No matter what your budget is, you can always find a great gift for a guitarist in your life. Here are 3 ideas that are bound to get a smile from your favourite guitarist this Christmas.
A new pick
Picks are available for people with all different budgets and are always a welcome addition for any guitarist. As they are small, they are easy to misplace and forget, so guitarists are always eager to get a new pick. Choosing the right pick depends on a number of factors including the size of pick that your guitarist usually favours and which type of music they play (as bassists and electrical guitarists use heavier picks compared to acoustical guitarists). It can help to bring in an old or broken pick to the music store, so that you can be sure any new pick you are choosing has similar dimensions.
A clip-on phone holder
There are more and more great smartphone apps coming out for guitarists, from tuning apps to music reading apps. Having a clip-on phone holder that keeps the phone nice and close to the neck of the guitar so it can be used during practice can be a great gift for anyone who regularly uses their smartphone during music practice. Make sure to check that the device you get both fits the type of guitar your guitarist uses (acoustic, electric, bass etc.) as well as their smartphone.
Extra wall hooks and stands
If your favourite guitarist has a selection of guitars that always seem to scattered around the house, it can be useful to get them some extra guitar hooks. This can stop guitars from accidentally getting scratched and damaged if they are left out and stacked against each other.
It's also a great way to show off the guitars in their collection. Passionate guitarists often have some great looking and distinctive guitars which can be great conversation starters if they are out on display. You can never have too much guitar storage around the house or too many guitar stands for when other musicians come over to jam.
If you are still making up your mind about the best gift to get your favourite guitarist, you can always head to a music store for some more ideas. Even if you can't quite find the perfect gift, you can purchase a gift certificate so they can find a gift for themselves.