Giving a gift can be a huge gamble, but it’s hard to go wrong with a good phone accessory. From gamers to globetrotters, iPhone owners spend everywhere dozens of hours a week on their devices. Meet them where they are with gifts that run the gamut from pretty to practical.
For Apple nerds: a tiny Apple Macintosh phone charger
This adorable little PC is a scale replica of the Macintosh monitor that started it all. It comes with a 35W USB-C output for charging modern technology that the Macintosh helped create: the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and even Galaxy and Google Pixel phones. For added nostalgia, the charger comes with mini screen-sized stickers to customize its retro look.
For fashionistas: a fun phone strap
Cell phone straps are slowly becoming one of the most functional and fashionable tech accessories on the market, with options for every budget. Casetify’s adjustable silver chain comes with a matching heart charm for added softness, while Urban Outfitters’ puffy crossbody is the perfect winter accessory and Bandolier’s genuine leather phone cases are an undeniably chic splurge.
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A clip-on selfie light is not only Approved by Alix Earle, it’s a must-have for looking your best in photos or during video calls. Pair it with the AirStik, a reusable wall mount for your phone, for hands-free filming and photos.
For friends with flair: dazzling accents
Add some glamor to the day with accents that shine. Velvet Caviar’s detachable camera lenses add subtle highlights to the back of an iPhone, while a wall charger looks great when hung near a bed or desk.
For friends who sing in the shower: a waterproof case and speaker
Designed for texting (so you can safely check messages between rinses), this waterproof case comes in a variety of colors and will float if dropped in water. And while a phone’s built-in speakers are a great way to listen to the latest tunes, the JBL Go is a small but powerful upgrade that adds a lush dimension to music, even as it bounces off the walls tiled.
For those on the go: gloves you can type with
Moshi Store’s lightweight knit gloves are a simple solution to getting directions or typing at just the right moment on a cold day. For more intense weather conditions, consider Vessi’s fleece-lined waterproof gloves in a range of shades.
For friends who forget their glasses: practical readers
These ThinOptics specs claim to be “the world’s thinnest armless readers.” Their sleek case sticks to the back of a phone, so the glasses are available at any time. Available in magnifications of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5, they are perfect for aging eyes or for friends who always forget their glasses.
For the class clown: a gift that will make him laugh
To reward people who make you laugh, consider a good old gag gift. A small umbrella is meant to make your screen easier to see in the sun, while the perfectly functional fanny pack phone is sure to elicit double takes.
For travelers: a 3-in-1 travel charger
This nifty charger works with MagSafe-enabled iPhones, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watches, charging up to three devices at once using a single, streamlined wire. It’s available in a rainbow range of color options, folds flat for loading, then stacks for easy storage.
For gamers: a mobile configuration
These lightweight accessories turn an iPhone into a mobile game controller, adding extra fun to boring commutes or lazy Sundays. They come in a variety of colors and themes, from purple to Pokémon.