25 Gifts for Music Lovers That are Guaranteed to be a Hit
Listen up: These gifts for music lovers will have them singing your praises.
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Music is called the universal language because of its power to unite and bring people together with the joy and pleasure of sound. It’s no wonder so many people list music as their passion and hobby. Gifts for music lovers are so numerous that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But don’t worry! Even if they are impossible to shop for, we found chart-topping options they’ll adore.
When you’re looking for the best gifts for music lovers, think of individual interests and personality. Whether you’re buying gifts for husbands, gifts for your wife or gifts for grandparents, it’s important to consider their favorite instruments, genres and types of songs they favor—because everyone’s relationship with music is different.
No matter if they’re a professional musician, an amateur player or just love listing to tunes, we found something for everyone—whether you know them well (a boyfriend or girlfriend) or need something thoughtful for an acquaintance (like a coworker). From high-quality headphones and novelty coaster sets to comfy socks and practical tools of the trade, we have gifts for musical lovers that inspire creativity, celebrate their craft and help improve skills.
For the aspiring songwriter: Songwriter’s Journal
The best gifts for music lovers are the ones that inspire their craft. This journal is the perfect encouraging present—whether they spend all their free time composing what they’re sure will be the next hit song, or they simply dream of recording tunes. The journal includes prompts, words of wisdom from successful songwriters and tips to unleash creativity. At under $15, it’s also one of the best affordable Amazon Prime gifts.
For the traveling music lover: Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
The sound you enjoy from these wireless headphones is like the high-quality audio you get from a first-class speaker. The headphones hold a charge for 20 hours, and come with a carrying case to keep them protected during travel. We love how they pair with the wearer’s iPhone or AppleWatch to provide insights, such as whether they are listening to music at levels that might endanger their hearing. With free overnight delivery for Amazon Prime members, they make fantastic last-minute gifts for music lovers.
For the record collector: Victrola Record Player & Multimedia Center
When you’re looking for gifts for music lovers, this is a terrific tech gift for those who collect and listen to vinyl albums. This 8-in-1 entertainment center not only plays records, it also has a CD and cassette player, FM radio, Bluetooth speakers and a headphone jack for personal listening.
For the Star Wars fan: Uke I Am Your Father Shirt
In a cute play-on-words, this shirt pays homage to both the ukulele and the scene from The Empire Strikes Back where Luke Skywalker discovers the identity of his father. Ukulele players will get a kick out of the tee, which comes in sizes for men, women and kids—in case you’re looking for matching Stars Wars gifts for the entire family.
For the karaoke enthusiast: JYX Karaoke Machine
You don’t have to be a professional singer to have your voice heard. This best-selling karaoke machine lets you belt your favorite tunes, anytime, anywhere. The portable lightweight Bluetooth speaker comes with an attached leather handle for easy transport, plus two microphones, a remote control and built-in disco lights to set the mood. It’s the perfect gift for neighbors or friends to turn your typical game night in to an impromptu sing-along party.
For the music writer: Graphique Flat Note Cards
Stationary that celebrates one’s love for music allows the self-expression to start before one word is even written. This cute, useful set includes 50 notecards with the double entendre phrase “Just a Note” displayed on top. The pretty display box, which has an image of sheet music, stores the cards and matching envelopes. If you’re looking for a gift for your boss, this may be the way to go if they have a penchant for music.
For the game player: Rik Lee Genius Playing Cards
Need gifts for music lovers who also enjoy playing games? This set of playing cards will be top of the charts. The deck of cards features beautiful illustrations of legendary artists in the music industry, including Madonna, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse. Each suit is a different genre (pop is hearts, rock n’ roll is spades, etc.), plus two jokers (Bjork and David Bowie). It’s a fun and cheap Christmas gift everyone can enjoy.
For the homebody: Happypop Novelty Music Socks
If they prefer to hang at home while listening to or playing music, these comfy socks adorned with musical notes will hit the right note. Other patterns feature drums, violins, pianos, guitars and trumpets. So pick a print that best matches their specific talent or favorite instrument, or buy a few pair for a themed Secret Santa gift.
For the audiophile: Sonos Playbar
The Sonos Playbar brings the high-quality sounds of a concert stadium to the comfort of your home. Nine internal speakers deliver an immersive audio experience, no matter what you’re listening to. The mountable bar is sleek, attractive and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Pitch in with family members to get it as a gift for your sister or brother.
For the yoga lover: Design By Human Rainbow Music Notes Shirt
If they are as passionate about movement as they are music, this graphic T-shirt will delight. It shows humans in various yoga poses that form the word “MUSIC.”
For the music-inclined kid: Barbie Piano Music Mat
When you’re looking for gifts for kids, this interactive mat lets them tap out any tune or dance to 10 pre-programmed melodies. We love that the jumbo piano keys inspire movement and musical experimentation. And hey, it might just spark a lifelong love of playing music!
For the memoir fan: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John fans know she can write a killer song, and her long-awaited memoir proves she can also write wonderful prose. The deeply personal tome chronicles her ups and downs in life, as well as her experiences in the music industry. It’s a perfect gift for both long-time fans and book lovers who simply want to learn more about the superstar singer with a heart of gold.
For the concert-goer: Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs
Nobody should have to give up perfect hearing to enjoy their favorite bands in concert. Luckily, these earplugs lower the volume without sacrificing sound quality. They reduce damaging decibel levels so the focus stays on the music! With so many uses (like to block out a snoring partner!), they’re also a smart and budget-friendly idea for white elephant gifts.
For the music teacher: Paper Junkie Musical Notes Sticky Pads
All six of these music-themed sticky pads are ideal for making to-do lists, labeling sheet music for later reference or leaving encouraging notes for students of a job well-done. The cute designs and hand-held size also make them fun stocking stuffer ideas.
For the coffee-drinking Elvis fan: Elvis Presley Mug
Elvis Presley was the king of rock n’ roll, so it’s fitting that this ceramic mug featuring his image will be the king of coffee cups. Coffee lovers will enjoy gripping the guitar-shaped handle while sipping their morning Joe.
For the on-the-go music lover: Sony LinkBuds Wireless Earbuds
Sony’s LinkBuds have a built-in microphone so you can easily use them while listening to music or taking a Zoom business call. The noise-canceling earbuds also have smart features and settings where they’ll learn from your behavior and adjust how you experience sound accordingly.
For those with a home studio: Ridge Road Decor Musicians Stone Sculptures
These small sculptures add an artistic flair to any home music studio. The resin and stone decor pieces show musicians playing three different instruments, and are sure to be a conversation starter. Bonus: They all have molded stone bases for easy display, and can double as hostess gifts for anyone who is music-inclined and appreciates funky interior design.
For the guitar collector: Guitar Wall Hanger Mounts
Getting the guitar collector in your life yet another guitar might be beyond your holiday budget, but this gift offers a beautiful way for them to display their prized collection. The set of five wall hangers works well for both electric and acoustic guitars, and the deep “U” cradle design ensures the instrument is always properly secured.
For the home chef: The Beatles Drums Salt and Pepper Set
When it comes to novelty salt and pepper shakers, it doesn’t get any cuter than this miniature drum set featuring The Beatles imagery. The hand-painted ceramic shakers have a custom sculpted design, and come packaged in a colorful gift box. They are practical but fun to use, and add a bit of musical pizzazz to any kitchen!
For the practicing musician: ChromaCast Pro Series Folding Music Stand
The best gifts for music lovers are the most useful ones. Set any performance up for success with this durable and lightweight music stand. It has an adjustable base, and folds up for easy transport. Metal spring arms securely hold music and song books in place so the musician can focus on playing.
For the jewelry junkie: Monet Jewelry Music Notes Pin
Bauble collectors can display their love of music anywhere with these sophisticated accessories. The set of two pins include an elegant gold-tone musical note and a sparkling gemstone-adorned treble clef symbol. We have a hunch these broaches are perfect gifts for grandma to show off a favorite hobby.
For the college student: Austero Light Guitar Lamp
This guitar-shaped LED lamp is a fun gift for college students looking to amp up their dorm room decor. The acrylic light is guaranteed to make a statement on any desk or night stand. And for an extra $3 you can personalize the wood base!
For the live-music lover: Custom Concert Ticket Stub Pillow
Ask any music lover about their favorite concert experience, then commemorate it with this adorable throw pillow that’s made to look like a concert ticket stub. You can customize everything about it, including the band’s name, the date and where they were seated. It’s a thoughtful personalized gift they’ll cherish forever.
For the entertainer: Cutting Boredom Vinyl Record Coasters
Looking for gifts for music lovers who enjoy hosting a party? This coaster set will be a hit. It includes six record-shaped coasters, plus a handmade wooden turntable holder to store them all. Choose from 26 punny album titles to display, including Alcohol and Oats, Al Green Tea, Drink 182 and Ice Cubes.
For your significant other: Bonne Studio Personalized Record
Gifts for couples don’t get more sweet or romantic than this beautiful, personalized record. You simply select a significant song (maybe your first wedding dance!), and Bonne Studio will create an album cover with a custom photo and details of that specific tune. Choose from two sizes, plus the option to add on a wood base, which you can also engrave with a special message.
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