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Last call for Apple gifts shipped in time for Christmas

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Sure, this is mustache-less Ted Lasso from a 2022 holiday animated short, but the coach looks pretty worried his gifts won't get to Kansas by Christmas.
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Thursday is the last day you can order a gift from Apple and expect it to arrive before December 25 in the United States, according to the company’s holiday shipping guidelines.

But don’t despair. You can still order Apple products for pick-up or delivery from a local Apple Store.

Bag bargains on Macs, iPads and Studio Displays while you can

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Discounted iMacs are on the gift list this season at bargain site Woot!
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Amazon bargain site Woot! would never miss out on giving you discounted gift options on Apple gear for the holidays, and so it offers a sale right on the heels of Cyber Monday.

iMacs, Mac minis, MacBooks, iPads, Studio Displays — the list of 18 items at up to 51% off is well worth a look. Sale goes through December 5, but these deals likely will sell out early.

Grab these 8 great stocking stuffers for techies before it’s too late

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What's small, not-too-pricey and perfect for geeks? The ideal stocking stuffer.
What's small, not-too-pricey and perfect for geeks over the holidays? The ideal stocking stuffer.
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The holiday season is fast-unfolding, and Christmas will be here before Hermey the elf from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer can say “Well, sir, someday I’d like to be a dentist.”

So it’s time to act fast if you want to get a gadget-y gift for the techie or geek in your life in time for deliveries by December 25. Check out some cool ideas below.

They’re all small enough to fit in a stocking; prices range from a cheap $20 to a few hundred bucks (for those very special stockings). And there’s plenty more good stuff in the Cult of Mac Store.

Top 10 Momax gifts for travel, WFH and Apple power users

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Holiday shopping guide: If there's an Apple fan on your holiday shopping list, they'll love Momax gear.
If there's an Apple fan on your holiday shopping list, they'll love Momax gear.
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‘Tis the season for outstanding and affordable accessories for your Apple products, and Momax is playing Santa Claus. The company offers 10 great products for travelers, work-from-home toilers and Apple power users alike.

And rest assured, in addition to discounts available on Amazon for the devices, you can take another 15% off with the special coupon code CULTXMAS2022. Happy holidays!

Apple Watch makes more holiday wish lists than iPad or MacBook

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Is an Apple Watch on your wish list? You're not alone.
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More people are hoping for an Apple Watch than an iPad or MacBook this holiday season, a sign of the growing popularity of this wearable.

That said, plenty of people want this company’s tablets and notebooks too. And a shiny new iPhone is the item Apple fans are wishing for the most . 

Great tech gift ideas for people on the go [Deals]

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This travel gear will make life easier for the road warriors on your gift list.
This travel gear will make life easier for the road warriors on your gift list.
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One of the best parts of modern tech is that you can take it anywhere. Not so great is how much traveling with technology can become complicated by, well, traveling, especially in the car. We’ve rounded up some of the best gift ideas for anyone who likes to get around and stay connected.

Last-minute gift ideas for the comfort-minded and tech-conscious [Deals]

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It's time to wrap up that shopping.
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The days are ticking away until you’re expected to present that special someone in your life with a thoughtful gift. If you’re stressing out about what to get, or what you might end up paying, take a look at this list of awesome gifts available at a fraction of the usual price. From DIY electronics to bluetooth speakers and even world class socks, whoever you’re shopping for, we’ve got you covered.

The Cult of Mac gift list, optimized for maximum cool at minimum cost [Deals]

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‘Tis the season to freak out over what to get for the tech savvy folks in our lives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast variety of gadgets and gear on offer these days, especially if you’re on a budget, which is why we’ve put together this list of five deals on some of the coolest gifts out there. From USB-powered guitars to VR headsets and upgraded SNES controllers, pick up one or grab the whole list — there’s something here for everyone.

Bored with stocking stuffers? An iPhone laser can probably fix that. [Deals]

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The Juiceboxx Charger Case is just one of the stocking stuffers that should be on your list.
The Juiceboxx Charger Case is just one of the stocking stuffers that should be on your list.
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Candy canes are great and all, but in this day and age we’ve come to expect something more when digging into our stockings. Thankfully some of the neatest stuff for stockings, whether portable power, phone-mounted lasers or hands free mounts — is also super affordable. The following are just a few of the awesome stocking stuffers we’ve gathered at Cult of Mac Deals.

Last chance to save big on these digital goodies in our site-wide Black Friday sale [Deals]

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Turkey Day has come and gone, and the Black Friday deals are about to do the same. Get in on these last minute bargains on a guitar that’s also a MIDI controller, and an HD security camera that connects in real-time through Wi-Fi. Plus, by entering the coupon code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ at checkout you’ll save an extra 15%.

This six-bladed drone fits in the palm of your hand [Deals]

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With six propellers, SKEYE's Hexa Drone has unparalleled stability and maneuverability, and fits in your hand.
With six propellers, SKEYE's Hexa Drone has unparalleled stability and maneuverability, and fits in your hand.
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If you’ve played with one of the many palm-sized, office-friendly drones on the market, you know they can be more than a little squirrely. SKEYE has made a mini drone that’s a whole lot more stable — the trick was adding another pair of rotors. It’s a major upgrade for an already crazy fun toy, and you can get one for just $45. Get an additional 15% all drones with coupon code: DRONE15.

Unique gifts for the Apple fanatic in your life

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A Lego Mac might be the perfect gift for the Apple fan in your life. Photo: Chris McVeigh.
A Lego Mac might be the perfect gift for the Apple fan in your life. Photo: Chris McVeigh

What do you get for the Apple nut in your life? You know the type. They live and breathe Apple — but they already have every Apple product under the sun. Plus all the accessories.

iPod? Got it. iPhone wallet case? Got it. Steve Jobs bobblehead? Got it.

Well, I’ll bet a testicle they don’t have some of this stuff.

Digifit Giving Away $80 ANT+ Dongle With Purchase of $15 App

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Need a last-minute stocking stuffer, or wondering how to keep that New Year’s resolution? Digifit is giving away its $80 ANT+ Digifit Connect — just download their free Digifit app, then pop for the $15 in-app upgrade (which allows the app to connect with the dongle).

The idea is pretty much the same as with the Wahoo Fisica dongle (also $80): Attach the Digifit Connect to an iPhone (or iPad or iPod) and it’ll communicate with any ANT+ heart-rate monitor, footpod, bicycle cadence or speed sensor; then workout data can be tracked and analyzed through the Digifit app, or download the data to one of several websites, like New Leaf Fitness.