Our Top Ten Budget-Friendly Gifts for Guitar Players

November 23, 2016 4 min read

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Do you have a friend or family member that loves to play the guitar? Are they in a full band or just like playing the guitar as a hobby?

Finding a gift for any musician can be a bit of a pain, especially if you aren’t so musically inclined yourself.

Guitarists are picky, but for good reason. Good equipment and accessories for making music are usually far from cheap.

However, we managed to put together a list of fantastic gifts for guitarists that are not only easy on the wallet but are valuable and useful as well.

Check out these super cool gifts for the guitarist in your life!

Ten Totally Awesome Gifts For Guitarists

These gifts will blow your guitarist friend away.

Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch

How cool is this guitar pick punch from Pick-a-Palooza?

The punch acts as a sort of hole-punch that creates guitar picks out of plastic items like old gift cards, hotel room key cards, old driver’s licenses, and other thin plastic items.

Not only is this item fun to use, it’s really handy as well. Long gone are the days of trying to find a guitar pick lying around.

With the Pick-a-Palooza, you can make your own guitar picks for convenience or just because you want a cool-looking pick.

This item also comes with plastic strips in various designs and a pick holder.

Donner Dt-1 Chromatic Guitar Tuner Pedal

Tuners can be expensive. Unfortunately, they’re an absolute necessity for even the novice guitarist

This guitar tuner pedal from Donner is great because it is suitable for a wide range of tuning and can be added to a guitar player’s board of pedals for convenience.

It’s also under $20. Sound pretty great, right?

Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter

Every musician that performs has been here at least once: You’re in the middle of a set and suddenly a string goes flying in your peripheral vision. You’ve broken one of your strings.

Hastily trying to put a new string on in a short amount of time between songs is stressful. Luckily, this string winder and cutter from Planet Waves will allow you to install and wind strings very quickly.

The built-in cutter is also super handy for getting rid of excess wire in a pinch.

Really, every guitar player should have one of these. And it’s less than $8.

L’MS Guitar Sidekick Universal Smartphone Support Phone Holder

This product is just plain useful. And every guitar player out there will appreciate useful.

Whether your guitarist is still learning how to play the guitar well or they enjoy writing their own music, this handy smartphone adapter will allow them to view their smartphone hands-free while they play.

The days of fumbling with a laptop or smartphone to look up some guitar chords or jot down notes are long over with this product.

Simply stick this handy gadget onto the body of the guitar via a suction cup and you’re ready to go! It’s like a smartphone orchestra music stand.

Strap Graphics Custom Guitar Strap

If you want to get extra fancy with a gift for your guitarist, you can also get them a customizable guitar strap made with high-quality materials that are both personal and durable. StrapGraphics has a really affordable selection of options to make a really cool and really personal guitar strap.

You can also find already printed guitar straps from Strap Graphics that are pretty cool too.

Guitar Capo

A guitar capo is one of the most common guitar accessories next to the tuner and the guitar pick. A cap is a handy clip-like device that can change the pitches of the guitar strings.

There’s a pretty good chance that your guitarist already has one of these little things, but they are as easy to lose as guitar picks are. They’ll definitely appreciate a backup capo.

Guitar Cables

If your guitarist is a fan of the electric guitar, they will absolutely appreciate a new cable or two.

This GLS Audio 20-Foot Guitar Cable is one of the best. The soft tweed cloth jacket allows for easy movement of the cable, and it also works wonderfully too. The material is durable, flexible, and worth every penny.

GHS Fast Fret String And Neck Lubricant

This string and neck lubricant from GHS strings is under $10 and extremely useful.

Guitar players, especially those that smoke cigarettes, are at risk of distorting the sound their guitars produced by the amount of oil and debris on their guitar strings.

Plus, the neck of the guitar can get pretty gross very quickly.

This neck and string lubricant not only allows for smoother and less painful playing, but it cleans the strings and neck of the guitar as well.

Herco Precision Screwdriver Set

The guitarist in your life will absolutely love this set of screwdrivers from Herco. The set includes six mini screwdrivers that include two Phillip heads and four metric heads from 1.4 to 3.0 millimeters.

Having a set of guitar screwdrivers is super handy for repairing guitar pedals and other guitar-related equipment.

And the set is also only $7. That’s a total steal.

Guitar Fretboard Note Stickers For Beginners

If your guitar fan is fairly young or still trying to learn how to play the guitar properly, this set of stickers from NEWEIGHTS could be the best learning tool you’ll ever give them

These stickers are color coded and designed with note letters. Place these stickers on the fretboard under the strings in the appropriate spot for each string and note, and suddenly the process of remembering where specific difficult notes are is much quicker.

This product isn’t designed to be permanent by any means. It is simply a great tool, especially for little guitarists, to get a more visual and better feel for where notes are.

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We hope these suggestions can help you find the best gift for your guitarist friend or family member. If all else fails, you can always get them a custom printed guitar strap instead!