COURTESY  PHOTOVintage record labels make nifty coasters.

COURTESY PHOTOVintage record labels make nifty coasters.

Holiday gift items for the vinyl lover in your life

It’s the holiday season – time to spend time with friends and family, and time to spend money buying gifts for those close to you. For some, gift giving is a piece of cake. Others … not so much. When it comes to the music lover and vinyl collector on your list, it can be impossible.

Why? Well, records can be expensive, and the person you’re buying for already might have what you want to give them. Yet the gift of music can be one of the great things you can give. It’s why a mixed CD is one of my favorite things in this world. Here are some other outside-the-box gift ideas for the music enthusiast you’re struggling with.

Vinyl Me Please subscription

This service is the gift that keeps on giving. For up to a year, a new record every month will be shipped to your loved one. The subscription also comes with a monthly art print and drink recipe (corresponding to the music). Artists include everyone from War on Drugs to Madvillain. It’s the perfect way to kickstart a vinyl collection. $75 for three months, $284 for a year; www.vinylmeplease.com

Vintage Record Coasters

What’s worse than creating a ring on a coffee table while listening to records? These coasters are the perfect way to show a love for vinyl and music while protecting that table. The double-sided coasters are laminated labels taken from old records. $20 for six; www.vinylux.net/product/record-coasters/

IKEA Kallax shelving series

Vinyl collectors aren’t space savers. Those big, heavy records need good storage. Thankfully, IKEA is here to rescue record-shelving needs with its Kallax line. Twelve-inch albums fit on the shelves with ease. Units come in multiple colors and sizes. $34.99-$139.99; www.ikea.com

Kate Koeppel Design record dividers

Does your friend have too many records and can’t keep track of them? Is the collection disorganized, making it impossible to find what you want to listen to? These alphabetical, laser-cut, hand-finished wood dividers are gorgeous, simple and beautiful. Dividers also are available by genre, in sets of six. $150-$410; www.katekoeppel.com

artsIKEA Kallax shelvesPop Music & JazzVintage Record CoastersVinyl Me Please subscription

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SFMTA delays vote on Bayview Slow Streets, approves five others in ‘underserved’ areas

SFMTA struggles to conduct outreach in neighborhoods with lower internet access

Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Indoor shows won’t be flooding SF stages soon but Stern Grove might be back in June

While San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that live performances may resume… Continue reading

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first… Continue reading

James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Murder case heads to trial over killing of 6-year-old Jace Young

Hearing reveals new details in ‘horrific’ Fourth of July shooting

BART passengers may see more frequent service by this fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART service increases possible as soon as September

Proposal would double weekday, daytime trains and extend system operating hours

Most Read