87 Christmas Gift Ideas For Guitarists

Christmas is edging closer and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts to get for friends and family. You want to put a smile on your giftee’s face, right? If you’re having trouble deciding what to get for a guitarist friend, or you just want ideas for what to ask for yourselves, then check out this list of 87 of the best Christmas gifts for guitar players. I’ve done the hard part, so you don’t have to!

If you’re looking for gifts for brand new guitar and bass players, definitely check out my Newbie Guide for the best beginner gear recommendations.

Xmas Gift Ideas for Guitarists

Christmas Gifts For Guitar Players

1. Accessories
Gadgets and gizmos for guitarists.  Many of these are absolutely essential!

  • Ebow Electronic Bow – link
  • G7th Capo – link
  • Gripmaster Finger Trainer – link
  • GruvGear FretWraps String Muters – link
  • Guitar Strap – link
  • Humidification System for Acoustic – link
  • O-Port Acoustic Sound Enhancement – link
  • Pick Holder – link
  • Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter – Electric/Acoustic Guitar or Bass
  • Slide – link
  • Spider Capo – link

2. Amps
Crank up the volume! Check out our Newbie Guide for higher wattage alternatives.

3. Books
Who doesn’t love a good book? Here are some of my personal favorites.

  • Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound – link
  • Guitar Fretboard Workbook – link
  • How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great – link
  • The Guitar Player Repair Guide – link
  • Zen Guitar – link

4. Cables
A good, well-made cable will last for years and will produce a better quality of sound.

  • Fender Performance Guitar Cable – link
  • Hosa Cable GTR Guitar Cable – link
  • Line6 Relay G30 Wireless System – link
  • Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable – link

5. Gig Bag
A quality gigbag will ensure that you get from A to B safely. For the ultimate tech, be sure to check out Mono.

6. Guitar Maintenance Supplies
Keep those guitars in tip-top condition. Grab some lube to cut down on string breakages!

  • Big Bends Nutsauce Guitar Lubricant – link
  • CruzTools Multi-Tool – link
  • Dunlop System 65 Guitar Maintenance Kit – link
  • Fast Fret String Lubricant – link

7. Headphones
For those late night practice sessions. Don’t wake the neighbors! There are literally hundreds of great choices out there, but here are three customer favorites.

  • Sennheiser CX300 II Earbuds – link
  • Sennheiser HD202 Pro Headphones – link
  • Shure SE215 In-Ears – link

8. Headstock Tuners
Inexpensive, and incredibly useful. Free up a spot on your pedalboard. Everybody needs one of these!

  • Snark Clip on Tuner – link
  • D’Addario NS Micro Clip on Tuner – link
  • Fender Chromatic Clip on Tuner – link

9. Home Decor
Deck out your house with some music themed accessories. A guitar calendar is a safe bet!

  • Bar Stools – Fender or Gibson
  • Fender Bookends – strat or tele or bass
  • Fender Custom Shop 2015 Wall Calendar – link
  • Guitar Pillows – link
  • Guitar Rug – link
  • Music Themed Bedding – link
  • Telecaster Wall Clock – link
  • Toilet Flush Handle – link

10. In the Kitchen
There is a surprising number of novelty guitar themed products for your kitchen!

  • Amplifier Coffee Mug – link
  • BBQ Guitar Spatula – link
  • Fender Chopping Board – Strat or Tele
  • Flying V Cheese Grater – link
  • Fridge Magnets – link
  • Guitar Cheese Board – link
  • Guitar Ice Cube Tray – link
  • Guitar Shaped Skillet – link
  • Guitar Wooden Spoons – link
  • Marshall Amplifier Fridge – link

11. Magazine Subscription
Buy a year of magazines for the gift that keeps on giving!

  • Guitar World – link
  • Guitar Player – link
  • Other Popular Magazines – link

12. Novelty Items
Just for fun! These are sure to put a smile on your secret Santa’s face.

13. Picks
Us guitarists are ALWAYS losing picks. Seriously, they seem to vanish into a black hole as soon as they hit the floor.

  • Planet Waves Assorted Pearl Celluloid Guitar Picks – link
  • Fender Premium Picks Sample Pack – link
  • Dunlop Pick Variety Pack – link
  • Pick Punch (make your own picks!) – link
  • TimberTones Exotic Wood Picks – link

14. Recording & Studio
All you need to get started on that next hit album!

  • Focusrite Scarlett Studio Complete Recording Package – link
  • Line 6 Sonic Port Interface – link
  • Microphone Boom Stand – link
  • Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone – link

15. Software
Mmmm…digital goodness. Edit your next YouTube video or tab out song ideas.

  • AmpliTube 3 Amp and Effects Modelling – link
  • Guitar Pro 6 Tablature Editor – link
  • Sony Movie Studio – link
  • Toontrack EZDrummer 2 – link

16. Stands and Wall Hangers
Don’t be that guy who props their guitar up against a wall. Make sure you have a safe spot to store your instruments when not in use.

  • Closet Guitar Hanger – link
  • Musicians Gear Tubular Stand – link
  • Hercules Auto-Grip – link
  • Planet Waves Guitar Rest – link
  • String Swing Wall Hanger – link

17. Ukuleles and Mandolins
A great fun gift for guitarists, or something a little simpler to pick up for new players.

18. Earplugs

Band practice and gigs are WAY too loud. Save your hearing!

  • DUBS Earplugs – link

So there you have it folks – the useful, the novelty, and the downright ridiculous Christmas gifts for guitar players. Choose wisely and have a great Christmas!

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