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    26 Gifts For The Guitar Player In Your Life That Are Under $25 And Actually Practical

    Don't ~fret~. You don't have to be a musician to find a gift that will strike a chord!

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    1. A 12-pack of guitar picks because they're kinda like lip balm. You swear you had like so many, BUT WHERE ARE THEY??

    Eight guitar picks in a variety of colors

    Even the ~pickiest~ guitar player will appreciate having extras on hand for the inevitable moment when they lose their last pick. Plus you can choose the color and thickness (tip: bright colors make them easier to find if they get dropped and "medium" thickness is a good place to start if you aren't sure).

    Promising review: "I just tried a whole bunch of different types of picks in the last couple of months to see what's out there. I ended going right back to these, my old reliable choice that I've used since I was in high school, and ordered a new batch. They really are the most comfortable for my small hands, and I like the sound." —Andrew M.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.89.

    2. A cool DIY guitar pick punch that lets you create custom picks out of virtually any plastic!

    The guitar pick punch getting ready to make a pick out of a Macy's card sitting next to a pile of picks made from various cards and plastic with the caption: "RIP to my old Blockbuster card"

    For the guitarist who loves to recycle! Reviewers love that they can reduce waste by easily turning old gift cards and credit cards into fully functional guitar picks.

    Promising review: "Great product! Hassle-free and does exactly what it’s supposed to do. No more going back and forth to the store or ordering online. It’s all made from the convenience of home. Totally worth the price!" —LLopez

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    3. Some personalized guitar picks to make your gift even more thoughtful and unique.

    A variety of custom picks featuring a photos of pets and loved ones on one side and messages like "I love you" and "Always here for you" on the other side

    Choose your own photo for one side and text for the other, and this Etsy store will send you a custom pick! If it isn't clear by now, one really can never have enough guitar picks.

    Promising review: "It looked amazing. Great picture quality. Didn’t take long to receive at all. They asked for approval before making it." —Ashley Mollet

    Get it from LaserPrintCo on Etsy for $7+.

    4. A guitar wall hanger that lets their instrument moonlight as a home decor piece when not in use. It's also a great space-saver for tiny apartments and is easy to install!


    Promising review: "I have three small kids. This is perfect. It has a feature that allows swinging, and it's very sturdy. Both older kids have knocked it, but nothing has fallen. Five stars for sure!" —Kaila

    Get it from Amazon for $8.62.

    5. Or a folding A-frame guitar stand in case they want something a little more grounded that's also easily portable.

    An electric guitar in the stand

    Promising review: "I've bought three of these now, two for the church I attend and one for myself. Not only in the price right, but honestly, there are very few more expensive guitar/bass/mandolin stands that I would rather buy. Per that last sentence, I use this stand for bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and mandolin. I've had problems with finding a good stand that will fit my mandolin AND a bass guitar but this certainly does it due to its adjustable width. Also, the folding mechanism for these stands is sturdy and convenient. I was a little skeptical of if these stands would be robust enough to be thrown around a bit as my church tears down and sets up every week. That means these stands get thrown in a storage bin every week. If you are a traveling or local musician who needs to bring your own guitar stand, I would also recommend this stand for that application. I'm in a cover band myself, and I would use this stand in a heartbeat for that." —L. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. Some instrument cables that have a lifetime warranty and are only $9.99. Do you ever feel like you’re always buying phone chargers because yours just like ...stopped working… again? Guitar cables have a similar reputation, so it's always good to have some extras on hand.

    The cable coiled up next to its packaging

    Promising review: "This cable exceeded my expectations. It feels very durable and I haven't had any issues with the sound quality. It's hard to beat this quality for such a price, I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a 10-foot cable." —Roman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. Some glow in the dark fret markers to make it easier to play in dimly lit rooms. But remember, just because you can play Wonderwall flawlessly at a rave doesn't mean you should.

    the fret markers glowing in the dark on a guitar neck

    They're super easy to install (just peel and stick) and come with enough for two 24-fret instruments!

    Promising review: "Dots do the job perfectly. Finally, I know where I am on the neck when playing in a dark room. Many thanks." —adrianhales

    Get them from FretGLO on Etsy for $9.99.

    8. A capo that clamps down on guitar strings to allow players to easily change the key they are playing in. It's super helpful when learning or writing new songs. If you doubt their importance, just know that playing Wonderwall without one is borderline unthinkable.


    Reviewers love that this capo doesn't cause your strings to buzz or go out of tune like some others. The wood finish is a classy touch, and it comes with 5 picks!

    Promising review: "I've had tons of capos over the years... This inexpensive capo works just as well as those costing two to three times more. It works great and is a fine fit on all my guitar necks, acoustic and electric. Go ahead and get this one. You'll like it, and will have saved $8-$10, too!" —Jammin' James

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in two colors).

    9. A mini guitar headphone amplifier to keep late-night jam sessions from attracting the ire of roommates, neighbors, and parents who might be less than charmed by even the most impressive shredding once the clock strikes 11.

    A closeup of the mini guitar amplifier

    Promising review: "The Joyo Tube Drive mini amp is a great practice tool! I often find myself in situations where it's not practical to turn up an amp to play and/or it's not convenient to fire up the computer and set up the interface. In those cases, this little Joyo works great! Plug in your guitar, plug in your headphones and you're good to go. There's also an aux input so you can connect your phone or mp3 player and play along with your music or backing tracks. If you purchase this looking for a useful practice tool or for something to play without bugging your neighbors or waking up kids, it's great! I highly recommend it." —Strat78

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A clip-on guitar tuner that makes tuning super convenient!


    Reviewers love how this tuner is discreet yet easy to read.

    Promising review: "I really like these tuners. I always hated having a big tuner sticking off of my headstock. This one is tiny and barely noticeable. The screen is readable and you can adjust the orientation so it can be read regardless of the placement. It seems accurate, as I've compared to other tuners including pedals. I've bought these for each of my acoustics and plan to just always leave them on the guitars. I highly recommend this tuner." —Jeff Auby

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79 (available in three styles).

    11. An all-in-one restringing tool to make changing strings a lot less of a struggle.


    It includes built-in clippers, a bridge pin puller and a peg winder all rolled into one tool!

    Promising review: "This is a great tool. I started out restringing my acoustic with my hands and a pair of pliers. This tool was something I had heard about and I wanted ANYTHING to make working on them easier. I finally got around to getting one about a year ago and since then I would never go back. The string cutter is extremely useful, the bridge pin puller works like a charm (although as a beginner who had no idea as to the proper way to do it it took some trying to use properly), and best of all the string winder makes the entire process much, much faster. I would generally recommend this to anybody who owns a guitar, even more so if you don't have or switch to locking tuners." —Julian

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    12. A foot tambourine to give guitar players the the option to add a lil' extra rhythm and STILL use both hands for guitar even while playing solo!

    The foot tambourine strapped to Model's shoe


    Promising review: "Why I give this music accessory such a high star rating is the construction durability and quality and the sound. The sound quality is right up there with a full size tambourine." —Kenneth G. Nielsen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99

    13. A guitar-shaped teaspoon to jazz up a dessert or hot beverage.

    Seven guitar spoons showcasing each of the colors included

    This set of seven spoons features an array of gorgeous colors.

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift and he loved it!! When they came I was really impressed by the weight of them. Very sturdy! And the colors are beautiful! The photos don't do it justice. Awesome! Will buy again for any music lover I know." —Victoria Mineo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. A glass guitar slide that slips right over the players' fingers so they can smoothly glide from note to note. This classic sound is perfect for styles like country or blues, but is great for other genres too!

    Two ocean blue slides next to each other. One standing straight up and the other lying down on its side showing that it is hollow

    This handcrafted ocean blue slide is available in two different sizes.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, exceptional quality and workmanship. Their personal customer service and support went above and beyond to ensure this gift was perfect and received in a timely manner. Giving 5 stars isn't a high enough rating. I see myself ordering from them in the future." —Christopher

    Get it from HarpleySlides on Etsy for $21.95.

    15. A sturdy guitar strap that comes in a variety of fun colors and features a super convenient pick holder so you always have some on hand for the *inevitable* moment you drop the one you're using.


    Promising review: "When I ordered this strap, I did not even notice that there was built-in pick storage. That has turned out to be something that I really appreciate. Great strap — non-abrasive, sturdy, and exactly what I hoped for." —Tom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 11 colors).

    16. Or a vegan guitar strap that makes a great alternative to more common straps that often use leather. It comes in a variety of colors and reviewers love how affordable and durable it is!

    A closeup of the guitar strap in teal

    Promising review: "I've got four of these now. Very high quality product and such a low price. I proudly eat a vegan diet and am glad to be able to incorporate these among other things into a vegan lifestyle. I think these straps will last longer than I live. The hole to fit on the strap peg is very tight and I can't imagine it would ever come off by accident like other straps I've used. I use the little Fender strap blocks (they're just rubber pieces that go on top of the strap and are extra secure), so I am positive I'll never embarrass myself but I'm probably going overboard. Get this strap. The price is unreal." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.44 (available in 11 colors).

    17. Some Beatles guitar picks so that you can truly ~pick~ your favorite Beatle. Plus, they come in a cool collectible tin!

    A tin pick holder with The Beatles' logo on it partially open and a variety of Beatles picks

    Reviewers love that these picks not only look great, but play really well too!

    Promising review: "I got these for my dad for Christmas. He loved them all and won't quit playing with them. I figured he would put them into his collection of cool things he's amassed, but he uses them daily." —Brian Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $11.81.

    18. Some Fender strap blocks to provide an extra layer of security so that a beloved guitar doesn't go crashing to the ground if the strap happens to loosen.


    I've left a variety of complicated and expensive strap locking devices in my past after discovering these easy-to-install, reliable, and super cheap strap blocks. Plus, this pack of four is enough for two guitars!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! It's pretty impressive that a simple rubber washer can make me much more confident in how well my strap holds. The problem with other strap lock devices is that they are too bulky in that position. I can't even tell these are there, by comparison, and they are considerably cheaper." —A. Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99

    19. A beautifully crafted guitar wall hanger that provides space to store other accessories too!

    The guitar hanger holding a guitar, a capo, some fingerpicks, a clip on tuner, and some guitar picks

    Keep your guitar, picks, straps, capos, and more from being scattered around the room by storing them on this sturdy, rustic-style wall hanger.

    Promising review: "This is a simple yet beautifully designed piece of art. I purchased the weathered gray color for my son and it was easy enough to assemble by myself. The grooves for the picks are genius and they won’t get lost now. Holds guitar and strap too. I like the extra cushioning on the wood holder. It keeps the guitar from getting scratched. The wood is light, yet durable enough to hold an acoustic guitar. Fantastic price too." —Evette Rowley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).

    20. A hand exerciser with adjustable and customizable tension for each finger to improve dexterity and strength. You can even remove the reversible molded grip to uncover a simulated string to help develop and maintain finger callouses!

    Model uses the hand exerciser

    Promising review: "I’ve been playing guitar for about 15-16 years now, and while I’m not the world’s best player, I’m far from a beginning. There are still things that I struggle with despite practicing regularly, and something I suffer from shaky hands and sloppy playing. I’ve had this thing for less than a week and it’s already helped me tighten up my playing. I’m actually kind of upset with myself for not buying one of these sooner. For years I just assumed that i was a bad player and that if i kept practicing, my playing would become less sloppy. And while that is true to an extent, I eventually plateaued. Increasing the strength in my fretting hand has not only made me a more accurate player but a faster one as well. I feel like I’m sounding like an over dramatic salesman, but it really has helped me incredibly in such a short time. I wonder where my playing would be if I had gotten this years ago, but I’m excited to see where it’s going to go with the improved strength and dexterity." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A set of Hearos earplugs that are made to protect your ears without the uncomfortable feel and muffled sound of classic earplugs.


    These are designed to cut out harmful frequencies while retaining those that make music sound like what you're used to. The way they form to the inside of your ear while keeping concerts from sounding like they're underwater solidifies them my earplug of choice. Plus, they come with a small carrying case that makes them easy to transport.

    Promising review: "We used these earplugs at Riot Fest this past weekend, and they worked like a charm! They did not feel particularly awkward inside the ear as some other brands/types have felt. While wearing these earplugs, we were still able to hear the music crisply, without any sounds being muffled or subdued. The case was handy and nicely shaped to fit right in a pocket with no trouble or odd bulging." —Jacq T

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63.

    22. A plush microfiber polishing cloth to keep guitars clean and sparkling without scratching them up. Giving the strings a wipe down after use is a great way to increase their lifespan too.


    Promising review: "This guitar polishing cloth does an amazing job of cleaning and polishing. I've neglected my eight month old guitar, and was afraid I might grind dust particles into the surface if I used a regular cotton dust cloth. I don't understand the science behind it, but it works. No scratches. It's thick, but fits under the guitar strings to slide over the fret board. Even the strings and frets are noticeably shinier after one use." —Frank Bunyard

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    23. A gooseneck phone holder that'll make viewing chords and lyrics on a phone while playing guitar so much easier. It's also great for taking selfies and videos, so start planning your next livestream concert!


    Simply clamp it to something sturdy, adjust the flexible arm to a comfortable position, and it does the rest! Note that very thick phone case may not be compatible with the spring grip. Make sure that the whole size is within the limit.

    Promising review: "I was very surprised at the quality for this price. I have to admit I was hesitant and expecting flimsy plastic, but the material is very sturdy and seems wells made. Definitely a great buy for the price! It's very simple to use, and comes with an extra knob that tightens behind the phone. Table clamp opens up to a decent size, and the phone holder opens up a fair amount as well. Definitely enough room for my Samsung S7 with case." —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    24. A guitar chord poster perfect for beginners who might need a visual aid to help them remember chord shapes while learning. Plus, this colorful one has a cool vintage feel that'll look nice on any wall!

    The basic guitar chords poster
    Christophermanshop / Etsy

    Get it from Christophermanshop on Etsy for $16.99+ (available in three sizes; frame not included).

    25. And a helpful guitar chord chart stamp ideal for players and songwriters that want to write down their own chord charts and don't feel like drawing it from scratch every single time.

    The stamp
    SniggleSloth / Etsy

    SniggleSloth is a business based in Gold River, CA that offers a variety of super cool stamps!

    Get it from SniggleSloth on Etsy for $5.99+ (available in three sizes).

    26. Lastly, if you want to really commit to helping the guitarist in your life stop losing those elusive little plastic wanderers, might I suggest a giant pick-shaped pick holder?

    The opened up pick holder containing a variety of guitar picks

    It's durable, water-proof, and comes with 20 picks! They'll never lose one again... *KNOCKS ON WOODEN GUITAR*

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Me waiting for my new set of guitar picks to come in the mail bc I lost the ones I had again.

    Looney Tunes

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