Out-of-the-ordinary music gifts
Looking for a gift for the musician in your life? Whether it's your husband who likes to jam on his acoustic guitar, your piano-playing daughter or your nephew the DJ, we've got unique gift ideas for all the music lovers on your shopping list.
Make your own vinyl notebook
The '70s are calling
Go old school with this iPhone 5 cover that looks deceptively like a cassette tape. It's a real conversation starter (CafePress, $25).
The new boom box
This limited-edition JAMBOX wireless speaker/speakerphone is being sold in partnership with Charity: Water. Fifty dollars from each sale will go toward bringing clean drinking water to those in need (Charity: Water, $199).
A cut above
If your Gibson-strumming husband's talents extend into the kitchen, he'll love this handmade set of guitar-shaped cutting boards (Etsy, $30).
Not everyone who appreciates music is talented at making music (or so I'm told when I belt out Kelly Clarkson songs). This vintage-looking headset T-shirt is perfect for those who simply like to listen to the good stuff (Crazydogtshirts.com, $17).
Now you're cooking with sass
Know a chef with monster drum chops? With a flip of the wrists, these wooden mixing spoons turn into drumsticks — perfect for tapping out a beat on pots and pans while making dinner (Amazon, $11).
Wrap yourself in music
Need a gift for the kids' piano teacher? This infinity scarf will make it clear she has a passion for Paganini (Etsy, $20).
Don't worry — this iPod isn't actually dunked in a coffee mug. It's a music mug with a hidden plug and speaker (Generate, $69).
The strangest instrument you'll ever own
What exactly is this smiling musical note? It's a Japanese instrument called an Otamatone, and we bet you've never seen anything like it. Hit "Play" on this Bohemian Rhapsody YouTube video and prepare to be amazed — or at least mildly amused (eBay, $46).
Want more? Check out our guide to the best gifts for the music-loving man.