Black Friday Apple deals gift guide — the best holiday ideas for less than $100

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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

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

Apple Pencil 1st gen | $99

Apple Pencil 1st gen | $99 $79 at Amazon

A great gift for a budding artist, or anyone who owns an iPad for school, notetaking, or just sketching ideas and drawings. Double-check the compatibility between the Pencil and the iPad you're buying. 

HomePod mini | $99

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

Cosmic Red DualSense Controller | $74

Cosmic Red DualSense Controller | $74 $49 at Amazon

This is indeed a PlayStation 5 controller, but it can be used with an iPad, iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV for gaming on-the-go or at home. 

8Bitdo Sn30 Pro Bluetooth Controller | $44

8Bitdo Sn30 Pro Bluetooth Controller | $44 $31 at Amazon

This Bluetooth controller is a very cool retro option for gamers on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. With all the connectivity and features you could possibly need. 

8Bitdo Lite SE Bluetooth Gamepad | $35

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

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

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.

Anker Magnetic Power Bank 10,000mAh| $45

Anker Magnetic Power Bank 10,000mAh| $45 $31 at Amazon

This Anker Magnetic Power Bank provides on-the-go power for any MagSafe iPhone, with charging at 7.5w and plenty of juice. If you don't have a MagSafe iPhone you can still use the cable to charge your iPhone too. Now 30% off!

UGREEN RG 65W USB C Charger | $49

UGREEN RG 65W USB C Charger | $49 $39 at Amazon

This cute charger is a tiny compact robot that can deliver 65W of USB-C power, perfect for charging any iPhone, as well as other devices such as the MacBook or iPad. Right now it's 20% off and just $39. 

Gifts for iPad users

Kimdoole Magnetic iPad Stand | $61

Kimdoole Magnetic iPad Stand | $61 $52 at Amazon

For 15% off this stand, you can place your iPad at a level where it meets your eye-line. This way, you're not turning your neck repeatedly to watch a movie. Place this behind your Mac and have the best of both worlds.

Apple Smart Keyboard | $159

Apple Smart Keyboard | $159 $79 at Amazon

If you know someone with the iPad Pro 10.5, an older iPad Air, or the 9th generation iPad, this keyboard is the perfect companion and is currently half price. 

Gifts for Mac users

Samsung T350 Monitor | $149

Samsung T350 Monitor | $149 $89 at Amazon

This 1080p monitor is the perfect partner to a MacBook or desktop Mac, ideally a second screen or a small primary monitor for extra screen real estate.

NZXT Function MiniTKL | $100

NZXT Function MiniTKL | $100 $49 at Amazon

This epic little keyboard is great for gaming. It's compact, made from premium materials, and has some delicious lighting, the perfect Mac companion for any budding gamer. 

Gifts for the smart home

Philips Hue White and color A21 | $65

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

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

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.

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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.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

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