What to Buy With the Apple Gift Card You Unwrapped

Apple gift cards are always a popular gift for Christmas and other holidays. If you unwrapped one this year, we've put together a list of 23 ways to spend it, with all of the ideas for what to buy costing under $100 in the United States.

apple gift card pink holiday
Keep in mind that Apple used to offer two separate gift cards, including an Apple Store gift card for in-store products and an iTunes gift card for purchasing content like apps, games, TV shows, and movies. These gift cards have since been combined into the all-in-one Apple gift card, which says "the gift card for everything Apple" on the packaging.

To redeem an Apple gift card on an iPhone or iPad, open the App Store, tap your photo in the top-right corner, and tap Redeem Gift Card or Code.

What to Buy With an Apple Gift Card

1. Apple Polishing Cloth ($19)

apple polishing cloth
Clean your iPhone and other devices with Apple's polishing cloth, which has become something of a meme since it was released in October 2021.

2. Two-Meter Lightning to USB-C Cable ($29)

lightning to usb c apple
Apple's extra-long 2-meter Lightning to USB-C cable allows you to comfortably charge your iPhone in situations where a power outlet is a little out of reach.

3. AirTag ($29)

airtags
Keep track of your belongings with Apple's item tracker, which integrates with the Find My app on iPhone. A four-pack is also available for $99.

4. Twelve South's AirFly Pro ($54.95)

airfly pro twelve south
Twelve South's AirFly Pro accessory lets you use AirPods or Beats wireless headphones with an airplane's in-flight entertainment system. Simply plug AirFly Pro into the headphone jack on a plane to watch or listen with your AirPods.

5. Apple Watch Band ($49+)

apple watch pride edition braided loop
Have an Apple Watch? Treat yourself to a new band, with dozens of options to choose from, including the custom-fitted Solo Loop.

6. iPhone Case ($29.95+)

apple new iphone case colors
Have an iPhone? Treat yourself to a new case, with dozens of options to choose from, including those from third-party brands like OtterBox.

7. Pre-Order Spider-Man: No Way Home ($19.99)

no way home spider man
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently playing exclusively in theaters, but for those who would rather wait to watch the film at home, it can be pre-ordered now through Apple's TV app for $19.99 so that you're ready to watch when the film is made available on demand. You won't be charged until you download the film.

8. MagSafe Charger ($39)

applemagsafecharger
Apple's MagSafe Charger attaches magnetically to the back of any iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 model for wireless charging at up to 15W speeds.

9. MagSafe Wallet ($59)

magsafe wallet
Apple's leather MagSafe Wallet attaches magnetically to the back of any iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 model and can store up to three credit cards or IDs. The latest version of the MagSafe Wallet also supports Find My so can you track the wallet's location if you lose it.

10. MagSafe Battery Pack ($99)

magsafe battery pack
Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack attaches magnetically to the back of any iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 model, providing additional battery life on the go.

11. Subscribe to Disney+

disney plus
Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards a Disney+ subscription through the Disney+ app on the App Store.

12. Subscribe to YouTube Premium

youtube premium logo
Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards a YouTube Premium subscription through the YouTube app on the App Store.

13. Belkin's 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger Stand ($99.95)

belkin magsafe charger 2
Available in white or black, Belkin's BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 2-in-1 wireless charger stand with MagSafe includes a built-in MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, as well as a Qi wireless charging base for AirPods.

14. Beats Flex ($49.99)

beats new colors
With a W1 chip for easy pairing with Apple devices, the Beats Flex are entry-level wireless headphones with a cord between each earbud.

15. Save With an Annual Subscription to Apple Music

apple music replay 2021
Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards an annual Apple Music subscription for $99.99 per year — a savings of nearly $20 per year compared to paying $9.99 per month. Switch from a monthly subscription to an annual subscription in the Settings app on iPhone under Your Name > Subscriptions > Apple Music.

16. Save With Apple One

appleonebundleoptions
Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards Apple One, which lets you subscribe to multiple Apple services at a discount.

17. Ember Mug ($99.95)

ember mug 2 iphone
Designed for home or office, the temperature-controlled Ember Mug keeps your coffee or other beverage warm for up to 1.5 hours. A companion app for iPhone and Apple Watch allows you to set your precise drinking temperature for hot beverages, track caffeine consumption, save presets for your favorite drinks, and more.

18. Logitech Crayon ($69.95)

logitech crayon gray
Available in gray or orange, the Logitech Crayon is a more affordable alternative to the Apple Pencil for drawing on compatible iPad models.

19. HomePod mini ($99)

homepod mini colors
Released in October 2020, the HomePod mini is Apple's small Siri-enabled smart speaker for listening to music, controlling HomeKit accessories, and more. HomePod mini is available in white, space gray, yellow, orange, and blue.

20. iCloud Storage

icloud
Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards additional iCloud storage, starting at 50GB for $0.99 per month.

21. Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Light Bulb ($19.95)

nanoleaf a19 bulb
Nanoleaf's smart color-changing LED bulb is compatible with HomeKit, allowing it to be controlled with Siri. A three-pack is also available for $49.95.

22. HidrateSpark 3 Smart Water Bottle ($59.95)

hidratespark 3 bottle
With a companion iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch app, the Bluetooth-enabled HidrateSpark 3 smart water bottle helps improve your water intake by tracking your water consumption and glowing when it's time for a drink.

23. von Holzhausen The Watch Band Portfolio ($99.95)

apple watch band holder portfolio
Are you an Apple Watch band enthusiast? Organize your band collection with the von Holzhausen The Watch Band Portfolio, a leather carrying case.

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Report: These 10 New AI Features Are Coming in iOS 18

Sunday May 26, 2024 12:57 pm PDT by
iOS 18 and macOS 15 will offer an array of new AI features such as auto-generated emojis, suggested replies to emails and messages, and more, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. A significant portion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is expected to focus on AI features. Writing his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New AirPods Pro 2 Firmware

Tuesday May 28, 2024 11:46 am PDT by
Apple today released new firmware update for both the Lightning and USB-C versions of the AirPods Pro 2. The new firmware is version 6F7, up from the 6B34 firmware released in November. Apple does not provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware beyond "bug fixes and other improvements," so it is unclear what's new in the update. Apple does not give...
new best buy blue

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale Has Record Low Prices on iPads, MacBooks, and Much More

Friday May 24, 2024 7:12 am PDT by
Best Buy today kicked off its Memorial Day weekend sale, and it has some of the best prices we've tracked in weeks on iPads and MacBooks. Specifically, you'll find record low prices on the 5th generation iPad Air, iPad mini 6, M2 MacBook Air, and M3 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...
maxresdefault

Gurman: iOS 18 Will Allow Users to Recolor App Icons and Place Them Anywhere

Sunday May 26, 2024 12:22 pm PDT by
Apple's iOS 18 update will introduce new features for further customizing the iPhone's home screen, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman claimed that Apple will allow users to change the color of app icons in iOS 18. For example, "you can make all your social icons blue or...
iPad Pro Landscape Apple Logo Feature

Apple Says Future iPads Could Feature Landscape Apple Logo

Monday May 27, 2024 6:31 am PDT by
French website Numerama interviewed three senior Apple employees about the new iPad Pro models that launched earlier this month. While the discussion did not reveal many new details, it did mention one potential change for future iPads. While the Apple logo on the back of iPads is positioned so that it appears upright in vertical orientation, the devices are often used in landscape...

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
32 months ago
There is a reason why it made it on top #1 list, Buy the Apple polishing cloth. This will definitely enrich your lives. Let’s get it.



Attachment Image
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GenesisST Avatar
32 months ago
USB-C power adapters...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
32 months ago
I miss those old "iTunes" cards because they'd frequently go on sale for 15% or even 20% off. I'd buy up a bunch of credit and essentially take a big discount on any app, or in-app purchase or Apple cloud service I used.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
32 months ago

Can we use giftcard to buy apps in Apple's app store? I cannot find a way to do it.
Yes. You just redeem the card into your apple account and it becomes part of your overall balance. You can use that balance for anything Apple related.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
32 months ago
? Apple polishing cloth was the first thing you thought of?

For #11 (Disney+ subscription), I'm going to say that's not a good way to maximize value. If you check your credit card (Chase, BofA, Wells, etc.), there may be a 20% cash back offer available so if you get the 1 year sub, it's only $79.99 - $16 = $63.99 for the year.





#17 (Ember Mug)... ?‍♂️ Do people really need an app controlled mug to keep their beverage warm? What a waste of resources. Grab a Yeti mug for $25-$30 instead.

Attachment Image
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
32 months ago
The infamous cloth on the top of the list? Thanks for the good laugh that we all needed. ?
Don't forget to use it for in-app purchases as well.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)