Getting gifts for anyone whether it be for Christmas, a birthday, etc can be a hassle. But, if the person you’re gifting is a guitar player (or someone who wants to start playing guitar) this list of 30 gifts for guitar players is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for a small stocking stuffer or a large gift that will knock their socks off, I’ve for you covered.
And if your giftee is a person of many musical talents, visit our complete guide of gifts for musicians for even more gifting ideas!
Check out the full list of gift ideas to help you out in your gift shopping search.
What Are the Best Gifts for Guitar Players?
Here is my list of the best gifts for guitar players this year.
1. A Guitar Tricks Lessons Membership
To become a better guitarist you need to be continually learning and practicing. That’s why gifts for guitar players that’ll help them learn are always a great idea. Online guitar lessons like Guitar Tricks are relatively inexpensive and can provide hours of learning material.
2. iPhone Guitar Adapter
The iRig adapter allows guitarists to easily plug their guitars into their iOS devices (iPhone, tablet, etc). This gadget, paired with the proper app, will let them use a ton of software-based amps, pedals, and effects.
3. G7th Capo
I previously wrote a G7th capo review and can honestly say it is the best guitar capo I’ve ever used. It’s extremely sleek, has an easy-to-use, adjustment tension mechanism and doesn’t effect the tuning of your guitar. They also come with a lifetime warranty and are they’re truly built to last.
4. Guitar Pro Software
Guitar Pro is, in my opinion, one of the best pieces of software to help further your guitar playing skills and easily learn new songs through playable MIDI-based tabs. This piece of software has a ton of features from chord tables, to scale tools to great-sounding MIDI instruments. It’s a great gift for every guitarist.
5. Roadie Automatic Tuner
The Roadie guitar tuner is a really cool product that can automatically tune your acoustic or electric guitar’s strings to the perfect pitch every time. It comes with a handy app that you can use to keep track of different guitars, set custom tunings, etc. It’ll even let you know when it’s time to change your strings!
6. Acoustic Guitar Humidifier
Keeping your guitar properly humidified is crucial to help protect the wood from drying out. This acoustic guitar humidifier provides the guitarist in your life with an easy-to-use solution to ensure their guitar is always humidified. Simply place the humidifier inside your guitar’s soundhole and moisten the sponge about once every week.
7. Foot Rest
If the guitarist you’re gifting is a classical guitar player then they’ll no doubt love receiving a foot rest. However, foot rests certainly aren’t exclusive to just classical guitarists, some people find that raising one leg puts them in a more comfortable position to play the guitar for extended periods of time when sitting down.
8. Mini Guitar Amp
This mini guitar amp is great to just pick up and go with. It’s a 1-watt amp that comes with a range of features including volume, tone, overdrive, a headphone jack, and can be powered via a power adapter as well as a 9V battery. It also comes with a clip on the back that you can use to attach to your belt and will be sure to provide hours of practice time.
9. Audio Interface
If your giftee likes to record their own music, then a solid audio interface is a must. This interface will allow them to plug directly into the system so that they can record through the digital audio workstation (DAW) or their choice. This audio interface in particular even comes with a free version of Pro Tools, which one of the most popular recording programs out there.
10. Wireless Guitar System
Wireless guitar systems are great for performers since the guitarist doesn’t have to worry about lugging around extra cables or even worse, tripping over them on stage. This system has a range of more than 100-feet and has a 4-5 hour battery life (comes with a rechargeable lithium battery).
11. DIY Guitar Kit
For the handy type that likes to build their own things, consider getting them a DIY guitar kit. These kits are considerably cheaper than buying a brand new guitar and give the guitarist the opportunity to fully customize it themselves. They can apply their own artwork to it, change out any of the parts, and make it completely their own.
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12. Ear plugs
For guitar players who like to turn their amps up to 11, a great gift for them is a pair of ear plugs. These quality ear plugs don’t muffle the sound but rather mimic the natural response of the human ear and thus the sound quality remains the same, only quieter. Unfortunately, hearing damage is far too common in musicians so it’s important to protect your ears with a pair of ear plugs.
13. Acoustic Guitar Sound Enhancer
This little device fits directly inside an acoustic guitar’s soundhole. It’s an extremely simple add-on that allows your guitar to produce a much fuller, richer, and louder sound with better projection. This is one of those awesome gifts for guitar players that are inexpensive, easy to use, and will enhance the sound quality of their instrument.
The Ebow is a tool that allows you to produce sounds on your guitar that would otherwise not be possible. With it, you can mimic the sounds of strings, horns, and woodwinds. It’s a tool that has been used by a bunch of popular musicians such as Phil Collins, David Bowie, Van Halen, U2, etc.
15. Acoustic Travel Guitar
If your giftee loves to travel and bring their guitar with them wherever they go, this compact travel guitar is a great idea. It weighs only 2.4 lbs has 15 frets and is much easier to lug around than a full-sized acoustic guitar. Great for campfires or cross-country road trips.
16. Boss Guitar Pedals
Any guitarist knows that they can never have too many pedals. If you know your giftee well enough to know what their pedal collection looks like, consider getting them a boss guitar pedal that they can add to their collection. Because with guitar pedals, the more the merrier.
17. String Muters
Recently, I’ve been seeing these string muters pop up everywhere. If you’ve ever experienced unwanted string noise when playing your guitar or bass, that’s exactly what these fret wraps aim to fix. Simply wrap one around your fretboard and strings and they will effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance.
18. Dunlop Guitar Care Kit
Taking care of your guitar is extremely important. I’ve actually written a whole post about guitar care and can say doing the proper maintenance on a guitar will ensure it lasts much longer and sounds better. This guitar care kit includes a bottle of lemon oil (for rosewood fretboards), a bottle of polish, and a bottle of string cleaner. A great set of products that’ll help keep your guitar in tip-top shape.
19. Fretboard Notes Decal
Learning the notes on the guitar fretboard can be difficult at first. That’s why to help guitarists along, they can use a fretboard notes decal that sticks to the back of the guitar’s fretboard. Therefore, whenever they look down they can see the notes that each fret corresponds to but no one else can.
20. Phone Holder
This is one of those gifts for guitar players that I never really thought about but am glad it exists. Personally, if I’m looking up guitar tabs or lyrics I’m usually doing it on my phone. But putting my phone on the table is too far away and on my lap is too risky. This little gadget secures your phone in a position that you can comfortably keep playing while reading the phone screen.
21. Electric Peg String Winder
Any guitarist who needs to change their guitar strings will thank the gods that this handy power peg winder tool was created. It allows you to quickly wind / unwind your strings without having to do it manually. A highly recommend tool any guitarist should have in their toolbox.
22. Guitar Cheese Board
This makes for a great gift for anyone who loves music and entertaining. The guitar-shaped cheese board and tool set includes: one waiters’ style corkscrew, one pointed-tip cheese knife and one hard cheese knife/chisel. Because what’s better than food, drink, and guitars?
If you want to get a gift for someone who wants to learn how to play the guitar, Chordbuddy is a great way to get them started. The device basically sits on top of the first three frets of the guitar’s fretboard and allows the guitarist to press down on the buttons to make the chord shapes instead of the actual strings. Over time, guitarists will strengthen their fingers and gradually use the Chordbuddy less and less. Check out my full Chordbuddy review.
24. Cigar Box Guitar
If your giftee likes the sound of cigar box guitars this is a great gift for them. This cigar box guitar kit comes will all of the necessary parts you need to assemble it within an hour or so. It’s a 3 stringed guitar that will be sure to turn some heads when you bring it out in public.
25. Guitar Wall Hanger
Guitar players love to show off their instruments. So a great way to help them do that is to get them a wall hanger so that they can put their guitar on display where everyone can see it when they walk into the room. These wall hangers are great for saving space and showing off your giftee’s guitars.
26. Coffee Mug
Whether you’re gifting a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate drinker, this mug is great for the office or at home. As for the specs, it’s 300ml, made of ceramic, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
27. Pro Tools
If the guitarist in your life doesn’t have a good recording program yet, then Pro Tools will light up their world. It’s the leading standard in professional recording software and has all the tools necessary to create high-quality music.
28. Pick Punch
A pick punch is one of those great gifts for guitar players who always seem to be losing their picks. With this product, you can make a guitar pick out of practically any type of plastic (e.g. credit card, ID card, gift card, etc). A simple tool that will definitely come in handy when pick inventory is running low.
29. Guitar Stand
This guitar stand is great for holding electric, acoustic, or bass guitars. With velveteen rubber and heavy-duty steel, these guitar stands are great whether your giftee needs them for at-home, studio, or stage purposes.
30. Beginner Electric Guitar Pack
If you know someone who has also wanted to play the guitar but just hasn’t got around to getting one, this electric guitar starter pack has everything they need. It comes with an electric guitar, 10-watt amp, tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, guitar strap, and guitar picks.
Hopefully, this list of 30 gifts for guitarists has helped you come up with a few ideas of what you can get that special someone for Christmas, their birthday, or whatever the occasion. If you know of any other awesome gifts for guitar players, leave a comment in the comments section below.
Happy gifting 🙂