You know when they say how it's better to give than receive? It's true when you have the right gifts for the special people in your life. Now what do you get for the music lovers? Here's a list of items that will make your loved ones go "thank you for the music".
Let's start with a basic gift that keeps on giving. A music subscription from streaming platforms like Spotify and Tidal would be perfect for any one. They have access to an unlimited music catalogue and thanks to your gift of premium subscription, no ads. Plus, they can check out new releases or rediscover a long-forgotten favourite. You can also take this type of gift to another level with a VinylMe subscription. Members can get a nice subscription box with a specially-selected (think exclusive) vinyl that comes with collectible artwork and even a cocktail recipe. With this, you can make every month feel like Christmas.
For the music lover on the go, a pair of headphones will make them feel like walking on sunshine. The KEF headphones give a top-notch sound experience that last longer than Taylor's Swift's list of nemesis. Some models have built-in Bluetooth for that wireless music experience. I mean really.... Wires? Leave that in 2018.
The discerning music lover will be proud to own an Orbit turntable from Uturn Audio. These turntables are built to order according to any customers needs, so they will get a product that feels really special. The turntable will be assembled by a dedicated team in the US and delivered to you. Start by choosing a preferred colour or material, move on the platter then work your way towards the cartridge type and preamp.
Music in every room
For the music lover who has their tunes sorted out, how about getting that person a Chromecast Audio? The device turns your speakers into a personal music jukebox that you control from your phone. It's easy to use. Make sure you have wireless Internet connection. Then plug the device to your speakers through the AUX input. Select any songs from your online streaming platforms and voila, music playing in the room. It's so good, notable tech website CNET calls it "phenomenal".
For a more personal touch, get the music lover in your life some music merchandise featuring their favourite artists. Websites like www.merchbar.com has a wide selection of official artiste merchandise ranging from vinyls to apparel and accessories like necklaces for sale. So if someone wants an Arianna Grande hoodie with her latest album artwork printed on it, a Foo Fighters t-shirt or a Harry Styles water bottle; you know where to go.
Live the music
Give your loved one something to look forward to in 2019 with tickets for an upcoming concert or music festival. From Coachella Valley Music Festival in the United States to Tomorrowland in Europe to Clockenflap in Hong Kong and Summer Sonic in Japan, there are no shortage of events around the world. You can start by checking out websites like Songkick for concerts near where you live or log on to official artiste websites for more information.
Music game on
Got a music lover with a Nintendo Switch? Then get ready to have some fun with this Korg Gadget for Nintendo Switch application. Described as a "music production studio that feels like a game", this application is made for music lovers. Use it to create music from 16 unique synthesiser and drum machine gadgets. Then get together with friends to make music together simply by twisting and turning the Nintendo Joy-Con. Endless fun guaranteed.
Sounds like joy
Look ma, no wires. The KEF LSX wireless speakers is a music lover's dream come true. It's compact yet powerful enough to deliver a double stereo sound system like no other. You can adjust the settings for the speakers via the KEF Stream and Control apps. Wired said the sound experience is "remarkably accomplished" and "demands to be heard". While What Hi-Fi gave it a five-star review. In other words, this is a truly marvelous gift for the deserving music lover in your life.
For that music lover who knows which Beatle member wrote Imagine and can point out who is Ringo Starr, then that person will adore this The White Album special anniversary box set. The super deluxe edition comes with six CDs with songs from The White Album and unreleased demos from various recording sessions. A hard-bound book is also included where fans can learn about the stories behind each song, some thoughts and musings by the band members and previously unpublished photos. Now that music lover in your life can have a white Christmas in the form of The Beatles White Album. Isn't that just apt?