is carefully designed to make sure you don’t forget anyone or anything. Christmas shopping has never been easier or more fun!

Download from iTunes $FREE

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Track Christmas gift ideas as you receive them by quickly entering them in the app. Set a gift budget for each person and mark the gift as purchased as you do your shopping. What’s more this app includes password protection, supports multiple currencies, and enables you to mark each gift as ‘purchased’ as you buy them! Includes useful stats such as money spent so far and total budget and automatically archives your gifts once the New Year rolls around.

Download from Google Play$FREE

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Shopper saves you time and money by making any shopping list quickly and easily; great for Christmas and it’s also great all year round! Make a shopping list in a nano second! This fabulous app will allow you to sync your shopping list with family and friends, scan barcode items directly onto your shopping list; enjoy web and cross-device shopping list access, budget and plan!

Download from iTunes $FREE

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Download from Google Play$FREE

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