Ten Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas For Music Lovers
From music boxes to vinyl, here are some of the best gifts for the music lover in your life.
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Music and gaming go hand in hand, with tons of fantastic games released in the past couple of years with iconic soundtracks. That means that that games can be the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.
From vinyl releases of some of the best soundtracks in recent gaming memory to games that make music a big part of their identity, here are some of the best gaming gifts for the music lover in your life.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Housebuilding Vinyl
Red Dead Redemption 2 is full of dramatic, heartfelt moments, but if there’s one that sticks out as a much-needed moment of levity, it’s the housebuilding scene. Beyond seeing some key characters get the happy moments they deserve, it’s also become iconic in the Red Dead community for the fantastic song that plays.
Well, Rockstar must have that meme appeal, because it released an EP focused entirely on that catchy Housebuilding song. A perfect gift for fans of Rockstar, or for those just wanting an earworm of a tune.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Housebuilding EP retails for $19.85 and can be ordered via Amazon.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vinyl
Spider-Man: Miles Morales had one of the best soundtracks of 2020 and it’s finally been celebrated with this double-sided vinyl release earlier this year. This two-vinyl release contains all of the game’s original songs, as well as the licenced tracks that play during key moments.
Not only does this vinyl release contain all of the best tracks from the game, but the disks themselves are stylishly coloured after Miles and The Prowler, meaning it’s one release you’re going to want to keep out of the sleeve.
The Spider-Man: Miles Morales Double-Sided Vinyl retails for $35 and can be ordered via the Mondo shop.
God Of War Vinyl
Here’s another Sony exclusive with a fantastic soundtrack that has now been immortalised in a double-vinyl release. The God of War vinyl release collects all of Bear McCreary’s iconic booming tracks onto two stylish vinyl styled after Atreus and Kratos.
If you’ve got a God of War fan in your life who is patiently awaiting Ragnarok – aren’t we all – then this vinyl release is a great way of celebrating the latest game’s iconic soundtrack.
The God of War Vinyl retails for $35 and can be ordered via Amazon.
Weezer x Wave Break 7″ Vinyl (feat. “Tell Me What You Want”)
The world’s first skateboating game has to have a pretty memorable soundtrack, and thankfully this vinyl featuring music from Weezer doesn’t let down. This vinyl release features Weezer’s track, “Tell Me What You Want” on an ultra-stylish vinyl made to look like a Miami sunset, which isn’t the most wintery release, but when it looks this stylish, who cares?
The Weezer x Wave Break vinyl retails for $11.99 and can be ordered via iam8bit.
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker Seven Inch Vinyl
If you’re trying to make your gift receiver cry this Christmas, look no further than the Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker vinyl. This release contains two tracks, “Endwalker” and “Endwalker – Footfalls”, as well as having some frankly gorgeous cover art. It also comes with an MP3 code so you can cry wherever you are.
The Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker Vinyl retails for $27.99 and can be ordered via the Square Enix Store.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack Double EP
One of the most recent vinyl releases on the list – here we have the Guardians of the Galaxy double EP. This vinyl release collects all of the original songs made for the game’s soundtrack, including all of the surprisingly-epic tracks made for the fictional Star-Lord band.
This vinyl release is planned to ship in December 2021, so it should be arriving just in time to make for a flarkin’ good present.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Double EP retails for $35 and can be ordered via Mondo.
Final Fantasy 7 Music Box: Main Theme Of Final Fantasy 7
Here’s a really cool release from the Square Enix Store – a music box that plays the main theme of Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most popular JRPGs of all time, so if the person you’re getting a gift for is a fan of games, they’re very likely to love this music box.
If you’re not quite as keen on Final Fantasy 7’s main theme, there’s also one for Tifa’s theme – Seventh Heaven. Tifa is certified best girl, so that’s also a great choice.
The Final Fantasy 7 Music Box retails for $17.99 and can be ordered via the Square Enix Store.
Nier Replicant Music Box: Ashes Of Dreams
If Final Fantasy isn’t your scene, Square Enix has also released a music box for another of its fantastic releases this year. This Nier Replicant music box plays the game’s main theme, Ashes of Dreams, and is a great gift for both Nier and Square Enix fans.
The Square Enix Store also has several other Nier-related music boxes, including some with songs from Automata, so you’re covered no matter which Nier game is your favourite. Uh, we mean your recipients favourite, of course.
The Nier Replicant: Ashes of Dreams Music Box retails for $17.99 and can be ordered via the Square Enix Store.
NEO: The World Ends With You
Similarly to the original game, NEO: The World Ends With You puts a huge emphasis on music being a core tenant of its identity. The good news there is that the whole soundtrack is absolutely fantastic and full of J-Pop and soft-rock bangers. Better yet, it’s also an excellent game beyond the music.
We’d recommend the soundtrack CD as a present, but it’s unfortunately sold out pretty much everywhere. That should be recommendation enough, though!
NEO: The World Ends With You retails for $59.99 and can be ordered via Amazon.
Life Is Strange: True Colors
There’s no other game in 2021 that is quite as linked to music as Life is Strange: True Colors. This emotional, heart-felt adventure has you playing as Alex Chen as she moves to the town of Haven Springs and comes to terms with her unique ability to feel the emotions of what other people are feeling.
Although most of the adventure has Alex using her powers to help others, a large part of True Colors is centred around music, and how Alex uses it to get past her grief. Similarly to other Life is Strange games, licensed music is played throughout the adventure, but there are also unique moments where Alex plays her own music and is voiced by mxmtoon. It’s also one of TheGamer’s highest-rated games of the year.
Life is Strange: True Colors retails for $59.99 and can be ordered via Amazon.
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