Top 7 Apps for a Stress-Free Party Season

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Finding an outfit for the office party, organising your annual friends group Christmas dinner or purchasing your auntie's joint gift, there are many situations during the festive season that are fraught with stress.

Fortunately, there are a many handy, free apps that will save you time and take the worry out of Christmas. From helping to split the cost of a ski weekend away to finding that unique gift for a tricky-to-buy relative, these apps will help make the next few weeks a lot less stressful.

We've got any scenario covered, from doing your big Christmas shop to finding last minute hotels to locating a nearby nightclub to carry on the festivities. Here are the top 7 must-have apps to have on your smartphone this season.

1. Gift Finder by - (iOS) - Free

This gift finder app makes it easy to find the perfect item for even the pickiest of recipients. Suitable for people of all interests and tastes, with a huge selection of more quirky gifts, it is a one-stop-shop for your gift needs. The wide range and unusual nature of the gifts mean you'll never need to worry about buying the same gift for someone again.

2. Tilt - (/iOS/Google Play) - Free

The easiest way to collect money from a group. Put an end to hassling individuals for cash, and avoid that awkward moment when you have to split the bill at a meal. With Tilt you can invite friends to chip in, track who has paid, and receive funds directly into your bank account. Weather it is for a joint gift or a group ski trip, Tilt applies a peer pressure too, as those who don't pay get reminders to cough up through the app.

3. Chicfeed - (Android/iOS/ Google Play) - Free

Stuck for what to wear to all those Christmas and New Year's parties? Then head to chicfeed, the ultimate destination for all your outfit inspiration. Arranged in a Tinder-like format, the handy app brings together photos from the web's top fashion blogs so you can swipe through all your favourite looks!

4. DrinkAdvisor - (Android/iOS) - Free

Locates your nearest bar or night club anywhere in the world. So you'll never be stuck for answers to that frustratingly perennial question 'where shall we go?' A useful companion to consult, particularly at that crucial part of the evening - pub-closing time.

5. Pinterest - (Android/iOS/ Google Play) - Free

From homemade Christmas decorations to gourmet recipes, Pinterest is the visual bookmarking tool enabling you to plan everything from the colour scheme for the tree to the vegetarian canapes all on one board so you're set for the festive season.

6. John Lewis - (Android/iOS/ Google Play) - Free

Christmas Shopping becomes a doddle with this app. Buy from an assortment of over 250,000 products, or save items in your basket for later. If buying gadgets, you'll benefit from the retailer's two year guarantee on electricals too.

7. Hotel Tonight (Android/iOS/Google Play) - Free

Book last minute hotel rooms (for up to 5 nights) at affordable rates. Shows the day's best hotels and values. A quick and easy way to book your romantic Christmas getaway or New Year's Eve escape with family or friends.