When it comes to gift giving, music lovers can be a wildly unpredictable bunch. One fan’s front row seats could be another’s tinny-sounding playback. Ultimately, the best gifts for music lovers are as diverse as the music lovers you’re gifting to—but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find exactly the right thing for them to unwrap. Read on to find some great gift ideas for music lovers, whether they love big sound, smaller portable experiences, or the retro feel of vinyl.
Over-the-ear noise-canceling headphones
For an amazing acoustic experience that really blocks out the outside world, any music lover would adore a pair of over-the-ear noise-canceling headphones. Look for features like adaptive EQ and spatial audio to deliver an exceptional listening experience, a lightweight frame for comfortable wear, and Bluetooth connectivity so it’s easier for them to take their tunes on the go.
Portable, pairable, sonically sound earbuds
Earbuds are definitely one of the must-have gifts for music lovers, especially when they offer active noise cancellation and adaptive transparency to help drown out outside noise. Some even have built-in amplifiers to ensure crisp sound, while others let you control the sound over eight hours of listening time. You can even get them in a range of colors for the more fashion-forward music lover on your gift list.
Harder-to-lose corded earphones
One of the best gifts for music lovers are a pair of corded earphones. True, they may not offer the most otherworldly listening experience. But if your giftee is prone to losing ear buds or misplacing headphones, a spare pair of corded earphones can be the gift that keeps on giving—especially if they lose their buds or headphones while they’re out and about and need something to help them tune out the noise on the way home.
A charging stand to keep the tunes going
It’s not the most obvious gift choice for a music lover, but if they spend a lot of their day listening to tunes on their phone, a charger is a great way to keep them powered up so they’re never without the music they love. And if they have ear buds, a dual or 3-in-1 charging station ensures that all their tech gets juiced up in one fell swoop so they won’t skip a beat.
A portable record player for retro joy on the go
Is your giftee a vinyl lover? If so, you’ll definitely want to get them a portable record player. Featuring a retractable carrying strap, an integrated Bluetooth speaker and a rechargeable lithium battery with up to 12 hours of playback, this nifty little gadget is a great way to coax your music lover out of their tune cave by making it easy to take their favorite records with them wherever they go.
Bluetooth speakers that let the music play anywhere
Not every music lover needs to take their vinyl with them everywhere, but they definitely want to take some kind of music with them—and maybe even share it. If your giftee falls into this category, portable Bluetooth speakers are a great gifting option. You can get something basic and serviceable that still features two-way sound and 12 hours of playback, or for the more outdoorsy music lover, get one that is waterproof and dustproof, has bigger sound, and its own carrying strap. And for the true party animal, there’s an option that matches big sound with a light show and 18 hours of playback.
A gift card for concert tickets
Gift cards may seem like a generic gift. But when you get a gift card that enables a music lover to see their favorite bands or performers in concert, that’s a whole other level of gifting. You can choose between an e-gift card or an actual card that can go in their wallet, and load it up with funds ranging from $25 to $500. Whichever options you choose, it’s a safe bet that your intended giftee will be happy with the result.
Personalized goodies for your giftee to show their musical appreciation
Being a music lover isn’t just about the music—it’s about the aesthetic. Help your giftee reflect their passion in their home décor with a personalized framed LP or 45, a personalized mixtape doormat or personalized mixtape pillow that you can title with the name of their favorite mixtape, or a custom song wood carving that shows off the soundwaves from their favorite song etched into a decorative piece of wood. With each piece being so unique, any one of these personal options could be categorized as the best gift for music lovers.
This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Carly Milne, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are her own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.