26 Sweet Sounding Gift Ideas For Musicians

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 19, 2023

    Know someone who lives and breathes music? Looking for the best gift to show off their passion but don’t know where to start? Whether they play the acoustic guitar, bass guitar, or piano or continuously with a drumstick on hand, our gift guide has sweet-sounding gift ideas, your favorite for musicians.

    Some research is in order when you’re looking for gifts for the musician. Your loved ones probably already have the best amps, portable speakers, and other equipment. We created this gift guide filled with creative and original gift ideas for musicians to give them something they don’t already have.

  1. Pocket Synthesizer
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    The Stylophone is a miniature stylus-operated synthesizer invented in 1968 by iconic musicians such as David Bowie. It features a metal keyboard played by touching it with a knife. This exact recreation of the original sounds the same as it did in the 60s. Remove the pen and tap any key for classic synth sounds. There is a switch to add vibrato, and you can choose from one of three different retro organ-type sounds.

  3. Guitar Amp Key Holder


    Each guitar plug keychain is laser etched with the stylized Marshall M logo, giving you an excellent conversation piece when your friends and family see your keys. What better way to show your love for your favorite brand? 

  5. Mini Keyboard
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    Go mobile without losing control. This ultra-compact keyboard controller is designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer, with a cluster of production-centric in-demand hardware controls coupled with a slim-line ultra-portable footprint. Compose and perform with virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. 

  7. Turntable
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    Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl with this excellent turntable. Fully manual operation featuring adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, variable pitch control with quartz speed lock, and balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest. Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files by downloading and using the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software.

  9. Vinyl Record Coasters 
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    These coasters are great for starting conversations and breaking the ice at your next dinner party. Adorn your coffee table with these stylish retro vinyl record coasters—one of the best gifts for musicians. 

  11. Songwriter’s Notebook


    This notebook has 50 loose-leaf sheets of high-quality paper, perfect for composers and songwriters. The notebook measures 26 x 19 centimeters.

  13. Coffee Table Book
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    Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the discs’ music, they address love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans, the covers express a period of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for―Andy Warhol’s covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground—an excellent coffee table book for music lovers.

  15. Cool Guitar Strap
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    The Levy’s guitar strap with Koi Fish & Waves design is said to inspire good fortune and prosperity. Lightweight and wrinkle-resistant, this strap will easily store in an accessory pocket or small compartment and still look great when you put it on. Using the tri-glide sliding adjustment system, the strap easily extends to 65″ to achieve the perfect playing height and comfortable wrist position.

  17. Guitar Holder 
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    This guitar holder can keep your guitar safe and hold your guitar pick, straps, tuner, etc. Every guitar stand was handmade and was colored with fire. It’s made of solid wood, and its rustic style easily fits all the decoration styles. Great for electric guitars, bass guitars, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, and similar instruments. These stands are excellent gifts for musicians who play a stringed instrument.

  19. Musicians Tool Kit
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    The Ernie Ball’s all-in-one tool kit is perfect for cleaning, maintaining, and keeping your musical instrument in excellent playing condition. Change guitar strings set intonation, adjust action, check string height, and more—a great music gift for the musician on the road.

  21. Pic Holder


    This beautiful box will keep his guitar picks safe and tell Dad how much you love him. The box comes with three wooden picks, each with a loving message. 

  23. Pop Up Card
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    Don’t forget the card! You can never go wrong with a sweet card, especially one 3D! When opened, the three-dimensional jazz band pops up to delight any music teacher. Intricate and fun, this pop-up card also features a beautiful cherry tree in full bloom. 

  25. This is Your Brain On Music 
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    In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen, and why we enjoy it—and the human brain.

  27. Headphone Stand
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    Whether you need space on your desk at work or in your recording studio at home, this headphone hanger is perfect for keeping your favorite headphones in excellent condition. Featuring a silicone cable holder at the bottom, our headset holder can also hold your phone in various positions without scratching or damaging your device.

  29. Portable Synthesizer from Japan


    One of Japan’s best-selling musical Instrument Portable Synthesizer toys! You can create different sounds and pitches by pressing down the middle part of the Otamatone. You can build higher and lower tones by sliding your finger up and down. Otamatone’s face is made out of rubber, and by pushing his cheeks and making his mouth move around, the sound’s volume and bass change.

  31. Music Playing Cards
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    Even if musical ability isn’t your strong suit, you can play with an all-star band when you’re dealt this jazzed-up deck. Featuring loving illustrations of musical greats on each card, it splits up the genres into four suits: Hearts = Pop, Spades = Rock, Diamonds = Folk and Country, and Clubs = Soul, Blues, and R&B. Naturally, Beyonce and Prince are royalty (Queen and Jack of Hearts), as are Hank Williams and Bob Dylan (Ace and Jack of Diamonds) and Elvis and Freddie Mercury (King and Queen—duh!—of spades). 

  33. Vitruvian Rock Star T-Shirt
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    This fabulous vintage gift shows da Vinci’s Vitruvian man playing an electric guitar. It’s a perfect gift idea for guitarists and everyone who likes rock music. Perfect to wear at concerts or music festivals. 

  35. Leather Guitar Pick Holder


    Any guitarist knows the frustration of losing a pick, and it ends nowhere to be found, sometimes at the worst moments. Ensure quick and easy access to their replacement pick in style. The leather is hand-cut and diligently sewn, with a heavy-duty stainless steel key ring to ensure a long-lasting life and durability—the perfect gift for guitar players and an excellent idea for a stocking stuffer.

  37. Primary Scale Musical Wine Glasses
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    The most memorable parties are like a symphony with this musical gift—a beautiful melody of good wine, witty banter, and a soundtrack that sets the mood. Keep your next gathering from falling flat with these cleverly designed wine glasses. Fill to the desired note, run a finger around the rim, and congratulate yourself on creating a crystal-clear sound. If you have enough, you may be in for a real concerto—an excellent gift for a music teacher.

  39. Ukulele 
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    The best gift for musicians – beginners and experts alike! The Official Kala Ukulele Starter Kit has everything you need to start playing today. It includes a high-quality mahogany soprano ukulele with Aquila strings, quality open gear tuners, and GraphTech NuBone nut and saddle. The kit includes a Kala logo tote bag, a 20-page Quick Start Guide with information about your new ukulele, and all the tips you need to get started! Learn to play songs in minutes with Kala’s free, easy-to-follow online lessons through the Kala Brand Music website.

  41. Light Bulb Speaker
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    The Wireless Bluetooth Speaker light bulb and speaker cover your old, incandescent lights with new, energy-efficient LED lighting and adds a high-quality speaker. This dimmable bulb plays music wirelessly from all smart devices. It features multiple colors and modes, all controlled by a free app on your smart device. No hardware and remote control are needed if they are into new gadgets; this one is for them.

  43. Funny Coffee Mug


    Fun musical coffee mug gift for musicians, band directors, orchestra leaders, choir teachers & music students. This is a fun and valuable gift; whether you’re at the office at work, outside on the patio, or drinking from the couch at home, this will make a perfect present.

  45. Song Writer’s Composing Template Stencil
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    This newly designed template contains all the famous music notes, notations, and symbols for DIY sheet music. Overlay the template on the staff paper and use a sharp pencil or acceptable pen to trace around the cutout of each desired symbol. Make your songwriting neat and professional-looking!

  47. Cool Ear Plugs


    Eargasm Earplugs reduce noise levels proportionally while maintaining sound integrity. It is like having your volume knob for life! You hear everything but at safe and enjoyable levels. At the heart of each earplug is an attenuation filter. These filters reduce noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music. Sounds are reproduced exactly as your ear would hear but at a reasonable volume.

  49. Personalized Amplifier Doormat 
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    Welcome guests to your home with the power chord appeal of this personalized amp doormat. Designed by graphic artist Jim Holodak, it’s personalized with your family name instead of an iconic, rock-solid brand name like Fender. Best used indoors, wherever you like to turn it up to 11. An excellent gift for music lovers.

  51. Mix Stix
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    Add musical fun to cooking with the Fred and Friends MIX STIX Drumstick Spoons. This set includes one slotted spoon and one solid spoon made of solid beech wood. These classic wood spoons are shaped like drumsticks at the handle. Drum on your pots and pans when you’re not stirring. Each spoon measures 13 inches long—an excellent gift for a home chef or drummer.

  53. Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks
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    Musicians have used coin guitar picks for a century because of their unique tonal qualities, but now they can also be a unique expression of your own time and place. That’s because this pair of picks from Dustin & Stephanie Headrick is made from a pair of custom-selected quarters: one from the commemorative state quarter of your choosing—a truly unique gift. 

  55. Rock Novel
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    A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

    What does every musician need?

    Oh, absolutely! There’s a symphony of fabulous options to choose from when it comes to gifting musicians. Firstly, consider a high-quality instrument accessory, such as a stylish and durable gig bag or case, to keep their prized possession protected during travels.

    A reliable tuner and metronome will make fantastic gifts for those dedicated to perfection, helping them maintain impeccable pitch and rhythm. Sheet music, either classic compositions or contemporary favorites, is always a delightful present for musicians looking to expand their repertoire.

    A thoughtful gift could also be a dedicated practice space or a gift card for rehearsal studio time, ensuring they have the perfect environment to hone their craft. Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a unique, personalized gift, like a custom-made instrument strap or an engraved pick. These thoughtful touches are bound to strike a chord with any musician!

    What are the best gifts for musicians?

    If you’ve got a musician in your life and you’re hunting for the perfect gift, you’re in luck. High-quality headphones can offer them a crystal-clear sound experience, whether mixing tracks or just enjoying their favorite tunes.

    A durable, stylish gig bag is another excellent choice, making it easier for them to carry their instrument around. And let’s not forget about a personalized music notebook for jotting down lyrics or compositions – it’s both practical and thoughtful.

    Lastly, for fun, how about some quirky music-themed apparel or decor to jazz up their space? Trust me, they’ll love the thought you put into celebrating their musical passion!