The Christmas season is upon us, and if you have someone special who's deeply into music or if you wouldn't mind getting something yourself, you're in luck! This gift guide is designed to strike the right chord with the music lover in your life. Whether it's the warmth of vinyl, the precision of high-end headphones, the thrill of a live concert, or a vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker, there's something here to make the passion for music even more extraordinary.
In this gift guide, we've curated a list that covers every aspect of the love for music. Some of these gifts you'll surely love to keep for yourself, and some might hint you to come up with something that we haven't included.
#1. Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones
These Bluetooth headphones offer advanced noise cancellation, providing an enhanced listening experience. The sound quality is optimised for Resolution Audio, and even compressed music files are improved with the help of DSEE Extreme technology. Perfect gift for an audiophile!
#2. Sennheiser IE 80 S in-ear monitors
These tiny headphones seamlessly blend audiophile-grade fidelity with modern design aesthetics, incorporating professional features such as an in-ear canal fit and strain relief on cable connectors. For added comfort and versatility, the ear tip set includes standard silicone, lamella silicone, and Comply foam options in small, medium, and large sizes. These wired headphones prioritise connectivity technology to deliver a reliable and high-quality audio experience.
#3. Apple AirPods Max Spatial Audio
AirPods Max provides an unparalleled spatial audio experience, giving an immersive 3D sound that enhances both music and video playback. The dynamic head tracking adds a new layer of realism, making it feel like the audio is coming from all around you. The compact design and seamless integration with Apple devices make them a top choice for Apple enthusiasts—the personalised spatial audio adapts to a unique ear shape, complemented by dynamic head tracking for an immersive sound experience, so they can select songs, shows, and movies can also be enjoyed in Dolby Atmos.
#4. The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition)
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is one of The Beatles' most iconic and groundbreaking albums, and the Anniversary Edition pays homage to this classic with additional features and enhancements. The Anniversary Edition of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is a thoughtful and collectible way for fans to celebrate the enduring influence of this groundbreaking album.
#5. Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever (Limited Edition Vinyl)
This vinyl release is an exclusive offering from the official Billie Eilish store. Crafted from 100% recycled black vinyl, it adds an eco-friendly touch to the collection of the one you think of when seeing this gift. It features Getting Older, I Didn't Change My Number, Billie Bossa Nova, and more tracks.
#6. Concert tickets
Surprise the special someone in your life with tickets to see their favourite artist or band perform live.
#7. Concert ticket shadow box
And to present the tickets, create a stylish shadow box to frame them. Instead of only presenting the tickets themselves, you transform them into a decorative and sentimental keepsake.
#8. Spotify Gift Card
A Spotify Gift Card offers ad-free, on-demand music streaming and unlocks a vast library of millions of songs spanning various genres and eras: whether your special someone is a fan of classic rock, indie hits, or the latest chart-toppers, Spotify caters to diverse musical tastes. The gift card format provides flexibility, allowing them to choose when to activate their subscription.
#9. Kala Learn to Play Ukulele Soprano Starter Kit
The comprehensive kit includes a Kala logo tote bag, a 20-page Quick Start Guide providing information about the ukulele, and essential tips to kickstart the musical journey, even for those who touched the ukulele for the first time. With this gift, the one who gets it will unlock the joy of playing songs within minutes through Kala’s free online lessons.
#10. Hohner Special 20 Harmonica
The Special 20 is favoured for its warm and rich tone, particularly well-suited for blues and folk music. Its design allows for expressive playing, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced harmonica players who want to achieve a wide range of musical expressions. Whether playing traditional folk tunes, country, or rock, this harmonica adapts well to different styles.
#11. Donner MIDI Pad Beat Maker
This is a versatile beat maker, designed for drumming and beat-making experiences on the go, which is a perfect choice for those who are obsessed with beats.
#12. Custom Spotify playlist
Create a personalised musical collection tailored to your special someone's preferences and curate a playlist consisting of their individual's all-time favourite songs. The intention is to make the playlist special and meaningful by including a mix of nostalgic tracks that hold sentimental value and introducing new discoveries to add a thoughtful touch.
#13. Curated vinyl mix
Go even further than a custom playlist and craft a unique compilation of songs specifically for vinyl format. Make the mix not just a random assortment but rather a carefully selected collection that holds special meaning. The arrangement of tracks is done in a way that tells a musical story, ensuring a cohesive and intentional flow.
#14. Crosley Everett record player stand
This record player has got a vintage vibe to it. It's designed with that classic mid-century modern look and has a full overlay door, which gives it a sleek feel. What's neat is that it's got these wire slots for your vinyl records, making it super easy to keep them organised. It holds around 75 albums, so it's pretty spacious for a decent collection.
Crosley Furniture Everett Record Player 1 tier Stand
#15. Heather & Willow Now Playing vinyl record stand
A cute small stand for their favourite vinyl records that fits any room.
#16. Fsjun Retro wireless Bluetooth speaker
This is a compact and stylish audio device that combines vintage aesthetics with modern technology. The speaker has a compact size, making it easily portable and manageable with one hand. Despite its small size, though, it delivers loud and distortion-free sound, providing a practical and powerful audio experience. The compact design ensures it doesn't take up much space on a desk.
#17. "Just Kids" by Patti Smith
"Just Kids" is a memoir by musician and artist Patti Smith, offering a beautifully written account of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The book provides a glimpse into the bohemian New York City art scene of the late 1960s and 1970s, where Smith and Mapplethorpe navigated their creative journeys.
#18. "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century" by Alex Ross
"The Rest Is Noise" is a comprehensive exploration of 20th-century classical music written by music critic Alex Ross. It's an accessible and engaging read, making the world of classical music approachable for both enthusiasts and those new to the genre. Ross weaves together narratives of composers, their lives, and the impact of their music on society, providing a rich understanding of the evolution of classical music in the 20th century.
#19. Vintage band t-shirt
Vintage band T-shirts are not only stylish but also carry a sense of nostalgia. They often feature classic album artwork, logos, or tour designs that evoke memories of iconic concerts. This type of merchandise allows music lovers to showcase their favourite bands and add a touch of retro flair to their wardrobe.
#20. Limited edition concert poster
Limited edition concert posters are a visual treat for music enthusiasts. These posters often feature unique and artistically designed prints specific to a particular concert or tour, so you if you can think of one, it's time to find it!
#21. Artist-inspired jewellery
Jewellery inspired by an artist's aesthetic or iconic symbols adds a touch of glamour to a music lover's accessory collection. Whether it's a pendant featuring a recognisable logo or a bracelet with lyrics engraved, artist-inspired jewellery is a wearable homage to musical passion.
#22. Album cover art prints
Framed prints of iconic album covers are both artistic decor and appreciation for beloved music. Whether it's the cover of a classic rock album or the latest chart-topping release, album cover art prints offer a stylish way for a fan to display their musical tastes in their homes.
#23. Game That Song Music Card Game
"Game That Song" is a board game that is tailor-made for music lovers, providing a perfect blend of entertainment and connection. It's an ideal gift choice for couples, families, and friends, making it a versatile gift or stocking stuffer for adults.
#24. Personalised Guitar Pick Holder Box
This is a unique and thoughtful gift for guitar enthusiasts. Ideal for surprising musicians, the guitar pick holder makes for a distinctive souvenir for any guitar player. Both the plectrum holder and the wooden picks can be engraved using laser technology—this customisation option allows you to create a meaningful and unique gift for occasions.
#25. Blank Sheet Music Notebook
A practical and aesthetically pleasing space for musicians to document their musical ideas, whether in an educational setting or during creative endeavours. The musician's notebook contains 102 pages of lined and staff paper, and each page features 12 staves with thin lines, providing ample space for musical notations.
#26. Harry Potter — sheet music from the complete film series
A perfect gift for those who love music and the Harry Potter series!
A special collection by Alfred Music Publishing and Warner Bros. Entertainment is an ideal Christmas gift for fans and musicians alike. This volume brings together easy piano arrangements for pianists of all ages from all eight films in the Harry Potter series. Whether for personal enjoyment, practice, or performance, the collection is a delightful addition to any pianist's repertoire.