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 Favourites, The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

With Halloween behind us and Christmas just around the corner, now seems an apt time to remind our wonderful customers that we don’t just sell sheet music, instruments and CDs here at Presto - we’re a veritable goldmine of music-themed gifts, too! Whatever your festive needs, we have something for you - and we’ve taken the liberty of listing a few favourites below…

Stocking Fillers

Christmas giftsAll too often, long after the bigger gift contenders have sorted themselves out, those pesky stocking-fillers have us biting our knuckles looking for budget-friendly options to fit that miniature bill. But bite no longer! We have a feast in store for you…

Our collection of pocket-sized (and pocket-friendly) flashcards start as low as £4, with notecrackers for the budding musician on the go, plus jokes, tips and trivia options to keep practice fun and exciting. Meanwhile, for those beginning to hone their intonation skills on non-fretted strings, the 'don’t fret' range has you covered, with colourful sticky strips to jazz up your instrument and get you playing in tune in no time!

To cater to your stationery needs, check out our fabulous range of stickers, pencils, erasers and more, available in bulk on our website and often individually from our stunning Regent Grove shop premises - and while you’re at it, why not throw a beautifully designed notebook into the bargain? And don’t forget our incredible choice of capos, tuners, straps, strings, rosins, cork grease and other instrument-specific accessories to complete your loved ones’ orchestral outfits…

Or if you really want to get creative, have a browse of our toys, games and other gifts catalogue, for plushy composing mice, jazzy magnets, musical playing cards, treble clef bottle openers, and much, much more!

Party Classics

There’s nothing like a good shindig to get us in the merry mood, and what party is complete without a few sparkly tricks to get that festive spirit flowing? Plus, ours have your carol section covered, too…

Crackers First things first: crackers! Nothing says Christmas like a jovial tug-of-war for a poor joke and a paper crown - and with our resplendent cracker selection, you won’t even want to throw away the novelty gift! Build your own band with handbell, whistle and chime bar-filled offerings, complete with conductor baton and carol sheets; go traditional with vintage nutcracker ornaments; or throw yourself into game night with a trivia set - when it comes to crackers, we really do have it all.

Next on the list, why not put a musical spin on your festive decor with Vienna World's glorious multicoloured note garlands, or explore our dazzling range of orchestral ornaments and rock star baubles to really set the tone? Send your guests off with a gift wrapped in your choice of melodic wrapping paper and ribbon, and browse our card selection for a festive message that just hits the spot - plus, check out our ‘party supplies’ page to get all your balloons, napkins, and festive extras covered! Bauble

And finally, onto the entertainment! For an educational slant, why not test your guests with a round of level-adjustable Scale Scramble, or crack out BriLee’s challenging twist on snap to get your sight-reading muscles working? Try out Alfred’s delightful instrument deck for a colourful and informative take on traditional playing cards; or delve further into your instrumental theme with a nostalgic memory game.

Something Special

With the basics behind us, it’s time to focus on the real deal: those meticulously wrapped, sentimental-value presents we just can’t wait for our loved ones to unwrap. From bargains to splurges, our thoughtful selection guarantees a gift with that personal touch...

Looking to jazz up a loved one’s look with something a little different? Why not try a delicately beautiful music scarf, or treat a friend to a luxurious silk tie? For a group gift with a little something extra, our selection of lovingly made silk scrunchies come in a variety of colours and patterns to appeal to all tastes; or to really dazzle, dive into our range of music-themed jewellery, from quirky pin badges, to delicate pendants nestled in their own gift boxes for some real sparkle.

Mini piano For a gift with true ‘wow’ factor, Vienna World’s incredible music box selection demonstrates remarkable attention to detail, culminating in their stunning piano miniature, packed in its own wooden box and playing the classic ‘Fur Elise’ on command.

From unique miniatures to genuine marble and alabaster models, we also offer busts of your favourite composer with incredible intricacies, while our tiny instrument range offers officially licensed, pocket-sized replicas of iconic models across the musical canon. For a novelty gift with real meaning, you really need look no further!

Whatever your festive musical needs, here at Presto, you can be sure to have them met. So sit back, relax, and get scrolling - we promise, you’re in for a treat! Or if you fancy a festive day out, why not visit our beautiful shop at 23 Regent Grove, where you can browse our festive selection of CDs, sheet music and gifts in person, and even try our newly expanded range of instruments for yourself? Don’t forget to check our website or call ahead for specific gift availability, or pop in blind if you prefer a surprise. Merry Christmas to all - and happy hunting!