Ah, the magic of the holidays! Tree lightings, chestnut roastings, hot chocolate and cheer abound! Also: to-do lists, screaming children, your favorite family members, Black Friday battles, and general crazy-making.

The holidays are a fantastic time, but let's be real – they also have the tendency to double our work and stress load. Luckily in our modern day, we have the glory of apps to help manage the cray, remain chilled out and also try out something out of the box. Let's explore these best iPhone and iPad apps to help you liven up your holiday time!

Best iPhone Apps for Perfect Holidays

iPhone Apps to Keep You Stress-Free During Holiday

#1. TripIt

TripIt iPhone App IconIf you're traveling over the holidays, TripIt is a must to keep your travel plans on track. TripIt organizes all your travel plans in one place and gives you a detailed itinerary accessible anytime, on any device. Simply forward your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans at tripit.com, and they'll create an instant itinerary. Bonus: if you use Gmail or Google Maps it happens automatically.

The app will also give you directions and maps for each destination, sync with your calendars, and make it easy to share any portion of your plans via email or social. (Read more: Best Travel Apps for iPhone and iPad.)

Price: Free
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#2. younity

younity iPhone App IconWhether you're visiting family or at the annual company party, you may find yourself needing access to all sorts of files or media stored back on your computer at home. younity turns your computer into a personal streaming service so you can access all your music, movies/video, and photos while you're on the go.

Kids growing restless on that long drive to your in-laws' house? younity can stream their favorite movies at home, right to your phone. Is your family wanted to see the photo albums from your vacation last summer? younity will stream your Apple Photos or Adobe Lightroom catalogs on-demand. And if you want to listen to your favorite iTunes playlist on that long flight, younity lets you download it to listen when you don't have an Internet connection.

Price: Free
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#3. Instacart

Instacart iPhone App IconNeed to go grocery shopping but can't pull away from the decorating, Christmas shopping, or last-minute work deadlines? With Instacart you can order your groceries online, schedule your delivery, and have your groceries delivered right to your doorstep. Forget fighting long lines or parking congestion headaches. You can opt for delivery in as little as an hour, or whenever you want them. One thing to keep in mind is alcohol isn't available on the market, so make sure you check beforehand. (You may like to check out: best recipe apps for iPhone.)

Price: Free
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#4. Shop Savvy

ShopSavvy iPhone App IconSave yourself from the Black Friday madness and experience the hassle and mob-free world of Shop Savvy. The app helps you search and compare all the best online and prices and reviews.

Just add your Christmas list items to the app, and it will bring up the best prices around, so you don't have to hop from one crowded parking lot to another. You can also use Shop Savvy's barcode scanner to price match when you're in a store and set alerts when your favorite products go on sale. (You wouldn't want to miss out: best shopping apps, best coupon apps, and best Amazon price tracker apps.)

Price: Free
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#5. TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit iPhone App IconNo matter how much you prepare, the holidays always come chock-full of tasks. You know, that seemingly never-ending list of errands that grows with each day leading up to Christmas. TaskRabbit is an app (and website) that connects you to people who can help with all those to-dos. And really- it's ALL the to-do's: handymen, house cleaners, furniture assembly, closet organizers, yard work, the list goes on! You can even find people to help with your holiday party.

Once you post a task, you'll see hourly rates for the “Taskers” who are most qualified for your job. The entire process is handled securely online, so no need to have cash on-hand.

Price: Free
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#6. HotelTonight

HotelTonight iPhone App IconWith HotelTonight, you will get exclusive last minute deals up to one week in advance. The app works with more than 15k hotels in 35 countries across the world.

You can search by city, nearby hotels and attractions. Read the reviews and ratings to find the most suitable hotels. It allows you to add your favorite hotels to check out their availability. It also offers location-based discounts.

Price: Free
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#7. Tiny Piano

Tiny Piano iPhone App IconIf you are fond of playing piano, this app will win you over. With the simple interface and elegant design, it's readied to liven up your holiday times. You can play piano even with your eyes closed. There are more than 400 songs to let you enjoy. To play your next notes, simply tap anywhere on the piano.

Price: Free
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#8. Candy Blast Mania

Candy Blast Mania iPhone App Icon“Candy Blast Mania” is a great match 3 puzzle game in which you have to match and collect candies. You need to find big matches in order to create great combos and win a lot of bonuses.

Match 4 or more in order to create the sweet spot and quickly race to victory. There is also a battle mode where you have to fight against Evil Gummy Bear. More than 1300 levels will never let you get bored. Through in-app purchase, you will get gems and bundle packs.

Price: Free
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#9. PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt Photo Studio iPhone and iPad App IconDuring holidays, we love to capture all the special moments to ensure they remain alive forever. With “PicsArt Photo Studio” you can collect a number of photos to make the sensational collage.

There are various powerful editing tools to let you decorate your photos. It features a huge collection of stickers and collage packs. Use text effects and choose from multiple fonts to beautify words. (Also read: Best collage making apps, and best photo editing apps for iPhone and iPad.)

Price: Free
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#10. Video Editor Music

Video Editor Music iPhone App IconRecord each of your fabulous moment during holiday and use “Video Editor Music” to adorn the videos. You can easily trim videos and cut, delete the middle part. It also allows you to merge several videos and adjust the speed.

You can add music to videos and use multiple sound effects to make it amazing. There is also an option to add voice-overs to videos. Make the best use of emojis and filters to embellish your masterpiece. (Check out: best video editing apps)

Price: Free
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#11. edjing Mix

edjing Mix iPhone App Icon“edjing Mix” is the best DJ app. You can quickly access millions of tracks from SoundCloud, Deezer, and iTunes. There is more than 20 superior DJ fx to let you instantly remix music.

It features a DJ section called “My Sets” which makes ultra-convenient to access all of your playlists and recorded mixes. You can retrieve your tracks from Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud Drive. It allows you to queue system to prepare for the upcoming songs. (You may like to read: best DJ apps for iPhone and iPad)

Price: Free
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#12. Free Karaoke!

Yokee Karaoke iPhone App IconThis is one of most exciting karaoke apps. You can sing from tons of top class music videos. It also allows you to record your own song.

Connect with a number of other aspiring people, listen to their recording and share your experience. There are some cool sound effects to enhance your sound quality. Select from various video themes to create music clip with video and share it with your friends and loved ones. (Also check out: best karaoke apps, best Apple Music alternatives, and best apps to discover music.)

Price: Free
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Signing Off

Enjoy your holiday and make it memorable. Make the best use of these quality apps to bring more fun to your special moments. If there is any app which you want to see in this list, do let me know that in the comments.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.