9to5Mac Don’t-Gift Guide: Obscure Apple products sure to get a reaction from your loved ones

There are plenty of people out there who are writing gift guides for the best Apple products to buy this holiday season. But no one recommends these gems. We have put together a list of some lesser known Apple products that will truly change the life of the loved one you give them to. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Apple Pencil Tips | 19.00 USD

Number one on our list is a set of 4 Apple Pencil tips that are compatible with both the original and second generation models. If you know someone who often cracks their Apple Pencil tip because they stick them through their iPad, these are an excellent gift. The 4-pack costs $ 19 and you can be sure of their quality because the product list is very clear that they are “Made by Apple.”

5W power adapter | 19.00 USD

Do you know someone who always asks for an iPhone charger? Get them the best $ 19 you can buy, Apple’s 5W USB-A power adapter. For the same $ 19, Apple also sells 12W and 20W adapters, but they charge way too fast for most people. Even better, if they just got a new iPhone, the included USB-C cable is not compatible. So be sure to plug in a USB-A to lightning cable.

Link Bracelet Kit | 49.00 USD

If you or a friend with an Apple Watch has drooled over Apple’s beautiful and expensive link bracelets, get them Apple’s 6 pack of replacement links. They all lock together with Apple’s advanced connectors that do not require tools, so yes, you’ll be living in the future. The set is available in two colors and in two sizes, so there are plenty of options to choose from. They are all priced at $ 49. Why buy a complete sports band for $ 49 when you can buy a few links for the same price?

Mac Pro Wheel Set | 699.00 USD

Fancy an Apple Car? Get started early with Apple’s Mac Pro wheelset. Do not say that Apple has not already sent some products in the mobility category, because these are their first entry. For a cool $ 699, you can get your hands on 4 Apple-designed stainless steel wheels. The set comes with two small bonuses, an installation guide for the budding mechanic and a 1/4-inch for 4mm hex-bit.

Mac Pro Feet Kit | 299.00 USD

The beautiful Mac Pro stainless steel feet are generously available in a pack of 4 on the Apple Store website. If you know someone who has somehow broken their feet on their Mac Pro or ordered their tower from scratch with wheels, these are a great gift.

Does one of your loved ones balance a Pro Display XDR on some books? Are you afraid it will topple and kill them? Then you need to get them Pro Stand. For $ 999 you can get a spectacularly beautiful magnetic aluminum stand for the Pro Display XDR.

Apple Afterburner Card | 2000.00 USD

The Apple-designed $ 2000 afterburner card for Mac Pro 2019 was made for a very small group of people. But here’s a secret, it’s a great gift for anyone. The afterburner card delivers a huge bump in performance for anyone working on video. It will make mom’s export of dog videos virtually instantaneous. You can download the afterburner from the Apple Store website.

Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter | 49.00 USD

Do you know someone who is trying to keep their extremely coveted 2013 trash can Mac Pro down? Then the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter is for them. You will also need to get a Kensington lock to accompany the adapter if they do not already own one.

Thunderbolt 3 cable | 129.00 USD

Apple’s white thunderbolt 3 cable for $ 39 does not cut it for you? Then check out Apple’s black thunderbolt 3 cable for $ 129. It’s great for connecting devices together or charging them with a USB-C power block.

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter | $ 17.50

Did you love the Apple Lightning for 3.5mm Headphone Adapter? Then the lightning for the micro-USB adapter is for you. It’s great for charging your lightning devices with old micro-USB cables lying around the house.


Please DO NOT buy any of these products. And if you have a chance to know someone with a Mac Pro, ask them first before you get any of the INSANELY overpriced accessories above for it.

If you’ve completely set on getting your friend or family member an obscure Apple accessory, get them the Apple cleaning cloth. That is, if you can get your fingers in one. They are sold out for weeks at Apple.

FTC: We use revenue-earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.