‘Tis the season to start thinking about the perfect stocking stuffers for those special musicians in your life. Unfortunately, the task is often more difficult than it sounds. Whether the musicians in your life are drummers, guitarists, or flutists, choosing the perfect stocking stuffers can be difficult- especially if you’re not a musician yourself. No matter whom you’re buying for, they’re sure to love one of the below musician-approved stocking stuffer ideas for guitar players.
Although guitar straps can be a very personal choice, many guitarists will enjoy a nice, leather guitar strap. Some guidelines for a good strap are two inches wide for a light guitar, and three inches wide for a heavier guitar or bass. When purchasing a guitar strap, make sure the strap is adjustable, as some guitar players prefer to hold the instrument higher than others. If you know what their primary guitar looks like, avoid purchasing a strap that will clash with their guitar. Another great addition to this gift is a Strap Lock. These are locks that keeps the strap from sliding off the guitar. When it comes to purchasing a guitar strap, it’s best to err on the side of caution. Try to avoid colorful or crazy designs and opt for something a bit more traditional.
Microfiber cloths can almost be considered a universal gift for musicians, as virtually every instrument requires at least some element of cleaning or maintenance. That makes them one of our top stocking stuffer ideas for guitar players. Some microfiber cloths are pre-treated, meaning they automatically come with a built-in cleaner, while others are used in conjunction with a standalone cleaner. If you aren’t sure about the exact preference of your musician, opt for a microfiber cloth that’s not pre-treated. They can always purchase a bottle of their favorite cleaning solution on their own.
Guitar Picks & Strings
Seasoned guitar players will be very particular about the brand and gauge of strings they use. The same goes for their choice of picks. Unless you are absolutely certain of their preference, always get a gift receipt! On the other hand, if the stocking stuffer is intended as a gift for a beginner musician, they likely don’t have a preference just yet. No sure what to choose? Stop in to one of our Music & Arts locations and speak with one of our knowledgeable store associates. We’re happy to assist you with any guitar pick or string recommendations that you might need.
Concerned about not knowing your musician’s personal preference? Worried you might select the wrong thing? Never fear. You can’t go wrong with a book of Christmas sheet music! Available for a variety of skill levels, you can purchase a book of Christmas sheet music for your niece or nephew who just started taking lessons, or a family friend who has been playing their instrument for years. When purchasing Christmas sheet music, pay attention to the instrument. Many publishers print books exclusively for pianos, guitars, flutes, or other instruments. Alternatively, you can purchase them a book of sheet music from your favorite composer or music genre.
Give the Gift of Music
Possibly one of the best stocking stuffer ideas for guitar players! Giving the gift of music (literally) is the gift that keeps on giving. After all, everything else on this list won’t matter if the guitarist 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 still 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.
Shop with Music & Arts
Music & Arts is the #1 holiday destination for musicians and music-lovers this season. From holiday songbooks to instruments, accessories, pro audio gear, and much more, we’re here to help make your holiday merry, bright, and musical this year. Stop in and see us at your local Music & Arts location, or shop online today!
For more gift ideas for guitarists, check out our Essential Guide to Guitar Accessories.