Holiday Gift Ideas for Musicians
Are you home-recording for the holidays? Learning a new instrument? Growing the family band? We have everything you need to create music and make memories this season. Find the perfect musical gift for your loved ones or yourself.


Not a musician? Fear not: Our recommendations include bestselling products and unique finds sure to make any music-maker in your life happy.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Musicians
Are you home-recording for the holidays? Learning a new instrument? Growing the family band? We have everything you need to create music and make memories this season. Find the perfect musical gift for your loved ones or yourself.

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Home Recording
Acoustic Guitars & Accessories
Electric Guitars & Pedals
Bass Guitars & Pedals
At-Home Amplification
Synths & Keys
Beat & Bedroom Production
Drums & E-Drums

Home Recording
Getting Started
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Everything a budding music producer needs to start recording.
Getting Started
Sennheiser MD 421 II
Rugged, dependable, and sounds great on any instrument.
Leveling Up
Warm Audio WA-87 R2 Mic
Classic vocal mic brilliance, far below vintage prices.
Leveling Up
Stager SR-2N Ribbon Mic
Handbuilt in Nashville, great for rich, detailed sound.
Featured Product
The Smart Buy
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Quad Interface
With a newer version released last year, you can find brand-new, mint, and excellent used MKIIs for hundreds of dollars off. And you get the same access to professional music-making software found in home and pro studios worldwide. (Note: For Mac users only. Working with a PC? Try this.)
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Thoughtful & Useful Finds
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Headphones
Comfortable, pro-quality headphones
The Cable Wrangler
De-clutter the music room
On-Stage ASVS6GB Pop Filter w/ Clamp
Easiest, cheapest tool for clearer vocals.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our recording gear buying guides for: Dynamic Mics, Ribbon Mics, Interfaces, and Home Recording Essentials.

Acoustic Guitars & Accessories
Getting Started
Orangewood Dana Mini
A perfect player for just over $100.
Getting Started
Taylor GS Mini
For the couch, the campfire, or family roadtrips.
Add to Their Rig
Apogee MiC 96k USB Condenser Mic
Record acoustics easily with this high-quality USB mic.
Add to Their Rig
Souldier Woodstock Red Guitar Strap
A brilliantly designed strap from an independent maker.
Add to Their Rig
Dampit Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Humidifier
The absolute best way to keep your guitar safe.
Add to Their Rig
K&K Sound Pure Mini Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Great-sounding pickup, easy to install.
Rare, Vintage & Unique
Gibson C-1
Vintage classical for a different flavor.
Yamaha FG-180 Jumbo Dreadnought
Revered tone, low price.
1933-43 Kalamazoo KG-11
Pre-war acoustic from Kalamazoo.
Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Resonator
New resonator with old-world sound.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our buying guides for: Acoustic Guitars, Interfaces, and Home Recording Essentials.

Electric Guitars & Pedals
Getting Started
Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe
A Tele for country, rock, or anything else.
Getting Started
2020 '50s Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Newly remade with '50s specs and classic good looks.
Exciting New Pedals
JHS 3 Series Delay
Hit of the season: an affordable boutique delay.
Exciting New Pedals
Boss GT-1000CORE Multi-Effects Processor
More than 140 effects and amp-sims in a tiny pedal.
Exciting New Pedals
Strymon NightSky Time-Warped Reverberator
Shape and harmonize your reverb with an 8-step sequencer.
Exciting New Pedals
Walrus Audio Julianna Deluxe Chorus/Vibrato
A stereo chorus/vibrato as deep and wide as an ocean.
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Affordable Vintage
1950s Danelectro U-1 Single Pickup
Danelectros have long-been an offbeat favorite, but look up now and you'll see them everywhere. (A quick survey of livestreams reveals: Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, and more.) Danos vary in vibes and price—find tons of options here.
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Songwriting and Recording Tools
TC Electronic Ditto Looper
Undisputed champ of tiny looper pedals.
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2
Record guitar tracks straight to your phone.
Teisco Interface
Use DAW plugins in your IRL rig.
DigiTech SDRUM Strummable Drums
Play or practice along with a personal drummer.
AKG C414 XLII Large Diaphragm Condenser
Level-up your home-recording setup.
Line 6 HX Stomp
Craft a new tone with dozens of amp-sims.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our buying guides for: Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jazzmasters, and Les Pauls. Or learn about The Easiest Way to Record Electric Guitars.

Bass Guitars & Pedals
Getting Started
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ
A beginner-friendly bass that will serve for years to come.
Getting Started
Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass
A rad and popular model, especially for heavier music.
Featured Product
The Smart Buy
Hofner Ignition Violin Sunburst
Vintage vibes for next-to-nothing. Hofner Violin basses have an association with one very famous player, but they're versatile instruments with a tone all their own. Laying down bass lines on your own recordings? Give your tracks a punchy edge.
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Songwriting and Recording Tools
Orange Bass Butler Preamp Pedal
Like a deafening bass rig, served on a small silver platter.
Radial J48 Active Direct Box
Record great direct tones with this best-in-class DI.
Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synth
Transform your bass into a synthesizer orchestra.
Akai UniBass UB1 Harmonized Distortion
Go from rhythm to lead with octave and distortion.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our buying guides for: Precision Basses, Short-Scales, and Rickenbackers.

At-Home Amplification
Fender Champion 600 5-Watt 1x6" Combo
An affordable reissue of a 5-watt classic
Yamaha THR5 Modeling Combo Amp
Very popular and useful amp-modeler with all kinds of tones.
Boss Katana-50 MkII 50-Watt Combo
5 amp voices, tons of effects, sounds great low or loud.
Strymon Iridium Amp & IR Cab Simulator
Supreme Vox, Fender & Marshall tones from a pedal.
Milkman The Amp 100
An amp-in-a-pedal in a class of its own.
Kemper Profiler Head
Found on world stages and world-class home studios.
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Affordable Vintage
Vintage Gibson Combos
Real retro cool. Gibson offered many different models of combo amps in the '50s and '60s, some large and loud, some small but mighty. Luckily, many of these models have been immune to the vintage price surges you see for Fenders from the same era. And value aside—a classic Gibson amp just might be a priceless gift for yourself or a beloved player in your life.
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Want more recommendations or info? Find our buying guides for: Amp Attenuators, Portable Bass Amp Heads, Orange's Terror Series, and more Small Amps That Sound Great.

Synths & Keys
Getting Started
Moog Werkstatt-01
At just $199 USD, this synth is tons of fun for beginners or experts.
Getting Started
Korg Volca Keys Synth
A great way to start an analog synthesis journey.
Getting Started
Roland TR-06 Drumatix
Roland just reissued this classic beat machine.
Getting Started
Korg MicroKorg
Cool sounds and robotic vocals in one fun machine.
Leveling Up
Teenage Engineering OP-1
It may look like a toy, but this is an all-ages favorite.
Leveling Up
Elektron Digitone
Four synth engines, powerful sequencer, endless possibilities.
Featured Product
The Smart Buy
Novation Circuit Grid Based Groove Box
Starting at $200 used or just over $300 new, the Novation Circuit is a great first machine for anyone dipping their toes into electronic music-making. The do-it-all groovebox offers two synths, a sampler, a drum machine, and a sequencer all in one. Make tracks on your couch or on-the-go.
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Rare, Vintage & Unique
Casio SK-1
A fun early sampler you can find for very cheap.
Yamaha DX7
The vintage '80s synth behind countless hits.
Moog Prodigy
A classic Moog monosynth that won't break the bank.
Top-Sellers of 2020
Moog Mother-32
Modular synthesis for your desk or your Eurorack system.
Korg Minilogue
Perhaps the best-selling polysynth of the last 4 years.
Behringer Neutron
You can't beat it for the money.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our buying guides for: Digital Synths, Affordable Monosynths, Korg Volcas, and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators.

Computer-Based Beat Production
Computer Production Tools
Akai MPD218 Drum Pad Controller
Buy new and get all the software you need to start making beats.
Computer Production Tools
Novation Launchpad Pro
A large playground for finger-drumming and producing.
Computer Production Tools
Arturia KeyLab Essential 49
Get flexibility and affordability with 49 keys and 8 pads.
Computer Production Tools
Akai Fire Controller
Give yourself hands-on control of FL Studio.
Standalone Beatmaking
Elektron Model:Samples Groovebox
6-track groovebox that ships with 300 pro samples.
Akai MPC One
Make full beats from your couch or perform them on stage.
Native Instruments Maschine Plus Production Workstation
The vast world of NI's software in a standalone machine.
Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Drum Machine
808s, 909s, and more classics packed into one groovebox.

Want more recommendations or info? Find our recording gear buying guides for: MIDI Controllers or learn 5 Ways to Start Making Beats.

Drums & Percussion
Getting Started
Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove
An affordable kit from the world's favorite drummer.
Getting Started
Ludwig No. 404 Acrolite
A real-deal vintage snare for cheaper than a new drum.
Low-Volume Essentials
Zildjian Low Volume Cymbal Set
Popular pack of quiet hi-hats, crash, and ride.
Ahead ADS-STD 8pc Drum Silencer Mutes
Just place on top of drums and cymbals to mute.
Roland KD-120-BK 12" V-Kick Trigger Pad
Swap the kick for a trigger pad with adjustable tension and feel.
Roland SPD-SX Percussion Sampling Pad
A sampler and sound designer that's easy to use, easy to play.
Unique Gifts for Drummers
Tackle Instrument Supply
Classy, well-made accessories, from drum keys to stick bags.
Low Boy Bass Drum Beater
Bring a unique thud to any kick drum.
A&F Pancake Snare
A truly strange creation with a vibrant, metallic snap.
Meinl HTHH2-BK Hi-Hat Tambourine
Attach this tambourine directly to a hi-hat stand.
Big Fat Snare Drum Snare-Bourine 14" Dampener
Adds depth and jingle-jangle to any snare drum.
Latin Percussion LP204AN Black Beauty Cowbell
Mix it up with this ever-popular cowbell.

Want more recommendations or info? Find help choosing the right kick, snare, hi-hats, and ride cymbals, or learn more about How to Get Away With Drumming at Home.