Unique Gifts for Music Lovers

Unique gifts for music lovers - Wrensilva

For a gift-giving moment that will deliver on luxury and sophistication, consider VIP concert tickets, equipment, rare vinyl and a HiFi console that will take listening to a whole new level. While just about everyone loves music, for some it’s more than just a passive listening experience. These unique gifts for music lovers are for those who view music as a necessity, not an option. 

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Audio Equipment for Unmatched Listening and Inspired Creating
Rare Vinyl & Memorabilia
Original Art & Tabletop Books
Music Experiences

Audio Equipment for Unmatched Listening and Inspired Creating

A gift of audio gear strikes at the heart of every music lover, whether it’s an aspiring professional musician, a weekend garage rock warrior or a passionate listener. Providing equipment that supports and inspires is the gift that keeps on giving.   

High-End HiFi Set Up

Wrensilva’s M1 is the ultimate audio console. With North American walnut, chosen specifically for its timeless styling, this home system delivers seamless music integration to any space. Sonos functionality, a premium turntable and Bluetooth provide high-resolution streaming audio and vinyl in every room. Additional inputs give you the option to plug in an old school boombox to listen to those classic mixtapes. Like the most coveted of rare vinyl, this console is a luxury gift for music lovers.

M1 HiFi Record Console

Wrensilva M1 HiFi Record Console

State-of-the-Art Turntable

Put precision engineering, superb vinyl playback, and design aesthetics at the top of your list when shopping for a turntable gift. Every component matters from the deck itself, to the tonearm and needle. For room-filling power, a big soundstage and warm tone, look to brands that make electronics design and audio technology a priority. A turntable in a console wraps up the complete package of sound excellence, with pre-amp, speakers and a solid frame that eliminates unwanted rattles and vibrations for an unmatched listening experience. Founded by a team with deep roots in music, sound engineering, and design, Wrensilva’s unparalleled level of quality control ensures each console is expertly crafted to reawaken the spirit of HiFi.

WrenSilva turntable Wrensilva turntable

High-Fidelity Headphones

For “quiet listening,” don’t skimp on sound quality. Over-ear headphones completely immerse you in sound, which can be a pretty spectacular experience. Listen to “The Reckoner” by Radiohead, Led Zeppelin “Ramble On” or The Chemical Brothers “Wonder of the Deep” on a great set of headphones and have your mind blown with audio panning: music designed to move from left to right channel.     

Bluetooth headphones are compatible with Wrensilva consoles. Use the line outs located in the lower section of the console to add a Bluetooth transmitter. For wired headphones, add a headphone amp of your choice and use the same line outs.

Portable Speakers

Give the gift of mobile music without compromising on sound quality. Sonos Move speakers are weather resistant, with a rechargeable battery and wide soundstage. They are also compatible with all of our Wrensilva consoles. Luxury is having music with you poolside, outdoor grill-side or by your side in the kitchen. 

Sonos Move Speaker
Sonos Move speaker

A Concert-Grade or Baby Grand Piano

Steinway Model S Baby Grand Piano 

It’s a unique gift for music lovers that’s hard to disguise, so pop a bow on it and make a grand statement. A grand piano is a show-stopping centerpiece in any music enthusiast's home. Exquisite craftsmanship and a rich history lend primo status to this massive instrument.  

After searching for his “perfect piano,” Freddie Mercury bought a Yamaha Baby Grand in 1975. He used it to compose “Bohemian Rhapsody” among other legendary Queen songs. 

Billy Joel and Rufus Wainwright favor the Steinway. Elton John’s piano of choice from 1974 - 1993 was the Steinway Model D Grand Piano Number 426549. Freddie Mercury borrowed this very piano for Queen's 1977 "A Day at the Races" legendary World Tour. 

Elton John and his Steinway Elton John and his Steinway
Image: Heritage Auctions, HA.com

Gifts for Making Unique Sounds 

Moog Etherwave Theremin 

The eerie, other worldly sound of the theremin was used in 1940s and 50s sci-fi movies as the soundtrack to alien encounters, swamp things and creepy castles. It was invented by accident in 1920 by Russian radio engineer Leon Theremin. His intent was to build proximity sensors. Instead, he created the world’s first electronic instrument and the only one that is played without physical contact. A theremin is a unique gift for music lovers who revel in a challenge.

Led Zeppelin, Pixies, Jack White, The Rolling Stones and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have all used the theremin in recordings and on stage.    

Moog Theremin Moog Theremin

Third Man Bumble Buzz Guitar Pedal 

Every guitar player needs at least a couple of effect pedals… and there’s no reason for those pedals to be any less than what Jack White himself uses. The Bumble Buzz pedal is handcrafted by Union Tube & Transistors, the company that built the pedal used for Jack’s  guitar sounds on "Sixteen Saltines." It looks and sounds the part.

Bumble Buzz Guitar Pedal The Bumble Buzz pedal

Rare Vinyl & Memorabilia

It’s not just the rare item itself, it’s the thrill of finding it and owning it that puts this category of gifts over the top. Limited edition vinyl sleeves, individually numbered boxed sets or signed artwork from a favorite musician are unique treasures for a music fanatic.

Collector’s Vinyl

Röyksopp’s Melody AM - Norway’s ambient/electro pioneers collaborated with Banksy on a limited edition cover for their debut album. 100 copies feature a hand-sprayed stencil design by the elusive street artist. In 2019, an original copy was sold for $10,256.

Royksopp album cover Röyksopp Melody AM original Banksy cover

Prince The Black Album - Originally set for release in 1987, a spiritual revelation led the Purple One to order the destruction of all copies of the album because he felt that the tracks were too evil. The black sleeve, with no art, title, or artist name was identified only by a catalog number: 1-25677. Though it was officially released in 1994, original copies that evaded destruction have been sold for as much as $42,298 at auction

Prince's Black Album Cover Original copy of The Black Album, identified only by a parental advisory sticker and a catalog number

The Wailers Catch a Fire - The fifth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers was their first for Island Records. The 1973 release was under the name The Wailers in a sleeve designed to look like a hinged zippo lighter, right down to the flip top, which revealed the vinyl. The sleeve has been reproduced since (a 2018 Record Store Day Black Friday release on “smoke” vinyl), but the original first pressing is a gem to behold.

The Wailers Catch a Fire record

The Wailers Catch a Fire original lighter sleeve

Limited Edition Vinyl Box Sets

Nick Drake Fruit Tree - Nick Drake may not be a household name, but his music is a must for a well-rounded music aficionado. He recorded just three studio albums in his all too short life and they are gorgeous, influential classics. He was not recognized in his lifetime, but folks like Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Alexi Murdoch and Beck owe a debt to Nick Drake’s influence. The Fruit Tree set includes his three studio albums + a 14-track LP of demos and unreleased material and a booklet. 

Nick Drake Album Cover Nick Drake Fruit Tree

Faces 1970 - 1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything - A supergroup to rival all supergroups, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, and Kenney Jones, along with Ian McLagan and Ronnie Lane recorded four studio albums as Faces. Ron Wood and Kenney Jones went on to conquer arenas with The Rolling Stones and The Who; and Rod went on to “Do You Think I’m Sexy” stardom. 

The set includes all four studio albums on 180g vinyl, in their original packaging with posters, die cut and embossed sleeves, plus a bonus LP of b-sides and rarities. The vinyl is cut from original analog masters. Limited to 7500 world wide, it’s a unique gift for music lovers that seem to have everything.  

Faces Album Cover Faces You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything…

Exclusive Music Memorabilia 

Nick Cave Limited Edition Polaroid - Snapped while traversing the globe on tour, these polaroids are a peek into what crosses paths with the OG “goth-father” on an ordinary day… or as ordinary as your day can be if you’re Nick Cave.

Original Polaroid, rubber-stamped and typed text, signed and “altered” by Nick Cave. 

Nick Cave Polaroid Nick Cave Polaroid

Signed and numbered silkscreen concert posters

The next best thing to attending a concert is hanging the poster on your wall. Hatch Show Print started out in 1925, printing posters for country music shows in Nashville with carved wood blocks. Fast forward nearly 100 years and they are still printing posters at their current space in the Country Music Hall of Fame, where they have an active workshop and retail store. Hand-screened concert posters became a platform for artists like Kozik, Taz and Mike King in the 90s, and they continue to be a favorite merch piece for bands and concert venues. You can shop rare and collectible posters that make unique gifts at Nevermind Gallery, Methane Studios and Dark City Gallery.  

Smashing Pumpkins Poster Frank Kozik 1996 Smashing Pumpkins concert poster 

Original Art & Tabletop Books

Original artworks and coffee table books give your space some music personality that is uniquely yours. Musicians are often artistically gifted in more ways than one. 

A chunky coffee table book can take you on a ride through an artist’s career with candid photography and unpublished images. Hand painted, one-of-a-kind works of art are a solid way to support an artist’s many talents.

Musical Artwork 

Steve Keene is an incredibly prolific artist who is known for his plywood album cover tribute paintings, which he traditionally sells ridiculously cheap from his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His process involves setting up plywood canvases and painting in multiple. He estimates that more than 300,000 of his paintings are out in the world. He’s painted everything from Bowie to Beastie Boys, John Coltrane and Johnny Cash.   

Steve Keene’s Beastie Boys Check Your Head cover tribute Steve Keene’s Beastie Boys Check Your Head cover tribute

Jon Langford’s bio on one of his gallery’s websites is too apropos to attempt to recreate: “Welsh rabble-rouser, painter extraordinaire, punk rock pioneer. He is a founding member of The Mekons and a visual artist whose paintings and prints are rooted in the legends of country music. 

Patsy Cline Painting Jon Langford Patsy Cline painting

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Coffee Table Books

Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973 with lenticular cover. A tribute to David Bowie from his official photographer, Mick Rock. Compiled in 2015 with Bowie’s blessing, the collection includes stage shots and backstage candids that chart the musical, theatrical, and sexual revolution of the 1972–73 Ziggy Stardust world tour, and celebrates the eternal inspiration of a transformative artist.

David Bowie Book Cover
Mick Rock, The Rise of David Bowie

Dust and Grooves Eilon Paz’s 436-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records.

Dust & Grooves book cover Elion Paz, Dust & Grooves 

Music Experiences

The luxurious gift of an interactive experience like a workshop hosted by renowned musicians or a backstage concert pass creates memories that last a lifetime.

Music Lessons from Legends

An annual MasterClass membership offers access to music genius through online classes with some of the world's top musicians. Choose from “Creativity and Songwriting” with St Vincent, “Music Curation and DJing” with Questlove, and “Being a Band” with Metallica, and many more. 

St. Vincent in the recording studio
St Vincent MasterClass

VIP Concert Treatment

A seat in the first 3 rows, a backstage tour, an autographed item, and a VIP entrance are just some of the perks of a VIPNation premium concert ticket package. You can hardly put a price on meeting a music icon.   

Depeche Mode Tour Image Depeche Mode VIP experience on their 2023 world tour

Make Memories with Luxury Gifts for Music Lovers

Taking the time to seek out unique, high-quality, wow-factor gifts for your music-loving friends and family is a gift in itself. Giving that gift that brings a dream to life or encourages a creative path is priceless: a Wrensilva console that looks as gorgeous as it sounds with rich, balanced sound, the way the artists who made it would want you to listen; a grand piano for a composer in the making; a VIP concert treatment for a superfan. These are unforgettable luxury gifts for music lovers that make memories.