The airy, light sound of the flute can sound ethereal. It takes on a different quality when joined together with instruments in an orchestra or band. Years ago, I played the flute. I wasn’t that good, but I can appreciate the effort that goes into playing this instrument and the beautiful sound of the music. Some of these gifts for flute players will play to their ethereal side, while others will be more practical. Whichever gifts you choose, they are sure to earn you applause.
- Music Themed Game
- Bluetooth Beanie Hat
- Band Camp Movie Night
- Musical Wine Glasses
- Personalized Song
- Native American Flute
- Wall Art
- Flute Necklace
- Flute Cleaning Kit
- New York Philharmonic Tickets
- Funny T-shirt
- Flute Case
- Online Music Lessons
- Christmas Ornament
- Music Stand for Tablets
- Funny Mug
- Flute Popsocket
1. Music Themed Game
Game night gift for flute players
Just because they play the flute doesn’t mean that is the only music they like. When they aren’t playing their flute they will enjoy playing some music themed games with friends and family. Whether music trivia or a guess that tune game it will add extra fun to their next gathering.
2. Bluetooth Beanie Hat
Practical gift for flute players
These bluetooth speaker hats will keep her head warm while outdoors in the cooler months. While they are specifically marketed for females due to the hole for a ponytail, men with long hair will find these useful too.
3. Band Camp Movie Night
Funny gifts for band geeks
This is not for kids. But adults will love the raucous humor of these American Pie classics. Make it a double feature by starting with the original movie and then watching Band Camp. Follow Eugene Levy as he gets called in to run the camp for the summer, and watch the hijinks unfold.
Send them a popcorn gift basket so everyone will have plenty of snacks for movie night. Looking for a healthy alternative? This microwave popper doesn’t need oil and uses regular popcorn. It collapses for easy storage. Plus, they won’t have to waste time away from the movie to clean up. It can just pop into the dishwasher when they’re done. This is quick like traditional microwave popcorn, but without all the nasty chemicals.
4. Musical Wine Glasses
Unique gift for flute players
This unusual pair of wine glasses has measurements on the sides so they will know how far to fill them to hit each musical note.
If you get the party set, they can invite fellow musicians over to create a symphony with their wine! Better get them a few bottles so they can create music all night.
You can also give them a musical note wine stopper.
5. Personalized Song
Romantic gift for a flute player
They’re playing our song. Now you can give them a cool plaque they can scan to play that special tune. Customize it further by uploading a photo of you together. This is also a great best friend gift.
6. Native American Flute
Earthy gifts for flute players
This is a nice alternative to a regular flute. Anyone into Native American heritage will enjoy playing this. To learn how, they just need to follow the lessons on the DVD. It also comes with paints so they can decorate it themselves.
Maybe they would like to be soothed by the relaxing sounds of Native American flute music. There is a wide selection of CDs to choose from.
If they develop an interest in native American culture, you may want to choose a gift from among Native American wisdom books. They can incorporate their flute playing with spirituality or meditation.
7. Wall Art
Unique gifts for flute players
Some unique flute themed wall decor will make a musical statement at home.
Looking for more unusual gifts? Rep Decks are playing cards with excerpts of the most common audition music for instruments. The flute series makes a unique stocking stuffer for the flute player to practice playing the excerpts, or just as a novelty deck of cards.
For someone with a sweet tooth, get some chocolate flutes. These eccentric, thin chocolate sticks come in many flavors such as chocolate mint or chocolate amaretto. These also make a great flute teacher gift.
8. Flute Necklace
I don’t usually like necklaces, but I can’t help admiring the intricacy of these. Many of these keepsake necklaces can be made into personalized flute gifts with an initial or a birthstone. You can also choose a pair of earrings to match.
As a flute gift for him, get some cufflinks. Then he can wear them when he is playing his flute in a concert.
9. Flute Cleaning Kit
Practical flute gift ideas
Still not sure what to get for a flute player? If you want a practical gift, a cleaning kit is a good option. It is important for them to clean the inside of the instrument so that saliva doesn’t harm it. It is also important to keep the outside clean and polished. You don’t need to know anything about flutes to get a kit. It will have all the stuff the flute player needs for maintenance in one gift. A flute thumb rest is another practical accessory. For someone that plays for long periods of time, a thumb rest can help prevent fatigue. It also helps maintain proper finger placement. For those worried about germs when removing their mask to play, there are special flute masks with side holes for the flute to be inserted through. The inside of the mask has a space for their mouth to come in contact with the flute, allowing them to play while reducing germ transmission.
10. New York Philharmonic Tickets
Favorite gifts for flute players
What better gift can you get for a flute player than a concert by the New York Philharmonic? You will receive top billing when you give this gift. Get two tickets so you can enjoy this experience together. The best gift is the way you will feel when you see the look of awe on their face, as they watch and listen to this amazing musical group.
If you don’t live in the NY area, plan a trip to a concert. Start by giving them a musical note duffle bag with the tickets. This way they have something to pack their clothes in for the trip. If they already have luggage, get them a musical note luggage tag, making it easy to find their stuff in the airport. Then you can get airline and hotel reservations as presents for other holidays leading up to the concert.
Additional instruments for flute players
If you don’t know the first thing about flutes or flute accessories, no problem. Give them a similar instrument to challenge themselves, such as a harmonica.
Flute experts may want to try its more luxurious form, the Piccolo. Or traverse the ocean for Irish flutes. Who knows? They may have you dancing a jig before you know it.
12. Funny T-shirt
Wearable presents for flute players
I love these quirky t-shirts. My favorites are the ones that say, “My wand chose me”, with a picture of a flute. Any Harry Potter fan will love these too. As a cat person, I love the cat’s with sunglasses too. Everyone can always use more t-shirts. They are great for layering during the winter. They are comfortable for weekend wear, and they have breathable fabric for summer.
If you are looking for more than just a t-shirt, grab some flute socks for the feet. For cooler weather, get them a hoodie. They also have funny captions. You can even get some with ugly Christmas sweater designs.
13. Flute Case
Flute related gifts
A soft case with a shoulder strap makes for easy transport. Get one with side pockets to store cleaning gear and accessories.
For recording, get them a clip on microphone with bluetooth for recording to a cell phone, or one that connects to an amp for solo concerts. For new players, hole covers will help them learn how to play different notes, one at a time, so they can get the proper sound. They can easily be installed and removed.
For a funny flute related gift give them a clip on mustache. It attaches to their flute, making them look as if they have facial hair!
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
14. Online Music Lessons
Best gifts for flute players
Give them online flute lessons to improve their performance. There are many to choose from, and the best part is no more driving across town for lessons. These can be done at home at the convenience of the musician.
For additional lessons at home, there are many lesson books available. Some even come with a DVD. For extra practice, get a song book. They come in a range from classical solos by great composers to favorite Disney songs.
15. Christmas Ornament
Flute gift ideas for flute teachers
Teachers always end up with a collection of mugs that sit in the cupboard or too many keychains. However, they can’t have too many personalized ornaments to hang on their tree. If you have the ornament customized with the student’s name and year, their flute teacher will remember them every time they decorate their tree, long after the student has moved on. Of course, you can always get an ornament for the flute player as well, to commemorate their hard work and perseverance while learning this skill.
A useful gift for a flute teacher is a dry erase white board with a staff for writing musical notes. You can also get a musical note sticky notepad. Some of these are customizable. You could even get some musical note cookie cutters to make the flute teacher some home baked cookies. Nobody can ever have too many baked goods during the holidays.
16. Music Stand for Tablets
Useful gifts for flute players
My husband commented that he sees a lot of guitar players reading music from their phones or tablets instead of using traditional sheet music. A tablet or phone stand will make a great gift for flute players who get their music online.
If they are using traditional sheet music, you can get them a sheet music stand that will hold their music in place without the pages turning themselves. You can get them a sheet music folder as well, to keep everything organized.
17. Funny Mug
Flute themed gifts
Funny mugs are great for sipping coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, whatever their favorite beverage is.
To keep pace with their busy lives of practice and concerts, get them a musical note travel mug. For long practices, or days out at competitions, get a musical note lunch bag to keep their lunch and snacks in.
Flute gifts for kids
Kids often learn to play the recorder in elementary school if they attend one with a music program. If not, or if they want to get a headstart, give them one as a gift.
Turn bath time into a music lesson. Water flutes get filled with water to create musical notes when they blow into them. The only problem is, you may not be able to get them out of the tub! Remember the slide flute from when you were a kid? My sister had a plastic yellow one. It is important to develop an interest in music from a young age. Exposure to music helps the brain recognize patterns that help develop math skills later on.
19. Flute Popsocket
Gift ideas for flute players
Pop sockets are great for better grip while holding the phone, but they also work as a phone stand. This is especially useful for the flute player who gets their sheet music online. Most popsockets work on tablets as well. This is helpful for those that like the larger screen to make reading music easier.
For flute players who eat, sleep, and live music, get a musical note phone case. This way they can flaunt their love for music everywhere they go. You can even get a flute laptop sticker so they can decorate their laptop for school or work.