Buying Music for Christmas

I love receiving music at Christmas. But buying CD’s, music or tickets for a show for someone isn’t the easiest thing in the world. So we decided to collate gift ideas and tips to help you choose, also get the latest deals for music stores and enter to win a $60 gift card.

Congratulations to Caroline M You just won the $60 gift card for itunes and you’re still eligible for the other giveaways. Thanks to all the participants and don’t forget to enter the competition for today’s giveaway!

Popular Albums and Gift Ideas for 2011

I was checking the top 50 albums for this week at and since almost half of the albums were Christmas ones, I didn’t want to give you this as a selection of gift ideas because receiving Christmas CD’s on Christmas eve just isn’t a good idea (it’s a bit late for this kind of gift). Instead I’ve chosen some CD’s that are part of the top 50 and I’ve separated them in different categories according to the kind of music and for what category of age it could be more appropriate. But this is a rough idea, as I would probably buy CD’s for myself that are in all of the categories.

We searched over 7 trusted stores to try and find which store sold each music album cheapest, so the buy it now links are most likely going to be the cheapest prices in Canada online. As you can see most are cheaper at but keep in mind that you will need to spend $25 in order to enjoy free delivery on your order.

For All Occasions

Adele 19

Adele 19, by Adele, $10 at, Buy it Now

Adele 21

Adele 21, by Adele, $12.99 at, Buy it Now


(More for adults)
Marsalis & Clapton

Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, by Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis, $21.15 at, Buy it Now

Tony Bennett

Duets II, by Tony Bennett, $14.99 at, Buy it Now


(More for teenagers)
Amy Winehouse

Back to Black, by Amy Winehouse, $8.99 at, Buy it Now


Here & Now, by Nickelback, $14.99 at, Buy it Now


Talk, Talk, Talk, by Rihanna, $12.99 at, Buy it Now


(More for young adults)
Coeur de Pirate

Blonde, by Coeur de Pirate, $14.99 at, Buy it Now


Metals, by Feist, $11.99 at, Buy it Now

More Gifts Ideas

Some people find it hard to buy CD’s as gifts, so here are a few more gifts ideas related to music. First, gift cards for a music store is always a safe choice (especially itunes gift cards), even though it’s not the most personal gift you could get. But if you’re struggling and running out of ideas, then it only takes a few seconds and you’re done. Just don’t get a gift card for your significant other.

Another interesting idea is to buy tickets for a show that like. In fact this is an excellent idea, just have a look at the major concerts places (you should be able to do this online fairly easily) and check the upcoming shows for the year. You would be surprised by how many shows happen in your city each year. If you’re buying tickets for your parents or grand-parents, you could also check for tickets to a Symphony Orchestra as there are more chances they will like it than your nephew will.


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Today’s giveaway is for a $60 gift card for itunes.

Good luck bargain hunters!


  1. Stephen says:

    Congratulations to Caroline M! Thanks to all the participants

  2. Stephen says:

    wow, it’s super awesome to see how many people are participating in this contest. I can’t wait to see the mayhem when we get to the 12th day!

  3. Rosemary Breschuk-Chiu says:

    Music gives peace to a stressed heart.

  4. blessedta says:


  5. nikki robak says:

    I would love to win the giveaway of the day

  6. Edward Wanat says:


  7. Caroline M says:

    My spouse is the biggest Rush fan. This would be an awesome present for him.

  8. Jo says:

    My granddaughters and I would really like this prize. We like itunes very much and we love dancing to music. Lovely way to spend Christmas Day.

  9. Cheryl Morreale says:

    What a great prize! Adele is amazing! Jann Arden’s new CD is awesome too!

  10. Janice says:

    Thanks, love itunes!!

  11. Debbie Ekins says:

    I would love to win $60 of iTunes music!

    Thanks for the opportunity

  12. Kevin P. says:

    What better time to enjoy music than at Christmas time! And remember, with itunes, you can purchase not only music, but movies and fantastic apps! Love it!

  13. belinda m says:

    This would be so fantastic to win. It would be the perfect stocking stuffer for my son this christmas

  14. Suzanne says:

    Newbie here. Anxious to get started!

  15. isobel says:

    a very popular prize with teenagers and music lovers too

  16. Jennifer Harding says:

    $60 would buy a lot of music!!

  17. pamr. says:

    You can download just about anything on iTunes; thanks for the giveaway!

  18. sherry ki says:

    I would love to give this iTunes card to my husband for Christmas.

  19. Kate says:

    Would love to win this one! My first buy would definitely be Michael Buble’s Christmas CD :)

  20. Huguette English says:

    Music gives me energy and puts me in a good mood!!

  21. Lindsay says:

    iTunes gift card would be awesome!! i really need to update my music library!!

  22. vilmark says:

    its time I topped up my itunes acct. this would be perfect.

  23. Corrina says:

    I would love to win this giveaway! iTunes would provide me with much needed entertainment on snowdays!

  24. Karyn says:

    This giveaway is music to my ears :)

  25. Amy M says:

    My sister enjoys music and an itunes gift card would be perfect for her!

  26. Suzanne says:

    I would love to get $ 60.00 of iTunes music.

  27. Heidi says:

    MUSIC rocks! Big Country music fan, so would ♥♥♥ love to win this great prize

  28. Stacy says:

    Music brighens up my day. Whatever one prefers, music is a great soul soother. Would love to win an Itunes card

  29. Virginia Buck says:

    Music is such a personal thing. Tastes vary. I know for myself I would be greatly insulted if someone bought me a CD in what you classify in the mostly adult range. I’m a grandma many times over. Nickelback would be my choice anyday. So if anyone is thinking music for me – itunes card is perfect for me.

  30. Stephanie Mac Isaac says:

    Please Don’t Stop The Music!! Very great stocking stuffer for someone. $60.00 gift card would download alot of tunes from itunes ;)

  31. Lolita says:

    Music is awesome, but free music is even better!

  32. Ryan Betesta says:

    Buying music online is fun!!

  33. Breanna says:

    I love I-tunes and just downloaded a great Christmas Album!!

  34. mary says:

    my kids teen sons would love to have that Itunes gift card

  35. coady mcphee says:

    i love music i want this prize

  36. Colleen C says:

    I saw Jann Arden at an event recently, and she spoke very highly of Adele. She said Adele has paved the way for others and that the face of new music is about to change – she was really passionate about what she was saying! I would love to win this and pick up some of Adele’s music!

    • Anne says:

      I totally agree with that Colleen. I’m sure you would love it. I was just listening to her latest album this morning and I still love it! Good luck

  37. Bob Grier says:

    hi, music is vey important to me, I’d like this prize

  38. Zak says:

    Music is food of my soul

  39. Kim S says:

    free music….nice

  40. Mary says:

    Awesome site. What a great prize.

  41. LIZZY says:

    I hope I win this cool prize.

  42. Robert P says:

    omg this is the best website ever

  43. Laura Crochetiere says:

    Happy Holidays! This would be a great gift for my mother, who we bought her first iPod earlier this year. :) Thanks!