If there’s a classic rock lover in your life, and you don’t know your Eagles from your Beatles, it can be difficult to find a good gift. And while everyone loves a novelty rock guitar spatula or mug, there are only so many generic gifts one person can handle. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for even the untrained eye.
Here are five gift ideas for classic rock lovers, no matter who their favorite band is.
It’s one thing to listen to Jimi Hendrix on Spotify, but to really get the right acoustics, nothing will beat the sound of vinyl. Whether you opt for a limited-edition version, or just find a collection of records in your local thrift shop, these make the perfect gift for music lovers.
And vinyl isn’t just for playing. They make great wall art when framed for memorabilia.
While the Rolling Stones logo has become a pop culture icon plastered on T-shirts just about everywhere, there are plenty of other options for true classic rock fans. The 8Ball rock T-shirts shop has tons of designs from The Vultures to The Clash. If the first one goes down a treat, you’ll have plenty of gift options for the next couple of years, too!
You’d be surprised just how many themed drinks are available when you know where to look. Whether they’re a whisky fan, a solid beer drinker, or love a glass of red from time to time, a themed bottle of their favorite tipple will certainly go down a treat… or even down in one! Then, they’ll be able to keep the bottle as a memento.
To name a few options, there’s ACDC wine, Iron Maiden Trooper beer, and the Rolling Stones Crystal Head Vodka. We’re not making these things up …
If there’s one thing classic rock fans love, it’s showing other people just how much they know about music. If you’ve ever been told you don’t listen to ‘real music’ by a rock lover, why not test their ‘real’ knowledge with a little trivia. Whether you choose a Guess the Song game, or create your own music quiz, trivia is the perfect gift idea for a know-it-all rocker.
To add to the competition, the winner gets to play their favorite music in the car for a week, no complaints or questions asked.
While many legends are long gone, there’s a serious market for tribute acts. As such, you can give the gift of experience with tickets to a tribute band. Experiences are a great way of showing interest and appreciation for other people’s passions (but, if you really can’t stand it, there’ll always be someone willing to go with the). Whether it’s just a gig, or a full evening or entertainment and food, there are tons of options available to suit just about any budget. That said, it’s worth paying a little extra so the band actually resembles the original.
These are just few ideas to get your teeth into. If all else fails, some noise-canceling headphones for you, and free reign of the house’s speakers for them will do just fine.