It’s been a significant year for music fans with the return of concerts and some of the biggest releases across a variety of genres. So why not make this year even bigger for them with a gift that you know they’ll appreciate this holiday season? We’re talking about the fans who have their favorite musician as their Twitter icon or the ones who drive hours away to see a sold-out show. We can’t forget about the fans who spend days with the same song on repeat. We’ve done the heavy lift for you and put together a music lover’s gift guide that will help you cross them off your shopping list.
She Shreds Magazine
Hook up the lady shredder with a back issue of She ShredsMagazine — a publication dedicated to female and non-binary guitarists & bassists. Founded by Fabi Reyna in response to the lack of visibility in mainstream guitar magazines, the company has evolved to become She Shreds Media — an inclusive community with a mission to “educate, empower and inspire people through unexplored musical and cultural landscapes.” Subscribe to their newsletter and become a part of it!
Sonido del Valle Record Store
The crate digger withe electic taste will appreciate a gift certificate from Sonido de Valle — the only record store in the historic neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. With CDs, records, and cassettes in every genre, your music hunter is sure to find a gem they will treasure.
Every music lover needs an affordable, comfy, and stylish pair of headphones and these Galaxy Buds2 hit every note. The crisp, quality sound can be appreciated bumping reggaeton beats on the subway or meditating to Lo-fi music in Joshua Tree. You can also easily block out any unwanted noise, including cars honking through traffic or the early morning construction next door with Active NoiseCancellation*.
*Active Noise Cancellation requires a Bluetooth connection to a compatible device.
Hip-Hop and Other Things
Hip-Hop (And Other Things)is the third book in the (AndOther Things) trilogy from Shea Serrano, a Mexican-American journalist, podcast host and #1 New York Times bestselling author with a TV series on the way. An ideal gift for the hip-hop head who appreciates humor and history, each chapter asks a different rap question, such as: “Good Cop/Bad Cop: Did Anyone Have A Better 2018 Than Cardi B?”
Sensory Percussion by Sunhouse
Drumming software, Sensory Percussion by Sunhouse, is for the drummer who wants to take their music production to the next level. Developed by trained jazz drummer, Tlacael Esparza, this contactless sensor allows drummers to control a full range of electronic sounds with more nuance and human-like precision than previous samplers with pads. Every drummer can march to the beat of their own drum with this gift.
Galaxy Z Filp3 5G
The Galaxy Z Filp3 5G is for the content creator in your life. The person who makes TikTok dance videos and snaps flawless selfies for the ‘gram. And with Flex Mode your selfies are hands-free, so you can use those arms to hit every pose and capture all your best angles. Plus, with its compact size, the phone fits anywhere — even in those high waisted jeans!
*5G connection and availability may vary. Check with your carrier
Corridos Tumbados T-Shirt
With Instagrammer Jenny69’s latest single, “LA 69,”corridos tumbados (a fusion of corridos and trap) are asserting Mexican-American pride and growing in popularity. For the proud Latinx corrido fan, a “CorridosTumbados” T-shirt by Rancho Humilde Records is the perfect gift. It’s also the title of Natanael Cano’s 2019 album — a Rancho Humilde artist from Mexico, who was discovered on Instagram and has been streamed hundreds of millions of times.
Do you know an aspiring guitarist or someone who wants to perfect their craft? Then gift them online guitar lessons from Candelas Guitars. In addition to offering beautiful, hand-crafted custom-made guitars, Candelas also offers in-person, one-on-one lessons in both English and Spanish at their location in Boyle Heights,California.
Ruido Fest Tickets
For the alt music maven, secure a three day pass to Ruido Fest, the only Latin alternative music festival in downtown Chicago. If you enjoy Latin alternative music your favorite artist is probably on the line up. Previous acts have included Café Tacvba, Lido Pimienta, and Maye.