The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: 30 Gift Ideas for Musicians and Music Lovers!

With Christmas looming around the corner, we all know that dreaded feeling of ‘what on earth should I get them for Christmas?’ Well, fear no more! Here is the ultimate gift guide for the music lover in your life – 30 ideas to suit all budgets.

 

1 A WeJam Experience (£25-53 pp)

Coming in at number one, has to be the WeJam studio experience.  Described as a cross between Guitar Hero and karaoke, WeJam is a group activity that lets you try your hand at playing in a rock band, even if you’ve never picked up a musical instrument before. Guided by a professional musician and some onscreen graphics, even complete beginners will be able to perform their favourite song by the end of a session. WeJam caters to more experienced musicians too who can ‘freestyle’ whilst their less experienced band members play along in beginner mode.

For more information visit http://wejam.studio where you can book a session or buy a gift card.

 

2 VPT-1 Vocal Pitch Trainer (£29)

The perfect gift for anybody trying to fine-tune those vocal cords, or maybe a gift to prompt them in the right direction, this compact Vocal Pitch Trainer is all the rage! The easy to comprehend layout displays the notes accompanied by a ‘sound back’ function, that outputs the reference tone closest to your voice.

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3 A Studio Headphone Mixer (£499)

When you’re in a band, you make a racket! This impressive headphone mixer has 7 inputs allowing up to 7 band mates to listen to their own independent mixes, meaning they can plug their instrument into this bit of tech, along with a pair of headphones and hear themselves playing alongside the band but their neighbours can’t!

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4 A GripBeats Music Creator ($159 or £119 ish)

This new piece of innovative technology is hot off the press and is available to pre-order now. GripBeats is a comfortable piece of tech that can be worn as a bracelet, wrapped around your wrist or placed on a flat surface. With 32 individual touch-sensitive sensors, it can play any musical sound, whilst teaching you how to make music through a portable learning platform. 

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5 A Moog Theremini (£319)

The gift of a Theremini is a gift that keeps on giving! It may be mini but with 32 wavetable-based sound pre-sets and tonnes of different musical scales to choose from, its size is not a compromise. If your ‘giftee’ has a taste for unusual instruments, then this one’s for you! 

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6 Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses (£159)

With a battery life of up to 3.5 hours and compatibility with Google Assistant/Siri, these glasses will leave them not only listening to their favourites tunes but looking fairly cool too!

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7 DD70 Portable Electronic Drum Pads (£99.99)

For the wannabe-drummers out there this is perfect! This portable bit of kit has all the parts of your standard drumkit at half the size …and probably half the noise! With seven touch-sensitive drum pads and two pedals it’s a great gift for anyone looking to learn the ropes.

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8 A PO-14 Sub Pocket Synthesizer (£45)

This gadget creates endless opportunities for creating bass sounds from the palm of your hand. With multiple real synthesizer engines and 16-punch in bass-oriented play styles, this pocket-sized synthesizer calls for hours of fun.

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9 DIY Synth Kit (£17.99)

For the music come DIY-lover, why not let them have a go at building their very own synthesizer. The kit comes with the ability to make three different synths - Dub Siren, Stutter and Atari. They’ll be able to record their next big hit in no time.

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10 Personalised Guitar Plectrum (£10.70)

There’s nothing more essential to a guitar owner than a plectrum, so why not add a personal touch with an image or message?

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11 Personalised Guitar Holder (£44.95)

With a guitarist’s guitar probably being their pride and joy, why not purchase them this fancy multi-usage holder and make it that extra bit special with a personalised message?

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12 Framed Sound Wave Print (£20)

This gift is great for that special someone who’s always going on about their favourite song. With this personalised gift, you can cater it to any piece of audio and turn their best loved track into an artwork.

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13 Concrete Phone Speaker (£45)

This rustic looking contraption is cast in concrete and perfectly imperfect - air bubbles and all. It’s certainly one of those unusual, one-off gifts, and perfect for a fan of industrial design.

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14 Marshall Amplifier Key Holder (£21.99)

This unique place to store your keys, is perfect for any music lover (and keys misplacer).  Resembling the classic Marshall Standard amp, it comes with 4 guitar plug key rings.

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15 Personalised Spotify Album Cover (£25.99)

Similar to the Sound Wave gift, this printed-on-glass image resembles the Spotify screen and can be customised to feature your favourite album. These frames look great in any room.

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16 Vinyl Record Clock (£16.50)

For the retro music lovers out there, these vinyl clocks not only look pretty cool - they’re multifunctional too.

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17 Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker (£169.99)

This traditional looking Marshall amp is actually a portable Bluetooth speaker, providing a “multi-directional experience that will immerse you in your music”. It sounds like a pretty impressive gift to us!

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18 Vinyl Coasters (£10)

These pack of 6 stylish drinks coasters is a retro blast from the past and perfect for any record fans.

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19 Positive Grid Smart Spark (£191)

This smart amp has app compatibility that allows you to play and practice millions of songs, have access to tonnes of chord diagrams and is perfect for newbies looking to learn.

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20 Glastonbury 50 (£24)

Glastonbury 50: the official story of Glastonbury festival, features a hardback cover and all the details of how it became the iconic festival we know and love. Perfect for an avid festival goer.

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21 Technica Automatic belt-drive Turntable (£169.99)

A blast from the past but nonetheless super trendy right now. With records seemingly being a hit with all those hipsters out there, it’s also seen people falling in love with their old dusty record collection from the loft once more. 

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22 Turntable Cheese Board (£56.29)

The perfect novelty gift for lovers of both music and cheese. With its fun hidden slicer and slate platter, it’s the perfect tabletop talking point. 

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23 Stylophone Gen x-1(£69.99)

Here’s another synth gift - but who doesn’t love a synthesizer right? This retro synthesizer provides hours of fun. Whether you’re trying to learn your favourite melody or just eerily warping every note, it’s the perfect gift for big and little kids.

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24 Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner (£119)

Every beginner guitarist knows the pain of learning to tune a guitar perfectly, so why not take the pain away with an automatic guitar tuner. That’s right - you don’t even have to use your hands! It’s hands-free and does all the work for you.


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25 Roll Beatmaker Kit (£279.95)

This pocket Beatmaker Kit is great for those finger tappers out there. The kit enables you to learn drumming skills and play with a variety of expressive sounds and even offers a rounded software package to perfect the sound.


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26 Sphero Ring Specdrums ($64.99)

These nifty app-connected rings are the perfect, light-hearted gift. The rings enable you to tap a colour and hear a sound. These rings work not only on an app, but on clothes, drawings, or any coloured surface.

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27 An Otamatone (£23.90)

A cross between a novelty music item and a serious gift is the Otamatone. This unique and super addictive musical instrument is played by opening its mouth to change the tone and up its tail to produce different notes. Definitely hours of fun for all ages and a perfect party game.

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28 Yellow Submarine Light (£19.99)

This gift is perfect for any die-hard Beatles fans and will surely take pride of place in their home. With this light featuring the original Beatles artwork, it’ll certainly be a gift that would light up their life… 

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29 SingCube Bluetooth Karaoke Machine (£30)

For the singers who are partial to a bit of karaoke on the weekends, why not make every night a Saturday night and treat them to their very own karaoke machine – fitted with flashing lights too.

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30 Korg Cliphit CH-01 (£95)

Although it has similarities to a large egg, it won’t leave them feeling scrambled… (applause for the egg pun there please). Ideal for practicing at home on pretty much any surface, you just attach the internal sensor clips and listen as they transform into a cymbal, snare or hi-hat. 

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So there you have it: 30 gadgets perfect for a musician this Christmas. Next time you’re stumped for a prezzy, why not go for one of the above?