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Cool and Creative Gifts for Music Lovers

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Musically Inspired Gifts

We've all got that family member or friend — or more than one — who can't stop talking about Pearl Jam on Facebook or posting daily about their commute jams on Instagram. We've got the friends who bring their guitars to every party and campfire sesh. The ones who make a playlist for every holiday and road trip. These gift ideas? They're for those music lovers who bring harmony and melody into our lives. 

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Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock
Society6

Classic Rock Vinyl Records Wall Clock

$26 from Society6 
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The background of this clock shows the spines of classic album covers, including those from musicians such as Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and The Kinks. The clock itself comes in two different frame material and clock hand color options.

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Vinyl Moon Subscription
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Vinyl Moon Subscription

$23/month and up from Cratejoy 
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If the music lover in your life has a turntable that he or she likes to spin old-school style, they'll love this subscription. Billed as a gift for the "musically curious and artistically adventurous," subscribers get a new vinyl album each month pressed with tunes from 10 up-and-coming artists, plus a custom-designed record jacket.

Ticket Stub Diary
Uncommon Goods
Birth Month Guitar Pick
Uncommon Goods

Birth Month Guitar Pick

$25 from Uncommon Goods 
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Got a picker in the family or friend circle? These gemstone-crafted picks are a small but lovely gift that any guitar player — be they veterans or just learning — will surely appreciate. Made in Tennessee.

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Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook
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Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook

$13 on Amazon 
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A meal of ZZ Chop and Fleetwood Mac and Cheese, anyone? Perhaps followed by a slice of Smashing Pumpkin Pie? This fun cookbook is filled with 30 recipes inspired by some of history's greatest musical acts, as well as super-fun illustrations to accompany each one.

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Fender Play Guitar Lessons
Fender Play

Fender Play Guitar Lessons

$10/month or $90/year from Fender Play 
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If your music lover has been dying to turn into a music maker, they'll appreciate a Fender Play subscription, an online lesson service that'll help them master guitar, bass, or ukulele.

Loog Kids' Guitar
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Loog Kids' Guitar

$79 and up from Amazon
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If the music lover in your life is pint-sized, a Loog Guitar is going to make a pretty rockin' gift. Each instrument is designed for smaller hands and younger brains — three strings as opposed to six — and each purchase of a guitar comes bundled with flashcards, an app, and free live lessons via Zoom.

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Duetto Smart Connected Hi-Fi Music System
The Grommet

Duetto Smart Connected Hi-Fi Music System

$399 and up from The Grommet 
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This vintage-inspired but app-controlled speaker can be customized to play music via FM or internet radio, Bluetooth, a streaming service such as Spotify, and more. It comes in four styles: hickory, walnut, piano black, and piano white.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Headphones
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Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Headphones

$549 from Amazon 
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If you've got a music lover you really want to spoil, a pair of these top-rated and Tech Radar-recommended over-the-ear headphones will have them giddy. If the price tag is a bit on the steep side, this less expensive model from the same maker is also highly rated by buyers.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Earbuds
Amazon
Classic Rock Vinyl
Etsy
'Music is Life' Tee
Etsy

'Music is Life' Tee

$13 from Etsy 
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We don't know a music lover alive who doesn't feel this way. Available in rock 'n' roll black (or gray or white) and five sizes, ranging from small to 2XL.

Spontaneous Song Game
Amazon
The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir
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The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir

$15 from Amazon 
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If your recipient has lived through a few decades, this gift — which many buyers call an apt gift for music lovers, and especially older music lovers — will help them "rediscover the special tunes that played during key moments" of their life.

Guitar-Pick Pint
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Simply Silver Guitar String Bracelet
Wear Your Music

Simply Silver Guitar String Bracelet

$15 and up from Wear Your Music 
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These minimalist, chic, and unisex bracelets, which come in a bunch of colors, are made from guitar strings. You can add a musically themed charm for around $5 to $7 to give this gift a little something extra.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synthesizer
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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synthesizer

$59 and up from Amazon 
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These themed, pocket-sized synthesizers will help any aspiring music maker create and lock-in beats, effects, and more. Themes include rhythm, factory, arcade, robot, and a few others. Buyers seem to enjoy them, with one noting: "I've seen in a lot of the tutorials and demos that many consider this to be high-end amateur enthusiast to low-end professional-level equipment. I just know in the end I have a lot of fun playing with this."

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'The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop' Poster
Etsy

'The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop' Poster

$30 from Etsy 
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Etsy seller PopChart has the perfect gift for the hip-hop enthusiast in your life. This 24-by-18-inch print cleverly celebrates the work of more than 200 artists, from Dr. Dre to A$AP Rocky to Snoop. "Such a great poster!" writes one buyer. "There is so much detail I can review the content for hours!"

'Country Music' Soundtrack
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'Country Music' Soundtrack

$52 from Amazon 
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This soundtrack — from Ken Burns' documentary covering the country music genre — features five full discs. Artists range from The Carter Family and Waylon, Willie, and Whitley to female country powerhouses such as Reba, Emmylou, and, of course, Dolly.

Vinyl Records Bookends
Etsy

Vinyl Records Bookends

$14 and up from Etsy 
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These bookends from Etsy seller DIYMike come in four sizes and will help any music lover keep their books or albums on display in a cool and creative fashion.

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Mix Me Up Travel Mug
Society6

Mix Me Up Travel Mug

$29 from Society6
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This 20-ounce, black-and-white travel mug has musically themed wraparound artwork, but with stainless steel construction and double-walled insulation, it'll also keep their coffee nice and hot.

Music-Sync Strip Lights
Amazon
Mixtape Doormat
Uncommon Goods
Singing Machine
Singing Machine
'The Beatles Lyrics'
Amazon

'The Beatles Lyrics'

$15 from Amazon
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If you know a super-fan of The Fab Four, this book, which contains handwritten drafts of more than 100 Beatles songs, would make a great gift. The Christian Science Monitor called it "A fascinating, intimate glimpse into the creative process behind some of the greatest pop songs ever written."

Brick Touch Speaker
Uncommon Goods
Loop Scarf
Amazon

Musical Notes Print Infinity Loop Scarf

$12 and up from Amazon
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This super-soft lightweight scarf can be double-looped and comes in five colors.

Guitar Pick Punch
Amazon
'The Greatest Music Stories Never Told'
Amazon

'The Greatest Music Stories Never Told'

$20 from Amazon
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This books includes 100 musical history tales that will "astonish, bewilder, and stupefy" readers. Find out, for instance, about "the rock star who became an astrophysicist" or "the ballet that sparked a riot."

Booze & Vinyl
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