13 great gift ideas for classical music lovers this Christmas

26 November 2021, 12:34 | Updated: 7 December 2021, 11:06

13 great gift ideas for classical music lovers this Christmas
13 great gift ideas for classical music lovers this Christmas. Picture: Various: Wayfair, ChattyFeet, Classic FM, Amazon

Looking for the ideal classical music gift? Look no further than these music books, CDs and online experiences suitable for the whole family.

As Christmas draws ever nearer, we don’t know about you, but our minds are starting to turn to those empty stockings more and more.

If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, and know a music fan or two – be they young or old – you could do worse than picking up something from our selection of books, CDs and other ideas below.

From novelty composer socks, to The Classic FM Family Music Box, we can guarantee we’ve got something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Happy Christmas shopping!

  1. Great Composers jigsaw

    Featuring 20 of the world’s beloved composers, Classic FM’s Great Composers jigsaw is the perfect Christmas pastime. We teamed up with UK artist and illustrator Sam Osborne to create this exclusive limited edition jigsaw, with beautiful designs of Bach and Price, Coleridge-Taylor and Beethoven.

    Click here to find out more and buy a copy now.

  2. Musical socks

    Mozart socks
    Mozart socks. Picture: Chatty Feet

    ‘Music is good for your soles!’ claims Chatty Feet, the creator behind these lovely Mozart socks. You can either chop and change with their ‘Beethwoven’ foot warmers, for a fuller classical-themed present.

    Click here to buy Mozart socks.

  3. The Classic FM Family Music Box

    The Classic FM Music Box
    The Classic FM Music Box. Picture: Classic FM

    Featuring wonderful stories behind composers’ lives and works, press-to-play music clips and beautiful illustrations that bring it all to life, The Classic FM Music Box is the perfect introduction to classical music for the whole family. Co-authored by Classic FM’s Managing Editor, Sam Jackson, and Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast presenter Tim Lihoreau.

    Click here to find out more and buy a copy now.

  4. Classic FM Puzzle Book 365

    Think you know classical music? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test with this collection of brain-teasing questions and tricky puzzles designed to challenge, educate, and – most importantly – entertain. The perfect present for that bit between Christmas and New Year... with foreword by Alexander Armstrong.

    Click here to find out more and buy a copy now.

  5. A classic metronome

    Wittner Metronome
    Wittner Metronome. Picture: Amazon

    Help your muso friends keep time this Christmas, with a beautiful mahogany coloured metronome. Wittner does this lovely piece, which has an antique look.

    Click here to buy on Amazon.

  6. Classic FM Christmas cards

    We’ve teamed up with illustrator Rosie Brooks to create beautiful, bespoke Classic FM Christmas cards – complete with wonderful musical and festive scenes.

    It’s the perfect treat to brighten any mantelpiece, and – even better – raises money for Classic FM’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.

    Click here to find out more and buy yours now.

  7. The Nation’s Favourite Carols

    The Nation’s Favourite Carols
    The Nation’s Favourite Carols. Picture: Classic FM

    Asking our listeners to tell us what their favourite Christmas carols are each year has given us a pretty good idea of the carols the nation loves. And so we collected the list of votes, checked it twice and created The Nation’s Favourite Carols, a festive selection of the best carols – performed by the City of London Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.

    Click here to find out more or buy a copy now.

  8. John Williams: A Life In Music

    John Williams: A Life In Music
    John Williams: A Life In Music. Picture: Classic FM

    Christmas doesn’t mean only Christmas music is allowed. We have a wonderful collection of the very best music from peerless film composer, John Williams, recorded anew by the London Symphony Orchestra and Gavin Greenway. From Jurassic Park to Harry Potter, and Star Wars to Schindler’s List, this recording has the very best of Williams.

    Click here to find out more or buy a copy.

  9. Great Composers notebook

    Spend every day in the company of Bach, Brahms, Clara Schumann and more, with our ‘Great Composers’ notebook – a wonderful gift for your organised musical friends.

    Click here to find out more or place an order now.

  10. Carols With St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir

    Carols With St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
    Carols With St. Paul's Cathedral Choir. Picture: Classic FM

    Here is a selection of the finest Christmas carols, performed by the sublime voices of St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, directed by Andrew Carwood. All the traditional favourites are here, including ‘Hark! The Herald’, ‘Once in Royal’, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ and ‘Carol of the Bells’.

    Click here to find out more or buy your copy now.

  11. Musical instrument bookends

    Musical bookends
    Musical bookends. Picture: Wayfair

    Bring the arts together in your home with these beautiful classical music bookends. Designed down to the nth detail, they’re a great gift for any music lover.

    Click here to buy your own on Wayfair.com.

  12. One Voice at Christmas – Aled Jones

    One Voice at Christmas – Aled Jones
    One Voice at Christmas – Aled Jones. Picture: Classic FM

    Treat yourself or a loved one to Aled Jones’ selection of suitably seasonal tracks, recorded for Classic FM. This record has an interesting history: Aled released a lot of his music as a teenager, but one album was never put out into the world. His parents found it in an airing cupboard years later, by all accounts, and Aled decided to release it with duet accompaniment provided by his present-day self. A collection of duets performed by Aled then and Aled now, coming together as one voice...

    Click here to find out more or buy a copy now.

  13. Christmas Time – Craig Ogden

    Christmas Time – Craig Ogden
    Christmas Time – Craig Ogden. Picture: Classic FM

    Any guitar fans in the house? Craig Ogden’s Christmas Time is the right thing for you – or a loved one partial to a bit of picking – with its selection of Christmas songs arranged for four strings. ‘Have Yourself a Merry Christmas’ – check. ‘Walking in The Air’ – included. ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’? It’s there.

    Click here to find out more or buy a copy now.