Updated: Dec 21, 2022
So, the holiday season is coming up and you need to find a thoughtful gift for the musician in your life. I love a practical gift, but the tricky part is finding the balance between a gift that they would use and one they haven't already gotten for themselves. So, here are some gift ideas that would be beneficial to any musician and show your musical loved-ones that you care!
$1 - $10
Made by our friends at the "Things Musicians Don't Talk About Podcast," these stickers are a great reminder that none of us our perfect, and we don't need to be!
$10 - $50
A fun, practical gift for any wind players in your life! These cloths come in a variety of designs, so you can pick out a thoughtful pattern that you know they'll love. These polishing cloths go for $13 on the Flute Center of New York website!
The Ultimate Music Business Summit is a 3-day virtual conference with 30+ presentations on practical skills needed to thrive in the music industry. It's a great investment into any musician's career, as well as a fun time and networking opportunity. Regular tickets go for $37 and student tickets are just $17!
A beautiful journal to guide a musician's practice sessions. Learn about the philosophy of creator of this journal, Dr. Susanna Klein, in Episode 20 of the Creative Baggage Podcast! The journal retails 1 for $21, 2 for $38, and 3 for $45!
$50 - $100
Pay for their audition/application fee!
The holidays happen to be around the time many music program applications are due! Application fees often hover around $75, and covering the fee is a great way to help reduce audition stress and show that you care!
$100 - $500
Gift video-access to all 4 of DSE's world-class performances this season! You can also use the pass to attend each of the concerts in-person in Philadelphia. The season pass is $108 per person, and individual concerts are $30 each.
In addition to all the wonderful presentations available to regular attendees, VIP tickets include exclusive Q&A sessions with specific presenters, as well as VIP only networking events and access to video recordings of each presentation for 12 months following the summit. VIP tickets are $197 for adults and $97 for students.
$500 - $1000
Has your musician-friend been talking about starting their own podcast? For $697, this podcast launch package includes personalized-training on everything they need to get started - from choosing a hosting service, to album cover design, to recommendations and guidance on audio equipment!