I sing in the shower, I sing in the car, I sing under my breath in meetings at work and I sing in my mind pretty much every moment I’m awake. Yep, we are just a wee bit insane.
So if you love someone like me, allow me please to tell you the truth about most gifts we singers get.
Because the singer in your life probably isn’t unkind or “honest” (impolite) enough to tell it to you straight.
Here goes…most gifts we get suck. There. That feels better, doesn’t it? Honestly truly is the best policy.
If you want to give your singer friend an awesome gift, if you truly want to get something they would LOVE to buy themselves and if you want to give them the gift of not having to add ‘acting surprised and happy’ to their repertoire – listen up!
Here are the BEST, NEVER FAIL, AWESOME, HUG-WORTHY list of gifts singers 100% choose for themselves – and a few SHOCKERS YOU SHOULD AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!
Singers need to warm up before every performance, audition, show or practice session. BUT – most of us live with other human beings. Most of them these days have pretty good hearing and a set of ears.
See the problem?
Warming up can sometimes sound like a herd of unicorns running through a combine harvester. So if your beloved singer lives in an apartment, unit, flat, dorm or even a “normal” house – then they need a BeltBox.
These are vital if a singer is going to be able to warm up or practice singing effectively. They will definitely thank you for it. Check out some reviews here.
It’s a Tuner – which helps singers if they need to tune an instrument such as a guitar, etc OR they work with musicians who forgot theirs! It happens ALL THE TIME!
AND, it’s a tone generator – which helps singers stay on pitch. For the price, it’s a NO BRAINER!
The reviews say it all.
Can you imagine a professional athlete such as a swimmer or cyclist becoming a champion without training?
Of course not, it takes huge dedication and daily practice to become good at anything physical.
BUT what some people believe about singers is completely WRONG! They think some people are just born with a fantastic voice and that’s it.
No way buddy! That’s like saying “well, of course he became Mr. Universe – Arnold was born weighing 300 pounds and all muscle.
No, for most singers they need to train. Hard. Their vocals, their bodies, and their musical ear. That’s where Expand-A-Lung comes in.
With consistent use, it develops power, depth, and range through expansion of the lung capacity. Singing becomes more effortless and flowing.
One of the best advantages a singer can have.
Singers must be very careful about their instrument and using a personal and portable humidifier is one of the best ways to care for it!
The Fancii personal humidifier moistens the air in smaller spaces such as hotel, dorm, and bedrooms – and helps singers breathe better.
It’s portable, simple, quiet and powerful and uses most standard water bottles. You can even use it in the car on the way to a performance!
Moisten Your Vocal Chords – Anywhere!
This technology allows you to ensure your vocals are top notch before a performance. Try sleeping with it beside your bed to maximise your vocal hydration before that big gig!
- PureMist Moisture Technology
- Super Quiet Operation
- Timer settings at (2,4,6 hours)
- Auto Shut-Down (8 hours)
- Uses 3 AA batteries (not included), or
- USB Powered (cable included)
- 3 WX2 Filters (Change every 1-2 months)
- Cordless Design
Easy to pack – and lightweight
The AquaMist II is so easy to take with you. It easily fits in your backpack, handbag or suitcase.
The 3 AA batteries that can last up to 18 hours (depending on the strength and quality of the battery). You can also power it by USB using a laptop, power bank, or wall adapter (cable included).
- USB cable (included)
- 3 AA batteries (not included).
Sleep Hydrated with the AquaMist
With sound level less than 15 decibels, it’s is considerably quieter than the sound of rustling leaves – so you can sleep peacefully through the night.
BUILT IN TIMER
Set the unit to run for between 2, 4, and 6 hours. Or if not, it will auto shut-off of 8 hours, so you don’t have to think about it.
5. Funky Singing Microphone T Shirt 100% Cotton Quality Singer’s T Shirt
What a fantastic talking point. Instantly empower your singing loved one to show their passion with pride!
These t-shirts are fun for karaoke, workshops, casual wear or rehearsals – they will love it.
Might order a few for ourselves actually…They come in black, green, blue, grey or red and all sizes for men, women, and kids.
Find out more here.
6. Professional Metal Voice Recorder 8BG – Dual Microphone and Speaker Very, Very Useful For Singer’s To Play Back Their Performances & Rehearsals
We love this magical device! Problem is, we’re not sure how long they can do them at this price.
At the time of writing, they are under our $50 cutoff, but forgive us if the price has gone up when you are reading this article.
Loads of positive reviews and in our experience, nothing help s a singer more than being able to hear back their own performances or rehearsals.
Especially good for taking along to a rehearsal and playing back those harmonies, or verses you are unsure of.
Needless to say, they will love this, use it loads and thank you for it! Find out more here.
We’ve spent a lot of time here deciding what would make our Top 6. We consider the above to be the SAFEST gifts you can give the singer in your life.
BUT, here’s what can happen when you get it wrong!
The 3 Gifts Singers Hate – But Won’t Tell You About!
1. Music You THINK They Love
“I know my cousins like “that lovely Michael Buble”. That does NOT mean I will be over the moon to get his new DVD for my birthday…”
“I have Spotify. I wish people wouldn’t buy me CDs anymore.”
2. Music You KNOW They Love
“I am a huge Beyonce fan, so I have everything she’s ever released. Now I have 2 copies of most of it because people keep gifting it to me”
“My granddad bought me tickets to see Bruno Mars. The thing is, I already had them weeks ago. Bless him, but now I have a problem to deal with!”
3. Instructional Courses
“A friend signed me up for an online course on MasterClass by Christina Aguilera. The thing is, I really can’t stand her voice and I can’t watch it”
“I got a Udemy course as a graduation present. It’s nice, but waaaaay too basic for me. I just graduated with an MA in Music Performance!”