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5 Great Mother’s Day Cello Gift Ideas

In the USA, Mother’s Day will be here soon (9 May)! Here is a handful of gift ideas to help you shop for moms who love the cello.

For Mothers Who Love the Cello

We’ve put together this list for mothers who love the cello and are

  • cellists themselves,
  • mothers of cellists,
  • or avid listeners of cello music.

There were so many wonderful choices, particularly among the books and albums, we had a difficult time choosing. These are just a few ideas to get you started. Need more inspiration? Check out our holiday gift ideas list.

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1. Items from our Museum Shop

We added two new original designs to our museum shop just for Mother’s Day! So if the woman you’re shopping for loves art and cute animals, we’ve got you covered. You can get these two designs on T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, or posters.

Mothers of Cellists

For mothers of cellists, we created this wallaby image with the joey in her pouch playing the cello. Click to see products with wallabies.

Wallaby with cello-playing joey

Cellist Moms

For mothers who play the cello, we created this design with a cello-playing ring-tailed lemur. Her baby is peeking over her shoulder to see how it is done. Click to see products with lemurs.


Lemur Cello Mom

2. Online Cello Lessons

Has your mom been wanting cello lessons? Even before the pandemic, ArtistWorks offered online music lessons for many instruments, including the cello. The ArtistWorks cello teacher, Mike Block, is wonderful.

They offer affordable 3-, 6-, and 12-month plans.

mike block ArtistWorks online cello lessons

3. Music-Themed Candy

Treat your music-loving mom to something sweet: Mozartkuglen! Here are a couple of affordable gift options we love. Click the images to explore.

3. A Stand for Her Cello or Her Music

Want more than candy for your mom? Why not surprise her with a beautiful new music stand or cello stand – or both! These are great gifts to upgrade her music room. Click the images for links.

4. Cello Books

If your mom loves to read, get her a book that features cellists. Here are two memoirs by strong mothers. Be sure to check out all of our selections in our Cello Book Club as well. Click on the book cover images for links.

Our curators love this first recommendation and its strong mother-daughter themes. Order early as the shipping times have been a bit slow on the physical book. (Kindle copies are still delivered instantly.)

We couldn’t put this next one down, which is why it is our next Cello Book Club selection. What an amazing music mom and wonderful family! We will hold an online Zoom meeting with author Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason in May.

5. Cello Albums

We had a very difficult time picking these, but we tried to find recordings for different tastes, and these will get you started. Click the album images for links.

We love this recent album by Gautier Capuçon. Listen to one of the tracks in the video below.

This next one by Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a few years old, but we love it.

Listen to one of the tracks:

Here’s another one we love by Camille Thomas. You may have heard her beautiful performances in museums and even on rooftops in Paris during the pandemic.

Hear her play one of the tracks:

We know some moms out there love Hauser, so here are two options:

This deluxe version of Classic includes a DVD of Hauser’s videos.

Watch one here:

Need more? Try this one by the 2CELLOS; the second disc is a DVD with their videos. This album includes one of our favorites by them – “Now We are Free.” (See the video below.)

Does your mom love the work of the multi-talented Ayanna Witter-Johnson? We love this album.

Watch an official video of the title work:

For moms who are timeless treasures, you can’t go wrong with this 3-CD set by the iconic Jacqueline du Pré.

Enjoy your Mother’s Day shopping!

Your Turn

What is your favorite cello-related Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever given or received? Please tell us in the comments.