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7 Holiday Gift Ideas for Musicians

The holiday season is a time for spreading joy and showing our appreciation for the people in our lives. If you have a musician in your circle of family and friends, you’re in luck when it comes to finding the perfect gift! Musicians are passionate about their craft and always appreciate gifts that enhance their musical experience. In this list, we’ll explore 7 thoughtful holiday gift ideas for musicians. Plus, this month we are featuring a wide array of gifts to choose from in our Thanksgiving Deals on November 23rd-27th!

7 Holiday Gift Ideas for Musicians

1. Musical Instruments

Musicians are passionate about their craft and that means the perfect gift might be a new or a new-to-them instrument! Perhaps they’ve always talked about learning a certain instrument or they have an old one that’s well loved and could use an upgrade. This Christmas, it would be the perfect surprise to give them a brand new instrument. Let us help you find the perfect one! We are experts in the field of instruments and musical abilities. Plus, we carry brands from beginner to luxury, with models (and prices!) ranging from new to used and refurbished. Stop by or browse our online shop to see our selection. We even schedule instrument shopping by appointment if you prefer to have a set date and time. Looking for something specific? Call our store and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff!

2. Instrument Rental Subscription

Not ready to commit to a purchased instrument or they’re not sure which one they want? Try an instrument rental subscription! You can pick out an instrument and all the accessories to wrap up and put under the tree for rates starting as low as $18/month. Plus, there are many perks to our Rent+ Program, a rental subscription lets them try any instrument, exchange anytime, and even build up credit to purchase an instrument once they fall in love. Check out the terms and other perks on our website or simply pick out the rental online and pick it up at our store! 

3. Musical Instrument Accessories

If the musician in your life already has their desired instrument, then an accessory is the way to go. Every musician can benefit from high-quality instrument accessories and may not consider purchasing a premium item for themselves. Pick something that will add to their playing experience, like new strings or a protective case. Consider items like a guitar strap, variety of picks, drumsticks, reeds or a new mouthpiece for a woodwind player or stock up on valve oils and grease for a brass player. Look for brands known for durability and tone enhancement, such as D’Addario, Vic Firth, or Vandoren. We carry all of these and some of them are even in our Holiday Specials! And if you’re not sure what might be a good fit, stop in and we will help you put together a dazzling gift. 

4. Music-themed goods

Musicians often love to display their passion through clothing and accessories. Consider gifting them a unique t-shirt or jewelry made from recycled instrument strings! Decorative items like vinyl record upcycled notebooks, music note jewelry, retired instrument lamps or music-themed socks make show stopping gifts! Often you can find these items at an inexpensive price, making this a winning gift AND budget friendly. We carry several options for gifts like these, and some of them are on sale for the season. Take a look at the online shop to see the options.  

5. Practice Tools

Developing a consistent and effective practice routine is crucial for mastering a musical instrument! Practice tools make great, practical and budget friendly gifts. Items like tuners, music stands, hand exercisers, instrument stands, and instrument specific care kits are gifts that will help musicians practice with ease and success. 

6. Gift Cards:

Sometimes the most thoughtful gift is the ability for them to get what they need without spending their own cash. Consider a gift card! It could also be that you’re unsure about their preferences, a gift card can be a great choice for a thoughtful gift. Everyone is thrilled to receive a gift that means they can pick out just the right thing. Purchase gift cards easily and have them emailed to you directly on our online shop! Click the link and scroll to the bottom, then choose the amount you would like and add it to your cart. You can also purchase a physical copy when you stop by the store. Voila, check it off your list!

7. Instrument Repair Courses:

Gift the musician in your life an opportunity to expand their knowledge with instrument repair courses. Even a basic course, in the instrument they play, would benefit and fascinate them. They can learn fundamentals from anatomy to the specifics of tuning and adjustments. Whether it’s in person learning or one of our online courses, the gift of knowledge is priceless. Online repair classes are a gift that can help them enjoy their music even more! 

Get them what they want this Holiday Season

Whatever instrument they play and whatever level of knowledge, there are plenty of thoughtful and creative gifts to choose from to make their holiday season special! We’ve explored 7 thoughtful holiday gift ideas for musicians but there is so much more we carry and could help with. Got an idea? We love to help customers find just the right thing so stop by or call our shop at 303-663-4084 and we promise to do our best to make a Christmas miracle come true!  

This month we are featuring a wide array of gifts to choose from in our Thanksgiving Deals on November 23rd-27th. Take advantage of the festive savings and enjoy 15% off the exclusive Holiday Specials shop during our Thanksgiving Deals on November 23-27 at Whether you prefer to order online and pick up in-store or have your items shipped directly to you, our Thanksgiving Deals make holiday shopping even more delightful!

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