Every Christmas the same uncertainty surfaces about my musician friends:
“I know she’s into music, but… what do I get her??!”
“You’re a musician too – what can I get him that he’d like??”
Well, those are excellent questions, so here are hand-picked, tried-and-true ‘perfect gifts’ for your melody- makers. They’re not only going to like these gifts – they’ll be able to use them for their craft. So choose some o’ these… and bless your little musician’s socks off!
If you have a singer to buy for, they’ll easily sing your praise for one of these gifts:
If you have someone special in your life who likes to hit things, well… wear layers. And keep all valuables from the end of their sticks!
But really… drummers are great. Without them, music would certainly be more dull, so throw ’em one of these gifts that they just won’t be able to beat (HA!):
Guitarists are a singular lot. Their instruments seem to pull them into a strange, new world… a world of inexplicable face contortions, exploding hair styles, and clothes that express… well, something!
Bassists, though they play instruments that look quite similiar to guitars, are nonetheless very different from those ostentatious cousins. Maybe it’s because they are always down so loooooow in pitch, like miners under the earth, or because they’re too busy trying to lock in with the drummer, who… just… can’t… keep… time! Whatever the reason, they tend towards stoicism and layin’ back, cooooool, baby.
For both of these curious musical oddities, there is a rich stack of goods ready to just rock their world. With these gifts you can’t go wrong:
Even wrapping your Christmas gifts in brown paper, like the song says, goes better with a classical orchestra playing behind you!
(By the way… who does that???)
Violinists, cellists, viola players and even those wielding the big upright basses… they work hard and deserve some warm Christmas or Hanukkah love too.
Except maybe violinists. Violinists might actually get too much love. lol
Regardless, here are some awesome offerings for the more “refined” musician in your life!:
Every year at the Christmas season the keyboardists get to show off a bit. I don’t know why it is, but Christmas music tends to be more demanding of those tickling the ivories, and thus they get to bring out their most advanced technique and skills a lot at Christmastime. I have many memories of keyboardist friends playing really unforgettable pieces at Christmas, including “Christmas Time Is Here” from ‘Peanuts’ – one of my personal faves.
They are quite a respectable lot, keyboardists. It’s probably because they tend to be people who practice a lot, in a committed manner, as they have since childhood, and they tend towards being very reliable and precise in my experience. Of all musicians then, they deserve some good stuff!
The following gifts will be very welcome regardless of what particular instrument your musician might be into. If they’re into music, they’ll be into these!
Well, I hope these selections helped you finish your musician shopping quickly and effectively. We’ve all got so much goin’ on these days, and efficient kindness is always helpful!
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As a final note, you probably noticed the U.S. Military pics throughout this article. As of December 1st, there are approximately 26,000 troops deployed on our behalf, most of whom will not be home for Christmas. Remember them well, and breathe a prayer for their safety. And if you know one that plays an instrument… well, maybe send ’em one o’ these! It’ll make their season hearing from you, regardless what the gift is.
Merry End-of-Christmas-Shopping! Stay warm. And, go… watch… Christmas movies!! lol