Sweet and Soulful Gifts for Jazz Lovers
Jazz-themed gifts for everyone
As a proud saxophone player and jazz fan, I've compiled a list of great gift ideas for jazz lovers that will be a hit with everyone no matter their age.
Whether they're into clothes, music, books or cooking, you'll find jazz-themed gifts to put a smile on their face.
Jazz is my favourite music genre and I love showing off this passion via my clothing, book choices and accessories. If you have a jazz lover in your life, here are some great gifts that are stylish, fun and unique.
Scroll down to see jazz gift ideas for women, men, teens and kids to suit every budget.
Jazz Images Coffee Table Book
As a music and photography lover, I could spend hours flicking through this glossy book full of incredible images. Moving, passionate and great quality, the photos will inspire any musician whether amateur or professional.
It's a lot of fun to relive the golden age of jazz greats with this stunning book. I highly recommend it, as do plenty of Amazon customers who gave it a solid 5 star rating.
- Covers 6 decades of the best jazz performers
- Beautiful photos taken by some of the world's most talented photographers
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Vintage Vinyl LP Coaster Set
Your friends have come over for a drink, and you don't want to get out those faded old cork coasters covered in farm animals that your mother-in-law gave you. What to do?
These classy vintage LP coasters will not only save your street-cred, they make great conversation starters. How many of the songs and artists have you heard of?
Bonus points for matching the wall clock (above).
Bargain musical instruments up for grabs
Imagine the surprise and joy on your loved one's face when they open up their gift and find a musical instrument.
There are some really great bargains to be had on eBay, from saxophones to harmonicas to signed jazz records. This box shows the latest items for auction and updates regularly.
What do you think of jazz music?
Jazz Legends T-shirts
Every man needs a couple of soft, comfortable T-shirts to wear on the weekend. These cotton Ts feature jazz legends and make great unique casual wear for any male no matter his age.
Choose from Miles Davis, John Coltrane or others (click the picture to see more choices) in different classic shades that will go as well with a pair of jeans as a nice blazer and tie for evening events.
Not all musicians are scruffy! These elegant saxophone cuff links bring some unique and funky style to any formal outfit and would be great worn to the office. Featuring one of the coolest musical instruments around, they're great for street cred and are sure to turn heads.
A small yet very classy gift, I can see them being a hit with a boyfriend, father in law or co-worker.
Jazz horn necktie
Another stylish gift to style up any jazz-lover's wardrobe. Fun but still classy, this tie is available in both navy and black versions.
I can see this tie being a great gift for the man that works a normal office job but dreams of making it big one day as a musician. This cool necktie will show off his passion and personality even if he's wearing a suit (for the time being).
- Handmade necktie with unique jazz design
- "Silk-feel" material
- Standard size 56 inches by 4 inches
Musical notes sterling silver ring
Dozens of happy customers have left glowing reviews and a 4.5 star rating on Amazon for this stunning ring.
Although it is unique and special, the ring is discrete enough that it can be worn to work or with any outfit. Classy yet cool, it's a great gift for your musician sister, guitar-playing co-worker or best friend.
Jazz socks for women
Bright and funky, these jazz socks are a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift for a jazz-loving lady.
What I like about them is that they make great snuggly socks for a weekend on the couch, but can also be worn under boots or with mary-janes so your giftee can show off her passion for jazz.
The bright combination of green, purple and yellow is particularly attention grabbing and cool.
Comfy, stretchy and durable socks for a jazz lover.
Musical notes cosmetics bag
Do you know someone who's always carrying around some makeup, pens or other small items that constantly get lost at the bottom of her bag? This compact yet roomy bag is the answer.
It's got plenty of room and compartments to store chewing gum, a notebook, guitar picks or any other equipment you need and features a funky musical design.
Every music loving girl and woman I know would just love getting this as a gift.
Small pouch bag featuring piano key design.
Jazz -themed jewelry
This classic style golden pin is something I would consider buying for my mother in law or band leader. It'll never go out of style.
I have this exact pendant and wear it nearly everyday. Wearing a saxophone on your neck gets lots of compliments for its uniqueness - trust me.
For teens, kids & babies
Guitar buckle unisex belt
Any music-loving teen would love this funky belt, and I can see it being a good stocking stuffer or last minute small birthday gift. There are a few available online but this one has the best ratings as it seems to be very good quality and durable.
When I was a teen, I loved adding a funky belt to my outfits to bring them up a notch and stand out from the crowd. This guitar buckle belt is really unique and lovely without being too 'out there'.
- Unique guitar design
- Black colour goes with all outfits
Piano key shoelaces
What a cute idea for stylish, music-loving teens and kids. They can be used in any shoes, from scruffy old Converse to black leather school shoes, trainers and anything in between.
The black and white goes with every colour of shoe, and I think the piano key design is so unique yet classic at the same time. What a great small gift for any music loving kid or teen.
These cool shoelaces spread the message that you're passionate about your music.
Jazz for children
There's no such thing as too young for jazz. These specially compiled CDs are meant to introduce babies and children to the divine music in a gentle and fun way. You might find that you end up playing them in the car all the time for yourself, too!
Gentler jazz songs for babies. This is great for tummy time or whenever you're playing with your baby.
Funky, fun music to dance to. I use a similar compilation with my class of 3-4 year olds and they can't get enough.
Trombone player onesie
This is the perfect gift for the babies of musicians and music lovers. Available in several musical instrument versions, it's sure to be a hit.
For those who love to cook
The most stylish jazz-inspired kitchen items.
Another very well-rated product that's as cool as it is functional. Although it's a great decorative piece, it's also a well-made piece of cookware: Amazon reviewers said they were impressed by its quality, with some some declaring it the best spatula they'd used.
- Unique guitar design
- Quality spatula made of 100% silicone
- Withstands temperatures up to 446 degrees, and dishwasher safe
- Available in black and red versions
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Jazz guitar ice-cube tray
I love the idea of this original and funky ice-cube tray, and the 5 star Amazon rating shows I'm not alone. This clever product features a guitar arm and guitar-shaped silicon molds that together become a guitar ice-cube when frozen.
There are 3 unique guitar shapes in each tray, so I'd recommend buying at least 2 sets to have enough for guests.
- Made of food-grade silicon, makes removing ice cube easy
- Great for making kid's popsicles
- Good quality product
Have you caught the gift-giving "Fever" yet?
One-of-a-kind jazz themed gifts
Jazz collectibles on eBay
For a gift that's even more special, why not grab one of these bargain jazz-inspired collectibles?
DIY jazz-themed gifts
If you'd prefer to give a home-made gift this year, I've got some great budget ideas for you that will produce one-of-a-kind items.
- Paint some musical instruments on a canvas for your loved one to hang on their wall. This page is full of drawing tutorials for musical instruments.
- Pick up a cheap used trumpet (or other brass instrument) at a thrift store and paint it, then decorate it with shells, rhinestones, feathers and other materials. Attach a hook at the back for your recipient to hang it up.