Are you wondering what type of gift you should get from your grandparents?
Well, we are here to save the day! Look no further than a vinyl record player! It will be the perfect time-capsule to gift them with. While many of us have never even heard of a record player, let alone know how to use one, it is our parent’s generation who grew up listening to music on these!
Chances are they have a ton of Elvis Presley vinyl records stocked up in the basement at this point. That, in addition to a ton of other classics from The Beatles to Pink Floyd.
So why is getting them a record player the best gift for your grandparents? Well, here are all the reasons why we know they will love it—and chances are, you will love it too!
1. They can have date nights down memory lane
There is no sweeter gift you can give your grandparents than access to their most cherished memories. Like us, music was a big part of their life too. But the world has changed so much since their teenage years of collecting vinyl records and having dance parties with the record player in their living room. Music now is all digitalized, making it really challenging to access the great artists and songs that have special memories for them. However, a vinyl player does just that—it lets them revisit their favorite vinyl records and you will probably get some really good stories from their youth in return too!
2. It will connect your generation with their generation
Grandparents are not the only ones who appreciate vinyl players. Despite technology becoming so advanced that access to music is literally done with a click of the button of our phone, many people of all ages are seeking non-digital listening experiences. So getting your grandparents a vinyl player allows you to connect with them over a shared experience and they can give you all the tips and tricks on how to use it properly. They will be impressed with you not conforming to the mold of a mindless digital generation!
3. It just sounds better
Trust us, your grandparents will thank you for giving them a beautiful listening experience. Music just doesn’t sound the same when it comes to a phone speaker. And grandparents are often a bit harder of hearing, so a vinyl record provides them with a crisp and clear listening experience—it will be soothing to their ears and soul, and score you some serious brownie points in return!
4. They get to create their own experience
It may sound silly, but there is something magical about having to earn a musical experience. The art of needing to care for the vinyl records and record player, the accuracy of the needle, and the fine-tuning of the machine means that effort is required by the listener. But this makes the sounds that come out of the vinyl record player even sweeter, as your grandparents will appreciate the art that is involved with music again.
5. They will have new things to shop for
Gifts for grandparents are hard because they already have everything! But giving them a vinyl player will also give them a new hobby. They can spend their afternoons roaming vinyl record stores to find new music to listen to on the awesome gift you gave them!
Vinyl players are an incredible gift to give your grandparents. It will allow you to form a new type of bond with them, they will have the chance to teach you something new and you will re-ignite their love for music again. No better gift than that!