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Best Gifts for Musicians

You ever have trouble knowing what to say when your family or friends ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” Or perhaps you are on the other end not knowing what to get someone else as a gift. We all want to encourage those musicians we love in their pursuit of music, but do not always know what would be best for them. Here we get to take a look at a good list of knick knacks as well as very useful tools for musicians.

Guitar Pick PunchGuitar Pick Punch

Audio Assemble Recommends: Bridge Wire Music- Perfect Pick Puncher

$20.99 on Amazon

This gift appeals mainly to the guitarists or bass players in your family. This set comes with enough strips to create roughly 50 medium thickness picks. This punch can also be used on other materials that are made of plastic such as old credit cards, library cards, or pretty much any card like those. Along with that, this set comes with a file that can be used to smooth out the edges so it is not like you’re playing with a razor blade cutting away at the strings.

Herco HE360 Guitar Humidifier

Audio Assemble Recommends: Herco- Guitar Humidifier

$3.50 on Amazon

This humidifier may say that it is geared towards guitars but works just as well for any wooden instrument such as bass, cello, violin, viola, or even mandolins. All that you need to do is submerge it in water for 5 minutes for the inside to absorb any moisture it needs, then dry off the case, and insert it into the case of the instrument. The best part about these is that they can be used over and over and over again. As long as they are re-soaked regularly they will maintain the moisture required and not let your instrument dry out. There are other forms of humidifiers that you can find.

Another I would recommend is the D’Addario Humidipak.
DAddario Humidipa

Audio Assemble Recommends: D’Addario- Humidipak

$17.93 on Amazon

These are a great way to maintain the quality of your instruments while they are kept in the case. The only difference between the Humidipak and the Herco is that the Humidipak does not have a way to reuse the packs.

Metal Music Book ClipAudio Assemble Recommends: D’Addario- Humidipak

$10.49 on Amazon

There are many different music clip holders as well as book page holders that could be used, I just liked the look of this one over the others. Made out of stainless steel, you know this product will hold as long as you aren’t over exerting it with more pages than it actually is designed to hold. It comes with a black case so as to maintain the shiny exterior.

Custom Signature CoverAudio Assemble Recommends: Custom Signature Cover 

$28.99 on Amazon

This is something that I’ve received myself. You select the style of truss rod best for your instrument and during the ordering process you send a picture of the signature or words that you want to be engraved onto the truss rod cover. It’s a great gift for any guitarist, bass player, or even banjo player. In the descriptions underneath each type of cover it describes the instrument style it would work best with.

Drum Key Set

Donner 3pack with Continuous Motion Speed Key

Audio Assemble Recommends: Donner 3-pack with Continuous Motion Speed Key

$7.99 on Amazon

Drum keys are the one thing that drummers seem to misplace so easily. They are much like guitar picks but more expensive. This set is made to fit for most drum heads and would be great for a drummer who has multiple sets so they can keep one with each kit. Even if you aren’t a drummer these could still be a great gift. If you regularly work with drummers in studio or live environments they never have an excuse not to tune their instrument.


Audio Assemble Recommends: ATHM30x

$89.00 on Amazon

Every musician has a love for music in one form or another and what better way to enjoy other’s music than to listen. These headphones will help anyone with their listening or even practicing. Musicians can best appreciate well recorded music, especially when they have a high quality way to do so. The ATH-M30x comes with a hard case so they will be protected in a backpack if the person you are buying for is a student or constantly on the go.

Final Thoughts

I hope this was able to help plant some ideas in your mind if not show you the perfect option. I have family and friends who have had issues shopping for me as a musician and then end up at a gift card. Although, when in doubt, it is not a bad way to go. If you want to specifically support them musically you could always get them a gift card to Sweetwater, Amazon, or their own local music store. But any way you encourage a musician goes a long way, not only as a gift but as someone who believes in them as an artist and lover of music.