Play on: top ten music-themed gifts for music lovers

Whether you’re into pop or classical, music is a part of all our everyday lives. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves music or just fancy adding a little tune-related twist to your home decor, then look no further. We’ve chosen our top ten picks, all with a subtle music theme, ideal for adding individuality.

1. Set of four Secret Music coasters, Moody Monday

The distinctive contemporary design of these coasters is inspired by the parts from an old double keyboard organ. Part of the Secret Music collection, they’d make an ideal gift for a music lover and are a lovely, subtle way of introducing a musical ….ahem….note into your decor. £24 for a set of four, available from IN-SPACES.

2. Vintage music table confetti sprinkles, Widlflower Favours

What a gorgeous idea! 200 pieces of vintage music table confetti sprinkles hand-cut from real vintage music sheets, with each heart measuring 2.5 cm. Perfect for weddings, they’d also be ideal for summer or birthday parties. £2.99 from Wildflower Favours.

3. Love and music collage, Jane Wilson

ursFor something really special, what about this beautiful  collage by UK-based artist Jane Wilson? Created from vintage music manuscripts dating back to the 1800s, it’s a perfect present for a friend…or for yourself. Measuring 25 × 25 × 4.5 cm, it’s sold frame and signed for £65 from Artfinder.

4. Personalised Top 20 chart print, Betsy Benn Designs

Everyone has a list of their all time favourite songs, so this print is really personal. You could choose your favourite 20 tracks of all time, or even a wedding or birthday playlist. It costs from £35 unframed from Betsy Benn Designs, available from Not on the High Street.

5. Secret Music cushion, Moody Monday

From the Secret Music collection comes this ‘Dance!’ cushion, handmade in Edinburgh. The contemporary hand printed design was inspired by an abandoned double organ keyboard. Available in different colours and a choice of duck feather or microfibre pads, it costs £60 from IN-SPACES.

6. Orlando metal loop sculpture, Artisanti

This raw silver finish ornamental metal sculpture is made from an entwined metal ribbon reminiscent of a musical clef symbol. The textured, shiny aluminium finish catches and reflects the light, so place it near a lamp or candle for maximum impact. £204, available from Artisanti.

7. Personalised guitar chopping board, Getting Personal

If you know someone who fancies themselves as a bit of a rock god, then this chopping board could be just the thing. In the shape of a guitar, it has ‘The World’s Greatest’ engraved across it in a variety of fonts, and you can personalise it with a name. With a hole at the top of the fret board, it can be hung on the wall as a focal piece when it’s not in use. £24.99, available from Getting Personal.

8. Beechwood guitar salad servers, Kikkerland

Very much in the same vein are these brilliant guitar salad servers, made from beechwood. They’re heat resistant and safe to use on non-stick cookware, so you can use them as wooden spoons too. They’re ideal for rocking out at the barbecue. £16, available from Kikkerland.

9. Attache record player in brown, GPO Retro

How cool is this portable record player? This suitcase-style, vintage inspired model has built-in speakers and a USB port to connect with a MP3 player or smartphone, so you have all the benefits of modern technology in a vintage-style case that wouldn’t look out of place in a period home. Oh yes – and you can play vinyl records on it as well! £89.95, available from GPO Retro.

10. Personalised ‘Our Song’ vinyl record cushion, The Drifting Bear

This faux suede cushion displays your favourite song on a vinyl record, personalised with your names and a special date. Prices start at £35 for the cover only, or you can add a microfibre or duck feather pad for an extra charge. Available from The Drifting Bear.


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