(1) They’ll need something to listen to all that music on: Bang & Olufsen’s stylish headphones stand out ($160; 330 Columbus Ave., nr. 76th St.; 212-501-0926).
(2) Six hundred minutes of music might be too much for even the most idealistic Live Aid fan, but sets by U2, Bowie, and Queen are surprisingly enduring ($39.99). Buy it online (amazon.com)
(3) Cineasts will love these ﬁve painfully beautiful films by hip Hong Kong ﬁlmmaker Wong Kar-Wai ($99.95). Buy it online (barnesandnoble.com)
(4) For the first time on CD, The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 collects the American versions of the Beatles’ early work; with mono mixes for purists ($69.98). Buy it online (amazon.com)
(5) Season three of Amy Sedaris’s cult TV series Strangers With Candy is perfect for fans of dark, twisted humor ($26.99).Buy it online (barnesandnoble.com)
(6) Al Green has been the subject of endless compilations and boxed sets, but the Immortal Soul of Al Green is the best and most expansive treatment yet ($69.98). Buy it online (amazon.com)
(7) Will Ferrell’s goofy Elf is the perfect antidote to this year’s awful holiday movies ($29.95). Buy it online (barnesandnoble.com)
(8) With all things eighties back in vogue, sprawling retrospective Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the Eighties Underground reminds how great the Pixies, the Smiths, and the Replacements were ($64.98).
(9) For those who loved The Incredibles: Director Brad Bird’s Iron Giant, about a boy and his pet robot, is a quiet, heartfelt marvel ($19.95). Buy it online (barnesandnoble.com)