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32 Cool Gift Ideas for Guitar Players (+2 to Avoid)

Looking for fun and unique gift ideas for a guitar player? After researching hundreds of ideas, we narrowed them down to 32 top picks that really sing. From acoustic to electric, we have your guitar player covered. Many of our ideas are under $50.

Choose your state’s quarter and let a Nashville-based artist transform it into your perfect guitar pick. Years 1965-2018 are available. The surface of a quarter makes the perfect grip for your pick. A great conversation starter at your gigs.


Keep perfect time with this vintage amp-styled clock that harkens back to the classic 1950s look. Perfect for a home studio, funky living room, or any wall the needs a little spicing up.

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Give your guitar its rightful place in the home with this tasteful rack made from a reclaimed Napa Valley oak wine barrel. This sophisticated accent to your home will make any guitar look like a million. Choose from a single or double guitar rack. It is hand-made in the USA, it includes padded hooks that will keep your guitar secure.

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Motivate your guitar player with a surprise monthly subscription box full of guitar gear. This Magic Room brand box features 18 different subscription options including sustainability-made guitar picks and drum sticks. Also comes with a monthly Spotify playlist full of great deep cuts.

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Guitar coat hangers
Add some personality to your home or music studio with these fun guitar-shaped coat hangers. Made from metal and resin, they can handle the heaviest of winter jackets.

Embroidered vintage-style strap w/ picks
Adjustable for any size player, this vintage guitar strap will make his or her classic tunes all the more authentic. The build quality is above its peers in this price range and as an added bonus, it comes with two patterned guitar picks.

Guitar evolution shirt
This light-weight t-shirt is the perfect “pick” for that the evolved spices known as guitar players. Wear it to gigs and the spotlight will be on you. It’s semi-fitted so might run slightly small for heavier folks, so order a size up if you want to be safe.

Guitar picture frame
Share some special memories with your guitar player in this light weight yet durable picture frame. Comes with wall mounting options pre-installed on the back.

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Earrings
A great idea for the female guitar player on your list, these real Sterling silver earrings will be her accessory of choice for gigs. A quality idea to be treasured for years.

Pick-a-Palooza guitar pick maker
A great gift idea for a hands-on guitar player, this DIY set comes with 15 different patterns and everything you need to design your perfect pick. Can create up to 100 different picks. Comes with a leather pick case. Nearly 90% of buyers rate this 5/5.

Guitar Wall Hangers Stands
Why leave the guitar hidden in a case, when you can display your hobby proudly as decoration in the home or practice studio? Don’t let that bulky case block you from artistic inspiration at any moment. Simple install with a plastic dry wall mount included.

Acoustic Guitar Tee
This creative design features a guitar and landscape merged together in an ethereal blend. A nice subtle way to showcase your love for the instrument.

Guitar xmas ornament – acoustic
This detailed, well-made guitar ornament from Kurt Adler comes complete with a mini case and strings. Perfect for stocking stuffers, your guitar player will love this mini replica.

Guitar xmas ornament – electric
With similarly strong craftsmanship, this red electric guitar ornament stands out nicely on the tree. And makes a great year-round decor as well.

Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology
Let music historian Deke Dickerson take you on a guitar geek’s ultimate adventures including discovering an attic in which a hoarder kept 600 rare guitar models — all in their original boxes. Winning rave reviews from readers, this is a must for any serious guitar player on your list.

Guitar polish
Turn an old dusty guitar into a sleek, professional instrument in minutes with this polish. Works great on any type of guitar including wood, without any damage to the existing finish. Comes with a microfiber cloth.

I couldn’t Pick a Better Dad
The perfect gift for a guitar-playing dad, this stainless steel pick comes with a fancy little bag and is available in either smooth or matte finish. Sure to crack a wide smile on even the most curmudgeonly father.

Guitar socks
Let the rhythm reach your toes with these guitar embroidered socks. Made with extra high quality material and attention to detail, it’s a gift you’ll be proud to give. Buy a couple pairs because he’ll be wearing them all the time. Customers give them steller reviews.

Minion guitar player
For fans of Despicable Me, this is guitar-playing Minion action figure is a sure bet. Cute an interactive, your child (or even you) will have a ball.

Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs
This popular book contains 67 of Rolling Stone’s top 500 songs of all time, written for guitar. Selections range from “Should I Stay or Should I Go” to “Wild Horses.” There is something here for a variety of skill levels.

The Classical Guitar Compendium
An invaluable resource for classical guitarists, this book is a compendium of Bridget Mermikides‘s contributions to Guitar Magazine. Including both songs and technical workouts, there is also an accompanying CD that’s a great help. Songs range in variety from Bach’s “Air on a G String” to several pieces by Erik Satie.

The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in America, this book goes to painstaking efforts to piece together the many original documents–from the back of envelopes to scraps on the studio floor–that were the genesis of this famous band’s tunes. The author, Hunter Davies, knew the Beatles personally and critics consider this one of the definitive histories.

Guitar ice tray and stirrers
Part drink stir stick/part ice cube, these ingenious guitar-shaped cocktail accessories are sure to be a smash hit. Great way to relax after a concert. Also consider using them as popsicle sticks for the kids.

Guitar t-shirt
Available in 9 different colors, this cool-looking guitar t-shirt gets rave reviews for its extra soft, 100% cotton texture. This is not your typical run-of-the-mill tee — extra care has been put into getting a smart looking fit.

Clip-on tuner
As guitar players advance, it’s not just about getting the right notes but keeping them in tune. This top-selling tuner clip makes it dead simple to ensure the notes sound pitch perfect. We like the KLIQ for its bright, crystal clear display and great build quality backed by a 3-year warranty.

Guitar popup card
Just wait until you see the look on his or her face when opening this popup card. Featuring an electric guitar and amp in all their detailed, 3-D glory, it doubles as a great decoration year round. Your recipient will not be throwing this away.

Guitar neck shaped kitchen utensil set
Great gift for a music teacher or any guitar-playing chef, these bamboo serving accessories are the perfect way to keep the music alive in the kitchen or in the salad bowl. Buyers praise the high quality construction and detail.

Guitar-Shaped BBQ Set
Give him a set of quality instruments for barbecuing. These guitar-shaped stainless steel spatulas will inspire his culinary art skills. They make a great conversation piece from family events to neighborhood parties.

Guitar Center gift card
For that guitar player who’s hard to pin down, consider a gift card to a music store with online buying options such as Guitar Center. With 269 stores throughout the USA, chances are there’s one near you.

Star Wars: Easy Guitar with Notes
Feel the force with this book of 14 Star Wars solos by John Williams. With an emphasis on beginner, this book provides notes making it simple to follow along. There’s no better way to encourage musical progress than with fun, enjoyable music. A great way to inspire your budding guitar player.

iPad music stand adapter
Do you know a gear nut who’s collection seems complete? Recommended as a top choice for “serious” guitar players, an iPad music stand adapter is a unique idea that has all kinds of applications – from reading music to recording via apps. Bring your guitar player into the 21st century with this practice yet unexpected idea.

Guitar boxer briefs
This cheeky pair of boxer briefs is a great gift for your boyfriend. He’ll be cracking up over this fun, unexpected gift idea!

What should you avoid giving a guitar player?

1. New strings, etc – As individual taste may vary, avoid getting gifts that are too technical in nature as your guitar player might have specific preferences.
2. Any new guitar under $50 – While your guitar player may be delighted to get new equipment, we recommend avoiding super cheap equipment even for beginners. Pay a little more for something that will last. In the market? Take a look at buying options and user reviews.

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