Finding the coolest Christmas gift for your guitar player doesn’t have to be complicated. These gift ideas range from pink guitars to tool kits (which every guitar player should have).
Guitar players are often hard to buy gifts for because they usually have loads of music, a couple of guitars and lots of musical books already. These gift ideas are perfect for the guitarist who seems to have everything.
And here’s a quip you can write in their birthday, graduation, or Christmas card:
“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.” ~ Andre Segovia.
Where does your guitar player put his or her “orchestra”? Maybe it’s time to hang it up with a horizontal guitar mount so they don’t have to lean their guitars up against furniture. Not only is this a thoughtful gift for musicians, it’s incredibly useful.
And, here are more gifts for guitar players — both practical and creative.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Guitar Players
These guitar gifts are good for musicians who:
- Are learning to play the guitar, or have played for years.
- Play guitar in a band – or wish they played in a band!
- Already have lots of albums, records and guitar books.
- Need to spice up their guitar playing life.
If you think that sounds like the person you had in mind, take a look at these gifts ideas…
Cool Guitar Straps
“Getting a cool, great looking new guitar strap is for a guitarist just like when women get new shoes. It’s awesome!” say the guitar gurus on the Guitar Lesson blog. “When choosing the strap, make sure the design is inline with the taste of your guitarist, you don’t want to get a strap with skulls on it if the recipient is into classical music. Also, mind the color set of the strap. Straps look best when they include the color of the guitar they are holding.”
Picks, t-Shirts, Shorts, Scarves – All Guitar-Related
If your guitar player likes a particular band, why not search for the band’s t-shirt, or simply one adorned with guitar patterns or images? E-bay is great for rare and vintage band tees. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could silk screen your own design.
And, can a guitar player have too many guitar picks? You can personalize guitar picks with your musician’s name, or gift him with something special, such as some Pink Floyd double sided guitar picks.
Guitar Tool Kit
You can buy a Guitar Tool Kit online, from a music shop, or even make one yourself. Pre-made guitar kits usually include: string cutters, a mini MagLite, a screw driver, a string winder, a trem poker and various sizes of allen wrenches. To make this gift for your guitar player even more special, you could add a personalized guitar pick, guitar polish, extra strings and a brand spanking new guitar strap.
For the tech savvy guitar player there is also an iPhone app called ‘Guitar Toolkit’ which helps with tuning, includes a library of chords, helps with the fretboard and also includes a metronome.
The Amazing Slow Downer – a Guitar Lesson for New Musicians
Does your guitar player love to strum, but isn’t quite “there” yet? Or perhaps she wants to learn new music in a new way…
“If you’re a musician who likes to learn new songs and techniques by listening to the same piece of music over and over but wish that the music could be played a little slower, then you’ll enjoy Amazing Slow Downer,” says Zach on Punch-In, an inspirational blog for guitar players. “You can repeat any section of the music at full speed, slow it down or even speed it up by stretching the music by -50% to 400% without changing the pitch!”
If your guitar player is your grandpa, grandma, or someone older than you, read Christmas Gift Ideas for Elderly Parents or Grandparents.
Mugs, Clocks, Figurines, Wall Hangings – Guitar Ornaments
From figurines, to mugs and key chains, guitar related ornaments are a great gift for guitar players. It could be a figurine of a famous guitar player, your gift recipient’s favourite band member or simply a clock or mug decorated with guitar pictures or models.
For the female guitar player, there is some really great guitar related jewelry out there – and they make great gift ideas! Try Etsy for something unique and creative, or your nearest rock shop for some quirky guitar earrings, a musical notes necklace or guitar charms bracelet. For guys there are guitar embellished hats, ties or watches that can be bought in rock shops, specialist music shops or online.
Or, if your guitar player is a female who wants to break into a whole new world of guitars, you could gift her a Pink Acoustic Guitar Set.
For more gift giving tips, read Christmas Gifts That Are Creative, Healthy, and Won’t Be Re-Gifted.
Written by Heather Welsh, an English writer and blogger currently based in Vancouver.