The best Christmas gifts for guitarists: a practical guide

Capo: The gift that every guitarist can use

Your choice for the first Christmas present could be a capo. This simple but essential device changes the pitch of the strings and allows guitarists to experience their music in a whole new way. If your friends or family members are guitarists, this little helper is sure to bring them joy – and you’ll be amazed at how much a small gift can change their sound! For example, you can choose the Shubb C1K Capo Noir, known for its robustness and versatility, or the Planet Waves PW-CP-09, which is appreciated for its ease of use and precise intonation.

Practical accessories for effect pedals

Do you know someone who wants to take their guitar work to the next level? Effects pedal accessories can be just the thing. A flat patch cable set like the EBS PCF-DL10 Deluxe Flat Patch Cable allows for a clean and efficient pedalboard setup. For the perfect power supply, we recommend the Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-2 Pro. It offers eight isolated outputs to supply each pedal with the optimum voltage.

A tuner: the must-have for every guitarist

One gift that every guitarist will love is a good tuner. Although there are many apps that offer this function, physical tuners are usually more accurate and reliable. Our tip: the Korg Pitchblack Advance BK, known for its accuracy and robustness, or the Boss TU-3, a classic known for its fast and accurate tuning.

Effects pedals: For the innovative guitarist

For guitarists who like to experiment and change their tone, effects pedals could be the ideal gift. Pedals come in a variety of styles, from distortion and overdrive to modulation effects and more. Worth a look could be the TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 Reverb for a room sound or the EHX Big Muff PI for a fat distortion sound.

Plectrum: A little helper with a big effect

The pick is almost as important as the guitar itself. With different thicknesses and materials, picks can have a significant influence on the sound and feel of a guitar. A pick set such as the Dunlop PVP102 Pick Variety Pack or the Harley Benton Nylon Player Pick Set Mixed can offer the recipient a range of options for customising their sound.

Acoustic guitars for beginners

For beginners who are just starting out in the world of guitar music, an acoustic guitar could be the perfect gift. Models such as the Yamaha F310P TBS or the Fender CD-60S All Mahogany offer both high quality and good value for money.

Children’s guitars and travel guitars

Young musicians or travellers may be happy to have a children’s guitar or a travel guitar. The Yamaha JR1 is an excellent choice for children, while the Traveler Guitars Ultra Light Acoustic with its lightweight and compact design is ideal for travelling.

A guitar starter set: everything a new guitarist needs

An all-in-one guitar starter kit is a great option for newcomers. It contains everything someone needs to get started, including the guitar itself, a tuner, picks and a bag. Check out the Harley Benton CG200CE BK Classic Guitar Set or the Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack EB. 

A unique gift: the ukulele

If you want to give something really unique, why not give a ukulele? These little instruments are super trendy and great fun! You can choose the Harley Benton Kahuna CLU-Bass Ukulele or the Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit.

Specials and accessories

Perhaps you would like to give away something more than just the basic equipment. How about special accessories such as guitar straps or a particularly stylish pick? We recommend the Fender Strap Blocks (4pcs) and the Harley Benton Valuestrings Classic Set, for example.

Recording device: For the creative minds

Finally, a gift for creative minds: a recording device. The Zoom H1n or the Tascam DP-006 are compact and easy to use, ideal for quick recordings or sketching ideas on the go.

I hope this little guide helps you find the right Christmas present for your favourite guitarist!