The best Apple holiday deals and Christmas gift ideas
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the holiday season is still huge. And, if you’re like us, you’re probably still hunting for an Apple deal to make everyone on your list happy (even if it’s yourself).
That’s why we’re constantly scouring the web to find the best deals on AirPods, Apple Watches, AirTags, Macs, iPads, and anything else you might not even have considered. So scroll down to find the best (no, seriously) deals on Apple products this holiday season – you know you want to.
AirPods have become one of the most popular earbuds on the planet, and they’re all about convenience. Regardless of model, all AirPods pair quickly with your iPhone and sync with all of your Apple devices. It makes using them easy, effortless, and painless as they offer long battery life, above-average sound, and great microphones.
Right now, latest AirPods 3 are on sale for an all-time low of $149.99 on Amazon. They typically cost $179.99 and feature adaptive EQ for better sound quality, redesigned to fit snugly in your ears, and the longest battery life of any in-ear headphones. Apple’s. They would also make a great holiday gift.
Those who want active noise cancellation or transparency mode – as well as sealable silicone ear tips – will need to consider the AirPods Pro. Amazon is also discounting these top headphones to $197, from $249.
Standard AirPods with a classic long look that’s currently on sale for $109 on Amazon. And over-ear, luxurious AirPods Max in Silver, Space Grey, Green, Blue, and Red, now discounted to $479, from $549. They offer an incredibly comfortable fit, class-leading noise cancellation, and design. aluminum, although they are still expensive.
The Apple Watch SE is our budget pick for a smartwatch, and it’s still heavily discounted. Amazon has a 40mm silver aluminum GPS model for $40 off at $239, along with the same size model in yellow or space gray for the same price. The Apple Watch SE has a retina display, has all the expected activity tracking features, and offers a good experience.
Apple Watch Series 7 – with a larger always-on display, fast charging, and enhanced health features – is still $20 off for only $379.95. This is for the entry-level 41mm 7 in GPS Series green and (PRODUCT) RED. NS larger 45mm in (PRODUCT)RED is also on sale for $409.99.
If you can handle the slightly smaller always-on display (we’re talking a millimeter!) and no fast charging, we strongly recommend you take a look at the Apple Watch Series 6. Despite being last year’s model but it still offers the same fast performance as the Series 7, all the health features – including heart rate, ECG and blood oxygen – and it’s now $100 off at BestBuy. That means you can get Green aluminum 40mm GPS for $299 (from $399) or 44mm gold aluminum GPS for $379 (from $429). An epic deal for a watch that is still great would make a great gift.
If you’re looking for a new laptop, you’re in luck. Now, Amazon has entry level M1 MacBook Air nearly $100 off for $899.99. This is our top pick for an Apple laptop, and this model has 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. If you need more space, MacBook Air with 512GB off $149.01 to $1,099.99.
If you can bring your own monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the table, the Mac Mini deserves a look. This standalone model is also powered by the ultra-fast M1 chip and paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It’s discounted to $649 from $699 and 512GB model gets $80 off at $819.
Like the portable iPad itself, deals are a bit thin right now, but we’ll still call the entry-level 9th-gen iPad. It remains at an MSRP of $329 ($299 for education customers), but is one of the best deals in tech. Apple’s entry-level iPad has a large display and plenty of power for almost any task.
Those in serious need of power – or as a laptop replacement, when paired with a keyboard case – should consider the iPad Pro. It comes in two sizes, 11 inches or 12.9 inches, both of which are powered by the Apple-made M1 chip. That’s plenty of power for almost everything you need to do, and you won’t need to annoyingly close apps to free up processing power. We recommend using the large size because the 12.9 inch monitor has a Mini LED display for a nice picture.
Now, 128 GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro is down to $999 on Amazon in silver or space gray. If you need more storage, Amazon offers a discount 1TB model for $100 and 2TB variant for $149.
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Apple Pencil extends the functionality of your iPad. You can use it to turn your iPad into a notebook or canvas and get more out of your device. Now you can score points First Generation Apple Pencil for just $79.99 (from $99.99) and second generation model for $99.99 (from $129).
If you’re using an iPhone 12 or 13 but want more battery life, consider this Apple-made battery. We love the MagSafe feature, which lets you snap and magnetically attach it to the back of your iPhone for wireless charging. It’s currently on sale for $89.95 from $99 on Amazon.