27 Gifts for the Guitar Player in Your Life
Do you have a guitar player on your nice list this year? No? Is he or she on the naughty list instead? Yeah, we thought so. They still deserve more than coal in their stocking!
We asked the product experts at our MK headquarters as well as our Facebook friends what they would like to see under the tree this year (other than a new Michael Kelly, of course).
Here are the items that guitar players everywhere requested again and again. Share this list with Santa and friends!
Storage and display
Guitar players often own multiple instruments and that creates a storage challenge. Here are three ideas to safely store your instrument and still keep them handy.
String Swing makes a solid, reliable guitar hanger that keeps guitars accessible and on display. Your guitar is a work of art, right? Hang it up!
$31.99 for 3 see it
The Guitar Hanger
When you can’t put holes in your wall (we’re talking to you, apartment dwellers!) keep guitars safely hung in the closet with The Guitar Hanger.
$22.87 see it
Folding guitar stand
To keep instruments easily accessible, consider a handy folding floor stand. Great for home, band practice, and gigs!
$22.95 see it
Guitars need love just like their owners, especially in the cold winter months! Help the player in your life keep their axe ready to go.
Our Facebook friends, Roy J. Snow and Preston Stedman, both suggested tool and maintenance kits. Here are three that are sure to please any player and any budget:
Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit
$29.79 See it
CruzTools Stagehand Compact Tech Kit
$34.95 See it
Dunlop 6500 System 65 Guitar Maintenance Kit
$19.95 See it
Acoustic Guitar humidifier
Baby, it’s cold (and dry) outside! Okay, it’s probably cold and dry inside, too. Keep acoustic guitars happy with a humidifier.
Starting at $8.00 See it
Strings, strings, strings.
We heard it from our Facebook friends Kenny Snider Sr and J.P. Burns as well as many others. Guitar players always need strings! We ship our Michael Kellys with these D’Addarios. You can’t have too many!
$9.95 for 3 sets See it
Does your beloved guitar player play out regularly or even semi-regularly? Make that process easier with some of these tools of the trade.
iPad music stand adapters
Paper music? That’s so 2010. All the cool kids keep their music on tablets right on their music stand.
Starting at $29.99 See it
Alfred guitar stand & stool
Sometimes a player’s just gotta sit for that slow ballad. Here’s a stand and stool combo that folds right up.
$49.99 See it
Mono gig bags
What’s a gig without a gig bag? These are considered the premium gig bag. They offer protection like a case, but are lighter-weight and more compact.
Starting at $180 See it
George L cables
These are cool because it allows your guitar player to make their own cords, the exact size that they want. Custom cords for Christmas!
Parts starting at $28 See it
TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal
These are really fun. Bring out the inner Ed Sheeran in your guitar player. Suggested by our Facebook friends Dave Sullivan and Mike Tierney
Starting at $81 See it
Gadgets and practice
Guitar players love gadgets and these will help expand their sound and enhance their practice time. Check out these tools and toys!
iRig iPhone adapter
These are an easy, affordable way to connect to practice and recording apps.
$29.99 See it
Schaller strap locks
Great way to upgrade most any guitar. Locks the strap on, keeping the instrument safe when heavy rocking ensues. Suggested by Facebook friends Ali Mete, Graham Lister, and Jacob Galyean
Starting at $13.75 See it
Innovative capo design for endless possibilities.
Spider Capo from
$29.95 See it
Because they ALWAYS need picks!
Take your pick of picks
Starting under $1 See it
Or they could just make their own picks! Careful, though, these things are addictive!
Pick-a-Palooza Pick punch
$22.95 See it
Toys and fantasy list
What do you get for the player who has everything? Check out some of these creative choices we bet they don’t have.
Because… you know, it’s a drink holder.
Stagehand Drink Holder
$13.49 See it
Sometimes things are beautiful and functional.
OneFortyThree Modern design guitar hanger
$55 See it
For the ultimate in storage, maintenance, and convenience.
Starting at $950 See it
Incredibly beautiful wood handcrafted into a stand/stool combo.
Fillingham Guitar stand and stool (wood/custom)
$2700 See it