10 Rocking Gifts for Band Members

A Variety of Gifts That Any Band Member Will Appreciate!

If you are in any sort of band or musical project and need to get a gift for another member of the project, and aren’t sure where to start, then today’s post is going to be just the thing for you because today I have a list of 10 incredible gift ideas for band members. One of the hardest things about buying gifts for a band member is that instruments and their accessories can be really really expensive. I mean a brand new guitar will be hundreds of dollars at least. So what I tried to do was put together a list of 10 great gift ideas for band members that are affordable for people who are on any type of budget. 

Let’s face it, a lot of musicians aren’t exactly swimming in cash, but if you still want to get your band members a great gift without totally breaking the bank then I think today’s post is going to be just the thing you need. And for any of the options on the list where you can get one of our convenient GiftYa gift cards I’ll be sure to throw you a link.

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But I’ll wrap up the introduction here and get right to that list of 10 great gift ideas for band members that brought you here in the first place. And as always, thanks for reading!

1 - A Kalimba

These Are A Super Fun GIft Any Band Member Would Enjoy

A kalimba
A kalimba makes an affordable gift that any musician will have fun with! Image courtesy of Sweetwater.com.

A kalimba is part of a family of instruments known as Mbira that originate out of Zimbabwe. But these days they are becoming quite popular at all kinds of music retailers. And what makes a kalimba a great gift for your band member is that they are quite affordable (ranging from between $20 and $80) and are also a ton of fun. They are tuned in one key so no matter which of the metal poles you pluck you will be hitting a note that’s in the scale of that key. Which makes them super easy to pick up and play and have fun with even the very first time you try them out. You literally can’t play a wrong note. 

So any musician of any type can have a ton of fun with one of these. And while the majority of the ones you’ll find will be tuned in C Major, you can also find plenty that are tuned in other popular keys of music like F Major and G Major. So just pick out one that is in the key you know your band member loves to play in and you have a fantastic gift all ready to go that they can pick up and have fun with right away!

2 - Guitar Center

You Can Find Great Gifts Here No Matter What Instrument Your Band Members Play!

Get a Guitar Center gift card instantly when you follow the link!

Guitar Center gift card

If you’re a musician yourself then you probably already know this, but for those of you who aren’t musicians, Guitar Center is really a one stop shop for musicians of all sorts. Don’t let the name fool you. While yes, they have everything you need if you play guitar or bass, they also have plenty of instruments and equipment for drummers, keyboard players, vocalists, DJs, and even classically trained musicians. And while it can be hard to know exactly what thickness of reed to get a saxophone player, or what kind of strings a guitar player prefers, you can skip all the hassle of trying to figure it out and just send your band member a gift card to Guitar Center and let them pick out exactly what they want themselves. 

And that way you can rest assured knowing they got exactly what they need and you didn’t accidentally buy them something they won’t really like or won't use.

It only takes a second to grab a digital Guitar Center gift card when you click the link!

3 - Hand Grip Exerciser

These Are A Great Gift That Will Help Band Members With Their Playing

Hand Grip Exerciser
Strengthening your grip strength can be really important for guitarist and bassists alike! Image courtesy of Amazon.com.

You can find these hand grip strengtheners at all kinds of places. From sporting equipment stores to your local Wal-Mart. And they make a really great (and affordable) gift for any band member that plays guitar or bass. Your left hand is basically gripping the guitar neck and applying force the entire time you are playing a guitar (especially if you are playing barre chords) and this can wear your hand out quickly. So grab your guitarist one of these hand grip strengtheners and help them build up the strength in their hand so that way they can jam all night long!

4 - CR2032 Batteries

These Are A Great Affordable Gift for Band Members

Lithium batteries
These batteries are an essential for tons of musicians out there! Image courtesy of Sweetwater.com.

This might seem like a goofy gift if you aren’t a musician yourself, but for those of you out there who have a neck tuner, or a guitar or ukulele with a built in tuner know exactly how valuable these weird little batteries can be. You would be surprised how much musical equipment uses these little batteries and you never seem to have a replacement on hand when you need one. So spend just a couple bucks and make sure your band members are covered the next time one of their batteries die!

5 - A Set of Strap Locks

These Make A Fantastic Gift for Any Band Member Playing Any Type of Guitar

A Set of Strap Locks
A set of strap locks can be a real lifesaver for a band member when they are on stage playing live. Image courtesy Sweetwater.com.

Malfunctions happen on stage. At some point in time something is going to go wrong with the equipment and everybody is going to have to do their best to react to it and recover as smoothly as possible. But you can take steps to make sure equipment malfunctions are less likely by getting anybody who plays a bass, guitar, ukulele, keytar, or mandolin a set of strap locks. And that way they never have to worry about the strap slipping off the peg and them dropping their instrument in the middle of a song!

6 - Barnes & Noble

Get Them A Biography About One of Their Favorite Artists or Biggest Influences!

Grab a Barnes & Noble gift card by following the link!

Barnes & Noble gift card

Barnes & Noble is the largest book retailer in the whole country which is awesome because it means they have a huge selection. So if you want a great gift idea for your band member, consider getting them a biography or autobiography of one of their favorite musicians or a book about the history of one of their favorite bands. I’ve received books like this myself and find them almost impossible to put down once you pick them up!

You can grab a digital Barnes & Noble gift card anytime by clicking the link!

7 - Spotify

Get Your Band Members Access to Stream Over 100 Million Different Tracks!

Get a Spotify gift card by using the link!

Spotify gift card

You can hook your band member up with a premium Spotify subscription for $11/month or about $99/year. And then they will have unlimited uninterrupted streaming to over 100 million different tracks that they can listen to at any time or any place!

Anybody can grab a digital Spotify gift card instantly by clicking the link!

8 - StubHub

Get Your Band Members Tickets to A Great Concert!

Grab a StubHub gift card by following this link!

StubHub gift card

If you don’t know what to get them you could always get them tickets to see a band that they love. Most people who play in bands are big fans of live music themselves so this can make a really great gift for any member of your band! And if you don’t want to get them tickets to a show where you don’t know if they’ll have the night free to go, you can always avoid that headache by sending them a digital StubHub gift card and letting them choose the concert they want to attend for themselves!

Get yourself a digital StubHub gift card in seconds by following the link!

9 - Visa

Get Your Band Members A Gift They Can Use At Their Favorite Independent Music Shop!

Get a Visa gift card in just seconds by following the link!

Visa gift card

The great thing about the Visa gift cards is that they can be used anywhere that accepts Visa. So by getting your band member one of these as a gift you are giving them the opportunity to support their favorite local music shop. Not only is this a present that’s better than cold hard cash, but you can also feel good about supporting the local music community with this one! And you can even customize the card with a photo you select. 

So you could pick out one of their favorite album covers to make the front of the card or you could even choose a picture of your whole band together to make the front of the card. These really make a great gift when you aren’t sure what kind of gift your band member would appreciate but want to get them something you know they’ll definitely use!

Anybody can grab a digital Visa gift card in an instant when they use the link!

10 - Amazon

Choose From Millions of Gifts for Your Band Members Here!

Grab yourself an Amazon gift card by following this link!

Amazon gift card

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world with over 12 million different items for sale. So you could get your band member a music stand, a neck tuner, an instrument stand, new guitar strings, or countless other music related gifts when you shop on Amazon! And the big perk to Amazon is that they will even deliver most of their products over night or with 2-day shipping. So they really make a nice option when you are down to the last minute but still want to get your band member a great gift in time!

If you need a last minute gift you can always grab a digital Amazon gift card by following the link!

And There You Have A List of 10 Great Gifts That You Can Get For the Members of Your Band!

I have played in a variety of bands over the years and am friends with plenty of audiophiles so I think this is a pretty solid list that will help you find a great gift for your band members. The issue with playing music is that instruments and all of their accessories can be pretty expensive to buy, so I tried to make this list up of options that were more affordable for people who are on any budget. But no matter what you decide to go with I am sure that your band members will just be psyched that you thought to get them a gift in the first place! 

Keep on rocking!!!

Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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