Friday, December 4, 2009


We live in age where you can find music on the internet you thought you would never hear again.  I love finding old music on the internet and putting together crazy playlists on my MP3 player.  Why not take those playlists and create CDs that would make great gifts this holiday season?  Here are some ideas:

Make a CD of songs you liked as a kid for the kids in your life.  Chances are these songs will be brand new to them but will have the same appeal to them as it did to you.  This will go over best for younger kids who don't yet have ipods or very distinct tastes in music.  Some of my favorites as a young kid that I remember were Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley and the Happy Days Theme Song.  Think about theme songs from your favorite shows as a kid or songs you sang in music class.  If you don't know the name of a song, you can search the internet by typing in partial lyrics.

A great gift for a sibling or childhood friend would be a CD with the theme songs of all the shows and cartoons you watched together as a kid.

For a good friend since high school you could put together a top 10 of your graduation year or songs you remember dancing to at your prom.

For anyone, think about songs about the place they live or grew up.  Think about songs about the state and region.

For your spouse how about a CD of love songs you remember from your dating years.

Here are more ideas that can be used for anyone:  Songs from movies they love, songs that make you think of them, or songs about their profession (this won't work for everyone).

You get the idea.  Have fun with it and be creative.  You'll have a thoughtful gift that is sure to be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Each year, my husband's siblings swap family gifts at Christmas. We rotate through the 4 children and purchase something small but good for the entire family. We've all come to realize that don't need more stuff, especially 'token' stuff.

    So this past year I suggested that each family make a playlist of their favorite music, burn it to CD and send a copy to each family. This was a good way even for Grandma and Grandpa to participate. Since the siblings are all over (HI, MD, VA) this was a great way to get to know each family a little better, even when we don't visit one another often.