Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 Cool iPhone Cases

Top Cases For The Top Phone

Apple's iPhone is the hottest-selling smartphone on the market right now. The new iPhone 6 sold at a record clip on its opening weekend, surpassing the 10 million-unit mark. Apple is projected to sell 71.5 million iPhones in the holiday quarter, according to KGI Securities, so there is a good chance you or someone you know recently purchased one.

Owners of an iPhone, new or old, may appreciate a new case as a small gift or a stocking stuffer, and there are several great options out there from many different vendors. Here are 10 great iPhone cases we've come across that would make great gifts for the holidays.

OtterBox Symmetry Series Case

The Symmetry Series are cases from OtterBox, made for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.

OtterBox is the maker of some of the most durable smartphone cases on the market, and the top-selling cases for smartphones in North America.

The Symmetry case comes in eight different colors and patterns and is thin, yet durable, with its dual-material design and shock-absorbent casing.

The case features a synthetic rubber interior and external polycarbonate shell. The Symmetry Series case also features raised edges to protect the iPhone display when it's face-down.

Price: $49.95

Apple Leather Case

Apple's Leather Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is one of the more popular cases for the new iPhones. The tech giant also sells a silicone version of the same case.

The leather case comes in five different colors and fits snugly with the device. It is designed to protect the iPhone but not add to its thin frame. The case has a soft microfiber lining interior that protects the phone, while its leather exterior gives it a high-end look and feel.

Price: $45

Nodus Access Case

The Access Case by Nodus is a high-end case that opens and closes to cover both the back of the iPhone at all times, as well as the display of the device when it's not being used. The case is made for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

It has a microfiber interior to protect the phone, in addition to a small utility pocket for cash, cards, etc. It also has microsuction technology to securely and easily attach or remove the phone. The case does not use any clips or plastic snaps. The leather Nodus Access case comes in either brown or black.

Price: $79

Ventev Penna Case For iPhone 6

The Penna Case by Ventev is made for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It comes in three different colors and is made of 100 percent leather outside of its protective microfiber interior lining.

The case is tailored to the shape of the iPhone 6 and hugs the phone tightly, doing away with the added thickness and bulky feel of other cases. It is also extremely light, so as to keep the light and thin feel of the iPhone 6.

Price: $34.99

Insignia Clear Case

Many people who get a brand-new phone face quite the conundrum because they want to protect their new device, but they don't want to cover it up because they want to show it off.

Well, for the the proud, new owner of the iPhone 6, this might be the case for them. The Clear Case by Insignia is designed to fit perfectly on the iPhone 6 without adding too much thickness. The see-through case also is available in two different color tints and designs in addition to the clear model.

Price: $14.99

Speck CandyShell Card Case

The durable CandyShell Card Case by Speck is made for the iPhone 6, the iPhone 5 models, and both the iPhone 4 models.

The case features a card slot to carry up to three cards and folded bills, so users can carry their phones around with them and leave their wallets at home.

In addition, it has a soft, shock-absorbent interior lining, a hard impact-resistant exterior and raised edges to protect the display when laying face-down.

The Speck CandyShell Card Case comes with a one-year warranty.

Price: $39.95

Incipio Feather

The Feather by Incipio is a high-density Plextonium lightweight polycarbonate case made for the iPhone 6. It features a shock-absorbent interior lining for added protection and comes in eight different colors.

The Feather maintains the slim appeal of the iPhone 6 as the sleek case is ultra-thin and uses a snap-on design to hug the device.

The Feather comes with a one-year warranty.

Price: $17.49

Case Mate Tough Case

The Tough Case by Case Mate offers a unique look and easy-grip design. It features a dual-layered casing for an impact-resistant shell with a shock-absorbent interior. The rugged texture on the exterior of the Tough Case offers metal buttons for added refinement.

The extra-slim case has a bumper to protect it from dings, and comes in seven different color combinations. The Case Mate Tough Case is made for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Price: $30

LifeProof Fre

The Fre case by LifeProof is one of the most durable and protective cases on the market. It is waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof and shockproof, the company said.

Made for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Fre case completely covers the device from the front and back, and is the thinnest and lightest case LifeProof makes for the new iPhones. It has a built-in scratch protector for the iPhone's display and works with the device's touch ID feature despite covering the front of the phone.

The case comes in black or white.

Price: $79.99

Hex Focus Case

The Focus Case by Hex is made with black-woven leather for a unique and high-end look. The genuine leather exterior protects the device while the soft interior absorbs shock and prevents scratches and dings.

The case has raised edges to protect the display of the device when facing down.

The Focus Case by Hex comes in a plethora of different color and pattern options and is made for both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Price: $39.95