Buying gifts for holidays, birthdays, or other times can be stressful, especially when you have no idea what to get. But if your loved one or friend is a guitar player (or wants to be one), then this helpful list should give you some great gift ideas.
Read on for the complete list of the 25 best gifts for guitarists and find a gift that any guitar player will enjoy.
Fender Steel Slide
Slides are used in blues and rock songs to give a unique sound and style to the notes. This is a classic piece of guitar equipment that should be in every guitar player’s case, and it’s a great gift option.
Snark Super Snark 2
Every guitar player needs to keep their guitar in tune, and these clip-on tuners make it very easy to tune up on the fly. This tuner sits on the headstock close to the vibrations of the string, and it is extremely accurate.
Guitar Tablature Manuscript Paper
This book comes with pages of blank tab paper and chord diagrams, making it easy for players to write guitar songs and licks.. This is a great gift idea for guitar players who love to write their own music.
Dunlop Microphone Stand Pick Holder
Not your average pick holder, this model is different because it attaches to a microphone stand holder. If you’re playing a gig and suddenly you drop your pick, just walk over and grab another one with ease.
Kyser KG6B Capo
A good capo lets guitar players quickly change keys without changing the chord shapes they’re playing. This is something else that should be in every guitar case. This Kyser capo is the best bang-for-your-buck capo out there.
Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch
No matter how many picks a player buys, it seems like on many occasions they find themselves without a pick. This innovation gives them the power to cut any plastic material into picks. From experience, credit cards and plastic lids work the best.
A unique book, this will push the user to keep up with their skills. It follows a regime of exercises that will train the player’s strength, grip, stamina, speed, and probably give some calluses. This will definitely get their hands in shape.
Picture Chord Encyclopedia
Guitar chords can get very confusing, and this book gives several versions of about every chord you will ever see. With its easy diagrams, it will give players everything they need to know to properly play the correct chord.
Guitar Mount Phone Holder
I play off of my phone a lot, and it can be really hard sometimes to get it in the right position. A quality idea for players who frequently are playing music off of their phones, this holder is compatible with all of the Samsung’s and iPhones released in the last couple of years.
9 Guitar Stand
Obviously for people with at least a couple guitars, this stand can hold up to seven at a time. This is ideal if you are constantly changing which one you play; maybe from electric to acoustic or one that has a different set tuning.
Levy’s Leathers Polyester Guitar Strap with Hot Rod Seat Belt
This strap has a very vintage and unique look to it and works well. I have used a seat belt strap before, and I actually prefer them to normal ones as I feel they are much more secured and have a low chance of the guitar falling.
Ernie Ball Musician’s Toolkit
Here’s one of the best all-in-one guitar maintenance kit. It comes with everything you need to clean, lubricate, and replace guitar strings, as well as clean your guitar. It also includes a nice set of Allen wrenches. Everything you need to make sure your guitar is at its best performance.
12 Pack Acoustic Studio Soundproofing Foam Bevel Tiles
Able to install anywhere, these tiles will help your guitar player soundproof a practice space so they won’t disturb their family or roommates. They will appreciate it, and so will the player, as he or she is able to jam out louder and later than before.
Marshall MS2 Micro Guitar Amplifier
A novelty item, this portable guitar amp clips around your pants so you can play as you walk around. It’s also a Marshall, one of the most respected amplifier companies, so you know the sound quality will be superior for its size.
Arobas Music Guitar Pro 6.0 Deluxe Soundbank Edition
A great piece of software for recording, Guitar Pro 6.0 is primarily for composing and editing tablature. It includes realistic sounds of many varieties of guitars, keyboards, and percussion instruments. Perfect for anyone who wants to take their songwriting to the next level.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Want to jam out at 2 am, but everyone in your house is asleep? Well with these top-rated studio monitor headphones, now you can. They attach to almost every amp’s headphone jack (not an auxiliary jack) and it allows you to hear what would be playing through the amp.
Full Size Blue Electric Guitar with Amp, Case, and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package
If you have someone who wants to get into playing but doesn’t have a guitar, this pack will help them get started. This beginner kit has everything you need to start playing. Obviously, it isn’t the highest quality pieces of equipment, but it’s a great deal for its price and a perfect set to learn on.
Roadie Tuner Automatic Guitar Tuner
For most tuners to work, they have to be able to hear your instrument. This makes tuning in loud environments difficult. Not the roadie tuner. This tuner automatically tunes your guitar, by attaching it to the peg and simply strumming the string. A must have for guitarists constantly having to tune in loud places.
Heet Sound Plus E-bow
When placed on the strings of a guitar, this device can make a guitar sound like any instrument. From brass to strings, this is an unbelievable piece of technology that you won’t believe until you try it yourself.
Gator Cases Guitar Accessory Bag
If your guitar player has a lot of equipment, hauling around all that gear can get old after awhile. This bag can fit cords, pedal boards, repair tools, and anything else they need without over-stuffing their guitar bag. This is one of the best gifts for guitar players who are constantly traveling.
Gator G-TOUR PEDALBOARD-LGW Tour Series
This deluxe pedal board set is one of the most complete you will find. With a flange, echo, and many other effects, this product has everything you need in a pedal board. It’s a must have for players who want to take their performance and sound to the next level.
VOX Classic Rock Headphone Amplifier
Every electric guitar player needs a great amp, and this is a great one to start with. With 30-Watts of power, this Marshall amp is great for home use and can be used for smaller gigs. As it is fairly lightweight, easy to move, has great sound quality, and several effects, it’s one of the best gifts for guitarists.
Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar
If the player you know loves to bring his guitar wherever they go, this is an enjoyable gift. With its super skinny frame and lightweight design, this guitar is great for camping, traveling, or anything else.
Xvive U2 rechargeable 2.4GHZ Wireless Guitar System
Great for gigs or for players who don’t want to bother with the hassle of cords, this wireless system can plug into any amp and guitar. With a range of 100 feet and a battery life of around 5 hours, this system is much better than having cords everywhere to trip on.
Apogee JAM Electric Guitar Accessory Bundle
The Apogee is an adapter that allows you to attach your guitar cord to an auxiliary jack, so it can be used to record on phones or laptops. This is a great gift idea for guitar lovers who want to record high quality music, but don’t want to spend loads of money on new recording equipment. This bundle also comes with strings perfect for recording and an instrument cable.
There you have it, some of the best gift ideas for a guitarist you know. Whatever their goals and needs are, this list has it. Products to help recording, show performance, writing music, improving skills and novelty items alike, this list should definitely give you some ideas on what to get that guitar play in your life. Whatever their needs and skills are, they will certainly enjoy any of the gifts on this list.