Have a music lover on your holiday gift list? Someone who lives and breathes music? Being that kind of person myself, I can say with confidence that one of these music gifts is going to be the perfect gift for that person. Whether they love rock, country, or something else, this list of music gift ideas will help you check off at least a name or two on your list.
I did a gift guide for people who love music a couple years back and it was one of my favorite ones to do. When a couple of you wanted to see another one this year, I was more than happy to oblige!
As you know, I love music and my musical tastes are all over the place – my playlists just might the only place where Tom Petty is often followed by Reba McEntire and preceded by Frank Sinatra.
Needless to say, this list of music themed gifts is not limited to one single genre.
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Music Gift Ideas
Dolly Parton (or other artist of your choice) Devotional Prayer Candle
Saint Dolly of Parton Devotional Prayer Candle
I think it’s only right to start with the queen, don’t you agree? I fell in love with this candle earlier this year when Kari from A Graceful Life shared it with me. Grunt got it for me for my birthday and I’ve been praying to Saint Dolly ever since. So far, so good. Find the Dolly candle here. If Dolly wouldn’t be to your gift recipient’s liking, then you need to ditch that person. Kidding.
Hear You Knockin’ / Gangsta’s Paradise / Hello Darlin’
Help them set the tone for their crib with a new music themed doormat that reflects their musical tastes. A fan of rap? Let them create their own Gangsta’s Paradise at home. Forever a Conway and country music fan? Why, Hello Darlin’.
A Unique Notebook
All of the notebooks from upcycleVinyl are made using album covers. I know, right? Super cool. I still love vinyl and I have to say, part of the reason is because of the amazing album art. My dad had this Eagles album as I was growing up and I remember always thinking this one was interesting. There are notebooks from every kind of genre in this shop. If you see one that someone on your list would love, snag it fast! These things are unique and there is usually just one of each in the shop!
Personalized Guitar and Pick Holder
If you know a guitar player, this is both a handy little gift and a meaningful one. It can hold their guitar, picks and you can have it inscribed with a message of your choice. Find it here.
The Only Truth Art
I absolutely love this art print because of just how true it is. If you have one of those devout musical people on your list, like where music can take them to a whole other level, transport them to someplace else completely, then this art print is a great gift for them and something they will really appreciate.
One Speaker with Lots of Tricks
Ok, so this speaker is a total game changer. Grunt and I recently received one of these as a gift and we fell in love the moment we got it hooked up. The FABRIQ Chorus is a bluetooth speaker, so it can connect to your phone or iPod and stream music through that, but it is also WiFi enabled and can connect to Amazon Alexa so it can play music that way too as well as do all the other stuff Alexa does. Plus, you can connect up to ten speakers and place them all around your home to create a whole house sound system. And did I also mention that the sound quality is great? The one pictured above is the larger Chorus. There is also a smaller version available as well here. We love this so much we are actually planning on adding one to our wish list to start our own whole house sound system – something we have always wanted!
Dolly Earrings / George Strait Earrings
I think quite a few of us girls, and a few guys as well, wish we could just cozy on up with George Strait. These earrings though might be as close as we’ll ever get. The Circus received the Dolly ones for her birthday from a friend and since she let her holes grow up, I took ownership of them. I love them. I pretend that Dolly just whispers her words of wisdom into my ear throughout the day. You can get all sorts of folks on earrings from this shop.
Have you ever seen such a classy Rolling Stones Hot Lips symbol? Perfect for your friend who loves the Stones or a true Rock N’ Roll fan.
Cassette Business Card Case and Stand
Cassette Business Card Case and Stand
This cassette card case is the absolute perfect gift for the musician on your list or someone who loves 90’s music and still longs for the mixtapes they created by recording songs on the radio. The icing on the cake is that they can carry it in their pocket or display it on their desk.
Country Music Hair
There was one thing I desperately wanted the most for Christmas last year and this book was it. Country Music Hair. The higher the hair, the closer to God, y’all and the ladies of country music most definitely knew how to get just as close to the Almighty as they could. This is a great coffee table book, but I also read the whole thing and enjoyed every bit of it. It doesn’t just talk about hair, but it tells stories about the women behind the hair – Tammy Wynette, Barbara Mandrell, my girl Reba and many more. It doesn’t leave out the boys either – it covers Waylon and Willie and the boys. See what I did there.
Vintage Style Music T-Shirts
Various Music Related T-Shirts
Another thing you can never ever go wrong with (or have too many of, in my opinion) is a great t-shirt rocking one of your gift recipient’s favorite singers or bands. I have always found the most affordable and best selection of vintage style music t-shirts here. I have a few of these myself and not only do they look great, but they are also those soft and cozy t-shirts. Technically, these are classified as “Men’s”, but I’ve always bought them for myself and they fit me just fine – not too tight, not too big. Browse through all the t-shirts here – most all of them are $20 or less, with many being $15 or less!
Mama Tried Tote
I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole.
Lord, I love that song. This little tote is perfect for your country or Merle loving friend. It’s also available in black.
1000 Record Covers Book
As I’ve already stated, I love old record covers. 1000 Record Covers goes through albums from the 60’s to the 90’s detailing the best record covers of rock. This book is a gift that a Rock n’ Roll fan will truly appreciate.
I don’t have a shower head speaker, but we do have a bluetooth speaker built into our ceiling light in the bathroom. Just let me tell you that getting ready has never before been so enjoyable. I used to always play music from my phone while getting ready, but for me, it was just never loud enough. Now, I connect the bluetooth and let that bad boy play loud. The speaker above is here, and there’s another option here.
Music Themed Pillows
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust Pillow / Personalized Mix Tape Pillow
That David Bowie pillow is perfection! I am just crazy over it. You can have whatever you want written on the mix tape pillow – you could do names as shown or put the title of a favorite song. You can find a ton of different music related pillows on Etsy.
These coasters are only $18. They would make a perfect small gift for that music or vinyl lover on your list or a great stocking stuffer.
When Bill went away to college, Nick bought him a bluetooth speaker like this one. As he said, “You’ve always gotta be able to have the music.” We have a couple of bluetooth speakers around here and use them all the time. You won’t find us on the deck or me cooking without having music going on one. There are many things I could live without. A bluetooth speaker is not one of them.
Personalized Music Themed Doormats
Amp Doormat / Mixtape Doormat / Vinyl Record Doormat
I got my Dad and stepmom the personalized vinyl record doormat for Christmas last year and they absolutely loved it! I had it personalized with their last name and “Spinning Since 2005,” which was the year they got married. My dad is a big music lover, so this was a perfect gift for him especially. You can also have the mixtape and amp doormat personalized as well. I want the mixtape one for our house.
Music Coffee Table Books
The Art of Rock / Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music / Who Shot Rock N’ Roll? / CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock
Some think coffee table books are just for decoration. I would have to strongly disagree with them. I think coffee table books should be about the things you find interesting and I think you should read them. I have ones in my living room about Mick Jagger, Elvis, etc. and I love every single one of them. Music themed coffee table books are great gifts for people who love music – they’ll enjoy them, they’ll be proud to display them and they make great conversation pieces.
Guitar Bookends / Record Bookends
These bookends are great for music lovers. Get the guitar ones for a friend who plays the guitar and the record ones for a person who loves vinyl.
Personalized Guitar Picks
If you have someone on your list who plays the guitar, have some personalized guitar picks made for them. Find these here!
What music themed gifts will you be picking up for someone on your list this year?
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oh man, i need that cassette tape card holder. why do gift guides always result in me buying things for myself?!?!
Isn’t that thing so cool?! I look at it and can immediately see the mix tapes I made back in the day!
Great ideas girl! I like the cassette card holder. The Dolly earrings are hilarious as is the candle. Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Mother of 3 says
Lots of cute ideas! Pinned.