12 Christmas gifts for your loved iPhone and iPad

Whether you already own an iPhone or iPad, or expect to get one this Christmas, you will still want to get some key accessories that will allow you to get the most out of your new device. The choices are bigger than ever when it comes to accessories for the iPhone and iPad, so you should be able to find some gifts that would fit your lifestyle and personality.

Find the right accessories for Christmas

To help you on your way to 12 days of iPhone and iPad gifts, we have scoured the market for some of the must-have accessories. Some of them might vary in compatibility depending on whether you own an iPhone 5S, or an older model, or perhaps an iPad Mini, iPad Air, or an older iPad model. If any of the devices listed below does not match your requirement, use the associated category links to find one that hopefully does. Happy Christmas gift shopping!

Home speakers and docking stations

You might already own a home audio system that is compatible with iPhone or iPad, but if not there are some great options out there that not only provide docking option, but also wireless streaming with AirPlay and more. These are our favourites:

New Libratone Loop wireless speaker
Despite its minor flaws, I can't help but love the Libratone Loop. For me it delivers in heaps where it matters the most; design and audio performance. The…
Price guide: £359 / $499
Azatom Home Hub Lightning dock
Azatom has carved out a strong position for itself in the UK market, delivering speaker docks that offer great value for money. The latest addition to their portfolio…
Price guide: £49.99 /
New B&W Zeppelin Air with Lightning dock
When the original B&W Zeppelin Air came out a couple of years back it set the standard for all other AirPlay speakers to come, and now B&W have…
Price guide: £499 /

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Portable wireless speakers

Now that you have covered off the home sound system to go with your iPhone and iPad, it’s time to start looking at the portable options that will allow you take the party with you when on holiday or even to the office. These are our favourites:

Soundfreaq Sound Kick portable bluetooth speaker
With the Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04 you get a lot of speaker for your money. The sound performance is well above what we normally experience at this price…
Price guide: £70 / $102
Bayan Soundbook portable bluetooth speaker
There is no time like the present if you are in the market for a portable bluetooth speaker, as there are some great choices out there. The Bayan…
Price guide: £149.99 /
Libratone ZIPP portable airplay speaker
Libratone ZIPP could be the first portable AirPlay speaker that does not require Wi-Fi for AirPlay streaming, thanks to its PlayDirect functionality, allowing the same streaming quality on…
Price guide: £369 / $399

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Sometimes you want it to be just about yourself, block out the Christmas noise, and not to mention make the commute to work more bareable. That is where a good pair of headphones come into play, and all iPhones and iPads deserve to be paired with a good pair of headphones. These are our favourites:

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 headphones
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones goes straight into my top 3 list of best headphones I've had the pleasure of listening to. From their light…
Price guide: £329 / $399
Jabra revo wireless bluetooth headphone
While attending the Gadget Show 2013 a visit to the Jabra stand ended with me leaving with a pair of the new Jabra Revo Wireless Bluetooth on-ear headphones…
Price guide: £199 / $214
Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ear headphones
Bowers & Wilkins have been pleasing the ears of Apple owners with high quality audio devices for years now, including the likes of B&W Zeppelin Air and the…
Price guide: £329 / $399

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cases, covers, car accessories, and gadgets

Finally, you want to provide some personal style, functionality, and fun factor to your iPhone or iPad. Finding the right case is important for that purpose. Plus, you want to make sure you can get the most of your device regardless of where you are! Including in the car. These are our favourites:

eleMount premium iPhone stand
I don't know about you, but sometimes I cringe when I have to place my phone into one of those standard plastic car smartphone mounts that just feels…
Price guide: $79.99 /
Azatom Tune-Stream bluetooth 2.1 docking adapter
The Azatom Tune-Stream bluetooth 2.1 docking adapter is a small, functional and low cost way to make your current wired system with a 30-pin docking station wireless and…
Price guide: £18.99 /
Pack & Smooch Merino iPad sleeve
If you are after something different for your iPad to protect it on travel and everyday use, check out Pack & Smooch Merino iPad sleeve in 100% German…
Price guide: £50 /

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