These days, holiday cheer is synonymous with holiday presents. One usually leads to the other. Unfortunately, shopping for everyone on your list can turn holiday cheer into holiday doldrums. This list will help bring a little holiday cheer back into your life.
With so many iPhone cases on the market, it can be hard to find the perfect one. Here are some of our favorites. All of these options are as functional as they are stylish.
The Lifeproof fre Case for iPhone 5 is a durable option that’s available in several colors. The case features a snap-together, two-piece design that’s waterproof and shockproof. It has a clear glass camera lens, speaker ports that enhance sound, and a clear back window that proudly displays your iPhone’s Apple logo.
Another cool and unique option is the Belkin LEGO Builder Case for iPhone 5. The highlight of this protective, form-fitting case is the official LEGO backplate that allows you to snap on a cool, personalized LEGO brick design. The case also features a camera lens cutout and a raised edge that protects your iPhone screen. Multiple color options are available.
If you’re looking for an ultra-durable iPhone 5 case, then consider the Pelican ProGear Vault Series Case, which provides an aluminum-and-plastic design with a rubber shock-absorbing layer. The fully sealed case is water resistant and it also has a scratch-resistant screen cover. For a more budget-friendly Pelican option for your iPhone 5, check out their ProGear Protector Series Case.
Although there are so many other iPhone cases and accessories, we’re only going to check out a couple of other unique iPhone-related gift ideas.
The ICON Digital iPlug-M Studio Condenser Microphone works with all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s designed for recording high-quality vocals and instrument tracks on your iOS mobile device. The mic is powered by an included AA battery and it also features an XLR-to-1/8” adapter, so you can plug it right into the jack on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
The last of the iPhone-specific gift ideas we’ll look at is the Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens System, which is available for the iPhone 4 and 5 models. The convenient and clever snap-on design fits right over your iPhone camera and it houses a macro, fisheye, and wide-angle lens. The system is small enough to slip into your pocket and it works with any app designed for the iPhone’s rear camera.
Apple lovers will also enjoy the Waterfi Waterproofed iPod shuffle, which is basically an iPod shuffle that has been waterproofed for use down to a depth of 210 feet. It provides two layers of protection and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 15 hours. The waterproofed shuffle is also available in a swim kit with a pair of waterproof earbud headphones included.
Another popular smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy, and B&H carries several Galaxy cases from a variety of manufacturers including OtterBox, LifeProof, Moshi, and more. Mophie also makes a powered Juice Pack battery case for the Galaxy S4.
These next two gift ideas are great, no matter what kind of smartphone or tablet you have.
Xuma makes the Portable Power Pack, which is available in a 3800mAh or 6000mAh capacities. Both models are pocket-sized Lithium-ion battery packs that will charge virtually any USB-powered mobile device including iPhone and iPad. They also support DC 8-12V charging. Each pack features a built-in mini LED flashlight as well.
The Isotoner smarTouch 2.0 Touchscreen Gloves are designed to keep your hands warm this winter while you text and update Facebook on your smartphone or tablet. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes.
Headphones and portable speakers make great gifts, and B&H carries a variety of both.
If you’re looking for a stylish pair of earbuds, you should definitely check out the Sol Republic Jax In-Ear Headphones. These popular and budget-friendly earbuds are available in six different colors. They feature powerful Sol Republic i2 sound engines that produce rich, full-range sound. Each pair has a flat, tangle-free cord and in-line three-button remote with an integrated microphone for use with your smartphone.
One of the most popular portable speakers at B&H is the Beats by Dre Pill. This compact portable speaker uses Bluetooth technology to stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device or laptop. It features a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and it even has an integrated microphone that supports speakerphone functionality.
The portable Bose SoundLink Mini is another popular Bluetooth speaker that can easily be carried in one hand. It supports Bluetooth connectivity with your mobile device or laptop and it also has an auxiliary input for connecting non-Bluetooth music devices. The speaker has a built-in rechargeable battery and it features proprietary Bose sound technology. It’s also compatible with a variety of different-colored speaker covers.
HMDX also makes a unique portable speaker option. Their palm-sized Jam Classic Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has a 30-foot wireless range and it works with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. It also has an auxiliary audio input and is available in a range of colors. For improved stereo sound, you can order the HMDX Jam Plus Speaker Pair, which is a B&H Kit that provides stereo sound from dual compact Jam speakers.
The last group of products we’re going to check out in this is the range of stylish eco-friendly audio accessories from House of Marley. They make a variety of headphones and Bluetooth speakers.
Their flagship Stir It Up On-Ear Headphones feature 40mm drivers, an FSC-certified beech wood and aluminum headband, and a 4-foot braided tangle-free cord with an in-line microphone/remote combo. Their flagship Legend In-Ear Headphones are equipped with balanced armature drivers and a 4-foot fabric-covered cable with an in-line microphone. Both models include a carrying case.
House of Marley also makes several different Bluetooth speakers. Their flagship in-home audio system is the Get Up Stand Bluetooth Home Audio System. Although this is a little larger than the other gifts on this list, it's still compact enough to easily move from room to room, and is cloaked in a handsome birch wood veneer. The speaker uses Bluetooth wireless technology to stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. It features dual 4.5-inch woofers and dual 1-inch tweeters, which are housed in a recycled plastic enclosure. It includes a remote control and also has 1/8” and RCA audio inputs for flexible connectivity with non-Bluetooth devices.
The House of Marley flagship portable speaker is their stylish House of Marley Bag of Riddim Bluetooth Portable Audio System, which consists of a powerful dual 4.5-inch woofer and dual 1-inch tweeter stereo system housed in a REWIND fabric bag for maximum mobility. The system supports Bluetooth streaming and it features an auxiliary audio input as well. The speaker also provides a USB port for charging your USB-powered mobile devices. It can be powered by six D batteries or the included AC adapter.