Putting out a list of holiday gifts for flutists on a flute-centric blog may seem like preaching to the choir, but maybe you’re a flutist looking for gifts for other flutists, or more likely, a flutist whose loved ones could use with some ideas for holiday gifts. I’ve seen some really great flute-y gifts this year, and thought I’d show you some, you know, just in case you or someone you know needs some ideas. And I want you to know that the only recommendation I’m making money from is the last one, for my own gift idea.
If you like flute inspired jewelry, John Lunn and Tracy Harris are two makers who make really nice, very different pieces. Fantasy flutemaker John Lunn makes flute rings, flute bracelets, flute earrings, and flute pendants, many set with semiprecious stones. If you’ve seen a John Lunn flute, you’ll know how great his jewelry is! I particularly like the flute rings. Make mine gold, please!
Tracy Harris takes a different approach with her Flute Finery jewelry. Instead of fabricating pieces from scratch, she uses parts of flutes (wonder where she gets them) and embellishes them with genuine Swarovski crystals.
How do you like this winter-themed piece? Who knew a flute key could be so fashionable? Kudos to Ms. Harris for her creativity!
In observing flute ensembles whose members are juggling multiple flutes, it seems that more of us are needing flute stands, especially stands with multiple pegs! I found this one at Flute World. The pegs are interchangeable, accommodating all flutes from piccolo to Bass. From this pic it even looks like it could be shared by two flutists, bonus!
Flute World continues to be the default go-to for all things flute. How about this fabulous(!) flute case cover by Fluterscooter?
Or for something a little more sedate, a microfiber cleaning cloth by Beaumont in concert black. (They make many more colorful versions, too!)
And since flutists never have enough flute recordings, and I believe that composition and performance of new music is critically important, think about adding this to your collection, available from Amazon and iTumes
And last on this list is a gift for the Arts and Sciences lover in all of you, a subscription from Arts In Letters, my own arts-centered subscription service. Whether you want to read the letters of famous musicians, artists, writers, or scientists, or some from all of them, Arts in Letters is happy to provide! Who might you hear from this week, hmmmm?
I hope my suggestions prove useful, and that your (or your loved ones’) shopping proves fruitful. Happy holidays to one and all, stay safe, shop smart, give thoughtfully and receive gratefully. And don’t forget to practice!