🎧 AirPods gift guide 🎧

Choose the best models and accessories.

Every year for the last couple of years, I’ve bought my kids AirPods for Xmas.

Every year? Wait, what? Why every year?

‘Cos they keep losing them! Great for Tim Cook, but not great for me.

Despite being eminently losable, AirPods make for great gifts. What’s better than the gift of sound? They’re among the best products Apple ever made, packed with fantastic features, and the case can be engraved, which adds a great personal touch.

If you’re thinking of giving AirPods as a gift, check out our AirPods gift guide, which lays out the options and will help you decide which model is best.

As luck would have it, the entire AirPods line is on sale right now for Black Friday. We updated our Black Friday deals page, with AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C) for just $189, the lowest price ever on the best AirPods you can buy. Plus, we found Apple Watch SE (another great gift) for just $179, the M1 MacBook Air for just $600 (refurb, but still great), and a whole lot more.

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It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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