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20 Best Gifts for Music Lovers

Music Fan rocking out with headphones and sunglasses

Buying gift for music lovers can be incredibly difficult. Do you have a music-loving friend or family member and have no idea what to get them?

Whether you realize it or not, shopping for a music lover is actually quite easy, as long as you have some basic information about what type of music they like!

Even if you don’t, there are still tons of gifts you can give a music fan.

Read this gift guide to find the perfect gift ideas for any music lover.

A Spotify Subscription

Who likes to listen to Spotify ads as they enjoy their favorite podcasts and music?

Exactly, no one does.

Give your music lover a gift they will use and purchase them a yearlong subscription to Spotify, or whatever other streaming services they use. 

Subscriptions are the perfect holiday gift for a music lover because you can give them the gift of great music (ad-free!) each and every year!

A Cameo from their Favorite Musician

Looking to get something for that person in your life that already has everything? You should buy them a cameo!

A cameo is a personalized video created by a musician that you can give as a gift. The musician will call the recipient by name and sometimes even deliver a special message.

All you have to do is know your music lover’s favorite musician, then head over to Cameo to find them.

You’ll be able to let them know what you want them to say (such as Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas). You can guarantee this will be the best gift your loved one receives all year!

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Sometimes a smaller gift is better, and that is most certainly true when it comes to music lovers you are traveling to see for their Birthday.

Gift them a gift you know they will use when you buy them a portable Bluetooth speaker, $129 on Amazon.

Portable speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and some are even waterproof. They’re compatible with both iPhone and Android so there’s no hassle when you order one of these as a gift.

They can also fit into almost any budget as some of the smaller ones start at just $20.

High Fidelity Ear Plugs

Hearing damage is incredibly common with live music fans. It only takes a few seconds of exposure to harmful levels of decibels to cause long-term damage to your hearing.

That’s why earplugs are a great small gift for any fan.

Turntable

Turntable record players are no longer just items for the socially elite! You can buy your music lover a turntable for as little as $50 that will allow them to play their favorite vinyl records. 

Of course, there are some more expensive options, so take a cruise through the listings and find one that will make the perfect gift!

Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds are all the rage, as they make it simple to take your favorite tunes with you wherever you go without the annoying chord.

There are a couple of different types of wireless earbuds, the most famous being Apple’s AirPods which can only be paired with Apple devices.

But if your music fan has an android, don’t despair as there are wireless earbuds that pair with android devices as well—and they’re much less expensive than the apple version!

Bose also makes some nice noise-canceling wireless headphones that are perfect for the audiophile who travels frequently!

Their Favorite Song, on Vinyl!

Does your music lover already have a record player? Then consider grabbing them some new records to play! Records can be found inexpensively at thrift stores and music stores, or you can also order them online from stores like Amazon.

Something that many people may not know is that many new artists also continue to release their records on vinyl.

An example of this is Adele, who released her album 30 on vinyl relased in 2021.

So just because your music-loving friend or family member doesn’t like the oldies doesn’t mean you can’t get them the vinyl edition of their favorite song!

Coasters of Their Favorite Band

Maybe you are just looking for a small gift. Coasters are always a great gift for anyone, and most bands and musicians release their own coasters these days.

And for those who aren’t quite sure which band is your audiophile’s favorite, there are some adorable coasters in the shape of records that make the perfect gift (or stocking stuffer) for any music lover on your list.

Just think of how great the record coasters will look on their coffee table!

Masterclass

Do you have a family member or friend who has always wanted to learn a musical instrument?

Then consider purchasing them a Masterclass! Starting at $15/mo, Masterclass is a prepaid class that will give them a jump start at learning any instrument they may please.

And this isn’t just for instrument players, as there are also masterclasses for singing taught by Christina Aguilera and songwriting hosted by Alicia Keys.

Learn drums by The Beatles’ own, Ringo Star, and Timbaland teaching beat making and production.

Whatever your music lover is into, you can find them the perfect non-physical gift on Masterclass.

Band T-Shirts

Band T-shirts are always a welcome gift, especially because they tend to be so expensive at concerts!

If you know your loved one’s favorite band (and have an idea which T-shirts they already have) this one is a no-brainer.

Many bands offer their merchandise for sale on their official website. But if you can’t find it there, don’t be afraid to head over to Amazon, or look for some possibly vintage pieces on eBay! Remember, retro is in!

Tickets to a Concert

There is nothing a music lover would enjoy more than tickets to see a band they like perform in concert.

This isn’t always possible, depending on what bands are on tour and where they are performing, but do a quick Google search before you knock this idea because you never know who may just be playing in your area!

Ticketmaster is a great place to search for upcoming concerts near you.

Karaoke Machine

Karaoke machines are the perfect present for the person in your life who would like to become a singer.

While this gift is usually best for younger music lovers, Amazon has some nice karaoke machines starting around $50 that would be a nice gift for an adult as well.

There’s even a Bluetooth karaoke microphone that can be hooked up to a phone and used almost anywhere. Just be prepared because you’ll probably be asked to sing when they open their gift!

A Book About the Life of their Favorite Musician

Does your music lover also like to read? Then consider finding a book about their favorite musician to gift to them.

Autobiographies such as Motley Crue’s, The Dirt will keep them enthralled.

If their band hasn’t issued a book just yet, then a book about music theory, or the history of music could interest them as well.

An Amplifier

If your friend or family member is already a musician, then consider getting them a nice amp for practice or their next show.

Guitar amps, bass amps, and keyboard amps come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Shop online at two of the most trusted musical instrument stores, Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend.

You can also head over to your local Guitar Center to check them out in person if you aren’t quite sure which one your music lover would like.

If this is a hectic time for you, amps are also available for purchase online in stores like Amazon.

This is a bit of a personalized gift, however, so if you aren’t quite sure what amp to buy, you may want to give your music lover a gift card to go pick out their own amp instead.

A Craft of their Favorite Band from Etsy

Etsy is a great tool when it comes to looking for gifts for a music lover. You can usually just type in a band name and find a whole host of homemade crafts with the band logo on them.

You can find items like T-shirts, hats, wall art, coasters, and sometimes even customized instruments!

This will typically only work if your music lover enjoys more popular music. For those who like bands in the lesser-known genres, you’ll probably have to look at another gift on this list!

Guitar Picks

Being a musician is expensive. You can give your music lover a gift they will truly use (and thank you profusely for) when you give them something they may need for performances.

For example, for the guitar player, grab them some extra guitar picks! A drummer would probably enjoy some extra drumsticks, and a woodwind instrument player might like some extra reeds.

A Gift Card Towards a Large Purchase

In the modern-day, many people are interested in becoming DJs, and the equipment needed to do so is not cheap.

Additionally, if your music lover is saving up for a specific piano or acoustic guitar, this may be something you can’t afford to gift.

When this is the case, consider purchasing them a gift card that they can use towards their purchase.

For best results, you should find out if they have a specific one they are looking at so you know where you should be buying the gift card for.

Music Themed Jewelry

Jewelry is the perfect gift that can be tailored to fit into almost any budget.

There is everything from music note earrings, to personalized guitar pick necklaces, and even bracelets in which you can have their favorite song engraved.

A Music Themed Doormat

A music-themed doormat is a perfect gift for any music fan.

Amazon has a long list of music doormats that include some with lyrics, some with the images of favorite bands, and even those that are shaped like instruments! 

DIY Gifts for Music Lovers 

The holidays can be a tough time of year for some people, and if you have no money this year, consider creating a DIY Christmas gift for your music lover.

This could be as simple as a customized playlist you put together or repurposing something around your house.

For example, you can glue a piece of old sheet music to some wood, then cut it in squares to make your own music-themed coasters. You can also melt old vinyl records into book-ends, the options are endless!

Written by Hope Davis

Writer, because it's the only way daydreaming pays.

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