Best gifts for Apple fans [Gift Guide 2018]

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Apple gift guide 2018
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Gift guide 2018 bugBuying for an Apple fan who already has the latest products and accessories doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a ton of great gifts out there, like beautiful books showcasing Apple design, cool cushions that carry familiar Apple logos and slogans, and more.

In this gift guide, we’ve hand-picked a bunch of awesome products that would make any Apple fan insanely happy this holiday season. They’re products we’ve used, reviewed, and would recommend ourselves — and there’s something to suit every budget.

Designed by Apple book
The best book for any Apple fan.
Photo: Apple

Designed by Apple in California

If there’s one thing Apple fans love, it’s admiring Apple devices. Designed by Apple in California is a gorgeous coffee table book that lets them do just that. The official Apple release chronicles 20 years of Apple design, from the iMac to the Apple Pencil, through 450 photographs.

The book, which took eight years to create, also provides a look at Apple’s design and manufacturing processes, including the innovative materials and techniques it uses. It’s printed on specially milled German paper with gilded matte silver edges, and is available in two sizes: 10.2 x 12.8 inches and 13 x 16.3 inches. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Apple

Think Steve Jobs was tough as a boss? Lisa Brennan-Jobs memoir "Small Fry" tells what he was like as a father.
Think Steve Jobs was tough as a boss? Here’s what he was like as a father.
Photo: Luke Dormehl/Cult of Mac

Steve Jobs’ daughter tells her story

Small Fry is the autobiography of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter Steve Jobs didn’t (initially) want. Sad, sometimes disturbing, but so much more than a misery memoir, this is a different look at Apple’s charismatic founder, told from the perspective of his oldest child. Well worth a read. — Luke Dormehl

Buy from: Amazon

Apple gift cards
You can’t go wrong with gift cards.
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Gift cards are always a winner

If you just don’t know what to buy the Apple lover in your life, a gift card might just be best. They can spend it on whatever they like, and you can have it sent to them by mail or email, so it’s ideal for friends and relatives who live abroad.

You can buy App Store and iTunes gift cards for as little as $10, while Apple Store gift cards start at $25. Follow the link below to find more information on the Apple website. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Apple

Throwboy products
How awesome are these?
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The coolest cushions and t-shirts

For the friend who likes everyone to know they’re an Apple fan, you should check out some of the wonderful cushions and t-shirts from Throwboy. They’re all inspired by Apple products and designs, like the Finder icon and iMac pillows, and the Think Different sweater. They also offer a number of awesome emoji pillows, including the lovable poop emoji. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Throwboy

Twelve South candle
It “smells like a great idea.”
Photo: Twelve South

The candle that complements a Mac

Twelve South is famous for its wonderful accessories for Apple devices, but did you know that it also offers candles that Apple fans are sure to love. Its N°2 candle “smells like a great idea,” with strong notes of bergamot, lemon, and tarragon, and it comes in a Mac-inspired vessel. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Twelve South

AirPods in case
AirPods are for everyone.
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AirPods should be on everyone’s shopping list

Apple’s on a mission to eliminate the headphone jack entirely, which means wireless headphones are the way forward. And they don’t come much better than AirPods for those who use Apple devices.

AirPods offers super-simple connectivity, great sound and reliability, and terrific battery life. They also come in a handy charging case that keeps them safe while they’re rolling around in the bottom of a bag.

No matter who you give AirPods to, or what they’ll use them to listen to, they’ll be delighted. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Apple

AirFly lets you connect your AirPods to almost anything
AirFly connects to anything with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Photo: Twelve South

Use AirPods with anything

For those who already have AirPods, there’s the AirFly — another product from Twelve South that lets you connect your Apple headphones to almost anything. Its headphone jack can be plugged into a handheld console, gym equipment, and even airplane seats to allow them to connect with AirPods wirelessly, and setup couldn’t be simpler.

AirFly lasts for up to 8 hours on a single charge and has a rechargeable battery built-in. It’s tiny so that you can stick it in your pocket and take it anywhere, and it’s affordable at $39.99. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Twelve South

Apple TV Siri Remote
An Apple TV under the tree is sure to bring a smile.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Entertainment at its best

Apple TV 4K is the best entertainment product for any Apple fan. Not only does it provide access to services like Netflix and Hulu, and a growing catalog of tvOS apps and games, but it’s the easiest way to stream content from your iTunes library or other Apple devices to a TV. — Killian Bell

Buy from: Apple