The violin is a beautiful instrument that takes years of hard work to master. You want to show that special person that you support their passion and dedication to their craft, but maybe you don’t know where to start. What do you even get for a violinist? Don’t worry though, the good news is that there’s a whole world of options out there, from practical fun and quirky to sweet and sentimental music gifts. Check out the list below for the best hand-picked gifts for violin players!
- StewMac Fiddle Kit
- Lindsay Sterling Album
- Classical Violin Online Course
- Violin-Inspired Leather Purse
- Sheet Music Bookmark and Page Holder
- Violin-Inspired Bracelet
- Portable Studio Recorder
- Grip Strengthening Tools
- Adjustable Shoulder Rest
- Hard-Case Violin Gig Bag
- Violin-Inspired Wall Art
- Practice Violin Mute
- Novelty Violin T-Shirt
Perfect gift idea for the do-it-yourself violinist
Whether they’re a seasoned pro looking for a new challenge or a do-it-yourself kind of person who loves building things, they’ll love having the chance to build their very own violin from the ground up. This is truly a unique and fun gift that’s fit for any DIY-er. And the best part? At the end of it they’ll have a functional violin to play and a great story to tell. It’s a unique gift that shows how much you support they’re playing, but it’s also an out-of-the-box idea that they’ll talk about for years to come!
Inspiration gift idea for music lovers and musicians
The violin has been around for a very long time, and its presence in classical music can’t be understated. From Handel to Vivaldi, there are thousands of beautiful classical works that your violin-playing loved one has likely heard over and over. But there’s nothing wrong with discovering new works that open the door for inspiration or get a violinist excited to try something new! Gift them an album by a modern violinist like Lindsay Sterling and your violinist will be inspired to take risks and try new things in their own work!
If you’re looking for other inspirational gifts for beginners, consider getting them a violin solo songbook from their favorite movie or recording artist!
A thoughtful gift for beginners
If you’ve got a loved one that’s just starting out with the violin, or maybe they’ve expressed interest in learning, then get them a gift that will set them off on the right path with an online course taught by some of the leading professional violinists of today. They’ll love the chance to learn from the pros and you’ll love seeing their skills grow! Get them a subscription for a few months so that they can try out the course and get a feel for the instructor.
Unique and stylish accessory for violinists
If you’re looking for a gift for a violin player with a stronger sense of style, I’ve got just the idea! Help your violinist show off their love for the violin everywhere they go with an eyecatching leather handbag in the shape of their instrument! This is the perfect gift for a fashion-forward musician who enjoys making a statement with their wardrobe choices, and they’ll love that you put thought into their favorite hobby!
Thoughtful custom gift idea for violin players
When practicing on the violin, the last thing a musician needs is unstable sheet music that slides or falls while they play. Help them make their practice time more efficient and enjoyable with a genius little tool that keeps their songbook open and in place, just where they need it! It’s the perfect gift for a dedicated violinist who spends hours upon hours playing.
Beautiful and thoughtful gift for violinists
If you’ve got a violinist in your life and you want to show them that you care, then consider getting them a stunning piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry resembling their favorite instrument! It’s the perfect gift to celebrate a performance, audition, graduation, or just because! Not only is it a gift that will make them feel special, the right piece of jewelry will be a treasured keepsake and heirloom years from now!
If you’re feeling inspired and want to find more violin jewelry to show you care, consider some earrings or a necklace (here’s a tip: figure out what they wear the most of, whether that’s earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings, and choose a piece of jewelry they’re sure to wear every day).
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
Practical gift idea for serious violin students
Serious violinists get better by hearing themselves play so they can point out where they can improve. Help them hone their craft with a digital studio recorder so that they can record and immediately play back their performance. A good portable recorder will also allow them to download the recordings to a computer to save them for later, helping them keep long-term track of their progress. It’s a great gift for anyone who’s looking to seriously improve their playing in a short amount of time!
Unusual gift idea for violin training
It may not seem like it, since many violinists make their playing seem so effortless, but playing the violin takes a lot of stamina and group strength. Help them improve their form with a set of handheld tools to help build the strength in their hands so they can hit those notes perfectly every time. They’ll thank you for thinking of them and for the unusual gift – it’s unlikely that they even would have thought of it for themselves!
Useful violin accessory for more advanced players
Once a violin player gets their basics down and moves on to more complicated techniques, it’s helpful to have tools like a chin rest to get the correct form needed for better playing. An adjustable shoulder rest is the best option so that they can fit it exactly to their violin for the best fit. It should also be of quality construction with comfortable padding on the bottom so that the violinist doesn’t become sore using it.
Thoughtful gift idea for violinists
Every violinist needs to have a case to protect their instrument when traveling and storing it, but not all cases are created equal. Are they still using the case they had when they first started playing? Has their case seen better days? Then find them a beautiful hard-shelled case that will allow them to transport their violin in style to any performance, practice, class, or rehearsal, all while keeping the instrument perfectly safe.
Help them express their love for violin with this thoughtful gift idea
Anyone who plays an instrument loves to express their passion for their instrument, and violinists are no exception! Give them a gift that they’re sure to love by picking out a piece of wall art just for them! Whether it’s a painting, print, poster or wall sculpture, they’ll get a kick out of seeing it and it’s sure to be a fun conversation when they have guests over.
Art is a great option if you’re looking for home decor, but another fun and useful idea is to give them a violin-themed clock. You can also help them decorate a favorite bookshelf or coffee table with a lovely violin figurine.
Excellent gift idea to help your violinist practice
Many musicians find it difficult to practice without disturbing anyone, which can lead to a real problem if they’ve got a big performance coming up. That’s why it’s essential to get a violin mute that will help soften the volume of their instrument and help them play without waking the neighbors! Mutes are inexpensive and small, meaning they’re a great stocking stuffer gift, too!
Mutes are a great gift for violinists, but if you feel that a plain black rubber mute is a little too bland, there are lots of great options for more colorful mutes with loads of personality!
Fantastic last-minute gift idea for any violinist in your life
If your loved one loves to show off their love for the violin in any way possible, they’ll adore a fun novelty t-shirt with a colorful violin-inspired graphic! T-shirts are a fun and versatile gift that works for just about anybody. From violinists of all ages to their teachers, band leaders and conductors, everyone loves to express themselves through what they wear!