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If even their parps are tonally pleasing, get the affirmed Music Geek in your life one of these melodic treats and they will sing from your hymn sheet for ever more...

Vyconic Upcycled Electric Guitar Clock

Price: $255

Website: www.vyconic.com

Vyconic Upcycled Electric Guitar Clock

Take an old guitar, remove the strings, fit a clock where the bridge and pick-ups used to be and you’ve got the perfect gift for a Muso. Or simply buy them a Vyconic clock. If they’re of a more vinyl persuasion, these up cyclers also make turntable pieces such as a B&O Clock. ($245, vyconic.com)

Rock Science Marshall Game

Price: $70

Website: www.rockscience.tv

Rock Science Marshall Game

It might not be as old as Xmas, but Marshall is celebrating its 50th birthday this Christmas with this official board game, which includes 1600 rock-based trivia questions.

Audioquest Dragonfly

Price: $340

Website: www.audioquest.com

Audioquest Dragonfly

Don't worry, this isn't a 200 buck USB stick - it's a Digital-Audio Converter, or DAC. Plug it into a USB port on your computer, hook up some headphones and it'll spruce up all of your tunes.

Philips Fidelio L1

Price: $355

Website: www.philips.com

Philips Fidelio L1

If you appreciate music, you had better have a pair of cans that do your tunes justice. The Philips L1s are comfortable enough for long haul listening and vibrant to keep those songs sounding sweet.

They asked for Micro-HIFI

Have an audio-loving chum? Guarantee yourself an invitation to their gadget-pad with one of the these tiny Hi-Fis

Not very expensive: Damson Cisor

Price: $130

Website: www.damsonaudio.com

Damson Cisor

Like a badger that’s swallowed a hand grenade and a can of Flourescent paint, the Damson Cisor speaker is small but not to be ignored. Coming in four stylish metallic finishes, its eight-hour battery life and Bluetooth make it an ideal addition to any bag (or badger)

Fairly expensive: Beats by Dr Dre pill

Price: $230

Website: www.beatsbydre.com

Beats by Dr Dre pill

Branded with Dr Dre’s well-travelled Beats logo and shaped like a pill (hence the name), this Bluetooth speaker with AUX input should offer up to 8.5 hours of portable tunes thanks to its rechargeable battery.

Jolly expensive: Revo Axis XS

Price: $320

Website: www.revo.com

Revo Axis XS

Satisfy your nephew’s esoteric music tastes with this internet radio. Other than access to bags of music online via a 3.5in colour touchscreen, it’s also got DAB and FM radio, Last.fm and network streaming, and an iPod dock for the aural gannet.

They asked for Tablets

Not very expensive: Google Nexus 7

Price: $200

Website: www.google.com/nexus

Google Nexus 7

This iPad baiting slate is a mere 340g, but still manages to pack a quad-core Tegra 3 hitched to 1GB of RAM, along with the all-new Android Jelly Bean under the hood. It’s certainly powerful, and with a 7in HD Gorilla Glass screen it’s supremely portable, too.

Fairly expensive: Toshiba AT300SE

Price: $355

Website: www.toshiba.com

Toshiba AT300SE

Tosh’s new slate comes crammed with ports, and a sleek silver casing that makes for a perfect first-time tablet (read: it doesn’t scuff easily). There a 3MP snapper around the back, along with a 1.2MP camera upfront) with a Tegra 3 processor to power a 1,280x800 IPS display.

Jolly expensive: Asus Vivo Tab RT

Price: $630

Website: www.asus.com

Asus Vivo Tab RT

If you’re a fan on Windows 8, then Asus’ Vivo Tab is a corker. Essentially the Transformer Pad Infinity but with Windows 8 RT instead of Android. As with Microsoft’s Surface, you get Office bundled in for those days when work takes precedence over Cut The Rope.

They're getting a Nintendo WII U

So Ninty's newest console is getting shoved down your giftee's chimney? Here are the perfect partners for the next gen console and its touchscreen GamePad controller

Wii U listen for once: Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa

Price: $50

Website: www.turtlebeach.com

Wii U listen for once: Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa

If proof were needed that the Wii U is a more grown-up proposition than its kiddie-orientated forebear, the Ear Force NLa is it. You’d hardly need a miked-up stereo headset with noise-isolating ear cups to play Kirby’s Epic Yarn, would you?

Going Pro: Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

Price: $65

Website: www.nintento.co.uk

Going Pro: Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

The Wii U’s GamePad tablet controller is its USP but if you’re after more specific control for your fragging then the Pro Controller is a worthwhile investment. Its layout should be pretty familiar to anyone with an Xbox 360, too.

Wii Blu: Sony BDV-N590

Price: $635

Website: www.sony.com

Sony BDV-N590

The Wii U doesn’t play DVDs or Blu-rays although it’ll stream TV and movies from Netflix et al but it does support 5.1 audio. That makes this surround sound set-up with built-in Blu-ray player an ideal partner. Go forth and listen.

Nintendormouse: Epson EH-TW5900

Price: $1,450

Website: www.epson.com

Nintendormous: Epson EH-TW5900

The bigger the telly, the more immersive the game - but not even the largest TV is going to rival this Epson projector. Quiet, 1080p-enabled and even 3D capable (via active-shutter glasses), it’ll get you a 100in image for under a grand.

X Standing to Wii: Nintendo GamePad cradle and stand

Price: $30

Website: www.nintendo.com

X Standing to Wii: Nintendo GamePad cradle and stand

Depending on the bundle you buy, one of these might come in the box - if not, make it the first upgrade you get. The GamePad isn’t much use without charge and this cradle takes care of it elegantly.

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