15 Perfect Gifts For Music Lovers In 2015

Piano Keys | © Eunbyul Sabrina Lee/Flickr
Piano Keys | © Eunbyul Sabrina Lee/Flickr
Photo of Helen Armitage
10 April 2017

Buying a gift for a music lover can be a bit of a quandary – they most likely have their favorite artists on every available format from vinyl to CDs and MP3s – but with our guide to the 15 perfect gifts for music lovers, you can find a unique present that will put a smile on the face of any self-confessed music fanatic.

Cannonball Gourd Thumb Piano

Also known as a kalimba, the thumb piano is a traditional African instrument originally played by travelling troubadours to tell historical tribal stories in song. Handcrafted by Paul and Sue Bergstrom from their workshop in Georgia, USA, the thumb piano is made from a real hollowed out gourd and features steel tines tuned to the diatonic scale.

Who it’s for: Fans of world music.

Cannonball Gourd Thumb Piano by Paul and Sue Bergstrom | © Uncommon Goods

12” Record Box

Store vinyl in style with this functional but chic record box from British design company tuktuk. Each box comes in leather with a smart check fabric lining. Hand-stitched corners for durability, a sturdy handle and buckle and a complimentary teak 45 vinyl adapter – a perfect storage solution for prized vinyl.

Who it’s for: Your vinyl-obsessed friend.

Yellow 12″ Record Box | © tuktuk

Vinyl 45 Record Coasters

These colorful and eye-catching coasters are handcrafted from original 7” vinyl from British music acts released between 1958 and 1990, and each order is completely unique. A laminated design protects the vinyl artwork and, for an additional cost, specifically themed sets featuring vinyl from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Smiths and The Clash are also available.

Who it’s for: Vinyl collectors who love coffee.

Leather Guitar Pick Wallet

Any guitarist worth their salt knows that guitar picks – like socks, keys and pen caps – have the mysterious ability to vanish into thin air. But with this handy and stylish vintage-styled leather pick wallet, featuring 20 plectrum slots and a functional key chain, disappearing picks will be a problem of the past.

Who it’s for: Forgetful guitar players everywhere.

Leather Guitar Pick Wallet | © Pickpokit

Gramophone for iPhone

The Gramophone for iPhone is an acoustic speaker that mixes the iconic design of the gramophone with the latest in mobile phone technology. The stylish design is crafted from an authentic early 20th century gramophone and when combined with an iPhone playlist, makes the perfect sound system addition to any home.

Who it’s for: Fans of retro furnishings.

The Monocle

A speaker, handset and speakerphone all rolled into one, the Monocle is a design from Native Union that allows music lovers to hook up to their smartphones to enjoy music in a whole new way. Featuring high quality audio and metal speaker grills, the Monocle transforms any handset device into a fully functioning speaker.

Who it’s for: Music lovers on the go.

The Monocle | © Native Union

Do It Yourself Ukulele Kit

A lovely personalized approach to learning an instrument, the Do It Yourself Ukulele Kit not only allows you to take the first step towards playing the popular Hawaiian instrument but also to build and decorate it yourself. Easy to assemble, the ukulele kits is standard soprano size and made from unfinished wood.

Who it’s for: That friend that always talks about learning to play guitar.

Handmade Composer’s Notebook

Handcrafted by designer Alex Apella of Argentina-based Transient Books, this composer’s notebook is a perfect personal gift for any composer or songwriter. The notebook is made from acid-free materials and features a sturdy canvas spine, a beautiful blue marbled cover, red ribbon page marker and 120 pages of blank sheet music on Japanese paper.

Who it’s for: The future Mozarts and Dvořáks in your life.

Handmade Composer’s Notebook | Courtesy Transient Books

Vintage Music Treble Clef Clock

Handcrafted from genuine vintage sheet music by UK-based designer neltempo, this clock includes a laser-cut plywood and acrylic base and features quality German quartz movement and stylish black metal hands that make it a perfect statement piece for any room. A personalized gift tag is also offered at no extra cost.

Who it’s for: Music lovers who love home décor.

Music Bracelet | © Katrin Lerman, Frosted Willow ®

Treble Clef Bracelet

This delicate and elegant bracelet shaped like a treble clef is a handmade item crafted by the designer at Frosted Willow. Available in brass, silver, sterling silver and gold with the option of a gold or silver finish on the treble clef, this dainty piece makes the perfect addition to any jewelry box.

Who it’s for: Fashion-conscious music fans.

Guitar Pick Cufflinks

Designed by Moonflame Cufflinks, these stylish cufflinks feature a guitar pick design in understated black and white colors and are bound to add a touch of rock star chic to any outfit. Handmade to order and delivered in a functional, fashionable box, the cufflinks are a perfect gift for male music fans.

Who it’s for: Suit-wearers who like to rock out on weekends.

Skullcandy Crusher Headphones

Must-have headphones for any dedicated music lover, Skullcandy’s Crusher Headphones provide a truly immersive music listening experience. With features that include a built-in amplifier, adjustable bass control and acoustical porting, the headphones offer not only state-of-the-art tech but also comfort with its ergonomic design and soft touch leather ear pillows.

Who it’s for: Tech-obsessed music fans.

Skullkandy Crusher Headphones in Granny Floral | Courtesy Skullcandy

Custom Song

What to get the music lover that has everything? Their own personalized song from Custom Serenade of course. Based on information like nicknames, hobbies and amusing anecdotes, musician Billy McCormick writes personalized lyrics set to finely honed melodies resulting in a unique and personal gift full of memories and insider references.

Who it’s for: The music lover that has everything … except their own custom song.

Iron Maiden Trooper Ale

A British beer developed by Robinsons Brewery in collaboration with metal legends Iron Maiden and inspired by their 1983 song The Trooper, Trooper Ale is a must-buy for fans of real ale with its hearty malt flavors complemented by subtle citrus tones handcrafted from a unique blend of Cascade, Bobek and Goldings hops.

Who it’s for: Heavy metal fans who like a beer or two.

Vintage Radiogram Wireless Multimedia Dock

It might set you back a bit, but the beautifully crafted Vintage Radiogram Wireless Multimedia Dock, which effortlessly combines style and state-of-the-art music systems, would make the perfect gift for any discerning music lover. Features an authentic retrofitted radiogram finished in sparkling red lacquer, glass top and chrome Garrard turntable.

Who it’s for: Lovers of stylish, state-of-the-art sound systems.

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