Amazing gifts for any iPhone fan [Gift Guide 2019]
With so many iPhone accessories available today, it’s hard to know where to start when buying holiday gifts for the iPhone lover in your life. But Cult of Mac can help.
We’ve rounded up some of the best accessories out there for iPhone owners. We’ve got great cases, superb headphones, gorgeous charging stands, and more.
Prices start at just $25, and many of the products are currently on sale for Black Friday. Snap them up while they’re cheap!
Best gifts for iPhone fans
All of the iPhone gifts in this roundup have been used and recommended by a member of the Cult of Mac team. So you can be sure you’re spending your hard-earned cash on something good.
Some of our selections might be obvious choices (who wouldn’t want AirPods?), but you should also find a few gems you may not have stumbled across before.
No list of iPhone gifts would be complete without the incredibly new AirPods Pro. They’re the best wireless headphones you can buy for $249, and the best-selling headphones in the world today.
AirPods Pro are the newest, most impressive models. They offer improved sound, active noise cancellation, and a better fit. They’re also sweat-resistant, so you can wear them during workouts.
A built-in W1 chip means AirPods Pro pair quickly and easily with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. And they last a good 4.5 hours — 24 hours with the Wireless Charging Case — in between charges.
Check out our full AirPods Pro review for more.
Buy from: Amazon — $234.98
If AirPods Pro are a little out of your price range, pick up Apple’s second-generation AirPods instead. They’re still terrific headphones, and now available everywhere with big discounts.
AirPods pack the same W1 chip as AirPods Pro, which gives you “Hey Siri” support and a wonderfully reliable connection. They also last a little longer — 5 hours — in between charges.
Check out our full AirPods review for more.
Buy from: Amazon — $129.00
Apple Watch is the best smartwatch money can buy, and it works better with iPhone than any other watch. It features a terrific display, accurate heart rate monitoring, and the best workout tracking there is.
It ships with watchOS — the best smartwatch software — which provides access to thousands of apps. And you can get yours with built-in cellular connectivity, so you don’t even need to carry your iPhone to stay connected.
Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 also offer a built-in ECG, while the latter is Apple’s first smartwatch with an always-on display. But Apple Watch Series 3 is a steal right now — and an ideal gift for first-time smartwatch users.
Buy from: Amazon — $229.00
Buy from: Amazon — $379.00
Mujjo leather iPhone cases
Mujjo makes some of the finest cases money can buy for iPhone. They’re made from full-grain leather combined with silky-smooth Japanese microfiber, and available in a number of color options.
Mujjo cases age beautifully and don’t interfere with wireless charging. They do a great job of protecting your iPhone from drops and scratches, and come with or without a built-in card holder.
Another nice bonus: Mujjo cases are more affordable than Apple’s official cases. And unlike Apple’s, they’re available for iPhone 11 as well as iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and earlier models.
Check out our full Mujjo leather case review for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — from $49.95
Apple Smart Battery Case
Apple’s newest iPhone lineup boasts brilliant battery life, but some users still can’t make it through the day on a single charge. If you know one of them, gift them an Apple Smart Battery Case.
Not only do they protect your iPhone, but they also offer 50% more battery life to keep you connected even longer. The newest iPhone 11 models also feature dedicated camera buttons.
The Smart Battery Case is one of the slimest and lightest battery cases you’ll find for iPhone. And because it’s designed by Apple, it looks good, too.
Buy from: Apple — from $99
Anker PowerWave wireless charging pad
Anker is famous for its awesome charging accessories. So you may not be surprised to see its PowerWave wireless charging pad on this list. It’s very affordable and works great with iPhone and AirPods.
The PowerWave pad delivers the fastest possible charge for iPhone — and other compatible smartphones — and features a handy charging indicator that lets you know when it’s working.
It also packs all the safety features you would expect to see in a decent wireless charging pad, and ships with a four-foot charging cable. There’s no easier way to charge an iPhone.
Buy from: Amazon — $9.99
Mujjo touchscreen gloves
Most of us need a decent pair of gloves to keep our hands warm over the holidays. And they need to be compatible with the touchscreens we find ourselves using all day, every day.
That’s exactly what you get from Mujjo’s touchscreen gloves lineup. They’re available in leather, knit, and stretch-knit styles, and they’re all super-toasty even on the coldest days.
What’s more, Mujjo’s gloves — unlike others — feature highly conductive treatment for all five fingers. So you can continue using your iPhone as you normally would without taking them off.
Check out our full Mujjo gloves review for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — from $38.50
Twelve South HiRise Duet
For iPhone owners with an Apple Watch, pick up the terrific HiRise Duet from Twelve South. It charges both devices simultaneously, and looks magnificent while it’s doing it.
The stand holds your iPhone upright so it’s easy to see incoming notifications, and it works just fine with cases. Your Apple Watch sits in Nightstand mode so you can check the time with just a tap.
The HiRise Duet is compatible with all iPhone and Apple Watch models (and supports iPad mini). And it ships with all the cables and charging adapters you’ll need, so there’s no need to add your own.
What’s more, if you order yours from the Cult of Mac Store before December 1, you’ll get $50 off the usual price! You can also save $30 on the HiRise Wireless.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $50
App Store & iTunes gift card
If you’re holiday shopping on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with an App Store & iTunes gift card. They can be used to purchase apps and games, music and movies, books, and more.
You can also spend them on services like Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. They’re an ideal gift for any iPhone fan, and they start at as little as $25.
Buy from: Apple — from $25
That’s it for our list of the best iPhone gifts for now, but we’ll be updating this roundup again ahead of the holidays. Come back later to find more amazing iPhone gift ideas!
Note: On some of these products, Cult of Mac may earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, we’ve picked them strictly on their potential value to our readers.