It was really fun putting together these cool music gifts for teens. Or tweens. Or honestly, anyone who appreciates the music written long before anyone had considered sampling it from someone else. Let alone twerking. Hope you like these gifts, whether you’re shopping for an armchair air guitarist, or the next Neil Young, Patti Smith, or Keith Richards. Or wait, there will never be a next Keith Richards because the dude’s going to outlive us all.
All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/15.
Looks like an amp, feels like a speaker. ($249 at Marshall Headphones)
Also known as Six Degrees of Rod Stewart. ($60, Pop Chart Lab)
Not a reference to synthetic leather jackets. ($29.95 at Crosley)
When they’re ready for the real thing, well, this is the real thing. ($409 at Martin Guitar)
In honor of the the fiftieth anniversary of My Generation (wow), this book is packed with 500 photos, rare memorabilia, and captions from Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey themselves. ($28 at Amazon)
For the music fan who has everything — or only wants things you can’t afford. ($25 at Urban Outfitters)
Sure you opened for Neil Young, Springsteen, and James Brown. The proof’s right here. ($15 at Poster Inc)
Comes in other colors, but there’s something that feels wrong about a turquoise Patti Smith shirt. ($26, Red Bubble)
Excuse me, while I kiss the person who gave me these tickets. ($ varies)
You’re under the gun so you take it on the run. ($79.99 with free ship at Amazon)
Pull into Nazareth. You might not see Luke, old Carmen or young Annalee, but you will get a seriously cool factory tour. ($ varies)