Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Singer Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays

By Lily Guerrero

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking of gifts to give the beloved Sexi Soprano in your life. Whether she’s your significant other, daughter, or friend, there is something on this list she’ll be sure to love!

1. Walgreens Personal Steam Inhaler Kit, $20

This product is pharmacist recommended and travels well for those singers suffering from colds, allergies, or dry weather. It includes an attachment to clear out the nasal passages and plugs into the wall: no batteries required! Buy it in-store only at your local Walgreens.

2. Satechi USB Portable Amazing Humidifier, $30

Going along with the moisture relief theme, a travel size humidifier is great for those dry hotel rooms she spends so many of her gigs sleeping in, and her vocal cords will thank you! This one is extremely easy to use, as it connects to a water bottle as an auxiliary cap and is powered by USB cord. Buy it on Amazon here.

3. Teavana Radiant Flower Gift Collection, $50

If she’s a big tea drinker, she’ll love this gift set from Teavana that includes an infuser mug and two tins of loose leaves. Buy it from Teavana here.

4. “Score Preparation” Kit (tabs, highlighters, pencils, paperclips), $26

If you like to make your gifts a little more “do it yourself,” create a score preparation kit. You’ll save her a trip to Office Depot, plus she’ll love how the kit is both thoughtful and useful! Arrange it in a festive box and put a nice bow on top.

Paperclips, $9, Amazon

Post-It Flags, $7, Amazon

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, 6 Colored Highlighters, $4, Amazon

Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Box of 30, Yellow, $6, Amazon

5. J Crew Chunky Ribbed Scarf, $50

Every diva needs a thick, luxurious scarf to keep warm during the winter months. I especially love a chunky infinity scarf, as it's trendy and works well with either a coat or an indoor outfit. Get it at J Crew here.

6. CafePress Opera Singer Tote Bag, $14

Give your singer a tote bag to carry around all her scores and aria binders. I like the cheeky statement on the front of this one. Available on Amazon here.

7. Opera the board game, $48

Try your hand at running an opera company with this fantasy board game. Great as a bonding activity for when she arrives to her new educational outreach gig and wants to get to know the other members of her touring group! Get it on Amazon here.

8. Sheet Music Toilet Paper, $6

If gag gifts are more your style, or you need a white elephant gift for your studio’s holiday party, order some of this sheet music toilet paper on Amazon here.

See something on this list that you want to buy for yourself? Don’t forget, it’s okay to get yourself a treat for surviving all of those Messiah gigs!