Christmas ideas: Gifts for music lovers

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year. Yep, that time when you run frantically around malls internally screaming WHAT THE HELL CAN I BUY FOR DAD? Ah yes, Christmas shopping, an experience pulled straight from Hades itself. So we’re here to try to relieve your stress. Here are some music-based gift ideas for y’all, sorted into categories to suit your budget. 

Under $100

sol republicFOR THE MUSIC LOVERS – SOL REPUBLIC PUNK x JAX Christmas bundle
Sound for every occasion; a speaker that is ultra-portable, rugged and surprisingly loud for its small size, and the go-anywhere JAX headphones, prove that good things really do come in small packages. Water, shock and dust resistant, the PUNK is tough enough to withstand whatever is thrown at it, and JAX are versatile enough to be taken anywhere.
RRP: AUD$99.95 NZ$129 (regular retail value AUD$149.95 NZ$179)



xmas happy plugsFOR THE FASHIONISTAS – Happy Plugs Deluxe Ear Plugs
For anyone who loves music but refuses to compromise on style, Swedish fashion brand Happy Plugs’ Deluxe Ear Plugs are a must-have, available in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold for the perfect combination of fashion and sound. Choose from Happy Plugs In-Ear, made with silicon for a perfect fit, or Happy Plugs Earbud, both equipped with a microphone and built-in remote.
Stockists: JB Hi-Fi
RRP: From $44.99



xmas happy plugs 2Happy Plugs Deluxe Cases
Happy Plugs is adding a touch of luxury to tech accessories with their Deluxe Cases, now available in gold, silver and rose gold, for iPhone 6 and 6 plus. For a stylish, sleek and scratch free phone, Happy Plugs Deluxe Slim Case is the ultimate gift.
Stockists: JB Hi-Fi
RRP: $39.99



xmas happy plugs 3FOR THE ACTIVE – Happy Plugs Sports Headphones
For those who love staying fit and on-trend, Happy Plugs fashion-forward water and sweat resistant Sport Headphones are the perfect gift. The headphones are available in cerise, cobalt, turquoise and black, with a new design to provide comfort and withstand any workout, no matter how rigorous.
Stockists: JB Hi-Fi
RRP: $79.99


Under $200

The party will never stop this Christmas; the perfect bundle for any music lover – the SHADOW headphones deliver powerful sound from a compact design, while the rugged PUNK portable speaker features an exceptional 8 hour battery life and 60 ft. wireless range. Both SHADOW and PUNK balance rich bass and detailed highs that bring out the best in all types of music. These Bluetooth products deliver crystal clear sound quality and are the perfect gift for on trend music lovers.
RRP: AUD$199 NZ$199 (regular retail value AUD$279.95 NZ$199)


Under $300

xmas 1FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS – Omni S2 Wireless Speaker
The Omni S2 is an ultra-compact speaker designed to fit in small spaces like a bathroom countertop or bedside table. Stand it up or lay it flat, and swap the included black and white grille covers with one another for customisation. The speaker boasts two, 2-inch full-range drivers powered by a two-channel amplifier for powerful stereo sound, as well as two bass radiators for fuller bass response, a 3.5 mm analog connection, and a USB for firmware updates and phone charging.
RRP: AUD $299.99
Stockist: JB Hi Fi or online at


Under $500

xmas 2FOR THE MUSIC LOVER – Omni S2 Rechargeable Wireless Speaker
The weather-resistant Omni S2 Rechargeable is a portable, rugged solution that takes your music from the inside to outdoor living places, such as a patio or pool area. A built-in lithium ion battery will play up to 100 yards from a wireless router and deliver up to 10 hours of music on a full charge at moderate listening levels. The speaker also features the same number of drivers, bass radiators and connectivity options as the Omni S2.
RRP: AUD $399.99
Stockist: JB Hi Fi or online at