Christmas 2022: 10 awesome gift ideas for a music fan

Treat the audiophile in your life to something special this Christmas, by checking out our list of the best presents for music fans below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Nov 2022

Buying presents for people at Christmas can be one of the most stressful tasks of the festive season. Nowadays it feels like everyone has everything and, particularly music fans, who can be a picky bunch at the best of times, can be even harder. But do not fear, Skiddle is here, and we've got a ready-made list of all the best possible presents for those music fans in your life. 

Whilst the obvious answer for music fans is live music, and we've got lots of this on the list, it's often the other presents that people struggle with. But we've got that covered too. From headphones to custom vinyl to musically themed lego, there are some great presents for the people in your life who love music right here on this list. 

So what are you waiting for, scroll down this list and check out all the amazing presents we think the music fans in your life will love, it will, if anything, surpass all the stress of present buying!

 

 

Koss "Porta Pro" On-Ear Headphones

Image: Jorgen Stovne on Facebook

Koss is a brand that has been making top-quality audio equipment for over 50 years now, the first Stereophone (SP/3) in the world was created by John C. Koss and Martin Lange in 1958, and ever since that revolutionary invention they've gone from strength to strength. Now, in the modern era, their uniquely designed headphones are making a big comeback thanks to their retro/Y2K aesthetics, alongside surprisingly good sound for the affordable price point (£40-£50 depending on the model). So if the Music lover you're buying for this Christmas also thrives on a vintage/retro look, then look no further than these nifty numbers, the only hard part is not buying a pair for yourself as well.

 


 

Parklife Festival 2023

When: Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June 2023

Where: Heaton Park in Manchester

When buying a present for a music lover there is truly only one thing that will get them the most excited, and that is live music. Now, if this is a significant other, or just a really close friend, then the very best thing you can get for them is a festival ticket, as it's kind of a present for both of you (as you can grab yourself one as well). However, where to go can often be the question, well, we've got two options on this list, and for all of you lovers of dance music, flaring LEDs, two-stepping, and the occasional bit of pop, then Parklife truly is the only place to be. The huge festival has won multiple awards and it's easy to see why it's Manchesters' biggest party of the year! So impress the person you're buying for this year, and get down dancing together!

 

Tickets for Parklife Festival 2023

 

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Custom Vinyl Record

 Image: Printyourvinyl on Facebook

Now this one is an incredible idea that we can't believe we haven't heard of up until now. The company Printyourvinyl will, on their website, let you design your album cover and rear then let you choose up to ten songs that will go on both sides of the record, which will be printed and shipped to you. It's an incredibly thoughtful gift for that music lover in your life and can encapsulate your favourite songs and how they have brought you together. Whilst it is slightly on the expensive side at £100, they often do sales, where you can pick one up for just over £50. Despite being a bit pricey, we can't think of a more thoughtful gift for that music lover in your life. 

 


 

N-Dubz Reunion Tour

When:  Friday 7th July 2023

Where: Stanmer Park in Brighton

Whilst we can hear a collective groan from you music snobs reading this, for those of you who have a more carefree attitude, we imagine there are some fond memories of N-Dubz. One of the quintessential noughties UK rap/pop trios, Dappy, Tulisa, and Fazer \are back in the 2020s for a nostalgia-fuelled reunion of the highest order. So, if the person you buying for used to blast Playing with Fire from their iPods back when you were younger, we can't think of any better present to put a big smile on their face. Just make sure you're on it with tickets, it will likely sell out quick!

 

Tickets for Parklife Festival 2023

 

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A New Turntable

Image: Audio - Technica Thailand on Facebook

If the person you're looking to buy for has either taken a full-blown interest in the special musical black discs, is interested in getting involved, or has a battered old Crosley that is doing more bad than good to their records, then a new turntable should be high on your list of things to buy. Our recommendation is definitely this Audio Technica LP60 pictured above. Audio technical are a brand highly renowned for its turntables, and this entry-level model is one that will produce much crisper tones than a portable record player, whilst not breaking the bank. It's the perfect gift for the one in your life who wants to make the leap into physical music. just warn them that it comes with strings attached; they will end up spending a lot more money on records, it's a bit of an addiction. 

 


 

Highest Point Festival 2023

When: Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th May 2023

Where: Williamson Park in Lancaster

When buying a present for a music lover there is genuinely only one thing that will get them the most excited, and that is live music. Now, if this is a significant other, or just a really close friend, then the very best thing you can get for them is a festival ticket, as it's a present for both of you (as you can grab yourself one as well). However, where to go can often be the question, well, we've got two options on this list, and for those of you who prefer live music with instruments and a more relaxed vibe filled with beer and good times with family and friends, Highest Point is the festival to buy as a present. So impress the person you're buying for this year, and get down for a good old-fashioned sing-a-long!

 

Tickets for Highest Point 2023 

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Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
Thursday Tickets
Thursday Adult 2016 Price Ticket
Only 1000 available. Entry to Thursday only. 18+
£38.50
(£35.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Thursday Adult Ticket
Entry to Thursday only 18+
£43.45
(£39.50 + bf)
Thursday 13-17 Kids Ticket
Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 30+ at all times / 1 adult per 2 minors
£22.00
(£20.00 + bf)
Thursday 0-12 Kids Ticket
Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times / 1 adult per 2 minors
£0.00
Three Day Tickets
Three Day Adult 1st Release Ticket
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Entry Only. 18+
£159.50
(£145.00 + bf)
Three Day 13-17 Kids Ticket
Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 30+ at all times / 1 adult per 2 minors
£88.00
(£80.00 + bf)
Three Day 0-12 Kids Ticket
Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times / 1 adult per 2 minors
£0.00

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Pocket DJ Mixer

Image: Uncommon Goods on Facebook

Is the person your buying for someone that you just can't get away from their decks? Someone that thinks about their music 24/7? Or maybe even someone who just has all the kit under the sun and it takes a lot to move? Well, this Christmas, a great present for them is this nifty little pocket DJ mixer. This packs lots of the essential necessities to mix a track into a small package perfect for mixing on the go. Versatile and easy to use, the mini mixer needs no power source—just plug it into the headphone jack of your mp3 player, laptop, or phone and instantly amp up your own beats. The perfect prezzie for your resident house party DJ. 

 


 

Shame at Invisible Wind Factory

When: Wednesday 8th March 2023

Where: Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

If it's a present for a music fan, then really, the best thing to get for them is tickets to some live music. So, if said person is a fan of indie and post-punk, then the recently announced tour by South London rockers Shame should be the perfect choice. Having just announced Food for Worms, their explosive third record, alongside an incredible first single 'Fingers of Steel' (which sees the band venture into unexplored sonic territories), they are one of the best bands on the circuit right now. It's their biggest-ever headline tour, so if they're a fan, or even if you just think they will be, tickets for this will make the perfect gift.

 

Tickets for Shame at Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
General Admission
16+
£19.69
(£17.50 + bf)

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Lego Jazz Quartet

Image: Brick by Brick on Facebook

Whilst it's all well and good getting the music fan in your life some extensive bit of kit or tickets to a gig, something with Christmas, we want to get someone something a bit fun as well. That's where this awesome Jazz Quartet set from Lego comes in. Watch as their eyes light up in childish delight as they rip off the packaging and see this inside, as it's a damn sight more complex than the lego when we were kids, and looks incredible. It's bound to make anyone smile and will be a great way to pass the time on Christmas Day building it. A more lighthearted gift, but one that will come with heaps of appreciation, as who doesn't like Lego?

 


 

Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Wilkinson, Friction & more

When: Saturday 11th February 2023

Where:  Blackstone Street Warehouse in Liverpool

Reading through this list, you may have been thinking, well the person I'm buying for is much more of a go-out-and-skank-around-a-sweaty-room-filled-with-euphoric-strangers type of person. Well, don't worry, we haven't forgotten about them, as this incredible Drum and Bass event in Liverpool will be the perfect present for them. Brought to you by Worried About Henry and Chibuku, the night brings many genre heavyweights all together under one roof for a night of skanking and incredible vibes. It's truly the perfect present for the friend who loves the session. Just get the tickets asap, this will sell out.

 

Tickets for Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Wilkinson, Friction & more

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
Final Release £36.00
(£32.50 + bf)
BLACK FRIDAY OFFER 20% OFF £25.77
(£23.20 + bf)
SOLD OUT
PRESALE First Release £21.15
(£19.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
PRESALE Second Release £26.65
(£24.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
PRESALE Third Release £32.15
(£29.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
General Release £32.15
(£29.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT

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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

 

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