Wondering what would make the best gift for a saxophone player? You’re not the only one! Saxophone players are special people with unique desires, needs, and tastes, which we may never fully understand. As such, finding a truly remarkable gifts for saxophone players may not be the simplest quest.
Nevertheless, if you dig deep, you can easily find a gift that will blow your sax player friend’s mind! And that’s exactly what I did – I dug deep to find out what these cool musicians really want and came up with a list of the best gift ideas for saxophone players. After all, a unique person deserves a unique gift.
1. Saxophone Wine Holder
A unique saxophone gift
Are you looking for a unique saxophone-themed gift for a sax player who also happens to be a wine buff? Well, look no more, cause you have just hit the jackpot! Not only is a metal sax wine holder a practical gift, but it also has that captivating vintage jazzy feel your friend probably loves so much.
Your friend would surely go crazy about a retro metal wine holder. Alternatively, you can also buy him or her a wine bottle holder with two glass holders.
2. Wooden Sax Puzzle
Fun gift for a saxophone player
Sometimes it is hard to buy a gift for a musician if you don’t play an instrument yourself. Do they need reeds? Strings? Instead get them a gift with a music theme. This cool 3D wooden puzzle can be displayed for all to see. Not only that, but they can take pride in knowing they put it together themselves.
3. Saxophone Art
An eye-pleasing gift for sax players
The saxophone is a fascinating instrument that is pleasing to the ears. However, true saxophone lovers learn to love the instrument and everything about it so much that it becomes pleasing to the eyes as well. Other than playing the instrument, nothing makes them happier than decorating their homes with saxophone-themed art. When it comes to saxophone-related art gifts, there are countless options to choose from and your average sax player may enjoy them all.
You can choose a colorful saxophone canvas or poster print, a saxophone metal wall art, or a personalized saxophone typography poster.
4. Music Puzzle Cube
Strategy gift for music lovers
If they like brain teasers, this gift will be a #1 hit with musicians. Based on the classic Rubik’s Cube, this cube puzzle is decorated with music notes and symbols.
5. Japanese Portable Synthesizer
Unusual gift for a sax player
Do they like trying new things? This Japanese instrument will give them hours of experimentation. It is also made from rubber so it is a great instrument for all ages.
6. Online Saxophone Lessons
Valuable gifts for saxophone players
If your saxophone player friend is still a beginner but wishes to play sax like Charlie Parker (one of the best sax players of all time) one day, then they better get to work! It takes a lot of work, practice, and countless saxophone lessons to make such great music. As sax lessons will help your friend on his or her way to greatness, he or she will probably appreciate this gift more than any other.
While the gift above is more suitable for beginners, more advanced sax players would probably benefit more from jazz saxophone lessons with Eric Marienthal – a Grammy award-winning jazz saxophone musician.
7. Pocket Saxophone
A fantastic saxophone gift ideas
Your saxophone player buddy surely already has a proper saxophone and as a sax expert, he or she probably chose the best one. Indeed, it’s way better to leave choosing a great sax to the pros, however, you can get them the second-best thing – a pocket saxophone. This small and portable sax will allow your friend to carry a version of their favorite instrument in their backpacks or pockets and to play and jazz things up as soon as a sudden urge arises without having to drag around the real deal.
Choose a mini black saxophone or a waterproof one made of plastic.
8. Jazz Music Tickets
A pleasurable experience gift for sax players
Jazz music really is something else. You either love it or you hate it. Given that your friend decided to become a saxophone player, it’s safe to assume that he or she loves jazz. And for a person who loves jazz, there is nothing more exhilarating than to visit a jazz concert and to see, hear, and feel true jazz experts doing their magic. For any true jazz lover and sax player, it’s an entertaining, educational, inspirational, and spiritual experience.
Some believe that nothing can quite compare to a live jazz event, however, people who don’t like crowds or are unable to attend such an event may also enjoy an online jazz concert or a subscription to a streaming service for jazz, such as Jazzed.
9. Saxophone Lamp
A decorative saxophone gift
Saxophone here, saxophone there, saxophone everywhere! If that’s how your sax player pal likes it, then he or she will love a decorative saxophone lamp. There are modern and vintage sax lamps available and regardless of which one you opt for, your friend will surely appreciate the gesture. A saxophone lamp would make a cool birthday present as well as a lovely saxophone Christmas gift.
A custom LED sax lamp would make for a thoughtful personalized saxophone gift. Your friend might also like a 3D night light.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
10. Saxophone T-shirt
A funny saxophone novelty gift
Not only does a saxophone t-shirt tell the world what the person wearing it is into and enables fellow sax players to recognize each other and have a jazzy time together, but the instrument’s cool name also calls for numerous puns and wordplays. As such, a saxophone t-shirt surely makes for a ‘saxy’ saxophone-related gift.
When it comes to funny or cool saxophone t-shirts there are countless great options to choose from. You can go with an ‘I’m saxy and I know it’ t-shirt, a vintage evolution tee, or one with an astronaut saxophone player.
11. Saxophone Book
A fun and educational saxophone gift idea
If you are searching for a great gift for a saxophone player, one that will truly prove to be extremely valuable to the recipient, one that will entertain, teach, and support the receiver on his/her way to making his/her saxophone dreams come true, then you should consider buying your friend a book about the saxophone. It can be an educational book that will impart valuable knowledge or a fun one that will provide pure entertainment.
Your friend might appreciate a best-selling educational book about playing the saxophone or perhaps an amazing songbook for sax players.
12. Saxophone Reeds
A practical gift for saxophone players
Saxophone reeds are a vital part of the instrument – a part that helps create the unique and intoxicating sound we all know and love. They are usually made of bamboo cane and unfortunately, they don’t last forever – they have to be replaced every few weeks. As running out of reeds just before a practice session or even a gig is every sax player’s biggest nightmare, every sax player must have a solid stash of reeds. You can make sure your friend never experiences the distress of running out of reeds again by buying him or her a box full of reeds, which makes for a practical saxophone gift. Just make sure to find out what kind of reeds the recipient uses.
Buy a pack of 10 traditional alto sax reeds, baritone reeds, soprano, or tenor reeds. You can also buy your friend a sax reed case that will help him or her store the valuable parts safely.
13. Saxophone Mug
A cool saxophone gift
Great saxophone players may be hard to find, but great saxophone mugs are not! They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, and they are designed to inspire sax players, motivate them to practice harder, and help them start each day on a good note. Regardless of which one of these cool and funny saxophone mugs you choose, it will surely make your friend’s day!
Your friend may especially love a mug with a saxophone handle, a personalized Best Player mug, or a ‘Sorry, I tooted’ mug.