Its that time of year again and people will be hunting around for gift ideas. If you’re looking for a gift for a guitarist or somebody wanting to learn guitar, here’s a few ideas to help you out. Or maybe you play guitar and want to treat yourself to something new (why not?).
Guitarists love extra gear and guitar related gadgets so any of these gifts would be a sure win.
Custom Guitar Straps
This is a great idea as it’s a relatively cheap option. The site listed below has some great designs but the real winner is the ability to custom design your own strap. Instead of buying a strap and unsure whether the person will like the style or not, you could buy a gift certificate so they can design their own strap. No doubt any guitarist would love this.
Miniture Replica Guitars
This is a simple gift and most guitarists will like to have a miniature guitar on display somewhere. It’s relatively easy to pick the right guitar to buy as you can easily find out the type of guitars used by the person’s guitar idols and find that.
If you have a small budget this may be an easy option.
Online Guitar Lesson With Dave Weiner
If you don’t know who Dave Weiner is, he’s most famously known as being part of Steve Vai’s band. He’s an exceptional guitarist who knows his stuff. He is also famous for running Riff of the Week which are weekly lessons on YouTube.
Dave gives webcam lessons which is a rare opportunity to get advice from one of the best.
This may be a more expensive option compared to the other ideas so far but will no doubt be worth it. This would be a fantastic gift idea if the guitarist you are buying for is a Steve Vai fan.
Guitar Flash Cards
We know this is a great gift idea because last year we received a lot of positive feedback from customers who told us that the cards really made a big difference to their friend/family member’s progress.
This is a good option for a beginner guitarist or even somebody who wants to learn guitar but hasn’t started yet. Having a pack of cards with the most basic open chords can be enough to motivate somebody to learn guitar.
This is an easy gift idea and beginners will definitely find it valuable.
AmpliTube iRig (Plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPad/iPod)
If the person you are buying for has an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, then this little device will allow them to plug an electric guitar into it. This is great for somebody wanting to practice quietly using headphones or someone who doesn’t have a guitar amp. Either way it’s a simple device and can be a lot of fun to use.
There are so many other ideas out there if none of these appeal to you so have a search around and you will be bound to find something useful.