I did one of these last year and ended up actually buying a lot of the products for the guitar players in my own life! Since then I have found and fallen in love with so many new products that I wanted to share with you!
Here’s a little bit about my favorite present I found last year. My dad always has the most awesome gear and wanted to add another fun guitar to his collection. This would be one of those guitars you bring to your gig and play for a song or two but wouldn’t solely rely on. I had been looking on Craigslist for Danelectros (think Jimmy Page!) and found one just like this for $150. It made for such a fun surprising gift and actually sounded pretty cool. Very twangy!
A lot of times, we have an idea of what the musicians in our lives might want for Christmas, but as we know, gear can get super pricey! I wanted to give you some gift ideas grouped by price range so you can find something awesome and personal that also fits your budget! :)
Before we start, three things:
1) I have tried all of these products unless noted!
2) I am a partner with Reverb (yay!) and Amazon so a lot of the links I will be using are my personal affiliate links! If you want yo girl to get a little extra income from any of these gifts, please use them!
3) Last thing to help save you money- make sure you have the Honey extension on your browser! It automatically scans the internet for promo codes and applies them to your order. I like it better than Retail Me Not too- since it’s automatic you don’t have to search through and try links yourself.
Alright let’s do thissss!
Gifts Under $35
This is the mic I use to record into the interface (below) and into Logic. If you don’t know much about home recording, Shure mics have a long time reputation for being durable and the most widely most used/classic instrument mic (the SM58 would be for vocals!). You can’t go wrong with one of these.
I hope these are helpful for you and you find something perfect for your friend/ family member/ S/O. My personal favorite type of gifts also always include quality time and handwritten card, so you could always consider pairing one of these with a cool concert, trip etc. Just make sure you tell the people in our live how much they mean to you. Thanks so much as always for reading this blog and have an amazing holiday season! I’m so thankful for all of you!