Shopping for an Audiophile? Wow Them With These 5 Gifts
While it’s true that most people love music, certain people are absolute audiophiles, and so shopping for them can feel difficult when you know you want to present them with a present that honors their love for music, but you need to figure out where to start. It’s like shopping for a bookworm when you don’t know all the books they own. But what if the audiophile in your life is additionally very in tune with aesthetics and style, this can make things even more difficult. Whether you have a birthday or any other milestone coming up, or you want to present the music lover in your life with a “just because” present, keep reading for the most stylish gifts every music lover will cherish.
Framed Concert Poster
There’s a good chance the person you’re shopping for, even if they love all genres of music tremendously, has favorite artists, so knowing their favorite artists and finding a rare or vintage concert poster is a great gift idea. Take the time and care to have the poster framed before presenting the present to your loved one so they don’t have to do any work concerning the present. A simple black or white frame is easily purchased in poster size from most big box retailers, or you can take it to a framing store and have it matted and professionally framed, depending on your budget.
The music lover in your life likely has several ways that they enjoy listening to music, but unless they live alone, there will be times when they need to be able to listen to the music in a way that doesn’t disrupt others. High-end headphones are expensive and not something everyone has the budget or the inclination to invest in, but they would still enjoy them and use them regularly. Whether you opt for small compact AirPods or the new Apple AirPods Max that look like traditional headphones but are wireless, these gifts make the possibility of listening to their music anywhere and on the go a reality.
True audiophiles will tell you that music sounds best on vinyl, hands down, and even the youngest music lovers are bringing the love of vinyl back in a big way. Sure, the eighties and nineties popularized cassette tapes and compact discs, then we all went to streaming in the aughts and still enjoy streaming music, but there’s nothing like holding an artist’s record in your hands, laying on a turntable and putting the needle to the record. You can keep things modern by giving them a turntable with Bluetooth capabilities so they don’t have to invest in a speaker system. This beautiful gift allows them to enjoy music on traditional vinyl but with the clarity and power of modern speakers.
Band Biography Books
Just because you’re shopping for a music lover doesn’t mean the gift has to be the music itself or a way to play it. Most audiophiles aren’t just obsessed with the sounds of their favorite artists or bands, but they’re history too. Memoirs written by artists or biographies written by others make beautiful additions to the bookshelves and coffee tables in the music lover’s home. You can also find books on the history of certain genres, so whether they’re major hip-hop fans or classic rock, the history of that style of music contained in a book makes a fantastic gift.
For many of us, attending local music festivals or live concerts is something to do when we’re bored, but it can be a life-giving experience for the music lover. Their favorite artist may not be on tour, but buying concert tickets to local events for the music lover in genres of music that they enjoy is something that they will treasure. Buy several tickets so you can attend with them and allow them to invite others along, and it’ll be a night that you will remember. Live music can lift your spirits, boost your mood, and bring you closer to those you enjoy.
Whether you opt for just one of the gift items listed above or several, they all make perfect presents for the true music lovers in your life. Gifts should always include some personalization, so considering their passion for all things musical is a great way to tell them how much they mean to you.