If you’re stuck for gift ideas this year, vinyl records may be just what you need to step up the festivities. With such a wide range of music available, there’s something for everyone and the timelessness of the record player means you’ll be getting endless use out of them for years to come. All you have to do is find your loved one’s favourite album in our extensive collection of vinyl records.
Not sure where to start? Here are our top 5 recommendations for getting your family into vinyl records:
1. For Dad – Guns n’ Roses: Appetite For Destruction
The perfect road-trip soundtrack, but what happens if you forget your CD after listening at home? The simple solution is vinyl! Gift some extra flair to a Guns n’ Roses fan’s collection with a cool new copy of all their favourite songs. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, Appetite for Destruction is one of the best-selling records of all time for a reason. With hits such as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” even the least versed in Guns n’ Roses would have a hard time not singing along.
2. For Mum – ABBA: Gold Vinyl
Know an ABBA fan? Look no longer; this compilation album features two whole discs of ABBA classics, that’s 19 songs! Relive the entire musical every time your heart desires with this great vinyl on hand. With sales of 30 million, Gold is the best-selling ABBA album, as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide. You can’t go wrong gifting this one. Favourite tracks for this album include, of course, “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and our bloggers’ personal favourite – “Chiquita.”
3. For Son – AC/DC: Back In Black
From the band that brought us Highway to Hell, their sixth album and most well-known song of all time, AC/DC’s seventh album Back in Black lives up to all our expectations. Fans of this album will tell you that there isn’t a single skippable song on the tracklist. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide and is the second best-selling album in music history, right behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller. “Shoot to Thrill,” “Hells Bells,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long,” as well as the album’s namesake “Back In Black” are all considered some of AC/DC’s top songs of all time.
4. For Daughter – Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Lana Del Rey fans everywhere are celebrating this year’s new album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, after an agonising three-year wait. Make your loved one the envy of all Lana fans. Gift them a vinyl of all her newest hits, with a sleeve artwork worthy of appearing in their Instagram photos. As well as 10 of her own songs, a cover of Joni Mitchell’s 1970 song “For Free” is also included in the album. Other top picks include “White Dress” and “Wild At Heart.”
5. For The In-Laws, Or Anyone Else! – The Eagles: Hotel California
You’d have a very hard time finding someone who’s never heard of The Eagles, specifically Hotel California. It’s the perfect safe gift for anyone you know who’s already into vinyl records. Or has even expressed interest in getting into them! This album makes the perfect background music for any chores, work or reading and relaxation going on at home. It has been certified 26× Platinum. Selling over 42 million copies worldwide, it is in the top 10 best selling albums of all time. As well as top track Hotel California, this album features similarly beloved songs “The Last Resort” and “Wasted Time.”