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An Apple product a day keeps the technology doctors away

Just in case you haven’t noticed, Apple has some amazing products in its stable, other than the Apple Watch or iPhone, of course. While it hasn't brought out an iKettle or iMicrowave (yet), there is seemingly a gadget for every occasion, job or activity.

Know someone who enjoys drawing or an artist who wants to improve their creations? No problem, as there are Pencils and upgraded Trackpads for them. Does a family member want to start streaming? Tim Cook has you covered with the Apple TV. Need to help a forgetful friend locate their keys? Apple’s AirTag.

So, if you have a loved one or a dear friend who simply adores anything and everything Apple, there are more than a few options when it comes to amazing gifts this holiday season.

Best Apple watches and accessories

The pinnacle of Apple Watches, the Ultra 2 comes packed with everything that you’ve ever wanted in a wristwatch. It has a large 49-millimeter display with built-in GPS and cellular connectivity, features the rugged titanium case and Alpine Loop band, and the battery lasts up to 72 hours in low-power mode.

Apple’s Watch comes in many flavors, and if you don’t fancy forking out almost a thousand dollars for one, the Watch SE is a more affordable alternative. This 40-millimeter model has an aluminum case, comes with the Starlight sports band and has built-in GPS.

Sometimes, people wear their hearts on their sleeve. Other times, wearing your name on your wrist is a good idea. This personalized Apple Watch band charm adds a bit of personality to your timekeeper and also helps people remember your name. 

Apple’s MagSafe Charger is a round piece of plastic. That’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing if you have a specific décor or color scheme in your room. This Apple Watch cover lets you hide the unsightly electronic with the cute face of baby Yoda.

This elegant watchband will have people do a double-take looking at your wrist. Crafted from sterling silver, the custom-made band is compatible with 38-to-45-millimeter Apple Watches and has a silver heart medallion attached to one side.

Best Apple iPhone accessories

There are many wireless chargers, but if you are an Apple purist, the official Apple MagSafe Charger is the only gadget for you. You simply place your compatible phone on top of it, and it magnetically charges your device.

Reduce the clutter on your desk or nightstand with this elegant wireless charger. Compatible with Apple’s MagSafe technology, it lets you charge your iPhone and AirPods at the same time.

Most Apple devices are compatible with Apple Pay, where you simply hold your phone close to a pay point to complete a transaction. But while you don’t need to keep your bank card with you, there are still a few others you’ll need, like your identification or driver’s license. This wallet magnetically attaches to your phone and has a slot for your cards.

Best Apple keyboard and accessory

If you struggle to hit the right keys on your MacBook’s keyboard or are looking for something a bit more robust than the traditional iMac keyboard, this is the perfect gadget for you. Apple’s Magic Keyboard features Touch ID (for added security) and a numeric keypad.

All of Apple’s portable computers, such as the MacBook, have a tiny trackpad in the middle of the chassis. This layout and position are often awkward, but the Magic Trackpad changes the game. It’s wireless, rechargeable and features an edge-to-edge glass surface, making it easier to work on your iMac, MacBook or iPad.

Best Apple iPad and accessories

If you find the regular iPad slightly too big, a smaller option fits perfectly into a handbag or backpack. This iPad Mini has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, comes packed with 64 gigabytes of internal storage and uses Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. You can do everything on it that you would on a regular iPad.

Holding an iPad to see the display better or keeping it on your lap to type with your fingertips is uncomfortable. That’s where the keyboard folio comes in. It securely clips to the iPad and serves as a handy display stand and wireless keyboard.

You could draw on your iPad with a stylus or your finger, but you’ll have more precise control and touch sensitivity when you use Apple’s official drawing tool. The second-generation Apple Pencil attaches, charges and pairs with your iPad magnetically and has tilt and pressure sensitivity.

Best Apple TV accessories

Gadget lovers and tech enthusiasts know the struggle with efficient cable management. While it might be acceptable for some, cables all over the place makes a space feel untidy. Banish some of the clutter with this handy Apple TV mount that clips onto the back of your TV to keep the cables and the streaming box out of sight.

Speaking of Apple TV, if you're in the market for an all-encompassing streaming device, the Apple TV is an excellent choice. This model is capable of displaying 4K resolution content, and has a built-in Wi-Fi receiver and an Ethernet port in case you want to use a network cable.

More of the best Apple accessories gifts

There is no chance that you’ll lose your keys, wallet or your pet ever again when you slap an Apple AirTag on it. This handy little gadget uses Bluetooth technology to relay its position to your iPhone, which you then easily track (and locate) through a mapping app.

The Apple AirTag isn’t the most affordable tracking device available and doesn’t come with any accessories to attach it to an object. For that reason, you might want to invest in some protection and a way to attach your keys.

Entertainment is the lifeblood that keeps us happy, and there is no better way to blast joy as loudly as you can than with Apple’s wireless speaker. It's naturally compatible with Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, so help is only a voice activation away.

You might not know it, but Apple owns the Beats brand, expanding its audio-listening devices beyond the AirPods. The Solo3 is a solid option if you are looking for durable wireless headphones with flush earpads and stylish looks.

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Charlie Fripp writes for BestReviews. BestReviews has helped millions of consumers simplify their purchasing decisions, saving them time and money.

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