Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrating Christmas this year will be completely different. To save your loved ones from contracting this disease, you'll have to stay at home and cancel all parties, reunions, and gatherings pronto! You'll just be with those you live with for this year's holiday season. And while that's not all bad, does this mean you can't celebrate it with your family? You can't see them? Give them presents? Will you be spending Christmas in your lonesome? Not necessarily, especially if you're in France! These French apps will ensure that you can still have a Merry Christmas your way!
First thing's first, get your Christmas shopping done! If you're in Paris, there are loads of shopping districts that you could have gone to if this was any other year! But it's not! it's 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic is still at large and France is still in lockdown! So how will you get your Christmas shopping done? Online, of course! And while most French designer brands have their own websites and apps, La Redoute is the best for those on a budget. From casual-wear and sexy lingerie to homeware and toys, this online store, via its own app, practically has everything! And most are affordable too!
Now that you've bought all your gifts, it's time to give them to your loved ones. Of course, as already mentioned, meeting them in person isn't such a good idea right now. Even if they're just in the next district, since gift-giving isn't exactly a life-or-death situation, you're probably not allowed to visit them. Fortunately, there's still Rushiz! This online delivery app serves like a mailman of sorts, delivering all sorts of packages and mail to various recipients. You can easily book one to have your gifts delivered to your friends' and families' doors by Christmas morning! Santa who?
One of the best parts about Christmas is the food you can enjoy! In fact, it's a French Christmas tradition to stuff your face during this holiday. Not doing so is actually considered rude! But since you can't go to your mom's place for your annual Christmas feast, you'll have to make your food yourself? Do you know how? If you don't, there's no need to worry. You can simply download the Marmiton app and it will teach you how to cook for yourself. Enter any French Christmas dish or holiday treat
and it will give you the recipe in an instant!
But if you're really hopeless in the kitchen, there's one thing left to do—order in. Though it's not exactly ideal to not have a homecooked meal for the holidays, if there's no other way to feed yourself this Christmas, have at it! The good news is France has plenty of food-delivering apps
you can use! One of them, arguably the most famous one, is Deliveroo. Just pop open the app, pick the restaurant you want to eat from, order your food, guide your delivery man, and wait until your food gets to you! It's as simple as that!
You can't stay cooped up in your flat forever! Surely, at least for a little while, you're allowed to roam around, breathe in the fresh winter air, and remember what it's like to go outside! Most especially if you're in Paris. And when you can, why not go for a bike ride at that? Download the transportation app
AllBikesNow, rent a bike, and cycle through the French capital as if you're in the tour de Force. Or, at the very least, explore your own area when it's peaceful during the lockdown. It'd be a great Christmas gift to yourself after the wild year you and the rest of the world just went through!
Just because you have to stay at home while you're in France, does that mean that Christmas is over? Of course not! Thanks to today's online apps, you can still celebrate the holidays any way you can while you're in your own place!
It's easier to use these French apps if you're in Paris, especially if you're staying in a luxury home
in a good area!