The 11 Best Gifts to Buy for Singers in 2018

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Our Top Picks

Best Jewelry: Quan Jewelry Music Note Necklace at Amazon

"Perfect for a singer with style, the silver chain holds a handmade, pewter bar of music notes that’s sure to be a conversation starter."

Best for Coffee Lovers: What's your Superpower Mug at Amazon

"Simple in white and black with a high-gloss finish, the mug is emblazoned with the message, 'I sing. What’s your superpower?'”

Best Tuner: Metronome Tuner for All Instruments  at Amazon

"Three-in-one device...tuner, which works for any instrument, a metronome to keep the beat, and a tone generator to help them sing on pitch."

Best for the Voice: Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier at Amazon

"Portable humidifier for traveling to their studio, classroom, or anywhere else they want to add some moisture to the air." 

Best Book: Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin Hardcover at Amazon

"Biography delves into Aretha's childhood and tells how she overcame obstacles and soared to become the singing legend she was."

Best Party: Singing Machine Hi-Definition Digital Karaoke at Amazon

"Download music and videos directly or connect a Bluetooth device to stream your favorites...can also record performances."

Best for Kids: Spontuneous - The Song Game at Amazon

"While talent isn’t required, it’s a nice touch as players race to sing (or shout) a song that contains a specific “trigger” word when it’s given."

Best for Cooks: R&M International Musical Cookie Cutters at Amazon

"Six tin-plated steel cookie cutters...a piano, guitar, violin, G clef, and music notes."

Best for Recording: USB Microphone at Amazon

"Plugs right into a USB drive, so it works for both PCs and Macs, and after calibrating, you’re ready to record right away."

Best for Teacher: Music Teacher Clipboard at Bed, Bath & Beyond

"Perfect for a music teacher or student to keep all their music, notes and other singing-related paperwork all in one smart-looking place."

Best Art: Vintage Microphone Illustration Art Print at Amazon

"Vintage illustration of a microphone measures 8" x 10"...made using a unique, antique dictionary page."

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    Best Jewelry: Quan Jewelry Music Note Necklace

    Quan Jewelry Music Note Necklace, Gifts for Music Lovers, Greeting Card, 16-inch to 18-inch
    Courtesy of Amazon

    This music note necklace is perfect for a singer with style. The silver chain holds a handmade, pewter bar of music notes that’s sure to be a conversation starter about their passion. It also comes with an envelope and a cute card perfect for gift giving that reads “Music is life. That’s why our hearts have beats!”

    Singers young and old will cherish this necklace that lets them show the world how much music means to them. It would make an especially sweet and personal gift for a music teacher or voice instructor from their student.

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    Best for Coffee Lovers: What's your Superpower Mug

    This cute mug will perk up any singer’s morning and help them start their day on a fun note. Simple in white and black with a high-gloss finish, the mug is emblazoned with the message, “I sing. What’s your superpower?” Whether they like coffee, tea or another warm beverage, this is sure to be a favorite for filling up and showing off.

    It holds 11 oz., and customers say it’s well made. And at this price, it makes an affordable gift for teachers, co-workers, or others on your list who love to sing and want the world to know it.

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    Best Tuner: Metronome Tuner for All Instruments

    This three-in-one device will hit the right note with singers and help them sing the right notes too. It functions as a tuner, which works for any instrument, a metronome to keep the beat, and a tone generator to help them sing on pitch. It also comes with a carrying pouch, so it’s easy to take on the go to classes, gigs or performances, and it’s much more convenient than lugging around three separate devices.

    Hundreds of customers have given this device a five-star review on Amazon. They say it’s easy to use, accurate and convenient. Many also note that the price is good for all of its functionality.

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    Best for the Voice: Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier

    Singers need to keep their vocal chords moisturized, and a humidifier can help. This portable one from Fancii is great, as they can take it on the road when traveling, to their studio, classroom, or anywhere else they want to add some moisture to the air. To use, you just insert a standard plastic water bottle in the top and turn it on. A timer allows you to program it turn off after two, four, six or eight hours, or it will shut down automatically when the water runs out.

    It’s battery-operated (three AA batteries are not included), so there are no cords to mess with, and you can use it anywhere, even on a plane where the air is notoriously dry. Customers give it high marks and say they love it for travel. While some have had to experiment with various water bottle brands to get the best results, most say it’s powerful for its size, easy to set up and quiet.

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    Best Book: Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin Hardcover

    No matter their style of singing or favorite genre of music, all singers have respect for Aretha Franklin. This biography of the Queen of Soul’s life by David Ritz delves into her childhood and tells how she overcame obstacles and soared to become the singing legend she is. Reviewers say it’s a gripping book that’s inspiring and provides candid insight into the singer’s life and all of its ups and downs.

    You can purchase it in hardcover, paperback or audio versions, and it’s available for Kindle as well.

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    Best Party: Singing Machine Hi-Definition Digital Karaoke System

    Singing Machine Hi-Definition Digital Karaoke System
    Courtesy of Amazon

    For the singer who loves to party, this karaoke system is a perfect pick. It lets them belt out their favorite tunes with a little backup music and disco lights to boot. You can download music and videos directly to the machine, or you can connect your Bluetooth device and stream your favorites. It also allows you to record your performances, so you can capture all that talent and play it back whenever you like.

    Customers say it’s great for kids and adults alike. While it doesn’t play CDs and only comes with four songs on the machine, most people don’t mind as they prefer to connect their music via Bluetooth anyway.

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    Best for Kids: Spontuneous - The Song Game - Sing It or Shout It

    This game will score high with singers. While talent isn’t required, it’s a nice touch as players race to sing (or shout) a song that contains a specific “trigger” word when it’s given. It’s designed for 4 to 10 players and for ages 8 and up. It makes a great game for parties or family game night, especially for music lovers.

    More than 1,000 people have reviewed this game on Amazon, giving it top marks. They say it’s easy to learn and results in tons of hilarious fun for the whole family.

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    Best for Cooks: R&M International 1876 Musical Cookie Cutters

    These musical cookie cutters are a sweet way to surprise a singer. There are six cutters in all, which feature a piano, guitar, violin, G clef, and music notes. Made of tin-plated steel they can, of course, be used to make cookies, but also work for sandwiches, crafts, and more.

    Customers say these are well-made cookie cutters that produce beautiful results. They make for adorable school lunches, party treats and more that will score lots of points with a musical crowd.

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    Best for Recording: USB Microphone

    This microphone will be a hit with singers who want to record their songs. It plugs right into a USB drive, so it works for both PCs and Macs, and after calibrating it with your operating system, you’re ready to record right away. A metal tripod stand keeps the microphone in place, and the volume can be adjusted to suit your needs.

    Customers say the sound quality is high, and the microphone is easy to use. While it’s not going to deliver professional results, most say that for the price, it’s the best USB microphone you can find.

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    Best for Teacher: Music Teacher Clipboard

    Music Teacher Clipboard
    Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

    This music-themed clipboard makes for a gift that’s both practical and personal. It’s perfect for a music teacher or student to keep all their music, notes and other singing-related paperwork all in one smart-looking place.

    The clipboard is printed with a flow of music notes and can be personalized with a name in the middle. It measures 12.5" x 9" and is bold and bright with shades of red with silver hardware and white accents. Customers say the quality is great and give it high marks all around.

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    Best Art: Vintage Microphone Illustration Upcycled Dictionary Art Print

    The art of singing is timeless, and this vintage illustration of a microphone is a great way for the singer in your life to display their love for it. It measures 8" x 10" and each one is made using a unique, antique dictionary page. It doesn’t come framed, but it will fit any frame with an 8" x 10" opening, which means you can customize it even further.

    Customers say the prints are high quality, and those they’ve gifted them to have been thrilled. They do note that because dictionary pages are thin, it may be best to mount them on foam or another thicker surface before framing.