Best gifts for Apple Watch fans [Gift Guide 2018]

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Don’t leave your holiday shopping until the last minute. With Cult of Mac’s handy gift guides, you can find the perfect presents and get them all early for a stress-free December.

Gift guide 2018 bugOur guides are filled with fantastic gadgets and accessories that Apple fans will love. We’ve handpicked only the best — things we’ve used, reviewed, and would recommend — so that you can be sure your money is being well spent.

This guide focuses on the Apple Watch owners in your life, and it features something to suit every budget.

Historic shipwreck leaves its mark on green leather Apple Watch band

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The Russian Green band is made from embossed calf's leather. The unique crosshatch pattern offers a discreet yet remarkable texture and is highly resistant to wear.
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Sometimes even an item as mundane as a watch strap tells a story. And the Russian Green Leather Apple Watch Band by Clessant has a cool one.

The band’s design is inspired by leather discovered in a doomed shipwreck more than 200 years ago. Clessant takes this inspiration to new levels and brings this unique discovery to light with its modern-day interpretation of this age-old Russian leather.

25 Apple Watch-inspired gifts for every type of dad [Save 10%]

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Cult of Mac Watch Store's Father's Day gift guide takes all the hassle out of shopping for pops.
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If Dad wears Apple Watch, Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Father’s Day gift guide gives him what he wants.

We’ve rounded up Apple Watch bands and accessories at price points high, low and in between. Use this code at checkout for 10 percent off your purchase: DAD2018

Buttery-smooth Barenia leather makes this Series 3 band soft yet strong [Review]

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The delicate accent stitching looks great, but there's more to this Apple Watch band than meets the eye. Clessant uses prized Barenia leather from the Haas Tannery in France.
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Best List: Clessant Gold Barenia Apple Watch Band

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to beat basic black. However, sometimes you want a little something extra — a color and design that adds subtle interest without going over the top. The Clessant Gold Barenia Apple Watch band joins its black counterpart and does the trick, thanks to fine off-white stitching that looks almost like racing stripes.

If Mom loves Apple Watch, she’ll love these gifts! [Mother’s Day Gift Guide]

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The editors of Cult of Mac Watch Store have rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked for Mom in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.  
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13 — mark that down and get ready to pay homage to the woman who gave you life. How about a little something for her Apple Watch?

Cult of Mac has rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked for Mom in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

If you mother is a nerd, a Luddite, a traveler or style maven, we’ve got you covered. There’s a unique gift for every Apple Watch-loving momma out there. Check out Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and shop now for on-time delivery. 

Luck o’ the Irish: Save 20 percent on green Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today only, take 20 percent any green Apple Watch band in Cult of Mac's Watch Store.
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As St. Patrick’s Day imbibing commences, Cult of Mac offers up all things green for your Apple Watch band-buying pleasure.

We’ve scoured the Watch Store to feature eight special bands in green from these great companies: Casetify, Clessant, E3 Supply Co. and Ullu. Today only, save 20 percent on these Irish-inspired Apple Watch bands by using code IRISH2018 at Watch Store checkout!

Save big on Apple Watch bands during our President’s Day Sale!

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We’ve rounded up some amazing brands for this huge sale including: OleksynPrannyk, E3 Supply Co., Rilee & Lo, Strapple, Clessant, Just Mobile and more.
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It’s President’s Day weekend — a great reason to offer some huge savings on top-brand Apple Watch bands over the holiday.

In a few clicks, you’ll find incredible savings on Apple Watch bands and accessories during Cult of Mac Watch Store’s biggest sale since Black Friday — three days of massive savings.

We’ve rounded up some amazing brands for this huge sale including: OleksynPrannyk, E3 Supply Co., Rilee & Lo, Strapple, Clessant, Just Mobile and more. These brands are offering up to 20 percent off regular prices!

Rest-assured that bands sold in our Watch Store are high-quality and recommended by Cult of Mac — we’ve touched, worn, reviewed and recommend everything we sell. Sale ends Monday at midnight. Happy shopping!

Embellish your wrist with a one-of-a-kind batik Apple Watch band

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Clessant's Batik Apple Watch Bands are a beautiful blend of ancient Indonesian art, batik, and French leather-making. Available in red or blue.

Make your Apple Watch your own with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take.

The Batik Strap from French company Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can take a look at it now in Cult of Mac’Watch Store.

Luxurious leather makes this Apple Watch band feel buttery-smooth [Review]

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Clessant uses prized Barenia leather from the Haas Tannery in France.
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Best List: Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch Band

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to beat basic black. However, sometimes you want a little something extra — a design that adds subtle interest without going over the top. The Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch band does the trick, thanks to fine off-white stitching that looks almost like racing stripes.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Podcasting 101, iOS beta 4 changes, Juuk’s Rainbow Apple Watch band and more!

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One thing that sets apart the amateurs from the professionals is good content, but the other is production values.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, amateur podcaster and video-tutorial creator, Chris Ward, shares what he’s learned, along with recommendations on the hardware, software and techniques to get you started podcasting using your Mac.

We’ve got video of iOS 11 beta 4 changes, and how the flashlight mode on iPhone helped a photographer light the simulated workspace of European astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Check out the long-awaited Rainbow Apple Watch Band from Juuk, and more.  Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.