To our eyes, guitar amplifiers are beautiful objects of desire, yet we'll bet that you wouldn't want one in the living room, would you? Well think again. Yamaha's THR amplifiers look like a cross between a boutique lunchbox amp head and a smart retro radio, and would be right at home on a bookcase or coffee table.
More than simply being great practice amps, the THR units might just consign your existing iPod dock and laptop speakers to the attic or eBay and they'll definitely make the lucky recipient play the guitar more. Both models are expensive in comparison to the other gifts in this list but they represent great value in broader terms.
Read the Yamaha THR10 review here.
BUY: Yamaha THR currently available from Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Soundslive | WoodBrass