The Christmas trees have been up since Thanksgiving and the soul-crushing, money-saving sales are over but you’re a grinch so you haven’t done any shopping. Well have no fear, your music-obsessed gift-loving 33 1/3 series editor is here. Nobody loves presents more than me, trust me. I love getting them but I also love giving them. And to me there’s nothing better than the perfect thoughtful present. It’s usually not expensive. Something you find unexpectedly and off season. These are the gifts for the most special people in your life, the ones for whom a J Crew gift card simply won’t do. I’ve combed the internet for some of the coolest swag around for the music-lover in your life. But of course, the greatest gift of all is a fat stack of 33 1/3rd books. No seriously, the first 100 volumes are on sale…all yours for under $900 bucks.
xoxo Ally-Jane1. A 6-Month Vinyl Me Please subscription – $175.00
This subscription service is like the wine of the month club but with vinyl. Enough said.
2. A Mixtape Doormat – $38.00
If love is a mixtape then love will welcome the dirty soles of your guest’s shoes. This is maybe adorable or maybe a bit toolish. I can’t decide but I’ve already bought one for my sister (Hi Maddie!).
3. A Portable Record Player Shaped like a VW Bus – $150.00
I saw this little guy at a record shop in Japan but hesitated because it’s sometimes referred to as the “record killer.” This cute car drives around in circles on your record playing tunes (poorly). More gimmick than gadget but this is one of those gifts that’s perfect for the person on your list who has EVERYTHING.
4. LSTN Headphones – $49.99
Beautiful wood headphones for a good cause. LSTN has partnered with the Starkey hearing foundation to provide hearing aids to people in need.
5. A Lunchbox Shaped like an Amp – $15.00
If you have children or nieces and nephews I implore you to purchase this lunchbox.
6. Major Scale Wine Glasses – $65.00
Also maybe a bit toolish but certainly better than the boring David McCullough book you were going to get uncle Jerry.
7. An Ottoman Speaker – $179.99
This attractive black foot rest also plays music! I love the 21st century!
8. A Harmonica – $37.99
Tell your friend Veronica…
9. A Pick Punch – $25.00
Put those old Tower Records gift cards to good use!
10. The GREATEST GIFT OF ALL – Priceless
You know you want to. Now on sale for $897.00