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Five APIs to Make Your Holiday Season Easier

The holiday season can be an extremely fun time, but it can also be extremely stressful time for a number of different reasons. All of the gift giving, traveling, and party planning can be a lot to handle. Thankfully, RapidAPI has some great APIs to make your holidays a little bit easier.

In this blog we’ll cover APIs that will help you:

  • Find the perfect holiday gifts
  • Track flight status while you’re traveling during the holidays
  • Select the perfect recipe to cook for your holiday dinner

Finding the Perfect Holiday Gifts

One of the most stressful aspects of the holidays is finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Here are two APIs that will help you find the perfect gifts this year.



The BestBuy API offers a number of different endpoints that will allow you to search for a product, find great open box deals, return all of the categories available, and more. This makes it really easy for you to search through all of the brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.

One of my favorite parts of the BestBuy API is their OpenBox API endpoints. By allowing access to the OpenBox products, you can find great deals on the best electronics this holiday season.

Get started with the BestBuy API today!



If electronics aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, have no fear! With the eBay API, you have access to the massive eBay marketplace. There are tons of endpoints, which allow your applications to get fully integrated into the eBay platform. Some of these endpoints include finding products, getting shipping costs, adding a description to an item you’re selling, and more.

With the eBay API, there is so much functionality, possibilities are endless! Check out all of the endpoints by heading over to the eBay API page.

Shipping Your Holiday Gifts

Wouldn’t it be great if finding the perfect gift was all that you needed to do? Once you find the gift, you might also need to ship it and make sure it arrives on time too. Here are some APIs that will help make sure nothing goes wrong in shipping all of the gifts you got.



Shippo is perfect for retrieving ratescreating shipmentstracking packages and much more across all shipping providers, with one simple interface. By providing access to all major shipping providers, you can find the best rates for your shipment.

Start shipping all over the world with the Shippo API!

Traveling During the Holidays

Now that you’ve got all the presents bought and shipped, it’s time to travel! The holidays are a perfect time to travel home to be with family or go on that vacation you’ve been dreaming of taking. With so many people traveling during the holiday season and winter weather, traveling can be extremely hectic.

Laminar Flights


By using the Laminar Flights API in your applications, you can pull flight status, flight details, and flight schedule data all from a single API. This API has a few different ways to search for flights and when you’re able to locate your flight, the API provides a lot of information for each flight.

Let your app take off with the Laminar Flights API.

Cooking Up the Perfect Holiday Meal

Whether you’re home with family or celebrating with friends, a home-cooked dinner is a great way to celebrate the holidays. Sometimes you’ll be cooking the entire meal or maybe you’re just bringing one dish for a potluck style dinner. In either case, we’ve got a great API to help you find dishes to cook for your holiday dinner!

Recipe – Food – Nutrition API by Spoonacular


With the Recipe – Food – NutritionAPI you can search through over 365,000 recipes and 86,000 food products, so there’s no doubt that you can find a delicious recipe to cook up! Not only can you search for new recipes with this API, but you can also find wine pairings, extract recipes from a website, get ingredient replacements, and so much more!

It’s safe to say that the Recipe – Food – Nutrition API from Spoonacular is your one shop store for food relates API queries this holiday season.


With all of these great APIs, we hope your holidays will go as smoothly as possible! Let us know what tips and tricks you have for the holidays in the comments down below. Happy holidays!


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