If you've got musician friends who are notoriously hard to shop for, we've got you covered. Check out these six unusual gift ideas that are sure to impress even your fussiest musician friends.
Portable Soundproof Booth
Got a friend who records music at home? Help them create the perfect recording environment with a portable soundproof booth.
These are great for blocking out unwanted noise and creating a clean recording sound. Your friend will thank you for helping them take their music to the next level.
Personalised Guitar Picks
Every musician needs guitar picks, but why settle for plain old boring ones? Get your friend a set of customised guitar picks with their name, band name, or logo on them.
They'll love having a unique accessory that sets them apart from other musicians. Morris Brothers, a popular music store in Brisbane, has a range of additional cool accessories for guitars, string, brass and percussion instruments that you could add to make up a totally unique music-lovers gift bundle.
Musicians are always on the go, so a good pair of headphones is a must-have. Consider getting your friend a pair of Bluetooth headphones for maximum portability and convenience.
They'll be able to listen to music or practice their instrument without being tethered to their phone or computer.
One high-tech Bluetooth headphone that includes noise-cancelling is the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. These headphones feature active noise-cancelling technology, which uses microphones to pick up external sounds and then cancel them out with opposing frequencies, providing a quiet listening experience.
Another is the Sony WH-1000XM4 also has advanced Bluetooth connectivity with dual-device pairing, which will allow muso’s to switch between two devices in a pinch. The headphones have a battery life of up to 30 hours and can be charged via USB. They also have a free app that lets your musical friends customise their sound settings and adjust the noise-cancelling level.
DIY Instrument Kit
Consider getting a DIY instrument kit for the creative musician in your life. Whether it's a build-your-own guitar or a modular synthesizer, these kits are a fun and unique way to create something truly one-of-a-kind.
Got a guitar enthusiast for a friend? A "DIY Electric Guitar Kit" allows musicians to build and customise their own electric guitars. These kits will normally come with all the necessary bits and pieces. Things like, a body, neck, pickups, hardware, and instructions for assembly. Some kits may even include the tools you need, things like, screwdrivers, pliers, and soldering equipment.
Or, what about a "DIY Synthesizer Kit"? These kits are designed for musicians interested in building their own analog synthesizer from scratch. They typically include all the necessary components, such as circuit boards, resistors, capacitors, knobs, switches, and instructions for assembly.
Music Subscription Service
Give the gift of endless music with a subscription to a music streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music. Your friend will be able to discover new artists, create custom playlists, and enjoy unlimited listening without the hassle of purchasing individual albums.
Vinyl Record Player
Now you're talkin'!
For the ultimate music lover, a vinyl record player is a must-have. There's something nostalgic about listening to music on vinyl, and your friend will appreciate the nostalgia and warmth that comes with playing their favourite records.
There's something about the feel and experience of handling those old vinyl 45’s, placing them gently onto the turntable, and carefully lowering the needle onto the grooves that can transport one back to a different time and place.
The warm, crackling sound of the vinyl can bring back memories of simpler times when music was appreciated in a different way. Each record had a unique feel and sound, and the process of flipping the record over to play the other side was an intentional and thoughtful act.
So, there you have it – 6 unusual gift ideas for all your fussy musician friends. With these unique and thoughtful gifts, you're sure to be the hit of the next jam session.