Whatever your budget, check out these top gifts for guitarists from under £1. I’m sure many of these items will be on their wish list. If you’re buying for a beginner, these items will be a perfect shopping list.

Smaller Fun Size Budgets!


Plectrums / Pick Holders

Plectrums are cheap, fun and practical gifts, available in different thicknesses for different types of guitars and playing styles. By getting a good selection, you could better someone’s playing style for pennies! Pick holders are great for keeping them all together; they can be stuck to the guitar or microphone stand for easy access when playing.
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String Winders

A very useful tool to speed up replacing guitar strings, especially on electric guitars as these can break often! Some winders also have a useful string cutter built in to aid in quick removal of old strings and excess string.
Winder >>     Winder / Cutter >>





Steel Slide

Always fun to have a play around with! A steel slide could open up a whole new sound and style for someone for only a few quid!
Slide Set >>





Replacement Strings

Maybe not the most exciting gift, but very practical to have spare sets.
View String Packs >>






Guitar Straps

A great gift for the fashion conscious with many designs to choose from.
View Designs >>





Strap Locks

I couldn’t live without these magic little things! They keep the strap where it should be and prevent the guitar falling off whilst jumping around the stage or bedroom! Potentially saving an expensive accident for a few pounds! A sensible small gift for a guitarist.
Strap Lock Pack >>





There are various capos on the market, most are quick release these days, again, one of these could open up a whole new world of sound for a guitarist and at the least change the key to suit a singers voice. So if you know someone struggling to sing along whilst playing… this is the perfect gift. View Capos >>


Average Budgets



Chord and tutor books

A perfect gift for the beginner and for someone who you know which bands and songs they like, here’s a good site to find some: www.mailmymusic.com




Guitar_tunersGuitar Tuners

A necessity for any guitarist, clip on tuners which attach to the neck of the guitar are perfect for acoustic players. Pedal tuners are perfect for the electric guitarist and offer facilities such as bright LED displays which are a life saver when tuning up on dark gloomy stages and in bright sunlight for when they get to play Glastonbury. Although I’m not sure they work that well in mud! Some tuners have a built in metronome feature to keep a tempo for perfect timing.
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guitar_leadsGuitar Leads and Cables

Again! not the most exciting gift,  but also very practical to have spares, available in different lengths; short ones for connecting effects pedals together and longer ones for guitar to amplifier connection. Just an idea but why not get a matching strap and lead!
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Guitar Stand

Lots of choice here… Wall mountable stands, single and multi guitar stands. A novelty guitar stand maybe a fun option!
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Guitar Bags and Cases

This may be a great gift to buy as part of a bundle, as there quite handy for putting stuff in.
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Music Stands and Adjustable Music Stand Lights

This could be a stand out and enlightening gift choice! Lots to choose from; freestanding or table stands, folding stands, heavy duty music stands. Add a clip on music light to any of these.
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Audio_interfaceAudio interface

A guitarist requires one of these to record tracks, linking their guitar signal output in to a computer. They can get quite expensive but there are some great low cost and effective interfaces available. Perfect for the new budding song writer,… Just make sure you stipulate your cut off royalties when you hand over the gift 😉
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Generous Budget?



I recommend commissioning a guitar shaped swimming pool!




I hope these gift ideas prove helpful and informative, if you do require any further assistance and advice to make an informed decision, just call and talk to the Normans team:

Tel: 01283 535 333

or Email: sales@normans.co.uk

About the author

David is part of our web team. Graduating in graphic design and has developed skills in web design and online marketing. He's been in and out of bands since he was 17; He plays guitar, bass guitar, drums and gained grade 3 piano and theory. David has a good all round music knowledge from his varied experience.