April 09, 2015
The Best Christmas Gifts for Guitar Players
Finding the perfect gift for a guitar player can be hard; even more so if you aren’t musically inclined yourself. If you’re stumped about what to get your guitar-playing child, friend, or family member for Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Become the champion of the Christmas season by gifting them any one of these items- you’ll help the play better, play more stylishly, and play more comfortably with any of these gifts.
Guitar Cleaning Tool
The best thing about this tool is that there’s a good chance the guitar player you’re shopping for doesn’t already have one, especially if they’re relatively new to playing the guitar. While they may have cleaning cloths, wipes, or various cleaning solutions,they’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by this tool. It’s perfect for any type of guitar (acoustic, electric, and even classical) and shouldn’t cost more than $10. Since cleaning cloths and solutions can’t get into the very small crevices of a guitar, they’ll see a noticeable difference after just one use- even if they clean and maintain their guitar on a regular basis.
Guitar Smartphone Holder
Ideal for anyone who learns new songs by searching up guitar chords on their smartphone, a guitar smartphone holder will prevent them from having to uncomfortably hunch over a laptop or smartphone when reading sheet music or chords. And, using it is simple- it easily clips onto the neck of the guitar and fits most smartphone sizes. If your guitar-playing friend or family member loves technology as much as they love music, you can’t go wrong with purchasing them a gift that effortlessly combines the two.
Guitar Wall Hanger
Whether your guitar-playing friend has one acoustic guitar or an entire Les Paul collection, they’ll likely want to display their instrument in a safe, convenient, and effective way. There are a number of different guitar hangers available on Music & Arts, making it a perfect gift for virtually any guitar player. Most are priced as low as $10, making it a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. If the guitar player live in an apartment and can’t drill permanent holes into their walls, you can always opt for a sturdy guitar stand. After all, keeping the instrument safe while being stored and displayed is key, regardless of the method.
If you’re looking for a gift with a lot of personality, you can’t go wrong with guitar-themed furniture, artwork, or decor. From cutting boards and stir sticks in the shape of a guitar to coffee mugs and dinner plates decorated with guitars and musical notes, there are plenty of guitar-themed items for the kitchen. If your guitar player has an affinity for Marshall amps, you’re sure to come across plenty of gifts online- including a mini-fridge modeled after a classic Marshall amp.Other guitar gifts for the home include guitar-shaped outlet covers, keys, skillets, blankets, pillows, and sheet sets.
A guitarist keeping their hands and fingers strong is essential, especially if they want to practice or perform for a longer amount of time. Hand exercisers are readily available, and will condition the wrist, fingers, hands, and forearms. In many cases, the molded grip of the hand exerciser can be reversed to uncover simulated guitar strings so the guitar player can develop and maintain their finger callouses while working on improving their strength. With comfortable, ergonomic designs and variable tension in each string, your guitar player can strengthen each finger and its own individual level.
Giving the gift of music lessons is truly the gift that keeps on giving. After all, everything else on this list won’t matter if the guitar player doesn’t even know how to play. Whether you write them a check, send them a gift card, or pay for their lessons in-person or online, your guitar player will love that they’re saving money while getting a premium music education. Music & Arts is the nation’s largest private music lesson provider and teaches over 1 million lessons each year, so it’s a great place to start. For those who truly are impossible to shop for, we also sell gift certificates– just choose any amount between $10 and $2,500 and check out.
Pack of Guitar Picks
No matter their playing style or skill level, every guitarist always needs more picks. Whether they lose them, break them, or have a habit of lending them out, a pack of guitar picks is a fool-proof gift for any guitar player. Since most guitar players prefer a specific pick strength or brand, you may wish to speak with them before purchasing- especially if the guitar player is a bit more advanced in their training. For those interested in personalizing the gift, you can do so yourself with a bit of imagination and elbow grease, or you can find a website that can personalize guitar picks with their name, favorite band, or something else that has special meaning to them.
Want more accessory ideas? Check out Beyond the Guitar: Strings, Cases, and Other Accessories.