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Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Guide

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Once again, Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us. This is the time of year to think about your teacher (or your child’s teacher) and be thankful that teaching is their job and not yours.  This year, you can do better than simply buying a gift card. A rockstar teacher would appreciate something nice for the teacher’s desk, or maybe a nice rockstar keychain. Here are the best rockstar desk organization supplies out there:

Cassette tape wall pockets
Music Notes, Musical Instrument Colorful Paperclips (100 count)

 

Little B 100039 Decorative Paper Tape, Music Notes
Music notes, treble clef design tape

There are so many cool music themed desk organization and songwriting supplies out there, I had to give them their own page.

We know that teachers carry a lot of keys so a nice key chain or key fob will be well received. While keychains and key fobs have their own page, here is one of the rockstar favorites that your teacher really needs:

Guitar amp wall mounted key holder

Of course, many of us would rather just give a gift card and be done with it. There is nothing wrong with that. Teachers will appreciate you making the effort, they certainly expect that from their students!

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Gift Guide- the best gifts for your favorite rockstar

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If you are shopping for a gift for a rockstar, an aspiring rockstar, or yourself as a rockstar, here is the best list of gifts for giving and receiving. Your rockstar may appreciate the gift card to the music store, but that is a bit the same as how your rockstar will appreciate getting socks & underwear as a gift from Grandma.

Cooking/entertaining

Chances are, if your rockstar loves to perform then your rockstar also loves to cook and/or entertain.

Boom Box Worktop Saver and Cutting Board. Boom Box Kitchen Beats. Keep the kitchen rocking with these fun music-themed designs. Made from toughened glass and with non-slip rubber feet, these multi-function boards provide a hygienic, odour- and stain-resistant work surface for all types of food preparation and presentation. In addition they can be used to protect tables and worktops from serving bowls and dishes. They are heat resistant up to 280 C/536 F. Hand wash only.:
Boom Box Worktop Saver – Use as a cutting board or serving surface.

Black and White Skull Measuring Cups. Ceramic. 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup measurements.:
Skull measuring cups – Goth rock cooking anyone?

Guitar cheese board with corkscrew, cheese knives! This will be awesome for any casual party featuring a live band!:
Guitar cheeseboard & tools – Perfect mix of music, wine and cheese with wine opener and cheese knife in a nice guitar package.

More rockstar cooking and entertaining products

Home décor

Your rockstar’s home needs to rock too!

#Studded #Votive - Set of 2. Mercury glass hard-rock accessory.:

Studded votive set of 2 – these mercury glass votive candle holders are elegant and rock n roll at the same time.

Rock Star Guitar Soap Dish:

Guitar soap dish – A little rock n roll by the sink. Or use it to hold business cards.
Disco ball lotion (or soap) dispenser- #bling for your #bath or bedroom! Buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O3M2PS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001O3M2PS&linkCode=as2&tag=futurerockstar-20&linkId=JJGWHR55CP3MY43K:
Disco ball soap/lotion dispenser – bling for your sink or dressing table

More rockstar home and bathroom products

Drinkware/Barware

Whether your rockstar drinks whisky, water, wine, or beer – some great gift ideas:

Harley Davidson wine gift set (wine coaster, wine stopper, and wine opener). livelikearockstar.us:

Harley Davidson wine gift set – a best seller! Wine opener, wine coaster, and wine stopper (in that order).

Marshall Fridge. Refrigerator styled like a Marshall Amp or Marshall Stack. People swooned over this at NAMM last year. Buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008K4FTV8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008K4FTV8&linkCode=as2&tag=livlikarocsta-20&linkId=FXOCJ37XPDLKMASC:

Marhsall amp stack fridge – for the music studio, man cave, or music office. Mini refrigerator with freezer that looks like a Marshall stack.

Mixtape Glasses - Set of 6. Take all-occasion glassware on a retro rewind with these colorful mixtape glasses. The blank tape allows partygoers to write their names or favorite power ballad on the cassette using the included wax pencil, giving you a personalized playlist and a great way to keep track of drinks. Made in USA.:

Mixtape drink glasses – fun idea for your next party or “mixer”!

Ralph Lauren Ayers Barware. Handcrafted barware. Decanter, highballs, and double old-fashioneds made of hand-blown, hand-cut cased black 24% lead crystal. Hand wash. Tray made of leather with silver-leaf embossed Ayers skull and crossbones pattern.:

Ralph Lauren skull barware set – crystal decanter and glasses with leather tray. Pick your poison.

More rockstar glassware and  bottle openers and other wine accessories

Maybe you are keeping it simple with a nice rockstar bottle of wine or liquor.  You need something to put it in

Skull Knit Bottle Coverall. Fits most bottles or cans. Use to keep your drink cold, or use as a fun reusable gift bag.:

Skull knit bottle coverall – keep drinks cold with this coverall. Or use as a gift bag.

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The personal touch

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Part of what inspired me to start Live Like A Rock Star was the idea of a hand-curated site with quality rock n roll merchandise and ideas.  Robots cannot do this job.  An automated search for any music or rockstar search terms will yield hundreds or thousands of hits that are not relevant to music or rockstars.  Or it will return hundreds (or thousands) of coffee mugs.

To have a real rock n roll selection of products requires a personal touch.  An actual human being that will find the otherwise hard to find awesome products and put them in one place.  We want our homes to be a personal reflection, and robots are not well suited to this job.  There is no “awesome” search filter to get rid of the “lame” and “irrelevant”.

The personal touch works best in teams.  Live Like A Rock Star recently got a shoutout from DripTeez on their blog.  Live Like A Rock Star has been featuring the DripTeez wine drip stoppers that are most fitting the rock n roll home.  This all came about through actual, real, human, person-to-person interaction.  No robots involved.

Wine band accessory drip stopper with furry leopard band dripteez  Wine accessory drip stopper band with edgey silver skull  Wine accessory bottle band drip stopper with silver motorcycle  

 

If you are a real person and know some products that are worthy of a rock star home, send me a human-generated message on FacebookTwitter or in the comments section of this page.  We will chat (person-to-person) and figure out if we are a good match.

Rock on!

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It all started with the guitar stand in the living room

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When I first started sharing a living space with a musician, I quickly noticed the guitar stand in the living room.  My initial reaction was that the guitar stand was not appropriate living room decor.  Then it became obvious that he really needed to have the guitar close at hand when he needs it. (I was surprised just how often the guitar needed to be close at hand, but that is another post.)

Rather than fighting over the guitar stand in the living room, I chose to embrace it. When shopping for items for the living room to go with the guitar and guitar stand, I found an item here or there but there wasn’t a site or store that had a good selection of music or rock star decor.

That’s what this site is about. It is for all the musicians, rock stars, music lovers and those who love them that need a place to shop.  Let’s get our musicians out of the basement and the garage and back into the house.

It starts with the guitar stand in the living room.

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