You really are cutting it fine, aren't you? But never fear - What Hi-Fi? is here to help.

We may be measuring the shopping time to Christmas in hours rather days, but all is not lost. Like Santa’s trusty elves, we’ve put together a number of gift guides to help you buy the perfect tech gifts for the festive season.

Are you on a tight budget? There are plenty of affordable options. Looking for music-specific gear for the audiophile in your life? We’ve got you covered. Your kids pining for a new gadget? No problem. Or do you want something a little less conventional and a little more outside the box? Our guide contains plenty of suggestions that will impress your family and friends with your gift-giving skills.

Whether you’re after Christmas gift ideas for vinyl lovers or film fans, a new smart speaker or pair of headphones, a brand new hi-fi system or need a 4K TV, our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide promises a treasure trove of ideas to keep you one step ahead of the manic shopping crowd.

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11 best Christmas 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.

And so we've rounded up the best gift ideas you can buy under £50 for the festive season this year, from headphones to smart speakers, hi-res music players to streaming sticks and more.

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12 best 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, a cinema membership and even cosy new jumpers. Just make sure they invite you round for movie night.

See them all: 12 best Christmas gift ideas for film fans

 
 

9 best Christmas best gift ideas under £100

Stuck for ideas on what to get the tech fan in your life this Christmas? You don't have to spend big on everyone at Christmas, so here are some great headphones, smart speakers, 4K TV streamers and accessories - all under £100 - to give you some inspiration.

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10 best Christmas gift ideas for kids

Stumped for what to get your kids this Christmas? We’ve put together a desirable list of tech-related gifts that won’t cost you the earth, but will make you the coolest parent in the neighbourhood.

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12 best Christmas gift ideas for vinyl lovers

In a world peddling 4K TVs and thousand-pound smartphones, there are still those who would prefer the crackle of an old 45 to that of a log fire this Christmas.

If you're buying for a vinyl lover this year, here are a dozen gift ideas that'll see you right.

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8 best Christmas gift ideas for music and movies on the move

We're all moving a lot further and a lot faster these days. From long commutes and work trips to holidays and even trying to navigate Oxford Street during peak Christmas hours – you'll need gear to keep you company on the go.

Headphones, tablets, hi-res music players and more – here's a handy list of gift ideas for the globetrotter in your life. 

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9 best Christmas gift ideas for under £200

'Tis the season to spend money on those you love (or yourself) and if you're spending nearly £200 on a present, you’ll want to make sure it's the best of its kind.

And that's where we come in to give you an elfing hand…

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10 best Christmas gift ideas for music fans

Put that Christmas compilation CD down - if there's one thing we'd bet our roast goose on, it's that audiophiles are far more thankful for music-related gifts of goodwill than Christmas music itself.

From Pink Floyd headphones and The Beatles-themed teapots to USB turntables, here are our pressie picks for true music lovers this Christmas.

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9 best Christmas gift ideas for audiophiles and hi-res music fans

Sound quality is at the heart of everything we do. From headphones to speakers, music services to music players - if we like it, you know you can rely on the all-important audio quality.

So for the audiophile in your life – or if you want some inspiration for your own Christmas list – here are some winning gift ideas.

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10 cracking 4K Blu-rays to test your system this Christmas

Bought yourself a shiny new 4K telly during the Black Friday sales and wondering how best to show off your new purchase to your family and friends?

This Christmas, a feast of epic cinematic proportions is on the menu with these 10 4K Blu-rays. From breathtaking nature documentaries to sci-fi films with blockbusting soundtracks, these excellent discs will entertain you and put your home-cinema set-up through its paces.

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10 best Christmas gift ideas for gamers

Wondering what to buy for the hard-to-please gamer in your life this Christmas? We have recommendations aplenty – especially if said gamer has a penchant for superior pictures or sound. Or needs a new pair of cufflinks.

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10 best Christmas gift ideas for when money is no object

For some hi-fi and home cinema enthusiasts, only the best will do, and the best can sometimes be pretty expensive. We're not expecting you to splurge your entire life savings and buy any of these tempting products in time for Christmas. Think of this more as a wish list in case your numbers ever come up.

If, however, you do have the means to buy one of these stunning products... well, can we come round to yours this Christmas?

See them all: 10 best Christmas gift ideas for when money is no object

 
 

9 of 2017's best albums to test your system this Christmas

Whether you're after wonky folk music, virtuoso jazz bass or one man's mission to save hip-hop, we've got nine cracking albums from 2017 that the music lover in your life will certainly be happy with this Chrimbo.

Why not pick up one for yourself while you're at it?

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9 best Christmas gift ideas for sports and fitness fanatics

What do you get the sports fan or fitness fanatic in your life? How about some new headphones, an activity tracker or access to Premier League football in 4K?  

Yule be in their good books well into 2018 if you do… 

See them all: 9 best Christmas gift ideas for sports and fitness fanatics

 
 

10 best gift ideas for under £500

Somebody you really love? A friend you need to impress? Deserve a treat of your own this Christmas?  

Whatever your reasoning for spending up to £500 on a single gift this year, our guide is designed to give you a nudge in the right direction.

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9 best Christmas gift ideas for avid smartphone users

Know a smartphone addict in your life? Apart from you, we mean. Distract them (or enable them yet further) with these great accessories and tidbits this Christmas. They’ll be forever grateful for that portable charger…

See them all: 9 best Christmas gift ideas for avid smartphone users

 
 

11 best Christmas stocking fillers

If you want to fill your loved ones' festive footwear without breaking the bank, this is the gift guide for you.

Small in size, small in price - these great value music-, film- and tech-related gifts are perfect for stuffing into stockings on Christmas Eve...

See them all: 11 best Christmas stocking fillers

 

...and that’s a wrap!