With magic in the air and gifts at every retailer, now is the best time of year to pick up some Apple iPad gifts. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be easy to get lost in all that is available. Luckily for you, iMore has been on the hunt for some of the best gifts you can get for the best iPad and we have a wide range of items all across different genres and price points.
From great wireless keyboards to the excellent Apple Pencil, iPads have some fantastic accessories that really change how you use them. In our list, we go over all you can find, splitting it up into price categories to work into your gift budget.
With that out of the way, here are the best gifts you can pick up for an iPad, just in time for the holidays.
Best iPad gifts under $50
Most iPads in today's lineup have a USB-C port which means you can connect a USB-C dock for loads more ports. This 7-in-1 dock by CableCreation is a great gift for someone who wants to use their iPad as a laptop replacement giving them more flexibility and options when using the tablet.
A charger? Really? Yes, really. Capable of 100W charging, this GaN II charger has three ports and can efficiently charge almost every Apple device at once. This is the definition of a practical gift, and with the coupon on Amazon falls into the under $50 category. I'd love to unwrap this during the holidays.
Though our choice is for the iPad Air version, the ProCase smart case is an excellent protection solution at a cheap price point, which is particularly good for someone who doesn't want a Magic Keyboard case. if you like a detached keyboard and want something on a budget, this is a great choice.
Best iPad gifts under $100
Ok, a power bank isn't the most exciting gift, but honestly, it's the perfect add-on to an iPad. This power bank is sturdy, comes with a nice bag to travel with, and has a small display on the side that displays the battery percentage. With 20,000mAh to have on reserve for your iPad, you can easily charge Apple's tablet to full when needed.
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 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
If your loved one owns a 10th generation iPad or an older compatible iPad, the 1st gen Apple Pencil is the way to go. Yes, there is a newer USB-C version, but it doesn't have pressure sensitivity, which is crucial for drawing on a tablet. Any artist in your life will love this thoughtful gift.
Best iPad gifts over $100
The best keyboard and trackpad combo for the iPad Pro 111-inch and iPad Air. It has a trackpad, backlit keys, an extra USB-C port to charge your iPad, freeing up the iPad's own USB-C port, and an adjustable angle to ensure you can see that gorgeous display properly.
AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C are the perfect gift for any Apple fan, not just iPad owners. With incredible noise cancelation, fantastic sound, and magical pairing capabilities, there are no better wireless earbuds around. The USB-C version, in particular, is great for iPad owners as it means your loved one doesn't need to carry around any extra cables.
Best iPads for gifting
Need more help? Here's a few of our regular guides to give you inspiration
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.
Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.
John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.
John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.
In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.