The temperature’s dropping, nights are drawing in and sleigh bells are ringing… It must be that time again. Christmas is in the air! If you’ve got a musician in your life, you might find it difficult to find them the perfect gift. If you don’t know your plectrums from your piccolos or your bass from your bongos, we’ve put together out list of Christmas gift ideas for the musician in your life!
If there’s one thing guitarists can never get enough of, it’s plectrums! Nice and cheap, a handful of plectrums could be the perfect pick for a little stocking filler. If you want to add a unique touch, you could even design a personalised guitar pick!
Whether somebody’s never played a note in their lives or they’re looking to learn a new instrument, a ukulele is small, compact and easy to pick up and play. A standalone instrument or a starter kit can both be great choices to get your musical maestro playing along in no time.
3. Sound Waves Print
Sometimes, there’s nothing more sentimental than music. From favourite songs to first dances, capture their love for music with a personalised sound wave print! Not only commemorative, it can also make for a unique piece of art.
4. Keyboard Playmat
Be the coolest aunt or uncle around by getting a keyboard playmat for the kids in your family. A word of warning; you may lose some friends as the sounds of stomps, shouts and loud piano noises ring through their homes.
5. Portable Record Player
Vinyl has very much made a resurgence in recent years! If the music lover in your life owns a stack of records, now they don’t have to be kept at home. It’s the perfect opportunity for an introduction to vinyl too! Our pick is from 1byone, delivering solid sound output at a budget-friendly price.
6. Visit to the British Music Experience
Take a trip down Memory Lane at the British Music Experience! Stroll through 70 years of music history with the opportunity to play some Gibsons, drum kits and keyboards along the way. The musician in your life might even be able to make a weekend of it in Liverpool!
7. Moleskine Music Notebook
The perfect gift for the composer or singer/songwriter in your life, this high-quality Moleskine music notebook will let them jot down notes on the go! Just make sure they write you a song to say thank you!
8. Mechanical Music Box Set
Perhaps the cutest item on our list, this mechanical music box set has you punching holes into special paper strips to make your very own music box tunes! Bonus points if you manage to make their favourite song before you give this gift.
9. Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator
Styled somewhere between a calculator and an old Nintendo Game & Watch, Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operator synthesisers are great fun to play around with. Available in a range of models, with a bit of patience you’ll be cranking out foot-tapping drum beats, funky basslines or chiptune arcade-style tunes!
10. Gig Tickets
Why not give the gift of live music this Christmas! Any music lover will appreciate the chance to see their favourite band or artist live. And sometimes, they’ll remember the experience of a concert much more than any other gift you could give.
We hope our list helps to impress the musician in your life this Christmas! If you play a musical instrument, you might want to think about insurance. At The Insurance Emporium, our Music Insurance includes a range of Standard Benefits like cover for Theft, Loss or Accidental Damage. You can then customise your insurance with a range of Optional Benefits. You could even receive a 25% discount!* Take a trip to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
* The 25% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
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