As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are thinking about last minute gift ideas. If you have a music and vinyl lover in your life there are countless goodies you can look to for smaller gifts, or some more exciting options if you want to “win” at gift giving.
This is a great option for the vinyl lover as chances are they don’t have one of these. They are super convenient for carrying around some choice records. Maybe they do lots of record hauls at used record shops and need a convenient way to carry it around. This makes for the perfect accessory. And it just looks cool.
Perfect vinyl playback can be an intricate experience. Part of that, is the meticulous nature of record maintenance. Many of us record enthusiasts obsess over record handling, storage, and cleaning. It’s good to have some tools at our disposal to properly clean and maintain our records and equipment for that perfect sound.
We mentioned meticulous cleaning, right? Imagine a car wash for records. It can be surprising how much dirt and dust builds up within the fine grooves of a record. You can help to restore some great sound to older records with a proper wash that goes beyond just removing surface dust.
This may not sound super sexy, but it will certainly be useful to the record aficionado. Everyone will need a new stylus at one point, so having a replacement on hand will be very helpful. Its compact size also makes for a great fit in a stocking.
Another option that is super useful even though it may not wow with excitement based on the description is plastic record sleeves. Most new records purchased come with cheap paper sleeves that don’t preserve records well over time. A pack of new sleeves is always handy to have around to replace brand new paper record sleeves, or to protect any newly acquired vintage records that may not have one all together.
Vinyl of the Month Club
There are numerous options out there for vinyl clubs. You can explore options that are curated to your tastes or just send you random albums each month. Plus this is a gift that keeps on giving all year round. You can look at options like Vinyl Me Please, or VNYL.
Depending on how and when they got into vinyl, their turntable might need some upgrading. You can secure your gift-giving legend status, without breaking the bank. Your giftee will also be delighted by the pure analog experience a HiFi Turntable offers.