I remember my first record player. I was 6 years old. My uncle John gave it to me for Christmas. I’m not going to tell you what albums I had then. That would really be giving away my age. As time went on, I traded in my records for tapes, then CDs, then my phone.
But as everything does in time, vinyl is making a comeback. Don’t leave those you care about out of this trend. Start new enthusiasts out with equipment they need. For those diehard vinyl fans who never strayed, give fun gifts or more serious gifts needed to curate their collection. New or old, these cool gifts for vinyl lovers will have them spinning with joy.
Gifts for vinyl lovers
If they just rediscovered vinyls, they will need something to play them on. Many modern turntables are portable so they can bring it to a friend’s to listen to records. Most come with built in speakers and bluetooth. Many record veterans may have ditched their turntables for CD players a few decades ago. But they just couldn’t part with those nostalgic albums. They will benefit from a new record player too.
Make sure to give them a record cleaning kit. You don’t want their new turntable ruined from dusty records or vinyls with greasy fingerprints.
Don’t let your feline friend feel left out! Get her a turntable scratching post so she won’t scratch yours.
Best romantic gift for vinyl lovers
Instead of making them a mixed tape, go retro with a mix album. Choose all those songs that hold special meaning for the two of you put on a vinyl record. This makes a memorable Valentine’s gift. Nothing says I love you more than a personalized keepsake gift.
Or have custom lyrics written on vinyl. The happy couple will be thrilled to have the words to their song transcribed onto this one of a kind wedding gift.
For a noteworthy anniversary give a customized metallic display record engraved with their names.
Fun gifts for record lovers
Imagine looking for a place to set down your drink at a party, and you spy these cool retro vinyl record coasters. These will make a hit at any gathering. There will be no awkward silences there. These coasters are a fun housewarming gift.
You can also give a record bottle opener along with some beer as a hostess gift. You can choose a magnet to stick on the fridge or one that can be mounted on the wall.
Or give them a vinyl record clock. There are many selections to suit their personality from Blues Brothers to Star Wars.
Gifts for record collectors
Serious collectors will need a curated record box to easily keep their albums organized by genre and alphabetical order.
Cool gift ideas for vinyl lovers
When you are not sure of their musical tastes or which albums they already have, it is best to go with unique gifts with the LP theme. These snack bowls are actually made from recycled records.
Or give them something to serve cheese and crackers on with a record themed cutting board. For those who are into fancy desserts, have them showcase their baking skills with a vinyl record cupcake stand.
Useful gifts for a vinyl record collector
Dust and dirt can wreak havoc on record albums. Serious collectors will need to protect their vinyl to keep the value. Give them these protective sleeves so their investments don’t get ruined.
A vinyl log book will also come in handy for recording details about their albums such as release date, title, and band. They can also use a log book to rate the album and record their thoughts about it.
They will also need an up to date Record Collecting Guide so they can understand the value of each item.
Favorite gifts for vinyl lovers
If they are just starting a record collection, the best gift is one that keeps giving. This isn’t like those old music clubs that lured you in with the promise of a bunch of music for a penny. Then you were obligated to buy a bunch more at full price. With this monthly club, just choose how many months you want to pay for, and they will get a classic sent to them each of those months.
Or you can choose a few best selling vinyls on your own, like the Beatles’ Abbey Road or Yellow Submarine.
As a luxury gift for the vinyl lover who has everything, give them a record washing machine so they don’t have to clean them by hand. These are supposed to clean deep in the grooves to add new life to records they’ve had for years.
Christmas gifts for vinyl lovers
Add a retro ornament into their holiday stocking. Or for a cool surprise, hang it on the tree and see if they spot it.
Of course, every record enthusiast needs Christmas classics on vinyl. Fill in their collection with the ones they don’t have or get them a few to start off their holiday set.
The holidays won’t be complete without a new ugly Christmas sweater. This year give them a holiday sweater with a record theme.
Small gifts for vinyl lovers
For a sentimental or more personal gift, jewelry goes a long way. Some of these pendants even allow for personalization with an initial.
Or get them some Vinyl Record Earrings. You can choose a pair that looks like records or get some that are actually made from records. You decide.
Then get some record design cufflinks for him. These also make good gifts for musicians.