"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear," Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) says in "Elf." Looking for the perfect gift to make a music enthusiast sing, hum or dance this holiday season? We've put together a list of nine of the best ideas for that friend or family member who loves music. Check them out below:
1. Cruiser Turntable from Crosley ($99-$109.95)
Listening to records on vinyl is essential for a music lover. However, you don't want to spend a lot of money on speakers and a turntable without trying them out first. The Crosley Cruiser is perfect for giving you a taste of what a vinyl record sounds like. It has two small speakers built into it and can be carried around like a briefcase.
2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones from Amazon ($149)
Headphone prices can be all over the place, but these are one of the more reliable kinds you can count on that won't break the bank. The ATH-M50x provides the listener with a great balance of sound and a pleasant listening experience.
3. SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II from Bose ($199.95)
Bose is one of the most reliable and best-sounding speakers on the market. This speaker not only sounds great, but you can take it anywhere, and it has a rechargeable battery that's good for 10 hours.
What better gift for music lovers than a platform where millions of songs and artists are available for them to listen to wherever and whenever? The top two services right now are Spotify and Apple Music. Spotify gives you the first month free, and Apple gives you the first three months free.
5. Adele's "25" from iTunes ($10.99)
Adele is shattering record sales left and right this holiday season with her latest release. See what all the buzz is about by saying "Hello" to this top seller and giving it as a gift this year. (Note: "25" is one of the few selections that you won't be able to listen to with a streaming service.)
6. Soundbot Bluetooth Speaker from Amazon ($16.79)
This waterproof, portable speaker can be used in the shower, at the beach and by the pool. The speaker connects to music devices using Bluetooth and can also be used inside if you want to attach it to a wall or window using the suction cup built into it.
7. Concert Tickets (Prices Vary)
There is no experience like hearing music live. Although the year is almost over, 2016 promises to be filled with plenty of great concerts. Major artists like Adele, Black Sabbath and more will be out on tour, while there will also be festivals like Firefly, the CMA Music Festival and Ultra Music Festival. Find out what band or singer the person you're buying for likes, and give them a ticket to an experience of a lifetime.
8. Foo Fighters "Sonic Highways" on Blu-ray from Foo Fighters ($19.99)
On their latest album, the Foo Fighters went around the country and recorded each one of their eight new songs in a different city. This documentary gives a look into the music history of some of the biggest cities, like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville and Austin. Even if you're not a fan of the band, it's interesting to see how different kinds of music developed in separate parts of the U.S.
9. Acoustic Guitar For Dummies Package from Target ($79.99)
Learn how to play guitar with this online starter kit. Complete with a gig bag, guitar picks, electric tuner and instruction manual, your music lover will be creating their own music in no time.