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Sweet and Soulful Gifts for Jazz Lovers

Updated on June 4, 2014

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.

photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography via photopin cc

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

Jazz Image Coffee Table BookCHECK PRICE

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.

Jazz poll

What do you think of jazz music?

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For men

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.

Miles Davis-Kind of Blue T-shirt, Color Black
Miles Davis-Kind of Blue T-shirt, Color Black

These T-shirts make great personal gifts - just choose your loved one's favourite jazz artist by clicking on the picture.

 

Saxophone cufflinks

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).

NeckTie JAZZ HORN Instrument Men's NAVY BLUE Neck Tie
NeckTie JAZZ HORN Instrument Men's NAVY BLUE Neck Tie

- Handmade necktie with unique jazz design

- "Silk-feel" material

- Standard size 56 inches by 4 inches

 

For women

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.

Gem Avenue 925 Sterling Silver 5mm Musical Notes Band
Gem Avenue 925 Sterling Silver 5mm Musical Notes Band

- Unique and attractive music notes design

- Polished and oxidised sterling silver

- Comes with a giftbox

 

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.

Purple Novelty Jazz Socks
Purple Novelty Jazz Socks

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.

Music & Note Cosmetic Case Makeup Bag Travel Pouch
Music & Note Cosmetic Case Makeup Bag Travel Pouch

Small pouch bag featuring piano key design.

 

Jazz -themed jewelry

Musical Pin with Dangling Instruments, Vintage Jj, Quality Made in USA!, in Gold Tone with Matte Finish
Musical Pin with Dangling Instruments, Vintage Jj, Quality Made in USA!, in Gold Tone with Matte Finish

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.

 
Sterling Silver Saxophone Pendant, 1 inch Tall
Sterling Silver Saxophone Pendant, 1 inch Tall

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'.

BeltsandStuds Man Women Black Studded snap on belt with Guitar buckle
BeltsandStuds Man Women Black Studded snap on belt with Guitar buckle

- 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.

Music Piano Fashion Shoelace
Music Piano Fashion Shoelace

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!

Jazz Baby Jazz - The Colors of Music
Jazz Baby Jazz - The Colors of Music

Gentler jazz songs for babies. This is great for tummy time or whenever you're playing with your baby.

 
Jazz for Kids: Sing Clap Wiggle & Shake
Jazz for Kids: Sing Clap Wiggle & Shake

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.

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO PLAY THE TROMBONE - BigBoyMusic Baby One Piece Bodysuit
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO PLAY THE TROMBONE - BigBoyMusic Baby One Piece Bodysuit

- 100% pre-shrunk cotton

- Available in white, blue and pink versions

- Available from newborn to 24 month sizes

 

For those who love to cook

The most stylish jazz-inspired kitchen items.

Guitar-shaped spatula

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

The Flipper Silicon Guitar SpatulaCHECK PRICE

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.

Fred COOL JAZZ Guitar Ice Tray and Stirrers
Fred COOL JAZZ Guitar Ice Tray and Stirrers

- 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?

photo credit: Tom Marcello via photopin cc

Once you start choosing personal and meaningful gifts for loved ones, it's hard to stop. Especially once you see the appreciation on their faces.

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.

- Cut out jazz-themed pictures from magazines, and iron transfer the images onto a T-shirt or tote bag using a DIY decal made of plastic bags.

Jazz musicians poll

Which famous jazz performer do you like best?

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What will you be doing to jazz up this holiday season?

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      MiaMusement 5 years ago

      Nice selection of gifts!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Play some classis Xmas jazz.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      These Gifts for Jazz Lovers are great

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      oztoo lm 5 years ago

      What a great range of jazz themed gifts. I love those cufflinks.