Do you have a friend, family member, or significant other that loves strumming the guitar? Check out these recommendations for the best gift for the guitarist in your life.
Gift Ideas for Guitar Players
The Steel Slide by Fender is the perfect choice if the guitar enthusiast in your life has a preference for electric. This standard medium size will fit most standard-sized guitar necks. It produces a sustained, high-end ringing that will add something special to their next performance.
This Fender Slide is made from high-quality stainless steel that won’t rust or easily be damaged with use. If the guitar lover in your life prefers an acoustic, you could also consider the Brass Slide by Fender. It has a warm tone that works well for acoustic or electric guitars.
F-ONE Fretboard Oil
The F-ONE Fretboard Oil by MusicNomad Equipment Care is the perfect gift for someone who really loves their guitar. It’s made from ultra refined oils that are 100% natural and doesn’t have petroleum, wax, detergents, or water. It also doesn’t have lemon extracts, so it can be used on unfinished maple, ebony, and rosewood without damaging it, too.
This is a great choice bec ause it cleans, conditions, and protects the fret. Even though it’s quick drying, the fret will stay conditioned for months, so the 2-ounce size is more than enough oil to get started.
There’s something special about the music a bar stool invokes. With this Folding Stool by Lavish Home, your guitarist will always have somewhere to sit and play their tunes. This is true whether they’re playing at home or taking their show on the road.
The folding stool stands 18″, the perfect height for casually sitting and playing. It is also incredibly portable, especially since it can be folded when not in use. The heavy-duty frame supports up to 300 pounds and the PVC-covered cushioning is soft to sit on and also easy to clean. Your guitarist will love this gift!
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
Guitar players can never have too many picks. With this DIY Guitar Pick Punch by Pick-a-Palooza, your guitarist will never have to worry about being without a pick again!
Something nice about this is that it comes with 15 starter strips with different designs that make up to 100 picks. Even when he or she goes through all the materials, the stainless steel blade can be used to make picks from old hotel room key cards, gift cards, credit cards, or any other thin plastic around the house. As an added bonus, this comes with a leather keychain pouch that holds up to 10 pics, so they’ll always be ready to play.
Stand & Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
This two part gift is perfect for that guitarist who is just getting started. The Stand & Teach Yourself to Play Guitar by Amazon Basics is perfect for someone just starting out.
This comes with an A-frame stand that can be used for most acoustic and electric guitars. It also has adjustable width settings and comes ready to use with no assembly needed. The metal frame is durable but lightweight and a foam-padded arm and backrest keep the guitar safe.
Beginners will also appreciate the easy-to-follow book, “Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners”. It has 48 pages and plenty of knowledge to get new players playing chords, and eventually songs!
Guitar Tool Kit
The Guitar Tool Kit by GIGmate comes with everything your guitar player needs to maintain their guitar. It comes with a 2-in-1 screwdriver with Philips and Flathead, carbon steel string cutters, an LED flashlight, an assortment of 5 Allen wrenches and an acoustic truss rod wrench, and a string winder with bridge pin remover.
The variety of tools included means you don’t have to worry about this being compatible with their guitar. All the tools come in a carrying case, complete with 6 pockets to store spare strings, a pocket for picks, a gauge, and a business card pocket. It’ll keep the guitar player in your life prepared for anything!
The Strap Locks by Guitar Savers are designed to go over the pre-existing strap buttons on a guitar. They work by adding an extra level of protection, locking the straps in place so even if the button disengages, the guitar doesn’t fall.
This is something the guitarist in your life can really appreciate, especially if they move their guitar around a lot. The strap lock is easy to install and doesn’t need to be drilled into the guitar. As an added bonus, this set comes with enough locks for three different guitars!
Guitar Tech Kit
The Guitar Tech Kit comes with guitar polish and cleaner, lemon oil, and string cleaner and conditions from Dunlop’s Formula 65 line. It’s the standard in care for repair shops, pro guitar techs, and guitarists around the world- so it’s definitely something the guitar player in your life will appreciate! This set also comes with a Dunlop Stringwinder and two polishing cloths.
This set has everything a guitarist needs to maintain the finish, fingerboard, and strings of a guitar. The Formula 65 polish produces a no-residue shine, while the lemon oil cleans away fingerboard grime and leaves behind a finish. (However, you should note that these cannot be used on unfinished guitars or fretboards). Finally, the string conditioner prevents corrosion, helping them get a longer life out of their strings.
The Guitar Cable by New Bee is a great choice for the guitarist in your life. One end plugs into their guitar and the other plugs into their amp, making it easy for everyone to listen to them play.
The 10-foot long cord is a great choice because it gives them freedom of movement while putting on a show. It is made using oxygen-free copper conductors, PVC insulation, and a high-density stranded copper double shield. This stops outside noise and interference, allowing for quiet operation and superior sound quality. Additionally, the materials used keep the cord flexible, but durable, so there’s a long lifetime of use and a low risk of damage. There’s no better way to convince the guitarist in your life that you want them to put on a show!
The Cradle Cube by MusicNomad is something the guitar player in your life is sure to appreciate. Changing strings can be a hassle. With the Cradle Cube, the neck of the guitar has more support- so it’s much easier to set it down and have both hands free while changing guitar strings.
The unique design of the Cradle Cube makes it easy to use with any type of string instrument. It has five different angles and heights and also features soft gel support, which is safe on any type of finish. As an added benefit, vibrations travel through the cube so your loved one can tune their guitar while they string. Finally, it can be set on its side and hold all their guitar tools when it’s not in use.
Guitar Desk Decoration
The Guitar Desk Decoration features a vintage design that lets your loved one show off their enthusiasm for guitars anywhere. It sits flat on a desk, mantel, or anywhere else they’d like to set it.
The vintage design features the word “LOVE” with an acoustic guitar in the middle. There’s great attention to detail and craftmanship, from the woodworking to the colors used. It sits 4.25″ high and will make a statement in the home or office of any guitar enthusiast.
This Guitar T-Shirt is inspired by the Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci. In the center of the shirt, the Vitruvian man holds a guitar, while his arm “strums” in an iconic way.
The Vitruvian Man Guitarist T-shirt is the perfect way for the guitar lover in your life to make a statement. It features a classic fit and has a soft, but breathable design. They will be able to get plenty of use out of this t-shirt too, because it features double-needle sewing on the sleeve and bottom hem that had to durability.
The Guitar Mug features the phrase “Life is Full of Difficult Decision” printed below an assortment of guitars. It’s a great gift for someone who loves guitars, especially if they play more than one type of guitar. The design won’t fade with time and is printed on both sides of the cup, so everyone can enjoy it.
Coffee mugs also make a great gift because it’s impossible to have too many of them, especially when they are designed with quality like this one. It features a durable ceramic design and holds 15-ounces of a guitar player’s favorite beverage. The large, C-shaped handle also makes this mug easy to hold onto without risking burning your fingers. As an added benefit, it is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Capos are designed to change the pitch of a song without needing to adjust the strings. This Guitar Capo by WINGO is something any guitar player would like to receive. It works with acoustic and electric guitars, as well as ukuleles and other stringed instruments. With it’s easy-to-use design, it’s easy to clamp this on while playing to change the keys during the song. It’s ready to go in seconds.
This is made using high-grade aluminum alloy for strength and coated in a thick silicone pad that stops the capo from damaging the guitar. It also has a beautiful, wood finish that any guitar player will appreciate. The balance of the tool means that it doesn’t buzz. Instead, it produces a clear tone and crisp sound that music enthusiasts will appreciate. As an added benefit, this comes with 5 medium picks and a lifetime warranty.
The Professional Guitar Stand by On-Stage features an A-frame design that will keep your guitar enthusiasts’ equipment safe during storage or transportation. It can even be used to put guitars out that they may want to display! This guitar stand features a durable design made from heavy-duty 1 x 1″ tubing and EVA foam padding, so it won’t scratch, ding, or otherwise damage your guitar. It can also be used to hold keyboards, speakers, and other types of equipment.
The splayed footprint design ensures the foundation stays stable, while the 10-degree tilt angle is perfect for keeping instruments upright but secure. It also has non-slip rubber end caps that ensure the stand stays where you put it- there’s no risk of their guitar falling and being damaged.
Guitar picks are always a great gift for a musician. They’re small, easy to lose, and this 12-pack of Guitar Picks by Creanoso feature a vintage design that the guitar player in your life will love.
These medium-gauge picks are great for people who like to pluck the strings and play with their fingers. Their vintage design make them unique and they come in a handy carrying case. Hopefully, this carrying case makes the picks a little harder to lose!
The Guitar Tuner 2-pack by D’Addario helps the guitar enthusiast in your life stay in tune anywhere they go. It features an incredibly compact design that hides behind the headstock, so they can even keep the tuner on while they play and nobody will notice. As an added benefit, the micro tuner is so small it can be left on the guitar while it’s in the storage case! It is only 1.25″ in size and has a well-padded clamp, so they never have to worry about instrument damage.
This micro-tuner is designed using a piezo transducer that uses vibration, not sound, as it checks if an instrument is in tune. It’s designed to work between a range of 410-480Hz, so it works for electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, as well as other instruments. The tri-color screen is easy to use (red when out of tune, yellow when close, and green when in tune). As an added benefit, it has a long lasting battery life and an auto-off function when it’s not in use!
L1 Compact Speaker
The L1 Compact by Bose is a great way to encourage the guitar player in your life to share their talent with the world. It features an all-in-one design, so they don’t need an amplifier, mixer, or bass cabinet. As an added benefit, this comes in a compact carry case so they don’t have to lug around a bunch of heavy equipment when they travel.
The Bose L1 Compact can be set up in two different positions, either collapsed in small spaces or extended for large ones. It uses Bose’s Spatial Dispersion Technology, pushing out high-quality sound even to the widest parts of the room. The guitar player in your life will definitely appreciate this when it’s time for the next show, whether they’re playing at a party, on the big stage or at the local bar!
Acoustic Guitar T-Shirt
The Acoustic Guitar T-Shirt features a breathtaking design screen-printed with high-quality inks that won’t fade with time. It’s made from jersey knit and cotton for a soft, breathable feel. As an added benefit, the shirt comes pre-shrunk so it won’t shrink as much in the laundry.
This is a shirt that looks as nice as it feels. The design is a beautiful moonrise scene printed in the shape of an acoustic guitar. It also features a more tapered design, rather than the traditional boxy one so it fits better and makes a bold statement. The guitar enthusiast in your life will love this!
String Winder and Cutter
The Pro-Winder String Winder and Cutter by D’Addario has everything a guitar player needs to change their strings rolled into one handy instrument. Altogether, this tool is string clippers, a bridge pin puller, and a peg winder to take the hassle at of changing guitar strings.
Something else about having a single tool for everything is that it won’t take up a lot of space! It’s easy to keep this inside a guitar storage case so strings can be changed anywhere. The bridge pin puller is especially helpful to acoustic guitarists, since it helps remove bride pins without damaging the guitar finish, like pliers or other tools not designed for this task might.
Having a quality shoulder strap for your guitar is a must while playing and transporting your guitar. The Shoulder Strap by DiMarzio features an adjustable length (from 43-63″) and is 2″ wide. It can support up to 150 pounds of weight, which is far below the weight of most guitars.
Though the fabric is durable, it is also flexible enough to conform to the shape of their body while playing. Another unique feature is the Quick Release ClipLock. This makes it easy for them to take the guitar on and off, without struggling to slip out of the strap. It’s made from durable nylon, so they will appreciate this gift for years to come!
This Guitarist Mug by ThisWear holds 11-ounces of coffee. The design features a nutritional facts label for the average guitarist, complete with talent, unrivaled skills, passion, creativity, and caffeine. The cute label is sure to make the guitar player chuckle.
This features an easy-grip C handle and is both microwave and dishwasher safe. As an added benefit, the design is printed on both sides of the mug so everyone around them can get a chuckle out of it, too!
How We Selected Gifts For Guitarists
Sometimes, the best gift is something that the guitar player in your life can use. For example, the Guitar Tech Kit or Guitar Tool Kit is great for taking care of and repairing a guitar. They are both gifts your guitar enthusiast will appreciate.
Novelty gifts are a great way to help the guitarist in your life express their love for guitars. Whether you choose something they can wear like one of the Guitar T-Shirt recommended or a Guitarist coffee mug, they’ll enjoy showing off their love of guitars to everyone in their life.
While some guitarist gifts are a little more expensive than others, we tried to choose gifts that would fit into anyone’s price range. You’ll find the perfect gift regardless of what your budget is.
Something else to consider if you’re buying something to use with guitars is compatibility. If you’re buying guitar-specific items (like the slider), talk to your guitarist about their instrument. They are sure to talk your ear off once they know you’re interested and you might get a better idea of what they’d like.
FAQs About Gifts For Guitarists
What is a good gift for someone new to the guitar?
Something great about buying a gift for someone new to the guitar is there’s plenty to choose from. Something like a high-quality guitar tuner or a Capo might be a good gift, so they can experiment with different sounds. The guitar stand and beginner’s book is another great choice for beginners.
What is a good gift for an experienced guitar player?
It may seem that the guitar enthusiast in your life has absolutely everything they need to play guitar. For them, a novelty gift like the Guitar Desk Decoration might be a good choice. They also might appreciate something like the Folding Stool, so they have somewhere to sit while they play.
Does a guitar make a good gift?
A guitar is a great gift for someone who is just getting started. Music is a wonderful creative outlet and there’s never a wrong time to start learning. Additionally, learning the guitar is great for building finger strength, building confidence, teaching discipline, and so much more.