If you are at a loss when it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift for the violin-lover in your life, fear not. Whether you are shopping for someone who plays the violin or simply has a passion for the instrument, there are a variety of gifts you can consider. In addition to violins themselves, there are multiple items that will be useful or enjoyable to a person who loves the violin.
Violin Music Albums
For the person who loves listening to violin music, whether they play it themselves or not, there is a wide selection of contemporary and classical music they will enjoy. If the person you are shopping for enjoys contemporary music, give them a copy of Music from a Farther Room by Lucia Micarelli, a violinist whose professional debut was on tour with Josh Groban. If your violin lover prefers classical music, critically acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman has recorded several albums, including violin concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
If you are shopping for someone who is learning to play the violin, wants to learn or is already an accomplished player, there are accessories you can purchase to aid him in their musical pursuits. Shoulder rests, rosin, extra strings, electronic tuners and folding music stands are useful to violinists at any level of mastery. If he already has a shoulder rest, give an upgraded one, designed to be ergonomic and comfortable. Because cakes of rosin are eventually used up and are easily lost or broken, give an extra cake or two as a stocking stuffer.
Violin Novelty Items
For the proud violin enthusiast, give the gift of a violin-themed item she can wear or display in their home or office. Find earrings, pendants or cufflinks in the shape of violins themselves or G-clefs. Seek out mouse pads, coffee mugs, art prints or sculptures. Gift stores such as Hallmark and American Greetings sell Christmas ornaments in the shape of violins and people playing them. Some of these ornaments may even play music with the push of a button or motion-activated sensor. At these stores, you may also find figurines of people, animals or angels playing the violin. Contact or visit your local store to find out if these items are in stock or can be ordered.
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