Holiday shopping isn’t for everybody. For every credit card warrior who can’t wait to push away from the Thanksgiving table and hurdle toward a spot in the Black Friday lines, there’s a conscientious objector who just wishes Black Friday hysteria would go away.
But…you’ve still gotta get gifts for everybody, right? And crazy Black Friday deals don’t hang around for long. So, we’ve got a plan for you. Check out a variety of our coolest holiday gift ideas, all sorted by category to suit everyone on your list. Of course, the prices are also some of the best of the year, too. Assemble your lists, budget your purchases, make a few clicks…and done! Holiday shopping finished! You’re welcome.
Gear & Gadgets
1. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones – $19.16 (84% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
With unrivaled sound quality for its compact size, the FRESHeBUDS magnetic earbuds are also sweat and water resistant, a rugged build to survive all your outdoor activity. And it doesn’t get any simpler than these earbuds — just pull the magnetic buds apart and they automatically pair to your device. Now with an additional holiday price drop, they’re a perfect companion for anyone on the go.
2. RevolCam: The Multi-Lens Photo Revolution for Smartphones – $27.99 (53% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Stop taking crummy smartphone photos. Just slide the RevolvCam array on your phone and you’ll immediately see enhanced wide angle, fisheye and macro lenses shots, all with a simple flick of the finger. It’s even got a handy LED light source and a mirror to make sure even selfies look picture-perfect. It’s like a full handful of cool camera attachments in one compact, powerful, portable unit.
3. ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30,000mAh 5-Port Power Bank – $47.99 (63% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Keep all your power bases covered at all times with the ZeroLemon ToughJuice, a durable battery that never lets you down. Its giant power store and QC 2.0 charging capabilities will fully charge an iPhone up to 10 times, an iPad twice or even take a MacBook from drained to fully charged, all on its own. Or with five different ports, you can charge up all of your devices at once.
4. RokBlok: The World’s Smallest Wireless Record Player – $71.20 (28% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Know someone with a ton of old albums? Only 2” by 4” long, just set the RokBlok on the record — and watch the block turn around the vinyl, reading the grooves and playing the music through its built-in speaker. Or connect it to a Bluetooth speaker and you’ve got a brilliant record player — without the turntable! It’s so cool, you’re gonna want one for yourself too.
5. Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar – $223.99 (25% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Don’t just give guitar lessons…give an entire guitar learning system, including its own smart guitar. With Jamstik+, your interactive video lessons and games help you learn chords and scales, get real-time, onscreen feedback on your progress, and turn novice players into guitar heroes quickly. It’s not often you can give someone a new skill…but with Jamstik+, they’ll be well on their way.
See the entire gear & gadgets collection from Cult of Mac Deals.
Apps, Software, and Online Courses:
1. uBar 4 – $11.99 (60% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
For people who aren’t the biggest fans of the Mac toolbar, there’s a different way to go: meet uBar 4, a dock replacement that can be set up as a dock or a taskbar for you to customize in the way that works the best for you. Be more productive as you find what you need in just a glance, and get the most out of your Mac with powerful tab grouping options, window previews, in-dock reminders and more. This powerful tool is used by top companies like Google, Facebook, HP, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Tumblr, Intuit and more!
2. The MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle – $15.99 (87% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
The next time you start a binge watching session on your Mac, you won’t need to go to Netflix. The MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle lets you watch DVDs and any video right on your Mac or iOS device without needing to buy a digital copy or even use the Internet. You can easily convert videos and have them ready for your next flight, or couch potato session.
3. Zoolz Cloud Storage: Lifetime of 1TB Instant Vault and 1TB of Cold Storage – $31.99 (98% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
One month we’re adding cloud storage to support the slew of vacation photos we just took — the next month we’re not using that storage (that we just paid for) at all. Zoolz Cloud Storage: Lifetime is a smarter cloud storage solution: it’s broken into 1TB of Instant Vault storage that you can access immediately, and 1TB of Cold Storage for the files and data you don’t need everyday (think tax documents, etc.).
4. VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription – $31.99 (92% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Explore the Internet worry-free with this VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription. Not only does it encrypt your data and include a Smart DNS component that helps you bypass geo-restricted content, it takes zero logs of your activity. How many VPNs can say they practice what they preach (total privacy)?
5. The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle – $39.20 (95% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
With the release of the iPhone X, there’s never been a better time to get in on iOS 11 development. The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle includes a whopping 129 hours of content to get you ahead in the developer game, from understanding machine learning concepts to building apps through hands-on projects. There’s even courses for people with no prior programming experience — so you can get started learning how to make extra side cash in the App Store today.
6. Graphic Design Certification School: Lifetime Subscription – $31.20 (98% off) with coupon code “BFRIDAY20”
Any graphic designer knows – it’s absolutely essential to know the Adobe suite if you plan on having a career in design. This Graphic Design Certification School: Lifetime Subscription trains you in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. The three tools are the trifecta that make up image production, support the design process and help you create special effects for print and digital mediums.