Need some holiday gifts ideas for a guitarist? How about a wishlist for your family so they don’t buy you those ugly socks again this year? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s the Wired Guitarist Holiday Gift Guide!

1) TC Electronics Ditto Looper


Who needs a second guitar player?

A looper pedal is incredibly useful when songwriting or improvising, and can be one of the most effective ways to progress quickly, as we’ve advocated heavily before.

You can record short little ideas and start jamming over them right away! Want to solo over a custom chord progression? Maybe you want to try harmonizing that new solo of yours?

With a small footprint and an even smaller price tag, the Ditto Looper is an essential in any guitarist’s toolkit.

2) Handmade Winspear Picks


Most beginner guitarists have used the same pick since they started. With such a wide variety out there it’s crazy to think you’ve found the perfect one for you without trying them all!

Some people are surprised when they find out just how much their guitar pick changes their playing and their tone, but it’s our tool for creating music so it deserves some attention.

If you’re interested in losing that cheap music store pick and trying something of incredible quality, check out Winspear Picks.

They’re handmade from a variety of extremely durable and unique materials and come in an increasing array of ergonomically designed shapes. They last forever, have incredible tone, and there’s a style for everyone.

3) String Drop Guitar Strings

String Drop strings are made for the modern guitarist – they’re specifically designed for low tunings and focus on optimizing clarity and note definition.

Using progressive tension, we’re able to give you super clear and articulate low strings while keeping your high strings easy to bend unlike a standard heavy gauge set by other companies.

Oh, and we also offer a subscription so you never have to leave your house to get strings. You can spend more time playing and less time shopping!

(P.S. You can get a free Winspear pick with your order too… 2 birds, 1 stone!)

4) Headstock Tuner


In my experience, you can never have too many tuners.

A headstock tuner is the best way to make sure that, no matter what the circumstances, you’ll be able to tune before you hit the stage.

Pedal tuners are great, but sometimes you don’t have time to tune before you get on stage, or maybe you just want something small that can fit in your pocket.

Being able to tune in a pinch is great, and the accuracy, design, and price tag are all very friendly.

5) Portable Amplifier


No matter who you are, if you play guitar you’ll get a kick out of these micro amplifiers.

These cute little boxes are far from professional sounding, but they make great little desk toys, busking devices, or fun portable practice setups.

Marshall, Fender, Vox, whatever sound you’re after you’ll find an adorable and useful micro version of that classic amp.

6) Music Gift Cards


Every musician has gear and music on their list this holiday season. Why not let them decide by giving them a gift card?

iTunes, Amazon, their favorite music store, nearly everyone offers gift cards these days. If you want music or gear you have plenty of solutions for both.

Musicians tend to be hard people to shop for unless you REALLY know what they want, so take out the stress of guesswork!

7) IK Multimedia iRig 2

Recording gear can get insanely expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

IK Multimedia makes a variety of recording devices that plug into your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to jam out to virtual guitar apps or even record in fully featured recording software.

Compose new masterpieces, jam out to your favorite Spotify playlist – all of these possibilities and more in a device smaller than chapstick. The perfect stocking stuffer!

8) Guitar Pick Punch

Need a pick in a hurry? No problem, just make one!

Pick Punch is a hole-punching device like you remember from elementary school, but this time it cuts out the shape of a guitar pick.

You can cut your own standard size picks from anything you want – old credit cards, binders, Tupperware, you name it.

Not only does this have practical benefits, but you’ll spend hours running around the house looking for what you can turn into a guitar pick next!

There’s Always More

These are all fantastic ideas for any guitarist this holiday season, but we all know that our lists never end… what’re you hoping for in your stocking this year?

Merry Christmas, and we hope you’ve been nice this year! 😉

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