Technology isn’t the most romantic of interests. But sometimes, the most touching gift you can get your beloved is a gift that shows them you truly understand their interests. If your special someone is feels a special way about Apple, there’s a couple great gifts you can get them to honor their commitment. Take a look at our list of the best Apple Valentine’s gifts below.
Oak Nightstand – $40
If your partner is the type of person to dump their stuff in an untidy pile at the end of the day, this night stand organizer might be a cool way to help them maintain order. You can even get it engraved with your SO’s initials for an additional $20.
Even before the little “bunny ears” were removed from the Macbook’s charging brick, they were always difficult to carry. This smart case keeps everything in one place, and avoids the accidental rat’s nest of cables so often found in my bag.
If your significant other is an Apple lover of yore, this rainbow Apple decal will be right up their alley. It’s teeny, but it’s made to fit right on top of the existing Apple logo on the back of your phone. If you don’t mind semi-permanently modifying the phone, it’s a pretty cool addition.
There’s always been something inherently romantic about monograms. Maybe it’s the joining of two people’s names into a single symbol that represents their everlasting unity. Or something. And back when folks smoked, we used to engrave lighters all the time. An engraved smartphone case sounds like a great substitute for that old standby. Comes in black walnut, rosewood, and cherry.
Hand-wrapped EarPods – $50
These super-cool headphones are wrapped in embroidery floss, just like the friendship bracelets you might have made when you were younger. I actually made a pair myself, and the fabric wrapping makes the cables slightly less prone to tangling. The only difference is that mine are hideous.
Maybe your partner doesn’t have the newest iPhone, but that means they still have a headphone jack! If they’re feeling off-trend, you can help them make their phone more “courageous” by blocking their headphone port with a gaudy doo-dad. They come in a wide assortment of designs from many sellers. I guess it also protects the jack from dust, which I guess is a problem if you live in the world of Interstellar.
Command Key Necklace – $15
Do you “command” your significant other’s attention? Maybe you will if you get them this necklace made from a Macbook Pro’s command key.
Long-time lovers of the Mac will recognize this “hang on a second” symbol adoring this broach from the early days of the platform. Plus you can probably drop hints implying you got them an Apple Watch, and then disappoint them. Aren’t long-term relationships fun?
This minimalist poster should clearly indicate the preferred brand of computing device in SO’s household. Just be careful you’re not making some statement about whether or not your relationship is moving forward. The beachball is a common sign of a crashed or hanging program, after all.
The modifier keys found on a Mac keyboard have long been a symbol for the Apple platform at large. These walnut drink coasters are emblazoned with the four modifier keys you’ll find on a Macbook Pro keyboard. You’ll also get one with Tab and one with Delete.
These earrings are made from recycled iPhone home buttons, so it’s the genuine article.
Leather iPad Case – $35+
These gorgeous leather cases are available for all models of iPad, including the 12.9″ iPad pro and iPad Mini. There’s nearly a dozen leather colors available, including several distressed options. You can further customize the leather cases can be emblazoned with your monogram, or your beloved initials.
Apple Headphone Earrings – $32
If the home button isn’t quite up your alley, how about a pair of old-school Apple earbuds up-cycled into earrings? These are the old school circular models that came with the earlier iPod and iPhone models, back before the odd-shaped EarPods were introduced.
Another 1980s-era Apple logo here, this time on a keychain. It will sure be well-recognized and fondly-remembered by any aging Apple fans in your life.
The Butler Docking Station – $119
The Butler represents a step up over your normal iPhone docking station. It’s handmade from baltic birch and walnut, and it has a cool place to hold your wallet, keys, and other pocket junk. Plus, when you slid your iPhone into place, the walnut panel that slides out makes a great place to hang glasses, lanyards, scarves and necklaces. Or you can just wack your head on it.
G4 iMac Lamp – $145
If you’re looking to spend a little more dosh on something custom, this lamp made from an old G4 iMac is pretty dang sweet. It features the original monitor support arm from the G4 series, which is one of the more iconic pieces of Apple’s industrial design.
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