Do you have a friend or family member who plays an instrument and has music running in his or her veins? This is a touching and practical gift for someone like that. The gift’s value cannot be expressed in money. All you need is an Internet connection and printer.
Prepare a list of your friend’s favorite songs and songs that remind you of things you have experienced together. Look for the scores of the music online, print them and make a score songbook. You can bind the chord songbook at a print shop and add a dedication at the beginning of the book.
My story: “I have been playing the piano for several months. I was looking for a chord songbook of my favorite singer. I looked everywhere: at bookstores, music stores, online, music teacher and no one had the music book (they stopped publishing it years ago). On our first anniversary, my boyfriend gave me a chord music book of this singer. He found the chords at the local library, printed and binded them.”