Awesome gifts for any Apple Watch fan [Gift Guide 2019]
It couldn’t be easier to buy holiday gifts for loved ones who own an Apple Watch. There are so many wonderful accessories out there for the best-selling smartwatch on the planet.
Now you have no excuse to leave your holiday shopping until the last minute.
Best gifts for Apple Watch fans
All of the Apple Watch gifts we’ve chosen 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.
Prices start at a mere $16, and there’s plenty to choose from!
No list of Apple Watch gifts would be complete without the incredible 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 — up to 5 hours — in between charges.
Check out our full AirPods review for more.
Buy from: Amazon — $129.00
Twelve South HiRise Duet
Every Apple Watch deserves a decent charging stand. The terrific HiRise Duet from Twelve South charges both Apple Watch and iPhone 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
Elago 3-in-1 charging hub
If you would rather gift a stand that charges everything, look no further than the Elago 3-in-1 charging hub. It tops up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously — and is virtually unbreakable.
The hub is made out of super-strong silicone, so you never have to worry about knocking it over and breaking it. You can throw it in the bottom of your bag and take it everywhere you go.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $30
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 Apple Watch 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
Speidel Twist-O-Flex band
One of our favorite Apple Watch bands is one your dad or grandad might recognize: The classic Twist-O-Flex from Speidel. In fact, your dad or grandad might want one for Christmas!
The stretchy stainless steel band is a mid-century design that’s been updated to the smartwatch era. Its stretchy links make it easy to put on and take off, and it’s surprisingly comfortable.
Because it’s made from steel, the Twist-O-Flex is hard-wearing and built to last a lifetime. It’ll match a business suit while withstanding the toughest workout — and it’s not as pricey as it looks.
Check out our full Twist-O-Flex review for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — from $50
Juuk Qrono band
I’ve worn a lot of Apple Watch bands over the years, and the Qrono is my favorite so far. It looks absolutely terrific, and feels as good as other metal bands that cost three times as much.
The Qrono is made from high-grade aluminum, so it won’t weigh you down. And it has smaller links that make it nice and flexible so it won’t dig into your wrist. It’s easily adjustable for different wrist sizes, too.
I’ve been wearing a Qrono every day for months now and it has held up exceptionally well. I really can’t recommend it enough. Check out my full review for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $139
Mifa classic leather band
Mifa’s classic band makes premium leather affordable for everyone. It uses genuine leather that’s 3mm thick for great durability, and combines it with strong stainless steel clasps and adapters.
Perforated dots along the strap allow it to be more breathable, which means it’s perfect for all-day wear. And at just $25, it’s an ideal stocking filler for any Apple Watch owner.
The classic leather band is compatible with both 38/40mm and 42/44mm Apple Watch models, and it comes in black, brown, or gray.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $25
Monowear leather cuff
The Monowear cuff is another genuine leather band that costs a lot less than you might think. It’s made from soft, luxurious leather that makes it insanely comfortable, and it looks great with everything.
The cuff is slim, supple, and lightweight. It’s secured by a single stud — like an Apple Sport band — that makes it easy to put on and take off. You can get yours for both 38/40mm and 42/44mm Apple Watch models.
Check out our full Monowear cuff review for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $52
Elago charging stands
Elago’s spectacular Apple Watch charging stands never fail to bring a smile. They’re unique, iconic, and amazingly affordable. Any Apple fan will be delighted to have one.
The stands come in a number of outstanding designs inspired by the original Macintosh, the iconic iMac G3, early iPods, and the very first Game Boy. And they’re available in a number of eye-catching color options.
Prices starting at just $16, so they won’t break the bank. The hardest thing is trying not to buy them all. Check out our full review of the Game Boy model for more.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — from $16
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 Apple Watch fan, and they start at as little as $25.
Buy from: Apple — from $25
That’s it for our list of the best Apple Watch gifts for now, but we’ll be updating this roundup again ahead of the holidays. Come back later to find more amazing Apple Watch 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.