Lots of people are tough to shop for. Luckily, musicians aren’t. Between accessories that are crucial for playing instruments to exciting small instruments and devices, the musician in your life will be thrilled to empty their stocking and get any of the following gifts this holiday. Try these stocking stuffer ideas for musicians that are easy and budget friendly.
Every musician needs headphones, whether they’re learning an instrument for the first time or are a bona fide touring pro. Headphones allow musicians to hear audio in crystal clear quality, which is a huge benefit for everything from recording to rehearsing with tracks uploaded to their smartphone or computer.
2. Instrument cleaning kits
If the musician in your life is serious about playing their instrument, they’ll love to get a cleaning kit as a stocking stuffer gift this year. These kits are designed to keep instruments looking and sounding their best, and are especially handy when musicians need to prepare for performances, recording sessions, and rehearsals.
3. A Harmonica
Ideal for any musician, a stellar harmonica will fit inside their pocket and give them the power to make music on the go. The American Ace Harmonica is a perfect and affordable option. Try this for spontaneous playing and adding a distinct sound to recordings and performances.
4. Foldable music stand
From rehearsing at home to performing on stage, music stands are a priceless asset for musicians. For musicians who frequently travel to shows and practice meetups, foldable options are a huge plus.
This nifty tool is designed for guitarists who want to develop their skills but can’t bring their instrument with them to their school or office. The portability of the PocketString’s 6-fret allows players to practice chords, scales, and riffs at times and in places where pulling out a full-sized guitar wouldn’t be possible.
6. Portable Tuner/Metronome
Don’t let the simplicity of this gift fool you. Staying in tune and on beat are vital concerns for every kind of musician. Luckily, with two-in-one tuner and metronome devices, they have a tool that helps them to keep time and tune their instruments quickly and easily.
7. Guitar pedals
Designed for electric and bass guitars, these incredible devices give players access to an endless array of exciting sounds like delays, distortions, chorus, and EQ effects. There are even handy tuning pedal options to choose from, which touring guitarists love.
To non-drummers, drumsticks might not seem all that important but in fact, they definitely are. Well-made sticks have a huge impact on the sound and feel of a drummer’s playing. This means that getting the drummer in your life quality drumsticks will make them very, very happy this holiday.
9. A Ukulele
Can this ukulele really fit inside a stocking? Absolutely! A ukulele is the perfect gift for the aspiring musician in your life. Not only are they simple to learn, but they are also affordable, portable and produce the loveliest of sounds. The Mahalo Kahiko Series MK1 Soprano Ukulele was created with the traditional components of a Hawaiian ukulele in mind. Offering its player excellent sound quality for its price, this ukulele is available in distinctive, semi-gloss, transparent colors and comes with a carry bag for utmost convenience.
10. A Music & Arts Gift Card
Possibly one of the best stocking stuffer ideas for musicians is a gift card! Depending on their instrument, musicians can be quite particular when it comes to their gear. If you’re not sure about their favorite brand of strings, or their go-to pack of reeds… save yourself the stress. Is your musician a beginner? Try giving the gift of lessons! Giving the gift of music (literally) is the gift that keeps on giving. . Whether you write them a check, send them a gift card, or pay for their lessons in-person or online, your musician will love that they’re saving money while still getting a premium music education. Music & Arts is the nation’s largest private music lesson provider and teaches over 1 million lessons each year, so it’s a great place to start. You can easily purchase one of our gift certificates in-store. Just choose any amount between $10 and $2,500.
Shop with Music & Arts
Music & Arts is the #1 holiday destination for musicians and 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!
Looking for stocking stuffer ideas for specific musicians? Check out The Best Stocking Stuffers for Guitarists, Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Saxophonists, and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Clarinetists.