The problem is that, quite often, that special someone has no clue what would make a good gift for you.
In the event they need some ideas, here is a little "hint" list.
StringsYou can never have enough guitar strings. Be specific. Tell the the brand and gauge string you prefer.
PicksGreat "stocking stuffers'. Another "be specific" about brand and thickness item.
Cleaning KitsGuitar polish, polish cloths, or complete kits. Always a good item to have handy.
StrapsA nice wide comfortable strap is a gift that will last for years. Don't forget the strap locks!
ToolsWire cutters, jewelers screwdriver kits, pliers, any of those "you never know when you might need it" items.
TubesTube amp players know that tubes wear out on a regular basis. Another "be specific" item. Pre-amp tubes usually go first.
Effects PedalsHad your eye on a new wah or chorus pedal? Let them know!
CablesEven if you have cables, you can always use a spare "just in case".
Learning MaterialsA new method book or instructional CD. Maybe even a subscription to AdultGuitarLessons.com!
Guitar CaseIf it's time to graduate from that chipboard case to a hard shell, now might be the time to put a bug in someone's ear.
Guitar StandHave you recently purchased another guitar and need a multi stand? Maybe you have moved up from the practice room to playing with a band and now need a heavy duty guitar stand.
Yeah, this is pushing things a bit but it's worth a shot!
If you have been reading our other articles you will notice that a lot of these items have been discussed in more detail. If you need to do some convincing, have your special someone read through some of those articles.
For many years I have supplied my wife with a "hint" list, and she actually appreciated knowing specifically what I wanted. Most of these items can be picked up fairly inexpensively with a quick trip to the local music store.
Can you think of something we should add to the list? Just let us know!