The 25 Best Gifts For Phone Addicts

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Are you on the hunt for the best phone gifts for your favorite phone addict? For someone whose hand seems to be glued to that device and who can’t resist the siren call of their smartphone?

Well, you’re in the right place!

We all have that tech-obsessed pal in our lives, and while you might not understand their undying devotion to their phone, you certainly appreciate their friendship. So, how about treating them to a gift that says, “I get you, and I support your digital passion!” We’ve curated a list of 25 irresistible gifts for phone addicts that they will love!

From gadgets to gizmos, we’ve got your back, and your friends too. Let’s dive in and discover the perfect gift that will make their tech-loving heart skip a beat!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s best gifts for phone addicts.

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Phone gifts for large budgets

#1 Wireless mobile photo printer

KODAK wireless printer
KODAK wireless printer

This is one of the coolest gifts for phone lovers who also love photos, an instant printer! They can turn their pics into real photos in a minute.

#2 Smartwatch

SAMSUNG smartwatch
SAMSUNG smartwatch

If you are looking for gifts for people who are always on their phones to get them off that phone, a smartwatch is a pretty good option.

They can simply see all their texts and notification on their wrist. They don’t need to take their phones out anymore. Though, technically you are just replacing the phone addiction with a smartwatch addiction. But at least they spend less time on their phones.

#3 Phone cleaning tools

Smart phone sanitizer
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

A cleaning kit may not seem like one of the most exciting phone gifts to give. But it is actually a very practical one. Especially if you care about the recipient’s health and you want to keep them safe.

Did you know that an average cell phone carries around 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat? (Source)

With this UV sanitizer, the recipient can kill most of these germs and use their phone without getting sick.

A cheaper alternative would be to go for screen wipes.

#4 iPhone lens clip

iPhone camera lens
iPhone camera lens

Do you need phone gifts for people who love taking photos? Then this iPhone lens clip is perfect. It’s a small accessory that will help the receiver to take better photos with their iPhones. It’s especially great for travel lovers who don’t want to take a huge camera on their trip.

#5 Phone game controller

Phone game controller
Phone game controller

Are you looking for gifts for phone addicts who are always playing games on their phones?  Then this is the gift you need.

Let them experience gaming on a whole new level. This gaming controller allows them to play all sorts of games on their phones, as they would on their PlayStation or Xbox.

#6 Cool phone cases

Phone case with passport stamps
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

You can literally find a billion different phone cases out there, so I am pretty sure you will also be able to find one that the recipient will love.

I quite like this stamped phone case on Zazzle, but you could also go for personalized ones, leather ones, or just very sturdy ones for clumsy people who often drop their phones (that’s me).

#7 Portable charger

Portable charger
Photo courtesy of Anker

Running out of batteries is the worst nightmare for someone who loves their phone. Because what are they going to do without their phone? Actually, talk to people? Meh, that doesn’t sound right.

So to make sure they will never run out of drugs (aka their phone), give them a portable charger so they will never have to worry.

I selected two options here. One is a regular power bank from Anker, which is one of the best brands (according to travelers) for portable chargers. The other option is quite a practical portable charger because it’s also a bracelet. It’s probably one of the cutest gifts for phone lovers on this list.

#8 Headphones

Beat ear buds in a case
Beats Fit Pro

Are you looking for gifts for phone addicts who are always watching Instagram, videos, or movies with the sound on?

And is that noise driving you crazy?

Then here is your solution.

Give the recipient a set of wireless headphones. Even better if you go for these noise-canceling ones, so the recipient can focus on whatever they are watching. And you no longer have to listen to their sounds.

It’s a win-win for both of you.

I always recommend Beats Fit Pro (I own a pair of these myself and I absolutely love them) because they’re great for sports as well as for regular use without hurting my ears.

#9 Touchscreen gloves

Touch screen gloves
Touch screen gloves

Touchscreen gloves are the best gifts for phone addicts who live in cold places. With these gloves, they can finally continue their addiction even when it’s freaking freezing outside. Whether they are waiting for a bus, or going for a walk, with these gloves they can still take out their phones and text, play games, or do whatever it is phone addicts do.

#10 Portable safe

Portable safe
Portable safe

Besides running out of batteries, there is another, a bigger nightmare for phone addicts. And that is to lose their phones.

Now, obviously, phone lovers are very careful with their phones and hardly ever leave them out of sight. Except for one occasion, when they’re swimming at the beach.

And that’s why this portable safe is such a great gift for phone lovers who often go to the beach. They can safely store their phone in the safe and tie it to a parasol or something else so no one can steal the safe. With this item, the recipient can finally swim peacefully.

Phone gifts for mid-budgets

#11 Luxury leather crossbody phone holder

Are you looking for phone gifts for women? Then this super cute crossbody phone bag and wallet is the gift you need. They can keep their phones and money safe in a stylish way.

#12 Subscription to apps

Image of box with a phone
Photo courtesy of Babbel

App subscriptions can be great gifts for phone addicts. All you need to do is pick an app the recipient will probably use. For example, if the recipient loves movies and they’ve already got a Disney Plus and HBO subscription, why not add a Netflix subscription too?

Or if they are currently using the free version of an app, such as Spotify, give them a subscription for the premium version.

Alternatively, you could choose a completely new app that you think is perfect for the recipient. For example, for people who love learning a new language a premium account to Babbel is an awesome gift.

#13 Blue light filtering glasses

Blue light filtering glasses
Light filtering glasses

Staring at a screen for too long is bad for your eyes and for your sleep routine. The blue light that comes from phone screens (and other screens too) tricks your brain into thinking it’s still light outside and makes it harder to fall asleep.

It’s a very common problem among phone addicts. So if you care about the receiver and you want to give them something that shows how much you care, blue light filtering glasses are the best gifts for phone addicts.

#14 Illuminated phone case

Illuminated phone case
Illuminated phone case

This is another one of the cool gifts for phone lovers who take a lot of photos, particularly, selfies.

This phone case comes with LED lights so that when the lighting isn’t good, you can still take awesome selfies.

#15 Phone-themed card games

Game of phones card game
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I think these games are two of the best phone gifts that will get addicts off their phones. If you love cards against humanity, you will also love these games, because they work in a comparable way.

If you don’t know cards against humanity, let me explain these games in short.

One player plays a question or situation card, the other players have to try and make the funniest response with the cards they have in their hands.

The two phone variations include the general one called “Game of Phones”. This game also includes assignments such as finding the funniest photo by googling your name, or video calling someone who is not playing the game.

The second one, “New Phone, Who Dis”, includes funny phrases you can use when people accidentally send you the wrong message.

#16 Phone holder for bikes

Phone holder for bikes
Phone holder for bikes

If you are looking for gifts for people who are always on their phones, even when they’re biking, this is the perfect gift.

A bike mount in which they can safely place their phones.

Not only will it keep their phones safe while they are riding, but it will also keep the cycler safer because they can have both hands on the steer. Trust me on this one. I am a Dutchy and even though Dutch people know how to ride bikes and do multiple other things at the same time, I have seen quite a lot of accidents happen because people were on their phones while biking.

Fun fact.

Did you know that you could actually get a fine in the Netherlands for being on your phone while biking? So for Dutchies, bike mounts would also make pretty practical phone gifts.

#17 Phone holder for cars

Car cup phone holder
Car cup phone holder

Texting and driving, or basically doing anything on your phone while driving is a big no-no.

So if you want to keep your phone addict safe, a car mount that fits in pretty much any cup holder is a great gift.

They can navigate while driving without looking down or getting their eyes off the road.

#18 Cable cord roll

Cable cord roll
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Phone lovers often carry around quite a few cables, such are their chargers and earphones. This can get quite messy, especially if the phone addict loves other electronic devices too. So to help them stay organized, a travel cord roll or cable organizer is a perfect gift.

Phone gifts for small budgets

#19 Selfie stick and tripod

Selfie stick and tripod
Selfie stick and tripod

Do you need gifts for phone addicts who love taking photos? And specifically selfies?

Then this is probably one of the best gifts on this list.

Honestly, I can’t even believe I am promoting a selfie stick, but this one is actually pretty useful. Because it can also be used as a tripod. And that’s great because now they can use the timer function instead of the selfie. Or they can use it to stabilize their photos and take better photos.

#20 Headphone splitter

Headphone splitter
Headphone splitter

This is one of the best gifts for phone lovers if you are looking for a way to be more connected to them whilst they can still be on their phones. With a headphone splitter, you can listen to music together or watch the same movie on their phone. They might still be on their phones, but at least you get to join in the fun!

#21 Extra long charging cable

Extra long charging cable
Extra long charging cable

Imagine this. You love your phone and you want to have it in your hands, or at least within arm’s distance at all times. If not, you feel empty and insecure.

But now, your precious item needs to be charged and there is no plug nearby.

What do you do?

Most phone addicts simply go and sit next to their phones, even if it means it’s a rather uncomfortable position. But luckily for them, you just found the perfect solution. An extra-long cable, so they can literally sit anywhere and still charge their phones. (alright not anywhere, the cable is 14 feet or 4,5 meters long). So if you are looking for phone addict gifts to make their lives easier, this is it.

Oh and make sure you buy a cable for the right phone. The one I selected is for iPhones and iPads, but you can also find them for Android phones.

#22 Phone holder for running

Running armband
Running band

Do you need gifts for phone lovers who often run? Then a running band for their phone is a great gift idea.

They can track their training and listen to music while working out. The most popular band is the armband. Though, personally, I don’t like running with an armband, which is why I use a waist belt or running vest. But they are both great for runners and phone lovers.

#23 Phone ring grip

Phone ring grip
Phone ring grip

A grip stand is one of the most practical gifts for phone lovers. It allows them to comfortably watch movies or videos without holding their phones.

Besides that, the ring stands are also pretty practical for people who often drop their phones (that’s me again), because the recipient can put the ring around their finger when using their phones for a better grip.

#24 Waterproof phone pouch

Waterproof phone pouches
Waterproof phone pouches

This is one of the best gifts for phone addicts who love the ocean, the beach, boating, or other water activities. With this pouch, they can bring their phones to the water. And continue their addiction safely.

(Hmm, maybe it’s not really the best gift if you would like the recipient to spend less time on their phone).

#25 Remote camera shutter

Remote camera shutter
Remote camera shutter

This is one of the coolest phone gifts for people who love taking photos; a remote shutter control.

If you’ve ever used the timer on your phone to get a picture of a group, you know how much this sucks. Your phone tips over, you didn’t run fast enough, or you weren’t ready when the photo was taken.

Luckily, this is a thing of the past with this remote control. Now you can simply place your phone in the right position. Walk to the place where the photo will be taken, make sure your hair looks good and everyone else is ready, and then you simply press the remote control button and a photo will be taken.  

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Final note on gifts for phone addicts

Alright, these were the 25 best phone gifts for people who are always on their phones. If you need a bit more inspiration, check out the editor’s top 3 gifts.


Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!