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25 Best Smartphone Cases To Gift This Holiday Season

by Danny Zepeda | December 3, 2018December 3, 2018 9:30 am PST

Smartphones have become a crucial part of our livelihoods. We use them for just about everything, be it staying connected or staying informed. But in the past few years, smartphone design has taken a brittle turn.

Just about every modern smartphone is made of a metal frame sandwiched together by two very breakable pieces of glass. One wrong slip and you’ll be dealing with cracks all over your display. This makes a smartphone case a necessary accessory if you want to skip an expensive repair.

We’ve compiled a list of the best smartphones cases for multiple smartphones.

Here are the 25 best smartphone cases you can gift this holiday season.

Tech 21 Evo Check Case

Tech21 has long been a fixture in the smartphone case market with its durable cases. Combining a slim profile outfitted with the high performing impact material of FlexShock, it’ll dutifully protect any iPhone. $40

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case

The Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case for the iPhone XS offers a flexible bumper made of military-grade Air Cushion Technology with a clear rigid back that still shows off that beautiful smartphone of yours. $14

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Spigen Tough Armor Case

Contrasting from the previous case, Spigen’s Tough Armor Case is all about durability. It comes with two layers of impact resistance in a form-fitted and ergonomic frame. $16

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Nomad Rugged Leather Case

Nomad makes some of the best leather goods around and its Rugged Leather case for the iPhone carries on that legacy. The back part offers a rich Horween leather finish while the bumper is made of a durable and fully wrapped construction. $45

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Nomad Rugged Folio Case

Nomad’s Rugged Folio Case carries the same characteristics of its Rugged Leather Case, just with a folio cover that can hold up to three cards. $60 [Nomad]

Speck Presidio Stay Clear Case

Speck’s Presidio Stay Clear Case does just that, it stays clear to show off that spectacular iPhone of yours. It is made of the dynamic shock-absorbing material Impactium Clear all in a slim profile. $23

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Speck CandyShell Case

The CandyShell is Speck’s flagship case that’s been around for many years now. Combining a durable plastic finish with raised rubber ridges that increases grip while decreasing the impact of hard falls. $13

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OtterBox Commuter Case

OtterBox cases aren’t for everybody, but many find them quite useful. The Commuter Case comes with a two-piece design that protects against all types of unexpected drops. $20

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OtterBox Symmetry Clear Case

Seeing as not everybody likes the overprotective nature of the Commuter Case, OtterBox offers a more discrete Symmetry Clear Case that offers all the protection OtterBox cases are known for in a much smaller footprint. $39

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Apple Leather Case

Some of the best cases you can give are made by Apple. Its Leather Case comes in a premium leather finish with matching aluminum buttons and microfiber lining interior to protect it from micro-abrasions. $50

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Apple Silicone Case

The Apple Silicone case is made of a soft touch silicone material with the soft microfiber lining on the inside. $40

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Peel Case

If you’re not a fan of cases but still want a case for your phone, Peel is the way to go. It’s not for maximum protection, but it will still protect your smartphone from scratches while accentuating your iPhone’s premium design. $25 [Peel]

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Google Fabric Case

Following Apple’s lead, Google decided to make its own cases for its Pixel devices and it utilized a unique take on them. Instead of a regular case, it made one with a fabric finish that feels both luxurious and comfortable. $40 [Google]

Spigen Rugged Armor Case

Spigen’s Pixel 3 Rugged Armor case looks great with a dual-tone carbon fiber finish that is made of shock absorption material. $15

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Tech21 Evo Check Case

Tech21 makes its fantastic Evo Check cases for the Pixel 3 as well. It’s still the same slim case with the FlexShock material. $40 [Google]

Tech 21 Evo Check Case

We also included one of Tech21’s Evo Check Case for the Pixel 2. $40

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Bellroy Leather Case

Bellroy makes some of the most luxurious smartphone cases around right now and its Pixel 3 case continues that legacy. It’s made of premium certified leather and a flex polymer that make it easy to use the phone including the Active Edge feature. $45

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case

We already included the Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case for the iPhone, but it deserves another inclusion for the Galaxy Note 9. Its sleek design and hybrid structure give it a unique design. $13

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Samsung Rugged Protective Cover Case

You want to protect your Galaxy Note 9, look no further than the official Samsung Protective Cover Case. It has a military-grade rugged design built to withstand any fall. $40 [Samsung]

Samsung Silicon Cover Case

Borrowing a page from Apple, Samsung made its own Silicon Cover case for the Galaxy S9 that perfectly covers up the phone. It’s made of a soft-touch silicone material that is non-slip for the right mix of style and durability. $10 [Target]

Tech21 Pure Clear Case

Tech21 makes its terrific Pure Clear Case for the Galaxy S9 that offers a thin and lightweight design that will be super comfortable to live with. $40 [Target]

Speck Presidio Clear Case

The Speck Presidio Clear Case is a fantastic case for the Galaxy S9 Plus. Its clear finish lets you show off the phone while the Impactium material provides a dynamic shock-absorbing material. $17

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Spigen Liquid Air Armor Case – OnePlus 6T

The best case option for the OnePlus 6T is the Spigen Liquid Armor Case. It’s slim, form-fitted and super lightweight with the perfect button cutouts for a tactile response. $14

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Spigen Liquid Crystal Case – LG V40

If you are looking for a great LG V40 case, the Spigen Liquid Crystal Case is your best bet. The clear case looks fantastic and is made of a durable TPU that’s anti-slip and lightweight. $10

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Smart View Flip Case – Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Smart View Flip Case is the best option for the Mate 20 Pro. Since it comes directly from Huawei, you know it’ll perfectly fit the phone and be compatible with it. $30

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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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