It might seem like only moments ago that summer was in full swing, but now the festive season looms large on the horizon and it’s time to think about all the Christmas gifts you’ll need to buy between now and December 25th. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect presents for a music lover, these five ideas should give you all the inspiration you need.
1) Tickets to a gig
Perhaps the best possible present for music fans is tickets to see their favourite acts on stage. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the atmosphere of live performances. These events create memories to last a lifetime. It’s now simple to find the hottest performances in town. Websites such as Gigantic sell tickets to an array of shows.
As well as looking for the person in question’s most beloved bands and artists, make sure you select a gig that suits in terms of date and location.
Get in on the vinyl revival by giving a turntable as gift this Christmas. These bits of kit have come a long way since their heyday and you can now buy ones that convert your records to digital formats. True audiophiles are sure to be concerned with sound quality so it’s important to read up on the subtle differences between record players if you are to buy something that is truly satisfying.
If your muso mate already has a turntable, why not add a record to their collection? There’s no substitute for music in its physical form and audio formats do not get more beautiful than vinyl. Not only do records feel more substantial and offer a more intimate listening experience, these items are also a worthwhile investment too. Many artists these days release limited editions of their albums containing extra tracks on vinyl. If you hold on to these, you might be surprised about how much their value increases over the years.
3) An instrument
If the person you’re buying for plays music, an instrument could make the ideal offering for under the Christmas tree. These items can be treasured for a lifetime, making them the perfect presents. Don’t worry if you don’t have the foggiest when it comes to instruments either. There is plenty of information and advice available online, and you can speak to experts in music shops for extra guidance too.
4) Framed memorabilia
Another top festive treat is framed music memorabilia. There is now a variety of impressive musical artworks out there to choose from, including framed posters and vinyls. These items make a fabulous addition to music lovers’ walls.
5) Music-themed fashion items
Music-related clothing and fashion accessories make great gifts too. You can take your pick from everything from stylish T-shirts to novelty jewellery. The best thing about these items is the fact that you don’t have to spend much money on them to achieve the results you’re after.
Whichever kind of present you decide to look for, start your search early. The sooner you begin your hunt for the perfect gift, the more likely you are to find it.