There is something about the guitar that evokes a sense of hopes and dreams in people, more than any other instrument. Little kids jump around on their beds, playing air guitar, pretending they are in a rock band. When I was a teen, kids would get together in someone’s garage after school to practice “their band”. I remember going with my friend Michelle, to friends’ practices or shows. I was always in awe of the music created by plucking those strings. It is like some sort of magic. It became a bucket list goal of mine to play.
Do you know someone who is working on achieving that goal? Maybe they don’t have their name in lights, but they at least have a passion for the guitar. These gifts for guitar players will aid them in becoming a better musician, as well as cater to their passion for the guitar.
- Guitar Bottle Holder
- Master Class
- Guitar Amp Mini Fridge
- DIY Guitar Kit
- Stay in the Guitar Hotel
- Rock N Roll Tequila
- Hand Painted Guitar
- Concert Tickets
- Guitar Towel Hooks
- Acoustic Guitar case
- Musician Biographies
- Micro Amp
- Online Lessons
- Pen & Pencil Holder
- Projection Effects
- Hand Grip Guitar Hangers
- Soundwave Art
- 3D Lamp
- Guitar Tools
- Guitar String Bracelet
- Guitar Tie
- Guitar Tab Notebook
- Whimsical Coffee Spoons
- Phone Case
- Guitar T-shirt
- Guitar Bedding Set
- School of Rock on Blu-ray
1. Guitar Bottle Holder
Guitar gifts for wine enthusiasts
This classy guitar bottle holder makes a unique hostess gift when paired with a bottle of wine. This is also a thoughtful housewarming gift. They can celebrate their new home by toasting with a bottle of wine. Plus the holder will be used long after the wine is gone.
Or get a full wine rack for those who like to keep a selection of bottles on hand.
For the person who has everything, musical wine glasses will hit a high note. This pair of wine glasses has markings for fill levels to create certain musical notes. Get several sets so they can create their own entertainment.
2. Master Class
Best gifts for guitar players
What better way to learn about music than from a famous musician. Membership with Master Class allows the member to take unlimited classes for as long as they have their subscription. This way, once they are done learning the art and soul of guitar from Carlos Santana and electric guitar from Tom Morello, they can take additional music classes like song writing, or the art of performance. Plus, there are other categories of classes available with the same membership, such as cooking, sports, writing, and many more.
3. Guitar Amp Mini Fridge
Cool guitar gifts
For unique home furnishing give them a mini fridge that looks like a Marshall amp. This is perfect for a mancave or the garage where they get together to jam with friends.
Add a guitar pick table to place drinks on.
Then give them a guitar spatula so they can grill up some burgers after a jam session.
4. DIY Guitar Kit
Creative gifts for guitar players
These are fun novelty gifts. My son got one and put it together during a break from school. Kits come with all the components to put the guitar together, but they may need some additional tools. Also, if they want to decorate the finished guitar, they will need some sand paper and some guitar lacquer. The lacquer comes in several colors as well as clear.
Another cool DIY tool is a pick punch tool. These can be used by guitar makers to make their own picks from old credit cards, gift cards, or other similar plastic. It is a great way to recycle while making unique guitar picks.
5. Stay in the Guitar Hotel
Luxury gift for guitar fans
Send them to Hollywood, Florida for a stay in the new state of the art guitar hotel. This hotel is not only shaped like a guitar, but like all Hard Rock venues, is filled with amazing rock memorabilia. Just walking through the hotel they can feast their eyes on wardrobes of rock legends, famous guitars, and platinum record displays. The guitar lights up at night for an even more spectacular experience.
If a stay in the hotel is out of your price range, you can get them event tickets to a show. They can witness this world famous hotel, check out the memorabilia, and watch a live concert. Or why not help them relax at the Rock Spa. They can still see all the cool rock items without an overnight stay.
6. Rock N Roll Tequila
Cool gifts for guitar players
My neighbors stumbled upon this and got my husband a bottle of the mango tequila, knowing he plays guitar. In addition to mango, they have strawberry, anejo, reposado, and tripled distilled. These bottles make a cool collectible to display, even after the tequila is long gone.
Get some cool shot glasses to go with it. Choices include rock stars, tv shows, or films. My husband has a set of Kiss shot glasses that he proudly displays on a shelf.
For beer drinkers, you can get some guitar pint glasses and a bottle opener. Make sure to include their favorite beer as well.
7. Hand Painted Guitar
One of a kind gifts for guitar players
While buying someone an instrument when they are new to playing guitar is ok, I generally don’t recommend buying one for someone who has been playing for awhile. They know the feel of the instrument and the sound they are looking for, so it’s best left for them to buy their own. However, a rare instrument such as a guitar actually used by Jimi Hendrix, or a one of a kind guitar are the exception. These hand painted guitars are not only instruments, but pieces of art. There are many artists and amazing designs available. It makes it hard to choose just one!
A guitar strap makes it easier to play guitar because the musician doesn’t have to worry about holding the guitar while playing. You can also get a custom guitar strap with their name as a special gift. For a cool stocking stuffer, get some custom guitar picks. Options include text or even a photo.
8. Concert Tickets
Favorite gifts for guitarists
Guitarists will love receiving concert tickets to watch their favorite group perform. My husband plays guitar and always enjoys watching the musicians finger placement on the strings as they play on stage.
For an extra special treat, get them tickets to a music festival like the Ultra Music Festival in Miami or the Coachella Music Festival in California. Then they can spend the entire day moving from stage to stage watching musicians play.
9. Guitar Towel Hooks
Presents for guitar players’ bathrooms
These really add some pizazz to the bathroom. They also can be used as coat hooks for an entry.
If you want to give them a guitar themed bathroom, choose a fun shower curtain and bath mat decorated with guitars to make a set. Most shower curtains are washable fabric and come with shower hooks to attach to the rod. Some bath mats come in a set with toilet seat cover and mat in addition to the bath mat.
10. Acoustic Guitar case
Guitar related gifts
Different types of guitars need different cases to keep them safe when traveling, or for storage to keep out dust and dampness. A gig bag with a shoulder strap, and an extra pocket for accessories, is a useful gift for acoustic guitar players. Many of these are waterproof, therefore protecting the guitar while on the road.
If they play electric guitar, you can get them an electric guitar bag, with a slightly different shape to fit those guitars. For bass players, get them a bass guitar bag. These bags are slightly longer to fit these larger guitars.
Accessory gifts for guitar players
Tuners are important for any instrument. You can be the next Beethoven, but nobody will know if your piano is out of tune. These tuners are compatible with most stringed instruments in addition to guitars, so if they also play the ukulele, they should be able to use the same tuner for both.
Capos are another great accessory for guitars. They are clipped onto the guitar to change sound quality. For something extra special, get one that can clip a cell phone on the end of the guitar. This is useful for reading music while playing, or for viewing their own finger placement to make sure they have the right positioning.
12. Musician Biographies
Book gifts for guitar lovers
Get a biography of your guitar fan’s favorite guitarist, or musician, or the history of their favorite band. My husband has a collection of these on our bookshelf. He has read everyone within the first few days of receiving it.
Or maybe they want to read a book about guitars. Whether the history of guitars, the best guitar, or how to make a poorman’s guitar, there is something that should pique their interests.
For something really cool get a rock star cookbook. Now the guitar fan can learn to make cool meals inspired by artists they love. Or you can use the book to cook some special meals for your own rock star.
13. Micro Amp
Practical guitar gift ideas
A mini amp is great because it is portable. My husband brings his whenever we go visit my parents.
If they don’t already have one, a music stand for sheet music is another good gift. It holds music in place while playing, so the pages don’t get a mind of their own and start flipping themselves. Guitar playing gives hands a workout. Give them a hand strengthener to build muscle and coordination in fingers and hands.
14. Online Lessons
Gifts for new guitar players
For the new player, give them some online lessons that they can do from home, whenever they are available. Instead of a subscription service as in Master Class, here you are paying for an individual course.
You can also get them a lesson book. This is how I learned. My husband knew how to play guitar, and I knew how to read music, from when I played flute and was a singer in chorus. We got some lesson books. He helped me with chords, and I helped him with the notes. A chord finger placement chart is also helpful for new guitarists. They can place it on the wall within view from where they practice to help them while playing.
15. Pen & Pencil Holder
Gifts for guitar teachers
Teachers usually get too many mugs and keychains. Think outside the box, and get this cool guitar pen and pencil holder. To make the gift even better, put some guitar shaped pens in the holder.
A guitar cutting board is also a nice gift for a guitar teacher, especially during the holidays. Pair it with a bottle of wine or some gourmet cheeses. You can even personalize the gift with the teacher’s name, or the student’s name and year for the teacher to remember them by.
16. Projection Effects
Gifts for guitarists in a band
While guitarists in a band will want to pick out their own production equipment, projection effects can be a fun gift idea. Choose from psychedelic options like strobe light effects, laser shows, ocean, and outer space to be projected during the show.
In addition to projection effects, you could get them LED strip lights. These color changing lights can be controlled with an app to have them change with the music. Even if the guitarist isn’t in a band, but wishes they were, these make great bedroom decorations so they can feel like they are on stage. You could also get them some special effects. How cool will their performance be with stage effects of bubbles, fog, or even snow?
17. Hand Grip Guitar Hangers
Funny guitar gifts
These guitar hangers are quite the conversation piece. We have a collection of brass hands gripping the guitars in my husband’s collection decorating my living room. It never fails, every time someone comes over to do work on our house, they are drawn to these hands and my husband’s guitar collection. I usually have to remind them after a while of the original reason they are in my house! These come in funny styles like skeleton hands and mummy hands, as well as gender specific hands. You can also choose whether you need one for left or right grip.
In addition, you can get more traditional wall hangers for individual or multiple guitars. While some people like to display their instruments like art on the wall, others prefer floor stands for easy access to their guitars.
18. Soundwave Art
Guitar gifts for a boyfriend
They’re playing our song. A romantic music gift will make a big hit with your boyfriend or husband. Have your special song, or one he has recorded, transformed into unique art. The song can be played any time by pointing your smartphone at the QR code. You can personalize the art even further with your names, a date, or a special message. This makes a great Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift.
Make it a romantic occasion with a guitar candle holder and candles to set the mood. For fun homemade guitar gifts for a boyfriend, get some guitar shaped cookie cutters or candy molds to make your own basket of sweets for him.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other musicians too!
19. 3D Lamp
Cool gifts ideas for guitar players
These color changing lights make great mood lighting. They are controlled by remote control. These make great nightlights for children’s rooms as well.
For another glowing review, get them LED guitar picks. I have never seen these before, but they are supposed to change colors with each strum of the guitar.
This unique guitar gift might not light up, but they are just as cool. Vinyl record drink coasters will turn heads at their next party. Some of these are cut from actual vinyl records. Some you can have customized with a photo.
20. Guitar Tools
Useful gifts for guitarists
A complete guitar tool set comes with everything needed for basic repairs and maintenance such as pliers, files, and measuring tools for replacing strings and other basic tasks. If they already have basic tools, you might want to just get them a string winder to speed up changing strings.
Cleaning gear is necessary to remove dust and grime buildup, which can interfere the ability of the guitar sound.
21. Guitar String Bracelet
Jewelry gifts for guitar players
These are handcrafted from recycled guitar strings and can be for either men or women. I saw something similar years back at a craft show. I find it amazing the way these crafters come up with ways to recycle used materials into trendy new items.
While not handmade, these guitar necklaces make great gifts too. Many of these are unisex as well. Or choose from studs or dangling guitar earrings. Some are made from actual guitar picks. For additional bling, get a cool guitar ring that wraps around the finger.
22. Guitar Tie
Guitar gifts for him
I love these whimsical ties. You can get a guitar bolo tie too.
Don’t forget to get him a tie clip and cufflinks to make a complete gift set for the man in your life.
23. Guitar Tab Notebook
Guitar gifts for composing
These guitar tablature notebooks are different from regular music staff notebooks in that they have grids for chords as well. Some have regular lines for song lyrics too. Include a supply of pencils so they can get started writing right away.
Dry erase music staffs are great when someone likes to move around while jotting down their ideas. These are also great for the classroom. Don’t forget to throw in some dry erase markers.
24. Whimsical Coffee Spoons
Guitar gifts for coffee lovers
These will be a conversation starter for sure, the next time they have guests over for coffee. But they don’t have to be just for coffee. They can use them for dessert, cereal, or for hot chocolate.
Include these spoons with a cool guitar mug to make a gift set. These mugs rock! For drinks to go, get a guitar travel mug. Then they can bring their beverages on the road, to a show, or to guitar lessons.
25. Phone Case
Trendy Guitar themed gifts
What to gift someone who loves guitar? A trendy phone case with a guitar on it will be a #1 hit. Then get a phone floor stand so they can use their phone for reading music or recording themselves playing. A guitar popsocket can be used as a stand on a table for reading music or recording.
26. Guitar T-shirt
Wearable guitar gift ideas
Some of these t-shirts make funny guitar gifts for those with a sense of humor. Others just look cool. Everyone wears t-shirts, so you can’t go wrong with this gift.
For colder weather, layer on a guitar hoodie. This way they can still sport their love for guitars. For the feet, get some funky guitar socks. These can pair well for the office too, along with the tie, tie clip, and cufflinks.
27. Guitar Bedding Set
Guitar gifts for the bedroom
These bedding sets are for guitarists who literally eat and sleep guitar. Now they can dream about guitars too.
Add some curtains. Some of these, while fashionable, are also blackout curtains to help the rocker catch up on sleep after a late show. No sun blazing in their eyes. The curtains may make it so dark that they lose track of time. Better get them a guitar wall clock too.
28. School of Rock on Blu-ray
Movie night gifts for guitar players
They can invite friends over for the guitar classic, School of Rock.
Don’t forget a gourmet popcorn gift basket. Then everyone will have enough snacks while watching the movie. You can even get tins with a variety of flavors so everyone will be happy.
If they prefer the basics, give them a popcorn bowl with a kernel sifter. This filters out those unpopped kernels that end up at the bottom of the bowl. When they serve popcorn in this bowl nobody needs to worry about breaking a tooth.