The 40 Best Gifts For Music Lovers Who Travel

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Are you looking for Christmas gifts for music lovers who also love to travel? Or do you need music gifts for your audiophile friend’s birthday? Then you came to the right place. You will find 40 awesome music gift ideas on today’s list. From unique gifts for men and women to practical items such as headphones. There is a gift for any type of recipient.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.

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#1 Noise-canceling earbuds

Earbuds by Beats
Beats earbuds

How does gifting the opportunity to listen to music in peace and in high-quality sound?

Like a pretty damn good gift, right?

And that’s exactly what you can do with these noise-canceling earbuds by Beats!

They’re especially great for travelers because they are super small and lightweight.

I’ll have to be honest with you though. The noise-canceling option on earbuds is just not as good as the noise-canceling with over-ear headphones. For the simple fact that earbuds are just too small to block all sound waves from entering the ear canal.

But these ones by Beats do a decent job considering the fact that they’re earbuds. But if you are looking for gifts for music lovers who can’t stand background noise at all, check out the next gift.

#2 Noise-canceling headphones

Bose headphones
Bose headphones

The Bose headphones have been rated as one of the best noise-canceling headphones overall. So if you are looking for music gifts for business travelers or for people who really hate background noise, then these are the best option.

Yes, they are slightly bigger and heavier than earbuds, but with the foldable design and the small carry case, it’s still suitable for travelers.

#3 Music note earring studs

Earring studs in shape of music notes
Music note earring stud

Jewelry is always a good gift idea for women. And for women who love music, any music-themed piece of jewelry will do.

For example, this set of cute music note earring studs.

Though for more music-themed jewelry, check out #33 and #37.

#4 Portable bluetooth speaker

JBL portable speaker
JBL Go speaker

The JBL Go 3 is my go-to gift for travelers in general. Not just music lovers.


Because it’s a tiny, lightweight, waterproof, and dustproof speaker that still produces high-quality sounds (something music lovers greatly appreciate).

Obviously, you can also go for bigger portable speakers that have a longer battery life or produce louder sounds, but these will also be heavier and thus less practical for travelers.

#5 A ticket to a concert

People at a concert
Photo by Yvette de Wit on Unsplash

Alright, this is obviously the best gift for audiophiles; a ticket to see their favorite artists in concert!

Check out Ticketmaster to find concerts in the US.

Though, if it’s for a travel lover, it’s even better if it’s a concert in a foreign country. So they can combine the concert with a trip to a new country. For that, check out Viagogo.

If you are not sure what music the recipient is into, check out gift #15 might be a safer alternative.

#6 Musical instrument

Blue ukelele

Musical instruments are the best gifts for musicians and music lovers who would love to learn how to play a (new) instrument.

And for travel lovers, it’s even better if you pick an instrument from a country or state the recipient loves, such as a ukelele from Hawaii!

You can either go for a regular one on Amazon or go for the smart ukelele. The latter is a ukelele with LED lights that are connected to an app. Whatever song you pick from the app, the LED lights will show which corresponding chores you need. It’s a fast and fun way to learn new songs and chores.

# Travel-sized instrument

Portable saxophone
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

In the past, instruments were just too heavy to travel with. But not anymore!

Uncommon Goods offers travel-sized instruments, such as a saxophone or guitar. They are smaller and lighter and thus the best gifts for musicians who travel.

#8 Musical instrument class

What’s a musical instrument if you don’t know how to play it?

If you are looking for an extra gift to go with the instrument, an online class is always a good idea.

On MasterClass, you can find cool courses taught by celebrities, such as a ukelele class by Jake Shimabukuro. I would say, this is the coolest way to learn how to play an instrument. Unfortunately, you can’t find courses for all instruments on MasterClass.

On Udemy on the other hand, you can find online classes for basically any instrument you can imagine.

#9 Online masterclass from celebrities

Who doesn’t want to learn from the best?

As I explained before, MasterClass offers online courses that are taught by true masters in their fields, including music masters.

This is probably one of my favorite music gift ideas for anyone who loves music. You can find courses for all types of music, for example, a dance music class taught by my fellow Dutchman Armin van Buuren.

#10 Personalized message from their favorite artist

Cap with "famous" text
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

This is by far the most unique gift for music lovers; a personalized message from their favorite artist!

Yep, I’m not making this up. And no, it’s not a fake or video shopped (is that even a word?) video, but an actual video recorded by the artist him or herself, with a personalized message for your recipient.

Obviously, not all artists work together with Cameo, but there are at least over 1000 different musicians you can choose from.

#11 Wireless karaoke mic

karaoke microphone
Karaoke mic

Does your recipient love karaoke? And do they take every opportunity to take the mic?

From now on, they don’t have to find a microphone anymore, they can simply take their own mic everywhere.

#12 Production keyboard

Mini production keyboard
Mini production keyboard

Are you looking for music gifts for someone who loves producing and mixing music?

Then the mini production keyboard from Amazon is perfect. And for those who are often on the road, check out the next gift.

#13 Handheld music maker

Black music device
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This tiny handheld instrument is a great alternative to the production keyboard for travelers. Yes, it contains fewer sound effects, but it’s also about a fourth of the size.

So pick your gift wisely.

Does the recipient care about having the most features, or practicality for travel when it comes to mixing music?

#14 Music-themed phone case

Phone case with guitars
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

You can find over 27,000 different music-themed phone cases on Zazzle, so in case you were looking for gifts for music lovers who are addicted to their phones, head over to Zazzle!

Music gifts for mid budgets

#15 Concert gift card

Photo by David Balev on Unsplash

This is probably one of the safest music gift ideas on this list. And by safe, I mean that you can never go wrong with this gift.

It’s a gift card for StubHub, another site that offers tickets to concerts all around the US.

#16 Books for music lovers

Book titled: music the definitive guide

Music: The definitive visual history

This is one of the best gifts for musicians and historians; the complete visual guide to the history of music. The visual aspect of the book also makes it a great gift idea for people who love music but don’t enjoy reading as much.

Book titled: This is your brain on music
This is your brain on music

This is your brain on music: The science of human obsession

Pay attention if you are looking for cool music gift ideas for geeks (or just people who love science, like me)! Levitin’s book about what music does to our brain provides a fascinating inside into both your brain and the world of music.

Book titled: The great book of country
The great book of country

The great book of country

For my readers who are in need of music gift ideas for country lovers, “The great book of country” is the book you need.

#17 Passport covers with music theme

Passport cover with treble clef
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

These 400+ music-themed passport covers are the best gifts for music lovers who travel! They can protect their valuable passport in a cool music-styled case.

I quite liked the one with the treble clef and the option to personalize, but again, you can choose from over 400 different designs.

#18 Music subscription gift cards

Apple gift cards
Photo courtesy of Apple

This is another very safe gift option; music subscription gift cards, such as Apple Music or Spotify.

#19 Band shirt

Nirvana shirt

Band shirts will never get boring and thus will always be great gifts for music lovers.

The only thing you have to do is find out which band or artist the recipient likes, and then find a cool shirt!

#20 Music-related gifts for coffee lovers

Travel mug with text "music makes me happy"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Is the recipient a huge coffee lover?

Then one of the music-themed travel mugs on Zazzle is the gift you need.

#21 Guitar-shaped photo frame

Guitar shaped photo frame
Guitar-shaped photo frame

Do you need unique music gifts for a housewarming party?

Then this photo frame in the shape of a guitar is perfect!

#22 Game for music lovers

Mixtape game for music lovers
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for fun music gifts for people who love games?

Then Mixtape is the gift you need.

In short, it’s kind of like Cards Against Humanity, except instead of funny phrases, each player picks a song they think matches best with the description on the scenario card.

For more music-related gifts for game lovers, check out #38.

#23 Music-related cookbooks

Book titled dark side of the spoon, the rock cookbook
Dark side of the spoon

Dark side of the spoon

Can’t decide between music gifts or cooking gifts? Why not give both with a cool music-themed cookbook? For example, this cookbook with 30 recipes that are somehow related to rock legends.

Book titled: booze and vinul
Booze & Vinyl

Booze & Vinyl: A spirited guide to great music

For music-related gifts for alcohol lovers, this is the book I recommend. It includes a total of 70 cocktail recipes to pair with 70 classic hits from between the ’50s and the ’00s.

Book titled: mosh potatoes
Mosh potatoes

Mosh Potatoes: recipes, anecdotes, and mayhem from the heavyweights of heavy metal

The last cookbook on the list is a gift that’s perfect for heavy metal lovers.

#24 Swim trunks for men

Man wearing swim trunk with music not print
Music note swim trunks

I would say, this is one of the best music gifts for men who love to swim; a swim trunk with music notes on it.

So even when they’re chilling at the beach, they can still show their love for music.

#25 DIY pick maker

Device to make guitar picks
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is one of the coolest gifts for music lovers who play the guitar. A device that allows them to make their own picks from any type of card!

It could be from a public transport card they used while traveling, or a student card from their time studying abroad. They can literally turn any memory into a guitar pick.

#26 Music-themed wall art

Poster with colorful headphones
Watercolor headphones

I could make an entire post with all the cool music-related wall art I found when I gathered these music gift ideas.

I picked this colorful headphone, but if this is not really your style, check out Amazon for more options because I guarantee, you will find plenty!

#27 Vinyl record world map clock

Clock made of vinyl record
Vinyl record clock

This clock literally ticks all the boxes when it comes to being the perfect music gift for someone who travels.

It’s made from an old vinyl record, it contains the map of the world, and it’s a super cool item for someone’s home.

Also, check out these cool travel-themed clocks.

#28 Sleep mask headphones

Sleep mask
Sleep mask headphones

This is one of the best gifts for people who use music to fall asleep. Instead of wearing uncomfortable headphones to bed, they can use this sleep mask. Essentially, it’s a headphone (it can connect to a phone through Bluetooth and play music) and a sleep mask, combined in one.

Music gifts for small budgets

#29 Music-themed socks

Socks with "music snob"
Music snob socks

Gifting socks will never get old, especially not if you go for socks that are related to the recipient’s favorite hobby. In this case, music! They are perfect gifts for music lovers aka music snobs.

#30 Coloring book for adults

Coloring book for adults
Music-themed coloring book

Essentially, coloring books for adults just include slightly more advanced designs. But what’s cool about these adult coloring books is that they can actually help adults to calm down and reduce stress.

So if the recipient seems a bit stressed out, this is one of the most thoughtful music-related gifts you can get.

#31 Drumstick pens

Pens that look like drum sticks
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Do you need music-related gifts for someone who is always drumming and finding the rhythm?

Then this set of two drumstick pens is the gift you need.

#32 Music-themed luggage tags

Luggage tag in the shape of a cassette
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Music-related luggage tags are another example of great practical gifts for music lovers who travel.

With one of the 3600+ unique music designs from Zazzle, they will always be able to find their luggage.

#33 Music gifts for women: necklace

Treble clef pendant
Treble clef pendant

If you are looking for cute and small music-related gifts for her, then this necklace in the shape of the treble clef is the gift you need.

For more cute music-inspired jewelry check out #37.

#34 Songwriter’s journal

Journal for songwriters
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

No more lyrics on a napkin, or song notes on the back of an old envelope, with this journal, songwriter’s can keep track of their songs in a structured and fashionable way.

#35 Ticket album

concert ticket album
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Photos can be saved in a photo album, but what should music lovers do with all their precious concert tickets?

From now on, they can store them with written notes in this ticket diary!

#36 Music-themed tote bags

Tote bag with heart and music notes
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for small, cute, sustainable, and practical gifts for music lovers who travel?

Then the tote bag is what you need.

Yep, that’s right. This tiny item ticks all of those boxes. And what’s even cooler is that there are over 23,000 different music-related tote bags on Zazzle!

#37 Music note ring

Ring in the shape of a music note
Ring with music note

Do you want more music gifts for women?

How about this super simple, yet elegant ring in the shape of a music note?

It’s sweet, small, and great for women who love music.

#38 Deck of cards in music theme

Deck of cards with famous artists
Music-themed deck of cards

This deck of cards with images of iconic artists is another cool music-related gift for people who love to play games.

#39 Personalized guitar picks

Tin with personalized guitar picks
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Personalized gifts are generally my favorite gifts.

So if you are looking for thoughtful personalized music-related gifts, then a container with 5 personalized picks is perfect!

#40 Music-themed keychain

Keychain with treble clef
Music keychain

For people who travel a lot, a small gift is usually the best option. That way, they can easily take your gift on a trip. And one example of such a cute small gift is this keychain in the shape of a treble clef.

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Final note on gifts for music lovers

Alright, these were the 40 awesome music gift ideas I had for you today. Not sure what to buy yet? Have a look at the editor’s top three.

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