Good gifts for guitar players aren’t too hard to come by. After all, there’s a seemingly endless sea of picks, accessories, lessons and paraphernalia. The downside to buying gifts for musicians, as with anyone who has a passionate hobby, plenty of other people are purchasing gifts related to their art. With that in mind, it’s important to scour the web for something a bit more unique than the average gift. Lucky for you, I’ve done most of the heavy-lifting. In today’s post, I’ll outline some slightly unusual gifts to boost your chances of giving something truly memorable. Who knows… make the gift remarkable enough and you may even get his next song written about you!
1. Guitar to iPhone Adapter
More and more things are going mobile, and that trend will continue to rise as we move into the future. A guitar to iPhone adapter is perfect for the musician on the go. This adapter is simple: plug it into your guitar, then connect with your iOS device or amplifier to start a jam session – whether you’re in the quad or a subway.
2. Professional Acoustic/Electric Guitar Capo Tuner
As someone who plays the guitar, I can speak firsthand how important it is to keep a tuner AND capo within arm’s reach. This nifty little tool combines two vital accessories into one. I, for one, completely appreciate the convenience and minimalism of this handy little device. Can confirm: would make a good gift for guitar players.
3. Acoustic Guitar Sound Enhancement
If your friend has an acoustic guitar, there are probably times where the volume is lacking. That’s where this nifty product comes into play. A sound enhancer provides a richer, fuller sound for those moments when you need to project volume but can’t connect to an amplifier (or the guitar simply doesn’t have one).
4. iPad Music Stand Adapter
Using an iPad to store lyrics, sheet music and chords is a convenient, eco-friendly way to practice and perform. It will clip onto any standard microphone stand, up to 1.2″ in diameter. A good gift for guitar players who often play in front of a crowd!
5. A Premium Guitar Care Kit
Taking care of an instrument requires regular maintenance. This is a bit like buying someone a gas card as a gift – it may not be the most awe-inspiring, but it’ll certainly be used and greatly appreciated!
6. An Electric Bow
If you know a guitar player who is also into music production, this could be a great little gift. An electric bow allows players to mimic several types of sounds not usually possible on an electric guitar, including: strings, horns and woodwinds. As an added bonus, this particular bow comes with a free Chromatic Tuner.
7. Barbuzzo BBQ Rock Guitar Spatula
BBQs and live music go hand in hand – LITERALLY – with this rock guitar spatula. Orchestrate the entire BBQ show as you cook up several family favorites on the grill. Season everything just right and you may even get a standing ovation and request for an encore!
8. The Guitar iPhone Case
The Beatles are one of the most recognized bands in history. Chances are, you know a guitar player who is also a fan of their music. This iPhone case is an inexpensive, good gift for guitar players who appreciate the Beatles.
9. Personalized Guitar Picks
A guitar player can always use more picks. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for whatever package is on sale at your local music store. Instead, try to make this gift a little extra special by having a custom pick made with their name or a personalized message.
10. Guitar Wall Hanger
Many musicians have multiple guitars lying around the house. While they aren’t ginormous, a guitar can take up quite a bit of space. Wall hangers make a great gift if you’re always seeing guitars leaned against the wall or 20% of their apartment is guitar stands on the floor.
11. Hand Exerciser
Every player needs to have strong fingers, hands and forearms. Much of this strength comes through consistent practice. However, you can help him build up even more stamina and dexterity with a hand exerciser. Great tool to exercise song rhythms as well.
12. Wide Staff Manuscript Paper
Many guitar players often write their own songs too – or at least wish they would. A winning song idea can spring up at any time, and this notebook will help your friend write it down until the next studio session.
13. Fender Amp Tin Lunch Box
A lunch box that looks like a guitar amp, what could be more exciting!
14. Rocking wooden spoon
As an adult, I’ve learned to appreciate the usefulness of wooden spoons. Other cooking spoons are great, but there’s just something about a wooden spoon. Now you can rock while cooking dinner for yourself and bandmates.
15. Guitar souvenir
Know of an aspiring country music player? This Nashville ornament is great for a small Christmas gift and would definitely liven up their tree. As the country music capitol, you’ll definitely hit the right chord with this gift.
16. Guitar flash drive
This is a good gift for guitar players who are still in school. It’ll come in handy while trying to save a term paper last-minute, or for downloading your band’s latest recording. You can’t get much better than mixing novelty with utility.
17. Guitar clock
Industrial design is pretty popular right now. You can see ideas of iron decor all over Pinterest. I’m loving the masculine, creative feel of this clock. Definitely a must-have for anyone who enjoys guitar and an industrial decor style.
18. Guitar player street sign
I know plenty of classmates who would have loved something like this when we were in high school. Definitely a great addition to any teenager’s room – or even an adult who still wishes he was a teenager! What better way to show off your personality than through this Guitar Player Dr sign.