A good pair of headphones are an ideal gift for anyone on your list. From athletes, to music and podcast lovers, to gamers— there’s a pair of headphones suitable to all the unique personalities in your life. If you’re looking for a special gift this year, look no further. Best Buy has a great selection of headphones under $300 that will brighten the lives of your favourite people. Whether they’re focused, unwinding, gaming, or working out, headphones always come in handy. Here are a few budget friendly suggestions for headphones for just about anyone on your holiday list. 

Work outs made easy with wireless earbuds

Jaybird Vista In-Ear Sound Isolating Truly Wireless HeadphonesMotivation comes from within, especially nowadays. The right tunes can set the tone for an entire workout. If you know anyone who loves to pump music while they exercise, you know they’ve probably had a love hate-relationship with most of the headphones they’ve used over the years. Thankfully, truly wireless headphones are built to stay put and not miss a single beat. Jaybird Vista In-Ear Sound Isolating Truly Wireless Headphones make music sound in your ear like it’s the soundtrack to your life. With 6 hours of battery life, they’re designed to be lightweight and sleek, so no matter how hard they’re going, these earbuds will stay put. Plus, they’re compatible with Google Assistant so your athlete can easily change settings with voice commands. That means no interruptions to their workout are necessary. 

Enhance any outfit with a pair of stylish headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 Icon On-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth HeadphonesWhether they’re walking the city streets or taking a stroll around the lake, if you’ve got a fashion-lover in your life you know they’re all about keeping their style on one hundred at all times. Today’s best over ear headphones can be more than just a device, they’ve become the ultimate fashion accessory. Beats continue to be the frontier of stylish headphones. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 Icon On-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones come in a stunning Rose Gold. They’re elegantly designed, smooth, and will provide the perfect soundtrack to anyone making the streets their catwalk. 

Wireless headphones provide an instant vacation

Sony WH-CH710N Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth HeadphonesThe right headphones can take us away to extraordinary places. Whether it’s to jam to Beyonce, head-bang to Metallica, or lounge and listen to a podcast, noise canceling wireless headphones make it easy to enjoy anything, anytime. Just put on your favourite playlists, podcasts or e-books and take a walk, do your chores, or just lay around your house.  Sony Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones are the perfect union of comfort and perfect sound. They’re ideal for commuting or escaping in your own home, with noise cancelling technology that will make the rest of the world fade away just for a bit.

Sony In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless HeadphonesAnd if your loved one is looking for something a little more subtle, these Sony In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones are sleek and unnoticeable without sacrificing any quality. They’re small, but they work wonders. Plus, their Quick Attention mode and Wearing Detection allow you to have an instant conversation with the people around you without removing the headphones. 

Gaming has never been better than with the right headset 

Navor Gaming Professional HeadsetEvery Gamer needs to be equipped with a headset that will give them optimal playing power. Navor Gaming Professional Headset is the perfect gaming headset, with compatibility with nearly all common consoles and devices. These headphones are designed to be lightweight, They’re superior sound will allow the gamer in your life to enjoy strong bass and optimized gaming sounds. They’ll hear all the tiny details while enjoying an all-around immersive acoustic experience. The gaming gods will surely approve.

The hills are alive, with the sound of quality headphones

Quality trumps quantity this Christmas—a pair of high quality headphones that will give your friends and family the gift of sound, no matter what they use it for, is a gift that says you want them to have a better every day. This Christmas can be made simple, while still remaining completely special. The holidays are all about spending time together, but once we all head back into our regular routines, there’s nothing like putting on a great pair of headphones and escaping into our elements. If you’re looking for more information on how to pick the right headphones, for you or for your loved ones, check out Erin’s post on the Best Buy Blog. 

And, for more great gift ideas to make this year brighter, check out Best Buy’s Holiday Gift Guide

Originally a Vancouverite, Shadi is a freelance writer and social media coordinator now surviving the winters of Toronto. She spends her free time reading, doing creative writing, and trying to make her Fitbit proud. Shadi can also be found in the kitchen as she trains for the next round of Masterchef tryouts.