If you are looking around for anniversary gifts for your musician boyfriend, you are already aware that an anniversary is an event where you should get wonderfully personal. This isn't like a birthday gift; this is a gift that only you should give him because it celebrates something that lies between the two of you.
Luckily, if your boyfriend is a musician ... there are lots of great gifts that you can get for him!
So you've decided to get him a gift that he will really want and enjoy, but maybe at that point, you've stopped. Luckily, if your boyfriend is a musician, whether he is a professional, a hobbyist, or somewhere in-between, there are lots of great gifts that you can get for him! When you are considering anniversary gifts for your boyfriend, keep his interests in mind.
There’s a good chance that if your boyfriend is a musician, he is also a music lover. Think about his music taste and why he likes what he does. Even if you don't like the same music he enjoys, it won't hurt you to try to figure out what he sees in it. Read reviews, see what the musicians have to say, and figure out if there is some sort of corresponding theme between all the music that he has. This is a great way to find a band that you can introduce him to that he will enjoy.
This is a personal gift because it will show that you have thought about his taste and what he might find interesting. You can, of course, also get him the newest CD by his favorite group, but you may also find that this is risky because chances are that he has already bought it for himself.
Shopping for anniversary gifts for your boyfriend has gotten a lot easier with the presence of the Internet. You'll be able to browse and research many different ideas at your leisure, and you'll find that there are plenty of options open to you. Unless your musician boyfriend really loves cute things, you should probably pass by presents like a musical note mug, or things with his instrument painted or silk screened on them. Most musicians are drowning in merchandise like that, and you'll find that they won't really appreciate getting more of the same.
One thing that many studios find that they could use is a digital tuner
Instead, take a quick look around your boyfriend's studio space and figure out what he may need. You'll find musicians tend to have a lot of detritus and studio gear lying about, so take a look at what he's been using. One thing that many studios find that they could use is a digital tuner. A digital tuner can listen to instruments or emit tones that guide the musician in tuning their instrument. Your musician boyfriend might find that their practices go a lot faster and more efficiently once they have one of these inexpensive little devices.
Depending on how much cash you want to spend and what your boyfriend already has, you'll find that a high-quality microphone is something that will make both recording sessions and practices sound a little better. The type of microphone to consider depends on where the band performs, and what your boyfriend does in the band.
If he sings quietly, acoustically, or in the studio, he will probably want a capacitor microphone.
For instance, if your boyfriend is the singer of a band that performs fairly loud live music, he will probably want a high-end dynamic microphone. If he sings quietly, acoustically, or in the studio, he will probably want a capacitor microphone. A way to get a capacitor microphone on a budget is to buy a current model electret microphone; the new models sound as good as a true capacitor mic.
If your boyfriend plays an instrument, he may use a variety of microphone types. Drummers may use an overhead mic for cymbals and crash, and a special speaker as a microphone for the kick drum. Acoustic guitarists use a saddle-mounted piezoelectric microphone, while guitarists may mic their amp stacks when playing a large venue. Your best bet is to discretely ask his band mates which microphone type would be best for him.
...he will be quite grateful if you can help him get his instrument to and from gigs without harm...
Many of the gifts that you can get a musician are very practical, and you'll find that anniversary gifts for your boyfriend don't necessarily have to be flashy to be welcome. If your boyfriend plays an instrument, you'll find that he will be quite grateful if you can help him get his instrument to and from gigs without harm. One of the best ways to do this is by getting him a special case for it. There are many great cases out there, and they are quite important for the musician who is interested in taking care of his instruments.
Show that special musician in your life that you would like to support who he is and what he does by purchasing him something that matches up with one of the great passions in his life. Help him out with his music or his band and you can bet that you'll make a great impression!