Rockmommy’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

What mama wants: A beautiful, sustainable guitar-string bracelet created from strings played by one of her favorite artists.

Rockmommy’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

by Marisa Torrieri Bloom

‘Tis the season to give — and if there’s a rockmommy in your life, our specially curated holiday gift guide is for you. Here are our 8 favorite holiday presents for 2022:

Jewelry from the guitarwrist

There are zillions of guitar string jewelry sites, but these guitar string bracelets are bespoke, elegant, and made to order to your actual wrist size. What’s more: You’ll be benefitting an organization committed to sustainability and goodwill: Guitarwrist, founded in 2017, repurposes strings played by artists who donate them into gorgeous rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. The Gibson Gives Collection, for example, contains a range of jewelry made from strings donated by Gibson from the Gibson London Showroom. 

Bass-string bracelet (Photo courtesy of Gibson)

Adult coloring books for guitarists

Winter’s cold and wet, and unless you’re skiing on powder, you might as well stay indoors. These inexpensive, fun books are a great way for adults and kids of all ages to pass the time when they’re not playing their instruments.

Adult coloring book (Photo: Amazon)

The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

Escape into the world of the Lizard King this winter with this gorgeous, hardbound book devoted to the creative output of The Doors’ iconic front man Jim Morrison: rare photographs, numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry, and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.

Jim Morrison anthology (Photo: Marisa Torrieri Bloom)

A Loog guitar

Loog guitars are tailored to the hands, minds, and habits of kids ages 3 and up, but the ones made for 9-year-olds and preteens are still a joy to play for grownups.

Loog guitar (Photo courtesy of Loog Guitars)

Personalized guitar picks

Create a personalized gift the rockmommy in your life will never forget. D’Addario offers personalized guitar picks you can customize in every way: Choose from a variety of quality materials, familiar shapes, and printing styles. Etsy has these gorgeous wood guitar picks too, for the mom who likes something that goes with her hardwood flooring.

Etsy customized guitar pics (Photo: Etsy)

Money Hacks: For Metalheads and Old Millennials

Librarian, writer, and musician mom Jessie May shares practical advice in this essential book for individuals (and bands) who hope to expand their audience, as well as explanations of important personal finance concepts such as budgeting, credit repair, and retirement investing.

Metalheads will love this book! (Photo: Jessie Mae)

On-demand lessons

Masterclass offers dozens of classes curated by performing artists, songwriters, and music producers (I swear by Tom Morello’s guitar-playing course). For a more guitar-specific option, shredder Nita Strauss offers on-demand classes for guitarists of all skill levels. Ten minutes of searching and comparing options could result in a super-awesome gift for someone.

Tom Morello, shredding (Photo: Masterclass)

A rock n’ roll camp adventure

Give the most unforgettable gift of a lifetime — an experience that’s fun and inspiring. One big idea: Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp hosts several events throughout the year (and there are still spots open for the Jan. 19-23 women-only fantasy camp in Nashville as of 1 p.m. EST on 12/5/22). The upcoming camp includes Wynonna Judd, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, and Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.

Photo: Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp

Marisa Torrieri Bloom is the editor and founder of Rockmommy.

1 Comment
  • Ralph Beauchamp
    Posted at 22:26h, 05 December Reply

    As usual, an informative and educational forum. You rock.

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