Holiday season is upon us! Decorations are hung, a waft of gingerbread fills your kitchen, holiday cheer is gracing radio waves and the pressure of gift-giving is rapidly building. Instead of endlessly online-shopping or wandering department store aisles, browse through our wish-list of gifts for the music-loving friends and family in your life and consider your shopping list sorted.
Something’s Changing Screen Print
A great gift for art lovers is Lucy Rose’s limited edition Something’s Changing screen print. Inspired by her summer album, Something’s Changing, and corresponding UK tour this Fall, the print’s rugged image of a vast sea is influenced by the cut “I Can’t Change It All,” whose lyrics read “I can hear you calling me, I can hear you from across this open sea.” Each print is hand-made and signed too! Available here.
A Trip to Havana
For the jet-setter in your life: book a trip to Havana! The track is so hot right now, just like the beaches in Cuba, making it the perfect destination to escape cold winter nights. Camila Cabello’s latest single, co-written by Reservoir’s Ali Tamposi, is rightfully topping charts around the world, and catching all eyes with recent live performances at the American Music Awards and Billboard Women in Music Awards. So grab your girls or your fling in Atlanta, and hop a plane for the holidays!
Madden 18 & NBA 2K18
Don’t know what to get for your sports-obsessed beau? Madden 18 and NBA 2K18, both released this past summer, make the perfect gift the gamers in your life. Jump in on the action for two-player fun and best of all, you’ll be able to rock out to the games’ killer soundtracks, which feature Reservoir cuts “Temptation” and “Victory” by Joey Bada$$, Migos collab “Sacrifices” and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s “Human,” written by Jamie Hartman.
Statik Selektah’s 8
Calling all hip-hop heads: it doesn’t get fresher than this! Reservoir producer Statik Selektah’s eighth studio album just dropped on December 8th via Showoff Records and Duck Down Music. The 18-track album features a plethora of mega-collaborations and Reservoir artists including 2 Chainz on lead single “Man of the Hour” and rappers Joey Bada$$, G-Eazy and Enisa on “Ain’t a Damn Thing Change.” Snatch it on Apple Music here.
Tickets to Breathe
Dubbed a “swoon-worthy romance” by Vanity Fair, take the hopeless romantic in your life to see Breathe. This 2017 drama follows the true story of newlyweds Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy) who refuse to give up on one another despite a devastating polio diagnosis. Directed by Andy Serkis and written by Academy Award winning writer William Nicholson the film features music composed by Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning composer, singer and songwriter Nithin Sawnhey, this film is sure to tug on your heart strings and reminds us to be thankful for life and one another this holiday season.
2 Chainz Dabbin’ Santa sweaters
Out with the ugly Christmas sweaters, in with the swag! 2 Chainz’ Dabbin’ Santa Sweater are back this holiday season, available in multiple colors and styles sure to suit anyone on your list. But purchase quickly – they’re selling out fast! An added bonus? It’s a gift that gives! The philanthropic, Atlanta-based, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music rapper donates proceeds to his foundation T.R.U which benefits those less fortunate living in the rapper’s hometown of Atlanta. Grab yours here.
Google Home Mini
A Google Home Mini will literally speak to your needs, personal style and daily stressors, like a personal assistant at the touch of a button—what more could you ask for? Want to know the weather? Google Home Mini can tell you. Who is nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys? Google Home Mini’s got your back. Their latest ad shows the device even designing the perfect love playlist, featuring the ever-popular hit, “Pony” by Genuwine. You can purchase it online from Best Buy and Google Store.
Hans Zimmer – Live in Prague
Grammy, Emmy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer brings you front and center for Live in Prague, the recorded tapes of his live performance from his recent European tour. The mastermind behind The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Dark Knight soundtracks, delivers an awe-inspiring performance with an 80 piece orchestra that can only be described as EPIC. Available here.
Fretlight Wireless Guitar
Designed to be a comfortable play, the Fretlight Wireless guitar is a beginner’s ideal instrument! Fretlight gives the benefit of showing the notes on the fret board itself, as well as having a tempo control and wireless connection to the Guitar Tunes app, making each play a custom experience. Learn the chords to Commodores’ “Brick House” and other favorite tunes, all at a pace that’s right for you! Fretlight Wireless guitar can be purchased here.