The Ultimate Gift Guide for Music Lovers
If you have a music lover in your family, your go-to present might be a couple of vinyl records or an iTunes gift card followed by an apology that you couldn’t afford a Telecaster. No biggie — the music nerd in your life definitely loves drowning in song, but in case you’re looking for more ideas, we’ve scoured the internet for 30 awesome gifts in all different price ranges. From inexpensive coffee table books to high-tech speakers, we covered the bases so you don’t have to. But if the stress of shopping isn’t for you, we lay out a couple of fun handmade gift ideas too!
Take a peek at the list below for inspiration so your musically-minded loved one doesn’t say thank u, next to your gift…
Gifts Under $20
Gifts Under $50
Gifts Under $100
Gifts Under $200
Homemade Gift Ideas
CD Cover Jewelry: If you’ve got the creative chops we lack, consider creating one-of-a-kind jewelry by printing (super small versions of) album covers and pasting them onto thick, durable cardboard rounded into a CD shape. You’ll need to punch holes and purchase earring hooks to be looped through them, but it’s a relatively inexpensive way to create a sweet homemade gift for music lovers.
DIY Earbud Case: This crazy awesome idea from Penny Pinchin’ Mom has you repurposing a mint case into a handy-dandy earbud container. You’ll just have to cover the top using mod-podge with any kind of scrapbook paper and then personalize it in any other way you want. Easy peasy.
Musical Photo Collage: If the music lover you love spends half their life going to concerts, you probably can’t go wrong with the sentimental route of creating a collage full of music memories. There are tons of ways you can do this, but we suggest either purchasing a small corkboard then tacking on pictures, ticket stubs, band stickers, and more for a sweet display, or you can do the same thing but keep those memories preserved in an elegant shadow box.
DIY Record Box: Premeditated Leftovers came up with this brilliant and super easy way to store vinyl records. You’ll need to measure out the exact space you’ll need for the final product as determined by record size, cut and assemble the wood, then paint it however you’d like. This one might be a little pricey, but the result will be beautiful.
Favorite Album Book: Chances are your music-loving pal already owns their favorite albums, but another way for them to show love to music is by keeping track of each one in a scrapbook. The assembly is quick and easy, but you can take any additional steps you’d like to personalize it. All you have to do is purchase a scrapbook, print out the covers of your friends’ favorite albums, paste one on each page, and write a fill-in-the-blank info section on the back of each one. You can include things like album name, artist name, date released, genre, etc, but make sure you leave plenty of space for your friend to write out all the reasons they love each album! It’s sort of like a baby book or that Listography book we mentioned in our gift guide above, but it combines some extra creative elements, acts as an art project for you, and affords a fun customizable experience for your friend.