Black Friday isn't just a great time to pick up the best Apple deals for yourself, it's also a great time to buy gifts for friends, family, and loved ones ahead of the holiday season. But there are so many gift choices and ideas that knowing where to start can be a daunting prospect. Depending on who you're buying for, there are so many factors to consider. Thankfully, there's a wide ecosystem of accessories for every Apple product on the market, and even Apple products themselves that are cheap enough to land in our sub-$100 Apple gift guide for the holiday season.
So take a look at some of the best Apple Black Friday deals we've seen so far, and leverage those Black Friday savings to surprise and delight those around you.
Black Friday Apple gift guide — $100 or less
Gifts from Apple
Airpods 2nd Generation |
$129 $99 at Amazon
AirPods 2 would make a great gift for a young teenager or family member who already owns an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. They'll pair nice and quickly with all of these devices and are great for listening to music on the go. However, they're not Apple's latest and greatest AirPods
HomePod mini |
$99 $94 at B&H Photo
This is a wicked smart speaker and perfect for any Apple user. It can fill a room with sound and is a great companion for any kitchen, dorm room, bedroom, office, or really anywhere else. There's four colors to choose from including three vibrant options in blue, orange, and yellow.
Gifts for gamers
8Bitdo Lite SE Bluetooth Gamepad |
$35 $22 at Amazon
This deal is for a much smaller controller, perfect for slipping into your pocket with your iPhone. This is the lowest price for the little controller, saving you $7 on full price to bring it ever closer to $20. This one doesn’t come with a cradle for your phone, so bear that in mind when you buy one.
Gifts for iPhone users
ESR 3-in-1 charger |
$89.99 $69.99 at Amazon
The ESR 3-in-1 charger is a convenient little stand capable of charging an Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods all at the same time and it even comes with an adjustable stand for displaying the phone and a foldable design for taking it on the go. At $69.99, it is also the lowest price we’ve seen it at so far.
Apple MagSafe Duo |
$129 $79 at Woot
The Apple MagSafe Duo is great because it will charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch with two different pads. There’s a MagSafe puck for your phone, and then an Apple Watch charger next to it. It needs to be plugged into the wall, but it’s great if you’re staying in a hotel and want to keep baggage down. This $30 saving is a good one as well, giving you a much-needed saving.
Gifts for iPad users
Gifts for Mac users
Gifts for the smart home
Philips Hue White and color A21 |
$65 $57 at Amazon
Philips Hue bulbs are some of the best smart lights out there, and this is the base bulb that sits at the core of the product line. It can change color on command and works seamlessly with most smart home setups. HomeKit requires an extra hub, however, so bear that in mind. This is a small saving but an appreciated one.
LIFX Color A19 |
$30 $23 at Amazon
This LIFX bulb will work out of the box with HomeKit, without the need for any kind of extra hub. It’s a good price too, and this deal only makes it a little cheaper again. It changes color, screws into any screw-fit light fitting, and works seamlessly with your smart home setup.
Nanoleaf Essentials Smart LED Color-Changing Light Bulb |
$20 $15 at Amazon
Nanoleaf is one of my favorite smart light makers, and it makes some of the best around. This is the smart bulb that makes up the base of a nanoleaf lighting setup, and it’s something I’ve got all around my house at this point. This deal makes it a little cheaper, so that you can get more for less.
Grab bargains on Apple devices this Black Friday
If you're looking for the best Black Friday Apple deals as the annual sales season kicks off, we've got you covered. From now right through to Cyber Monday on November 27, we'll be serving up the best offers on iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad, HomeKit smart home devices and more. Save a small fortune by checking back on our daily deals coverage.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9