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6 Useful Christmas Gift Ideas For Music Lovers
"Hey, thanks, but," you say with a smile, "I already know what kind of present to give to music lovers for Christmas. It's really simple and easy that I don't even need to think about it. I can just give them gift cards or music albums or even musical instruments. What could be wrong with such gift choices?"
Nothing actually. If you want to, you can go with these perfectly fine ideas.
However, if you're looking to be different from everyone else and if you want to give your music lover presents that could be considered useful and even interesting and unique, then it's best to steer clear from the usual items that they'll be expecting to get.
"Oh," you thoughtfully say. "Well, now that you mention it, it does seem more special and thoughtful to go with those kinds of gifts. How 'bout some examples then?"
Okay, let's take a look at some of the useful and interesting gift ideas that you could choose to give to music lovers for Christmas.
1. Necktie with a musical theme
A stylish and unique-looking tie for those who love music and need to wear neckties (for work, travel, etc)
The necktie featured to the right looks really cool and stunning what with its musical notes design and its lovely blue, black and white colors.
Music lovers can choose to wear these ties for parties, events and other special occasions, particularly music-themed ones.
Of course, even if you're not going to a music-themed party, there's no reason why you shouldn't wear these good-looking ties if you want to.
These look sufficiently different from regular and normal-looking neckties that you're sure to draw people's attention as they marvel at the nicely-designed tie that you're currently wearing.
But if you're not too fond of the look of this particular tie, that's perfectly fine because there are actually many other neckties that have a musical theme to it.
They come in different colors and styles and designs and you can find a number of them on Amazon.com, just like the aforementioned Musical Notes Neckties by Ralph Marlin.
These other ties can have a keyboard design, more musical notes in different colors, and even musical instruments. So it's up to you to choose what kind you or your music lover would like best.
2. Pencils music style
This item gives you pencils in the shape of drumsticks. How cool is that?
This is a great gift idea for music lovers, especially drummers, who also love to write. They can use these pencils to compose their songs, etc.
"Wait, wait," you say, holding up a hand. "What did you just say? Pencils? Seriously? You're suggesting I give pencils to music lovers?
"I can see how these can be classified as useful but what do these things have to do with those who love music? How can you relate music to pencils?"
With the cool-looking drumstick pencils that you can see featured to the right, it's actually quite easy to relate these writing instruments to music.
The item shown above and to the right isn't just a regular pencil. Well, it's still a pencil but it's one that is shaped like a drumstick.
Pretend to make use of these writing instruments as drumsticks.
So you can be in the middle of writing something or other (like a letter, note, research paper or what have you) and, when inspiration strikes or you just feel like it, you can immediately start using these pencils as drumsticks. A unique present such as this will surely amuse and please your resident music lover especially if they're quite fond of drums and even have their own set.
3. Special-looking mugs
This mug looks so cute. Just look at that guitar-shaped handle. Even the musical notes on the glass look stunning. What do you think?
Take a look at the mug featured to the right and tell me that it doesn't look cool.
It looks so stylishly and beautifully-designed that it seems that even those who wouldn't really classify themselves as music lovers would not mind getting one of these as a present for Christmas.
Don't you think that the blue-colored guitar that makes up the handle of this mug looks really cute?
The cup itself may look pretty plain when compared to its guitar handle. But the musical notes on the white glass just helps to add even more of a musical theme to this item that is sure to delight all music lovers.
The way this mug looks is also sure to draw everyone's attention to it. It looks so easy to make it stand out when compared to other kinds of mugs out there, especially considering its rather unique look.
Of course, this isn't the only kind of music-themed mug out there. You can find many other mugs like this on Amazon.com.
Some make use of other kinds of guitars as a handle while some use a musical note as a handle and each of them have varying designs on the surface of the mug.
4. Watch with a music design
Musical Note Watch
Watches are definitely useful and, considering how they seem to come in a variety of designs and styles, they appear to be a great idea for a Christmas gift.
With its musical note design, it's a wonderful present for music lovers.
This watch doesn't just get points for having a musical theme. It also gets a whole lot of points for how unique and special it appears to be.
5. Lamps with a musical theme
The lamp with a musical instrument design / style. Just look at that guitar. Doesn't it look so cool?
"I can see how lamps can be useful. After all, light is always useful. But how exactly can lamps be related to music? And why would music lovers want a lamp?" You ask.
The lamp featured to the right isn't like how lamps usually look like. This particular one has a musical instrument style and design in the form of a guitar whilst the shade even has musical notes to it.
All this makes this item look unique and cool and it's sure to interest music lovers especially those who like guitars or who make use of guitars as a musical instrument.
They can use this lamp while they're practicing or listening to music or doing any other thing that would require some light.
6. Movies for music lovers
The title is Italian and translates to The Golden String - First Step
"What, how can movies be useful?" You ask. "Wait, I know. I know what you're going to suggest.
"You want me to go and get those educational movies about music, right? Well, I'm not doing it. It sounds so boring and anyway, music lovers are bound to have these stuff already especially if they're interested in learning more about music."
And this is why the movies you see featured here aren't boring in the least. La Corda d'Oro - Primo Passo is a very interesting show, especially for music lovers thanks to its music themes.
Aside from an anime series, there is also a La Corda d'Oro manga or graphic novel so if your resident music lover also loves reading or prefers reading to watching movies, then you can get him or her the manga instead of the DVD.
If you look at the image below and to the right, you can see how music really plays a part in this series, what with the different musical instruments that you can see the characters holding and using.
La Corda d'Oro - Primo Passo's main character is named Kahoko Hino. She studies in what is known as the Seiso Academy. This particular school has both a music and a non-music curriculum.
Kahoko wasn't part of the music program. However, that changed when she met this magical fairy (who lives in the academy) who then gave her a magical violin.
This one is perfect for music lovers who also love watching anime
As you can expect, this leads to a whole lot of adventures (but of course) and our resident heroine even meets other characters that are also into music.
So, what can be said to be useful about this particular gift choice? Certainly, it's a good idea that might please and interest music lovers but how can this be classified as useful?
This can be useful in the sense that watching movies or reading books can be relaxing and can be a good way to de-stress. If your music lover has been very busy all the time, then remind him or her to take a short break for the Christmas holidays and just take the time to relax, have fun and enjoy themselves. They can do this by watching movies, reading books or doing any other hobby that they're interested in.
Which of these Christmas gift ideas will you give to your music lover?
These are just some of the possible useful gift ideas that you can choose to give to a music lover for Christmas.
All these items can be classified as useful and yet they still have a musical theme to them that can surely amuse, delight and please those who love music such as those who like listening to songs and mp3s or those that play musical instruments.
These products should help to differentiate you from the norm and from the usual so it doesn't appear as if you didn't even think about the gift that you're giving (such as by merely going with some random audio CD or gift card as a present).
What do you think about these presents? Do you think that your music lover will like any one of these items? What kind of gift are you planning to give him or her for Christmas?
- The 'useful Christmas gift ideas for music lovers' image above was modified by Ceres Schwarz
- The original, unedited image is by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons
- The rest of the pics are enlarged product images from Amazon
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