Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, and if you still need a nice, thoughtful holiday gift for dad, an iPad case or bag makes a great choice. After all, he probably has a closet full of ties and a drawer full of cologne, so an accessory for his beloved iPad will be a welcome reprieve from the typical “dad” gifts.
We’ve sought out some of the best iPad cases and bags out there, so check out our list to find a gift that dad is guaranteed to love.
Griffin Survivor ($79.99) – Does dad have an outdoor job? The military-grade Griffin Survivor, which comes in a wide range of colors, has been certified to meet or exceed the U.S. Department of Defense Standard 810F. This case will protect the iPad from extreme conditions, including dirt, sand, rain, shock, and vibration. It is constructed from a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame surrounded by a shock absorbing silicone. A built-in screen protector keeps dad’s screen safe but leaves it usable, and there are plugs for sealing the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, and more.
WaterField Muzetto ($199) – This sleek, refined bag from Waterfield is made of high quality black or brown naturally tanned leather with six different accent colors, and will match perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt or a blazer and slacks. It’s perfect for dads who work during the week and need an office style bag, but like to relax on the weekends and sport a more casual look. It has multiple pockets for carrying your iPad and additional accessories.
WaterField CitySlicker ($89.99) – This simple sleeve from WaterField is made of a classic-looking leather with a case that’s constructed from impact resistant plastic and high grade neoprene with a padded liner to keep dad’s iPad safe and sound. The leather flap snaps shut, and there’s a pocket for extras like a wallet and keys. With an optional D-ring the CitySlicker can be transformed into a minimalist shoulder bag, and it comes in an array of fashionable colors including chocolate, black, grizzly, nubock, and Peruvian. You can get this sleeve for either the full sized iPad or the iPad mini.
Boa Push ($89.95) – This ultra compact bag from Booq is crafted from durable Twylon and Nappa leather and has pockets for an iPad, phone, credit cards, a notepad, and pens. It’s perfect for dads who don’t have a lot to carry, and super comfortable with a wide seatbelt shoulder strap and lightweight construction. The iPad compartment is densely padded and lined with non-scratch fabrics to keep your dad’s iPad safe and sound.
BookBook for iPad mini ($69.99) – The BookBook for the iPad mini is designed to look like a real old-fashioned book, complete with a slick leather cover that protects the mini from scuffs and scratches. The mini BookBook weighs just 7.5 ounces so it won’t add a lot of weight to dad’s tiny tablet, and it’s the perfect size to stick into a pocket or a backpack. The rigid spine can be used to support several different viewing angles and its unobtrusive look may even fool thieves. There’s also a BookBook for the full sized iPad priced at $79.99.