One of the great things about owning any Apple product is the lengthy list of available products and accessories to compliment your devices. Everything from headphones to speakers to charging docks is available to add extra value to every Apple product you own. Not all gifts for the Apple fan in your life are big or expensive, as the options can range from just a few dollars to well into the hundreds or even thousands. Here is our list of the best Apple tech gift ideas you can find for the Apple fan in your life.
Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker
Mini smart speakers are all the rage these days. Apple’s HomePod Mini is the $99 follow up to the company’s original HomePod released in 2018. For the price, you get 360-degree audio that sounds good in every room, and at 3.3 inches tall, the HomePod Mini can fit almost anywhere in any room.
Because it works with all Apple devices, it can pick up a call from an iPhone, listen to Apple Music, or be used as a speaker and connected to Apple TV. Adding Siri to the mix allows you to ask Siri (funny) questions.
SteelSeries iOS Gaming Controller
With gaming on iOS continuing to grow in popularity, the SteelSeries Nimbus controller will make a great gift. With a built-in battery that can last more than 50 hours on a single charge, there is no need to stick closer to a charger.
Thanks to Apple licensing, the Nimbus can use the Apple lightning cables to recharge when the battery is drained. Throw in a mount to quickly attach your phone to the controller, and you have a portable gaming station on the go. As almost every iOS device is compatible, you can buy this for any iPhone or iPad owner without worry.
iOttie Car Mount
Part tech gift, part safety feature, the iOttie car mount phone holder is a great gift for a multitude of reasons. Primarily, it ensures the Apple fan in your life stays hands free while driving. Additionally, it adjusts to fit any iPhone and attaches quickly to any car vent. Capable of a wide range of angles, it’s easy to position, so Apple or Google Maps can be used for directions or Apple Music or Spotify for quickly changing songs.
That it even works with an iPhone case on makes it all the more attractive since it won’t require removing a case every use. The twist lock on the rear of the holder ensures it will stay in place while driving, while the compact design keeps it out of the way. All in all, this is a simple yet practical gift for just about anyone.
Belkin Wireless Charging Pad
Few gifts for Apple fans will be as appreciated as this Belkin wireless charger. Thanks to 15 watts of Qi wireless charging, this pad is perfect for the iPhone 12 lineup. When an iPhone needs to power up, place it right on the pad and keep working.
Best of all, the non-slip material rings around the top of the pad help provide peace of mind that an iPhone won’t slip right off.
Logitech MX Mouse
Mouse options for the Mac are a dime a dozen, as they are for PC. However, Logitech’s MX Anywhere 3 for Mac stands above the rest with fantastic ergonomics and an Apple like design. The low-profile design is contoured to fit the shape of the hand, and with silicone grips on the side, its comfort is well above Apple’s own Magic Mouse. Capable of working on nearly any surface, including glass, you can take this mouse anywhere including the home office or the kitchen table.
With 70 days on a full charge and three hours of use after one minute of quick charging, battery life should rarely be a concern. The MX Anywhere 3 is also compatible with both macOS and iOS, allowing you to connect up to three devices at once, and with a single button tap on the mouse, instantly sync to another device for connection.
Anker USB-C Hub
From connecting the iPad to a monitor to syncing up a USB stick for file management, a hub can instantly broaden the capabilities of any USB-C enabled Apple product.
That’s what makes Anker’s USB-C PowerExpand+ hub so great. With two USB-A data ports, one USB-C port for delivering power, one USB-C for data transfer, a microSD card slot and one standard SD slot, there is little left to the imagination. That all of this supports up to 100W of pass-through charging for macOS is just one more reason why the PowerExpand+ is a great gift for any Mac or iPad Pro owner.
Twelve South MacBook Stand
Whether it’s for working at home or working in an office, a laptop stand can make a huge difference for ergonomics. Twelve South’s MacBook stand is a best-in-class approach to additional ergonomics and comfort for any MacBook (Air or Pro) owner. Raising any MacBook six inches off a desk, users will find vastly more neck and shoulder comfort without having to stare down at a screen all day.
The modern design is minimal and blends into the background without hampering the use of the computer at all. With 70% of its base exposed, it also allows for a MacBook to cool down when being used. Anti-slip pads ensure a MacBook won’t slip off to the sides, while bent arms in the front guarantee a MacBook won’t fall forward.
Other than the above-mentioned Apple tech gifts ideas, you can also get iTunes and App store gift cards which allow the recipient to pick and choose what he/she wants from the App Store.