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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen to one of the tracks:
Hear her play one of the tracks:
This deluxe version of Classic includes a DVD of Hauser’s videos.
Watch one here:
Watch an official video of the title work:
Enjoy your Mother’s Day shopping!
What is your favorite cello-related Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever given or received? Please tell us in the comments.