Holiday gift guide: Phone cases for everyone on your list
Our phone cases reveal a lot about us. They say, “Hey, I like to play it safe and protect my precious technology from life’s hazards.” But they’re also an accessory we wear on a daily basis. (If you text as much as we do, our cases are pretty much an extension of our manicures). They’re practical, yes. But they also can be stylish and show a lil’ personality. And, with phone case options starting at less than $8, they make, well, a good case, for stocking stuffers this holiday season. Here are a few of our faves:
For the animal lover
Furry creatures like Grumpy Cat and Boo (the dog that might actually be a teddy bear?) have become Internet sensations. Gift a phone case that will get tons of real-life views and thumbs ups. Find a Grumpy Cat case for $7.80 at Forever 21 and a case that pays homage to Boo—the World’s Cutest Dog case, also $7.80, at Forever 21. Both of these cases are compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5s.
For the ‘I forgot to charge my phone’ types
You probably have friend or family member who is notorious for sending text messages like, “Hey, my phone is about to die!” Or, maybe you’ve been looking high and low for a pay phone (do those even exist anymore?) after you’ve run out of juice on your own phone. The perfect solution? A case that will recharge the phone that it’s attached to, doubling as a back-up battery pack. The Mophie Juice Pack Helium Charging Case for Apple iPhone 5 and 5s, $79.99, BestBuy.com, has a toggle switch that can be turned on for an extra 12 hours of talking.
For the fashion-obsessed
We love Kate Spade New York for unabashedly feminine dresses and darling handbags. Now, we’re crushing on the fashion line’s phone case cover collection. The fashionista on your shopping list with love the bold and playful designs on the cases, including this Kate Spade Confetti Heart style, $39.99, BestBuy.com, for the iPhone 6, or this gold confetti case for Samsung Galaxy S 5 phones, $39.99, BestBuy.com.
For the family guy (or gal)
Personalize a phone case for a loved one with a favorite family photo at Shutterfly (prices range from $44.99 to $57.99). You can choose from a range of designs, as well as monograms or include text on the case. Design an iPhone 6 case at Shutterfly or put together a family collage for a Samsung Galaxy S4 Slim case.