Tis’ the season to be giving Rockin’ gifts! How about a few ideas of musical gifts for the tots this holiday season? I picked some favorite instruments of mine. I’ve used many of these with my own kids and they are amazing instruments that keep the family rockin’ all year long! Any musical instrument you buy will be a good one, just go for it.


Plan Toys Banjo

My daughter tried to destroy this. She chewed on it, banged it, threw it and finally played it like a drum and strummed. It’s indestructible and in a good price range. This one is a little over $20. Great for the young Roscoe Holcolm in all of us: http://youtu.be/-wGgvbHcgyc

Click here to view the banjo on Amazon

Plan Toys Big Drum

Repeat after me: Drums are good. The more the better. Drums are the foundation of musical knowledge! Buy a drum!!! $30 ish.

Click here to view the Drum on Amazon

Remo Gathering Drums

What did we learn from the last gift? Drums are good. Remo Gathering Drums are large than most kid friendly drums. My kids, all kids, LOVE these drums. They are big. In most cases these drums are bigger than the children. How cool is that? $60 ish.

Click here to view the Remo Gather Drum on Amazon



This is the perfect gift for any child who wants a guitar. It has less strings (easier to tune), softer, and durable strings. I highly recommend a ukulele for any household. If you want a ukulele that keeps its tune you will have to rise above the $50 mark.

Click here to view the Ukulele on Amazon


Ok then! Lets move on to two differently pitched drums. Again, drums are loved, buy your child two!

Click here to view Bongos on Amazon

Drum Set

Well this is on my list (for my girls) – To be honest  I’m sick of having to hold them up on my giant drum kit. On the pricier side, but awesome.

Click here to view the Drum set on Amazon


Mini Acoustics

Here are a selection of Mini Acoustic Guitars….these will suit any budget. Some of these you might wind up wanting to play too! I have played the Taylor, it’s beautiful. Any of these models will be a wonderful ‘real’ starter guitar for you and your children.

Learn with them!!

Click here to view the Dean Playmate Mini Brown Acoustic Guitar
Click here to view the Dean Playmate Mini Pink Acoustic Guitar

Check out more guitars below!

Jasmine Nex Mini Jumbo Cutaway, Flame Maple
Washburn WMJ 10Sce Mini Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Ibanez DT100ENT Daytripper Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Taylor Guitars GS Mini Reduced Scale Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar

What did you end up getting? Share with Mr. Michael!

Happy Holidays!