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25 Best Gifts for Mac Users This Holiday Season

by Danny Zepeda | November 27, 2018November 27, 2018 12:30 pm PST

You’re going through your holiday shopping and have some Mac users on your list and you’ve Googled “Best Mac Gifts.” Is that correct?

Finding the right gift for specific people can get really tricky. There are a lot of options and it’s hard to pinpoint one particular interest of a person. But if you’ve managed to narrow down the focus to Mac accessories, you are set because we have a ton of different accessories that make fantastic gift options.

Here are the 25 best gifts for Mac users.

Incase Icon Sleeve

The Incase Icon Sleeve is a great gift idea for every MacBook owner. Not only does it look fantastic, it also has a super convenient magnetic opening mechanism that doesn’t require pesky zippers to open. $50

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D-Brand Skin

Customizing a MacBook can prove to be necessary because Apple only sells its laptops in a few colors that you can count on one hand. But with D-Brand’s endless amount of vinyl skins available for any MacBook model, it can truly make the laptop stand out. $25 [D-Brand]

Incase Hardshell Case

We’ve given you a sleeve and vinyl skin option for MacBooks, but if you want to get something a little more protective, Incase’s Hard Shell Case is a great option. It snuggly covers the MacBook and will protect it in case of an unexpected drop while offering cut-outs for the port selection. $50

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Nomad USB-C Cable

With the addition of Thunderbolt 3 to the new iMacs and MacBook, it opens up the door for an impressive data transfer speeds. But you’ll need to the right cable to take advantage of that power and Nomad’s USB-C cable with its 10Gbps data transfer capability is up to the task. $35 [Nomad]

Anker PowerCore+ 21000

You’ve heard of power banks for phones, but have you heard of power banks charging laptops. That’s what the Anker PowerCore+ 21000 can do. In fact, it can charge one MacBook Pro, one iPhone and one iPad on a single charge. That’s plenty of juice to spare. $70

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Tile Pro

MacBooks are very expensive and Find My Mac doesn’t always work as intended when the computer is turned off. The Tile Pro tracker is a great way to add an extra layer of security to keep track of one of the most valuable possessions you can own. $35

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AirPods

Apple has made it clear that the headphone jack has little place in the future. Luckily, it gave us the perfect solution for this wireless life with the AirPods as they seamlessly connect from an iPhone to a Mac in mere seconds. $159 [Apple]

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Headphones

I’ve talked about AirPods because of their convenience, but if you’re looking for raw audio capability, Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50X professional headphones are the way to go. The professional grade headphones offer class-leading sound in an over-the-ear design. $150

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Herschel Little America Backpack

A backpack is an underrated accessory for a MacBook. It needs to have a compartment that snuggly keeps it safe and Herschel’s Little America Backpack does that with a sleeve that’s padded and fleeced and can fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro. $90

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Vanja SD Card Reader

With the shift to USB-C on the MacBooks, who ever owns one will like be needing some dongles to add port functionality. Vanja’s SD Card readers adds an SD and MicroSD card reader with USB-C, USB-A and MicroUSB connectors. $12

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Satechi USB-C Adapter

While on the topic of dongles, if you need something a little more robust than a standard SD card adapter, Satechi’s USB-C Hub adapter adds a myriad of ports including two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, HDMI, MicroSD and SD card slots. $83

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Samsung T5 SSD

Every MacBook nowadays starts with a paltry 128GB of storage. Some can make it work, but others can’t. Samsung’s T5 portable 500GB SSD drive is a great solution to add some extra storage by offloading some content you won’t need while still being easily accessible. $115

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Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable

Seeing as every major Mac computer has gone the way of USB-C, the USB-C to Lightning cable will prove to be necessary to any Mac and iPhone user. Apple offers one of the only few options available in the classic white finish. $35 [Apple]

Grovemade Monitor Stand

A great monitor stand is a terrific gift idea for an iMac user. On top of matching the level of the display to your eye sight to avert neck issues, it’s a great way to add a flair of aesthetic to a desk. Grovemade’s Walnut Monitor Stand is one of the most stylish options available. $139 [Grovemade]

Twelve South Dock

Having a sweet desk setup isn’t complete without the perfect dock and Twelve South’s Dock is one of the most elegant choices. It has a curved design that is available in three different colors, including Silver and Space Grey to match the color of MacBooks and a birch finish. $50

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Satechi USB-C Hub

In the same vain as the MacBook adapter, Satechi’s USB-C Hub for the iMac puts the back-mounted ports to a much more convenient location. It includes a USB-C port, three USB-A ports and SD Card reader. $35

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Grovemade Felt Desk Pad

On the topic of a desk setup, an unexpected addition to adding style to a desk is a felt pad. Grovemade makes a fantastic one that adds some padding and aesthetic style. $99 [Grovemade]

Nomad Mousepad

Nomad makes some of the best leather accessories and its Horween Leather mousepad is a fantastic gift idea. It’s a high quality product with an extra large surface perfect for any mouse. $60

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Apple Magic Trackpad 2

If you’re not much of a mouse fan, Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 is a great back up plan. It features an expansive area that utilizes macOS’ gesture controls, offers Force Touch functionality and can be charged via Lightning. $125

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Logitech MX Master 2S

Logitech has the mouse market on lockdown with its MX Master line. The MX Master 2S offers everything that is great about the line: ergonomic design, three different Bluetooth profiles and re-mappable buttons that can perform any Mac function. $87

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Logitech Craft Advance Keyboard

The best keyboard available right now is Logitech’s Craft Advance Keyboard. On top of a completely customizable crown and media number keypad, it also offers backlit keys that make it way easier to type in dimly lit settings. $177

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Seagate Backup Hard Drive

One of the best accessories a desktop setup can have is a backup hard drive. Seagate’s 4TB portable hard drive offers ample storage without breaking the bank. $97

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Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station

We’ve suggested docks, but the Henge Dock Vertical Dock offers the dock along with a direct connection to your monitor setup. It’s a clean and graceful solution to dock your MacBook. $149 [Henge Docks]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

If you want to bypass the graceful solution just presented for something a little more powerful, look no further than the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. It comes with an impressive port offering that includes five USB-A ports, ethernet, regular Thunderbolt port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and SD Card reader. $259

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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