If you have one or more Apple fanatics on your holiday shopping list, then this post is just for you. Not everyone is an Apple fan, but those who are tend to end up with more than one iDevice and an unbridled love for the Cupertino, CA company. If the fanboy on your list already has a Mac, an iPhone, and an iPad, we have narrowed down our favorite accessories and gifts so that you don’t have to resort to buying an iTunes gift card (although those do always come in handy). These products will without a doubt enhance the Apple experience and put a smile on your giftee’s face.
Also make sure to check out Best iPad accessories, Best iPad cases, and Best iPhone cases.
We like this backpack for its sleek, modern design and its Apple compatibility. The bag has fun red accents, a simple clean aesthetic, and features a padded laptop compartment for your 15-inch MacBook Pro, an iPad slip pocket, padded straps, and various other organizer pockets.
Cases are usually a pretty personal choice so we wouldn’t always recommend them as a gift, but the cases that Grove makes are special enough that they would make a great gift if they suit your Apple lover’s taste. The iPhone 4/4S case is as slim as bamboo cases come, is available with either a black or bamboo bezel, and can be customized with your choice of laser-engraved artwork. The iPad 2 case is made from the same beautiful bamboo, but also includes a leather smart cover (also functions as a stand) that can be laser-engraved as well.
Read more on Grove’s iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4S cases.
These award-winning earbuds were made with Apple products in mind. The a-Jays Four headphones feature an Apple-friendly three-button remote with mic, quality sound, and flat, tangle-free cables. The earbuds are available in either black or white and come with five different sizes of washable earbud sleeves to ensure a perfect fit.
Make sure to read our Jays a-Jays Four review.
While this Apple-loving brand only recently jumped into the headphone market, we’re impressed with both the sound quality and the design of these cans by Incase. The Sonic headphones have a great-looking minimal design (with fun pops of color), offer excellent sound quality for the price, and are some of the most comfortable over-the-ear headphones we’ve worn. They also come with an integrated Apple remote and mic.
Read our full Incase Sonic review.
If the Apple lover you’re buying for is a fitness buff, something like the Wahoo Fitness Pack will make their workouts and adventures a little more interesting. The pack includes a small ANT+ dongle and a soft heart rate belt; combined with a free app, the fitness pack will help you accurately monitor things like your heart rate, distance run, or calories burned at the gym.
Read more about the Wahoo Fitness Pack.
We’re always on the lookout for laptop and iPad cases that are a little bit out of the ordinary but have great design. The styles from Pack & Smooch incorporate cozy natural wool felt with vegetable-tanned leather for a look that adds a little warmth and sophistication to your high-tech device. The thick wool provides excellent protection and each sleeve (available in different sizes and color options) has an extra front pocket big enough for extra earbuds or a charging cable.
Read our hands on with Pack & Smooch cases for iPad and MacBook Pro.