This Christmas, treat that special person in your life to a gift that speaks to their favourite thing in the world – music. If they’re a bit of a musical buff, especially in their favourite genre, it might be risky to buy them a CD or even put together a ‘mixtape’ for them. Are you confident that you would get it right?
Instead, check out this selection of musically inspired gifts to wow even the fussiest of recipients. Hopefully, your present will be their favourite of them all and something to treasure for years to come.
Personalised gifts are always that little bit more special, as they show the thought that you’ve put into the present. If you know their favourite song in the whole world, why not turn it into a piece of art for them to cherish? This personalised sound wave print turns a favourite song into a unique waveform.
Another option that sticks with the personalised theme is a framed vinyl record with a message from you. This one at notonthehighstreet.com is perfect for that extra special gift for a loved one. Just make sure that you pick the right song…
Last, but not least, is getting an iPod or other portable music system and getting it etched with their name or a personal message that will mean something to them. This option is a little more expensive, but it will be used every day and will make them smile every time they catch sight of the inscription.
Jewellery is always a great idea for Christmas and there are several attractive offerings that represent your friend or family member’s love of music. Lily Charmed has an elegant silver necklace in the shape of a musical note so your loved one can wear it wherever they go. It gives a nod to their favourite pastime without being too prominent.
If jewellery isn’t their thing, or you feel like you don’t know their style well enough to take the plunge, give them something simple like a key ring. This one from Hand on Heart Jewellery lets you turn their favourite song or one that means something to the both of you, into a sound wave that is etched onto the silver key ring.
Now getting to the music itself, you could purchase some Bluetooth speakers to give them the gift of music wherever they go. Portable speakers give people the opportunity to have their favourite songs on while they potter around the house, keeping them entertained in the office or on their lunch in the park. No wires or electricity needed!
Many models are weather-resistant too, so you can take music with you no matter what Mother Nature throws your way!
Check out the best Bluetooth speakers in this roundup from Best Seekers.
The Real Thing
If nothing will do but the real thing, do a little digging and get them some gig tickets to one of their favourite artists or even go all out with a gift card topped up with enough cash to get them to several concerts over the year.
This present is literally the gift that keeps on giving! Plus, they have the option to go to several gigs that are lower in price or really go for it by buying box seats to an artist that they’ve wanted to see for ages – The choice is theirs!
Making Your Own
If your giftee is keen to make their own music, look for a gift that helps them to do just that. Have they bought a guitar that is now ornamental (i.e. never played since the day it came home)? Book some guitar lessons to get them strumming away and remembering why they bought the guitar in the first place. Five lessons should do it so that get a real taste of learning to play.
The Wire Realm has a great roundup of the best DJ controllers for beginners, so you can find the best decks for a budding DJ or producer. These devices plug into your laptop to give you the feel of real DJ decks so your friend or family member can get to grips with overseeing the music. Just be sure to buy a pair of headphones too so the neighbours can have some peace…
All these gifts are sure to bring a smile to your music-loving friend and, you never know, you could be responsible for starting a music career!
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