Singers are passionate, creative, and constantly belting a tune, so they absolutely deserve a gift that can help them hone their craft or provide much needed inspiration.
We researched brands that are useful and provide value for the professional singer or the person who enjoys the occasional karaoke. Our favorite picks include Singing Machine karaoke, a Sips By tea subscription, and more.
Here are the best gifts for singers.
Singing Machine SML385BTBK Bluetooth Karaoke System
Singers and non-singers alike will appreciate this karaoke machine, especially one this cute. It comes in black or white and easily connects to audio via Bluetooth and easily hooks up to a television so lyrics can be displayed on the screen. The 54 LED lights, which come with a dimmer, really set the party vibe.
Price at time of publish: $75
Urban Outfitters Crosley Debossed Rose Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
There's something so timeless about spinning vinyl records and Urban Outfitters' record player combines a vintage feel with modern conveniences. Throw on a record or use the Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from a device. The audio is amazing and the exterior features an embossed faux leather design that looks amazing as a piece of decor.
Sips By Tea Subscription
For a gift that a singer can enjoy pretty much every day, try a tea subscription to Sips By. Each month they'll receive four different teas that equal about 16 cups. The selections are based on their profile preferences and they're sure to find a few new blends as well as tried and true options to soothe those vocal cords.
Spontuneous The Song Game
While singing talent isn’t exactly 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. The game is easy to learn and sure to result in hour of fun for the whole family.
Price at time of publish: $25
Quan Jewelry Music Note Necklace
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!” This would make an especially sweet and personal gift for a music teacher or voice instructor from their students.
Price at time of publish: $25
3dRose Superpower For Singers Two Tone Mug
This cute, 11 oz. mug will perk up any singer’s morning and help them start their day on a fun note. It has a simple white and black design 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.
Price at time of publish: $21
KLIQ MetroPitch - 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.
Price at time of publish: $30
Etsy Custom Sheet Music Canvas
Everyone can appreciate a good personalized gift and if you know your singer has a song that's their go-to or one that holds special meaning, this sheet music wall decor is a great present. Just submit the name of the song, artist, and the canvas with the musical notes is shipped out. Choose between three sizes, 20 x 40, 24 x 48, or 30 x 52 inches.
Price at time of publish: $229 for 20 x 40
R&M International 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, these can be used for cookies, but also work for sandwiches, crafts, and more. You'll score major points with any music loving foodies.
Price at time of publish: $16
Amazon Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin
No matter their style of singing or favorite genre of music, all singers have respect (pun intended) 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 was. The inspirational book provides candid insight into the singer’s life and all of its ups and downs.
Price at time of publish: $10
Fifine 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 with the operating system, it's ready to record right away. A metal tripod stand keeps the microphone in place, and the volume can be adjusted to suit all needs.
Price at time of publish: $22
What to Look for in a Gift for Singers
A sign of a great gift is one the recipient can actually use. Maybe they’ve dropped hints about wanting a subscription to MasterClass or they often suffer from a sore throat so a soothing tea subscription might be helpful. They'll absolutely appreciate these gifts that take their needs into account.
When shopping for a gift for a singer, try to find something that adds value to their craft. This can mean singing lessons for the newbie or quality headphones for the person who listens to and studies music on the go. Whatever the choice, it should be something the person will find integral in their journey.
What's the best gift for a singer?
A perfect gift for the singer in your life can range from a virtual gift like MasterClass lessons or a fun karaoke machine. Some gifts might help them develop their craft and there can be some, like a music-note necklace or mug, that just speaks to them.
Is an instrument a good gift for a singer?
If your singer is also a musician and plays an instrument, then a specific instrument could be a great present for them. There are also gifts like an instrument tuner that can also prove useful.
Is it appropriate to gift a singer singing lessons?
Sending someone to singing lessons isn't an indication that they can't sing, but it can signify you're investing in their talent. A lesson, or even a few lessons, can help them polish their skills and truly flourish.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams and includes well-researched gifts as well as a few of her personal favorites like the tea subscription. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.