Best Last Minute Gift Ideas for Musicians

Christmas treeStruggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone? For the music-lover on your list, there are tons of goodies out there that can help them deck the halls with riffs, beats and more. Here are a few of our favorite last minute gift ideas for musicians…

- Instrument-specific accessories and tools. Think brass or piano polish, a guitar capo, strings or a new set of drum sticks. Consider collecting several accessories and putting together a “musician’s care package.” Although these gifts aren’t the most exciting, they definitely come in handy!

- Music inspiration. Most musician knows that listening to all genres and getting out of your comfort zone is a great way to boost creativity and keep things fresh. Try a Pandora subscription, noise cancelling headphones, an iTunes gift certificate, concert tickets or memorabilia from their favorite musician or artist.

- Career or hobby helpers. If your musician in mind is interested in recording or mixing, there are tons of programs and computer software available to get them started. Many of these programs can be pretty expensive, though. For those on a budget, check out GarageBand (Mac), Reaper (Windows), and Sequel (Mac and Windows). Related accessories that can come in handy include a digital keyboard, microphone, and extra cables.

- Novelty music gifts: Feeling really stuck? There’s always piano briefcases, clarinet earrings or music notes ice trays…

- Music lessons. Of course, if your budding musician really wants to get on track, private music lessons are one of the best gifts you can give! Nothing beats the individual attention and feedback students receive working one-on-one with an instructor. Moreover, music lessons are an experience to remember, and make a lasting impact. Young or old, beginner or advanced, learning how to play an instrument is a rewarding and fun pastime. Most people don’t regret taking music lessons – but rather regret not taking them!

Make this holiday season merry and bright, by giving the gift of music. Learn more about our gift certificates here. Cheers!

- , TakeLessons staff member and blogger

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