Statistics show that 97% of all humans consider themselves to be music lovers, and sociologists have proclaimed the remaining 3% as “deviant from the norm.” Before you go ahead and Google the accuracy of this research study, I’ll admit that I made it up. But I totally got you for a second there, didn’t I? The point is, music has always been a common denominator that time and time again, manages to bring people together. Melodies and lyrics, however we choose to interpret them, allow the emotions we’ve been holding in to feel more valid. And with it being holiday season, what better gift to give than one of music? I mean, holidays are all about giving and coming together, and so is music! If you’re having trouble coming up with gift ideas, you’re in luck! We’ve got the best budget-friendly present ideas for all the music lovers in your life, and since 97% of people love music, these gifts will do for just about anybody! *wink wink, nudge nudge*
If your budget is: Free – $15
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend (or you’re a broke university student like me) but you still want to give a personalized gift, a lyric poster is the perfect present for a friend, family member, or significant other. You can make this into a fun DIY project by taking some of the lyrics of their favorite song and framing it or find one that’s premade on Etsy.com!
Fun Twist: You can frame a photo of the two of you and in the white borders, hand-write the lyrics to songs you both love!
If your budget is: $25-$50
Recycled Bass Guitar String Bracelet
Made out of recycled bass guitar strings, not only is it eco-friendly, but it’s the perfect present for both men and women. You’re also able to personalize the bracelet with birthstones, charms, letters, and more!
If your budget is $50-$75
Personalized Mixtape Doormat
If your budget is around $50, a personalized door mat is a great gift for your friend and it’ll also be the first thing people will see before walking into their home!
If your budget is $75-$100
Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses
Holidays and wine are a perfect blend. Add in musical wine glasses and say hello to a gift your friend will adore! Bonus points for throwing in a bottle of wine alongside this present.
If your budget is $100+
Vinyl Record Player
If you have a little more money to spend for your friend, a vinyl record player is the way to go! And, if the holidays are really getting to you and you’re feeling extra generous, opt for a record of your music lover’s favorite artist/band!
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