Great Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

[ 0 ] December 10, 2010 |

Make the music lover on your list want to ‘hold your hand’ this Christmas by giving them one of the great gift ideas below.

Headphones

A good pair of headphones can make the difference between a moderate listening experience and an awesome one. Help make their favorite songs sound even better by giving them a new set of high-quality headphones. Find out if they prefer over-the-ear or in-ear before you buy. Some people can’t wear in-ear headphones, so you’ll want to make sure they can actually use your gift. Here are a few examples they’ll be sure to love:

Beats by Dr. Dre Monster Solo, $199.99; Fontopia Ear Bud Headphones, $11.99; Shure Sound-Isolating Earphones, $149.99. All from Best Buy (see our Best Buy coupons).

Books

Lately there’s been an onslaught of interesting memoirs and biographies written by some of the industry’s top musicians. If the person on your list is into hip-hop, get them Jay-Z’s new book release, Decoded. If they’re more of a rocker, there’s no doubt they’ve been itching to read Keith Richards’ memoir, Life. Or, pick up The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can’t Do Without It for the intellectual music lover.

Decoded, $18.88; Life, $16.18; The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can’t Do Without It, $27.61. All from Amazon (See our Amazon.com coupons).

Paraphernalia

If you know their favorite band or artist, then why not deck them out in music gear? Try a band tee, a comfy hoodie or a cute accessory, such as the Justin Bieber necklace below.

AC/DC Orange Logo Girls T-Shirt, $20; The Rolling Stones Distressed Tongue Logo Zip Hoodie, $50; Justin Bieber Turquiose Logo Necklace, $12.99. All from Hot Topic (see our  Hot Topic coupons).

Music Players

Another great gift idea is a music player. Of course I added an iPod to the examples below, but believe it or not, there are other options out there. For an Apple alternative, try Microsoft’s Zune or a modern day Sony Walkman.  For a personal touch, get the device engraved.

Why not give them the gift of music itself? Pick up an iTunes or SIRIUS Satellite Radio gift card. Or, get them a CD. For holiday-related ideas check out our post on the Top 5 Essential Holiday Album Titles.

Sony – Walkman, $119.99, Best Buy; iPod Shuffle, $49.99, Apple Store; Zune, $179.99, Best Buy.

Coupons to use before you shop: Apple Store, Best Buy.

Instruments/Sheet Music

If the person on your list loves to play music as well as listen, get them their instrument of choice. If that’s a little pricey for your budget, a book of sheet music will do just fine. There are many options out there ranging from contemporary artists to classical collections.

Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar, $1389.92; Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano, $347.47; Hal Leonard Beatles Ballads Piano, Vocal, Guitar Songbook, $18.47. All from Guitar Center (see our Guitar Center coupons).

Do you have any music lovers on your list? What will you be giving them this holiday season? Leave a comment!

Looking for other presents? See our full list of gift ideas!

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