Have you been staring at those cans of green beans in your pantry and wondering if you can wrap up the lot as a gift for your grandma; your inner self whispering seductively, ‘grandma likes green beans’ in hopes of striking at least one name off your Christmas gift list?
Have you caught yourself rifling through the kitchen junk drawer, the top shelf of the linen cupboard or the deepest, darkest part of the closet where the ugly sweaters go to die in desperate desire to finish Christmas shopping while still dressed in your flannel pajamas?
When you find that baby shower gift for that woman in your office you didn’t know all that well and ditched the shower anyway still wrapped on the shelf in the garage, do you think to yourself, “Well, I’m sure someone on my list has a baby and maybe they’ll appreciate the yellow duckie paper” just to cross off another name?
Has the idea of regifting lost its shame and is now a challenge to see if you can remember who not to give what gift you got last year?
It’s easy to slip into a desperate dash in the season of synchronized shopping, scooping up items you don’t really need and no one in your family will want. That said, let me just say one world to you – music.
Music is the answer to all your holiday shopping needs.
There’s music itself. Certainly, there’s a favorite recording for each person on your list this year. With digital music, it becomes super easy to create collection of music for friends and loved ones. Whipping up a personal playlist of love songs for the special someone for each year of your relationship or favorite hymns from childhood for a dear auntie or just popular tunes from your teenage years for a best friend are easy and quick.
There’s musical instruments, kits for beginners, music making software, books about musicians, sweet musical gifts for lulling baby to sleep, music posters, music on socks and scarves, music instrument jewelry, music documentaries and music on CD, DVD and vinyl… That’s were the World Music Central Gift Guide comes into play. For the next couple of days, World Music Central will have a revolving list of musically-inspired gift ideas for every person on your list. Picking the perfect gift of music is simple as a scroll through our gift guide.
It’s that time of year when World Music Central gives our readers the skinny on what’s out there for the music lover on your list. We’ve got musically inspired gift ideas for your mom, your dad, your kids, your music teacher and even that odd uncle who wows the family with the first couple of bars of “Stairway to Heaven” played on the organ.
So, over the next days be sure to check out the daily goodies on our gift giving guide. You’re just a click away from being the rock star gift giver in your family this year.
Today’s portion of the Gift Guide is all about playing music. Isn’t about time your Uncle Fred finally took up the Irish whistle? Or perhaps your nieces or nephews would enjoy learning the joys of the autoharp? Maybe you have a secret wish to pick up the ukulele? With these beginner kits, learning to play an instrument is now all about practice, practice, practice.
Right about now that leopard print Snuggie is probably looking like a fine gift idea, as are the Troll Chia Pets and one of those plastic devices that allow you to cook fluffy scrambled eggs in your microwave. As we get closer to Christmas it’s easy to be lured and lulled into coughing up some cash for just about anything just so long as you’ll be done with the whole Christmas gift buying business.
While it might be tempting to fall victim to those his and hers camouflage car seat warmers, I’m asking you to step away from the phone and put that remote back on the table and check out some musically inspired gifts from this year’s World Music Holiday Gift Guide. Yes, we’ve got the goods. We’ve got sparkly things, charming doodads, practical gifts and tech savvy gifts for the music lover in your life.
Over the next couple of days, World Music Central will be offering up musically inspired gifts for the music junkies in your life, and perhaps a couple of gift ideas you’ll want for yourself. Big or small, pricy or affordable, World Music Central hopes you find that perfect gift.
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