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16 Personalized Gifts For Music Lovers & Musicians

Ariel Sandler
ByAriel SandlerJun 12, 2021 | 5 comments

Few things in life bring people greater happiness than the sound of their favorite song or artist. No matter the genre, music is universally appreciated, igniting the rock star in us all. Whether for a birthday, anniversary or simply because it's a Wednesday, music is the perfect themed gift that keeps on giving.

With so many options that come in different shapes, styles, and forms, the possibilities are seemingly endless as you seek to strike the right musical note to present to your loved one. Whether that person is a skilled musician, garage band enthusiast, or living room air guitar master, there are many directions one can explore between genres, instruments, products, and experiences. We’ve rounded up a wide-ranging list of subscription box gift ideas for music lovers and musicians, including monthly vinyl record deliveries, music lessons for all ages, and boxes of albums and accessories for nearly every musical genre. Musical novices, karaoke divas, and hardcore players alike will meet their match here- let's get this playlist started!

Music Gift Ideas for Your Virtual Concerts and Listening Sessions

1. Vinyl Moon


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The Cost: $26.00 per month + shipping. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Rated "one of the best gifts for music fans" by Billboard Magazine, Vinyl Moon is the first mixtape Record of the Month Club. Each volume contains a shuffled assortment of up-and-coming artists every month. Each record jacket is specially designed with amazing features by visual artists. It's an audiophile adventure of the ears!

Check out our Vinyl Moon reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $4.00, to Canada for $13.00, and most countries worldwide for $16.00.


2. Music Adventure Box

Music Adventure Box

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The Cost: $55.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: The Music Adventure Box is the perfect gift for children from aged 2 to 6. This monthly subscription box encourages children to love music through musical development, music gifts and more. And will, surely, introduce them to their new favorite song! Each box contains a combination of lapmats, sheet music, and instruments, and includes online music classes, videos, and recordings.

Ships free to the U.S. and to the rest of the world for $20.00.


3. Vinyl Record Club

Vinyl Record Club

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The Cost: $22.99 per month for the Standard plan or $35.99 per month for the Prime plan +$4.99 shipping to the U.S. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Build your retro vinyl collection by subscribing to the Vinyl Record Club. Music lovers receive six original records each month based on their preferred genre selections. These are original, working records - not re-issues - and may possess some wear. It's the perfect combination for old-school music enthusiasts and vintage record collectors that'll make them say, "Spotify who?" If purchased as a gift, just don't forget the turntable!

Ships to the U.S. only for $4.99.


4. Moshboxx


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The Cost: Plans start at $29.95 with free shipping to the U.S. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: The first subscription service dedicated to heavy rock music fans, Moshboxx offers much more than music. This unique gift also includes accessories like t-shirts, stickers, and posters, as well as personalized rock memorabilia, hand-written notes, and much more from your favorite heavy rock performers. The "Enter the Pit" box contains 4-8 items each month, but additional box options for purchase also exist.

Ships for free to the U.S.


5. Korea Box K-Pop Box

Korea Box K-Pop Box

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The Cost: Monthly plans start at $39.99 for the K-Pop Box, or $49.99 for the K-Pop Album Box. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: The K-Pop Box collection is the perfect music lover gift for fans interested in a mystery box of K-Pop and K-Drama accessories and merchandise. For the inclusion of a K-Pop album and bonus item, fans can score big with the premium version. Subscribers can also fill out a form listing their favorite Korean music sensation groups and celebrities for a more curated, personalized gift experience.

Ships to the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany for as low as $3.00, and to the rest of the world at varying rates.


6. Guitar Shop Tees

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The Cost: $25.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here! 

About the Subscription: If you've ever wondered how you could support and celebrate local guitar shops across the world, the Guitar Shop Tees subscription box is your answer. The "t-shirt club for guitarists" features boxes containing a limited-edition t-shirt commemorating independent guitar shops and other special items or "extras." It's the perfect way to support independent businesses and guitar players, keeping the music alive.

Ships free to the U.S. and to the rest of the world for $10.00. Check out our Guitar Shop Tees details to learn more.


7. The Era of EDM Crate

The Era Of EDM Crate

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The Cost: $40.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: A great gift idea for the true ravers, The Era of EDM is a subscription that offers fans of Electronic Dance Music a package of 4-6 curated items worth over $65.00 at retail. Items vary from t-shirts and hats to fanny packs and socks, other gadgets and accessories. This crate will have you amped for your eventual return to festival dance parties!

Ships free to the U.S. International shipping rates vary by region. Check out our Era of EDM details to learn more. 


8. The Helping Friendly Box

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The Cost: $45.00 per box (ships every other month). Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: A must-have for Phish heads, The Helping Friendly Box makes for a great gift as it features merchandise commemorating moments from recent Phish tours. Items include t-shirts, prints, pins, and other accessories. The Helping Friendly Box gives Phish fans the opportunity to always feel like they're on tour!

Ships to the U.S. and Canada.


9. The Metalhead Box

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The Cost: Bi-monthly plans start at $29.99. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Know the difference between "death", "thrash" and "heavy" metal music? Then The Metalhead Box is the personalized gift for you or your metal music-loving friend. Each bi-monthly box contains hand-picked music and merchandise from a team of uber-metalheads. They work with small and large record labels to provide subscribers a combination of albums, t-shirts, posters, and more.

Ships worldwide from the U.S.


10. Magic Room Brand

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The Cost: Subscription packages start at $8.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: for 10% off your first box.

About the Subscription: Magic Room Brand brings a forward-thinking, eco-friendly approach to making music. The subscription offering features 100% biodegradable guitar picks and drumsticks made from bamboo grass. Their product line offers better sound, great durability, and is completely sustainable - it even arrives in reusable bags and boxes! It's the perfect gift for someone intent on creating great music with an eye towards sustainability.

Ships worldwide from the U.S. Check out our Magic Room Brand details to learn more.


11. Fender Play

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The Cost: Following its 14-day free trial, Fender Play offers subscribers a $9.99 monthly plan or an annual subscription for $89.99. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Are you a music lover with an interest in picking up a stringed instrument but have no idea where to start? Give Fender Play a try. The subscription service from the popular music instrument maker offers beginners an immersive learning experience through its app for aspiring electric, bass, or acoustic guitar and ukulele players. The guided online program teaches the basics and will get you into a riff within minutes thanks to its carefully-crafted curriculum. Fender Play features high-quality, 4K production as well as split-screen and over-the-shoulder video to provide subscribers a memorable and educational experience. Plug in that bass guitar or go unplugged with an acoustic; this on-the-go friendly app is smartphone friendly, and makes the perfect gift for anyone looking to  pick up a tune.

Available on iOS and Android devices.


12. Guitar Crate

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The Cost: Plans from $10.00 for strings and guitar picks to $100+ for pedal subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Guitar Crate is a must-have subscription box for the avid guitar player. This monthly box offers a selection of guitar upgrades, including guitar picks, strings, pedals and more. Packages also include the necessary tools to keep your guitar tuned ahead of every show!

Ships free within the U.S. Check out our Guitar Crate details to learn more.


13. The Voice Box

The Voice Box

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The Cost: $29.16 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: A musical performance begins well before your favorite singer bellows their first song lyric, and The Voice Box is here to help you hit every music note. This subscription service offers luxury products to help maintain your vocal health and improve your sound quality! The Voice Box ships seven boxes over the course of a year featuring full and sample sizes of teas, seasonal supplements, vocal sprays and other inspirational information to take care of your voice. A perfectly-themed anniversary gift or Valentine's Day present for a friend or loved one.

Ships worldwide from the U.S.


14. Squilt


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The Cost: $20.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: You are the music teacher thanks to Squilt: a teaching method for children to better learn and focus on the most essential musical elements: rhythm, tempo, dynamics, instrumentation and mood. An abbreviation for Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time, Squilt is a unique gift that teaches your children the benefits of playing musical instruments, and becoming a music lover from a very young age through a simple, affordable curriculum of listening lessons and more.


15. MRCL


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The Cost: $22.00 per month for Club Lite and $44.00 per month for Club Standard. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Enjoy hand-picked sounds from around the world with MRCL's music club. Music lovers can expect to receive international and independent music spanning a wide range of genres across psychedelic rock, folk, fusion electronica, arabesque, and more. In the Club Lite subscription, a shipment with one brand new LP is delivered each month, whereas the Club Standard subscription includes 2 LPs. Never vintage, never used- MRCL is a great gift idea for someone interested in new, sealed sounds from the best indie musicians they've probably never heard of!

Ships worldwide from the U.K.


16. Vinyl Record Subscription

Vinyl Record Club

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The Cost: Plans from $30.00 per month + free shipping to the U.S. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Create a sound profile and tell VNYL about your (or the music lover in your life's) favorite artists. Then choose your "vibes" and genres each month to receive a curated, hand-picked album assortment featuring your favorite tunes. Boxes contain three vinyl records selected by the staff and are yours to keep. It's the perfect gift tailored to your retro-style sounds!

Ships to the U.S. only.


Know a great gift that pairs perfectly with your favorite song or jam session? A glass of wine. Learn more about wine subscription options here.

Looking for more information on music options? Check them out here.

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Ariel Sandler
Ariel Sandler
Ariel is adjusting to dad life after recently welcoming a daughter into the world. Before fatherhood (and, hopefully, still during), he enjoyed exercising, craft beer and coffee brands, and discovering new gadget and fashion trends. He's excited to join MSA because nothing is better than learning more about these passions than with a knock and a box at your door.

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I would add to the list to check out Downwrite.com. You can commission a personal song from tons of different artists – and it’s fairly reasonable in terms of cost. My husband is getting one for our anniversary!

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Lindsay Basher

We have a subscription to VNYL and I want to put it out there that the shipping delays are CRAZY. I have an order from 3 months ago I’m still waiting for. I’ve received 2 boxes from them so far and we’ve enjoyed the curation they’ve provided but holy cow….the wait is painfully long.

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I am excited about the guitar t-shirt sub for my husband. He is a Phish fan, much to my consternation- I just can’t get into it, but when I looked at the Friendly Helping Box, the box is geared towards women only. Which is great, but perhaps add that in the description.

Thanks for this list! There are a lot of great boxes and services here.

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Just ordered the guitar t shirt as a present. Looks great. They have 2 styles of ts – vintage and a heavier weight.

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If there was a box related to hardcore punk rock / old school-sounding hardcore punk rock, I’d be all over it. Don’t think one exists.

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