On the eleventh day of Christmas, there are pipers piping, however I’m going to be a little loose in my interpretation and consider the “pipes” to be vocal chords. Therefore, this wish list/gift guide is based on music. It’s a quick list since the ideas are generic (you choose the genre/artist) but I’ll give you a few specific examples.

Eleven Pipers Piping…

Tickets on Flee Fly FlownIf your gift recipient is a frequent concert goer, how about giving them the gift of live music? Either grab a gift certificate to a venue you know they like, an online gift certificate to a ticket vendor or if you know of a specific concert they’re dying to see, go for tickets to the show.

And while you’re at it, how about giving them a book to keep all of their ticket stubs in from their favorite shows?
Ticket Book on Flee Fly Flown
Ticket Stub Book, $11.

If you don’t necessarily have the cash to spend on tickets to a concert for that certain someone, how about the next best thing…one of their favorite bands’ live concert dvds or documentaries?
Wilco on Flee Fly Flown

Wilco Live- Ashes of American Flags DVD, $16.

This may serve as only part of their gift, but if you know of a local radio stationRadio Milwaukee on Flee Fly Flown the gift receiver frequently listens to and it’s listener supported, you could donate to the station in their name. Keep the tunes they like coming across the air-waves.

And of course, for the avid Beatles (or other classic) listener, give the gift of tunes in the complete set. Many of the legends have collectors editions out, ready for the giving.
The Beatles on Flee Fly Flown

The Beatles Mono Box Set, $199.

Have an indie music fan with an equal love of Christmas? If they don’t already have it, you could present them with a box set of interesting interpretations of classic Christmas carols from Sufjan Stevens.
Sufjan Stevens on Flee Fly Flown

Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas Box Set, $19.

Up next…the last day of Christmas!

- Colleen

P.S. Want to help keep the arts alive for schools? Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon recorded a session with Eau Claire Memorial High School’s Jazz 1 (band) and the proceeds to the live cd go to the school’s music program.
Jazz 1 & Justin Vernon on Flee Fly Flown