Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Apple Products


Apple Watch


Sure, Android Wear and other smartwatches might offer the same functionality for a lot less and look more like a watch in general, but there's always that one awkward family member. Buying an Apple Watch can be something of a minefield given all of the extra choices, as well as the high price tag, but this option comes in a number of different varieties, as well as different watch straps, plus it's a lot cheaper than other sellers. While the Apple Watch won't appeal to everyone, this is a decent choice nonetheless, and it'll make a great gift to anyone with a recent iPhone out there.

Buy the Apple Watch

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch


There might be a fancy new MacBook Pro in town with the new OLED touch bar, but that's pretty expensive, and at the very top-end budget for most people buying a laptop, let alone buying a gift for someone. This is a 13.3-inch MacBook Retina, complete with a Core i5, 8GB of RAM and your choice of SSD, from 128GB all the way up to 1TB of speedy storage. This is the sort of laptop that can not only replace most desktops – including run Windows 10 – but also a great gift for those heading back to college or looking for a real workhorse while on the move a lot. Sure, it's pricey, but given that these laptops usually last for the better part of a decade, the price doesn't seem too bad.

Buy the Apple MacBook Pro

Apple iPhone SE


The iPhone SE might not be Apple's best idea in recent memory, but it's not the worst idea they've ever had, either. After all, there's a lot of people out there that aren't interested in a larger phone, merely an upgraded one. That's what the iPhone SE gives people, an upgraded classic iPhone, with all of the modern features of the iPhone 6S, but in a smaller package. It's got the great camera that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus ship with, an updated processor as well as great battery life. A great gift for parents as well as those that miss the smaller smartphones of yesterday, the iPhone SE is worth looking into.

Buy the iPhone SE

Apple 5K iMac


Users might not be as interested in Desktop computers as they used to be, but for those that still such a device in their life, there's nothing quite like an iMac. A great gift, as well as a sound purchase for the family, the iMac 5K has a gorgeous and crisp 27-inch display with more pixels than 4K TVs, making it the sharpest display you might have in the house. With a Core i5 and 8GB of RAM, the machine is no slouch either, making it a great machine for everyday tasks as well as something more professional, such as studio work. Well worth considering, the iMac 5K is arguably the best iMac the company has ever made.

Buy the iMac 5K

iVapo Apple Watch and iPhone Stand


Apple fans are often pretty protective about their Apple gear, and it should come as no surprise to some that there's a huge market of accessories out there for those users. This option from iVapo – which comes in Rose Gold as well – is a great way for users to show off their beloved items on their desk or nightstand, and it sure neatens up the two different cables as well. An inexpensive gift, this is the sort of thing that will appeal to any Apple fan with both an iPhone and Apple Watch, and it's a good-looking piece of equipment, too.

Buy the iVapo iPhone and Apple Watch Stand

Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus


There are few pieces of consumer electronics that get the same sort of admiration as the iPhone. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus may have been succeeded this year, but they're still great phones, as well as great gifts for those looking to replace someone's ageing iPhone. Now that the iPhone 7 is out, these have come down somewhat in price, and while they're not inexpensive gifts to buy, they're certainly gifts that the majority of people should enjoy. The Rose Gold option continues to be popular, and for a solid, well-made smartphone with a quality experience throughout the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S offer the average user a lot to enjoy.

Buy the iPhone 6S Buy the iPhone 6S Plus

Apple iPad Air 2


The Apple iPad Air line has been a very successful one for Apple, and it's not hard to see why. The iPad Air 2 has been available for some time now, and continues to prove popular. With arguably more apps that Android tablets and a lot easier to use than Windows tablets, the iPad Air 2 is a great gift for children, elderly family members and of course, yourself. The 9.7-inch high-resolution display and metal finish make the iPad Air 2 one of the best iPads that the firm has ever released. Easy to use, good-looking and a great way to tap into a whole host of entertainment as well as a creative tools, the iPad Air 2 is a great choice.

Buy the Apple iPad Air 2

Apple Mac Mini


If you know someone who has always wanted to get a Mac but couldn't afford one, or someone that already has a great monitor as well as their preferred Keyboard and Mouse, the Mac Mini is a great option for both. The Mac Mini could be considered a sort of entry-level iMac without the display. There are four USB 3.0 ports, two lightning ports, an HDMI port, built-in WiFi, a choice of HDDs or SSDs as well as a Core i5 or even Core i7, making this a powerful and neat little machine. Running the latest version of macOS as well, the Mac Mini is a great way of getting into the macOS world, and they're great machines for small desk setups, too.

Buy the Apple Mac Mini

Apple iPhone 7 Plus


The iPhone 7 Plus is the new hotness in the world of iPhones, and while it's just hit the market, there are some deals to be had. The dual camera setup brings a great new Portrait mode as well as a quality zoom option to the iPhone, and it's the sort of device that will appeal to those looking for a real upgrade. As gifts go, this is certainly of the more expensive variety, but then we could say anything branded as Apple is going to be expensive. A great improvement over the iPhone 6 line, the iPhone 7 Plus has the new Taptic Engine, as well as, for whatever reason, the lack of a headphone jack.

Buy the iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch


The iPad Pro 12.9-inch might be too big for a lot of users, but for those that spend most of their time in iOS and are super-familiar with the Apple way of doing things, then the iPad Pro is a great tool to replace or complement a laptop or Desktop computer, and there are some very powerful things that you can do with the iPad Pro that you can't do with the iPad or even some laptops. It's expensive, might be too large some and is, at the end of the day just another tablet, but it's a tablet that can do things few other tablets can.

Buy the Apple iPad Pro