The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread some cheer than by finding the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life? Whether they’re devoted Beatles fans, aspiring musicians, or classical music nerds, our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Musicians has you covered. At Musicroom, we’ve curated a selection that will strike the right chord with your loved ones. So, let’s dive into our musical wonderland and discover the perfect gift that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable!
A link is included for each gift mentioned. Looking for Christmas stocking ideas? Check out our other blog The Best Stocking Stuffers Ideas for Music Lovers!
The Beatles’ Abbey Road Canvas Poster
This Beatles poster is a must have gift for any Beatles fan, especially lovers of their eleventh studio album Abbey Road. This 40 x 40cm canvas lets you hang up the iconic album art shows the band striding along a zebra crossing situated on Abbey Road, outside EMI Studios in London, where they had spent much of their ground-breaking recording career.
Add a musical flare to your Christmas tree this year with decorative pop art design baubles featuring Freddie Mercury, The Beatles or David Bowie. Each item comes presented in a beautiful, padded presentation box to bring a touch of popular music culture to the Christmas decorations.
Montfort Music Case
Transport your music in style with the Montford music case. Lightweight, these music cases are soft to the touch and feature an embossed, Montford Crest on the front opening flap. Made from a high-quality leatherette, Montford traditional music carriers will fit all regular music books and sheet music up to and including A4 size. The perfect gift to protect sheet music in style this Christmas.
Starter Ukulele: Bumblebee Hive Series
The Hive Series ukuleles from Bumblebee are the perfect gift for any aspiring players this Christmas and are available in a range of exciting colours. These ukes have a unique, appealing body and headstock shape and feature a flat bottom which enables free standing. The fact that they are mostly plastic makes them easily portable and robust as well as being easy to clean – perfect for children.
A Ukulele made for nomads: Flight Ultra Travel Series
Looking for a ukulele that’s high quality and perfect for traveling that doesn’t break the bank? Well, the Flight have got you covered. The Flight Ultra Travel Series ukuleles build further on Flight’s hugely successful Travel Series. This series is made entirely from polycarbonate reinforced plastic making them extremely hard-wearing and easily portable, perfect for players who find themselves travelling with their instrument. Being one of the loudest plastic-based ukuleles on the market yet still having excellent intonation due to the precision engineering and features such as a zero fret mean these ukuleles provide a fantastic playing experience and perfect for a broad range of players.
A Very Special Gift: A JET 300 Series Guitar
Musicroom recently attended the London International Guitar Show and we were blown away by the feedback we received from attendees on JET guitars. Many complimented not only their sound and quality but also their fantastic value for money. The 300 series provides high-quality entry-level instruments that are available in a range of stunning colourways, with both Stratocaster and Telecaster models available as well as left-handed models. For more progressed guitarists JET offer a range of higher-level series that still provide fantastic value for money.
Sheet Music for Beginner Musicians
You don’t have to play to practise: Christmas Carols Music Activity Book
The Christmas Carols Music Activity Book is packed full of theory games, puzzles, and interactive activities to keep little ones busy during the holidays! Featuring a selection from the world’s most popular Christmas Carols, the book makes the ideal Christmas gift and a great learning tool for all young musicians. With UK-specific musical vocabulary, it is beautifully presented and is the perfect music book to engage children for singing carols round the fire!
So, You Just Gifted A Guitar….: Guitar for Kids
In a special edition for UK teachers and children comes one of the world’s bestselling guitar methods. Adapted by leading UK guitarist Chris Woods, this special edition of Hal Leonard’s Guitar for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Yellow Submarine,” “ABC,” and “Every Breath You Take” keep pupils motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method is equally suitable for children using electric or acoustic guitars. It can be used in combination with a guitar teacher or parents, even if they’ve never had any musical training themselves. The accompanying online audio contains more than 30 tracks for demonstration and play-along and is accessed using the unique code printed inside each book. No tablature included.
For developing strong musical foundations: Rhythm and Counting
We agree with Popeye that sometimes you must eat your spinach: strong musical foundations are important to develop good musicianship and improve your playing long term! Rhythm and Counting is the essential, practical handbook for mastering rhythm. Designed for students and musicians of any instrument or voice, this book provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to understanding rhythms, rhythmic devices, and how to count them. Packed full of practical exercises, this book also makes for an ideal self-instruction method. Every exercise is accompanied by play-along online audio, featuring useful metronome clicks for rigorous practice.
Sheet Music for Intermediate-Level Musicians
The Bert Jansch Songbook
Are you, or do you know, a folk music lover? Or perhaps you’re looking for something to expand your repertoire and branch out? Then this new volume of The Bert Jansch Songbook is the perfect gift for any guitarist. This volume presents a further 30 songs by the legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter, Bert Jansch. Each song has been meticulously transcribed and annotated by an international team of leading Jansch experts to detail every aspect Bert’s ground-breaking style and technique and provide the most accurate and definitive transcriptions of Bert’s music that have ever been published. The songs are prefaced by extensive background notes and performance analysis for every song, as well as a comprehensive introduction giving insight into Jansch’s unique sound. This volume includes guitar tab, standard notation, chord symbols, guitar chord boxes, melody line and complete lyrics.
For Chill Friends: Peaceful Pop Piano Solos
The perfect piano collection for those who love their pop music but enjoy a more chilled out approach. Relax at the piano with this exceptional collection of satisfying and profoundly beautiful pieces to play, featuring arrangements of 30 classic pop hits, arranged for solo piano. With both a mix of originally peaceful pop songs and standard pop hits arranged in a peaceful style. This is the perfect gift for intermediate-level pianists looking for sophisticated, relaxing arrangements – available for pre-order now!
Hal Leonard’s Peaceful Piano Solos series also includes the Disney Peaceful Piano Solos, Peaceful Christmas Piano Solos and Peaceful Jazz Solos amongst many others.
For Disney Fans: Disney 100 Songs
This collectible hardcover edition is a must-have for Disney music enthusiasts. Beginning with a foreword by composer and Disney legend Alan Menken, and a preface by Walt Disney Records Supervising Producer and Music Historian Randy Thornton, and featuring colorful art throughout, Disney 100 Songs will take you on a century-long musical journey through 60 feature films, theme park attractions, and television shows. Each song is presented with melody, lyrics, and chords so everyone will be able to sing and play these beloved favourites.
Sheet Music Collections for Professionals
For Opera Lovers: Maria Callas Forever
An indispensable collection for Callas fans as well as vocal pedagogues and professional musicians, Maria Callas Forever is a historiography of ‘La Divina’ as much as it is a history of bel canto. In this anniversary edition, Maria Callas Forever retraces Callas’ best-known roles and her personal interpretations based on available recordings and access to personal archives. Included with each aria is a series of notes referring to a specific recording, whether carried out in a recording studio, during an opera performance or a concert venue. Indications regarding tempi, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, portamenti and breath marks all refer to specific recordings and performances by Maria Callas but not necessarily in the original score.
For Classical Purists: The Complete Cantatas, Chorales and Motets of J.S Bach
We all have that ONE person who’s a Bach fanatic. Bärenreiter’s Complete Bach Collection is an amazingly inexpensive study edition presenting all of Bach’s clavier music in four large, handy volumes containing the definitive Urtext from the New Bach Edition. This unique edition was prepared by internationally recognized Bach scholars and even includes widely divergent and heavily ornamented variants from Bach’s immediate circle. A great collection to impress future house guests!
For Modernists: Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters
Released earlier this fall, The Juliet Letters might be a bit of a wild card but nonetheless a thoughtful gift for modern music lovers and contemporary arts performers. Elvis Costello’s song cycle for string quartet and voice was inspired by the correspondence between a Veronese academic and letters addressed to Juliet Capulet. The delicate and personal nature of the correspondence inspired a wonderful and poignant set of songs, written, arranged and originally performed by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. Released in 1993, the album was met with critical acclaim for its creative mix of rock and classical style influences and intelligent sense of melody. This 30th Anniversary Edition of the work is edited by Brodsky Quartet members Jacqueline Thomas and Paul Cassidy, bringing this iconic, punky and delightful work up to current editorial and performance standards.