You’re decking the halls and celebrating the holy night. Christmas is such a fun time to think about our friends and give them a truly wonderful gift. Skip the boring perfume set and restaurant gift card this year and give your ukulele friend something they can really use! I will outline the 5 best Christmas gifts for the ukulele lover and give you some ideas with various price points in mind. Knock their stockings off and blow them away! Let’s check out the gifts!
5 Best Christmas Gifts for the Ukulele Lover
Rechargeable Ukulele Tuner
The D’addario Nexus 360 Rechargeable Ukulele Tuner would make a great gift for any ukulele lover. You don’t have to worry about having extra batteries on hand since you can just recharge this tuner via a USB connection. The clip-on tuner can be rotated 360 degrees and has a full-color LED display that will allow you to see in a variety of lighting conditions. This is really helpful if you play gigs or outdoors, or even indoors in low lighting. You can find the D’addario Nexus 360 Rechargeable Ukulele Tuner at the Terry Carter Music Store here.
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Every ukulele play can always use a good capo, so it fits in the Christmas Gifts list. A capo can be clamped around the neck of the ukulele and it will change the key of a song. The pitch will be higher and this can be more comfortable for some voices. I have tried many different capos and I have found the most comfortable to be the D’addario Tri-Action Ukulele Capo. D’addario designed this capo so that less force is required to open and close it.
This can be very helpful for people with arthritis or any other kind of hand pain. You can adjust the tension of the clamp and it will apply direct pressure horizontally on the neck of the ukulele (which is good for the ukulele). I find that it is very easy on my hands, which are often painful! The D’addario Tri-Action Ukulele Capo can be purchased at the Terry Carter Music Store.
It’s always important to play with a strap on your ukulele and a ukulele player can never have enough of them! They are fun to collect and switch out on your ukulele. You can choose from floral designs, geometric patterns, or plain straps and The Terry Carter Music Store has a fine collection of straps.
This Kala Olive Herringbone Strap is handmade in Brazil and has a unique, herringbone weave pattern. It attaches to the headstock with a loop and then attaches to the bottom of the ukulele on a strap button. Make sure your uke-lovin’ friend has a strap button installed on the bottom and if not, suggest that it be done by a professional. Then they will be all set to play with this beautiful strap. You can find the Kala Olive Herribone Strap at the Terry Carter Music Store.
Ukulele Fake Book
Every ukulele player can always use a book full of songs to play. This provides endless entertainment and learning opportunities. The Ukulele Fake Book would make a great Christmas gift. It is a spiral-bound book with over 400 songs! That will keep someone very busy for a long time!
A fake book is a collection of songs that have lyrics, along with a melody line and chord letters and numbers. This is all you need to know to play any song and it can give you some creative freedom as well. “All of Me”, “Downtown”, and “Thriller” are just a few songs you will find in this gigantic book. You can find the Hal Leonard Ukulele Fake Book here, at the Terry Carter Music Store.
Waterman Soprano Ukulele
If there’s something a ukulele player would really love for Christmas, it would be another ukulele to add to their collection! Collecting different ukuleles can be very fun because it gives you different sound options with different-sized ukuleles.
The Kala Waterman Soprano Ukulele would make a great addition to any collection. It can be played outdoors since it is waterproof, durable, and easy to clean. You can find the Black Kala Waterman Soprano here at the Terry Carter Music Store.
Now you have five gift ideas that any ukulele lover would love to receive. If you need one last gift idea, you can check out the memberships on ukelikethepros.com. There are different packages and price points, and a membership is a gift that keeps on giving year-round! Be part of a great ukulele community! Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!