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Top Christmas gift ideas for music & tech lovers

Christmas is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas for friends and loved ones – and to get ahead of the last-minute rush.

One of the hardest parts of gift shopping is coming up with gift ideas, but anyone with friends and loved ones that enjoy music or technology are lucky. That’s because there are plenty of cool Christmas gifts you can pop under the tree that will help them get more enjoyment out of their hobbies.

To get you started, we’ve put together a list of the very best Christmas gifts for gamers, fitness lovers, outdoorsy people, and those who love to entertain at home.

Headphones & speakers for people who love to be outdoors

Spending time outdoors is a national pastime for Australians, from days lounging at the beach to catching up with friends at the park or simply sitting around a backyard with a BBQ at home.

But it’s hardly a BBQ or a gathering with friends without some tunes to set the atmosphere, so here are a few of the best headphones and speakers for the outdoors.

The JBL Flip 6

The JBL Flip 6 is a versatile, durable Bluetooth speaker that’s light, easily portable, and totally waterproof.
It offers a two-way speaker system for powerful, crystal-clear sound, as well as 12 hours of play time on a single charge. This model comes with an ingress protection rating of IP67, which simply means that it’s both waterproof and dustproof so it can go to the pool or the beach without issue.

Finally, it’s available in eight different colours!

JBL Flip 6
Portable Waterproof Speaker
A$ 129.95 each
A$ 169.95

The JBL Go 3

The JBL Go 3 is an extremely compact speaker that fits into the palm of your hand, yet still offers impressive sound volume and quality. This tiny speaker connects via Bluetooth and has up to five hours of play time. Its also waterproof and dustproof for pool parties and beach picnics and comes in a huge range of colour options.

The real benefit of this speaker is that it’s small enough to slip into a pocket, so your lucky recipient could even take it for a hike up a mountain without having to worry about carrying the weight of a standard speaker to enjoy a few tunes at the top.

JBL Go 3
Portable Waterproof Speaker
A$ 49.95 each
A$ 59.95

The JBL Live Pro 2 TWS

For someone who loves to get outdoors but prefers to spend that time alone listening to music or audiobooks, a set of quality wireless earbuds can be an exceptional gift this Christmas.
The JBL Live Pro 2 TWS are a great little set, built with JBL Signature Sound and 11mm dynamic drivers for superior sound quality. Unlike standard earbuds, this model has True Adaptive Noise Canceling functionality, which means they automatically adjust to the surroundings.
They’re also equipped with six microphones for clear phone calls and have up to 40 hours of battery life. Plus, they come in four colours so you can pick the style that would suit your loved one the best.

JBL Live Pro 2 TWS
True wireless Noise Cancelling earbuds
A$ 169.95 each
A$ 199.95

The best gifts for gamers

Gaming is hugely popular in Australia, so it’s likely there’s a gamer amongst your friends and family.
If that’s the case, one of these gifts for gamers could be exactly what they’re hoping for this Christmas.

Controller charger

A controller running out of batteries in the middle of an intense gaming session is the worst nightmare of any gamer, which is why a charger for their controller can make a world of difference.

The first step is to determine which kind of controller they have, as there are real differences between chargers for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo controllers. Plus, there can be differences between controllers for each console, so getting the right model is key.

The JBL Quantum 610 Wireless headset

A quality gaming headset is an incredible gift for a gamer who loves multiplayer games where they chat and strategise with their teammates throughout the match.

The JBL Quantum 610 Wireless headset is an exceptional model, offering QuantumSURROUND technology for a full surround-sound experience in the game. It also has lossless 2.4GHZ wireless, which means there are no wires to get tangled in but still retains excellent sound quality. Or the player can plug them in to charge and play at the same time.

They are lightweight for comfortable wear over long periods of time and have a voice-focus flip-up boom mic, so their teammates will be able to clearly hear them even with noise in the background.

JBL Quantum 610 Wireless
Wireless over-ear gaming headset
A$ 229.95 each

Sports headphones for fitness lovers

If your friend or loved one is the type to head to the gym most days of the week, get outside for a walk or run, or disappear into the mountains for a hike every weekend, a set of premium quality sports headphones could be just the thing.

The JBL Endurance Peak II

The JBL Endurance Peak II earbuds are waterproof and wireless, with an over-ear loop that will ensure they stay in place even if the wearer is jumping around at the gym.

They are equipped with JBL Pure Bass Sound for added bass quality when listening to pumping beats. They also have up to 30 hours of playback between the earbuds and their in-case charging and are totally dustproof and waterproof.
The Powerhook design that slips over the ear is also innovative, as it is bendable to adjust to the wearer for increased comfort.

The JBL Reflect Mini NC

The JBL Reflect Mini NC looks like a standard pair of wireless earbuds, but act like a top quality pair of sports earbuds.

With seven hours of battery time in the buds, plus another 14 hours of battery that charges up while they’re in the case, these small earbuds will just keep going and going. They have active noise cancelling with smart ambient technology, which means they block out background noise, but will also allow the wearer to hear what’s going on around them when necessary, such as having a conversation with a friend.

This set has a small ear fin that helps to keep them secure in the ear during workouts, they are waterproof and dustproof, and come built-in with JBL Signature Sound for excellent sound quality.

JBL Reflect Mini NC
Waterproof true wireless Noise Cancelling sport earbuds

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