If you have a friend or family member that plays the ukulele, you probably already know that there are several options when it comes to buying gifts for Christmas. From small stocking stuffers to medium-sized gifts to buying a brand new ukulele, there is a seemingly endless selection of items to buy for that uke player in your life.
Even if you are completely clueless about ukuleles, rest assured, there is a wide range of items that can fit into almost anyone’s budget while still being a very thoughtful gift. And, even if you’re already a uke expert, it can be helpful to have some gift ideas that you may not have thought of otherwise.
In this article, we will provide you with the ultimate ukulele Christmas buying guide to help you with your holiday shopping. From straps and strings, tuners and capos, stands and humidifiers, and even ukuleles themselves, this buying guide will have you covered.
So, let’s get to our Ultimate Ukulele Christmas Buying Guide, and be sure to watch our video for the best gifts for the ukulele player.
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Ukulele Christmas Buying Guide
If your gift-giving budget is a bit on the small side, or if you’re just looking for a small yet thoughtful gift, consider all of these ukulele accessories that would be greatly appreciated by any uke player.
Straps may not be considered an essential item, but is actually a really important accessory because it helps you when you need to play bar chords by giving you the freedom to move up and down the neck without dropping your instrument! Take a look at all of the available straps we have.
Strings are an absolute necessity when it comes to ukuleles, and definitely something that all uke players appreciate having at their fingertips. Be sure to check out our large collection of strings at our online store.
Speaking of strings, peg winders are a very handy tool that ukulele players of all skill levels love to have on hand when it’s string-changing time, and they come in several varieties and price ranges.
Capos are great accessories for when a uke player wants to change the key of a song without having to adjust their tuning pegs. Capos are incredibly handy and can also unlock a large array of creativity.
Since most ukuleles are made from wood, a humidifier is a great accessory to have to help maintain the longevity and playability of a uke. They’re small and inexpensive, but definitely, a smart thing to have.
If you’re looking to spend a little more but still not break the bank, many of these items are more moderately priced without making you feel like you went too over the top with your gift-giving.
Stands are very versatile and portable, and whether you’re playing a live show or just simply strumming at home, a ukulele stand is a convenient and thoughtful gift. Be sure to check out all of the available options here.
Tuners are an absolutely essential item for all uke players. No matter what your skill level is, if you’re not in tune, you’re not going to sound good. Tuners come in several different varieties depending on your needs and gift-giving budget.
Cases are other items that are great to have if you’re taking a uke somewhere or even as a way to keep it safe when you’re at home. They are available in a wide price range, so they are definitely an item that should be considered.
Books are great gifts for ukulele players of any skill level. Whether the uke player in your life is just getting started or is an experienced player that wants to learn some new songs or techniques, books are a fantastic gift idea.
Also, be sure to check out our collection of Christmas songbooks. They are a great way for ukulele players to enjoy their new gifts during the holiday season.
If you’re having a hard time deciding on which specific gifts to buy, consider buying one of our several varieties of available accessory packs. Accessory packs include many essential items that every uke player will appreciate.
Ukulele Christmas Course
If you still can’t decide, our online courses are a great gift for uke players to learn how to play some of the most popular holiday songs ever written. Our courses include 10 song lessons with step-by-step instructions, backing tracks, downloadable sheet music, and a money-back guarantee.
Ukuleles Under $100
If you’re looking for a slightly bigger gift for that someone special, there are several affordable ukes available for under $100. These ukuleles are geared slightly more towards beginners, but they come in various styles that will absolutely be appreciated.
Kala Ukadelic Soprano Ukulele
Kala Ukadelic Soprano Ukuleles are a super cool collection with colorful ukuleles perfect for kids or ukulele beginners! Come with an included padded gig bag, chord chart, and microfiber cloth.
Enya Nova U Convert Ukulele
The Enya Nova U Concert Ukuleles are constructed of carbon fiber and polycarbonate, with a slim and ergonomic design for comfortable playability. Also, these ukes come in several different colors with optional, additional accessories to match.
Kala Elvis Presley Signature Ukuleles
These Elvis Presley-themed starter kits come in either a Las Vegas style, Blue Hawaii or Rockabilly style and have virtually everything a beginner needs to get started. Each uke comes with a quick start guide, a chromatic tuner, online lessons, and the free Kala ukulele app with a tuner.
Ukuleles Under $200
If you’re interested in spending a little more, these ukuleles are slightly more high-end without being overly expensive. They’re more designed for intermediate players but would still be loved and appreciated by players of any skill level.
Kala Sparkle Concert Ukulele
Kala Sparkle Concert Ukuleles are constructed of Basswood, Mahogany, and Rosewood, and have a glittery sparkle finish in a variety of colors that are nothing short of eye-catching.
Romero Creations ST Concert Daniel Ho Ukulele
This ukulele combines the length of a soprano uke, the body of a tenor uke, and the scale of a concert uke. Designed by Pepe Romero and the 6 times Grammy Winner Daniel Ho, with mahogany wood and a satin finish, this is a very versatile and beautiful-sounding instrument.
KoAloha KoAlana Trembesi Ukulele
KoAloha is a top-notch brand, and the KoAlana series is their most affordable line. All KoAlana ukes are made with a high-gloss finish and are available in tenor, concert, and soprano models.
Ukuleles Under $300
If you’re looking for something extra-special that fits into your gift-giving budget, these ukuleles under $300 are absolutely exquisite. They are certainly more of a ‘splurgy purchase’ but they will be a gift that will absolutely be treasured through the years.
Ohana Premium Vintage Ukulele
This uke is made from premium mahogany, maple, and rosette wood with a vintage stain. Not only is it a beautiful uke visually, but it also has a nice balance and lightness to it for outstanding playability.
Kala Ziricote Tenor Ukulele
In a word, the Kala KA-ZCT-T Ziricote Tenor Ukulele is simply ‘gorgeous’ with its combination of chocolate and amber woods, which are accentuated by its high-gloss finish. This tenor uke would be a very welcome addition to any player’s collection.
Ohana Solid Mahogany Tenor Ukulele
The top, back and sides of this Ohana tenor uke are all made from solid mahogany wood with a satin finish, giving it a classic look to go along with its quality and detail. Also, the solid mahogany design gives it a bolder sound and extra functionality.
Whether you are gift shopping for a beginner, intermediate or advanced ukulele player, there is a vast universe of options to consider. However, you can easily find something that any uke player would love and appreciate, whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer, a medium-priced gift, or a more grand and elaborate present.
With that in mind, it’s important to think about what your gift-buying budget is, and the skill level of the uke player for whom you will be buying it for. Regardless of what you end up buying, the uke player in your life will certainly appreciate the fact that you gave it some thought and gave them something that is useful and fun.
Enjoy your shopping!