Best gifts for Apple fans priced under $100

in General Discussion edited September 2020
As the holidays approach, everyone is on the lookout for the perfect gift for their family, friends, and coworkers. Here, we've compiled our favorite gifts under $100 that will be perfect for the Apple fan in your life.

Best gifts for Apple fans under 100 dollars

Anker PowerPort III Nano

If your special someone has an iPhone or an iPad, they'll likely love the Anker PowerPort III Nano (review). This compact charger is about as small as it gets but has enough power to fast charge their iPhone to 50% in only 30 minutes. With up to 18W of power, that will also fast charge their iPad or iPad Pro.

Priced at $19.99 on Amazon, this budget-friendly gift can be used as a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift easily. Just make sure they have a USB-C to Lightning cable if being used for their iPhone.

The 18W Anker PowerPort Nano III compared to Apple's 5W charger
The 18W Anker PowerPort Nano III is a great gift idea, offering faster charging compared to Apple's 5W charger

For even more power, there is the PowerPort III Mini which can output 30W of power in a similarly small design. That is easily enough to not only power an iPhone or iPad, but a 2018 or newer MacBook Air in a size smaller than what Apple bundled. The beefier high-speed charger is currently on sale for $25.99 on Amazon.

Anova Precision Cooker Nano

The Anova Precision Cooker Nano
The Anova Sous Vide Cooker can be paired with an iPhone or iPad for enhanced precision

The Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano (review) is a fantastic sous vide cooker that can work on its own, or by being paired to an iPhone or iPad for more control and notifications.

Throw some protein or other food into a bag with seasoning and submerge it in a bath of water with the Anova set to the desired cooking temperature and wait. Not long after they'll have a perfectly cooked piece of meat without losing any of the flavor.

There are a lot of sous vide cookers out there as the technique grows in popularity, but Anova was one of the first to bring it to the masses and the new Nano model makes it even more compact. The Anovoa Precision Cooker Nano is currently on sale for $97 at Amazon.

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

The powerful DJI Osmo Mobile III
The powerful DJI Osmo Mobile III is a perfect gift for Apple iPhone users

Technically, the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a bit above our $100 price point but it is such an excellent device we couldn't help but include it. It received raved reviews when we looked at it earlier this year and it still holds up as a great iPhone accessory.

While photographers and videographers will surely love it, casual uses will find use too as it stabilizes videos and helps shoot cinematic timelapse scenes. Retailing for $119, the DJI Osmo Mobile III is available at Amazon and B&H, with accessories also available bundled as a kit for $139.

Mophie Juice Pack Access

Mophie Juice Pack Access fits all recent iPhones
Mophie Juice Pack Access is available for all recent iPhones, including the new iPhone 11

There are a few battery cases available for iPhone users, but the Mophie Juice Pack Access is one of few available for almost any iPhone from the past few years.

It charges itself and the phone wirelessly and leaves the Lightning port at the bottom free for wired charging, headphones, or CarPlay. Now available for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the Mophie battery case retails for $99.99, but is currently 20% off with exclusive promo code INSIDER20 at ZAGG.

Twelve South HiRise Wireless

Twelve South HiRise wireless 3-in-1 charging pad
Twelve South HiRise wireless 3-in-1 charging pad

Twelve South's HiRise Wireless is a creative multi-use Qi charging stand that works well vertically, but can also be removed and used horizontally as a charging pad or tossed in a bag as a travel charger.

When we reviewed it, we were impressed with the build quality and unique design that simplifies the user experience.

The Twelve South HiRise Wireless Charger sells for $79.95 on Amazon.

AirPods Case

Several of the best cases for AirPods
Several of the best AirPods cases

Everyone loves AirPods, and like phones, many like to adorn their AirPods with protective cases. We looked at a huge variety of cases that will surely fit your giftee.

If those don't fit your needs, we also checked out the new metallic Incase cases and the retro Elago AW3 that was inspired by vintage Macs.

All of these cases fit both the original AirPods as well as the second-generation with wireless charging case.

Prices for AirPods cases can be found for as low as $7 with premium models covered in our roundup retailing anywhere from $29 to $79.

Nomad Base Station

The original Nomad Base Station
The original Nomad Base Station wirelessly charges current iPhones with ease

Nomad has always produced some of the most sought Apple accessories and in 2019, its Base Station was top of our list.

The Nomad Base station has an aluminum body with a Horween leather pad for charging up an iPhone. A second USB-A port fits around back for connecting a second device such as an Apple Watch charging puck.

If you don't mind shelling out a little more, Nomad also offers a version with an integrated Apple Watch charging puck as well as one made of genuine leather and walnut.

Prices for the charging stations start at $84.95 with exclusive coupon code INSIDER15 at

Eve Light Strip

The Eve Lightstrip is the brightest of the bunch
The Eve Lightstrip is the brightest of the bunch

Lightstrips are rampant on Amazon but when it comes to Apple-friendly HomeKit-enabled ones they don't get better than the one offered by Eve.

It connects over Wi-Fi, can be controlled via Siri or scheduled to turn on and off when desired, and is the brightest of the lot.

Plus, light strips are incredibly versatile. It can illuminate under countertops, along baseboards, up stairs, under the sides of the bed, and more. The Eve Light Strip that works with Apple HomeKit sells for $77 at Amazon.

BentoStack Charge

BentoStack Charge for Apple accessories
BentoStack Charge is a useful Apple accessory

BentoStack Charge is a great accessory for dealing with all existing accessories. It has repurposed a traditional Bento Box into a travel case that can hold cables, chargers, memory cards, Apple Watch bands, an Apple Pencil, and more.

Compared to the original BentoStack, BentoStack Charge integrates a battery pack into the lid and allows to charge over USB or Qi, with a price tag of $89.95.

It won't make it in time for the holidays, but Function101 did just launch an updated model with a USB-C hub as well.

Ember ceramic mug

Ember ceramic mug keeps itself, and beverages, warm with an iOS app

As the temperatures drop, more people turn to coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Ember improves the experience by always keeping your drink warm. It comes in both a tumbler as well as a mug and can be controlled and monitored through Bluetooth and its corresponding iOS app.

It was even updated earlier this year with a thicker ceramic wall that helps keep it warmer for longer. Priced at $99.95 on Amazon, the Ember mug makes a great gift for coffee and tea enthusiasts, as well as those looking to curl up with a good book this holiday season.

UpperCase Space Saving MacBook Stand

MacBook vertical stand space saver
The UpperCase Kradl saves space by holding Apple MacBooks in a vertical position

For the business professional or home office user that finds space ever elusive, the Aluminum Vertical MacBook Stand from UpperCase is the perfect solution. Available in your choice of Space Gray or Silver to coordinate with Apple finishes, the UpperCase Kradl is made to fit 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros from 2016 onward.

Designed in California and machined from a single piece of aerospace-grade aluminum, the Kradl is up to 60% smaller than other vertical stands on the market.

Holiday shoppers can pick up UpperCase's Kradl Aluminum Vertical Stand for $29.95 with free shipping on Amazon.


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    fred1fred1 Posts: 728member
    Wow, yet another “news” article with products for sale on . . . (surprise) . . . Amazon. In this case 8 out of 10 items are there. Just how much money do sites like AI, Flipboard, etc. receive from Amazon, or do people today think that there are no other retailers left in this world?
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