Gifts For Music Lovers
The funny thing about music is that it speaks to each of us in a slightly different way. The same basic elements are there, you know, a rhythm, sound, and passion. However, a hip-hop song may cause you to react differently that it may make us move.
The same applies to any other type of music – and the list is extensive. The spectrum runs from rock to Bach and all the stops in-between. So when you are seeking the best gift ideas for music lovers you really have to have a handle on the type of music your intended recipient likes in order to make your choice a better fit. You could spend a ton of effort on CSI work, or you could just follow our lead.
Let’s face it. If you are looking for a gift for your music lover boyfriend, you are going to want to be careful in your choice. If he says he’s a rock fan that is pretty generic and won’t score you any points if you gift something that isn’t close enough to the kind of rock he prefers.
For example, a One Direction t-shirt is miles away from a concert video of AC/DC. The same basic difference exists between ‘Hair Bands’ and ‘Hip-Hip DJs.’ But you can avoid making a fatal mistake by just opting for the most generic item possible. Say a t-shirt that says, “I Wanna Rock” on it or a coffee mug with the message “Rock Star.” You may not get deeper into his good books, but you’ll at least still be in his good books.
The other side of the coin is that one person who happens to have each and every possible collectible with a likeness of their favorite band on it. You know the type. Entering their home is much like venturing on hallowed ground with shrines to Michael Jackson or Stevie Wonder wherever you look.
In this instance, your shopping of gifts for music lovers will work best if you choose one of the targets revealed in such a manner. So, let’s say your music lover happens to be an obvious fan of Elvis. You would want to focus your gift purchase ideas on things related to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Ringtones, CDs, DVDs, clothing, jewelry, posters, whatever you can find with Elvis plastered across it is going to be the best gift idea for that music lover in your life.
Shopping a gift for music lovers is a lot like playing baseball. You can score a hit just as easily as you can strike out. The key here is to pay attention to subtle clues that reveal themselves over time.
You can help yourself a great deal by paying attention to the music your friend listens to in the car, at work, and at home. Clothing will also help you figure out what direction to go with your music gift giving. If your friend wears a lot of clothing that hints at western wear, you may have a country fan on your hands. If whiteface and black clothing/hair is the basis of their wardrobe, you may be dealing with someone who is into Goth. You just have to do a little homework to figure it out.
Naturally, if your friend is a satellite radio subscriber, sneak a peek at their favorite radio station settings. Channels like “Music From The 1980s” or “Endless Opera” will steer you in the right direction. Just be sure to confirm this with additional information you gather over time to prevent getting this wrong and screwing up.
The Home Run
Never underestimate the power of a generic gift for the music lover on your shopping list. The beauty that comes from a generic gift is that the possibilities become far greater. In other words, you are less likely to mess this up. Essentially you have a music lover’s gift basket to choose from and that leaves a lot of leeways.
You can even jump out of the entire music theme and do something out of the ordinary by getting that person something they may have actually said they’d like as a gift. We know, that sounds absurd but it does happen. Some music lovers do have other interests. If you can figure any of them out, you are an amazing friend.
There are many ways to approach gift shopping for music lovers. You have such things to contend with like what type of music they prefer and their age. What does age have to do with anything?
Well, here’s a skill testing question for you. If you have two people you are shopping for and one is in their 40s and the other is in their 20s when each of them says they like ‘classic rock’ music, what are you going to do? This is why it is vitally important to do your homework long before you start looking for classics from the 1960s or 1980s.
Or you can just follow our final suggestion and go off the chart saving you frustration, embarrassment and preserving your friendship. All kidding aside, musical taste is a personal item. For some, it is a way of life much like being a vegan.
You know, only interested in a specific genre of music and shunning all others as if they may make you sick or cause you to falter on your stand to just focus on a steady diet of pop or alternative rock or polka. Mind you, polka fans are a strange bunch but that’s probably best left for a future blog post.
Regardless of the musical preference of your music lover, there is no shortage of incredibly creative gifts available in today’s market to please each and every one of them. Even the disco fans, but you didn’t hear that from us.
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