We take a look at some of the best tech gift ideas that you can find for under £100 this Christmas, from headphones to cables, wireless speakers, Blu-ray players and more.

Brace yourselves: Christmas really is just around the corner now. We know that you'll want to avoid any last-minute panic buying, and that's why we've rounded up a selection of the best Christmas gift ideas under £100. 

From headphones to wireless speakers, docks to DAB radios; whether it's a stocking-filler for the kids or something for that special someone - we've gathered together a list of great hi-fi and home cinema products for all tastes... and systems.

See them all: Christmas Gift Ideas 2014


In-ear headphones

Sony MDR-EX650AP

Five stars

Tested at £60 - Compare Prices

Although the name might be a bit of a mouthful, you can rest assured that these are a seriously capable pair of buds. Walking away with the 2014 Product of the Year title, the '650APs are made from brass and deliver an open soundstage with expert precision. There's simply no faulting them.

MORE: Sony MDR-EX650AP review


Wireless speaker

Cambridge Audio Minx Go

Five stars

Tested at £100 - Compare Prices

The Minx Go may now have been replaced with the Go, but it's still an excellent wireless speaker and it's ideal if you're on a strict budget this Christmas. We're huge fans of the sound it can produce from its diminutive size, with the Go comfortably beating anything else of a similar price. 

MORE: Cambridge Audio Go Minx review

Digital radio

Pure Evoke D2

Five stars

Tested at £85 - Compare Prices

Pure knows a thing or two about digital radios and the Evoke D2 is another very accomplished unit. For the price, there's little that comes close to it in terms of sound quality. We do, however, suggest investing in the optional £28 ChargePak battery if you're prepared to stretch to it. Then you'll really be in business.

MORE: Pure Evoke D2 review

Blu-ray player

Sony BDP-S5200

Five stars

Tested at £95 - Compare Prices

Here's another Sony Blu-ray player to get the full five-star, Award-winning treatment. The S5200 is the perfect player if you're making your first venture into Blu-ray, or if you're looking to upgrade. It handles picture and sound with confidence, while it provides the basic connections you'll need to get up and running. 

MORE: Sony BDP-S5200 review

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On-ear headphones


Five stars

Tested at £80 - Compare Prices

The Y50s were our 2014 Product of the Year in the on-ear headphones category, thanks to a refreshing design and wonderfully open soundstage. Add into the equation a comfortable design and you've got a winning formula. 

MORE: AKG Y50 review


Arcam miniBlink

Five stars

Tested at £90 - Compare Prices

If you want to be able to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-equipped device, but don't want the hassle of replacing equipment, the Arcam miniBlink is a great solution. It connects via analogue RCA to the back of your amplifier and delivers a sound that's "buttery smooth". Perfect for letting all your Christmas party guests play their tunes... if you dare!

MORE: Arcam miniBlink review

Also consider: Crystal Acoustics BluDac

Set-top box

Apple TV

Four stars

Tested at £100 - Compare Prices

The Apple TV is a good upgrade for your TV, particularly if you want smart capabilities without having to buy a new set. It provides access to the iTunes store for films and TV shows, as well as a range of other selected apps. You're also able to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen on your living room TV, handy if you want to share various content. 

MORE: Apple TV review

Phono amp

Rega Fono Mini A2D

Five stars

Tested at £85 - Compare Prices

The Fono Mini A2D may be a few years old now, but that doesn't mean it has lost any of its charm. This Moving Magnet phono amp may look basic, but its performance is anything but. When we tested it back in 2012 (it won an Award the same year), we found ourselves drawn into the music - no matter the genre. The Rega Fono Mini A2D is still one of the best phono amps you can get for less than £100.

MORE: Rega Fono Mini A2D review

Radio/iPod dock

Pure Contour 100Di

Five stars

Tested at £100 - Compare Prices

There's still a market for a more hard-wired approach to listening to your tunes from your trusted Apple device and this Pure digital radio dock is the bee's knees when it comes to covering all formats. It sports an iPod dock, FM tuner and a DAB tuner, as well as a premium build quality. Sound performance is weighty and voices are clear. There's still life in the old dock yet. 

MORE: Pure Contour 100Di review

More Christmas present ideas in our complete Christmas Gift Guide