Despite the growth of online music streaming and the digital music revolution, the vinyl renaissance is still going strong. If you're buying for an enthusiast, here are 12 gift ideas to get you in a spin...

From novelty items to serious pro-level turntables, our list has something for everyone. As long as they like vinyl, that is.

MORE: Complete Christmas Gift Guide


Art Vinyl Play & Display Record Frame Triplepack

£99 on Amazon

This is genius. It's a set of three wall-hung picture frames for you to pop your vinyl into, sleeve and all. So your record collection can double as interior decoration. Each frame holds any 12-inch record sleeve, including double and triple albums. And, thanks to the quick-release mechanism, you can swap the records without taking the frame off the wall, so you can change the look of your living room as often as you want.

Rega Planar 1

Tested at £250 / Best price £248 at hifix

Awarded our best turntable under £500 in this year's Awards, the Planar 1 is a doozy: easy to put together, it gives a detailed sound and is a stunner design-wise. It even has some of the same features as its siblings from higher up the Rega range. Unwrap this on Christmas morning, and you'll be in for a treat.

Rega Planar 1 review


Cat Scratch Turntable

£25 at Suck UK

This feline-based turntable serves two purposes. First, it keeps your cat from destroying your curtains - it will be too busy scratching seven shades of DJ Shadow out of the circular top which spins when touched. And second, it will provide hours of entertainment as you watch your cat think it's a DJ. Sadly it doesn't play actual records. If it did, we'd play something by the Pussycat Dolls. Or maybe Cat Stevens.

Rega Fono MM Mk2

Tested at £200 / Best price £89 on Amazon

This great all-rounder delivers sonic excitement, solid bass and impressive scale to any budget turntable set-up. 

Rega Fono MM MK2 review

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Vinyl subscription service

Flying Vinyl / Wax & Stamp

These are the gifts that keep on giving. Flying Vinyl sends you a monthly box filled with the best alternative 7-inch records for £20 each month. Wax & Stamp, meanwhile, sends you two records each month - one from them, and one from a guest curator. Past curators include legendary DJ Bill Brewster and snooker icon-turned-techno DJ Steve Davis. Worth £26 of anyone's money.

Glorious DJ Record Box

£40 on Amazon

If you have records, you'll need somewhere to store them. This handy box lets you see the name and artist without turning your head sideways to read down the sleeve. A must for DJs and home vinyl listeners alike.

Audio Technica AT-LP5

Tested at £330

Plug-and-play turntables don't come much better than this. It gives a spacious soundstage that's packed with detail, and the build quality is second to none. At this price, you can't go wrong.

Audio Technica AT-LP5 review

Personalised Vinyl Record Wall Clock

£20 at

Now you can tell the time by your favourite record. You can add the name of any song - here they've gone for What Time is Love? - and a personalised message, too. Other suggestions include Rock Around the Clock, Second by Steppenwolf, and Hours by David Bowie.

Vinyl Revival Record Cleaner

£10 on Amazon

You can have the best record collection in the world, but if each disc is covered in dust and dirt, it's not going to sound too good. This set includes two 50ml bottles of alcohol-free spray - one for cleaning, the other for rinsing. It gets right into the grooves (like Madonna), removing dirt and grime and reducing static. Guaranteed to help your record collection last.

Peronalised Vinyl Placemats

£18 at

Add some musical style to your dinner party with these vinyl placemats. Pick a song title (Lean Meat by Dr. Lonnie Smith, perhaps?) and add a personalised message. They come in three colour schemes (red and yellow, blue and grey and blue and green), and are made from recycled records, so they're environmentally friendly, too. Bonus.

Technics Headshell Bottle Opener Keyring

£9 at

This is made from a genuine Technics headshell, which should be a good talking point when you're helping strangers open their beer bottles at house parties.

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Of course, no vinyl lover's gift guide would be complete without a record or two. This year, we lost some bonafide music legends: David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen, to name just three. So what better way to pay tribute than by picking up some of their work on vinyl?

As well as being Bowie's last, Blackstar also happens to be one of the finest albums of the year, and one of the top selling on vinyl. You could do a lot worse than pick up Purple Rain, Prince's soundtrack to the film of the same name. And the 12-inch LP of Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker is released on 9th December. 

Of course, if you really want to splurge, you could always drop £150 on Star Wars - The Ultimate Vinyl Collection boxset. Its 22 records of music and dialogue should see you clear into the New Year.