There’s no need to go straight to stuffing your stockings with socks and other go-to but boring gifts. If you have an Apple lover on your list, there are a ton of great must-haves for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users that can be had for under $10, $25, or $50. And if you’d rather let them decide, stick with a gift card that any Apple product user can take advantage of from places like iTunes and Amazon.
Head below for our roundup of the best stocking stuffers for Apple lovers at every price point:
The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac
Under $10 |
Spigen’s Apple MFi certified Lightning cable (from $4.99). Apple’s cables are infamous for breaking with regular wear and tear, but Spigen reinforces its cables to help prevent damage from bending. Or find other Lightning cables.
Aukey Apple MFi certified 3600mAh portable battery w/ Lightning cable & Lightning port ($9.99). With a built in Lightning port, you can use the included cable to charge both your Lightning devices off the battery and the battery itself.
Styli from $5.99 – If you’re inspired by what Apple is doing with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil but don’t want to spend $100 on a stylus for the occassional drawing or note, Amazon has styli from $5.99 that will get the job done.
Cable Management: Everyone could use these $10 waterproof, roll-up sleeves and velcro cable ties for organizing cables when at home or traveling.
MacBook decals as low as $3 on Amazon. Or on Etsy from $5.
Belkin Screen Cleaning Kit ($9). Or shop other screen cleaning kits as low as $1.99.
MFi Apple Certified Micro USB to Lightning Adapter for iPhone/iPad ($8)
AmazonBasics In-Ear Headphones with Microphone ($7.99). Well reviewed, these are proving to be some of the best in-ear headphones around for under $10.
WatchDots for Apple Watch ($9.99) — Give your Apple Watch a unique touch with these decals (You get multiple sets with your purchase so you can also share with friends). Get 25% off with code 9TO5GIFT25.
Under $25 |
Belkin SurgePlus 3-Outlet Swivel Charger w/ Dual USB Ports ($15).
Skylanders Trap Team figures (from $8)
LaCie PetiteKey 16GB USB Flash Drive ($15)
Moleskine Evernote Smart Pocket Notebook ($17). “Write, sketch, or draw in the specially designed Evernote Notebooks by Moleskine. Take a photo of any page in this Moleskine notebook with the Evernote Page Camera and it instantly becomes digital so that you can save it, search it and share it with the world.”
Tile (Gen 2) iPhone finder item tracker (1 for $25, 4 for $70). “Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that locates everyday items-like your phone, keys, and wallet-in seconds.”
SoundPEATS Lightweight Bluetooth headphones ($24.99). Everyone has good things to say about these Bluetooth in-ear headphones that offer decent sound and a slick design for much less than most of the competitors.
Under $50 |
8Bitdo Bluetooth Wireless Classic NES Controller for iOS/Mac ($35)
iHome SmartPlug w/ Apple’s HomeKit ($39). I really liked testing out Apple’s HomeKit platform with this $40 smart plug from iHome when I reviewed it earlier this year.
Leef iAccess MicroSD Card Reader w/ Lightning connector ($49). I recently reviewed this product that makes transferring and streaming content from an SD card (think your camera or drone) directly to or between iOS devices easy.
Shop iTunes gift cards (9to5Toys currently has $100 gift cards for $80 and discounts on other amounts.)