($10-20) Every grad student or professor needs something to hang a jacket on. This one is particularly great because it has 3 hooks and is easy to hang.
($90-120) The DR-05 has a reputation as one of the best consumer grade recording devices on the market. It’s not studio-grade, but it performs amazingly well compared to a phone.
($10-20) A really great visual guide to all kinds of music-related information. Makes for a perfect browsing book.
($20-30) This stylus-operated synthesizer is perfect for someone who’s testing out tunes or just wants to have fun with electronic music.
($5-10) Duct tape with music notes.
($5-10) 5X better than regular drumsticks. 10X better than regular kitchen spoons.
($10-20) This little clip-on tuner is versatile enough to accommodate a whole range of instruments and pitches. This has incredibly high accuracy for the price.