November 22, 2022



Have a music lover in your life or looking for a little treat for yourself this holiday season? Here is a list of all sorts of gifts for music lovers, without too much of the useless kitsch that bops around the internet lists. 

For the serious songwriter in your life, they need the ultimate notebook Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Master Slim (A4+) with staves. Out of notebook lovers, this brand is one of the most highly regarded--with it's lay flat pages on 100 g/m² paper. This is a hardcover, 121 numbered pages with 14 staves each page and all of the LEUCHTTURM1917 details like being thread-bound, including self-adhesive labels and the pocket in the back cover which is large enough to hold A4 sheets. 

Music Gift guide

 Looking for a music game for the whole family? This Mixtape - Family Friendly Card Games is a surprising and hysterical way to tell the soundtrack of your life through music. It's a combination card game and storytelling/bonding setup--perfect for a family or group looking to have fun and get to know each other better. 

Of course you can never go wrong with a gift card for Ticketmaster (or to your local indie venue). Give the Gift of Live. Available in any amount from $25 to $500.

If you're the kind of guy with a guitar to write your girlfriend a song, try these set of mugs instead (or both! You can do both. . .) BoldLoft Love Me Tender Couple Coffee Mugs is a cute gift for you both. Mugs are a clean, contemporary lines paired with an off-white color palette. Complete image on each mug. Comes in a set of 2 and made of stoneware ceramic. 12 oz (355 ml). Microwave and dishwasher safe.

We've never known a musician who didn't love a metronome. This one, the LIQ MetroPitch - Metronome Tuner for All Instruments - includes a carrying pouch and is highly rated as a solid workhorse of a tuner.  

For the raver, a classic, perfect gift--the Unicorn Snot Biodegradable Holographic Body Glitter Gel for Body, Face, and HairThe biodegradable glitter in this BIO Gel is made from 100% renewable plant starches that break down organically over time, making it safer for the planet than traditional plastic glitter. Plus, the name alone. 

Have a teen or someone who just loves to set the right party mood, this Sound Activated Party Lights with Remote Control Dj Lighting, RGB Disco Ball has 3 sound-activated modes, 7 lighting modes, and rotating speed control. The disco ball light is easy to choose solid colors or multicolored by the handy remote. (red, green, blue, red/green, red/blue, green/blue,or all the colors together).

Know somebody who loves music history? This book of 1000 Record Covers is perfect. From the description: "For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for―Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. This edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs’s enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form."

Know a drummer? Get them a personalized Leather drumstick bag. This bag is a great, luxe choice for someone to carry to a music class or rehearsal. Made of real leather and featuring a slide-in flap closure a drumstick bag will securely hold sticks and prevent them from falling out. 

Great for a college student or musician with a desk job.  MARSHALL SPEAKER INSPIRED PEN/PENCIL HOLDER & INDOOR PLANTERThis 3D-printed reproduction of the Marshall speaker can be used as a pencil holder, a desk organizer, a succulent planter, or a personal storage box.

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KACEY MUSGRAVES x BOY SMELLS candle. This gorgeous candle is a best-selling collab between artist and ally KACEY MUSGRAVES and BOY SMELLS.  How can you deny this description: "Glowing and dark — incense, black pepper, and guaiac wood take center stage with whiffs of embers in the distance. A little dank, a little crisp: accords of smoked papyrus and amber add an earthy expensiveness. Commanding, but not in a hurry, like the last sips of a Negroni at the bar down the street, expressed through hints of elemi and tonka bean. The 'scentiment' of SLOW BURN is about pausing along the way to relax and enjoy exactly where you are right now. Burn in a hurry."

Know a laborer who uses music to get through the day? Get them this classic workhorse speaker. Get the the JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. These speakers do great outside all year round, and sound crisp and clear even over machinery. 

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