The holidays are right around the corner, and if you are scratching your head because you don’t know what to get the country music lovers in your life, look no further! Here is a list of gifts that would be perfect for anyone who loves country music.
1. VIP tickets for their favorite artist or event
There is nothing better than getting to see your favorite artist up close and personal. Usually, VIP packages include a pre-show acoustic performance, a Q&A, and sometimes a meet & greet. Experiencing VIP is something that everyone should do at least once, and any concert-goer would love this one. For specific packages head to the artist’s website or check out CID Entertainment which hosts unique packages and experiences for concerts all over the country. Check them at cidentertainment.com.
2. Official artist merchandise
Country music lovers will definitely love this gift! From hats to shirts, hoodies, koozies, and tote bags, this gift will be loved by any music fan. Merchandise is perfect to wear to any concert you attend and makes the best gift. Merchandise for individual artists are not only available at their concerts, head to the artist’s website to see all they offer. Some of our favorite artist merchandise shops include Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan.
3. Do-It-Yourself: Custom wall décor
If you are looking for a unique gift, why not give the country concert goer in your life a tangible way to cherish a musical memory. Instead of having to scroll through their camera roll to relive the memories, why not give the gift of picture frames or put a collage together yourself! It’s an easy DIY gift and any country music fan will love hanging this up in their house. Just print pictures of your friends at shows or use old ticket stubs and put them into a frame.
4. Cool Nashville inspired Merchandise
If the country fan in your life is anything like us, they love anything that has to do with Music City and The Nash Collection does it best. Between ball caps, beanies, cozy sweatshirts, and even gear for your pets, they have it all. They even have a great Nascar Collaboration if the man in your life is a Nascar fan. Their holiday shipping deadline is December 21st so grab your Nashville gear now.
5. Tickets for the backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry
Whether you live in Nashville or not, this is the perfect gift for any country music lover. Experiencing the backstage tour of The Opry is something very special. You get to learn about the history of the Opry and country music, take a look at the dressing rooms, and even step foot on stage where your favorite artists have stood. Here is a recap of our trip last year to the Grand Ole Opry and our VIP Backstage Tour. Visit Opry.com to book your backstage tour.
6. Vinyl albums
Nowadays you can listen to any song you’d like on-demand thanks to streaming, but we still think everyone appreciates getting the gift of the real deal and vinyl records are making a big comeback. There is nothing like dropping the needle and hearing that old-timey sound as your favorite song blasts out the speakers. Most artists you can find through their website shops or on sites like Amazon.
7. Festival Tickets
This is the ultimate gift for any country music fan in your life. One of our favorites is up at Hunter Mountain, New York, which is always a great weekend away with friends. This year, the festival is changing its name to TrailBlazer and tickets are officially on sale now!
For the past three years New York Country Swag has attended the festival and set up a merch booth and we love getting to meet our readers and followers in person each year! Check out our recap from this year’s festival. Another festival to look into is California’s Stagecoach. Another great idea for a perfect trip to create unforgettable memories. Finally, a country music lover’s bucket list festival is most likely CMA Fest, the best week of the year in Nashville for country music. From the free live music to the meet & greets, to the nightly stadium shows, this is the perfect gift and a great experience you can share together.
8. This Shirt Saves Lives – Donation to St. Jude
Feel good about your gift this year by donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and becoming a part of the This Shirt Saves Lives campaign. St. Jude is an incredible organization in Memphis, TN that provides the top care for children and their families dealing with cancer and other diseases. By donating, you are helping St. Jude operate, continue their amazing research that helps doctors and hospitals all over the country and allowing the patients to never receive a bill for the best care. In the process, you will match all of the country artists by rocking a This Shirt Saves Lives T-Shirt. For more information and to find out how to donate click here.
9. NYCountry Swag Merchandise
And last but certainly not least, be sure to head to our “Shop” and get all of your loved ones some New York Country Swag merchandise. We have something for everyone including ballcaps with our signature logo, awesome country music inspired t-shirts and most special of all, our hero collection. The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Military, Fire & Police Departments across the country. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice. A portion of sales from each purchase in this collection is donated monthly different foundations that support our heroes. For more information, click here.
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