21 Best Gifts For Guitar Players – Unique, Fun & Cool Gifts
Welcome to my list of the best gifts for guitar players! As a guitarist myself, I either own these items already or have put them on my wishlist.
I’ll also make sure to leave hints on what my wife can get me when the holidays and my birthday rolls around…
Divided by price range from inexpensive (under $20) to generous (around $100), you’ll find a wide variety of cool, unique, fun and practical gifts for guitarists or guitar lovers – from guitar kits and guitar gadgets to electric guitar accessories.
There’s something for every style of guitarist, whether they’re into jazz, acoustic, blues, rock, pop, or any other genre.
These guitar gift ideas are ideal for birthday presents, holiday stocking stuffers, anniversary gifts, romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, graduation gifts, or any other event you can think of. But you don’t need a reason to give a gift; sometimes you’ll want to give just because!
And, if you’re a guitarist, you’ll find lots of fun stuff you’ll want to buy for yourself!
Best Gifts For Guitar Players (Under $20)
For under $20 you’ll find a great selection of unique gifts for guitar players. These make great inexpensive stocking stuffers, or you can group a few of them together to make a larger gift.
Guitarist Desktop Pen/ Pencil Organizer
This cute desktop organizer makes any musician’s office just a little more fun. It’s a stylized metal guitarist plus a barrel pencil/pen holder that holds about five pens or pencils. The all-metal construction is designed for a lifetime of use.
Music Nomad MN109 String Fuel Cleaner and Lubricant
All guitarists who play steel-string acoustic or electric guitars will benefit from this string cleaner.
Music Nomad String Fuel Cleaner uses premium-quality mineral oil to remove grime and rust from steel strings so they last longer and sound better. It also helps reduce finger noises.
It uses a silicon-free formula that’s safe for all guitar finishes. It’s a welcome addition to any guitarist’s guitar case.
Pick Punch – The Original Guitar Pick Punch
Pick Punch lets you make unique guitar picks from old credit cards, ID cards, hotel cards, expired loyalty cards, or any plastic card stock.
A standard credit card is about equal in thickness to a medium gauge pick, and you can make about five picks from one card. You can also use other materials to create thicker or thinner gauge picks.
So, add the Pick Punch to your gift list – any guitarist will love to be able to make personal guitar picks. Plus, it’s eco-friendly – it keeps old cards out of the landfill!
Snark SN1X Clip-On Tuner for Guitar
The best-selling Snark SN5X Clip-On Guitar Tuner is one of the best inexpensive guitar related gifts you can find.
This little tuner mounts right on the guitar’s headstock and features a full color, easy-to-read display. The clip allows it to rotate 360 degrees for easy viewing. It also has a tap tempo metronome.
It’s a great stock stuffer!
Ibanez MTZ11 Quick Access Multi-Tool
This handy little tool is an excellent present for any guitarist. It contains 11 of the most commonly used tools – hex wrenches, screwdrivers, a tube spanner, and a ruler – that a guitarist may need to adjust or tune a guitar.
You can’t go wrong with this multi-tool set.
D’Addario Pro-Winder Guitar String Winder and Cutter
Every guitarist needs one of these in his or her guitar case!
The D’Addario Pro-Winder is an all-in-one guitar restringing tool for both electric and acoustic guitars.
It comes with a peg winder, clippers, and bridge pin puller in one handy dandy tool. Forget searching for the right tools to get the job done, the Pro-Winder makes changing strings fast and easy.
Best Gifts For Guitar Players ($20 to $50)
From $20 to $50 you can find lots of cool gifts for guitar players. There’s something for everyone – acoustic guitar players, electric guitar players, jazz guitarists, blues guitarists – you name it!
Creative Motion Guitar Desk Lamp
Light up any guitarist’s room or studio with this fun 24.5” tall lamp. The base is real wood, and overall, it’s quite sturdy. It uses a 60W or equivalent bulb.
This lamp is a must for any guitarist or guitar lover who has a guitar themed room.
The Tube Amp Book
This book is an ideal gift for any guitarist who’s an aficionado of tube amps!
This book is considered the bible for tubes and tube amps. Recently updated, it covers everything from histories of tube amp manufacturers to schematics and layout diagrams of over 800 different amps. It’s full color and spiral-bound for easy reference.
Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit
This tool kit is an upgrade from the Ibanez MTZ11 tool mentioned above.
The Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit is a comprehensive kit for cleaning and maintaining your guitar. It provides all the tools needed for anyone to change strings, set intonation, adjust action, check string height, and more.
It comes with a microfiber polish cloth, Wonder Wipes, heavy-duty string cutter, peg winder, 6-in-1 screwdriver, ruler, and durable hex wrench set. It also includes a zippered carrying zip case.
The Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit makes a fantastic gift for all guitar players!
Blackstar Guitar Combo Amplifier
There are plenty of battery-powered amps out there, but this one wins hand down for the best sound at a crazy low price!
Though it’s only 7.59” x 5.59” x 4.29”, the Blackstar is not a toy. This tiny 3-watt amp is surprisingly loud and is capable of sweet clean tones as well as gnarly overdriven crunch.
It features two channels, volume, gain, and a built-in digital delay.
This little battery-operated champ also includes a mp3/Line In jack and a headphone jack. You can’t beat it for the price! Rock on!
Mogami Gold Guitar Cable
Want to give your guitarist the best? Consider a top-of-the-line Mogami guitar cable.
Mogami cables are widely considered the best cables ever made. This cable uses top-notch materials and construction for virtually noiseless operation and transparent tone. For the best sound quality possible, make it a Mogami!
VOX AP2AC amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar/Bass Headphone Amplifier
This neat little headphone amplifier is perfect for guitarists who want to play without disturbing loved ones, neighbors, children, etc.
The unit plugs straight into the guitar’s jack and provides that famous AC30 top boost sound heard on many hit records by Queen, U2, and others. All that’s needed is a pair of headphones.
The VOX AP2AC has controls for volume, gain, and tone, plus nine effects including chorus, delay and reverb.
There is also an Aux input for connecting any audio player/mobile device to play along. It uses 2 AAA batteries.
Marshall Jack Rack- Wall Mounting Guitar Amp Key Hanger
If you can’t afford to buy your guitarist a Marshall stack, this is the next best thing, and a lot less expensive!
This clever wall mounted key hanger features the famous Marshall amp facade made with actual amp materials. Keys are attached to guitar plug keychains (4 are included) and hang by plugging them into the amp.
The Marshall Jack Rack also comes with a wall mounting kit.
Best Gifts For Guitar Players ($50 to $100)
Priced from $50 to $100, these cool music gifts will be very appreciated!
Fender 5 Multi-Stand
The Fender 5 Multi-Stand safely holds up to 5 acoustic and electric guitars. Its metal frame has padded foam neck holders and a foam base to protect instruments from damage.
It also folds up for easy travel if needed and makes a welcome addition to any stage or studio rig.
Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal
The Dunlop Cry Baby has been the wah pedal of choice for guitarists since the late 1960s. A Cry Baby has been featured on many well-known tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, countless disco songs, and even the theme for TV’s Three’s Company.
It’s built like a tank for many years of reliable use and uses one 9V battery or an optional AC adapter.
Gator Frameworks Guitar Seat/ Guitar Stand
This combination guitar stand and chair is perfect for gigging guitarists who must bring all their own gear.
The Gator Frameworks Guitar Seat and Stand can hold either an acoustic or electric guitar. When seated, the padded seat and movable ergonomic backrest make this a very comfortable chair, even after many hours of playing.
The chair can hold up to 300 lbs. and folds up for easy transport and storage.
DIY Electric Guitar Kit
If the giftee you’re thinking about is DIY oriented, then this DIY electric guitar kit is one to consider. It also makes a great father/son, father/daughter gift.
The kit provides everything needed to construct a fully functioning electric guitar; it comes with a poplar wood body, maple neck, kabuki wood fingerboard, and white pickguard, plus pickups and all the other hardware needed.
Note: This kit is probably best for a beginning guitarist as you’re not getting the highest quality electronics at this price. But many users find it an excellent sounding guitar when completed, and it’s easy and surprisingly cheap to upgrade the electronics later.
Shure SM57-LC Microphone
The Shure SM57 is regarded as one of the best microphones for recording an electric guitar amp, no matter the price.
You’ve heard it in action on many hit songs, including “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac, “Open Arms” by Journey,” Pride and Joy” by Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many others.
And with A SM57 selling for less than $100, every guitarist should own one. A fantastic gift that will last a lifetime!
Boss RC-1 Loop Station Bundle
The Boss RC-1 Loop Station Pedal is a fun and creative tool that lets a guitarist create their own backing tracks.
Record one part with the looper on, then turn the looper off. That part immediately plays back and can be used as a backing track to layer another part on top. This process can be repeated many times. The Boss RC-1 allows up to 12 minutes of recording time.
Here’s a quick demo of the Loop Station in action:
RC-1 Loop Station Demonstration
It’s a great device to get any guitarists’ creative juices flowing. And it works with any instrument, not just guitars!
This bundle also includes a 10’ cable, a 6” patch cable, some picks, and a polishing cloth.
Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag
This Gator Cases Padded Nylon Carry Bag is great for carrying gear to gigs, practice, school, or more.
It’s made of weather-resistant nylon with dual-layer padded foam in the interior and full padding on the exterior. It has lots of external storage pockets with Velcro to hold cables or small items in place. It also includes a carrying handle and removable shoulder strap.
Gator Cases Padded Nylon Carry Bags come in a variety of sizes to fit anyone’s gift budget.
EBow HandHeld Electronic Effect Bow for Guitar
The EBow is a small handheld device for playing an electric guitar that produces infinite sustained notes, bowed effects, fades, and more.
According to EBow’s website, artists as diverse as Def Leppard, The Black Crows, Coldplay, The Cranberries, and Elton John have used an EBow on their records.
It’s held in the right hand and works magnetically by vibrating the strings without touching them. It produces unique tones and timbres that can’t be achieved any other way.
An excellent gift for any electric guitarist (but it works with bass too).