Our gift guide for music lovers

If they like a tune, these gifts will be music to their ears!

15 Nov 2021

The great thing about modern tech is just how mobile it is. Let’s take sound. If you wanted great sound quality through your headphones, time was when you had to be sat in a front room with headphones wired into your sound system. Epic sound on the move? It was the stuff of sci-fi.

But these days we’re listening to Spotify on the move, on holiday and at the gym. Chances are that the music lover in your life wants to take their music collection with them, and they need the kind of hassle-free headphones or speakers that will go along with them for the ride.

Don’t know where to start? Listen to this!


In ear...


Beats Studio Buds

Are you buying for someone who loves to focus on their podcast or playlist without distractions? Beats Studio Buds have active noise cancelling so they can tune out background noises and tune into what they actually want to hear. It’s a great feature on a noisy commute!

And there’s no need to reach for their phone all the time. Simple gesture controls let them skip tracks or adjust the volume. And if they like to listen to something on a run or at the gym, the IPX4 rating on these buds means they’re sweat resistant. So, there’s no excuse not to work off all the Christmas feasting!

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

If you’ve got a music lover on your gift list, these earphones may be their best Buds. Pixel Buds A-Series are designed for deep bass and clear vocals, so their playlist sounds great on the move.

They don’t need to keep fiddling with the volume controls either. Adaptive Sound matches their surroundings – whether that’s a busy train station or quiet walk in the park. Plus, these Buds can do some pretty amazing things – from searching Google to real-time foreign language translation into their ears. Now they’ll always know the way to the beach!

Tip: If they’ve already got an Android phone, these Buds are a no-brainer - since they’ll pair with a tap.


Out loud...


JBL Xtreme2

If you know someone who likes to meet up with mates, this might be the speaker for them. The Xtreme2 is a powerful Bluetooth speaker that can go anywhere. It’ll also last 15 hours on one charge and allow pairing with two phones or tablets – so everybody can take it in turns to DJ. This speaker is also tough. Its IPX7 rating means that it can take a splash – handy for when BBQs or days on the beach comes round.


Buying for a party animal or disco diva? Not only is the XBOOM Go a powerful Bluetooth speaker but it also has a massive 24-hour battery life. If your friend loves to dance, they won’t be able to resist the Bass Boost technology on this speaker which fills the dancefloor with rich, deep sound. Plus, its Multi Colour Lighting means they can leave the disco ball in the cupboard.


JBL Bar 9.1 Wireless Sound Bar

If you’ve got someone on your Christmas list who’s a movie lover, the JBL Bar 9.1 Wireless Sound Bar is packed with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and 820 W of sound power. Whether it’s the latest blockbuster or old fave, everything they watch will get the Hollywood treatment. Plus, they can detach the side speakers from the main bar to find their perfect surround sound set up. They’ll be so delighted, you can expect free popcorn for life.

House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Belt Drive Bluetooth Turntable

Record players aren’t just about retro appeal. This Stir it up turntable not only lets them play their treasured vinyl, but they can even convert them to MP3 through their Mac or PC. And it doesn’t need to be part of a bulky sound set up. This turntable lets them connect to Bluetooth speakers too – so they can put a record on and then wander off with a speaker.

Marley turntable

JBL Charge 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We all like our own tunes, but sometimes great songs are made to share out loud. Fortunately, this JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker will go with them anywhere thanks to its 20-hour battery life and sturdy build. Plus, they can keep adding to the sound by pairing it with up to 100 other JBL speakers thanks to the JBL+ app. If they’ve got a garden, who needs a festival?

Just check with the neighbours first!


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