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When it comes to fun gifts for musicians, there are so many different angles you can take: you can poke fun at them, you can get something that’s as an inside joke for musicians, and you can get a gift that’s specific to their instrument.
If you’re really tight on money, you can buy them an air guitar. It costs nothing, but it’s the thought that counts, right? You can fit an air guitar in very tight spaces. You can even put it in a card with no money.
Please note: I can’t believe I’m writing this, but if somebody’s selling an air guitar then don’t buy it. An air guitar only exists in your imagination, and people have actually mistakenly bought air guitars on eBay.
If you’d like to level up and get something more thoughtful than an air guitar, then make sure to keep reading!
In this guide, we’ve put together some great fun gifts for any musicians.
1. Vinyl Record Disc Coasters (Set of 6)
These coasters come in a set of 6 and they offer the very impressive feature of being able to hold coffee cups without causing a ring on the table. Table coasters, they're the up and coming thing.
2. Amplifier Coffee Mug
The only way it could be better is if it actually played music - Alas, we hope it does in future.
3. Guitar Player Evolution Funny T-Shirt
If the musician in your life is the type to wear a funny t-shirt, but doesn't want it to be really in your face, then here you are: The guitar player evolution t-shirt.
If the musician doesn't believe in evolution then you can either (A) buy this t-shirt to annoy them, or (B) get the amplifier coffee mug instead.
This bad boy comes in many different sizes and in a bunch of different colors, so we'd be fairly confident that you'll be able to find something that suits your musician.
4. Zildjian Mouse Pad
If the musician in your life uses a mouse on their computer (and doesn't just rely on their laptop touchpad like a silly person) then why not get them a cymbal mousepad so they can imagine playing on a drum set while they're in the middle of crunching their numbers in that job they hate.
5. "I couldn't pick a better Dad"
If your Dad only refers to their guitar pick as a plectrum then sit with delight and watch this one go over his head. Though, if your Dad doesn't know what a pick is, I'd be very surprised - and he's probably not a very good guitarist (sorry).
If you have the type of household where keys get confused and lost, the "I couldn't pick a better Dad" will be a ray of light in your music filled household. Good luck, and enjoy your new life.
6. Hashtag Coffee Mug
Either way, this hashtag coffee cup is a protest to the internet. It's an act of solidarity to the classic musicians of yesteryear, and it's also somewhat funny. What a great mix.
It's also pretty cheap.
7. Music in Me Print Fashion Leggings
If the lady or legging-wearing musician man in your life is the type that like pattern filled leggings, then why not kill two birds with one stone and get music symbol filled ones.
8. Never Forget Funny Retro Music Mens Novelty Funny T Shirt M Charcoal
Of course, the cassette music tape, it didn't have the benefit of vinyl and it didn't have the efficiency of CDs. Basically, it has no practical modern use. Though they were great when they were one of the only options.
If your musician is slightly older then this a great gift.
Buy it for them and watch them weep at the loss of their old loved floppy disks.
If you're reading this and you don't have any idea what a floppy disk, VHS, or casette tape is, then I'm absolutely ashamed of you. I'm joking - go you!
9. Definition of a Musician
If you're musician friend is someone that's a little self-deprecating, then they will enjoy this and wear it with pride (or is pride the opposite of self-deprecation. Who knows?).
10. My Retirement Plan T-Shirt
So there you have it, our 10 funny gifts for musicians. Do you have other suggestions?! If so, drop us a comment below and we’d love to keep adding to this list.