Who doesn’t love the sound of the accordion. We associate it with Italian love songs, Mariachi bands, and German beer halls. If you aren’t familiar with the accordion, it is a box shaped instrument which uses bellows to create sound. The bellows push air past a reed to create music.
If you know someone who plays the accordion or just someone who loves its nostalgic sounds, then these accordion gifts are sure to please.
1. Accordion Music
Accordion gifts for music lovers
When they aren’t playing, get them some music to listen to, whether classic Paris cafe or Irish folk tunes. This is also a great gift for those who love the sounds of the accordion but don’t play it themselves.
Or add to their record collection with accordion music on vinyl. If they don’t already have a record collection, now may be the time to start one. Vinyls are becoming popular once again.
If they don’t have a record player, get one of them too. Even if they already have one, it is probably time for an upgrade. The new ones come with Bluetooth.
2. Accordion Player Wall Art
Accordion themed gifts
Accordion lovers will love viewing images of their favorite instrument displayed on their wall. You can get single panels or multiple panels, depending on the space they have.
Readers will enjoy learning about the history of this instrument with a book about accordions.
Maybe they will want to create their own songs while in the kitchen with magnetic poetry for music lovers. They can express themselves with silly song lyrics while cooking dinner.
3. Kalimba Thumb Piano
Accordion Christmas gifts
They already have an accordion. Maybe they want to challenge themselves by learning to play a similar instrument. The Kalimba is a small African instrument also called a thumb piano. This smaller accordion relative is portable and will introduce them to a whole different culture.
On the other hand, they may want to try something larger. The harmonium is also a keyboard reed instrument, but its large size makes it less portable.
Maybe their child wants to follow in their footsteps. Give them an accordion for kids. These are usually plastic, which makes them much lighter in weight than traditional accordions.
4. Gig Bag
A gig bag will protect their instrument when traveling to performances or lessons. Plus they can store reeds and music in the pockets.
Accordions weigh approximately 12 pounds. That may not seem like a lot, but it is. Think about carrying a 10 pound bag of flour around with you for an hour. Wrist weights or ankle weights for workouts are usually only between 2-5 pounds. An accordion, while sounding beautiful, kills their back. A padded shoulder strap will help them prevent strains.
They will also benefit from a finger strengthener. These strengthen finger muscles needed for playing keyboard instruments as well as guitars.
5. Online Music Course
Gifts for accordion players
What better gift to give someone than online music lessons. The course is prerecorded, not live, so they can do the lessons whenever it is convenient for them. These are available for other instruments as well.
Or you can give them a music lesson book with a DVD as another alternative for learning in the comfort of their own home. In addition to learning to play the accordion, you can also give them lessons for reading music.
While they don’t currently offer accordion as a choice, Master Class offers other music lessons from famous people. So if they want to branch out they can learn how to write songs with John Legend or practice the art of performance with Usher.
6. Accordion Book Lamp
Cool gifts for accordionists
Although these lamps are designed as books, they also look like accordions. This makes a whimsical decoration for accordion enthusiasts.
Music lovers will also love a musical notes clock.
Or give them an accordion player metal figure to display on their desk at work or on a curio shelf at home.
7. Accordion Keychain
Small accordion gifts
If you are looking for a small accordion gift, a keychain is perfect. This can be tied on top of another gift with a ribbon as a present topper, or given by itself. It is also just the right size to place in a Christmas stocking.
A Christmas tree ornament can be hung on the tree Christmas morning as a surprise gift. This is also a great gift to give someone you won’t be seeing on the holiday. Give them the gift ahead of time. Then they can hang it on the tree to enjoy throughout the season.
A pendant also makes a perfect stocking stuffer, but it can also be used as a romantic Valentine gift for an accordion player.
8. Accordion Phone Case
Cool accordion gifts
You’ve heard the expression you can’t take it with you. But now they can! They can carry their love for accordions wherever they go with a themed phone case.
Music note paper clips will add some whimsy and help them organize desk clutter at work. They can also use them to clip pages together in a song book, to hold it open while reading the music. Give these along with a book about accordions, and they can use them for bookmarks.
Coffee drinkers will appreciate an accordion themed mug with some gourmet coffees. This is sure to give them a boost while playing.
9. Musical Note Tie
Wearable accordion gifts
They can carry their love of music with them throughout the day by wearing a music themed tie to work.
You can add a musical note tie clip with the gift to keep their tie from getting in their coffee or stuck in their accordion while playing!
Create a musical ensemble by giving accordion socks as well.
For weekends, dress them in a wardrobe of funny accordion themed t-shirts.
Then make sure to get them an accordion apron for grilling or cooking up tasty meals in the kitchen.