Though the holidays are behind us, there are many reasons why you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift for someone in your life. From birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or even a just-because present, finding the perfect gift to show the person that you care about them is important. If you’re shopping for a true audiophile, you’ll likely want to tailor your gift to acknowledge their love for music. This can seem daunting if you’re not a music lover yourself, so keep reading for the best gifts for all music lovers, from your best friend to your spouse, which they are sure to love.
A Vintage Poster
Though stores and online websites still sell posters for just about anything, a true vintage concert poster honoring someone’s favorite band is a coveted gift any music lover would treasure. While this gift can end up being a significant splurge as they can get quite pricey, purchasing a vintage show flyer or poster from one of their favorite bands and framing it is one of the best presents you can get a music lover. Bonus points if it’s been signed by the band or artist! Sites like eBay, Depop, or vintage and antique stores are great places to start hunting for these treasures.
Ask any true audiophile, and they’ll tell you that nothing sounds better than playing their records on a vinyl player. Home audio setups can get rather expensive, so it’s up to you and your budget as to what type of vinyl player you decide to get as a gift, but no matter which one you choose, it will be treasured by the recipient. If you know they don’t own a record player, include several records from their favorite artists. These can still be bought new in music stores or big box stores like Target, but you can also find excellent deals on second-hand records in great condition on sites like eBay or Discogs.
Music History Books
Some music lovers are true super fans of their favorite bands and artists, so books documenting the history and evolution of their music are always a home run of a present. Most music history books tailored to specific artists are beautiful and include iconic photography of stage performances, studio time, and candid photos of the artist. These large books make an excellent addition to a coffee table, no matter someone’s decorating style. Be sure to inscribe a nice note on the book’s interior before giving it as a gift.
For a couple of years there, it seemed like we may never be able to see our favorite bands perform live again, which was a devastating time for music lovers. Now that the world is back to normal, some of the most anticipated in-person events are festivals and concerts, indoors or outdoors. While the gift of concert tickets may not be able to be redeemed on the day you’re celebrating, it gives the recipient something to look forward to. Check online to see when their favorite artists are touring in your city or a town near you, and book tickets for the two of you to attend together; it will be a gift and an evening that you will remember!
Like other forms of technology, the world of headphones is ever-changing with the latest and greatest new ways to listen to our favorite music in private. Giving the gift of high-quality headphones, whether earbuds or connected, is the perfect way to allow your music-loving loved one to enjoy their favorite sounds without disrupting other people. Headphones are an excellent present for people who commute to work, live with roommates or family members that would rather not hear loud music, or want to get a more immersive experience when listening to their favorite songs. From AirPods to Beats by Dre, the options seem unlimited when sourcing high-quality headphones.
Take the guesswork out of shopping for the audio files in your life by going with one of the gifts mentioned above. Tailoring our gifts to match people’s interests and passions shows that we appreciate who they are and what they bring to our lives. Make that statement with your next present.