Looking for gifts for an Apple fan? We know, prices can be high, and there’s definitely a limit when it comes to how much you’re willing to spend for certain accessories (and certain people). We’re cutting through the noise and giving you a quick, easy list of affordable products Apple fans will love, with everything under (or around) $50. Take a look!
Nimble’s iPhone case is affordable and has several cool characteristics. It’s made out of 100% recycled CDs and can protect against drop damage up to six feet, and is naturally antimicrobial to keep your phone clean and safe.
It’s also thin enough to work with any wireless chargers you may use (although the MagSafe charger may have trouble sticking to the back).
The clear design also helps show the iPhone’s unique color as much as possible. The case is available for any iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 model.
If someone on your list doesn’t already have a power bank, this makes an excellent and affordable gift option. The battery pack is incredibly compact and designed to be easily stowed in a car, backpack, purse, or briefcase, so that iPhone users have a reliable source of power when their batteries run low.
This hardshell case offers protection against bumps and scratches at a very affordable price. It’s made with Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate instead of the typical plastic and ensures that all ports are still readily available while maintaining a tight fit. This particular model is for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt/USB-C connections, but Incase Designs makes these cases for a variety of models.
Wireless charges have become incredibly affordable over the past couple of years! This inexpensive Anker wireless charging pad is available for under $20 and is capable of charging compatible iPhones and AirPods and more. It’s an ideal gift for those who have been wanting to try wireless charging to see if makes their daily life a little easier.
Twelve South makes some excellent Apple accessories, but they tend to be on the expensive side. Not so with this affordable ActionSleeve for the Apple Watch. It’s designed to allow you to strap the Apple Watch to your upper arm and bicep rather than your wrist. You get better skin contact for fitness monitoring and protection for your valuable Apple Watch. It’s a great pick for Apple fans who are also into fitness.
There is a caveat, though. The strap is designed for the Series 1, 2, and 3, so it’s only suitable for older Watches. An updated strap for the newer Series is on the way, but not available yet.
If an Apple fan really has everything, maybe it’s time to expand into compatible smart home gifts. This three-pack of smart light bulbs is a great place to start. They’re inexpensive but still high quality, and compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and Home app. While they can produce various shades of white light, they can also be programmed to change to 16 million different colors and various modes – all while fitting in traditional home light sockets.
The charging case for AirPods is sleek, but not exactly easy to hang onto. This little full-grain leather case has straps and handles that allow you to hook it to whatever you want, and makes it much more difficult to lose track of your AirPods. And yes, you can absolutely carry it like a tiny purse, which is just another bonus.
Do you know someone who loves to game on their iPhone, or maybe someone who already has a subscription to Apple Arcade? Make their play sessions much more enjoyable with this affordable controller, designed to work with iPhones, offering power pass-through compatibility for charging. This Amazon renewed version is an excellent way to get an expensive controller for a far more affordable price.
As Apple slowly transitions from Lightning cables to USB-C and MagSafe cables, cable management remains as important as ever. This set of three leather wraps is perfect for making sure that all stowed cables stay free from tangles until they are ready to be used.
Bluetooth speakers are another device that have become far less expensive than they once were. This 12-watt Anker model has great sound, a bass mode, and is even waterproof – all while staying affordable. It also has a battery that can last up to 24 hours, making it excellent for carrying around and using in all kinds of indoor or outdoor situations.