10 Best Christmas Gifts for Musicians

by Frederik Nielsen, Nov 23, 2018 . 5 min read

10 Best Christmas Gifts for Musicians

The problem with being a musician looking for gifts for musician friends is that you end up shopping for yourself. Still, the Christmas gifts for musicians other than yourself have to be bought, so we put together this guide for you.

There are cool gadgets for everyone, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for a music teacher or Christmas gifts for music students. Whether it’s for your kid, your partner, or your band mate, here are the top 10 best Christmas gifts for musicians 2018.

For The Budding Musician: Loog Guitars

Loog Guitars make little guitars for little hands to produce big sounds. The guitars are actually quite impressive. They come in three and four string versions but still have all the capabilities of a six-string guitar. There’s also a free Loog app that helps children learn how to play guitar. Check both out here — $129.

For The Multi-Instrumentalist: Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1

Is it a drum? Is it a bass? Is it a violin? It was the Best Invention of 2015, according to TIME Magazine. And it’s more than just an instrument. It’s all the instruments. In one instrument. It’s very meta. The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is essentially a guitar neck-shaped MIDI controller that lets you play any sound you want. Get it here for $399.

For The Tireless Troubadour: Roadie 2

Roadie 2 is another futuristic tool that’ll get you one step closer to being Iron Man. It’s a handy side-arm that can automatically tune any stringed instrument, no matter how noisy the environment. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing four strings, twelve strings, or all the strings. The tuner comes with 40+ preset alternate tunings, but you can also create your own custom tunings. Restringing is also a thing of the past with Roadie, which makes it a walk in the park. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, and yes, even in a Christmas stocking! Find the Roadie 2 here for $129 and the Roadie Bass model to also tune bass guitars here for $149.

For The Solo Guitarist: BeatBuddy

BeatBuddy from Singular Sound is a drum machine in a guitar pedal. Many a guitarist has dreamt of a pedal that would turn off the drummer. But this pedal puts you in control of the drummer. It comes with 200 presets in different genres, but you can load up your own beats as well. Get it here for $299.

For The Beat Machine: Soundbrenner Pulse

Musicians are not born, they’re crafted from practice, according to Soundbrenner. Practice often involves a metronome, and metronomes are annoying. The Pulse takes care of that problem, and it literally makes you feel the beat. It’s a vibrating metronome you can wear like a watch. You won’t be able to tell the time, but you’ll always be in time. Or you can also strap Pulse around your chest if you prefer the Iron Man look. It’s $99 — check it out here.

For The LARPer: Musician’s Dice

The Musician’s Dice is a cool way to challenge yourself as a musician. They also look like they wouldn’t be out of place at a tabletop RPG session. The dice can be used to practice improvisation, training your ear, and learning harmonies. According to the manufacturer they are also “fun to fondle.” Get them on Amazon here for $21.95.

For The Hell’s Kitchen Chef: The Flipper Guitar Spatula

“Turn heads while you shred!“ Love it. Just because you’re not cooking up new tracks in the studio doesn’t mean you’re not cooking. The spatula fits in a stocking, and is made of “50% rock, 50% roll, and 100% silicone”. Get it here for $12.99.

For The Kraftwerk Fan: Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic Pocket Operator

If this doesn’t make you say “I’m the operator with my pocket calculator” (beep-boop-burr), then I don’t know what will. The Pocket Operator is more than a Kraftwerk reference, however. It’s a real synthesizer that lets you create unlimited sounds on the go. Does it fit in a stocking? Yes, it does, so get one here for $149.

For The Life of The Party: Playable Rock Guitar T-Shirt

Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve, wear your music on your heart. The playable rock guitar T-shirt comes complete with a portable amplifier and a guitar pick. Make any occasion more interesting by busting out an awesome solo. Parties. Exams. Church. This T-shirt will make the wearer the life of the party. Get one here for $33.19.

For The Tired Rockstar: Sound Asleep Music Pillow

If you’ve ever fallen asleep with earphones still in your ears, you’ll appreciate this pillow. You can now drift off while listening to your favorite music, podcast, or whale sounds. The Sound Asleep Speaker Pillow connects to any audio device with a mini-jack cable. Also very good for musicians with tinnitus, as it can help them fall asleep. Find it here for $13.99.



Get our free Alternate Tunings Guide!
Submit

Check out some other similar articles

Take advantage of our biggest backer-exclusive discounts and get your hands on this next-generation automatic tuner. Back the Kickstarter campaign today and be the first to receive the Roadie 3.

Tuning is crucial. And it turns out, no one is more obsessed with tuning than a guitarist. Guitar players check their tuning excessively and for good reason. If a single string is out of tune, it can completely ruin a song (as well as your reputation).

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 4, 2020 . 4 min read

The bass might be the most underrated instrument in the band. It might also be the most important. Don’t believe me? If the guitar player, drummer, keyboardist, or singer makes a mistake, you might not even notice.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 2, 2020 . 4 min read

Bob Dylan has been a staple of music and culture for over 50 years. He’s considered by many one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 30, 2020 . 4 min read

There are countless underrated rock legends who don’t get the recognition they deserve. But imagine actually receiving critical acclaim for your work… and still not being remembered.

Frederik Nielsen
Jul 27, 2020 . 4 min read

Some guitarists tend to focus solely on improving their left hand. The dirty little secret is that the left hand can only be as good as the right hand allows. Good hand synchronization is imperative for any guitarist.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 17, 2020 . 3 min read

Guitarists are a dime a dozen. Unique guitarists are not. And then there are those who stand in the rarified air of having their unique guitar playing styles widely imitated.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 14, 2020 . 4 min read

Is it really over?! Well, not quite! Roadie 3 is now available on Indiegogo with exclusive perks for a limited time!

For most of you, Roadie 3’s launch on Kickstarter on May 20, 2020, is not new news. 

Hussein El Annan
Jul 7, 2020 . 3 min read

As guitar players, practicing is the most important tool we have to get better. I hate to break it to you, but there is no way around this one.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 6, 2020 . 6 min read

Some say that few things match the gift of giving. Sharing and giving usually does good to all parties involved. People love presents, and guitar players are no exception. So to help make the right impression, here are the top ten gifts your guitar-player friend will love.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 3, 2020 . 6 min read

Earlier this month, we witnessed a historical mass day of observation – Blackout Tuesday. Many called it the largest modern showing of solidarity in the fight against racism that the Black Lives Matter organization has ever seen.

Donna Maurer
Jun 23, 2020 . 3 min read

John Lennon was one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation and was taken from us way too soon. Lennon is well-remembered to this day, not only as a musician but as an activist and a counter-culture icon.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 19, 2020 . 3 min read

The violin’s classical reputation precedes it. However, it’s an instrument that is more versatile than you may have initially thought! Especially when talking about the electric violin.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 16, 2020 . 3 min read

Practice makes perfect, but there’s always room for improvement. If you want to become a master, then you need some effective habits to improve your guitar skills.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 16, 2020 . 3 min read

Although the lockdown is slowly easing up in many parts of the world, we’re still not at the stage where we can all jump around and frolic in the wild. So how will you spend the last months and weeks of the quarantine?

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 9, 2020 . 3 min read

Johnny Cash: real name or not? Even though he passed nearly two decades ago, Johnny Cash is still popular today — even outside of his genre. His songs still have a profound impact on his listeners and his legend will probably outlive most of his peers.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 5, 2020 . 3 min read

From talking about the ups and downs the genre has gone through to covering some of the most influential artists, we’ve talked about jazz a bunch of times on this blog.

Frederik Nielsen
Jun 4, 2020 . 3 min read

Did you see that? The start of our campaign was explosive! In under 10 minutes, we reached 100% of our funding goal and so far raised over $290K in the first 14 days alone! 

Tamara Habchi
Jun 3, 2020 . 2 min read

Although many parents have found the iPad to be a good substitute for parenting, there are those who believe that DIY crafts make more balanced human beings in the long run.

Tamara Habchi
May 28, 2020 . 4 min read

Roadie 3 has finally launched on Kickstarter in the most explosive way possible!

Tamara Habchi
May 21, 2020 . 2 min read

At times like these, it’s easy to forget that there are ailments out there other than COVID-19. That’s not to make light of the current situation but just being real.

Frederik Nielsen
May 11, 2020 . 4 min read
We'll be bringing you recommended tabs and plenty of interesting quotes from guitar legends along the way!