The holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still time to find the perfect Apple gift for the tech fan in your life. In this gift guide, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks with options for nearly every budget.
It can be difficult shopping for an Apple lover who seemingly has every gadget the company makes. However, there are still plenty of third-party products and accessories to help them get the most out of their Apple gear. Whether it’s an easier way to charge, a stylish case, or premium headphones, our picks offer options in a variety of price points.
iSkey USB-C magnetic adapter
If you long for the days for older MacBooks’ MagSafe charging, this adapter is as close as you can get with today’s models. A small segment plugs into the MacBook’s USB-C port, while you insert the MacBook’s charging cable into the second adapter. The result is a charger that magnetically snaps into place like in the old days.
The iSkey adapter costs $17.99 on Amazon.
OIFEN Apple Watch power bank
You could easily mistake this portable Apple Watch charger for an AirPods case. Your Apple Watch magnetically snaps onto it for wireless charging, and it has a fold-out USB-A plug that recharges the power bank in a wall adapter, car charger, or other USB port.
The OIFEN charger costs $18.99 on Amazon.
Seneo 3-in-1 wireless-charging station
The Seneo charging station provides simultaneous wireless charging for an iPhone and Apple Watch, and a wired charge for AirPods or AirPods Pro. The two-piece station allows you to charge the iPhone separate from the other two or magnetically snap them together to charge as one.
The stand costs $25.99 on Amazon.
$31 to $70
iWalk portable charger
This small power bank fits into your pocket and has a built-in Lightning port to fit flush onto the bottom of an iPhone, iPad, or AirPods. The 4,500mAh battery can power an iPhone 12 for 1.6 charge cycles.
The iWalk charger costs $29.99 on Amazon.
Native Union Leather Cases for AirPods or AirPods Pro
Native Union hand-crafted these form-fitting AirPods cases from Italian leather. They’re compatible with wireless charging and include Lightning port access. The company says the leather will pick up an attractive patina over time.
Satechi Apple Watch USB-C Dock
The Satechi USB-C Dock costs $39.99 on Amazon.
ESR HaloLock magnetic car mount
This accessory attaches to your car’s air vent to magnetically mount and wirelessly charge an iPhone 12 series phone. While it doesn’t appear to be an officially licensed Apple MagSafe accessory, ESR says its car-vent mount works with Apple’s MagSafe cases as well as ESR’s magnetic cases. However, the company notes that it won’t work with a caseless iPhone 12.
$71 to $150
Keychron K2 version 2
The Keychron K2 version 2 is an iteration on the company’s already amazing keyboard. It has multiple configuration options including an optional aluminum frame, red, blue, or brown Gateron switches, and an RGB backlight. You can order the Keychron K2 on Amazon for $94.99.
TwelveSouth BookBook for iPhone 12
TwelveSouth’s BookBook is a premium-leather wallet case that makes your Apple devices look like vintage books. The latest version for the iPhone 12 series includes a magnetic closure, removable shell, and space for cards or cash.
Pad & Quill Aria leather MacBook case
This sharp MacBook case protects a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air while adding a touch of premium style. The full-grain leather case has a spine that, similar to the BookBook, gives it a book-like appearance.
$151 and up
Bose Sleepbuds II
If you or a loved one have trouble sleeping at night due to noise, these ultra-comfortable earbuds can help. They connect to the Bose Sleep iOS app to play various masking sounds, including white noise, soothing nature scenes, and meditative tracks. They’re comfortable for side sleepers and can optionally wake you up with an alarm.
The Sleepbuds II cost $249 on Amazon.
Lumi Keys keyboard
The Lumi Keys are a fun keyboard for teaching users how to play using colors. Multiple Lumi Keys can be stacked together to extend the experience into larger playable areas. The connected app lights up the keys in accordance with the lesson and teaches you how to play, and the keyboard connects via Bluetooth to your iPad or iPhone. It also works as a standard keyboard for other apps like Garage Band on both iPhone and Mac.
The Lumi Keys is $300 on Lumi’s website with a limited time $50 discount included.
Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones
Sony’s 1000X-series wireless headphones have been top-rated since their 2016 debut. This 2020 model adds a more comfortable and premium build while subtly tweaking the already top-notch audio and noise cancelation. The bluetooth cans work great with an iPhone and can also connect to iPads and MacBooks.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 costs $349 on Amazon.