With the holidays coming up soon, here’s a list of apps and websites that will help get you through whether you’re shopping, cooking, baking, traveling, hanging out, or just trying to survive the madness (I’ve always wondered who the evil genius was who thought having the end of the semester fall between Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s was a good idea. Because it’s so not), one of these links should help you out. Happy holidays!
- Thanksgiving: A User’s Manual from the New York Times
- Epicurious: Recipes and hosting tips from Bon Appétit and Gourmet magazines. They also have an app that works on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
- Food + Wine magazine has a website and mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android. The iPad app gives full access to two issues of the print magazine and includes recipes, video, and more. Also from Food + Wine, 5 Smart Tips for Holiday Wine Buying
- Martha Stewart Makes Cookies iPad App. If you don’t have an iPad, you can check out her website for recipes, decorating tips, etc. I can personally vouch for the Yorkshire Pudding recipe. I make it every year for Christmas dinner.
- Looking for real-time help with that Thanksgiving turkey? Follow Butterball on Twitter! Or check out their podcast.
- Festive holiday cocktails iPhone app.
- 24 ways is the advent calendar for web geeks. Regardless of whether you celebrate Advent/Christmas, if you’re into web design, you’ll love this site.
- Looking for music for a holiday party? Or to cheer up your cube? Pandora to the rescue.
- 7 Top Apps for Holiday Shopping
- Travel Apps. Whether you’re flying or driving, there’s an app on this list that will help you get there.
- Traveling with the family? Check out Traveling Mamas’ list of the Best Mobile Apps for Family Holiday Travel.
Finally, if you’re looking for a gift for the techie in your life, check out some of these holiday gift guides:
- PC World’s Holiday Gift Guide
- Mashable 10 (a series on the 10 gadgets Mashable thinks you need this holiday season)
- Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide
Do you have a favorite holiday website or app? Please leave your links in the comments.
[Creative Commons licensed photo by Flickr user lordog.]