Nobody wants to see that awkward initial reaction of disappointment when a family member opens the Christmas present you’ve given them. We’ve all been there. Don’t fret, we’ve done you the favour of listing the worst presents for guitarists you need to avoid at all costs. Followed up are some great gifts around the same price, which will show you’ve really been paying attention to their confusing guitar rants.
Everyone wants a present they’re actually going to use – musicians are no different. We would prefer something genuinely useful for making music instead of a novelty item. Here are five terrible gifts and five much better ones in time for Christmas.
DON’T buy: guitar pick puncher
DO buy: guitar picks
Literally every guitarist has a plectrum lying around somewhere. You’re more likely to find a pick down the back of the sofa than this pick puncher tucked away in a dusty box in the attic. And the picks you punch out of card don’t feel or sound good in any way, at all.
Better to get tried and tested picks you know they’ll like than this flimsy mess of a present. Most picks will have a name or brand printed on them, so take a quick peek at what they use already.