Christmas is edging closer, so it’s time to start thinking about finding that perfect gift for your friends and family members. If they play the guitar and haven’t supplied you with an in-depth wishlist, here are some Christmas gift ideas for guitar players of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for something quick, cheap, and quirky or educational and practical, you’ll find a good assortment of Christmas gifts on our list. And, if worse comes to worst and you’re still feeling clueless, we sell gift certificates in values from $10 to $2,500 so you can empower your guitar player to buy themselves exactly what they want.
Electronic Pitch Pipe
More traditional in nature, you can’t go wrong with purchasing your guitar player an electronic pitch pipe. Even if they already own one, they’re sure to appreciate a spare that can be thrown into their gig bag. Intended to help them easily tune their guitar, this pipe will instantly let them know if a string needs to be tightened. It’s a huge time saver as pitch pipes will alert them to anything that needs to be fixed so that they can get back to playing or practicing. If you prefer to keep the gift as traditional as possible, consider a simple tuning pipe. They’re super durable and sturdy- perfect for lugging back and forth to practices, recitals, and performances.
Portable Guitar Practice Tool
Pmakes perfect, but what if your friend or family member doesn’t always have access to their guitar? Whether the gift is intended for a child with divorced parents or someone who lives on a military base, it isn’t always easy for a guitar player to perfect their skills on a full-size guitar. That’s where a portable guitar practice tool comes into play. Similar to drum pads, this super compact tool will allow guitar players to practice wherever and whenever they’d like, without disturbing others with loud sounds. Built with 6 frets and a raised strum pad to simulate strumming, the portable guitar practice tools come with real guitar strings to help build finger strength.
DIY Guitar Strap
For those interested in giving their gift a personal touch, gifting them a personalized guitar strap will show that you care enough to make them a gift by hand. All you’ll need is a plain, black guitar strap and some paint, glue, fabric straps, glitter, or other decorative items- since this is a super personalized gift, it’s up to you to decide on the type of strap they’d like. For inspiration ideas, think about their favorite bands, movies, or TV shows. From there, decorate the strap with their favorite lyrics, band symbols, or quotes from their favorite movie or television show. The same concept can be applied to a hard guitar case, except with the guitar case you’ll have a lot more canvas to work with.
Guitar Toilet Seat
Perfect for those with a good sense of humor (or as an impromptu White Elephant gift!), a guitar-shaped toilet seat manufactured by Jammin’ Johns is a fun way for your guitar playing friend or family member to extend their love of music into their home. Also available in piano versions, the guitar-shaped toilet seats come in a variety of different styles and colors, including electric and acoustic variations. With a client base that includes Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, your guitar player will be in good company with their very own guitar-shaped toilet seat.
Guitar Pick Punch
If your guitar player enjoys being crafty, they’ll love the DIY aspect of this gift. With a guitar pick punch, they’ll be able to make guitar picks out of old credit cards, driver’s licenses, or gift cards. Not only is it a fun way to make guitar picks, but it’s a great way to recycle and properly dispose of credit cards and other cards which may contain personal information. Plus, it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving, as they’ll be able to make fun and unique guitar picks for all of their guitar-playing friends. While you’re at it, purchase them a bag of guitar picks– everyone knows that a guitar player can never have too many guitar picks. Just make sure to find out their preferred hardness, as guitar picks are a matter of preference.
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