Audiophiles. We all know one, and they can be a right pain to buy presents for! Fortunately, for those who’re into both gaming and music, there are plenty of great gifts to listen out for this holiday season. So if you’ve got a friend who wants to level up their melodies, our holiday gift guide for the music-loving gamer is sure to provide something sweet enough to satisfy their ears.
Holiday gift guide 2019 for the music-loving gamer
Vinyls are the true domain of the audio elite, and there’s little a music-lover enjoys more than showing off their collection. If your gift target owns a record player, bring some spice to their collection this holiday by gifting one of the gaming soundtracks listed below.
Whether you’re after the heavy orchestra of Skyrim, a nostalgic Zelda mix, or high-paced indie beats, there are tons of quality vinyl soundtracks on offer these days, both official and in tribute. Have a peruse of the list below and feel free to pick and choose your gift target’s preferred gaming series. Not sure what to pick? Collections like the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Greatest Video Game Music cover a wide range of game series in a single collection.
- DOOM Original Game Soundtrack - $38.17
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Original Game Soundtrack - $79.99
- God of War Original Soundtrack - $45.98
- The Last of Us Original Score Vol. 1 - $40.54
- No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe - $19.99
- Johto Legends - Music from "Pokémon Gold and Silver" - $41.95
- Hero of Time - Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - $42.30
- Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection - $49.88 (or Uncharted 4/Uncharted: Lost Legacy)
- Minecraft Volume Alpha - $79.99 (Ghostly have just restocked where it is cheaper)
- Katamari Damacy Original Video Game Soundtrack - $49.08
- Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - $37.72
- The Last Guardian Original Soundtrack - $29.09
- Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack - $47.93
- Celeste Original Soundtrack - $41.03
- Hyper Light Drifter Vinyl Soundtrack - $75
- Cuphead - Selected Tunes - $44.14
- Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture - $33.98
(Psst! Are they a food lover as well? You should totally check out our gift guide of the best gaming cookbooks as well. Just click here!)
Headphones and Earbuds
We’re not always afforded the pleasure of enjoying music out loud on a quality set of speakers. The next best thing is an excellent pair of headphones. If you don’t mind splashing out a bit there are plenty of great choices for PC gamers. The HyperX Cloud Mix is designed specifically for gamers who enjoy music on the go, swapping between wired and Bluetooth connections. Want high-end audio production? Steel Series is known as one of the best headset producers around. For a budget option that won’t scrimp on audio, the Corsair HS50 is also a fantastic choice.
PS4 and Xbox owners will also be able to make the most of their kit with the HyperX Cloud and CloudX headsets, respectively. Of course we haven’t forgotten about Nintendo Switch either. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets you enjoy the entire breadth of its soundtrack while on the move, so make sure your gift target can enjoy it properly with a pair of HyperX Cloud Earbuds.
- HyperX Cloud Mix - $187.38
If they really love their video game music, why not encourage them to learn how to play it? Nintendo has some great resources with beginner piano sheet music from series like The Legend of Zelda. If you’re buying for someone more experienced, there are several different sheets to try. Check out the Amazon links below:
- The Legend of Zelda for Easy Piano: Easy Piano Solos - $15.91
- Super Mario for Piano: 34 Super Mario Themes Arranged for Easy Piano - $17.99
- The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos - $14.48
- Journey Sheet Music Selection: Piano Solos - $16.77
- Selections from Final Fantasy - $15.99
Video game soundtracks are pretty much all on Spotify these days, so gift the gift of premium membership and they’ll be able to enjoy the tunes they love in their own time for an entire year! Click here for the Amazon link.
A Legend of Zelda music box or Ocarina
If your gift recipient loves Zelda half as much as we do then they’ll find it tough not to grin with glee upon receiving one of these charming Zelda music boxes. After all, who wants to be Link when you could be that odd guy from OoT playing Song of Storms over and over? Here’s the Amazon link.
Okay, we get that everyone would rather fantasize about being Link, which is why you can learn to play the Ocarina for real! This pretty little instrument comes with a short collection of tracks from Ocarina of Time to practice. A great choice so long as you don’t mind hearing the recipient fail to play the same tunes over and over while they’re learning. Click here for the Amazon link.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out the following helpful links!
- The best video game cookbooks - holiday gift guide 2019
- PC gaming holiday gift guide 2019
- Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide 2019
- Nintendo Switch accessories holiday gift guide 2019
- PS4 holiday gift guide 2019
- Xbox One holiday gift guide 2019
- Streamer starter kit holiday gift guide 2019