If you have a cellist friend or family member and you wish to buy him or her a great cello gift but you are all out of ideas, you have come to the right place! As we all enjoy good music and your cellist friend can create it from virtually thin air, an appreciation music-related gift that will show your buddy how much you value his or her skills, enjoy the music, and really care may be just the kind of encouragement your favorite cello player needs.
In case a thoughtful appreciation present sounds nice but you have absolutely no clue what kind of items or experiences a cellist would enjoy, don’t worry! We did the legwork and came up with a list of the best gift ideas for cellists that will wow every cellist.
1. 2Cellos Concert Tickets
One of the best gifts for cello players ever
2Cellos is a renowned Croatian cellist duo – two classically trained cellists that play instrumental arrangements of well-known pop, rock, classical, and movie songs. They are a true cello phenomenon. Given the fact that they have millions of non-cellist fans, your average cello player is probably downright obsessed with them. If that is also the case for your cellist friend, then buying him or her a concert ticket for 2Cellos is one of the best gifts for cello players ever!
Your friend may also appreciate a 2Cellos vinyl or would enjoy listening to their spectacular songs and covers on Apple Music, which would require a subscription.
2. Cello Lessons
A valuable gift for cello players
Most cellists’ biggest dream is to one day play this fascinating instrument like Mstislav Rostropovich (or 2Cellos). While achieving this ambitious goal may be entirely possible, it certainly requires a huge amount of patience, practice, and lessons. Buying your cellist friend cello lessons would make a valuable present that will tell them that you support their mission and that you are willing to help them make their dreams come true in any way you can.
There are numerous online cello lessons available. You can also buy your friend lessons at TakeLessons or I Music School.
3. Cello Music Book
A wonderful cello music gift
Nothing makes a passionate cellist as happy as playing the cello. Therefore, a popular cello songbook would make a great gift for cellists. It is a musical gift that will give your friend a fresh new challenge, tons of musical joy, and will keep them occupied for weeks before they learn to play the songs properly. Just make sure to buy a songbook featuring your friend’s favorite songs or genre.
Depending on your friend’s musical taste, he or she may love Bach’s cello suites or a selection of Disney songs. A selection of Christmas songs, on the other hand, would make a charming Christmas gift for cellists.
4. Sheet Music Stand
A practical gift for musicians
Unless he or she knows and plays all songs by heart, every cellist, as well as most other musicians, need a sheet music stand. It is a practical gift for musicians in general – one your beloved cellist friend surely needs and may appreciate.
When it comes to stands, cellists also need a cello stand, a reliable place to put their large and heavy instruments. If you decide to buy a cello stand, choose the best-selling one. And when it comes to a sheet music stand, it’s also best to opt for a popular stand with excellent reviews.
5. Cello Case Tag
A unique cello gift idea
As you may know, cellists carry their huge instruments around in large cases. While in a household there may be just one cellist and there is no doubt whom the case and instrument belong to, at an orchestra practice where there are lots of cellists, cellos, and cello cases, things might get confusing. Therefore, it’s best if every cellist tags his or her cello case with a cello case tag.
Luckily, there are lots of cute cello case tags available. You can choose a cute set with a note design or a thoughtful personalized one.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
6. Cello Strings
A useful gift for string players
Cello strings get worn out – often or rarely, depending on how regularly the cellist plays his or her instrument and how well he or she maintains it. As such, every cellist must have an extra set of strings to replace the old ones. Replacing the old strings with the new ones will improve the quality of the sound the instrument produces and enhance the playing experience.
You want to opt for a set of high-quality and durable strings, therefore choose a best-selling steel-core set of strings or a set of aluminum-magnesium cello strings, which are said to be some of the best. However, make sure to choose the right string length depending on your friend’s cello size and to choose strings your friend (who is the expert after all) likes the best.
7. Cello Necklace
A lovely gift for cello lovers
When it comes to adorable cello gift items, almost nothing compares to cute cello necklaces. Cello-themed bracelets and earrings may also be lovely, but a necklace with a cello pendant, which your cellist friend will be able to keep close to her (or his) heart, is probably the most charming piece of cello-related jewelry. It can serve as a lucky charm and a lovely accessory at cello practice sessions and performances.
Your cellist buddy may love a tiny little cello necklace or a personalized one with her (or his) initials.
8. Cello-themed T-shirt
A funny cello-related gift
Passionate cellists tend to love their cellos, the music they can create with them, and everything cello-related, both items and experiences. And they can surely appreciate a cello-themed t-shirt, especially if it features a witty, funny, or inspirational design that makes them smile every time they look in the mirror. Therefore, a cello-themed t-shirt would be a cool gift for cello lovers.
Your favorite cello geek is likely to love a funny ‘Just Cellin’’ t-shirt, a ‘Cellists don’t get in treble’ tee, or a bear playing cello t-shirt.
9. Cello Mug
A motivational cello-themed gift
One of the kindest things you can do for your cellist friend is to make sure that he or she always starts the day on a good note. Surely, he or she will need a morning cup of coffee or tea, but the mug matters as well! And every true cello enthusiast would agree that the mug has to be cello-related. Other mugs simply don’t stand a chance! Regardless of whether you choose a funny or motivational mug, it would make for a great gift for cello players.
Opt for a thoughtful personalized cello mug or a funny cello evolution mug. A funny cello teacher gift mug, on the other hand, would make an excellent gift for cello teachers.
10. Cello Puzzle
A fun gift for cello lovers
If your cellist friend happens to be the type of person who enjoys an occasional game night with his or her friends or family members or if he/she prefers to kick back on his own with a puzzle, in both cases, your pal may enjoy a cello-themed puzzle, which is definitely one of the most fun gift ideas for cellists.
Your favorite cello player in the world could possibly like a wooden 3D cello puzzle or they might prefer a regular cello-themed jigsaw puzzle.