I have not heard of cleaning discs.Really great gifts don't have to be expensive, just thoughtful.
Congrats on getting your music just the way you like it!
BTW, have you tried running a cleaning disc through your CD player? Maybe it's just dirty.
Edited to say
I checked with Hubby He said the cleaner thing didn't work.
By the way the BOSE radio/CD is more than 10 years old. I remember teasing that it wasn't going to be Y2K compatable and that it wouldn't wake me up on Jan 1, 2000