A Gift That Grows With Your Child

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I received a Sweetwater gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions expressed are my own.

Older kids and tweens are some of the hardest to shop for.

They are past the toy stage where you can get them pretty much anything, but they still love gifts that they can use.  I also like gifts that can grow with them. I think I’ve found the perfect gift… a new guitar. 

I surprised Ashley with one and it was a hit!


I ordered the Epiphone DR-100, Vintage Sunburst about five days before from Sweetwater on their website.

It was really easy to use the Sweetwater site, and it was full of useful information that helped me make an educated choice as far as buying her first guitar.  There is so much information that they share that you really feel like you are getting a personal shopping assistant. Plus, the next day someone actually called me from Sweetwater to make sure I was good with my order and to answer any questions.

I was a little apprehensive about purchasing the guitar online since I didn’t know anything about them, but Sweetwater made the experience easy and I was very satisfied with my purchase. 

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And this was the surprise moment I was waiting for!

Ashley didn’t know what was in the box until she opened it. She was so excited. She’s been talking about how she wants to take guitar lessons for a long time and this is the first step to making that dream come true.

I was really happy that Sweetwater currently provides free shipping and free return shipping on guitars, just in case she had changed her mind about owning a guitar. Another bonus that Sweetwater offers is free tech support for your guitar and a 2-year warranty on all guitars they sell. That way you can buy with confidence.

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I wanted to take a moment and share how impressed I was with the shipping aspect of my purchase too.

You could tell it was wrapped with care. It was double boxed, and there was even a little sweet treat waiting for us when we opened it. But Sweetwater’s dedication to their customers goes far beyond that. Every guitar that comes into Sweetwater is unboxed and inspected by a professional who make sure everything is in perfect working order. They tune the guitar so that your child is ready to jam the moment they open the box. When you purchase from other retailers that don’t tune the guitar after receiving, it they are leaving this step up to you… which not a good way to start a new musical adventure.

When we opened the box they had even included a little bag of candy! How awesome is that?!

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If you have a someone on your list that would love the gift of a guitar this holiday season be sure to try Sweetwater for yourself on Cyber Monday!

Do you have a guitar player or an aspiring guitar player in your life?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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