Need a gift for a favorite cello player? Finding the best cellist gifts for them can be tough, but don’t fear! Whether you’re looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your cellist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite cellist gifts in the comments!
The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Celloists are supposed to change their cello strings at least once a year, but many don’t due to the high cost. Buying your favorite cello player new strings will definitely make you their favorite relative.
We recommend the following string brand per our best cello strings review:
Pirastro – Evah Pirazzi Gold/Regular
We love Evah Pirazzi cello strings because they provide a complex and warm tone with excellent projection and dynamic responsiveness. While beginners can certainly use these strings, they are mostly for intermediate to advanced players due to their sound quality and price. Evah Pirazzi A and D strings pair well with Helicore G and C strings.
An Electric Cello
Every cellist who has ever dreamed of being in a rock band or rock orchestra has probably always wanted an electric cello. When hooked up to an amp, electric cellos sound like a cello on steroids. You can even add special effects with distortion and other pedals. Most of the beginner electric cello outfits come with everything your cellist needs to get started so there’s no need to buy anything else. We’ve even done a review of the best electric cellos for you.
Speakers for Listening to Classical Music
If your cellist likes listening to classical music, then get them a great set of speakers. The Edifier R1280DB speakers are great for listening to classical music both on vinyl records and modern-day Bluetooth connections.
Cellists will want to show off that they play cello wherever they go. Get them one of these t-shirts and they will love wearing it around school and everywhere else they go! Make sure you buy a size that will fit your cellist. You may want to ask for their size ahead of time.
If your favorite cellist practices at home a lot, then getting them a comfy cello chair is a great idea. These chairs are specifically designed to promote optimal posture for playing the cello, something your regular dining room chair can never accomplish.
Bluetooth Page Turner
If your favorite cellist primarily reads music off of their tablet or computer, then a Bluetooth page-turner is perfect. No longer will they need to move their cello and push a button on their device to turn the page. All they need to do is press down on the left or right pedal with their foot to quickly and seamlessly turn the page. They’ll never miss a beat or measure of music again!
Lugging a cello case back and forth from school is sure to wear out the fabric and zippers over time. Send your favorite cellist back to school with a brand new cello case. Make sure you choose one that has plenty of pockets for accessories and is the right size for their cello.
Every cello player needs a tuner to make sure their instrument sounds right. The Snark tuner will suffice for tuning a cello, but the Korg offers additional features such as a built-in metronome to make sure your cello player stays with the beat. You can read our guide on the best tuners to make sure you’re getting one that has all of the features you need.
A cello stand is an excellent gift for your cello player. It gives cellists a an elegant way to show off their instrument in their home or music room and makes it easier for them to put their instrument away since they just have to put it back on the stand. No more struggling to get their cello back in the cello case.