The Ultimate Guitarist Gift Guide: What to get including different price ranges and different categories

It is the holiday season again and so it is time to give it a thought – what would we like to get our loved ones for Christmas? Or what we would like to get! To make it easier for you we compiled a list with a wide range of options for beginners to proper guitar nerds which includes all price points, so chances are you will find what you are looking for. Check it out!

1. Guitar or music-themed souvenir 

Starting with something small but cool – a mug with a funny music-themed joke or a pretty picture of a guitar is a sure way to make a guitarist smile. A keychain, t-shirt or poster with a guitar or sheet music is also a good budget option for a nice gift. There are thousands of options online or in gift shops, and you can also come up with your own design and have it printed.

2. Guitar picks

Has the guitarist you want to get a present for been playing since a long time or not so much? Our 6 guitar picks pack will help them find out what thickness is most comfortable for them. And if you already know it, you can also order a specific one. The picks in our store are 20% off until the end of December!

3. Strings

All guitarists need them. It might be a bit of a boring gift, but it will surely be appreciated at some point. And if you’re wondering exactly what type of strings, you can read our guide here.

4. Headphones

Too simple? Very underestimated I would say! With many players relying on smartphones or tablets nowadays for practice, a good set of noise-cancelling headphones is always a solid choice for a gift. Some even double as an amp! And click here for a cheaper option too.

5. Guitar strap

A great gift for anyone looking for comfort! Which is basically everyone. A high-quality guitar strap can be quite expensive, but it will last for many years and really saves the back and shoulders of any guitarist.

6. GuitarPro Software

The GuitarPro software for creating, playing, and sharing tabs is basically unmatched. It is just the best such software out there. It allows you to edit your music scores and tablature for guitar, bass, and ukulele, as well as create backing tracks for drums or piano. It is a thorough yet user-friendly tool for musicians who wish to get better, compose, or simply play along. So yeah, basically a dream tool for any guitarist.

7. Gig bag

If the guitarist in your life is already going to gigs, a good guitar bag would definitely come in handy. A good, sturdy gig bag is something that will last for years, and one with more pockets is ideal for holding all sorts of accessories and cables so there is no need for additional bags or pouches. There are also bags for two guitars, so think about exactly what your person’s needs are.

8. Guitar Care Kit

As guitarists are very attached to their instruments, a guitar care kit will for sure make their eyes sparkle. You will find everything needed to keep a guitar maintained in one – cleaners for the guitar’s body, neck and strings; micro fine fret polishing cloths; cotton cloths; care instructions and other stuff depending on the kit you choose. This kit from Dunlop for example has everything one needs to clean a guitar and keep it looking shiny and fresh for a long time.

9. Mini Guitar Amp

A gift perfect for the electric guitarist! A small practice amp that you can also use as a speaker via Bluetooth is an excellent two in one present. This one and this one in particular that Neli recommends produce a really great guitar sound for their size and are very convenient during travel.

10. Voucher for lessons

If you really want to go above and beyond for your guitarist – then this is the one. Any beginner guitarist would be delighted to receive a lesson voucher or a one-off consultation with a personalized practice schedule, but even for an advanced player, this is a great and extremely useful gift. Check out the options in our shop – vouchers for lessons with Neli or Renton come with a discount too!

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Pay attention, find out which are the guitar shops your guitarist likes, and then get them a gift card from there! This way you do not run the risk of getting something they don’t need or want, while giving them the freedom to make the best out of your money.

Did we miss a present that should have been on our list? Comment below what you would add! Join Neli’s Guitar Family for FREE guitar tips, exercises and lessons HERE.

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