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Holiday gift guide: Cool gifts for music lovers and night owls

Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas to wow the music snobs and party animals in your life? Our holiday gift guide has you covered with presents to satisfy both.


Holiday gift guide: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable

$395. Available at Ahead Stereo.

This sleek, monotone (in color, not sound!) belt-drive turntable comes in a variety of bright, basic colors—including red, yellow, blue and green—as well as black, silver and white.

Mention Time Out at checkout for a 10% discount.


Holiday gift guide: Salut! flask

$28. Available at Spitfire Girl.

The cute, clever 3oz flask is the perfect clandestine party companion.


Holiday gift guide: Tivoli Model One Radio

$150. Available at OK.

Crank up the jams (or the NPR) on this classy little radio, housed in a handmade wooden cabinet for ideal acoustics—and aesthetics.


Holiday gift guide: Beck Hansen's Song Reader

$34. Available at Skylight Books.

The local musician's newest album has a catch: If you want to hear the songs, you'll have to play them yourself. Song Reader comes with beautifully illustrated sheet music—and that's it—making it the perfect gift for the friend who magically excels at just about every instrument. Check Beck's website to hear versions of the new songs from other musicians and fans—your gift recipient can even upload her own renditions.


Holiday gift guide: Year-long Groundlings membership

$100. Available at Groundlings Theatre.

Keep your comedy-loving friends laughing 'til 2014 with a year-long membership to Groundlings improv theater, which includes free shows, priority seating, discounts on merchandise and more perks.

Use the code TIMEOUT for a 10% discount through Dec 21.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Holiday gift guide: vintage Chanticleer martini set

$150. Available at Barkeeper.

This whimsical, 1950s vintage Chanticleer (named after a famous cartoon rooster) martini set will impress the stylish entertainers on your gift list. Find this and more one-of-a-kind bar items at the Los Feliz bar-tools bastion.


Holiday gift guide: Melissa & Doug Band in a Box

$25. Available at La La Ling.

This 10-piece one-baby-band set is the perfect toy for musically inclined tots (and their oh-so-patient parents).

Use the code TIMEOUT online or in-store for a 15% discount.


Holiday gift guide: Joey Roth Ceramic Speaker System

$550. Available at A+R.

These minimalist speakers prove beyond a doubt that function and form can coexist, and that when they do it's a beautiful thing—both to see and hear. 


Holiday gift guide: Matryoshka vibrator & Lion Face anal plug

Vibrator: $130, available at the Pleasure Chest. Anal plug: $97, available at Stockroom.

The soft, sleek Matryoshka vibrator makes for a luxurious (and quiet!) bedfellow, and the Lion Face anal plug has a knocker you (or your partner) can actually pull for extra sensation. Happy holidays indeed....


Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Holiday gift guide: vintage Harmony soprano eukelele

$179. Available at Old Style Guitar Shop.

Get your favorite strummer a one-of-a-kind, refurbished instrument like this hand-painted, vintage 1940s Harmony soprano uke.


Holiday gift guide: 101 Essential Rock Records

$550. Available at Arcana.

This overview of rock's most seminal albums—including a 2-page spread on each record, plus interviews with artists such as David Bowie and Devendra Banahart—is the perfect gift for... well, just about anyone with eyes and ears.

For all the music lovers—from those who go for classy jazz at home to the ones who'd prefer Madonna on the Strip—and night owls on your list, we've picked ten great gifts to get their hearts singing (or racing) this season. Here, our holiday gift guide picks for audiophiles and late night lovers.

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