Truth is – everybody loves gifts! So whether a musician friend of yours has a birthday, whether it's the holiday season, or if you just want to indulge yourself with something new to decorate your place, I've got some original gift ideas for musicians for you that are guaranteed to put a huge smile on the face of whoever it is who's getting those gifts.
Get out of the usual gift ideas routine gift box and let's have a look at some of the most original and coolest stuff you can get as a gift for musicians.
Let's go ahead and put big smiles on your friend's faces with some great gifts!
13 Original Gift Ideas for Musicians:
Always a sure bet. Whether it's the instrument that the receiver of the gift is playing, or a different one that looks good on the living room table, kitchen deck or any similar place.
There's a very wide choice in this department, either with small instruments on a stand, guitar keychains, small statues of a man playing that instrument, fridge magnets and so on. Check out my faves in the links above, and you can also browse for similar ideas.
Coffee Mugs / Shot Glasses:
My Jimi Hendrix mug that I got in a vinyl store in Pittsburgh, PA is still my favorite coffee cup even after a year and a half. I always leave it nice and clean by the sink on “display”. Mugs are put to everyday use so they make a great gift. Shot glasses as well, (although you probably do not use them every day…) check out this cool Grateful Dead set of shot glasses.
Getting someone a sleek or a rare poster of one of his favorite bands would make sure he will thank you every time he sees it on his wall. Posters and photos are still one of my favorite ways to spice up any living space with my favorite stuff.
AllPosters is the best site to find cheap deals for posters that I know of, and you can also get it shipped already-framed. Make sure to buy on one of their “30-40% off” days, because they have them very often.
This little gadget lets you create your own picks out of plastic materials. I have one that I got from a girl I dated, and I still remember how excited I was about getting custom picks out of it. Free shit, yay! Endless picks supply forever…
A Set Of Picks:
A cool little box full of The Beatles themed picks makes a great small gift. You can find similar boxes for every artist you can think of, and they are pretty cheap as well.
A Micro Guitar Amp:
This one was a life changer for me as someone who plays mostly electric, and that's why I think it's a perfect gift that people would be so happy to get. It’s tiny, I can take it anywhere, AND it even sounds better than my bigger amps. Really an unbelievable thing, and now I don’t have to “settle” for playing an acoustic guitar when I’m not home.
You can read my full review about it here: Blackstar Fly 3 Micro-Amp Review: A Life Changer
Most guitarist I know would love to get a cool piece that will make their guitar unique. It's actually even very cheap to get one of those inlays or something similar. Read the post “9 Ways To Customize Your Guitar” for more ideas in this department.
Another one of those things that you can just never have too much of, so if you are in doubt, just go for a cool guitar strap style=”color: #00f;”> as a gift.
You can never go wrong with a good album, or even a box-set of an artist you know he\she likes.
Musical Phone Cases:
Browse the link for some very cool ones. You can find cases for just about every major band you can think of from the last 40 years…
For the retro lovers and the turntable owners, or just people who love to hang them in their room.
Seems like this one never gets old, and you can get them for any band you can think of.
For a bit more about various guitar stands check out my article on music room design ideas.
These have an enormous value since books obviously serve for more than room beautification! Music books that make for a great gift range from inspiring autobiographies to sheet music books to cool books like “The Complete Guitar Encyclopedia” and the “Bob Dylan Lyrics Book“. Check out this article about 60 great music books.
Saved the best for the last…
For a guitarist, something like a harmonica, a melodica or a kazoo should always work and make for super cool gifts that will widen his instrumental horizons and make him very grateful. You can have a look at this very detailed article about “Which Second Instrument To Pick? 57 Pro's And Con's Of 9 Instruments Inside”
That's it, have fun gifting and please share more gift ideas with us in the comments!
Thank you for reading, peace and have fun.