Perfect Gifts For Music Lovers
With the Christmas season fast approaching (don’t try to fight it — we all know as soon as Bonfire Night is out of the way, the relentless adverts will begin!) now is a good time to review what’s on offer for the music-lover in your life. As a music-lover myself, I know how picky we can be when it comes to gifts, and how much our nearest and dearest struggle to find the right lump of plastic/wood/vinyl/electronics which will set our hearts on fire.
Here then, as an aid to humanity, harmony and a reduced-stress Christmas, are five of the best gifts for musicophiles.
If you really want to score some major brownie points, Tunetables is the place to go. These striking storage table units come in a nice range of sizes and types. Each one is hand-crafted from brand new music-equipment flight-cases, repurposed to serve as loving homes for CDs, tapes or vinyl. They look great, and every product from the ‘classic’ line comes complete with its own unique number detailed on a custom badge, which is a nice touch. This is a gift which you can use as leverage in domestic negotiations for years to come.
Is your partner’s proliferation of musical instruments driving you mad? Do you keep tripping over guitars and stumbling over cases? Stop complaining! A guitar is a beautiful thing and yes, they are all different and, yes, I do need them all! Sorry, slipped into a personal reverie there. If your loved one suffers from GAS (guitar-acquisition-syndrome) then check out Stand-Made for a stylish and extensive range of racks to suit every need.
A personal favourite — I was given some of these and I love them! Does what it says on the tin (and comes in a little tin too). These personalised guitar picks are definitely going to please the musician in your life. Sadly, it won’t improve their playing, but while they’re learning how to use that new strat with the amp turned up to eleven, they’re going to have great fun strumming these.
With 448 pages of record covers, your pet musicophile can sit (or stand) in a stupor, recreating that adorable face they make when endlessly browsing racks and racks (and racks) of records. Similar tomes are available, but this one stands out as a history of the meetings between artists and music.
“Featured covers include Salvador Dalí’s skewered butterfly for Jackie Gleason and Damien Hirst’s symbolic skull for the Hours.”
The ultimate, ultimate, you-have-to-forgive-me-because-I-bought-you-this present — a personal tour of Elvis Presley’s home. Yes, it’s tricky to get there at the moment, but you can book ahead as far as you like. What do you mean they don’t like Elvis? Tell them to go away and have a hard think, then come back here, apologise, bow down to the King and say: “uh, huh, baby.” You’re welcome.