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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 are 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

Perfect For: The Vinyl Enthusiast
$32 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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Fender Play Guitar Lessons
Fender Play

Fender Play Guitar Lessons

Perfect for: That Person Who's Been Wanting to Learn Guitar Forever
$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.


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Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook
Amazon
'The Beatles Lyrics'
Amazon
'Country Music' Soundtrack
Amazon
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synthesizer
Amazon

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synthesizer

Perfect for: Inventive Music Makers On the Go
$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 Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir
Amazon
Mixtape Doormat
Uncommon Goods
Ticket Stub Diary
Uncommon Goods

Ticket Stub Diary

Perfect for: Live-Music Diehards
$14 from Uncommon Goods 
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If you have a friend or family member who's rabidly committed to live shows, they'll love this book that acts like a photo album for their favorite musical experiences. The sleeves will fit a variety of ticket sizes, and there's space in the margin for notes on setlists, opening acts, and more.


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Birth Month Guitar Pick
Uncommon Goods

Birth Month Guitar Pick

Perfect for: Pickers Born In Any Month
$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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Loop Scarf
Amazon
Encore Song Game
Amazon
'The Greatest Music Stories Never Told'
Amazon
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Headphones
Amazon
Vinyl Moon Subscription
Cratejoy

Vinyl Moon Subscription

Perfect For: The Musically Adventurous
$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.


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Loog Kids' Guitar
Loog Guitars

Loog Kids' Guitar

Perfect for: Pint-Sized Budding Musicians
$79 and up from Loog Guitars
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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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'Music is Life' Tee
Etsy

'Music Is Life' Tee

Perfect for: Anyone Who Loves Music
$19 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.


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Como Audio Duetto Wireless Music System
Amazon

Como Audio Duetto Wireless Music System

Perfect for: The Music Lover Who Values Hi-Fi and Wi-Fi Equally
$449 and up from Amazon 
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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.


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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Earbuds
Amazon

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Earbuds

Perfect for: Slightly Less Picky Audio Snobs
$217 and up from Amazon
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If your music enthusiast is more of an earbuds person, CNET says this pair of Bluetooth 5.1-enabled earbuds provides "rich, detailed audio" that make them "arguably the best true wireless earbuds on the market today." They also have noise-canceling functionality and are available in white or black.


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Simply Silver Guitar String Bracelet
Wear Your Music

Simply Silver Guitar String Bracelet

Perfect for: Seriously Committed Guitar Players
$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.


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'Vinyl Age: A Guide to Record Collecting Now'
Amazon

'Vinyl Age: A Guide to Record Collecting Now'

Perfect for: Aspiring Vinyl Collectors
$23 from Amazon
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This brand-new book comes straight from the marketing director at Carolina Soul, the Durham, North Carolina-based high-end record retailer. It "combines an engaging narrative and incisive analysis to reveal the joys and explain the complexities of the contemporary vinyl scene."


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Mix Me Up Travel Mug
Society6

Mix Me Up Travel Mug

Perfect for: Caffeinated Music Fans
$24 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.


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Music-Sync Strip Lights
Amazon
Guitar-Pick Pint
Amazon

Guitar-Pick Embedded Pint Glass

Perfect for: Beer-Drinking Music Lovers
$22 and up from Amazon
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Who doesn't love to sip a little something while listening to a favorite playlist? This unique gift will no doubt make your recipient smile and give you a reputation as a stellar gift-giver.


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Guitar Pick Punch
Amazon
Booze & Vinyl
Amazon
Singing Machine
Singing Machine

Carpool Karaoke Mic

Perfect for: People That Treat Life As Their Karaoke Stage
$50 from Singing Machine
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This wireless microphone pairs with an FM station on your car's radio so that you can jam out and regale your fellow passengers with your stellar musical skills.


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