Looking for woodwind gifts?
If you’re shopping for a woodwind player this holiday season (or if you’re buying a little something for yourself!), check out this top 10 list of amazing hand-picked woodwind gifts from our expert staff at Woodwind & Brasswind. We’ve been in the music business for 40 years, so you can feel confident shopping with us!
No clarinet player will ever turn down a couple boxes of reeds, not at the rate they go through them! Vandoren is a leader in the reed market and is trusted by music educators and professional musicians. If you don’t know exactly what strength to buy, Strength 3 is usually a good bet.
If you have a young saxophonist who has committed to the instrument, amaze them with their own horn this year! The Conn-Selmer Prelude Alto Saxophone is among the best student alto saxophones you can buy. It’s durable and easy to play, and has a classic look that your student musician will be proud to show off. Plus, it comes with a case, mouthpiece, cap, and ligature, for a complete beginner package.
Looking for a terrific gift for a young flutist who has shown interest in continuing to play? Reward their hard work with this beautiful student flute from Allora. This is a quality instrument that is built to withstand the rigors of student use. It comes with a protective case and a 3-year warranty!
An upgraded mouthpiece can make a significant improvement in the sound of a sax player. An excellent hard rubber mouthpiece, the AL4 was designed to be more free-blowing and responsive. The player will find accurate articulation and total control at all ranges. Vandoren is known world-wide as a respected manufacturer of woodwind accessories.
This fun instrument is perfect for sax players and clarinetists who are looking for a lightweight, portable wind instrument to play anywhere! Designed to be an inexpensive and accessible alternative to traditional winds, the Venova's state-of-the-art design blends the simplicity of a recorder with the rich sound of a saxophone. This will be a gift to impress the entire family.
Saxophonists go through a ton of reeds too – so stuff their stockings with boxes of D’Addario sax reeds. Another well-respected woodwind brand, aim for a Strength 3+ if you’re not quite sure which one to select.
You’ll love the look of surprise and delight on their face when they unwrap this gorgeous student clarinet! The Allora brand creates easy-to-play and durable instruments that are perfect for students who have recently committed to their playing. Featuring the Boehm key system, this is an easy-blowing instrument that is well centered and produces a strong, characteristic sound.
Tenor saxophones require a significant monetary investment, so make sure your tenor player protects his or her horn with this durable case from Protec. It has a quick-lock closure, optional backpack straps for easy transport and a soft, non-abrasive interior lining to protect the sax’s finish.
If your sax player has an alto, get them this great case to protect that beautiful horn! It’s durable, water-resistant and has a lightweight, shock-absorbing frame. With a soft lining to protect the horn’s finish, this case will keep the alto sax in great shape during transport from practices, rehearsals and performances.
Pronounced “HR Star,” this tenor sax mouthpiece has the look, feel and sound of vintage hard rubber. An excellent step-up mouthpiece, your tenor player will find it produces a beautiful warm sound with free-blowing ease. It’s a favorite of band directors for its ability to blend in with a section, and it’s perfect for jazz, big band, straight-ahead and bebop.
Need More Help?
Our musical experts are available to help you select the ideal gift for the woodwind player in your life. Don’t hesitate to call us at 800.348.5003. Staff can assist with choosing instruments, accessories, recording gear and more. Tell them about what you’re looking to buy and what your budget is and they’ll suggest amazing products that will bring joy for years to come.