Christmas is edging closer and it’s time to start thinking about gifts to get for friends and family. 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 fifty of the best (and worst!) stocking fillers for musicians.
Nothing in the list is prohibitively expensive; these are all definitely Xmas stocking filler material!
Who doesn’t love a good book? Here are some of my personal favorites.
- Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound – link
- How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great – link
- Zen Guitar – link
Although a good cable should last for years, the punishment they get going from gig to gig is unrelenting.
- Fender Performance Guitar Cable – link
- Hosa Cable GTR Guitar Cable – link
- Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable – link
Everyone should have a set of GruvGear string dampeners to help get that perfect take! My review.
- GruvGear FretWraps String Muters – link
A good, quality gigbag will ensure that you get from A to B safely.
- Popular Gigbags – link
Guitar Maintenance Supplies
Keep those guitars in tip-top condition.
- Big Bends Nutsauce Guitar Lubricant – link
- CruzTools Multi-Tool – link
- Dunlop System 65 Guitar Maintenance Kit – link
Inexpensive, and incredibly useful. Free up a spot on your pedalboard.
- Snark Clip on Tuner – link
- D’Addario NS Micro Clip on Tuner – link
- Fender Chromatic Clip on Tuner – link
Deck out your house with some music themed accessories.
- Guitar Pillows – link
- Guitar Rug – link
- Music Themed Bedding – link
- Telecaster Wall Clock – link
- Toilet Flush Handle – link
In the Kitchen
There is a surprising number of novelty guitar themed products for your kitchen!
- BBQ Guitar Spatula – link
- Fender Chopping Board – Strat or Tele
- Flying V Cheese Grater – link
- Guitar Cheese Board – link
- Guitar Ice Cube Tray – link
- Guitar Shaped Skillet – link
- Guitar Wooden Spoons – link
Buy a year of magazines for the gift that keeps on giving!
Just for fun!
- Guitar Necklace – link
- Guitar Pens – link
- Stratocaster Sunglasses – link
- Treble Clef Earrings – link
- Pick Punch – link
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
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.
- Musicians Gear Tubular Stand – link
- Hercules Auto-Grip – link
- Planet Waves Guitar Rest – link
- String Swing Wall Hanger – link
Has your trusty strap seen better days? Check out a selection of popular guitar straps here, complete with player reviews.
Save yourself a ton of time when restringing, and they tidy up and loose string ends.
Ooookay, I think we’ll wrap this article up now before I start losing your respect … wait … what do you mean you left after the guitar pens!?
So there you have it folks – the useful, the novelty, and the downright ridiculous stocking fillers for your guitarist friends. Choose wisely and have a great Xmas!