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My 2023 Christmas Gifts for Piano Students

Do you enjoy giving some kind of small gift to your piano students at Christmastime? I do! I enjoy giving something small but thoughtful to make them smile.

I try to come up with something different each year. Often, it’s a music-themed ornament for their Christmas tree, but not always. Some years, it’s a homemade gift; other years, it’s store-bought.

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This year, I started browsing and brainstorming early. I found quite a few nice ideas on Amazon. (Later in this post, I’ll share a link to a whole list of ideas I considered.)

But as soon as I saw these sequin music note keychains, I immediately ordered them!

I think they are perfect for piano students, or students of any instrument. They are just so cute!

They come as a pack of 20, and there are five color varieties: silver, gold, black, blue, and multi-colored.

I wouldn’t describe them as top-quality, but I think they are nice enough as a fun, inexpensive gift for students.

The sequin keychains even come with white organza drawstring bags, as pictured above. My plan is to pair the keychains with homemade cookies or bars in transparent music note treat sacks and our family Christmas photocard. I’ll give them to my students a week or two before our winter break.

In addition to the music notes, there are other keychain shapes are available on Amazon as well: hearts, crowns, cactuses, purses, shoes, pineapples, and palm trees. It might be fun to have a few shape options to choose from, especially if you have a lot of students.

I don’t know how long the music note keychains will be available on Amazon — especially once I link to them and my readers start ordering them upon my recommendation. 🙂 If they are available and you are interested, I wouldn’t delay ordering. (Link again here.)

More Ideas

If you are looking for other ideas, check out these really lovely and affordable music-themed ornaments on Amazon I ordered last year. They look even better in-person than they do in my photos. I was really pleased with them last year! See my detailed write-up and photos about them here.

To see many more ideas from past years, click here to read a whole blog post covering 2011 to present.

And finally, as promised at the beginning of this post, here is a link to my Amazon idea list full of other items I considered as student gifts. I like making lists as I’m browsing. The first few items on the list are things I’ve ordered myself in the past and recommend; the rest are items I only considered. As always, when ordering online be sure to thoroughly read the descriptions and return policy, and allow yourself enough time to make a return in the event that the item is not as you expected.

Happy shopping and planning!

Your turn: What are some favorite gift ideas you’ve done for students in the past? And what do you have planned this year?

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5 thoughts on “My 2023 Christmas Gifts for Piano Students”

  1. I always love your Christmas gift ideas Joy! I usually end up doing the same thing that you do since your ideas are so unique. Love the keychains for this year, so I have already ordered them using your link.

  2. I bought bulk quantity of inexpensive black gloves and used a white fabric paint pen to draw a treble clef on right hand and bass on the left ( for my elementary students) and will add a sweet treat inside clear plastic piano shaped candy boxes, (Found on Amazon, idea from Amy Chaplin). Thank you, Joy, for all the great ideas you share!!

  3. What would I do without you and all of your wonderful ideas for student Christmas gifts? I’ve used so many of them over the years, and they’re always a hit. I’m excited for this year now, as I love baking, so I think it will be a fun little project to put together. Thank you – thank you, Joy!!??

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