Buy holiday gifts without even leaving the sofa? Now you're talking. Just grab your iPhone or iPad. Throw a log on the fire. Download any (or all) of the following 12 free shopping apps for iOS. These apps have all been updated, and in many cases improved, for iOS 7.
Gloat over all the hapless analog shopping going on in the world, with people fighting for parking spaces, standing in long lines and elbowing each other in department stores. (They'll help if you get off the sofa and visit the mall, too.)
James A. Martin is an SEO and social media consultant and writes the CIO.com Martin on Mobile Apps blog. Follow him on Twitter @james_a_martin and on Google+.