Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Gifting doesn’t have to be hard, just give a portable audio product. You can never go wrong with giving someone a portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s something everyone will use. Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes so it can be tough to pick one over another. This gift guide will help. It narrows down 5 Bluetooth portable speakers that make great gifts this holiday season. 

JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip 6 waterproof Bluetooth wireless speaker

The JBL Flip 6 is one of the most versatile Bluetooth speakers. There are rubber feet on each racetrack-shaped woofer and feet in the middle. That means users can place it vertically or horizontally. With up to 12 hours of playtime and an IP67 water resistance rating, this speaker can be used indoors or anywhere outdoors. It’s the perfect speaker for a variety of situations. Indoors users can pair it to tablets to watch TV shows and movies. Outdoors, pair it with a smartphone for late-night parties on the patio. It also comes in a variety of different colours. If you know their favourite colour, you’ll know which one to get. 

The Bose SoundLink Revole+ II is a great Bluetooth speaker for people who like the finer things in life, including good audio. The Bose sound is legendary and that legacy continues with their Bluetooth speakers. It features a flexible fabric carry handle that is easy to hold or hang on a hook. It produces a 360-degree sound so it doesn’t matter how or where you position it. The SoundLink Revolve + II boasts an impressive 17 hours of playtime on a single charge. It also functions as a speakerphone. Take calls while you cook in the kitchen or access Siri or Google Assistant. If someone is a fan of Bose audio products, they will not be disappointed in this gift. It delivers the Bose sound, inside a portable speaker.

Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Sony SRS-XB100 waterproof Bluetooth speaker

The Sony SRS-XB100 is perfect for anyone who is always on the go. It’s small, portable, and easy to carry. It fits into any cupholder and features a carrying strap. Despite its portable size, this speaker packs a punch. It lasts 16 hours on a single charge and has an IP67 water resistance rating. That means it’s both waterproof and dustproof for outdoor use. It even features a UV coating for extra outdoor durability. This is a good gift for walkers, hikers, or anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. Play music, podcasts, and other audio from your smartphone onto a speaker everyone can enjoy. It’s a great speaker to share audio with others as you walk or hike. Since it is so small and portable, this Bluetooth speaker can go anywhere and everywhere. 

Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3

The Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 is one of my all-time favourite Bluetooth speakers. It’s the perfect gift for someone who needs a long-lasting portable speaker. The MEGABOOM 3 lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge. It’s also easy to see how much power is left at any time. Simply press the + and – buttons together to hear the battery power available. Plus, it only takes 2.5 hours to fully charge. My second favourite feature is the 360-degree sound. Place it in the middle of any room and it will fill it up with sound. Up to three people can connect to a single UE MEGABOOM. This allows everyone to DJ at parties. It’s a gift that is sure to impress. Bass lovers are big fans of this Bluetooth speaker. If you’re looking for low-end, thumbing bass, this is the speaker to get. 

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3

House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2

The House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2 is the boombox of modernity. It comes with a custom travel bag with a shoulder strap and carry handles. This is like taking an audio system with you wherever you go. Inside, users can remove it from the bag and use it as a standalone speaker. It features a built-in speakerphone for answering calls hands-free. The battery lasts 10 hours on a single charge. It’s perfect for someone who wants to take a music sound system wherever they go. Perfect for camping, the beach, or a picnic in the park. Budding DJs or party planners would love this speaker as a gift.

House of Marley Bag of Riddim 2

Bluetooth speakers make great gifts

We all know gifting can be hard. The key is to always find a gift people need and will use. Bluetooth speakers are such a gift. Since everyone has a smartphone, we could all use at least one Bluetooth speaker. However, not all Bluetooth speakers are equal. They come in different shapes, sizes, and price points. If you know how they will use it, that should help you pick one over another. For example, maybe they already have an Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM. If that’s the case, definitely get them another one. Then they will be able to connect them together for stereo sound. By staying with the same brand, users can connect speakers together for multi-room sound. It’s a feature that I think people should take advantage of. During parties, it’s life-changing to have the same music playing in the bathroom and kitchen. Your home will feel like a nightclub.

If you’re new to the world of portable audio, read this Portable Bluetooth Speaker Buying Guide. It goes through all the things you need to consider in detail. This includes the different types of Bluetooth speakers and features to look for. So, no matter the person you’re buying for, you’ll find the perfect portable Bluetooth speaker gift at Best Buy. 

Andy Baryer
Andy Baryer aka “Handy Andy” is a technology journalist, gadget reviewer, and DIY/how-to content creator. Known as the handyman of tech, Andy enjoys fixing poor wireless networks, building smart homes, and cooking with the latest kitchen gadgets. He’s a competitive whistler, a budding woodworker, and loves gardening in his home-built smart garden.


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