Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 4

25 days, 25 gifts, all hand-picked by us.

For the audiophile who also appreciates good design, the tabletop HiFi speaker by Symbol Audio is perfection. Let’s get tech-y here for a minute, shall we? The single-input speaker cabinet packs two four-inch, full-range drivers, a built-in Class D amplifier, and a mini jack for adaptable audio input. In laymen’s terms: You’ll get rich sound, and you can hook up an iPod, iPad, iPhone, turntable or streaming audio to it. The HiFi might look diminutive, but it weighs in at 30 pounds, and measures 28.75 inches long by 9.5 inches high and 8.5 inches deep. Thankfully, the streamlined design is completely unobtrusive: All knobs and controls are tucked away in the back. In short: It’s a purist’s dream.

The Details: Symbol Audio Tabletop HiFi, $1,800 at Studio 882, 882 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. (Psst: Shoppist readers can purchase this in-store or over the phone for $1,499! Mention Philly Mag to score the exclusive deal.)

Give To: Dad.



Day 1: A weekender for him.

Day 2: A geometric ring for her.

Day 3: A posh nail polish set for the teenager who hates everything.