25 Quirky Gifts For Musicians: Influence Their Music Making Process

It can be challenging to find something that fits into a musician’s already finely-tuned life. From professionals to hobbyists, no one pursues music without having a genuine love for it, and we know that passion can make people very particular. 

That’s why we’ve gathered a list of practical and whimsical music-themed gifts, perfect for the musician in your life!

Piano Key Teaching Stickers

These are perfect for any musician you know who doubles as a teacher! The stickers help students to learn their chords, thus making the instructor’s job that much easier.

We like how colorful they are and how they show the notes written in multiple ways, helping students learn to sight-read music.

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Teacher Combo Set

Similar to the previous sticker set, these are better for younger children. It lists the note (written as a letter) and has a vibrant barnyard background, entertaining for little ones.

We love that it comes with a farm-themed songbook as well as a note chart to help students learn their different notes. It’s a great tool for teachers and musician parents!

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Songwriter’s Journal

Anyone who knows a musician who writes songs realizes how desperately they could use a songwriter journal. It’s a convenient place for them to gather their thoughts and shape the music they make—much better than on the back of a receipt or some other scrap of paper!

This is so much more than a blank journal: it allows writers to set the tempo, lyrics (including chorus and verse!), as well as write the actual music out, verse and chorus.

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These Are Difficult Times Shirt

Do you have a musician in your life who loves puns? Frankly, we don’t know a single one who doesn’t, and this shirt is perfect for them.

Personally, we love how clever this is (or at least how clever it makes us feel). But it’s also honest: those really would be difficult times!

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Bamboo Piano Cheeseboard

Is your musician double as a foodie? Why not gift them this beautiful cheeseboard that conceals two stainless steel knives and a corkscrew?

The artist made this out of bamboo, which is one of the most renewable forms of wood around. We adore how eco-friendly and beautiful it is!

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Put On A Happy Face Shirt

Sometimes, one punny shirt just isn’t enough, and for something this good, we’ve got to include it! Anyone who reads music is going to love the reference to the musical Bye Bye Birdie!

We think anything that references Dick Van Dyke is fantastic, especially when combined with one of our favorite musicals. Any musical theater buff will appreciate this gift.

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Engraved Drum Sticks

Can’t figure out what to get the drummer in your life? A pair of personalized drum sticks, complete with fiery design, can’t go wrong.

These are made out of professional-grade hickory wood, with an engraving deep enough that you know it won’t rub off from wear and tear.

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To My Music Teacher Necklace

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your, or your child’s, music teacher, look no further. This delicate necklace shows how much you appreciate their hard work.

We love that it’s handmade with precious metals (gold, rose gold, and silver!). We’re also impressed that it comes with a wooden heart that’s been engraved by hand with a special message.

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Novelty Ring Boxes

Perfect for a pair of musicians, these gorgeous velvet boxes would do nicely as an engagement present. 

These come as either a piano or violin and are handcrafted with golden accents. These are unique, and we appreciate how well they show you know your musician!

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12 Hole Ocarina with Zelda Themed Box

Finding the perfect gift for a musician who also plays video games could be a challenge until you consider this stunning ocarina and box set.

We love that this set allows you to customize the color and finish of your ocarina and accompanying wooden box.

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Gold Musical Instrument Fabric

Do you love to sew, or is the musician you’re shopping for love to craft? This could be just the gift they’re hoping to receive.

Whether you get it as-is, or you want to make something special out of it, this personalized fabric isn’t something you see every day!

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Guitar Onesie

Is the musician in your life expecting a new little one? What better gift for the baby shower or birth than an adorable guitar-themed onesie!

Honestly, we love how soft the fabric of this is. If they made it in adult sizes, we’d probably want one for ourselves!

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Spit Happens Shirt

Any saxophonist, or anyone who plays a wind instrument, knows that, well, spit happens! If you know a saxophone player with a sense of humor, this could be perfect for them.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we love a good pun! No matter what the occasion, this shirt is bound to deliver laughs.

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Music Genius Playing Cards

This is perfect for any musician or music lover who also is fond of card games. Whether they love Blues, Pop, Rock, or Country, this card deck really does have something for everyone. 

In our opinion, these portraits of famous musicians are stunning and the perfect accompaniment to any card deck.

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Personalized Amp Doormat

Need a housewarming present for the rocker in your life? Why not give them something they’ll love that everyone who visits will see? 

This doormat is great because it perfectly resembles a classic amp, but it’s personalized with your musician’s name!

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Turntable Cheeseboard

We know—another cheeseboard. However, this is perfect for any music aficionado who appreciates the classic sounds of records, especially when accompanied by a good wine.

What we love most about this is how the “needle” doubles as a cheese slicer. Cute and convenient!

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Make Your Own Guitar Pick Punch

Know someone who has just taken up the guitar or a guitarist who appreciates being able to recycle? What better gift than a guitar pick puncher that allows them to make a pick out of just about anything!

This is a practical gift that will help your musician save money and reduce waste simultaneously. We also appreciate that you could keep this yourself and make custom guitar picks as personalized gifts for those you love!

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Make Your Own Mechanical Music Box Set

Does your musician love antiques and tinkering? If so, this mechanical music box is the perfect gift as it will allow them to create their own melodies (or choose their favorite classics to play whenever they want)!

What we love most is that it allows you to customize your music selection over and over again.

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Personalized Song Lyric Vinyl Record Wall Art

Searching for something to give the lyricist you love? This customizable (and gorgeous) wall hanging lets you pick a selection of meaningful lyrics to display, either from their favorite song or from one they wrote themselves.

What we appreciate most about this gift is that the artist sends you a visual preview before you confirm your design, letting you see how it actually looks before you buy!

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Major Scales Musical Wine Glasses

Need something unique for the musician who has everything? We can practically guarantee that they won’t have this set of musical glasses.

Not only do these glasses show you where each level should be, but they give the corresponding musical note too! How cute is that?

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Reclaimed Guitar String Bracelet

No matter their gender, the guitarist in your life will likely appreciate this thoughtful gesture. The bracelet itself is blue and gold, but what makes it really special is that it’s made out of recycled guitar string.

We’ve said it before, but we love anything that helps to reduce waste—especially if it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry!

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Custom Song Wood Carving

Are you looking for something to celebrate the first song by the musician in your life? This classy wooden wall art will display the soundwaves from a specific song, along with its title, a date, a set of lyrics, or the artist’s name.

All in all, we think this is perfect as a housewarming gift or as a surprise present to someone who is particularly proud of a song they wrote!

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16th Century Hurdy-Gurdy Building Kit

This is another good one for the tinkering musician who has just about everything. They can assemble a musical instrument that hasn’t been seen in around five centuries!

We not only love that you get to make your own instrument, but we think it’s absolutely stunning as an art piece when it’s finished.

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Music (and Literature) Masters Cups

Do you know a classical musician who loves coffee? These elegant porcelain cups might be just what your musician is looking for to help get their day started off on the right foot.

Honestly, these delicate cups capture Mozart’s and Beethoven’s expressions to a—wait for it—tea.

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Build and Paint Your Ukulele Set

Any musician who is particularly fond of the arts will likely fall in love with this gift. It allows them to build their own ukulele (no worries—the strings are already attached!) and paint it to make it unique to their own tastes.

Made from stunning mahogany, we love that this instrument allows the owner to craft something truly one of a kind!

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