9 best Christmas gift ideas under £200


If you're spending nearly £200 on a present, you want to make sure it's the best of its kind. And that's where we come in. Whether you're after headphones, speakers, turntables or something a little different, our serving suggestions will provide a bit of inspiration. The only problem you'll have is choosing which to give as gifts, and which to buy for yourself.

Panasonic DMP-BDT180EB

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

Tested at £170 / Best price £169 at various retailers

A DAC and headphone amp disguised as a USB stick - and you'll struggle to find a more portable solution that sounds as good as the DragonFly Red. It's a convenient device that can be taken anywhere to give a laptop or home PC an immediate musical boost.

Sonos One

Tested at £200 / Best price £199 at various retailers

There's no shortage of smart speakers on the market this Christmas, but if you only gift one this year we'd make it the new Sonos One. Essentially, it's a Play:1 with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built-in, which means great audio with added smarts. A fine combination.

Audio Technica AT-LP3

Tested at £200 / Best price £199 at various retailers

This brilliant budget turntable combines features and performance to great effect. Everything you need to get up and running is included in the box so, even if you're a complete novice, getting it spinning should be straightforward.

Cowon Plenue D

Tested at £200 / Best price £199 at Amazon Marketplace

If you know someone who'd rather carry their music on a dedicated portable music player rather than their smartphone, the Plenue D is the ideal gift. It's pocket-sized, can handle a range of files and boasts excellent sound quality.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over-ear

Tested at £270 / Best price £169 at Sevenoaks

They're portable, desirable and blessed with brilliant sound - if you're shopping for a pair of excellent over-ear headphones, these should definitely be on your list.

Audio Pro Addon T3

Tested at £165 / Best price £150 at Amazon and Currys PC World

While the Sonos One is mains-powered, the Audio Pro is properly portable so you can take it on your travels - it sounds great and carries a tempting price tag. You'll need to double your outlay if you want something better.

Harry Potter - Complete 8-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 2017)

Best price £90 at Amazon

Give someone the gift of Potter this Christmas with this mammoth 8-disc box set. Just make sure they've got a 4K Blu-ray player to play them on.