Holiday shopping is SO.FREAKING.STRESSFUL. (unless you鈥檙e doing online shopping, of course ;) The endless crowds, piles of shopping bags, the lack of inventory and, worst of all, the horrifying food court options lurking at the mall. It鈥檚 all a little (okay, a lot) overwhelming. Thankfully it鈥檚 time to make your holiday shopping feel a little less like a chore with the help of (what else?!) an awesome app called Shypand the design elves here at Brit + Co.

Haven鈥檛 heard about Shyp? Check it out: The San Francisco-based startup is an on-demand shipping app that keeps you far, far away from the (terrifying!) post office.

After downloading the app (available on iOS and in beta for Android), you take a picture of the product(s) you want to be shipped and then a Shyp Hero (really, that鈥檚 what they鈥檙e called AND what they are) will pick up your item(s) from wherever you happen to be (home, work, out shopping) if you鈥檙e in the company鈥檚 current cities. Right now a hero will save you in San Francisco, New York, Miami and soon in LA.

Then once they鈥檙e back at Shyp HQ those heroes will pack all your gifts and send them (anywhere, worldwide!) to the lucky recipient using the lowest cost and most reliable shipping option. Talk to you never, Mister Postman.

Wanna know what鈥檚 got us even more excited about Shyp during the holiday season? The company just announced on-demand gift wrapping, featuring two Brit + Co designed wraps. From today until Christmas (the final deadline for Christmas Day arrival is December 23, FYI!), you have the option to gift wrap your items (umm, why wouldn鈥檛 you?) within the app for $5 per gift. Each gift will be professionally wrapped, so they鈥檒l look flawless sitting under the tree or by the menorah.

Kevin Gibbon, Shyp co-founder and CEO dishes, 鈥淭he holidays can be hectic, with travel, parties and snow. We鈥檙e giving you one less thing to stress over. With Shyp, your gifts arrive in time and in style so you can spend time with family and friends, not waiting at the post office or searching for gift wrap.鈥

As much as we love gift wrapping, we鈥檙e all about spending more time with our family and friends during the holidays, so thanks for taking over for us Shyp ;)

Will you be using Shyp this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.