18 Gadgets and Gifts for Your Favorite Music Lover

Who's the music fanatic in your family? You know, they guy or girl who collects every album from their favorite artist, even though it's all on Spotify anyway. The person who wears concert t-shorts or always has earbuds in their pocket?

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This gift guide is here to help you pick out awesome stuff for them. And you don't have to spend a fortune. We've rounded up an assortment of goodies that range in price from $10 to $300.

1. TOOKS AUDIO BEANIE

It's cold outside, and pairing headphones with winter hats can be a pain. So get a gift that combines the two.

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With the Tooks Audio Beanie, he can look stylish in a beanie, yet still listen to his tunes with the integrated headphones. The cap is available with both wired headphones ($28) and Bluetooth wireless ($38), and they include a microphone, volume control and call control, so he never has to dig his phone out of his pocket to answer a call.

2. JBL CLIP 2

If you know a true music lover, you know they take their music with them everywhere they go. Make it easier with the JBL Clip 2 ($60)

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The built-in carabiner means this wireless speaker is easy to tote around just by clipping it onto a bag, purse or even a wasitband. And since it's waterproof, you don't have to worry about rain or dropping into a puddle (or a pool). The rechargeable battery provides up to eight hours of playtime, and if you want even more amplified sound, you can wirelessly connect two of these tiny speakers to play in sync.

3. WIRELESS BLUETOOTH WATER DANCING SPEAKERS

Time for something just a little psychedelic. These electrifying wireless water dancing speakers ($60) bring their favorite music to life by putting on a gorgeous show in tune with any song they play.

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Just connect any iOS or Android device, either through Bluetooth or an auxilliary cable, and watch each speaker dance along with five water jets and five LED lights. The bass-boosting speakers pack a big punch for their small size, so they're all you'll need to get a party started.

4. MAGNEAT

Not every music lover has migrated to wireless headphones just yet—which means some poor souls still have to deal with that dangling cord while they're trying to function and listen to music at the same time.

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Thankfully, the Magneat cable management system ($10) is here to help. The simple clip attaches to your clothing and helps keep headphone cords in check. It's also a miracle worker when it comes to ligtening up heavy earbuds that pull. And they come in a variety of colors, patterns and phrases, so there's one out there for everyone.

5. BIG BLUE PARTY INDOOR-OUTDOOR BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

The thing about portable speakers is that, well, they're usually small. And sometimes, their small size means small sound. That's great if you're on-the-go, but not if you're in need of big sound.

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That's where the Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor speaker ($300) comes in handy. Four, full-range speaker drivers are angled specifically to make sure your party is surrounded in sound. The handle makes it easy to carry around, and it's water-proof, meaning it's perfectly safe for outdoor use. Plus, the clean lines and sleek design make this a speaker you won't mind having around yur home.

6. MUSIC MUFFS

Keep those ears toasty and stylish while she rocks out to her favorite musc with Music Muffs ($50).

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Yatra

These faux-fur-lined ear muffs come complete with wireless headphones that provide cinema-worthy sound. Perfect for the trendy, music-loving gal on your list.

7. CHROMECAST AUDIO

Wi-Fi speakers are an awesome thing to have, but they're also pretty pricey. Now, any speakers can be Wi-Fi-enabled, with the help of Chromecast Audio ($35).

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Google

Connect this tiny device to any speaker through the AUX port, and instantly enable that speaker to play tunes from your favorite music streaming service. It's compatible with Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and more. Once it's setup, use your iOS, Anroid, Mac, Windows or Chrome device to control what you hear.

8. THE STELLE AUDIO PILLAR

Music lovers who are equally obssessed with design will fall in love with this speaker, which basically doubles as a work of art.

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The Stelle Audio Pillar ($300) comes in a variety of designs, each created to add an element of class to your decor while bringing quality sound. Not only does the rechargeable battery provide a staggering 15 hours of uninterrupted sound, but it also has a hidden microphone for hands-free calls—making this a perfect addition to a desk or office space.

9. CORD TACOS

Traveling anywhere with cords is just plain annoying, and chances are, your music-lover has an abundance of those.

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Grab them a Cord Taco Supreme six-pack ($35) and they'll be forever grateful, we promise. Use these handy leather tacos to reign in headphone cords and charging cables — especially handy in bags where they tend to tangle. The set also includes larger tacos, great for dealing with home equipment cables in an orderly way.

Note: This is not a real taco, so we don't recommendn trying to eat one.

10. MUSIC VAULT

Your music lover probably has an extensive digital collection of music, which could mean disaster in the even of a computer crash. Help them prevent major msuic loss with The Music Vault, designed to help them keep all of their digital tunes in one, safe place.

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Just plug the device into a USB drive and tell the The Music Vault it to start the backup. It will automatically find and store all music files, regardless of format. It's available in 8GB ($50), 16GB ($80) and 32GB ($100), with the largest device able to store up to 8,000 songs.

11. SONY NOISE CANCELLING BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

It's hard to enjoy your music when you're surrounded by so much noise, which is exactly why any music lover would appreciate a pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones ($230).

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They'll connect to your device wirelessly via Bluetooth, so there's no cord to get tangled, and even include a microphone so you can take calls without taking off your headphones. The rechargeable battery holds a charge for up to 15 hours, and the adjustable headband and soft ear covers mean they'll always be comfortable. Put these on, turn up the tunes, and tune out the world.

12. MOXIE SHOWERHEAD SPEAKER

Take singing in the shower to a whole new level with the Moxie single-function showerhead with a built-in wireless speaker ($199).

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KOHLER

The water-resistant speaker pops in and out of the showerhead easily for charging, and the soft, silicone spray face is easy to clean (which is a huge plus for any shower head). Showering will never be the same again... but the water bill might get a little higher.

13. USB MIX TAPE

Once upon a time, a homemade mix tape was the ultimate symbol of your love and dedication, and it can be again with this USB mix tape ($23).

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Etsy

Just gather all the songs you want to share, upload to the plastic cassette tape USB, and hand it over as a nostalic gesture they'll never forget.

14. PORTABLE DJ BOOTH AND LIGHT SHOW

The thing about music lovers is, they usually believe their music is something to be shared. Help them share it in style with this portable DJ booth and light show ($300).

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They'll be the star of every party—and start parties everywhere they go with this in tow. It connects to any smartphone or tablet, and gives them full control with eight performance pads and two scratch wheels, plus a colorful LED pad that lights up in time with the music. Built-in speakers mean there's no need to connect with anything else, so he's ready to put on a show in minutes. The battery lasts up to six hours, so the party won't end early on account of the music stopping.

15. STELLE AUDIO MINI-CLUTCH SPEAKER

Toting a speaker along with you is no excuse to sacrifice style, and the Stelle Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker ($199) integrates fashion and sound seemlessly.

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Stelle

This "diamond" studded clutch doubles as a wireless speaker, but still functions as a clutch. It opens to a mirror and a storage pocket big enough for the essentails. The speaker connects via Bluetooth or auxilliary jack, and if your cellphone battery is runnig low (when is it not?) it can charge any USB device. Talk about multipurpose!

16. AUDIO-TECHNICA AUTOMATIC BLUETOOTH TURNTABLE

Die-hard vinyl fans will flip out over this gift. Let them listen to the records they hold dear without sacrificing sound or convenience.

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Audio-Technica

The Audio-Technica Automatic Bluetooth Turntable ($179) has all the features they want from a vintage turntable, with the ability to connect via Bluetooth to wireless speakers. It connects to up to eight different speakers, meaning they can pump the sound through their entire house. And if they're die-hards for the "old way" of doing things, it still has the ability to be wired to a traditional speaker.

17. TIMBREFONE PHONE AMPLIFIER

Sometimes, low-tech is the way to go, and this walnut accoustic speaker ($129) is no execption.

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Etsy

No wires or batteries needed—this amplifier turns up the sound on their music just by placing it in the cradle. An as an added bonus, this hand-crafted items is a gorgeous addition to any decor.

18. PERSONALIZED MIXTAPE DOORMAT

Let everyone know there's a music-lover in the house with this nostalgic mixtape doormat ($38).

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Make it even better by adding personalization, so there's no question this product was made just for them. The rubber mat wipes clean with a sponge, meaning they'll be able to use it to dislpay their love for music for years to come—and they'll think of you every time they wipe their feet.