What do you buy someone who plays the piano? Well, as a piano player, I can assure you first hand, that we don’t need much other than the instrument and some tunes to play. As your beloved pianist probably already has both, it’s best to choose a cute gift for piano players that originates from their passion and reminds them of what is probably the biggest joy in their lives, music, even when they are not playing.
To make things as simple as possible, I did my research and came up with a list of the best gift ideas for pianists. Regardless of whether you are looking for birthday or Christmas gifts for pianists, piano gifts for adults or kids, or gifts for beginner piano players or pros, you will surely be able to find a present for a pianist that will hit exactly the right note.
- Personalized Music Page Holder
- Songwriter Cards
- Classical Music Concert Tickets
- Cute Piano Purse
- Piano Lessons
- Musical Rings
- Kalimba Thumb Piano
- Piano Desk Caddy
- Piano Music Book
- Piano Polish
- Piano Cheese Board
- Piano Blanket
- Piano T-Shirt
- Piano Mug
- Music Journal
- Piano Music Box
- Piano Jewelry
- Bluetooth Speakers
- Piano Wall Art
- Piano Book
1. Personalized Music Page Holder
A superb piano accessories gift
As a pianist, I understand the struggles of keeping your piano book open at the right page while playing with both hands all too well. And I am here to tell you that having a music page holder is a must-have practical gift that simplifies the life of any piano player. If you choose a personalized one featuring the recipient’s name, initials, or an encouraging phrase, it would add a personal note to the practical present.
A personalized engraved music page holder that comes in silver, goal, or black would make a lovely personalized gift for pianists and so would a cute note-shaped one.
2. Songwriter Cards
Composer gifts for piano players
Do they like creating their own music? These cards are meant to inspire and end writer’s block. These make a great gift for any musician who likes to take their craft a step further.
3. Classical Music Concert Tickets
A magnificent gift for piano lovers
The renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Chances are that your beloved musician would strongly agree. As the average person tends to find visiting a concert exciting, a pianist, who is obviously a huge music lover, would probably call it an almost transcendent experience. Therefore, a ticket for a classical music concert is undoubtedly one of the best gift ideas for piano players.
If your friend prefers to listen to classical music on his/her own, you can buy him/her a monthly or yearly subscription to a music streaming service, such as Idagio, which focuses primarily on classical music, Apple Music, or Spotify.
4. Cute Piano Purse
Piano gift for her
If she likes to travel light, this cute purse with a piano emblem is the perfect gift. Its crossbody design leaves her hands free. Plus it is just the right size for a cell phone and a few cards.
5. Piano Lessons
A useful gift for piano students
If you are looking for the perfect gift for beginner piano players, look no more, as your musical friend will probably appreciate (and benefit from) piano lessons with a great piano teacher more than anything else. If your friend’s dream is to play Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee the way it is meant to be played, they will need an excellent maestro, after all.
In case your friend prefers to learn on his/her own, you can help him or her by paying a subscription to a great app for online piano lessons, such as Skoove or Simply Piano.
6. Musical Rings
Unique gift for piano players
When they don’t have a piano, they can use this technology to create music anywhere. These rings can create keyboard sounds as well as drum beats. This is a great way for them to experiment with sound and even create their own songs.
7. Kalimba Thumb Piano
A portable gift for keyboard players
A kalimba thumb piano is one of the oldest and most natural instruments. It is lightweight and portable and incredibly easy to play, especially for piano players, which tend to find their way around a kalimba in no time. Giving your beloved pianist a kalimba thumb piano will enable them to learn something new and express themselves musically even outdoors, where there is no way to bring their giant instrument.
Choose a 17-key wooden kalimba thumb piano, a blue kalimba for both beginners and professionals, or a tiny 8-key mini kalimba.
8. Piano Desk Caddy
An adorable piano gift
Musicians and other artists by heart tend to be more prone to replaying their favorite songs in their heads instead of remembering mundane details about their daily chores. To make sure your artistic friend never misses a memo ever again, buy him/her a piano desk caddy that comes with cute little note cards saying ‘Just a little note’. It makes for an adorable gift for a forgetful piano player.
Alternatively, you can choose a piano desk caddy that can hold your friend’s pens and other office supplies.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
9. Piano Music Book
One of the very best gifts for piano players
Now, this is a gift that gives me goosebumps – one that every piano player would be thrilled to get. Getting your favorite pianist a music book that contains some of their all-time favorite songs (either classical or modern) will give them a new exciting challenge, a mission, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in great tunes, which is the best gift you can possibly give a true pianist.
When it comes to piano music books, there are so many great options! You can choose 100 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos Ever, a collection of Disney songs, the best Christmas song collection, etc.
10. Piano Polish
A shiny and useful present for pianists
Every pianist knows that a piano is an exquisite instrument as well as an elegant piece of home decor. It deserves to be treated with respect and pampered. To help your piano player pamper their favorite instrument, you can buy them a piano polish, which will help prevent fading and keep the instrument in top shape.
Choose a piano polish bundle with a high gloss polish and a microfiber polishing cloth or an all-in-one cleaner, polish, and piano wax.
11. Piano Cheese Board
A delicious gift for piano players
If your friend is a piano player and a foodie all rolled into one, you gotta get him or her a wooden piano cheese board and toolset! The cheese board is made of bamboo and it features a grand piano shape and a lid that opens to display the tools inside. The stainless steel tools include a cheese fork, a cheese knife, and a corkscrew.
Instead, you can cheer your musician up with a personalized cheese cutting board or a piano serving board.
12. Piano Blanket
A cozy gift for keyboard players
Music truly is a magical thing and every pianist would surely agree! It is something you can hear and feel, something that can heighten your senses and elevate your emotions. Now, wouldn’t it be amazing if music was also something one can touch and snuggle into? Well, if one has a warm and soft blanket featuring piano keys and music notes, it almost is! Give your pianist friend the opportunity to wrap themselves with their biggest joy – music, by buying them a cuddly piano blanket.
An elegant black and white piano blanket, a reversible microfiber piano fleece throw, or a personalized piano blanket would all make a cozy piano gift.
13. Piano T-Shirt
A fashionable or funny gift for piano players
A piano T-shirt is a great piano gift as it gives the one who wears it the opportunity to express their feelings about pianos and music to everyone he or she meets. A T-shirt with an intriguing or funny motif allows the person to be interesting or witty without saying or doing anything. Plus, it looks good, because, let’s face it – piano keys are just so freakishly sleek and stylish.
Choose a cool and witty ‘I don’t make mistakes when playing the piano’ tee, a cool ‘Make music’ t-shirt, or one with a piano necktie, which would be an awesome gift for male pianists.
14. Piano Mug
A beautiful and fun present for pianists
Make sure your beloved pianist starts his or her day on the right foot with a soothing cup of hot coffee or tea served in an uplifting mug by buying him or her a unique piano-themed mug. If the mug features a motivational phrase, thoughtful personalization, or witty comment that would make the receiver smile every time he or she sees it, even better!
You can go with an exquisite ceramic mug with a lid or a funny ‘I hate being sexy’ mug. A personalized ‘World’s greatest piano teacher ever’ mug, on the other hand, makes for a great piano teacher gift.
15. Music Journal
A wonderful gift for a composing pianist
If your friend not only plays piano but is also a composing virtuoso, he or she surely needs a stylish vintage music journal. It is small and portable and will allow your loved one to capture the fragments of the song he/she just thought of while sleeping, commuting, or taking a shower before the new tune fades away. The lined pages will enable the receiver to write down lyrics and ideas and the staffed pages are for composing music and creating catchy melodies.
Opt for a stylish hardcover music journal or perhaps a leather one.
16. Piano Music Box
A musical gift for piano lovers
Modern devices have changed the way we listen to music significantly in the last two decades or so. Before we had them, we had radios, and before that our grandparents only had instruments and mechanical music boxes. While modern technology took listening to music to a whole other level, piano players tend to be nostalgic about the past and often romanticize the simpler old days. If your friend is one of them, he/she would love to get a piano music box.
Take your friend on a journey to the past with a charming white piano music box with a ballerina dancing on top of it or a classic black one with a jewelry box.
17. Piano Jewelry
A wonderful jewelry piano gift
If your friend, partner, or family member is such a huge piano enthusiast that they wish to frost themselves with piano-themed jewelry, then so be it! Buy them the most unique, creative, and charming piece of jewelry you can find. As there are so many lovely options, finding the right kind of necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings should be simple enough.
Choose a cool adjustable piano ring, cute keyboard earrings, or a beautiful sterling silver musical note necklace.
18. Bluetooth Speakers
An amazing audio present for piano lovers
It is safe to assume that most piano lovers are huge music lovers as well. And what is the best gift for music lovers? Well, high-tech equipment that allows them to listen to their favorite (classical or contemporary) songs in the best way possible, of course! Small Bluetooth speakers never sound as good as large studio speakers, but they are much more convenient. Buying a piano/music lover top-notch portable Bluetooth speakers that deliver crisp vocals and balanced bass for the best and fullest sound is a great gift idea for your pianist friend.
Make sure to choose one of the best portable speakers currently available, such as the Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa or the equally popular OontZ Angle 3 speaker. After all, pianists have a good ear and will be able to sense the slightest sound crackling.
19. Piano Wall Art
The best gift for pianists who are also art lovers
When it comes to piano wall art, there are some breathtaking pieces on the market that would take the average person’s breath away, let alone a pianist or piano lover. An exquisite painting, metal wall art, or a simple painting all make for a beautiful piano gift and a lovely home decor option.
Choose a spectacular 4 panels wall print, a digital download minimalist print, a metal wall art, or a colorful painting.
20. Piano Book
An educative gift for piano players
Playing the piano like Beethoven takes a lot of skills and knowledge. If your favorite musician ever hopes to be nearly as good, they better get as many lessons and read as many books about this fascinating instrument as they can.
If you wish to get your friend a book that is a complete piano course, go with the best-selling ‘Adult All-In-One Course’. On the other hand, if your friend is a complete beginner, he or she may first need to learn ‘How to Read Music’.