gift ideas

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We have gifts and gift ideas for every music lover in your life, from the player to the appreciator, arranged by instrument for your convenience.

 

The Appreciator

We have lots of gifts for people who may not be musicians themselves, but love it nonetheless. Consider an embroidered scarf, the gift of lessons (if they’ve always wanted to learn), or a simple instrument like tin whistle or shaker, or a keychain or clothing item proclaiming their love of music.

Any of the following items would be appropriate for someone who loves all kinds of music: lyre keychain, treble or bass clef earrings and necklaces, music tote bag, 8th note ice cube tray, “When Words Fail, Music Speaks” necklace, “Music Makes Sense” necklace, music note bow tie or suspenders, a tin whistle or auto-harp (the perfect beginner instruments), music note suspenders, holiday ornament, note-shaped cookie cutter, music-related mugs, socks, or gloves.

The Band or Orchestra Parent

We LOVE band and orchestra parents. They are the lifeblood of the school programs, and we support them as they support their students. Proclaim your love of them with a necklace that says “Band Mom” or a “Music Makes Sense” keychain.

Any of the following items would be sure to be loved by a band or orchestra parent: “Band Mom” necklace, earrings or a keychain, a music tote to carry all those snacks and water to and from practice, a music dictionary so they can help a student interpret their music, a Silent Brass system or practice pad to ease tired ears, or socks, ties, jewelry or keychains that show their support of their student.

The Teacher

Those tireless women and men who deal with class sizes twice that of their cohorts, and kids who all have noisemakers, and do it all with a smile on their faces. Or those who patiently coach and encourage a single student from beginner to expert and then send them out into the musical world. We salute teachers, and if you do too, a little gift is sure to keep that smile going. Try a portfolio bag to help them corral their sheet music, or a bookkeeping or practice record book to help them keep their lesson times straight. There is also the perennial favorite: a bust of their favorite composer, or a new baton. Help them do their own repairs with a copy of the book “Stuff Band Directors Should Know”. Or maybe a simple pencil, because we know that teachers always lose their pencils to students.

 

The Vocalist

Do you know what clef your vocalist sings in? We have gift ideas for both vocal clefs, and music for them too! Try a new lieder anthology, or a pitch pipe to keep them on track during rehearsal. How about a new fancy folder, or a cute microphone eraser for their stocking? They might appreciate a Christmas ornament of a singing mouse, or some earrings shaped like old-fashioned mics. A scarf to keep their throats warm is always good during winter, or a music stand for practicing at home, no matter the weather.  Whatever their wish this holiday, we can supply it.

The Pianist

Pianists are always on the run to a lesson, or to accompany someone, so it’s nice when they can just relax at their own piano and play whatever they want. Make it a homier space with a composer bust just like their old piano teacher’s, a proper stand light to keep their eyes from straining, a pencil pouch to keep pencils from rolling off the piano and to bring to and from lessons, a music tote for all their books or groceries, pencils to take notes in their new Debussy anthology, a portfolio bag while they compose their new concerto, a blown glass piano ornament for their tree, page holders, pins to proclaim their love of their instrument, cuff links, earrings, necklace or a tie for the concert. We also have cookie cutters, napkins and dish towels to keep your kitchen musical, and the favorite present: a music stand.

The Violinist

Violinists frequently take center stage so help them show off with Harmony violin jewelry, a classy tie or eighth note cuff links, or help make their instrument more personalized with a new planetary pegs or a shoulder rest or a Wolf-Be-Gone wolf tone eliminator. For the after recital party, there are cookie cutters, Christmas ornaments, and a new case to lay their instrument gently to rest while they’re taking a break from playing. For those long practice sessions, they might use a tuning fork to for consistent tuning or a String Swing so that their instrument is out on the wall as a reminder. They might like a gift certificate so they can pick out a new set of strings or a fancy rosin they’ve been meaning to try. While they’re not practicing, they might use a bookmark, a key chain to proclaim their love of their instrument. For keeping their instrument in the best of care, we have polishing cloths,  polishing compound, and humidity control devices.

The Violist

Cookie cutter, Christmas ornament, necklace, bookmark, keychain, earrings, pin, tie, tuning fork, String Swing, shoulder rest, bow case, case, set of strings, rosin, planetary pegs, wolf-be-gone, polishing cloth,  polishing compound, music stand, a book of duets

The Cellist

Cello stand, rosin, music stand, tuning fork, Wolf-Be-Gone, endpin strap or stop, polishing cloth and compound, ornament, keychain, Bach sonatas, damp-it, gig bag or case, cello harness, music tote for all your music, pin

The Bassist

rosin, music stand, bookmark, selection of bass music, pin,

The Flute Player

, music stand

The Oboist

, music stand

The Clarinetist

, music stand

The Sax Player

, music stand

The Bassoonist

, music stand

The Trumpet Player

, music stand

The French Horn Player

, music stand

The Trombonist

, music stand

The Euphonium or Baritone Player

, music stand

The Tuba Player

, music stand

The Percussionist

, music stand

 

The Guitarist

Damp-it, capo, strap, string swing, music stand

The Banjo Player

Finger picks, capo, string swing, music stand

The Mandolinist

Picks, capo, string swing, music stand

The Uke Player

A case, string swing, capo, strap, music stand

The Accordionist

A concertina for traveling, music stand