Forget flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day. People now want something that has a vintage feel and would bring out the sentimentality in all of us: music boxes.
These novelty items bring back memories of our jewelry boxes that played a rendition of some classical song. There are even those with wind-up keys and a spinning ballerina in the middle. Recently, there has been a fascination with crank music boxes which has a handle that you turn to play the music. Shops even offer ones with love songs and movie soundtracks, or you can have the songs customized to your loved ones’ favorite/s if they offer that service.
We know Valentine’s Day is still a few weeks away, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. After all, most of these music boxes need a few days to a week to be shipped to you. Here’s a list for you so you can get your gift for your loved ones in time for the occasion.
Ben & Bart A Whole New World Music Box
This is for the Disney lovers in your life. It’s made from premium wood and the title of the song is etched on the cover. You also have the option to have a custom print on the wooden surface and personalized letter printing. If you want to browse more options, Ben & Bart announced on their website that a Valentine’s Day collection is coming on Jan. 27. Available online.
Kikkerland La Vie En Rose Crank Music Box
We’re having A Star Is Born flashbacks just looking at this. This small device—basically a music box without the actual wooden structure—has pre-made notes that’ll play “La Vie En Rose.” It’s recommended that you play this on either wood or glass surfaces so you can get different sound variations. Available online.
TheLaser’sEdge Personalizable Damask Music Box
Choose between “You Are My Sunshine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” when you order this one. It’s made from birch wood and has an intricate laser-cut design on the surface. Available on Galleon.
Invenio Crafts Engraved Wooden Music Box HP – Theme
Music boxes don’t have to play love songs. It can cater to your loved ones’ fandoms too. This one plays the Harry Potter theme song when you turn the hand crank. It comes in a small size too so it won’t take up space on any tabletop. Available online.
CrankMusicBoxes Amelie Music Box
If you know someone who can’t stop watching Amelie, give them this music box. It’s made to play the movie’s theme and the cover even has the titular character’s face engraved on it. The brand also offers songs from cult-favorites like the opening track from Game of Thrones and The Beatles’ greatest hits. Available on Etsy.
Papemelroti Mother Forever Musical Box
Give one to your momma, too! Papemelroti’s music boxes double as jewelry boxes, and they come with hand-painted surfaces. The art on this one in particular was made by artist Robert Alejandro. When you buy this, you can choose from the brand’s assortment of tunes. Go find the best one that your mom would like! Available at Glorietta 2.
Art by Marian Hukom
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