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Where to buy


You can buy all of these models by clicking on the picture of each (be aware that some receivers have several colour choices, so be sure to pick the correct one when ordering).

You can check John Lewis, Co-op Electrical, Argos and Currys for stock of these models.

More for him and her


Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more Mothers Day 2016 ideas of tech-powered DAB radio models for her.



Choose a DAB radio for Valentine's Day or Mothering Sunday 2016

With the 14th past history, but the 6th March (Mother's Day 2016) fast approaching and another exciting batch of DAB radio stations launching in March 2016, what better idea than to get your loved one a radio for tuning into everything from the celebrity gossip on heat radio, to Radio 4's Woman's Hour and the chilled sounds from Jazz FM?

If you choose one of the DAB radios below, you'll get a compendium of DAB, DAB+ (the efficient standard the UK is adopting for stereo digital radio signals) and FM radio stations, so you know your radio is futureproofed to receive all stations.

For more advice, don't forget to check out our DAB Buyers' Guide for 2016.
Roberts RD60 Clarke and Clarke Revival Kitty and Beach Huts

Roberts Radio RD60 Revival Beach Huts and Kitty designs by Clarke and Clarke

With up to 120 hours' use on one set of 4 x LR20 (D size) batteries (or simply plug it into mains power), the iconic Roberts RD60 Revival Beach Huts and Kitty designs pack DAB, DAB+ (DABplus) and FM reception into evocative fifties styling. With FM RDS and DAB station naming and scrolling text, you can always see which station you're tuned to. There's a stereo line in socket for iPod and MP3 playback, stereo headphone socket and separate stereo line output socket for hi-fi system hook-ups. You'll get extra stations Fun Kids children's radio, Jazz FM and Magic Chilled in reception areas with that DAB+ compatibility. Price range: £175-200.
VQ-Emma-Bridgewater-Retro-Mini-DAB-Plus

VQ Emma Bridgewater retro mini DAB+, DAB and FM radio

DAB+ means your digital radio is futureproofed, whilst you marvel at the VQ's elegant and unique designs, including the love hearts pattern exclusively from John Lewis. Battery or mains powered (it takes 4 AA batteries), the VQ Emma Bridgewater retro mini DAB comes with Bluetooth, alarm clock with dual alarms (two alarms set for once every day or weekdays/weekends) and MyEQ - a range of equaliser settings to suit your ears. Price range: £60-90
Sony XDR-S60

Sony XDR-S60 DAB, DAB+ and FM radio

The Sony XDR-S60's chunky styling gets back to basics, but the sound is anything but. With a bass port on the rear to give the sound some oomph, a startlingly clear matrix display that makes choosing stations a cinch and five buttons that allow you to switch between Absolute 80s, Heart and Capital with ease, the XDR-S60 is a winner in the DAB radio technology stakes, sounding authoritative with talk stations and exciting with music stations. Read more about the XDR-S60 and find out about its alternative red and black colour finishes. Price guide: £70
Roberts Radio Play

Roberts Radio Play with built-in rechargeable battery and colourful bumpers

Functional and simple to use, the Roberts Play has a selection of colourful bumpers (one supplied, the rest available separately) to jazz up the original design, but it's the DAB, DAB+ and FM compatibility that is the draw here, along with a built-in rechargeable battery, which means you won't have to shell out again for alkaline batteries. The design itself is available with a small choice of colourful bumpers included. Price guide: £50
Ruark R1 Milo DAB radio

Ruark R1 Limited Edition DAB, DAB+ and FM radio with Osborne and Little Melo pattern

The cool Ruark R1 Limited Edition DAB, DAB+ and FM radio with Bluetooth is finished with a contemporary-looking Osborne and Little Melo pattern. With a built-in USB dock for charging smartphones and plenty of sound tweakery including adjustable treble and bass settings and a separate loudness function for improved sound at low levels, the R1 sounds particularly fanstastic. There's a switchable auxiliary input for MP3 and other audio devices, to allow you to make the most of sounds on your smartphone, too - you can also connect via Bluetooth. Price guide: £175
Goodmans Vintage 60s DAB Plus

Goodmans Vintage 60s DAB radio

Sixties styled, the Goodmans Vintage 60s DAB (with DAB+ and FM radio, just to confirm) in Porcelain White looks fab against any room decor. It has three direct-access keys for favourite stations and both an aux input (to connect your smartphone) and headphone socket. Its battery requirements are 6 C batteries, but of course the radio will also run on mains power. It's also available in moss green and pastel blue finishes on the same link. Price guide: £40

Also consider:
Pure Evoke D2 DAB, DAB+ Rob Ryan Edition (see details)
August MB400 DAB, DAB+ radio with NFC & Bluetooth
Sony XDR-P1DBP portable compact radio
Pure Pop Maxi DAB, DAB+ and FM tabletop radio
Tivoli PAL+ DAB, DAB+ and FM portable (see review) in a variety of colours
DAB radios - style icons for him and her
Revo AxiS X3 internet radio with DAB, DAB+ and FM
Revo SuperSignal with DAB, DAB+ and FM
Revo SuperConnect with DAB, DAB+ and FM
Zettaly Avy internet radio tablet

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and wi-fi receivers.

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