Most of us have that one close person (or people) who is a guitar lover. When gift occasion comes, their guitar-characteristic just pop up in our head and we know it is best to give them a guitar related gift.
So what are the best gifts for guitar players (who are our friends, family and you yourself)? Let me introduce to you some ideas about best gifts for guitar lovers.
The Best Gifts for Guitar Lovers: Guitar Stand
A guitar stand is an essential item for guitar players since it’s where you put the guitar just like how you put book on the selves or the table.
Do you see your guitar friends or cousin lay their guitar on the bed or let it stand against the wall, the table or even lean on the tree on school campus?
Do you see them take the guitar and travel around without a guitar stand? Or is their guitar stand too old? If it’s a yes, that’s when you know to give her/him a guitar stand.
An A-frame guitar stand takes less space in the room, enough to function as a guitar stand. As a result, its best feature is that you can carry it anywhere.
While handcrafted wooden one is a furniture for one’s room. It makes the room look exquisite and awesome.
And a stool with guitar stand built-in? People always invent new thing, right?
Think whether you and or your close one need to go somewhere without place to sit? Or it’s just cool and practical to have one at home.
Foot rest, Guitar Support and Finger Exercise
One thing about guitar player is the guitar neck shall be high enough for easy access to the finger board. That’s when a foot rest, also called foot stool or a guitar support come in handy. They support the body and let you have healthier posture.
Plus, guitarist work their fingers and hand a lot (that’s obvious), so a finger exercise is like finger workout, it let you practice your fingers.
Some are very happy with their foot stool while some have back issue with it. If your loved one is not good with the back, buy her/him a guitar support then.
A practical tip you may miss, observe the one you intend to buy the best gifts for guitar players, if they usually step their leg on something to play, buy them a foot stool. And if they often put something on Choosing between a foot stool and a guitar support is hard since it depends on one’s body and preference their thigh and rest their guitar, choose a guitar support.
Note that the guitar support I introduce is for classic guitars, you can find a guitar cushion or universal guitar support if they play another types of guitar. (Oh, the foot stool has no problem with what kinds of guitar though).
A finger exercise and those two above are important and great gifts for guitar players. See if your close one need a new one already.
Best Gifts for Guitar Players: Guitar Capo
A capo is a must-have item in any guitarists’ toolkit. We use them to change the key (raise the pitch of the string) of the guitar when in need.
When buying a capo, you need to notice if they have any sharp angles which may harm your guitar, or whether they have pliable material cover the part that interact and press your guitar’s neck or string.
Below are my recommended guitar capo for you to choose.
See that your close ones need new one or haven’t had them yet? Get it for them.
Note that this Capo is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar, but they do have a specific model for electric guitar, you may want to check that out if you or your friend have electric guitar.
Sony Walkman and iPod
If your loved ones are music lover, chances that they have tons of songs, playlists and sheet music are high. Plus, they’ll be very into what they’re hearing and truest sound is what please them most. Nothing will satisfy them in this aspect like a Sony Walkman or an Apple Ipod or so long called mp3/mp4 players.
I know we can listen to music on our smartphones or tablets, an additional audio device seems unnecessary. But if you have listened to one for ages, you would realize that the smartphones and tablets might not be compared to a Walkman or an iPod, they sound less real, less inspirational. Let’s see two of them below,
One simple truth, one-task device is often does its task better than multi-task device (I mean smartphone and tablet). Hi-res Sony Walkman and Ipod touch gen 5 both are created to be a portable music device. They both focus on audio technology.
Hi-Res is Sony’s exclusive audio technology which simply speaking is to upgrade your music and let you listen to the music just like you’re at a recording studio or live performance.“High-Resolution Audio is quality surpassing that of CD”, Sony claims. Audio is what make Sony Walkman, so you can’t play games or browse web with Sony Walkman. And it’s also not a “touch” device.
Plus, a Sony Walkman is truly durable. If its display is half gone or it loses a screw or something, just bring it to the manufacturer for maintenance and it’ll run just fine.
On the other hand, Ipod touch Gen 5 from Apple is well known for convenience and decent sound. People often states it to be the best within the Ipod Touch series. That’s why it still sells and the 6th Gen is gone.
In short, both sound devices are great cool gifts for guitarists. If you’re seeking the sound, long life span and long time until out of date, I recommend the Hi-Res Sony Walkman. If your loved ones like touching function and other apps, Ipod Touch Gen 5th is good to go.
The Best Gifts for Guitar Lovers: Headphone and Speaker
Next idea we shall think about when thinking of a guitar player or a music lover at large is Headphone and Speaker which give us the sound. Where else can we listen to music? (well digital music). Headphone and Speaker, the output, are the big deal because speaker on smartphone or tablet are a “No”.
Except for speaker time (which we have to make sure not to bother people around), wearing a nice design headphone is also very cool.
A bluetooth in-ear headphone (earbud) is really convenient when it comes to physical activities. They’re designed specificly for those occasion. We can enjoy music as well as work our body at the same time or we just like the convenience of the earbud while going ourside. I’m using a TaoTronics, it is affordable, convenient, good sound, stay on ear and quite durable.
Don’t settle for a really cheap headphone or speaker because they play big role to the sound you hear. The Beats I introduce to you is common and well-loved with its design and color choices as well as sound quality it produces. I love it when it’s on my head and over my ears.
However, if you can’t afford this Beats, try Extra Bass, the brand from Sony with lower budget or an AKG, they’re both fantastic gifts for guitar players as well.
Note: Beats Mixr ins’t comfortable, 5 hours of wearing is what I can take when I first met it. After a long time of use, Iwore it with ease and comfort. So, stretch it when you receive the headphone, wear it over some thick books or sofa hand for a few days and it will be good to go. I did that with my second Beats Mixr. It worked well
Tablet Floor stand
Okay, this item is not guitar-related, but I’ve seen it rambling around lately with much attention. So, I decided to take a look and it’s cool with anyone who have tablet or e-reader (big one), guitarist or not.
It’s an awesome present for guitarist or not. It actually somehow gets rid of the need to look at the floor (or desk surface) for tips and note for me.
Guitars and Ukulele
Notice your close ones are in love with guitars but have not started yet, well give them a reason. As a result, you also would be the reason they start playing guitar and that’s cool.
Or, they’re frustrated with the first cheap guitar? Or, their guitar is broken? Go get them new one. They’re actually the best gifts for players and guitar lovers.
Well, why? Because it would be a guitar to continue to love playing guitar, a guitar to try something new or a guitar to begin a new adventure.
Here I recommend one best electric, one best acoustic guitar for beginner and a surprising ukulele.
Wanna give a gift for a future electric guitar, Les Paul from Epiphone is a great start. Epiphone is known as a budget-friendly Gibson (famous high-end brand). It is classic, played for many years by many pro. Most important is it is easier to learn than having an exotic guitar. If you want to know how to buy first electric guitar, check this.
Yamaha is a well-known brand for acoustic guitar. Rest assure when putting you or your loved one in its hand. For more information about acoustic guitar, check this topic.
Ukulele is more and more popular, its music is harmonic and peaceful. Many guitarists play a ukulele and many ukulele players start playing guitar. It’s a great start for music lover. Ukulele buyer’s guide and reviews will help you more with information.
Christmas is coming, above are what I think the best Christmas gifts for guitar players, guitarists, beginners or anyone who loves guitar and music at large.
They’re also essential items for a guitar’s toolkit, so give yourself a gift as well.
I’d love to have those gifts and waiting for any surprises from my beloved and dear (it might not be a surprise since I know all about it, still, love it).
Just like you, I’m thinking of my close ones and figuring surprising gift ideas as well.
Happy Holiday and Happy Shopping.