There are several inexpensive gift ideas for the guitarist on your shopping list. Visit any local music store and you will see many possible gift items. I used Music and Arts Centers , a local chain for my prices. However, shopping at other stores I find most of these items stay in the same range. My list contains guitar picks, guitar capos, guitar strings, guitar straps, lesson, and gift certificates.
Guitar picks come in three major sizes, thin, medium and heavy. Most guitarists use picks unless they are into finger picking style playing. A package of 12 picks should range between $4 and $6 at a local music store. The local music store should carry such brands as Martin, Fender, Gibson, and Dunlop to name a few. If the guitarist is a beginner it might be nice to give them a package of each size so they can discover which pick is most comfortable to them. Guitar picks are small and fit nicely in envelopes with holiday cards. They also make an excellent stocking stuffer.
A guitar capo is basically a clamp which can be clamped on the neck of a guitar andchange the pitch and key of the strings. Capos run between $3 and $40 at your local music store. A guitar capo is small and can fit easily into a small box or slide inside a holiday stocking.
A set of guitar strings cost between $4 and $40 a set at your local music store. All guitarists need strings from time to time. Strings get old or strings break. If you plan to buy guitar strings for a guitarist it is important to find out what kind of strings they use and what thickness they use. Guitar strings are a small gift and fit nicely in a small box or as a stocking stuffer.
A guitar strap ranges from $3 to $75 per strap at your local music store. The price ranges vary depending on brand and materials used to make the guitar strap. If the guitarist you are shopping for plays gigs straps would come in handy. Guitar straps can be packaged in a small box such as a gift box or shirt box.
Most guitar players want to get better. Lessons are a great way for a guitarist to improve. Lessons usually range in cost from $15 to $30 for a half hour lesson more for longer lessons. They are usually paid for on a monthly method so one is looking at $60 to $120 for a month of guitar lessons.
Still not sure what to get the guitarist on your shopping list? A gift certificate (or card) to a local music store is always a great idea. Then they could purchase their own picks, strings, capo, straps or lesson. They could also use it to buy a guitar tuner, a metronome, an effects pedal, sheet music, or other item they need.