Guitar Gifts – 25 Gifts for Guitar Players
And who can blame them?
Research has shown that playing the guitar can lead to a whole host of cognitive benefits, with the process of learning to play chords and read sheet music opening up new neural pathways in the brain.
Inspired by this, we’ve searched high and low for the best gifts for guitar lovers.
So, whether you’re after something that will help them learn their first chords, or a state of the art gadget to help them record their guitar playing on their phone, tablet, or laptop, you’re sure to find the perfect guitar-themed gift here.
Check out our pick of the best guitar gifts below.
Premium Guitar Pick Bundle Set
The bundle comes with thirty-two picks in a variety of thicknesses, a digital micro tuner, quick-release capo clamp, a pick holder, a special steel pick, and a stylish enamel pin.
It all comes neatly packed in a smart ‘wooden style’ box, too, to provide a great first impression.
Essential Album Cover Guitar Picks
Arguably as cool and stylish as they are functional, this pack of twenty guitar picks are that extra bit special, and the lucky recipient is likely to treasure and look after them all the more as a result.
The 0.71mm medium-gauge picks feature some of the most iconic album covers of all time, and they’re perfect for both electric and acoustic players alike.
Personalised Silver Guitar Pick
Made from polished stainless steel, the pick can be personalised with an engraved heartfelt and inspirational message, and it comes in a stylish ‘Personal Picks’ gift box for that premium look and feel.
Guitar Pick Punch
The all-metal punch works along the same lines as a conventional hole punch, and it comes with a variety of pick strips that are ready to be punched at a moment’s notice.
Our favourite part? You can even make plectrums out of old credit cards or gift cards, too!
Guitar Aerobics Book
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of help out there for the aspiring guitarist, and Troy Nelson’s ‘Guitar Aerobics’ book is just one hugely-popular example.
Broken down into one ‘workout’ per day across a variety of musical styles, the book provides a 52-week program to help someone develop, improve and maintain their guitar technique, and it’s one of the essential guitar gifts for beginners as a result.
Guitar Practice Prompt Cards
Help an aspiring guitarist reach this level of skill with this set of handy guitar practice prompt cards.
Packed in a stylish gift box, the set includes 50 cards that will help spark curiosity, inspiration, and most importantly, fun, during their practice sessions.
Skull Print Guitar Strap
Yes, Joan was probably talking about her ability to express herself through her guitar playing. Still, we’d argue that the quote is just as applicable when selling the benefits of using a high-quality guitar strap to make the guitar easier to hold and play.
Suitable for electric, acoustic, or Bass guitars, this strap features a cool skull print design that’s sure to turn heads, and it’s made from cotton with PU leather ends for added durability.
Handmade Real Leather Guitar Strap
A good strap will keep a guitarist’s mind off issues like their aching arms and trying to keep the guitar balanced, and on where it should be; playing their favourite songs.
Perfect for bass, electric, or acoustic guitars, this handmade leather strap certainly looks and feels the part, and thankfully, it will perform just as well too.
Clip-On Guitar Tuner
Ideal for acoustic, electric, or Bass guitars, it can be conveniently clipped-on to the guitar’s headstock and features a 3-colour LCD screen that will provide the lucky recipient with accurate tuning guidance in seconds.
Why not give a beginner or expert guitarist the gift of in-tune music with this handy guitar gadget?
Glass & Stainless Steel Guitar Slides (2-Pack)
You’ve probably heard their distinctive sound in blues music, with the smooth sound occurring from gliding the slide up and down being particularly well-suited to the blues genre.
This pack of slides comes with both a glass and a stainless-steel variant, which will let the lucky recipient experiment and add a couple of different silky-smooth, bluesy undertones to their guitar playing.
Quick-Release Guitar Capo
A quick-release capo like this one is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change a guitar’s sound, for example, being able to change the key of a song instantly, or producing a more mandolin-like sound.
One of the essential gifts for guitarists, this one is made from solid silver chrome metal, and features a solid metal-hinge and reinforced springs for extra durability.
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Pedal
Famously relied upon by the guitar-playing greats like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, as well as hundreds of thousands of guitarists ever since, the pedal produces an unmistakable sound.
Built to handle years of abuse thanks to its sturdy die-cast build, the ‘Cry Baby Wah’ produces a single iconic effect which is driven by either pushing or letting go of the foot pedal. Simple, but oh so effecive!
Marshall MG15 Practice Amplifier
The 15W amp features an 8-inch speaker that delivers both power and sound clarity and features separate Clean and Overdrive channels, as well as a 3-band EQ for Bass, Middle, and Treble to help the user dial in the perfect guitar tone.
THE SPAMP Guitar Practice Amplifier
Boasting serious eco-credentials thanks to its use of an actual repurposed SPAM tin, the SPAMP can be used either free-standing or while clipped to a belt for portable play.
Thanks to its use of pro-audio grade componentry, the SPAMP doesn’t just look the part (although, that’s what we love the most!), it’s highly-functional, too.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Headphones
Delivering an audio quality that has impressed both top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers, the ATH-M50X headphones deliver exceptional audio clarity and stellar bass response thanks to their extended frequency range and sound-isolating earcups.
What’s more, thanks to their sturdy construction, they’ll be able to handle whatever even the most passionate and energetic guitarist can throw at them!
BOSS WL-20L Plug-and-Play Wireless Guitar System
Thankfully, a gadget like the BOSS WL-20L compact wireless instrument system sorts all that by removing the need for those pesky wires.
There’s no complicated setup to worry about, with the transmitter and receiver connecting in about ten seconds thanks to plug-and-play wireless technology, and the built-in rechargeable battery is capable of up to 12-hours of continuous playtime.
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Interface
The kit comes with everything needed to get started, including the required cables for connecting to the latest devices, and full versions of the AmpliTube software for Mac, PC, and iOS.
What’s more, the plug-and-play technology makes for super-easy setup, and the ‘rig’ is small enough to fit in a pocket for the animated guitarist who can’t stand still.
Officially Licensed Fender Key Holder
Made from real amplifier components for that authentic look and feel, it includes four guitar plug keychains and can be mounted in under five minutes thanks to the supplied wall-mounting kit.
This stylish statement piece will not only show off their love of all-things guitar, but it’ll also keep them tidy and organised at the same time. Win-win!
Gibson Les Paul Guitar Patent Poster
A charming and quirky acknowledgement of the Gibson Les Paul’s long and illustrious reputation as the electric guitar of choice for guitarists the world over, it’s printed with archival inks and is available in a variety of sizes and colours.
A real statement piece, for sure.
Funny Guitar Mug
Yes, it does actually say what you think it does (we’ve just covered it a bit to stop anybody from being easily offended – we are in the 2020’s, after all!)
Made from high-standard ceramic (whatever that is!), the mug’s high-quality finish is both dishwasher and microwave safe for up to 800 washes.
Guitar Pick T-Shirt
Why not help a guitar-obsessed friend or loved one show off their passion in style with this awesome guitar-themed t-shirt?
Available in both men’s and women’s fits in a variety of colours and sizes, it features a retro, distressed graphic of a variety of different guitar types silhouetted against the familiar background of colourful guitar picks.
Guitar Tie, Handkerchief & Cufflinks Set
The perfect accompaniment to a suit, the stylish trio comes packed in a black gift box, and they’re made from premium-quality materials including silk for the tie and pocket square, and stainless steel for the cufflinks.
A real conversation-starter, they’re one of the ideal guitar gifts for the man who likes to look the part while showing off his passions.
26-Piece Guitar Maintenance Kit
The kit comes with a variety of handy guitar-related tools and accessories, including wire pliers, files, hex wrenches, a spanner wrench, a screwdriver, bridge pins, and some picks to name but a few, and it all comes packed in a handy, zipped storage bag.
String Fuel Cleaner
String Fuel is one of the essential gifts or guitar players who want to keep their guitar sounding great and in tip-top condition. The handy applicator applies a hybrid blend of oils that both cleans and lubricates the strings.
The result? Cleaner strings, obviously, but also strings that last longer and sound better through reduced finger noise while playing.
Jim Dunlop Guitar Tech Care Kit
The kit comes with guitar care products that are used the world over by the likes of pro-guitar technicians and repair shops, including Formula 65 Polish, Fretboard 65 Ultimate Lemon Oil, and Ultraglide 65 String Cleaner.
The kit also comes with two 100% cotton polishing cloths, a microfine fret polishing cloth, and a handy Jim Dunlop Stringwinder tool.