7 Best Gifts for Kid Guitar Players

Dressed up as Bowie for Halloween, watched SpongeBob jamming out with Patrick, wants to be just like rocker Mommy or can’t get enough of Daddy’s tunes – whatever the reason, you now have a little kid guitar player in your hands. And even rockstars write Santa letters from time to time. So what should you get a little kid guitar player?

We’ve got your back. Below are what we consider the 7 best gifts for kid guitar players. Better start ‘em young!

1. Loog Guitar

Let’s just get this one out of the way – of course we think the Loog Guitar is THE best gift for kid guitar players, especially if they’re still brimming with potential. Call us biased, but its narrow neck and three strings makes learning to play guitar easy peasy. Plus, continuing to learn is a breeze when you’re already playing ENTIRE songs on day one thanks to its Chord Flashcards and awesome iOS and Android App.

So go ahead and start a rock band with your little future lead guitarist. Just think of the places you’ll tour, the songs you’ll perform and the fun you’ll have – right there in your living room!

Loog Guitars

Get the Loog Guitar here.

2. Cute Guitar Strap for Kids

Now that we got that out the way, here’s something your kid guitar player will love: a sweet, personalized strap. Yes, we offer two awesome straps in our Loog Store but ANY guitar strap will work on a Loog – even if there’s Hello Kitty all over it. Our recommendation is to check out Original Fuzz, one of our favorites, or Etsy stores, which usually carry one-of-a-kind straps or might even make a custom one to reflect your little tyke’s own personal tastes.

Original Fuzz Straps

Grab the Indian Guitar Strap in Seoni from Original Fuzz here.

Check out what cute guitar straps are trending on Etsy here.

3. Roadie 2 Tuner

Learning to tune a guitar might seem a bit daunting at first, but trust us – it’s a whole other world out there if you have a Roadie 2 Tuner with you. Unlike regular tuners (like the one we offer in the free Loog App), the Roadie 2 actually hooks onto the guitars’ tuning peg and does the dirty tuning job for you, no strings, uh, unattached. This is the ideal gift for non-musical parents to share with their little riffing toddlers or even for older kid guitar players – it’s that easy to use.

Roadie 2

Grab a Roadier 2 Tuner right over here.

4. Guitar Picks for Kids

Looking for the ultimate stocking filler? Guitar picks are inexpensive, abundant and make you feel like a bonafide rockstar before you even play the first chord. Kid guitar players will love getting a set of these for their guitar. Bonus points if you punch a hole in one of them and make them a kickass DIY necklace – if it was cool in the 90s, why not?!

Guitar Pick from NewEights

This guitar pick set from NewEights looks perfect.

5. Guitar Pick Punch

Your little guitar player’s loving their picks? Great – give them something that can be easily turned into a DIY project. Guitar pick punches work just like hole punches but manage to cut perfect pick-shaped sections of harder materials (think old credit cards and laminar plastic). It’s the ideal gift for kid guitar players who are also con the creative side – and a perfect activity for when you’re both tired of rocking out!

Guitar Pick Punch

This guy claims to be the inventor of the Pick Punch, so here’s a link to his site.

6. Electric Guitar Pillow

After all those gigs, every kid guitar player needs a well-deserved nap. And what’s better than resting your tired little head on a cool guitar pillow? These we found come in orange or blue and we can’t decide which one we like best – we guess we’ll have to sleep on it…

Guitar Pillow

Check them out here.

7. Guitar Poster

If you’re here, you’re into music and design – and chances are, the little rockstar in your life is following right into your footsteps. Gift them a poster they’ll love having up in their room and you’ll love for its educational value. This one we found was designed by Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan and features 64 distinctive guitars from rock history, in infographic form. It’s perfect for all of you homeschoolers our there!

Guitar poster

Count the guitars for yourself right here.

Or download a printable versión of our very own Your Kid’s Brain On Music infographic here.

Any other additions you’d make for the kid guitar player in your life? Tell us in the comments!

Good New York Times article on Kickstarter’s Design Projects

Today The New York Times has a nice article on Kickstarter’s design projects. We certainly can relate to most of these stories: the excitement of starting and running the campaign, the inspiration from other cool projects and the less-glamorous part of this whole journey: dealing with production and fulfillment issues. It’s a good read that gives you a sense of what’s involved in running a Kickstarter campaign for a design project. Enjoy!