GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Gifts Ideas For The Music Lovers On Your Gift List
If you have a music lover on your gift list, this article will give you some good ideas on musical gifts to give, where you can get them, prices, and other information. You have many choices in musical gifts, depending on the likes of your recipient. Anything from sheet music, musical instruments and accessories, music downloads and CD's, MP3 players and more can be purchased either at local stores or online. And there are music-related gift items such as note pads, pens and pencils, pins, and other small items if you're looking to stuff a Christmas stocking or put together a musical gift basket. Your choices are endless and only limited by the interests of your music lover, or by your budget.
Read on with us as we explore the possibilities for giving a music-related gift to someone you care about.
Music CD's, Music Video's
Most people we know enjoy listening to music. Even if your gift recipient doesn't know one end of a computer from another, he or she may still enjoy listening to music, so giving a music CD is something to consider. We're all aware that we can pick up any number of music CD's at our local Target or Walmart, or other music store. But there are many online sources to purchase music CD's, including some which may not be available at your local store. Is your recipient a Beatles fan? Why not locate some Beatles music on CD. Online sources may have more choices than what you can find at your local store. Here are some of our recommended online music sites:
One of the best known sites for books, movies, and music, you can find many older CD's, as well as the latest ones, at this site. In our example for a Beatles fan, CD prices for Beatles music ranged from $10-$35 at the time this article was written. Clearly a good selection will be available here. Amazon.com also features music dvd's and videos at reasonable prices.
This is a subscription service, where you sign up to buy one CD each month, and can select your choices to go into your CD queue. Single CD prices are $6.99 each, and 2-CD sets are $13.98. Most every artist and music type is available here, including Rock & Roll, Country, Jazz, Classical and more. If you find yourself at your local music store at least once a month purchasing a CD for two to three times this price, a subscription might be worth your while. As for gift giving, you can also buy an unlimited number of CD's along with your monthly choice, at the same low price. And shipping is free!
If you are interested in music dvds/videos, this is the place for you! Not only do they distribute movies on dvd, but they have a wide selection of music dvds for every music genre. Don't miss this site if you are thinking about giving someone a music dvd.
Now you can get music downloads online for your MP3 player, computer, or to burn onto a CD. If someone on your gift list could use some download cards or time, consider one of these. You can also buy download cards from Walmart or most music stores. Some recommended online sites include Napster, emusic, musicmatch, Realrhapsody, Yahoo, and of course Walmart.
Musical Instruments and Sheet Music
If you are looking to surprise someone with a gift of a musical instrument, we have a few places you can check before you buy. Naturally you'll want to check your local music store first, to get a few ideas on what's available and some price ranges. Here are a few of our favorite sources for musical instruments and for sheet music.
Their specialty is guitars, keyboards and drums sets, but they feature other instruments as well. Deep discounts are offered from Musicians Friend on most of their instruments and accessories. You can also get sheet music and music-related accessories here.
Their focus is on all types of guitars (electric, accoustic, classical, etc.,) but they also sell keyboards, drum sets and other musical accessories such as mixers, microphones, headphones and more. And if your recipient is a budding DJ, you'll find items for that interest as well.
Whether your music lover plays an instrument or sings, you can find sheet music choices from your local music store or from one of these sites: Prima Music, Musicians Friend, Sheetmusic Plus,and Amazon.com
Musical Gifts and Accessories
Maybe you're just looking for small gifts for a gift basket or Christmas stocking, or you could just want clothing or other accessories that deal with your recipient's musical interests. Here are some places you can go to buy a sweatshirt, coffee mug, pens and pencils, notepads and more:
You'll find it all here, including musician T-shirts, hats, watches, stationary, jewelry, keychains, and more for every type of music out there.
Find everything from frames and clocks, gift wrap and cards, keychains, kitchen items, mugs and coasters, pencils, pens, stickers, paper, totes and briefcases, throws and pillows for the music lover on your gift list. If you need party favors, you'll find those items here, too.
Check out this web site, which lists other web sites and retailers who can help you with your music-related gifts.
You should find plenty here to help you select that just-right gift for the music lover on your gift list. And don't forget gift certificates, if you're not sure of what to buy. Most of these sources will also sell a gift certificate in any number of denominations. Happy hunting!