There are different types of people who listen to music. Those who just turn on the radio to listen to whatever is playing, to those who specially curate their playlist, and those who actually love music so much they picked up a musical instrument. With Christmas approaching, you might be thinking of what to get for the music lover in your life. We recommend the 10 best gifts for music lovers - people who are passionate about music and feel that music elevates their lives.
1. Noise-cancelling headphones
Anyone serious music lover should own a good set of noise-cancelling headphones. What music lover would not want noise-cancelling headphones? These headphones are ideal when one is travelling on a bus, subway, or the airplane. They are purposely built for destroying outside noise so that the music can sound its best.
2. Karaoke Microphone
You don’t need a fancy home karaoke machine these days in order to belt out favourite tunes at home. Your music lover can easily find a song s/he loves on YouTube without vocals, turn on the karaoke microphone and start singing! The karaoke microphone can also be connected to the mobile phone although an app will need to be downloaded for it to work.
3. Pairing good music with drinks
There are lots of restaurants pairing good food with wine or cocktails. But pairing music with cocktails? That is something novel and interesting, a gift your music lover will find intriguing. The book Booze and Vinyl is a fun guide that features 70 albums from the 1950s through to the 2000s with an A-side and B-side cocktail for each one. They are organised according to moods. This will help your recipient know just what pairing to use for the night.
4. Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
Every music lover would love to have a modern portable turntable in his or her room, even if vinyl records are nowadays a collectors’ item. Portable turntables now come with Bluetooth capabilities with a headphone jack. Your music lover could sit by a table with the portable turntable and noise-cancelling headphones to enjoy music plugged into his/her ears the whole night long.
5. Vinyl Record Membership
With a portable turntable, nothing is better than getting a three-month membership at Vinyl Me. Record owners will find great joy in adding to their vinyl collection to play on their new vinyl record player for the first time. The great thing about having a vinyl record membership is your recipient can choose from three different types of tracks each month and will also receive extra goodies in each package. The three-month membership includes one bonus record.
6. Personalised Record Doormat
To complete your music lover’s fantasy, you can turn their favourite record into a treasured home decor piece with this thoughtful gift. Personalise this record shaped doormat with your recipient’s favourite record title and their name to make this gift feel as if it was made just for them.
7. Music Mixing Game
This is a fun and exciting game for music lovers during Christmas. DropMix is a fast-paced game that challenges the players to make new and unexpected mixes with popular tracks they already know and love. It is definitely a hit with music lovers and experts.
8. Wireless earbuds
It is not because new smartphones no longer come with headphone jacks, but because wireless earbuds are convenient and cool. It doesn’t have the cumbersome wire that gets in the way of your gift recipient when listening to music. Apple Airpods are not the most perfect but they are the easiest earbuds to pop into the ears and they stay in surprisingly well.
9. Cotodama Canvas Lyric Speaker
This sleek and super innovative canvas speaker will definitely surprise your music lover. This wifi-enabled speaker blends seamlessly as a decoration in the living room or the bedroom. It also recognises and artistically displays the lyrics of the songs that it plays. The sound quality too is top-notch and the company behind this innovative product is part of an incubator run by the famous Abbey Road Studios.
10. Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The loud and powerful UE Boom 3 delivers a 360-degree sound and comes with a long battery life. It is perfect for outdoor picnics, hangouts, at the beach or even in the tub, since the speaker is waterproof.
With these gift ideas, we hope you enjoy a delightful new year festive holiday of gifts and love with your music lover.