Who doesn’t love music? Whether it be alt-electronica-bluegrass inspired hip hop or operatic arias, most people on earth like listening to (or playing) a tune every once in a while. Which is why a music related gift will fit on pretty much everybody’s list.
Where does one find such gifts, you might ask? Why on Krrb, where the giving is easy, local and personal, of course. In this, the fourth of our holiday gift guide series, we’re going to inspire you to go secondhand (or handmade) for the holidays by serving up some great ideas for all the music fans in our lives… all inspired by offerings on Krrb.
For the design conscious NPR fan who takes in their sonic media via radio waves, nothing beats a beautiful (and functioning) vintage radio. Even if they only listen to it once a week, it’ll always look good on the shelf.
Check this out on Sandford & Sven’s Krrb corner in Brooklyn.
Remember when CD’s first came out (“They’re indestructible!”) and the whole music industry proclaimed the death of vinyl? They didn’t know how wrong they were. Turns out CD’s can easily be destroyed and it’s still more fun to hold a 12 inch record cover in your hands than to check out the artwork on a relatively tiny CD case.
Trust us, if your intended has any vinyl at all, they will be thrilled at the prospect of scoring a classic album from a favorite band. So if you know what they like, head over to your local record store, or scroll through the posts on Krrb for the perfect LP.
Lets be honest, even the most die hard vinyl stalwarts would love to take their record collections with them into the car. Or onto the subway, the airplane, the office… wherever. And now they can. Because some genius came up with the idea of a turntable that actually converts your records into digital files while you listen to them. Painlessly. And you end up with mobility as well as authenticity. Win win.
Check this out on Meg’s Krrb corner in Brooklyn.
Get The Band Back Together
It’s not all about listening to music… a person’s gotta get out and make some of their own too. So here it is folks, the musical equivalent of giving your pal a puppy for the holidays. You’ve got to really really really love the person to whom you serve up this full fledged drum kit (or have a massive garage 100 feet from your home) because a kit like this is LOUD. But man, oh man is your drummer pal going to be thrilled.
Again, it must be noted that you need to make sure that the recipient’s circumstances can handle a full sized set of drums. Or beware the wrath of their roommate.
Check this out on sooce’s Krrb corner. Also in Brooklyn.
Fun With IPhone
For your friend who is lucky enough to have the latest incarnation of iPhone, here is the perfect case. Ironic and nostalgic all in the same package. The perfect little something.
Check this out on digimai’s Krrb corner in Paris. That’s right, Paris, France. Not Brooklyn.
And The List Goes On
There are new things being posted to Krrb all the time… if you see any great gift ideas for the music lovers in our lives, make sure to let us know in the comments. Because the less hunting we have to do, the more time we have to actually hang out and listen to tunes with our favorite folks.
And don’t forget to check out our other gift guides as well:
for the party people in your lives
for the four feet and under set
for the Julia Child in all of us