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Eat, drink, and be merrier with these stress-saving apps that will help lighten your holiday load.
This navigation app helps you get over the river and through the woods as quickly as possible. It gives you the fastest route, as well as alerting you of impending traffic, construction, and speed traps. waze.com
Elfster randomly generates Secret Santa matches, and allows users to post wishlists and hints—perfect for best friends and not-so-close co-workers alike. elfster.com
Pinwheel Wishlist allows you to create individual wishlists for your children, as well as add helpful information like clothing size and current interests. You can update the app year-round and share with family, friends, and even your social media followers when needed. They’ll thank you for subtracting the guesswork from buying for your kids. pinwheellove.com
This database of nearly 8,000 recipes for cocktails, shots, hot beverages, and non-alcoholic drinks is searchable by drink name or ingredient. It can even locate the nearest bar or liquor store, so you can save the day at that next less-than-thrilling holiday gathering. mixologyapp.com
Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List
If food is love, then serving the old turkey-and-stuffing combo to your nearest and dearest may be making an unwanted statement during the holiday season. Epicurious puts thousands of recipes at your fingertips, as well as ideas for party panning and menu-making. epicurious.com/services/mobile