Whether your loved one is just starting out on guitar or can rival Jimi Hendrix you'll find something to keep them strumming away happily here.
Playing the guitar is a great hobby that can quickly become a passion once you get into the flow of it.
As being able to play your favourite songs whenever you like is so satisfying and enjoyable.
While the constant challenge of learning new chords and ever more difficult songs will always keep you on your toes.
And it's not only fun and rewarding, it can also be great for your health too.
As it relieves stress and anxiety, distracts you from physical aches and pains, stimulates your creative side, and makes you feel happy and good about yourself.
Not to mention being a great skill to bring out at parties, especially if you're trying to impress the hot girl in the corner.
So if you have a loved one that's always strumming away on their guitar it's good to encourage them.
And there's no better way than to buy them a gift that will improve their whole guitar playing experience.
So take a look at the following gift ideas for guitar players that range from gifts for complete novices right through to guitar legends that make their own recordings.
A Thalia Capo
A capo is a great gift to get for any aspiring guitarist.
They work by clamping down across all the strings of the fretboard at the fret where they are placed.
And by doing so this shortens the length of the guitar strings and changes the pitch of the sound, with a higher pitch the further up the fretboard you go.
This allows you to change the key of a song easily and this makes a capo especially good for beginners.
As it makes it easier to play in more challenging keys and also allows you to play higher up the fretboard where the frets are closer together.
So it's easier to form and change chords.
And the best capo to buy as a gift is a Thalia Capo 200 series.
As not only do these look fantastic with plenty of designs to choose from.
They are also really unique in that they have a sliding fretpad.
This means you can move it from fret to fret easily with one hand, so you can change key mid-song.
Which is something that you just can't do with other capos.
And this capo also comes with the choice of 7 inserts which mean it will fit any guitar like a glove.
Zither Wooden Guitar Stand
Once you get into playing guitar you will soon become very attached to your instrument.
And as such you'll want to make sure it's always well looked after and protected.
As there's nothing more heart breaking that seeing your beloved guitar taking a tumble and being consigned to the scrapheap.
So a great way to avoid this fate is by getting a guitar stand.
As then your pride and joy has a place to sit where it won't topple over or be trod on or tripped over.
It'll also be resting on a soft surface, which will cut down on any wear and tear.
And having your guitar sitting in a stand rather than tucked away in a bag or case has a couple of other benefits.
As firstly it'll be on hand to pick up and play whenever you want.
And it'll also look cool too, becoming a design feature in your room.
Now there are many options when it comes to guitar stands.
But if you want to get one as a gift that really has the wow factor then you should consider a Zither Wooden Guitar Stand.
As this one is a really great looking design that comes in a variety of different shades of woods.
And it looks so much better on display in your home than a regular metal guitar stand.
But it's also sturdy and built to keep it's balance despite any accidental knocks and bumps.
Plus it has felt bumpers on it to protect your guitar too.
So all in all this is a gift that any guitarist would love to have.
Gator Transit Series Acoustic Guitar Bag
It's one thing to keep your guitar safe and protected at home.
But it's a far greater challenge to do this when on the move.
And as you're likely to be carrying your instrument around with you a lot, whether gigging, busking, taking it to friends houses, or simply travelling from place to place.
So you need to make sure your guitar can survive these rigours without suffering any damage and once way to do this is with a good case.
Now you could choose a hard case for maximum protection.
However, these are bulkier, heavier, and more difficult to carry around with you.
So a good idea is to use a soft shell case but one which has extra protection within it.
And a great example of this that make the perfect gifts are the Gator Transit Series Guitar Bags.
As these have been designed with the welfare of your guitar in mind.
For starters the interior is padded and fleece lined to cushion and protect your guitar.
While there is a rubber tread at the bottom of the bag to protect against any impacts.
And the material protects against the weather too, so your guitar won't get wet if you get caught in a storm.
They are also good to carry with shoulder straps that distribute the weight evenly which will keep your back healthy.
And there are plenty of zipped pockets where you can keep your capo, tuner, picks and spare strings.
So this is a great guitar bag for anyone that is always carrying their instrument around with them.
Keeping your guitar in tune and sounding good is obviously going to be a big help when you are playing.
So owning a good tuner is one of the most important things that any guitarist can do.
And a good option is to use a clip on tuner.
As these have a built in sensor that picks up on the the vibrations of the guitar to tell which note you are playing and if you are in tune or not.
Which is a great way of getting an accurate reading.
And it also has the added benefit of meaning you can tune your guitar in a noisy environment, as the noise won't affect it.
So great for people that are tuning up prior to a gig!
And a really good clip on tuner that would make a lovely gift is the KLIQ Ubertuner.
This one clips onto the head of your guitar and is a great choice for a number of reasons.
Firstly it has a clear and bright display that makes it really easy to use.
Plus it's compact so it's easy to carry around with you.
And finally you can also use it to tune bass guitars, violins, and ukeleles.
So it's a nice little gift for any string musician to have in their case.
A Great Book For Every Guitar Level
Learning guitar is a never ending process.
As you will never run out of styles to try or things to master.
And no matter how good you get there will always be tons of people better than you and things you just can't get your head around.
Which can be both frustrating yet exhilarating at the same time.
So if you're looking for a small gift for a guitarist it can be a good idea to buy them a book that matches their level and helps them to take the next step on their journey.
For relative beginners a good choice is The First 100 Chords For Guitar.
As this one gives a great overview of the most common guitar chords, how to change between them, and how to build up your rhythm and sound.
So it's a great starting point to be able to get a real feel for the guitar.
Then for players that want to play in a classical style you can't go wrong with Pumping Nylon.
As this is packed full of exercises to help them master their classical guitar technique.
And finally, for the real pros out there you could get them The Advanced Guitarist.
As this goes deep into guitar theory and concepts.
But be warned that just as the title suggests this is only suitable for serious and experienced players.
Boss DB-90 Metronome
Getting your timing, rhythm and tempo right is vitally important for any guitarist.
And the best way to learn how to do this is to use a metronome as you play.
As this will help you to practice along to the beat and control your speed and become a more consistent player.
Using a metronome also helps you break each beat down into 8ths or 16ths.
Which can really help the guitarist to get the timing of their chord changes right and gain a deeper understanding of what they're playing.
And it is great for improving your technique too.
As you can use the metronome to slow down the tempo until you really nail each part of the song before speeding up to the correct speed again.
So if you know someone that is learning the guitar but doesn't have a metronome, consider getting them the Boss DB-90 as a gift.
This one is a great choice as it has a rhythm coach with 4 training modes to get you playing at the right pace.
And you can choose from a tocking rhythm sound to a human voice calling out the beats depending on which you find easier to follow.
Plus there are plenty of drum patterns to choose from that provide a background beat for you to play along too.
So while this metronome may look a bit old school by design, it's still right up there among the best for rhythm, beat, and usefulness.
Digitech JamMan Solo XT Looper Pedal
There are many different types of pedals you can get to enhance your sound once you start getting to grips with the guitar.
And a looper pedal is one of the best things you can get yourself.
As this will allow you to add depth to your sound, especially for a solo player.
Because these pedals will record your guitar as you play a riff or chord sequence then play it back to you on repeat.
And you can control when this starts and stops by tapping on the pedal as you play.
This way you can use the looping riff as a background guitar while playing a different rhythm over the top of it.
So you can build up your sound in layers until everything is sounding great.
And a looper pedal is a great practice tool too as it takes the place of a second guitarist.
Which helps you to tighten up your playing and keep to the right rhythm and tempo.
So if that sounds like a gift that your guitar playing loved one would appreciate, check out the Digitech JamMan Solo XT Looper Pedal.
As this pedal records and plays your loops in stereo, so it always sounds great.
Plus there are 10 pre-loaded drum beats to play along to and more than enough memory slots to store all the loops you create.
And the JamSync feature means you can connect a couple of these looper pedals together and have them play in sync with each other.
So it'll be like playing along to your own backing band.
Boss Katana 50W Combo Guitar Amplifier
Getting yourself a decent amplifier can really bring your electric guitar to life.
As it not only increases the volume enough to be able to fill a venue with your wonderful riffs.
It also modifies the tone and sound of your guitar, giving it a real crisp quality that is great to hear.
So having an amp is a must if you are going to be playing gigs.
However, they are also great for practice too, as you can change up the effects to get the exact sound you're looking for,
And an extremely popular and great value choice that would make an ideal gift is the Boss Katana 50W Combo Amp.
As this one is used by amateurs, gigging musicians, and established artists alike.
Because it has great power, quality, and a plethora of options for you to choose from.
So you can customise the sound with gain, adjusting the equaliser, or adding any one of 50 effects such as wah, octave, delay or reverb.
This means you can get your guitar to sound just like you want it to, mimicking the sound of guitar legends and famous bands.
And once you find the sounds settings you like you can save these as a preset to use in the future.
So if you want a gift that will really get your guitar player sounding good, this amp will do the trick.
Rode NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Package
Once you've got your guitar playing up to standard and sounding great, you don't want to spoil all your hard work with crappy vocals.
So using a high quality microphone that gives you the best chance of nailing it is really important.
Now there are two types of microphone you could go for, dynamic or condenser.
So dynamic microphones are more rugged and better for using at gigs and live shows.
However I think that condenser microphones make a better gift, as they are perfect to be used at home or in the studio to make crystal clear recordings.
And a perfect example is the Rode NT1 Cardoid Condenser Microphone Kit.
This one is so good because it gives out great quality, vibrant and clean sounds with a full tone.
So it's perfect for the amateur guitarist who wants to lay down some quality vocals to go along with their guitar tracks.
And this mic works great for both electric and acoustic guitars.
Plus it looks great and is well built so will give you plenty of good service for years to come.
A Pair Of Presonus Eris E8 Studio Monitors
If you are serious about mixing your own tracks and want them to be as good as they can be then a pair of studio monitors are crucial.
As these will reproduce the sound you are making back at you in it's flattest and most accurate form.
Whereas when you are mixing using headphones or stereo speakers your sound is being compromised.
As the settings on these devices are automatically making it sound better than it really is.
So it hides all the bad stuff that's going on which can cause you problems further down the road.
Studio speakers on the other hand will highlight every minor imperfection.
Which means you can fix and perfect your sound to the minutest detail in your mixes, meaning it'll sound great when playing it back in the car or on your home stereo.
And a rally good pair of studio monitors to give as a gift are the Presonus Eris E8s.
As these are high definition and bring every sound on the track to life.
This will allow you to make super clean and balanced mixes that will sound great on playback.
You can also tune these monitors to customise them to the acoustics of the room you're playing in and the instrument you're using.
So if you want to gift someone a pair of studio monitiors that will have them making professional quality studio mixes, these are a great choice.
Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Audio Recorder
Another useful piece of kit for any guitarist that records their own tracks at home is an 8-track audio recorder.
As this allows you to lay down up to 8 different tracks that all layer on top of each other to create a sound as a whole.
Which will give you songs with real depth and body and lets you get really creative when writing and recording your own songs.
And a great 8-track to give as a gift is the Tascam DP-03SD.
As this allows you to record in CD quality and you can edit all 8 tracks seperately with EQ, reverb and faders.
You can then transfer this to your computer via USB to convert into an mp3 file you can playback on your devices.
So if you want to help someone really master their mixes and end up with finished tracks that sound like they've been made in a professional studio, an 8-track recorder like this one is perfect.
An Epiphone EJ 200SCE Acoustic Guitar
Now buying someone a guitar is a bit risky to say the least.
Because guitar preferences are extremely personal which makes it so difficult to buy one as a surprise gift.
However, having said that there is nothing more special or exciting for a guitarist than being giving a new guitar.
And they can always return them and exchange it for another is they really don't like it.
So my final two recommendations here are for great guitars that are universally popular and stand the best chance of being well received as gifts.
And first off the rank is for the Epiphone EJ 200SCE Acoustic Guitar.
This is an iconic guitar that has been used throughout the years by many musical legends from Elvis right through to Noel Gallagher.
It comes with a solid spruce top and a fretboard made from rosewood.
And it looks fantastic with the cut off design, mustache bridge, and maple wood finish.
But it's the sound where it really comes into it's own, as it gives out rich and complex tones that can really fill a room.
While being a joy to play with a slim tapered fretboard that is easy to navigate up and down.
There's also a built in tuner and preamp where you can customise the EQ settings.
So if you want to get someone a really special guitar, this one from Epiphone ticks all of the boxes.
A Fender Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
If your guitar hero prefers playing the electric guitar, then you have so many options if you want to them a new guitar.
But a real tried and tested company to go for is Fender and their player series is great for people that just love rocking out in their spare time.
So for a gift option take a look at the Fender Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar.
These are truly stunning guitars to look at and they feel great to hold and play too.
And they are comfortable, so are just as good for beginners as they are for professionals.
They give off the warm and crisp sound that you always get with a Fender guitar.
And the additional 22nd fret gives you more versatility in your playing.
So if you want to get a guitar lover a truly cool gift, get them a Fender Telecaster and they'll be smiling form ear to ear.
Buying a gift for someone who loves playing guitar can be a bit of a minefield.
As there are so many different items on the market that all cater to different sounds, styles, and preferences.
However, I've tried to give you some great ideas here that will be universally popular among both beginners and seasoned musicians.
So show someone you care by getting them a gift that they will use over and over again during their practice sessions.
And if they don't like it they will still appreciate the thought (and can always exchange it for something else).