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I wanted to create another gift guide specific to all of the hardworking musical mamas out there!

This time of year we would "normally" be running from Nutcracker, to Church Gigs, home to make dinner or to pick up kids from school, squeeze in teaching lessons, and the back out to the pit or stage.

This year looks a tiny bit different, but it doesn't mean that most of us aren't still working very hard to make the holidays special for our families, and to spread our love of music to students, colleagues, and various communities.

Here are some of my favorite items to keep cozy, connected, and cute!

Bear Paw Slippers. I love Bear Paw- it is such an affordable brand and great alternative to some other popular slippers and boots out there for the colder months. These come in several colors and at only $20 really can't be beat!

Music Stand Cup Holder. This attaches easily to any music stand, and holds a can very securely. Does anyone else have not only a sparkling water addiction, but also a multi-beverage addiction?! I love having tea, water, coffee... anything to drink while teaching!

Loom Parent-Child Journal. I just purchased this for my son and I, and I am already contemplating the couples edition as well. This is a GORGEOUS way to document your family history and relationship with your child in an awesome, connective, electronic-free way. I'm beyond excited to sit down and spend some time on it with my boy.

Callie Danielle Digital. This is another small brand that I am so excited to have found. Her digital packages include Procreate palettes for iPad Pro, and also really cute wrap stickers for your Apple Pencil. Not to mention clothing, tumblers, and more!

Print Joggers. I never knew how much the right pants could matter until I was cozy at home with ALL of the joggers this year. I miss getting dressed up in Concert Black a LITTLE bit, but these definitely soften the blow of working quite a bit from home!

Halo Light. This one clips on and is adjustable. Sometimes I get frustrated with the lighting in my oboe studio for virtual oboe lessons... especially during a reedmaking session (Zoom reedmaking is one of the biggest challenges that way, let me tell you!) and this seems like it would be helpful! I'm very excited to give it a whirl and feel like a "real" blogger.

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  1. This Oboe Sweater from Reeds Doubled is the perfect gift for the cozy oboist in your life. I love the colorways and the options on their site which include "English horn" and "Double Reeds".

  2. Stand up Tool Pouch from Jennie's Bags and Beyond on Etsy. I just purchased this for myself for Christmas, and I'm so excited to get enthusiastic about Reed Making with it's many compartments and organizational possibilities!

  3. Oboe Key Earrings from Hang Ups Jewelry. These are so fun and a little bit quirky! Just like most oboists. Hang Ups donates to a great cause, Band of Angels, and I love the Oboe Key Necklace that I have from their shop.

  4. This is one of my most favorite reed cases ever from LC Double Reeds. Reed cases are like the purses of the oboist; one can never have too many. Especially in various sizes and colors! The vegan leather is very durable and holds your reeds securely in the ribbon, and the clasp is tight as well.

  5. Most of us already have more than one spool of thread from Squirrely Stash, but in case you or the oboist in your world do not- this would make a very nice stocking stuffer!

  6. I think of all of my delightfully enthusiastic "baby" oboe students just starting out when I see this Oboe Ornament. I know that I got one for one of my first middle school Christmases as an oboist over 25 years ago!

  7. Susanna Klein, founder of @Practizma has great tips and tricks to aide in your practice sessions, and if you are a family of multiple musicians; she has multi-packs of her WONDERFUL practice journal on her site.

  8. I am always so impressed with the great ideas my friend Stephanie Patterson has, including this oboe reed cookie cutter. Check out her shop for many amazing and unique oboe gifts including 3D printed reed drying racks!

  9. Crescendo Bags in Colorado makes amazingly crafted CUSTOM bags to fit your specific case dimensions. I love that even the zipper pulls and front pockets can essentially be designed by YOU! My oboe case cover backpack for my single Lomax case fits everything I need on the gig including my Ipad Pro!

I hope you have fun shopping, these items are truly great; I can say so because I own each and every one of them! Happy Holidays, Oboe Friends! xo

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