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Anyone who has an iPhone is spoiled for choice when it comes to accessories, but many of the best ones are luxury items that you don’t really need no matter how badly you want them. Luckily, that’s what holiday shopping is for — buying wonderful gifts for the people we love, knowing full well they wouldn’t buy these splurge items for themselves.
No matter what kind of budget you have, you can get plenty of excellent iPhone accessories for a decent price. Although fancy wireless headphones and high-end Bluetooth speakers may cost more; stylish lightning cables, fun phone grips, and excellent wireless chargers can be had for as little as $10.
As Insider Picks’ resident tech geek and iPhone lover, I’ve tested thousands of accessories over the years, and I’ve given many of these accessories as gifts myself over the years — all of which have been received with joy and requests for tech support.
Still shopping for more gifts? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here. Keep scrolling to see all our favorite gifts for iPhone lovers.
A PopSocket grip
It seems like iPhones get bigger every year, so why not buy a nice sturdy PopSocket grip and save your loved one the pinky strain? These handy grips stick on the back of most iPhone cases with ease and pop out twice to provide excellent grip. Your giftee can even use them to prop up their phone so it stands alone as they watch videos.
PopSocket grips come in more patterns, colors, and styles than I can count, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches the personality of your loved one. I personally love my PopSocket grip so much that I can’t imagine life without it.
A long iPhone cable
There are two things wrong with the lightning cable Apple includes in the box with each new iPhone: The cable is too short and it’s too weak. Native Union’s Night Cable solves both those problems with a 10-foot-long durable cable that can easily reach to charge your phone.
It also has a handy knotted weight on it that you can move up and down the cable to ensure that your iPhone stays on the table while it charges without falling or moving. It’s my favorite long iPhone cable.
A really nice leather case
There’s nothing better than a leather iPhone case and Nomad makes our favorite ones. Not only are they durable and protective, but the cases are also made with soft Horween leather that ages beautifully. We can’t recommend these cases enough.