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50 Gift ideas for the D.I.Y. Rock Star ⭐️

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315. 50 Gift ideas for the D.I.Y. Rock Star ⭐️

Here are 50 gift ideas for the D.I.Y. Rock Star in your life—ranging from stocking stuffers to “break the bank” style.

It’s that time of year again; time to buy a gift for the D.I.Y. Rock Stars in your life. We thought we’d help you out by gathering a list of gift ideas in all types of price ranges for that special person who is making music.

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Here are 50 Gift ideas for the D.I.Y. Rock Star ⭐️

A. Inexpensive ($5 - $10):

1. Guitar picks

2. “Dead Musician” graphic tees (Jimi Hendrix, Prince, etc.)

3. Guitar polish

4. Guitar strings

5. Dehumidifier packs (for guitars)

6. Stickers

7. Coasters (to protect studio furniture)

8. Guitar cables

9. Guitar wall hangers

10. Guitar stands

11. Cord hooks

12. Power strip

13. Cable ties

14. Cool sunglasses (for photo shoots or live performances)

15. Music ornaments

Here's our newest "Clouds" Obtanium Flow t-shirt design:

B. Moderate ($10 - $40):

1. Mousepad (with scales on it)

2. Posters (with circle of fifths noted)

3. Tuners

4. Guitar strap

5. Keyboard stands

6. Capos

7. Jewelry

8. plug ins

9. Books (biographies, how to, sheet music, self-paced lessons)

10. Microphone (studio, iPhone accessory)

11. Ring light (large or cell phone accessory)

12. Guitar pick maker (allows you to turn any plastic card into a guitar pick)

13. Vinyl (if you know they are into that)

14. Movie tickets (a gift card for specific movie theater)

15. Apps (App Store gift card)

16. Headphones

17. Bluetooth speaker (good for travel and for hearing mixes on different speakers)

18. Cases (guitar, ukulele, MPC, portable keyboard)

19. Atomic clock (never needs setting)

20. Musical interfaces (like iRig—that connects the cell phone to your musical instrument)

21. Consumables (if the person is a minimalist, try novelty soaps, sausage and cheese baskets, edible arrangements, home baked goodies, candy)

22. Starbucks gift card

23. Portable keyboard (for travel)

24. One-off merch (t-shirt, mugs, wall print, calendar designed from their art or with a photo of the band on it)

25. Gift card (for their favorite music store)

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C. Expensive ($100 +):

1. Musical equipment (guitars, keyboards, drums, etc.)

2. Digital Audio Workstations (MPC, Maschine, etc.)

3. Experiences (concerts, plays, museum exhibit, etc.)

4. Studio chair

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Until next Monday, here’s wishing love, peace, and chicken grease!

Did you know that along with putting together our next album, we are working on our first book? Here’s the link, if you want to pre-order:

Use the code HOLIDAY2023 at checkout for a 50% off discount. Limited time only!




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