Christmas is fast approaching but the holiday season isn’t the only time that friends and family members that have guitar-playing loved ones are left scratching their heads.
Guitar players are notoriously difficult to buy presents for – mostly because we always have everything we need already.
Partners, parents and siblings are often intimidated when it comes to conjuring up gift ideas for the ‘bass-slapper’ in their lives so we thought it’d be a cool idea to help out by putting together a small collection of awesome and unusual gift ideas that all guitarists are sure to love!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration or want to find something a little ‘left-of-center’ to gift then keep on reading!
Personalized Guitar Picks
The humble guitar pick might not seem to be an extremely exciting gift idea to any non-musicians out there, but when you stop to think about how vital this little accessory is to the way we play, you’ll begin to understand why a customized pick is such a unique gesture!
If you’re buying a present for a family member who loves video games and playing on their computer then perhaps you’d buy them an essential piece of hardware like a joystick or maybe a copy of the latest PC game.
Those buying for a girlfriend or boyfriend who loves long scarves, time travel via TARDIS and despises Dalek’s will obviously keep their eyes peeled for websites dedicated to Doctor Who merchandise and gifts.
If you’re shopping for a base player though, nothing will say ‘you’re my #1 rock star’ more than a set of high quality, personalized picks.
You can pick them up for cheap and have any design or name put on them you like over at Amazon.com! Just do a search and you’ll find some really cool and reliable sellers.
Guitar Cuff Links
Sometimes it’s best to play it safe and steer clear of giving gifts that require technical, industry knowledge to purchase.
You might think giving a new amp to your son or daughter will blow their minds but if you don’t know what you’re looking for there is a chance that you could pick up the wrong hardware.
This could not only lead to an awkward moment or two – ‘Ah…thanks, Mom…’ – but it could also result in your wasting your hard-earned money on a gift that wasn’t actually what your musician progeny wanted or needed.
There’s nothing wrong with giving a musician a gift that simply refers to their passion for all things bass!
Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday or even an anniversary there’s no player alive who won’t look awesome in a pair of guitar cuff links or even a similarly themed neck tie if they’re forced to live the regular 9-to-5 experience when they’re not jamming!
Clothing accessories that have a bass guitar theme are always an awesome choice and the margin for error is really low too, meaning that you’re more likely to bring a smile to their dial when then unwrap your gift.
Not all guitar players are axe-slashing professionals right from their first time playing. In fact, learning the guitar – whether it’s bass, electric or any other variant – can take years to perfect.
If you know someone who has just started out – or better yet, is thinking about it but is a little shy – then getting them some professional lessons is a great way to give them the motivation and kick start they need!
You can either go for traditional lessons – of which there are probably a lot of teachers in your local area – or you can use an online tutor system like JamPlay.
There are pros and cons to both approaches so make sure you take a closer look and choose the best that suits your needs.
Those are just three examples of some unique, Guitar-themed gift ideas that you can wrap up for your loved ones this holiday season.
If you have any cool suggestions or have received any awesome presents in the past don’t forget to leave a response in the comments. You never know who you might be helping out and inspiring!