Our list should have something for everyone, from vinyl virgins to vinyl veterans, we've got a spread of gift ideas at various prices.
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Tested at £150
Pro-Ject has long been the master of delivering great-value turntables, and the Elemental only serves to reinforce that fact. It's a deck that's about as plug-and-play as we've come across, with the arm and cartridge attached from the outset. In addition, the bias force and tracking weight will already be set - allowing you to get started with the minimum of fuss.
Tested at £1000
If your budget can stretch much further for a new deck, then the Clearaudio Concept should be at the top of your list. It's a gorgeous looking turntable and comes fitted with everything you need to get up and running - aside from the platter and drive belt. Most importantly, it sounds incredible.
Available from £329
Launched at IFA 2014, VinylPlay is a new record player that Flexson is aiming at the "music streaming generation". It is designed for simple plug-and-play connection to a Sonos multi-room system, playing your 33⅓ and 45rpm records to speakers around the home. Alternatively, it can be used with powered speakers as part of a non-Sonos music system and its integrated analogue-to-digital converter and USB output will let you make digital copies of your record collection.
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Vinyl subscription service
Vinyl Me, Please is a service that delivers a vinyl album to your door each month and, with its Give-A-Gift option, you can sign up a loved one to receive what are described as "albums that aren’t just good, but essential for any record collection. The kind of album that will grow old with you". It also comes with a custom cocktail pairing (recipe) and an album-inspired piece of art. It costs $44 per month, with discounts for 3-month or annual subs.
If you're put off ordering from the US, Flying Vinyl is a UK service that sends its members a monthly box filled with "the best new alternative music printed onto beautiful 7in vinyl records". It's £20 per month for a unique box of vinyl. Which sounds good to us.
Vinyl Record Coasters
£16 from Not On The High Street.com
There's more than one product of this kind on the market, but with this option, you get six hand-cut coasters for your coffee table that have been made from 7in vinyl records. All coasters come from British acts between 1958 and 1990, and you can even can request specific artists or albums.
Vinyl records have proved that they can stand the test of time, but now they can tell you the time too. We stumbled across vinylclocks.com, a Shropshire-based website that creates clocks from vinyl records spanning the decades: 7in singles from the 1950s, to recent 12in albums. We're confident you'll find at least one or two (or 10) that fit the bill.
Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again
In Record Store Days, take a trip back to a time when record stores were more than just retail outlets; from information and exchanges, to community centres and a venue for clubs, record stores were a valuable hub. Two record store veterans share their experiences with musicians, industry executives and more.
The 1210 is a classic turntable, which will set you back a few hundred quid, depending on the model. This glass chopping board is a fraction of the price, looks like a Technics deck and lets you chop vegetables and the like on it. Winner.