It’s that time of year again. Time to decorate the Christmas tree, put up the stockings, and buy all the Christmas presents. If you have a cellist in the family, finding the right cello gifts for them can be tough, but don’t fear! Below are the hottest 2017 Christmas gifts for cello players that your favorite cellist will absolutely love.
1. An Electric Cello
Every cellist who has every dreamed of being in a rock band or orchestra will love this. Electric cellos combine the beautiful sounds of cellos with the cool factor of being able to hook up to an amplifier and jam out. Most of the beginner electric cello outfits come with everything your cellist needs to get started so there’s no need to buy anything else. We’ve even done a review of the best electric cellos for you.
2. New Strings
The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling to replace their strings on a regular basis. They’ll be very grateful for this gift and they might even play you a song with their new strings!
We recommend the following string brands per our best cello strings review:
Used by professionals and beginners alike, Pirazzis offer a complex and warm tone with excellent projection and dynamic responsiveness. See on Amazon.
Very responsive sound that is both brilliant and powerful. See on Amazon.
3. Cello Jewelry
If your cellist loves jewelry, you can always buy them a cello necklace or earrings.
4. Cello T-shirts
Cellists are notoriously proud of their instrument and will love the chance to show off the fact that they play the coolest instrument. Get them one of these t-shirts and they will love wearing it around school and everywhere else they go!
5. Cello Christmas Ornaments
No list of top cello Christmas presents would be complete without actual Christmas ornaments. Give a gift that your cellist can immediately hang on their Christmas tree for everyone to see.
6. Pickup for Cello
If you can’t afford an electric cello, this pickup is the next best thing. When paired with an amplifier, this pickup will make a standard acoustic cello sound like an electric guitar. Let your cellist wow your family with an intimate rock concert.
7. Cello Pencil/Pen Holder
This will be a cute addition to any cellist’s desk. Where else are they going to store their pencils when they’re not practicing?
8. Hard Case for Cellos
Most cello kits come with only a soft case which is not ideal for traveling with a cello since cellos will get scratches, dents, and cracks. Hard cases offer better protection for cellos by providing a fiberglass hard shell around the cello with extra padding inside. Your cellist will thank you the next time they travel. If you’re looking for suggested cases, read our guide on the best cello cases.
9. Tickets to See Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica is the ultimate cello rock band. Known for performing covers of Metallica’s heavy metal albums, your cellist will be thrilled to see Apocalyptica live. See when they’ll be in a city near you.
10. Cello Tuner
Every cellist needs a tuner to make sure their instrument sounds right. The Snark tuner below will suffice for tuning a cello, but the Korg offers additional features such as a built-in metronome to make sure your cellist stays with the beat.
Bonus: Gift Card to Music Store
Since most cellists have their own tastes for strings, rosin, etc. it might be a safer bet to just get them a gift card to a music store. You can try going to your local music shop and asking for gift cards or try giving them an Amazon or Shar music gift card if they’d prefer to shop online.