We’re looking for the best gifts for violists and anyone who loves the beautiful sound of the viola. Choose from classical and contemporary music, T-shirts, cooking aprons, trinket boxes, colorful buttons, ceramic ornaments, posters, coffee mugs, refrigerator magnets, trucker hats, cotton canvas tote bags, and more unique viola gifts.
Woman with Viola
Watercolor by Mark Ashkenazi
Canvas Art Print
You’ll love the music of String Planet, a collaboration between Chapman Stick player Larry Tuttle and violist Novi Novog. Their music is filled with hooks, memorable themes, and compelling rhythms. Novi is one of the top session musicians in Los Angeles. Her long list of credits includes solos on Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Raspberry Beret,” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water.”
Hinged Trinket Boxes
Crafted from finely cut crystal jewels and hand-painted enamel, these stunning string instrument figurines open to reveal a secret compartment. Make your gift even more special and conceal a ring or other small precious object inside the compartment. Violists and music lovers will love these miniature works of art. Click on any item to see more views of these exquisite viola figurines. Each is handsomely gift boxed, so there’s no need to wrap.
Shop for Viola Gifts
We’ve created more than 2,000 products for string musicians and fans. Some of our best viola gifts are shared on this page, along with our top picks from other designers. Click on the banner to view the complete String Kings Music Viola collection.
Shirts are always a popular gift with people of all ages. Click on any design to see the full selection of colors, styles, and sizes available. You’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite violist or string instrument fan.
I Love Viola Double Bass Clef Heart
Share your love for the viola. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both viola players and enthusiasts.
Easily Distracted by Viola Players
Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of viola players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.
If I Can’t Bring My Viola, You Won’t See Me
Invite me, invite my viola. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this beautiful string instrument.
The Coolest People on Earth are Viola Players
Who are the coolest people on earth? Viola players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or violist.
Viola trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.
Refrigerator magnets are one of our favorite inexpensive gift ideas for viola players. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches, and round magnets are usually available in three sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking as good as new for many years to come.
Viola Tote Bags
Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any violist or viola enthusiast.
Mugs are one of our favorite affordable viola gifts. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Choose from many sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift for your favorite violist.
These beautiful ceramic ornaments are available in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, star, heart, and T-shirt. Each keepsake ornament includes a strand of gold thread for easy display.
Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical viola gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.
Buttons are a fun and inexpensive gift idea for musicians and music lovers. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. These viola designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for years of use and enjoyment. Some designs allow you to choose a different background color for a customized button gift.
What is a Viola?
Dust in the Wind
Performed by Kansas (2009)
Written by Kansas band member Kerry Livgren in 1977, Dust in the Wind is one of a handful of pop songs featuring the viola. In this live version recorded nearly four decades later, the band shares the stage with a full string orchestra. Lead vocalist Steve Walsh hits every note!
Comedian, Conductor, and Pianist Victor Borge
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
The Best Viola Gifts
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