Well, that's where What Hi-Fi? comes in - like Santa's trusty elves, perhaps? Are you on a budget? No problem. Looking for the audiophile for whom only the best will do? We can help. Or do you want something a little less conventional and a little more out of the box? Our gift guide contains plenty of suggestions.
Whether you're after Christmas gift ideas for vinyl lovers or film fans, a new radio or a set of speakers, DACs to DABs, our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide promises a treasure trove of present ideas to keep you a step ahead of the crowds. There's a load of suggestions already, and we're only just getting started. Check back regularly, as more will follow in the coming days and weeks...
9 gift ideas under £50
You don't need to go out and buy a new TV if your existing set isn't quite as smart as you'd like. Nor do you have to splash a huge amount of cash to enjoy your music collection on the move. There are some real gems out there, which can be yours - or a loved one's - without the need to break the bank.
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10 tech gift ideas for sports fans
Whether it's accessing the big match or making the most of it on a big screen, here are some gift ideas for the sports fan in your life.
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5 gift ideas for fitness fanatics
For that someone for whom the post-Christmas dinner run round the park is as crucial as the dinner itself, we've picked out five great gift ideas for a fitness fan.
10 gift ideas for music and movies on the move
Whether the recipient is travelling the world, or just commuting on the 8.17 to London Bridge, they'll need gear that's good on the go.
We've rounded up everything the itchy-footed could want this Christmas, including noise-cancelling headphones, picture perfect tablets, and the necessary music and video services to keep you entertained. Happy travels!
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10 of the best gift ideas under £100
You can't spend big on everyone at Christmas. So what do you get for those who didn't quite make your A list? Check out these speakers, streamers, games consoles and music makers, and you should get some inspiration.
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10 Christmas gift ideas under £200
If you're spending nearly £200 on a gift, you want to make sure it's the best of its kind. That's where we come in.
We've scoured the shops to find only the best speakers, headphones, radios and more, and all for under £200. The only problem you'll have is choosing which to give as gifts, and which to buy for yourself.See them all: 10 Christmas gift ideas under £200
9 Christmas gift ideas for film fans
It can be tricky knowing what to buy people for Christmas. That's why if someone has an interest or hobby, you should seize on it.
If that interest is films, you've come to the right place. We've collected all manner of cinema-related gear, from home AV equipment, toys, cinema membership and even a popcorn maker. Just make sure they invite you round for movie night.
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9 great Christmas gift ideas for music fans
If music be the food of love, then this is a veritable banquet. We've got vinyl subscription services, turntables, portable music players, prints, DVDs and more for the audiophile in your life.
Note: If all they've been listening to is Last Christmas by Wham!, this lot will be wasted on them.
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