Best Valentine’s Day gifts for Apple fans [Gift Guide]

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Valentine’s Day gift guide 2019
Gifts that are guaranteed to bring a smile.
Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, which means it’s time to start shopping for that special someone in your life. If they’re a fan of Apple products and awesome gadgets to go with them, Cult of Mac is here to help.

Our Valentine’s Day gift guide is full of great gift ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face. We have beautiful books about Apple’s most iconic devices, the coolest cushions and T-shirts, and must-have accessories.

No matter what your budget, you’ll find something they’ll love almost as much as you. (Maybe even more?)

Valentine’s Day gifts for Apple fans

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 silver edges, and is available in two sizes: 10.2 x 12.8 inches and 13 x 16.3 inches.

Buy from: Apple

small fry
A revealing glimpse at Steve Jobs the person.
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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.

Buy from: Amazon

Throwboy products
How awesome are these?
Photo: Throwboy

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 retro Think Different sweater. They also offer a number of awesome emoji pillows, including the lovable poop emoji.

Buy from: Throwboy

AirPods in case
AirPods are for everyone.
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Every Apple fan deserves a pair of AirPods

Apple’s on course to eliminate the headphone jack entirely and there’s no turning back, 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.

Buy from: Apple

AirFly brings pristine wireless listening to any and every location.
AirFly brings pristine wireless listening to any and every location.
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, televisions, 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.

Buy from: Twelve South

Apple leather iPhone case
The best case for iPhone.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s leather cases are always a winner

For premium protection that’s as pretty as the iPhone itself, look no further than Apple’s official leather case selection. Available for iPhone 7 and later, these cases come in a range of pretty colors — all made from the finest European leather.

They’re nice and slim so they don’t make your iPhone too bulky, but they’re still robust enough to protect it against dings and drops. They also have a soft, microfiber lining that helps prevent debris from scratching your iPhone should it make its way inside the case.

You almost certainly won’t find a nicer, more attractive case for iPhone.

Buy from: Apple

Apple Music gift card
All the music they could ever want.
Photo: Apple

Give the gift of music

Everyone loves music, so for those who already have everything, an Apple Music gift card is ideal. You can buy them for as little as $10, which is great if you’re shopping on a tight budget. They will grant access to a library of millions of tracks for at least a month.

You can also have your gift cards mailed or emailed to their recipients, so if for whatever reason you won’t be seeing your loved one on Valentine’s Day, or you left your shopping until the last minute, they’re perfect.

Buy from: Apple

IPad Pro Apple Pencil Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil is a drawer’s dream.
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Apple Pencil is the perfect companion for iPad

The Apple Pencil is an essential accessory for any iPad owner who likes to write and draw. It’s also the best stylus money can buy for iOS, offering incredibly accuracy, terrific pressure-sensitivity, and great battery life.

If you’re gifting an Apple Pencil, however, be sure to purchase the right model. There’s a new version for the latest lineup of iPad Pros. (Earlier Apple tablets only work with the original.)

Buy from: Apple

Fortnite on iPad with SteelSeries Nimbus
The SteelSeries Nimbus is the best controller for iPad.
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SteelSeries takes mobile gaming to the next level

For those who play games on their Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, the SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller is a must.

Its traditional design makes it a joy to hold even for long periods. Plus, its built-in battery keeps going for up to 40 hours on a single charge — and can be topped up with a Lightning cable. It packs all the buttons required for iOS games, pressure-sensitivity for precise control, and console-style analog sticks.

The Nimbus proves especially great for making mobile Fortnite even more awesome.

Buy from: Amazon