For spouses, family members, and friends, picking out gifts for the holidays can be a major challenge, but things are even tougher if the giftee in question is a musician. If you’re not an especially musical person, buying holiday gifts for someone who is can be an intimidating experience. Luckily, the friendly staff at Music & Arts is ready to answer all your music-related questions to help you pick out the perfect gift for the musical adult in your life. But before you make the trip to your closest Music & Arts store or make a purchase online, here are a few gift ideas for adult musicians to help you make your holiday shopping a little easier:
Pro audio gear
The musician in your life will almost certainly love to get their hands on some pro audio gear this holiday season. From microphones to speakers to digital mixing boards, every musician can benefit from increasing the size of their instrument and equipment arsenal. Pro audio gear gives musicians the power to record music, rehearse with other musicians, and amplify their instruments and vocals. Instruments are still crucial tools for being a musician, but today, pro audio gear is mandatory for musicians who write original music, practice with other musicians, and/or perform live.
Music-themed clothing makes for great holiday gifts for adult musicians. From iconic band shirts to instrument-branded hoodies and shirts, the gift of music-themed clothing lets you support your musician’s music habit without having to delve into the specifics of their instrument, experience, or the sort of equipment they need. And, unlike other musical gifts, shirts, hoodies, tights, and pullovers are easy on the budget. Clothing with a fun musical theme is a no-brainer when it comes to holiday gifts for adult musicians.
Musicians love getting music accessories as gifts over the holidays. Why? Because accessories like drum sticks, straps, stands, tuners, picks, strings, and reeds are essential for keeping a musician’s music practice going. Accessories wear out or get used up the more a musician plays their instrument, so they’re pretty much in constant need of them, depending on what and how they play. Wrapping up stocking-stuffers or big boxes filled with music accessories might not seem like gifts that will thrill the musician in your life, but they’d probably disagree.
No matter how great a musician becomes, there will always be room for improvement. Music lessons make great gifts for adult musicians because it gives busy seasoned players and beginners alike a chance to develop their craft and expand their knowledge in a music-focused setting. Whether it’s demanding non-musical careers or parenting, most adult musicians will greatly appreciate some dedicated time to focus on music through the guidance of a passionate expert. Private music lessons are a great way to give time for musical development to a spouse, family member, or friend. And for adult musicians who learn and thrive in social settings, group music lessons are a terrific option for learning an instrument in the company of friends or family members.
A new instrument
The musician you’re buying a gift for this holiday season might be an adult, but chances are their face will fill up with a childlike wonder if you buy them a new instrument this year. Instruments are incredibly special gifts, especially if they’re new and have been on your musician’s wish list for a long time. It might be hard to imagine now, but the new instrument you purchase as a gift this season will help the musician in your life play music for years or potentially decades. Used and rented instruments are great when a player first starts out, but serious adult musicians typically want and need new high-quality instruments to pursue their musical passions. Luckily, new instruments can be both affordable and well-built. The helpful Music & Arts staff at your local store will be happy to show you instruments that fit your needs and budget.
Music & Arts is the #1 holiday destination for music-lovers this season. From holiday songbooks to instruments, accessories, pro audio gear, and much more, we’re here to help make your holiday merry, bright, and musical this year. Stop in and see us at your local Music & Arts location, or shop online today!