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Gift-giving season can seem never-ending, with birthdays and holidays being a year-round presence. This can make finding unique and thoughtful gifts a challenge as you try to outdo the previous year’s pick. The good news: If you have a music lover in your life, then your gifting options are practically endless.
Your first thought may be to check out AirPod deals or Bose headphones sales, but before you click “add to cart,” dig a little deeper and consider what genre of music they listen to. You’ll be able to tailor the gift exactly to their music interests rather than to music as a whole, while earning their appreciation in the process. To help inspire you, we’ve put together a list of the best gifts for music lovers broken down by genre. Whether they’re a pop enthusiast or country music fan, we’ve got something for everyone.
Keep reading to see our picks for all budgets and interests. If you’re lucky, you may even get a playlist named after you as a thanks.
Best Tech Gifts for Music Lovers
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Walmart’s early Black Friday deals include the highly praised Beats Solo3 over-ear headphones, which come in three shades and use noise-canceling technology to allow you to listen to your favorite songs and podcasts in peace. Plus, it’s FastFuel charging can take your battery from zero to 30% in as little as five minutes.
ALPOWL Karaoke Machine
For the friend always asking to go to karaoke, bring the sing-along to them with their very own karaoke machine. This model comes with two wireless microphones — perfect for duets — and features a little slot to hold your phone. It’s also Bluetooth compatible to connect to your smart devices.
What better gift to give a music lover than music itself? Amazon Music Unlimited is currently offering a promo of three months free when you sign up, which means your friend can have access to on-demand music and podcasts that are ad-free and comes with unlimited skip — and did we mention it’s free?
Once the free trial is over, the subscription price is $10.99/month.
Stir It Up Turntable
Are they a fan of all things retro and vintage? Splurge and get them a record player created in collaboration with Bob Marley’s family — so you know it’s good. The model features anti-skid technology and can play 33 or 45 RPM records. Plus, the USB port and included cable can convert records into a digital format.
Marshall Emberton II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The host in your life will most likely appreciate a Bluetooth speaker that’s not only sleek in look, but comes with features such as up to 30 hours of non-stop play on a full battery and 360 degrees of sound.
Best Pop Music Gifts
Brass Monkey Misunderstood Songs Party Game
Test their knowledge of lyrics with a game of Misunderstood Songs. Up to eight players can join and to play, just pull a card and try to identify the song based on incorrect lyrics from popular music.
Watermelon Sugar High Candle
Whether they’re looking for work-from-home items or just love collecting candles, this Harry Styles-inspired candle will help set a cozy mood each time it’s lit. The handmade materials use natural soy and plant-based materials, and has a burn time of up to 45 hours.
“Guts” Tote Bag
Most pop fans will appreciate an Olivia Rodrigo tote to fill with books, notebooks, lip gloss and more. The images features the singer underneath the title of her latest album, Guts, which will pair nicely with all of their other Rodrigo merch, or course.
Beyoncé Billboard Crewneck
A member of the BeyHive won’t be able to resist swaddling themselves in this pullover. It features a billboard image of her on a shimmering horse and wearing her classic disco cowboy hat.
“The Woman in Me” by Britney Spears
Get a deeper insight into pop sensation Britney Spears’ memoir as she delves into her life and journey to fame. It’s not only a bestseller on Amazon, but has been labeled an Editor’s Pick for its moving and candor story.
Best Hip-Hop Music Gifts
“The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir” by Robert K. Elder
The creative in your life can have fun filling out this do-it-yourself journal that’ll have them reflecting on the songs and artists that have shaped their life so far.
AZIMOM Headphone 3D Illusion Lamp
Bring some unique decor to their space in the form of a 3D headphone light. When lit, it appears as though there are floating headphones in their space and can act as a lamp if they prefer a more stylish piece of lighting. It does require three AAA batteries, which are not included.
Doja Cat: Doja’Lite Shine Sneakers
Refresh their sneaker collection with a pair of Sketchers by Doja Cat. The new style features an elevated sole and four different shades to choose from, as well as a cushioned interior to help swaddle feet in support and comfort.
PHNIXGAM Headphone Stand
If your loved one is known for losing their headphones, then gift them a handy headphone stand they can place the accessory on when they’re not listening to music. The design also comes with three charging ports to juice up their smart devices.
Best Rock Music Gifts
Make Your Own Guitar Pick Punch
Let them rock out while also embracing their crafty side with the help of this guitar pick puncher. It comes in a simple compact design, and is able to punch everything from plastic, paper and more into the shape of a guitar pick.
Donner DED-70 Electric Drum Set
No matter how skilled your family member is at drumming, they can now practice whenever they want — without waking up the entire house. This electric drum set comes with 10 play-along songs and 40 free virtual lessons from Melodics to get them on their rock-star path.
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Looking for an MVP-worthy gift? Masterclass offers a range of professional online classes that musicians of all skill levels can take advantage of. Whether they want to learn how to sing, play the guitar or even learn the piano, celebrities such as Usher, Alicia Keys and more will be there to help them along the way.
Metallica Wherever I Roam Merch Tee
You can’t go wrong with a classic band T-shirt — especially of classics such as Metallica. This style comes in three colors and features a graphic of two skulls below the band’s logo.
Def Leppard Rock Band Album Pajama Pants
They can get cozy with their favorite band in these soft Def Leppard pajama pants patterned with some of their most popular album covers. The design features an elastic waistband that’ll form to their body for extra comfiness.
Best Country Music Gifts
Funko Pop! Albums: Dolly Parton – “Backwoods Barbie”
Dolly Parton’s Funko Pop! commemorates her pink-themed Backwoods Barbie album. The collectable figurine includes a background with the photo of her album and a bobblehead of the country star in her iconic pink outfit.
Western Denim Button-Up Shirt
Lainey Wilson isn’t just a chart-making country singer, the star has also teamed up with Wrangler to release an everyday capsule. This denim button-down is a staple that can be worn with jeans, skirts and even over dresses — and it’s les than $50.
UO Calista Tall Cowboy Boot
They’ll want to immediately lasso on these trendy cowboy boots. This pair is both stylish and made with a faux leather and rubber sole for more support and comfort. The boots come in white with contrast stitching for added versatility.
Best Latin Music Gifts
Black Bad Bunny Splash T-Shirt
Let them relive when Bad Bunny was a WWE fighter with the official merch from the event. This T-shirt comes with the singer’s bunny graphic and is made from a cotton material for comfort.
Fan-Made Karol G Phone Case
Help keep their phone protected in style with a Karol G fan-made phone case. It comes with the mermaid graphic and is available in a variety of sizes to customize to their phone.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight
If they’re a beauty lover, make sure to stock them up on Selena Gomez’s makeup and skincare brand — especially this highlighter in Gomez’s favorite shade, Mesmerize, which will have them glowing with excitement.
Best K-Pop Music Gifts
Gersoniel K-pop Photocard Binder
Collectors won’t be able to hide their joy when they unwrap this photo card binder. Not only does it come with a clear cover, but the included packs of stickers is perfect for personalizing and decorating each one.
Lumoonosity Finger Heart Neon Sign
This adorable heart-hand neon sign will make the perfect piece of decor in any K-pop fan’s room. It emits a golden and pink hue, and can be mounted to their wall. It doesn’t require any batteries.
Bioworld BLACKPINK Tiara Logo Bucket Hat
If they’re a BLACKPINK fan, this bucket hat will allow them to show off their love for the K-pop group while staying on trend. It comes in a cotton material with the K-pop group’s logo and pink crown on the front.
LEGO Ideas BTS Dynamite
Bring BTS into their home in the form of this exclusive Lego set of the K-pop group. It’s inspired by their hit song “Dynamite,” and comes with figurines that represent each member of the group. Your ARMY pal can put it on display or keep it in the box if they’re a collector.
Best Miscellaneous Music Gifts
EGD Personalized Acrylic Spotify Plaque
Your loved one can admire their favorite song anytime they like with this glowing song plaque. You can make it even more special by customizing it with a favorite photo of the two of you, so you’ll always be on their mind when they look at it.
Dr.Foot Heel Grips
Avid concertgoers will be thanking you for these cushy heel pads — especially if they tend to only wear Doc Martens. These come in a pack of four, and you can choose between black or different colors to help them blend into their shoes more.
YuanDian Light Up “Now Playing” Vinyl Stand
The Yuan Dian’s Light-Up Vinyl Record Stand will not only give your friend a place to store their vinyl, but to do so in style. It’s also versatile, with the ability to be mounted to the wall, and lights up to highlight the tunes they’re spinning for the day.
“The Lyrics In My Head” Journal
Whether they love writing poetry or are in a band of their own, surprise the songwriter in your life with a special book they can write it all down in. It comes with 110 pages and has a minimalist cover to blend into most spaces.
Music Speaker Air Plant Holder
Plant lovers can dress up their air plants in one of these speaker-shaped planters. It’s available in two shades and is made from a biodegradable plastic for sustainability. You can even choose to include an air plant in your order to help grow their plant collection.
Ticket Stub Diary
You friends can relive all their concerts in a ticket stub diary that also acts as a precious keepsake. Inside are blank pages and special slips to put their tickets in that’ll keep them preserved while allowing your loved one to show off their extensive concert history.
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