Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Guitar Moms

Looking for last minute gift ideas for Mom? We've got plenty of ideas!

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It’s the time of year when we show Mom our love and appreciation for all she does. To help you in your quest for the perfect gift for the “guitar loving” Mom, we’ve put together a few items from Martin Guitar and Fender and then added some additional items. We hope you find just the right gift for Mom.

For Martin lovers, we’ve got some
great picks (no pun intended)!

Everyone can use guitar strings!

Martin Guitar’s acoustic strings are sure to please your Mom (maybe add some flowers, too, or put together a basket of Martin Guitar goodies!).

martin guitar t shirtRetro Guitar Strings
Martin Retros are the original Nickel acoustic string – the real deal – all the way from the 1930s. Retro strings offer a uniquely mellow, yet crisp, sound that allows your guitar’s natural tone woods to be heard, not overshadowed. They are crafted with Monel, a solid Nickel/Copper wrap wire – not nickel-plated – meaning there is no chance for defects in the plating to allow for corrosion. Instead, Martin’s proprietary wrap wire is naturally corrosion resistant and it is incredibly strong. We also employ a sophisticated winding process in the making of our Retro String that controls the coupling between the core and wrap wire to maximize intonation. Martin Retros are the real deal. Not an imitation. With Martin Retros, you get one tough set of strings that will last a long time and give you true, consistent tone that sounds like nothing else on the market.

martin guitar titanium guitar stringsTitanium Core Guitar Strings
Martin Titanium Core strings deliver the ultimate player’s experience with patented technology only available from Martin. Experience a new level of comfort and response with industry leading stability and superior corrosion resistance. Titanium is more flexible than steel, providing a very comfortable playing experience while remaining strong and durable. Martin uses pure Nickel to wrap the Titanium strings. Pure Nickel is naturally corrosion resistant and holds its tone for a very long time. The pure Nickel and Titanium work together to provide the ultimate corrosion-free string.

Cool Stuff from Martin’s 1833 Shop

Martin’s 1833 Shop offers so many cool and interesting items, that Martin fans will find so many products to add to their wish list.  Clothing, picks, books, hats, bumper stickers, glassware- so many fun items. We picked two that we thought would be great gifts.

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America’s Guitar Tee
The America’s Guitar Tee features a retro graphic that recalls the heyday of American rock and roll, this lightweight, vintage-inspired V-neck tee is the perfect fit for a summer of music. Made of 100% Fine Jersey Cotton in Vintage Navy.

Martin Adult Coloring Book
Immerse yourself in all things Martin.  Designed for adults, their 40-page coloring book offers an escape to a realm of inspiration and personal expression.
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Martin Guitar 000RS1 Acoustic/Electric Guitar
A great solid-wood Martin at an affordable price. The 000RS1 is the newest addition to the successful Road Series. Constructed with sapele and equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics, this stage-ready Auditorium model produces the perfect blend of volume and balance. This model includes SUSTAINABLE WOOD CERTIFIED parts.



Is your Mother a Fender Fanatic?
Fender has some perfect Accessories for Guitar-Playing Moms

No matter what styling of playing your mom enjoys, every mother needs the right accessories to get them started. From suede straps to tuning apps, Fender has the perfect product for all guitar-playing moms and those that aspire to jam.

For the Mom that’s just beginning to play guitar
or needs to brush up on some of her skills!

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Fender Play
Fender Play, a first of its kind video-based digital learning platform available for desktop and mobile devices launched in 2017, is set to innovate how beginning and continuing players learn guitar and ukulele. Players learn and practice with hundreds of easy-to-follow, instructor-guided video lessons with a song-driven, personalized learning path, mastering new chords and riffs in a matter of minutes. Fender Play is highly customized to each user’s personal taste and preference, designing unique learning paths by honing in on their favorite instruments and genres to craft a comprehensive curriculum.

The platform integrates foundational core techniques and riffs alongside hits from artists and bands such as U2, Shawn Mendes, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood, and more. Fender Play launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, and can be accessed globally in English. New players can sign up for a 30-day free trial at, and can continue their learning journey for only $9.99 per month.

For the guitar-loving Mom that also loves to cook!

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Fender Telecaster Cutting Board
Complete your kitchen collection with this cutting board, inspired by Fender’s timeless guitar designs. Each one is crafted from 100% bamboo, sporting natural knots and color variations for unique aesthetic appeal. Perfect for any Fender fan to get their chops together.


For Moms that would rather listen to music
than play, Fender has you covered, too!

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Easily portable and packed with music-friendly features, the Newport Bluetooth Speaker makes it easy to bring Fender’s classic stage-ready style, performance, and sound everywhere you go. Designed in Southern California, with a look inspired by our classic amplifiers, the Newport brings Fender’s famously clear, powerful sound to streaming music and phone calls. The Newport Bluetooth speaker is not without the quality Fender audio lovers have come to expect with premium audio features, such as two full-range drivers matched to a tweeter, 30 watts of powerfully clear Fender audio. Also available in Sonic Blue and Black.

PureSonic Wireless Earbuds 2_previewPureSonic Wireless Earbuds
Bring dynamic, high-quality sound wherever you go with Fender PureSonic Wireless earbuds. With high-fidelity sound and the wireless freedom of Bluetooth, these earbuds are the perfect companion for your workout routine, daily commute or enjoying your favorite tracks any time you want. The USB-rechargeable battery offers up to 6 hours of playback per charge and the lightweight, ergonomically-designed earbuds come with interchangeable tips and triple-flange retainers to ensure a custom-like fit in nearly any ear.

Is Mom looking for her first guitar
or one to add to her collection?
A ukulele is also a fun little instrument!

 For the moms that play guitar, the Fender Offset Mustang 90 in Torino Red ($524.99) and the California Series Malibu Player in Aqua Splash ($399.99) are two of the best ways to let them know you care. Or how about a ukulele from the new California Coast series? The Venice Ukulele in Cherry ($59.99) is affordable and fun. Package the instruments with digital learning app Fender Play ($9.99/month) so mom can build her skills and learn how to play electric/acoustic guitar (available now) and ukulele (beginning May 3).

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Fender Offset Mustang 90, Torino Red
Perfect for garage rock and other styles that thrive on nonconformity, the Mustang 90 offers a distinctive take on a classic model. With upgraded features, unique aesthetics and fat Fender sound, this spirited instrument is perfect for players that march to a different beat. A new take on an underground classic, it stays true to the rebellious spirit that birthed rock ‘n’ roll.

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California Series Malibu Player, Aqua Splash
A new line of acoustic guitars – the California Series™ – celebrates the lifestyle and culture associated with the region and the brand’s Southern California roots. Energetic and independent, this family of guitars defies acoustic guitar conventions – from the Stratocaster® headstocks and vibrant colors, to the distinctive Fender body shapes that mark players as visionary artists. Lively, full and modern-sounding – California Series acoustic guitars capture the laid back, yet energetic California lifestyle – from the beach to the festival stage. The short-scale Malibu shape’s versatile sound is lively and articulate. Priced at $399.99, the Malibu model features 4 vibrant and slick Fender colors, including some popularized in the electric guitar world: Candy Apple Red, Aqua Splash, Arctic Gold, and Jetty Black.

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California Coast Series Venice Ukulele, Cherry
Inspired by the entertaining sights and unique, carefree spirit of Venice, California, we created a soprano ukulele that captures its vibe—the Venice Ukulele. Thanks to its compact, comfortable body size, the Venice travels easily from the beach to the studio or jam room while retaining the classic, light sound that made the ukulele a “must-have” for today’s players. The slim “C”-shaped neck profile is comfortable to hold and easy to play, while the no-tie bridge makes changing strings a breeze. A stylish bound top and 4-in-line Tele® headstock adds a unique dash of Fender style that can’t be duplicated. Let all your cares drift out to sea, embrace the music of the boardwalk and live the beach life year-round with the Venice Ukulele.

Guitar Straps can add a statement to your guitar
and show off your personal style!

No longer are the days of boring black leather guitar straps. With companies like Copper Peace, Jodi Head, Capturing Couture, Rebecca Minkoff, Levy’s, Henry Heller, and many others, there are so many beautiful guitar straps on the market today to choose from. We’ll just pick out a few.

Capturing Couture
The Sofia Black 2″ Guitar Strap
Sale Price:  $44.50
This classic tapestry is a show stopper through and through.
Comfortable plush velvet lined surface
Customized metal logo rivets
Premium nylon webbing for ultimate durability
Adjustable features for preferred positioning
Neoprene shoulder pad
Custom embossed leather ends
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Silver Glovely Sequined Guitar Strap
“Glovely” Features Include:
Adjusts from 37″-54″
Smooth garment leather lining for easy movement
Comfortable 2″ width
Signature Copperpeace ‘Pick Pocket’ & Medallion
 Copperpeace Glovely guitar strap
Jodi Head
Jodi Head Black Suede with Brass Skull Rivets
Jodi Head Guitar Straps are all handmade in NYC’s East Village using high-quality materials and experienced craftsmanship to make the finest and most unique guitar straps available. Not only will you be playing in comfort, but looking great with a custom product made with care in the U.S.A.  Available on Amazon.


Guitar String Jewelry

Of course, there’s always jewelry! We love jewelry made from guitar strings as a way to recycle the vast amount of used guitar strings. So, besides being fashionable, you’re also being eco-friendly. We love the jewelry by High Strung Studios is handmade in the USA and a portion of the profits from each sale of High Strung Guitar String Jewelry is donated to Musicians on a Mission (MOAM).

Triplet Guitar String Bracelet
Three is better than one! Electric guitar strings are wound into connected bangles and finished off with gold jewelry wire and brass ball end beads. What is a ball end? It’s a tiny brass bead that comes from the end of the guitar string. It’s the piece that holds the guitar string onto the guitar!

-Available in 4 sizes (size guide below)
-Arrives in a hand stamped recycled gift box.

Classic Teardrop Guitar String Earrings – Black
These simple and hip elongated teardrop earrings are not just for rock stars! This light as air pair will quickly become your favorites!

– Handcrafted
– One size – 2.5″
– Finished with Sterling Silver ear wires
– Arrives in a hand stamped recycled gift box.


If none of these fit the bill, there is always the gift card!

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