7 Gift Ideas for Music Lovers
There are two kinds of people: those who like music and those who absolutely love it. The latter group is what you might consider melophiles—those who explore different genres, curate thematic playlists, and regularly attend concerts. Sometimes, they also play an instrument or two and learn how to play their favorite songs.
This gift guide is for those with friends or family members who are passionate music lovers. Hopefully, this list can give you an idea of how you can amplify their listening experience and further stoke their passion.
One of the best gifts you can give a music lover is a set of good speakers. In particular, consider buying an AV system online or in-store from a trusted appliance retailer. This way, they can watch music videos complete with fuller, richer sound. If you have money to spare, a surround-sound speaker set would be fabulous.
For something a bit more portable, Bluetooth speakers are the way to go. Try getting a waterproof model so it can be brought to the beach or pool to play chill tunes or party jams. Of course, make sure that the speaker is compatible with the giftee’s phone, tablet, or laptop.
Noise-Cancelling Earphones or Headphones
Even if you aren’t a true-blue music lover, you probably understand the frustration of external noise getting in the way of a good song. Thankfully, audio technology has come a long way. There are now noise-cancelling earphones and headphones that are perfect for a more immersive listening experience.
Before you buy these accessories, however, it’s best to check out their features and reviews first. Look for something that offers not just noise-cancelling capabilities but also good sound quality and ear comfort. There are also earphones or headphones that double as headsets, which can be a more practical choice for those who need microphones (e.g., streamers or those who need to make plenty of calls).
A Karaoke System
If there’s something that can be called a “national hobby” in the Philippines, then that’s probably videoke. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good singer or not; what matters most is your enthusiasm. For the music lovers in your life who also love singing along to their favorite songs, then a buying a portable karaoke or videoke system might be a great idea!
Many of these devices are plug-and-play with most TVs, meaning there’s no need for separate apps. Just connect the mic, follow the simple set-up instructions, and they’re good to go. However, there are also karaoke or videoke systems that work with mobile phones or tablets and need an app to connect the microphone via cord or Bluetooth. Once this is done, a mobile solo concert can commence!
A Turntable and Some Vinyls
If your music-loving friend or loved one doesn’t have a turntable yet, perhaps this is the time to get them one. Listening to a vinyl record is definitely a one-of-a-kind treat, and not just because the sounds have a different quality to them. It’s all about the full experience, which includes placing the record, moving the needle, and seeing the record spin.
Of course, you should also get a couple of vinyls to go with the turntable. If the receiver is a big fan of a certain artist, try to track down limited-edition records or sign them up for a subscription service.
Merchandise of Their Favorite Artist
Speaking of big fans of a certain artist, music lovers don’t always need a new gadget or accessory. Sometimes, a bunch of merchandise will be more than a good gift. Of course, look for legitimate products. Try to look for official collaborations when it comes to clothing, or perhaps hunt down vintage designs manufacturers.
Aside from T-shirts, jackets, caps, and other wearables, you can also look for other forms of memorabilia. These can include concert posters, album art, keychains, or even books about or written by these music personalities.
An Accessory for Their Instrument
If your music-loving friend or family member also plays an instrument, why not give them something related to it? For pianists, some gift ideas include piano polish or even a comfy cushion for their piano bench. Guitar players, on the other hand, would absolutely love a new guitar strap or a set of high-quality picks or strings. If they’re an electric guitarist, a distortion pedal would be an awesome gift.
Concert and Music Festival Tickets
Last but certainly not least, concert tickets are always a great gift for music fans. Many live events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are still plenty of online concerts available. There are also some producers who are starting to organize concerts and music festivals again, considering that the conditions are slowly starting to improve. Make sure to constantly check online for upcoming schedules, particularly for in-demand artists so you can make advance bookings before tickets get sold out.
What’s even better about these gifts is that most if not all of them can be found online. If you’re still worried about the pandemic or simply appreciate the convenience of e-commerce, you can simply press “add to cart” on these products.