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AppAdvice ultimate gift guide: 15 stocking stuffers $25 and under for any Apple fan

AppAdvice ultimate gift guide: 15 stocking stuffers $25 and under for any Apple fan

December 19, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is quickly coming to an end. We’ve previously highlighted some perfect accessory gifts for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But today, in our final gift guide of the 2014 season, we’re bringing back our popular look at some stocking stuffers costing $25 and under. Enjoy!

Tile, $25


If someone you know keeps losing their keys or other important objects, the Tile is perfect. The small Bluetooth tracker can be placed almost anywhere. And with the companion app, you can find exactly where your keys are or see where they were last left.

Nude for the iPhone 6 from SwitchEasy, $24.99


Adding just 0.6mm of thickness to the slim new handset, SwitchEasy’s Nude case is a nice choice for iPhone 6 owners. Buyers can select from either a clear or black version of the case. The case is made with a strong and scratch-resistant material.

Trapper Keeper Folio Case for the iPad mini, $12.99


Go back in time with this fun, retro case for any generation of iPad mini. The soft interior lining protects the screen while the stand can place your tablet into a number of viewing angles. And it’s a Trapper Keeper, what could be better?

Game of Phones, $20


A perfect combination of card game and smartphone, Game of Phones offers a fun way to spend those cold, winter nights. One player picks a card and acts as judge for the round. Some of the fun prompts include things like “Show your most useless app.” The judge picks a winner for the round, and the first player who comes out on top for 10 rounds wins the game.

The Macro Lens Band, $15


Fitting absolutely any iOS device with a camera, the Macro Lens Band is an inexpensive way to add some flair to your photography. The band contains its own built-in macro lens and can be placed on your device quickly and easily. It can fit on a card in your wallet or around your wrist when not in use. You don’t need any special app to start taking some extreme closeups.

Belkin Car Vent Mount for iPhone, $24.99


Able to hold even the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Belkin’s Car Vent Mount works with most car vents and allows you to rotate your phone 360 degrees for either a landscape or portrait view of the screen. A cable holder helps prevent tangling.

Cocoon Grid-It Organizing System, $19.95


A nice way to finally start organizing that messy gadget bag, the Grid-It is a completely customizable system with a number of rubberized elastic straps. A medium version of the system is just $5 more.

Kanex Go Daddy Plus, $24.95


Be the hero of the office and any party with Kanex’s Go Daddy Plus. Along with a portable Lightning charger, the carabiner clip can also act as a bottle opener. You can choose from a black or white version.

Syncable Duo from Tylt, $24.99


A 2-in-1 cable, the Syncable Duo can charge both Lightning iOS devices and other micro-USB electronics. The MFi certified cable comes in a number of different color choices and is 1-foot long. Longer cables cost a little more.

Crayola Trace and Draw, $19.99


Compatible with either the iPad or iPad mini, the Crayola Trace and Draw system is a perfect gift idea for any tablet loving child. Using a sheet of paper and the light from a tablet’s screen, kids can create their own coloring pages with the free companion app. The included clip holds your paper securely to the tablet’s screen.

Recoil Winders, $9.99


One thing messier than my gadget bag is my desk. But the Recoil Winders want to tame your ever growing assortment of cords. They can wind and store almost any cord, up to 60 inches long.

Adonit Jot Pro Stylus, $24.15


While more expensive stylus options connect to an iPad or iPad mini via Bluetooth, Adonit’s Jot Pro is an inexpensive way to write or draw. A precision disc shows you exactly where the stylus is on the iPad’s screen. The silver version is $24.15 while other color choices are under $30.

Speck SmartShell for the iPad Air, $24


A well-designed compliment to Apple’s Smart Cover, Speck’s Smart Shell protects the back of the original iPad Air. You can select from a clear or smoke version of the shell.

Toddy Gear Boost+, $24.99


Toddy Gear has branched out with the new Boost+ collection. Along with a 5-inch by 7-inch microfiber cleaning cloth and storage pouch, the company throws in a 2,200 mAH backup battery. Buyers can select from three different designs.

iFrogz Tadpole Active, $19.99


If you’re looking to pump up the volume just a bit, iFrogz Tadpole Active features an included clip that helps make the Bluetooth speaker truly portable. Along with being water and dust resistant, the built-in microphone even allows you to take hands-free phone calls while on the go. The battery can provide up to three hours of music playback.