Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2022: Top tech treats for Apple lovers
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AppleInsider's 2022 Valentine's Day gift guide is here and is filled to the brim with tech treats sure to put a smile on your sweetheart's face.
Valentine's day is nearly here, and AppleInsider is here to help you pick out a perfect present for the tech fan in your life. Whether you're looking for something stylish or something useful, we've picked out some great gifts for that someone special.
Solo NY's Re:new Briefcase
One of the handiest tools you can have in your arsenal is a great tech bag, which is why we suggest checking out SoloNY's Re:new briefcase. This stylish heather gray bag fits nicely into nearly anyone's wardrobe and is made from recycled PET bottles.
It boasts a front zippered pocket with an interior organizer and key clip and a fully padded laptop compartment that fits MacBooks up to 15 inches. A removable shoulder strap allows the user to wear the bag as a messenger bag or remove it to carry it as a briefcase.
The Re:new Briefcase is available from SoloNY for $64.99.
Apple HomePod mini
Apple's diminutive smart speaker is the perfect gift for the music fan in your life. Its small size makes it ideal for any room, be it a home office, dorm room, kitchen, or living room. Not only is it great for music, but it also works as an intercom and an Ultra-Wideband base station to precisely locate U1-equipped devices.
Apple's HomePod mini comes in an assortment of fun colors, including Space Gray, Blue, Yellow, Orange and White, and can be purchased from B&H or Apple for $99.
TwelveSouth's AirSnap and AirSnap Pro
The perfect gift for someone who routinely misplaces their AirPods case, AirSnap is TwelveSouth's line of protective AirPods and AirPods Pro cases. They feature an integrated clip that allows them to be hung from a bag or backpack. In addition, a snap keeps the case closed, ensuring the AirPods will not accidentally fall out while the user is on the go.
AirSnap is available for the first and second-generation AirPods and is available in either lightweight twill or genuine leather in multiple colorways for $24.99.
The AirSnap Pro is available in leather in the colorways slate blue and cognac and fits AirPods Pro, and can be purchased for $34.99.
Nomad traditional leather band
If your Valentine has an Apple Watch, a new band is a great gift. We highly recommend the Apple Watch bands made by Nomad, and the traditional leather band is a good fit for most styles.
It comes in rustic brown or black, fits either Apple Watch body style, and even has black or silver hardware options. In addition, the Horween leather acquires a patina with age to give it a unique finish over time.
Get the Nomad traditional leather band from Nomad's website for $99.95.
Twelve South PowerPic mod
A framed photo can be a great sentimental gift, but a tech lover will always appreciate an extra touch of technology. The Twelve South PowerPic mod displays a custom 4x6 inch photo and doubles as a wireless Qi charger.
It can be purchased in black or white colorways, and the photo can be placed easily behind the magnetic cover. In addition, it will charge an iPhone or pair of AirPods by placing them directly on the photo frame.
Get the Twelve South PowerPic mod from Amazon for $59.99.
Pad and Quill "The Jimmy" AirTag Keychain
Apple's AirTag doesn't have any way to attach a keychain with its basic coin-shaped design. You can fix this by getting a nice keychain that secures the AirTag and protects it from drops or jumbling around in a bag.
The Pad and Quill "The Jimmy" AirTag Keychain is made from high-quality American leather and uses a unique clasp to hold the AirTag in place. A cutout displays any custom emoji or letters the AirTag may have.
Get the Pad and Quill AirTag Keychain for $24.95 from the Pad and Quill website.
If your Valentine doesn't have an AirTag, get one for only $29 from Amazon.
Ember Smart Mug
Whether your Valentine needs to keep their drink warm while working from home or on a cozy weekend day, the Ember smart mug combines technology with the timeless comfort of a hot beverage.
The mug can keep a drink warm for up to 1.5 hours or all day when on the charging stand. It's controllable via smartphone app, which lets users set temperature and customize presets. It comes in stainless steel, rose gold, and other colors.
You can purchase an Ember smart mug from Amazon for $129.95.
THINKERS Smart Notebook
Although a paper notebook might seem like an old-fashioned piece of technology, there are still plenty of benefits to jotting down notes with pen and paper. The THINKERS notebook takes that concept and modernizes it for the digital world.
The notebook itself features 256 pages, a soft leather cover, and a dot grid design. The technology features come into play through the THINKERS app, which lets users digitize their notes, organize them, and keep them synced across their devices.
The THINKERS notebook costs $29.95 on Amazon.
Moment iPhone photography Starter Kit
If you're reading this, there's a good chance that your Valentine has an iPhone. If that's the case, then they have a top-tier camera with them at all times. So whether they want to beef up their Instagram presence or just take cool photos in their neighborhood, you can support their mobile photography habit with a starter kit from Moment.
The Moment kit comes with an iPhone case that can mount lenses for bolstering an iPhone's photo capabilities. In addition, it also comes with a wrist strap and a lens pen for cleaning.
You can pick up a Moment starter kit from the company's website.