2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Apple Devices

November 6, 2018 •

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Apple Devices

The holidays are almost upon us! This means people are flocking to retailers and heading online in droves to find the perfect gifts to give to friends and family. If the person you’re buying a present for is a fan of electronic devices and likes the gear that Apple produces, here’s a 2018 holiday gift guide for Apple devices, ranging from the Apple Watch to the iPad. There’s bound to be something for everyone on your list!

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 3 would be an ideal gift for the people in your life who are motivated to get in shape and stay fit. Apple’s newest version of its smartwatch starts at $279. It’s designed to help wearers monitor their health and stay on top of their workouts. The device will show you how many calories you burn as well as how much time you spent exercising on any given day. What’s more, the Apple Watch includes fall detection and emergency SOS in case of an emergency.

AirPods

AirPods are wireless and provide 5 hours of listening time to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with a single charge. If your recipient is quite active, you’ll be glad to know the charging case actually holds more power, enabling users to get more than 24 hours of listening time. At a cost of $159, they deliver AAC audio and include beam-forming microphones that filter out annoying background noises when you’re making calls.

If you’re curious about how much time is left before you need to recharge, simply say “Hey Siri, how’s the battery on my AirPods?” and you’ll get your answer without having to break a step.

iPads

Apple’s iPads come in a range of sizes and prices, so there’s bound to be a perfect configuration to give to the person you are shopping for. The iPad Mini 4 is the smallest available, with a 7.9-inch Retina display. Next up is the iPad with a 9.7-inch screen. Then there is the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which has higher resolution cameras and is Apple Pencil-compatible.

If your recipient needs a bit more screen space, there’s an 11-inch iPad Pro. Or you could opt for the largest model, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. iPad prices range from $329 to $1,899 depending on configuration and whether they have just Wi-Fi or also cellular connectivity.

Getting More out of an iPad Gift With a Sturdy Tablet Stand

If you’re buying an iPad for someone (or yourself!) this year, it’s a good idea to consider how the device will be used at home or at the office. Instead of having to hold the iPad or letting it lay flat on a table, you can get more out of it by mounting it in a sturdy table stand. This frees up your hands and lets you see the device’s screen at the perfect viewing angle.