The best Mac gift is one that adds to the device in meaningful ways but may not always be the most obvious choice for someone to buy themselves. With the holiday season on the way, it's time to start looking around for that nice present you've been wanting to buy all year. If someone has really been good this year, you could go all the way up to a nice new Mac but you may want to shop around before settling on the right spec configuration.
In our roundup of the best Mac gifts, we go over all different types of gifts you can find around the internet, from the best accessories to protective measures and more. There's so much out there to choose from so use your budget wisely and pick the section that most suits you.
If you're looking to get someone a nice Mac gift but don't necessarily know where to start, iMore's Mac gift guide will help you out.
$50 or less
ODISTAR Desktop Vacuum Cleaner |
$25 $13 at Amazon
Crumbs are the mortal enemy of the desk, the Mac, and life itself. For just over ten bucks you can grab a loved one this epic desktop vacuum cleaner with rechargeable battery. It's a smash hit on Amazon with more than 15,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating!
The Logitech K380 is a super affordable wireless keyboard that's also slim and lightweight. It can pair with up to three devices through Bluetooth, and the keys are circular with a slight curvature for ergonomic comfort. It's one of the best keyboards for Mac.
Anker USB-C 11-in-1 dock | $69.99 at Amazon
This dock is perfect for extending my iPhone’s USB-C port to the extreme. From plugging in my external hard drives to connecting my iPhone to the dock’s Ethernet cable for wired internet, it could be perfect for those just-in-case scenarios. Think of it as a Swiss Army knife for your new phone.
Xbox Core Controller | $59 at Amazon
Though this is highly based on your tastes, I find the Xbox controller to be one of the best out there due to its excellent feel, fantastic triggers, and the lack of a touch button in the middle. It’s a classic design for a reason, and it’s currently on sale.
$100 or more
Mac mini M2 |
$599 $499 at B&H Photo
Under $500 for one of iMore's favorite Macs, what a deal! This Mac mini M2 deal also extends across the range if you want to upgrade your Mac as well – there are significant savings if you want to add more storage or RAM. A great starter desktop Mac for a student or professional.
SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD|
$299 $149 at Amazon
Almost any Mac you buy will come with a fixed amount of SSD storage, so a portable SSD is the perfect way to expand that. 2TB for $149 is an absolute steal compared to the price storage used to be a few years ago, and that's down from its usual price of $219, a whopping 33% off! This would make a great gift for anyone working with lots of photos, videos, or data!
SAMSUNG 32" M80C UHD HDR Smart Computer Monitor|
$699 $499 at Amazon
Get 32 inches of 4K display with AirPlay and streaming built-in as well as Samsung's Gaming hub. This is a fantastic companion to any desktop Mac and a great second screen for a laptop. Can also be used for gaming and watching on-demand content from Netflix and beyond!
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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