You don’t need to play an Indian string instrument to appreciate calming sitar music. Hindistani classical music is popular for easy listening and relaxation throughout the world. Any musician or music lover will appreciate thoughtful sitar gifts. Choose from classical and contemporary music, T-shirts, coffee mugs, cooking aprons, posters, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, trucker hats, ornaments, playing cards, colorful buttons, and more unique sitar gifts.
Ravi Shankar I was invited for the first Woodstock. Actually, I started the programme. Many people, especially young people, have started listening to sitar since George Harrison, one of the Beatles, became my disciple.
Ravi and Anoushka Shankar
Live at Nehru Park – New Delhi (2009)
Limited Edition Rare Tour Poster
Ravi Shankar was a Hindustani classical musician and composer who inspired the inclusion of sitar sounds in Western music, most notably through his association with George Harrison of the Beatles. He collaborated with many musicians throughout his long career, and performed all over the world up until his passing at age 92. His daughter Anoushka Shankar, a respected musician and composer, continues the family tradition today.
These cotton shirt are great gifts for sitar players, but they’re also appropriate for anyone who loves calming sitar music. With dozens of styles and colors to choose from in sizes for the whole family, it will be easy to find the perfect T-shirt gift.
Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical sitar 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.
Mugs are one of our favorite affordable sitar 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 sitarist.
Here’s an inexpensive gift idea for sitar players and enthusiasts. Who doesn’t need a refrigerator magnet or two? Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches, and round magnets are typically available in three sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking great for years.
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 sitarist or fan of this unique Indian string instrument.
Here’s another fun and inexpensive gift idea for musicians and music lovers. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches, and round buttons are usually available in several sizes. The designs are printed on 100% recycled paper, then covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for years of use. Choose a different background color for a customized gift.
One of the most popular sitar gifts is a set of playing cards. Each comes packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options. Standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.
The Beatle received in-depth tutelage from Ravi Shankar during a seven-week visit to India. The experience had a lasting impact. George Harrison studied and promoted Indian music for the remainder of his career.
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) I went to India after I came back from a tour with the Yardbirds in the late sixties just so I could hear the music firsthand. Let’s put it this way: I had a sitar before George Harrison got his. I wouldn’t say I played it as well as he did, though.