Looking for the perfect gift for the Apple fan in your life? Here are five great gift ideas for people who own iOS devices like the iPhone 6 or the new iPad. Need more gift inspiration? Check out our shopping guides to see all of gift suggestions for this holiday season.
1. HEX Focus iPhone 6 Case
Shopping for an iPhone 6 case can be frustrating, simply because so many of the cases look the same. It sometimes seems like all of the iPhone 6 cases out there are practically identical, despite the wide range of casemakers out there. If you’re looking for a case that looks and feels different from the majority of what’s out there, the HEX Focus case is an awesome option.
The Focus case comes in a couple of different finishes, but our favorite is the “woven” case pictured above. The case has a plain leather bottom, with an upper of woven leather. It looks very distinct, and it feels cool in your hand. Leather goods are a traditional Christmas gift, and an iPhone case might be a better leather gift for some people than a pair of gloves or a new wallet.
2. Automatic Smart Driving Assistant
Learn how this tech gift works in the video above.
Automatic is a little box that plugs right into your car’s diagnostic port, which is usually located on the driver’s side under the steering wheel. This little box syncs with both your smartphone and your car’s onboard computer system. Automatic offers a ton of different functions, from demystifying exactly why your check engine light is on to analyzing your driving habits so you can get the most bang for your buck at the gas pump.
It also remembers where you parked, and can send help to you in the event of a crash. Automatic works with most gasoline-powered cars sold in the United States since 1996. There are no subscription fees and it’s really easy to set up.
Price: $79.99 (20 percent off)
3. Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition Fine Point Stylus
You don’t often hear people passionately praising their iPad stylus, which is what makes the Adonit line of styli so impressive. The Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition Fine Point Stylus has a tip 70 percent smaller than the nearest competitor. This make it ideal for art students who need to do fine digital work, or for anyone who prefers taking notes “long hand” during meetings.
Price: $74.99 (with a $15 coupon)
4. Skiva PowerVault Lightning External Battery Pack
Looking for a practical gift for a work colleague, or maybe a stocking stuffer for a tech savvy teen? A portable battery pack is a great option. One end has a Lightning connector, and the other end has a micro USB connector. To recharge, just stick this external battery into any device with a USB port.
This is a portable, self-contained charger for your smartphone or tablet, and it will work with both Android and newer Apple devices. This battery pack contains a 2600 mAh battery, which means it can fully recharge a new iPhone 6 and still have a bit of charge left over. With winter storms on the way, this is a great little gadget to have around the house so you can recharge your phone if your power goes out. It’s Apple MFi Certified, too.
Price: $28.99 (64 percent off)
5. BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer
Get a closer look at this breathalyzer in the video above from CNET.
With holiday parties right around the corner, many people will be looking for a way to track their drinking and make responsible choices. This portable breathalyzer estimates when your BAC will return to 0.00%, which can help you to plan your evening and get home safely.
Price: $104.19 (48 percent off MSRP)