Last minute gift idea: Make a USB flash drive mixtape!

13 February 2016 in Fun | Personalised | USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks | DIY

We all have the best intentions to get our friends, family and loved ones fantastic gifts for birthdays and Christmas, but sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. Thankfully, in this modern age there are so many ways you can make a great last minute gift that are still thoughtful and sweet but without a hefty price tag or spending hours hunched over a craft project (though that can be fun too!).

We all know how versatile USB flash drives are, so use yours to its full potential and create your loved one a USB mixtape. It's fun and easy to do and makes a great last minute gift. Before we give you our tips on how to make a flash drive mixtape, we must state that we are, of course, not lawyers and we cannot guarantee the legality of this form of music sharing. As far as we are aware, sharing music for personal, non commercial use is permitted by most music retailers, but please check first if you're not sure!

With that out of the way, let's go ahead and make a mixtape.

1. Get an awesome USB drive. Head over to our website now and pick out a novelty, sparkly, or classic drive for your beau, friend, or family member. We have a great selection and with our engraving service and great range of premium packaging, you can make this gift as personal as you want it to be.  We make no apologies for that shameless plug.

2. Choose the right capacity. We supply flash drives from 512MB up to a whopping 32GB, so whether you want space for just a couple of songs or for several albums, we've got you covered.

3. Choose your songs! For iTunes users, you can right click the song and click "show in finder" or "show in explorer" and copy the file to the USB drive. Or you can just locate the music folder in your documents, and copy and paste your songs directly from there - whichever is easiest for you.

4. Add other stuff, perhaps a mini speaker to make a full musical package gift.

5. Add the finishing touches. Maybe just add a little tag to the flash drive (particularly easy if they come with a keyring built in or a loop for one (like many of ours do), put it in a gift box, or a little gift bag. If you get your drive from us, we can take care of those packaging options for you.

And you're done! If you've made a flash drive mixtape or if you have any great ideas for a playlist, let us know in the comments.

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