February 2


The best 100+ Gifts for drummers

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Almost everybody knows someone who plays drums and loves the powerful sound of all the drum set parts.


No matter whether it's your drummer boyfriend, husband, your son, daughter, your neighbor or your colleague at work - they all love great and original gifts for drummers which they actually can use while practicing drums or listening to their heroes. 

That's why I created this ultimate buyer's guide for the best drummer gifts and drum accessories. Because only a happy drummer is a good drummer - husband - son - daughter - neighbor or colleague.


Let's go!

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The best drummer gifts, 2021

If you are looking for the best drummer gifts, this buyer's guide will help you find an ideal present for any percussionist or drummer. Here are 3 to start with:

Evans RealFeel practice pad red

Evans Drum Pad 

Overall Rating: 5/5

Every drummer needs a drum pad like this to practice drum rudiments or to warm up their hands before going on stage. It's ideal to improve technical skills and a must-have for drummers. It's a great 1st gift for a beginners. 

best in ear monitor for drummers

Shure SE215

Overall Rating: 5/5

If you are looking for the best in-ear monitors for drummers, you can stop searching now! The Shure SE215 is a fantastic budget iem for under $100, and it even protects your ears while playing drums.



Overall Rating: 5/5

Every percussionist needs to practice drum rudiments. Probably the most popular one is called the Single Paradiddle, and it's written RLRR LRLL. So a hoodie or shirt showing this rudiment is a great gift idea. 

Cheap Gifts for Drummers under $10

Let's start with the low-hanging fruits every drummer should have! Here's my list of favorite cheap gifts under $10:

stick control for the snare drummer

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer is a classic and a must-have for every percussionist of any level and for beginner drummers too. It's the ideal book to help improve your "stick control" and speed up your hands & fingers and if you like: Your feet too! At the moment it's available for less than $10.

The best promark drumsticks for beginners

The best Promark drumsticks for beginners

The best Promark Drumsticks for Beginners

Good drumming starts with a pair of great drumsticks.

One of the bestsellers for years is the Promark Pro Round TXPR5AW. It's ideal for beginner drummers, intermediate and professional drummers who love sticks which are made from Hickory wood. Hickory is a pretty dense and heavy wood like Oak. That makes a more durable drumstick and I love it!
Last time I looked them up they cost $9.99, and I can recommend them to anybody who likes to hit things with drumsticks.

Earplugs for drummers

Cheap earplugs for drummers

Oropax / Cheap Ear Plugs

This great gift costs approx. between $7 and $15 and can be worth a lot more. Sometimes you might also get it for free as a giveaway.
Oropax - for example - is one of the cheapest but very efficient ear protection available. It's not perfect for musicians but better than nothing in case you are looking for instant ear protection.
If you are looking for more professional ear plugs for musicians please click here.

in ear headphones

A great addition for the 3M earmuffs: In-ear headphones

Low price In-ear headphones

These low price in-ear headphones by Panasonic are a fantastic addition for the 3M earmuffs, which you can see here

Put them on, the earmuffs on top and a great sounding headphone is born. Last time I looked them up, they cost appr. $10.

drummer notebook for drum notation

Drummer notebook 

Drum Notation Notebook

Sometimes a percussionist needs to write down his own drum beats, fill-ins or drum rudiments.

That's why a notebook is a must-have for everybody who wants to play drums the serious way. 

This one only costs $6.99.

moongel drum resonance dampener pads

Moongel drum resonance dampener pads

Moongel Resonance Pads

You just figured out how to measure drum heads, bought new ones, put them on, but your drums still don't sound the way you expect them to sound?

Then Moongel can be a quick solution. These silicon pads dampen drum heads and help avoid unwanted overtones. Just put them onto your drum heads and let the magic begin.

Awesome Gifts for drummers under $20

Here are more low-priced but still cool gifts for under $20.

K&M 16451 Drum Tool

K&M 16451 Drum Tool

K&M Drum Tool

This is no conventional drum key and every drummer boyfriend needs it!
The K&M tool is made for multiple tasks in a musician's life. You can use it to tune your snare, bass drum and any drum you can imagine. There are several screwdrivers & hexagon socket screw keys in different sizes included which help to tighten or loosen any screw on your drum kit.
In case you are looking for an alternative, just click here for a multi tool by Meinl.

3M earmuffs for drummers

Protect your ears: 3M earmuffs for drummers

3M Earmuffs (also) for drummers

The 3M Earmuffs are my favorites. I wear them several hours every week. They cost less than $20 and the best feature is the combination when wearing it with the next gift idea.


Promark Hot Rods

Promark Hot Rods sound completely different from normal drumsticks. With these you can play softer with a very distinct sound.

Therefore, every percussion player should try these out for playing ballads or for quiet practicing sessions.

funny drummer shirt

Funny Drummer Shirt: "Drumvolution"

Funny Drummer Shirt "Drumvolution"

Here's a funny shirt for your son, husband or anybody else who loves playing drums. The design shows the progress of mankind from caveman to the drums.
You can find more clothing gifts here.

best snare drum wires

Another great gift idea: Snare wires

New Snare Drum wires 14"

The sound of your snare also depends on the snare wires. You need new wires if they are too old, worn out or damaged.

These Tama snare wires a great fit for 14" snare drums.


Streetbeat Drumsticks for iPad & Android Tablets 

These drumsticks are made for having fun! Play your favorite songs on your iPad and on your Android tablet using these cool sticks.


Promark Sizzler

This item is really cool and makes your 22" ride cymbals sizzle. Ideal for smooth and jazzy drum tracks and very affordable too.

Cool gifts for drummers under $30

Here's the next collection of cool gifts.
Don't worry - they won't be more expensive than $30!


Vic Firth Jazz Brushes

Your best friend is a Jazz drummer? Then he / she needs to brush his or hers drums now and then!

These Vic Firth Jazz Brushes are a classic and the metal wires sound great!

At the moment they cost approx. $26

Evans RealFeel practice pad red

Evans RealFeel practice pad red

Evans Real Feel 6" Drum

PRactice Pad

The Evans Real Feel drum practice pad for drummers is available in different sizes and there's even a special edition - available in red here.
The 6" is the smallest version and costs approx. $24.99. It's ideal for any musician who likes to practice drum rudiments and hand techniques. It's a great addition to drumsticks ear plugs and Stick Control. If you are interested in buying the 12" version, just click here for more information

Awesome drummer long sleeve shirt

Awesome drummer long sleeve shirt

Awesome Drummer

Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Yes, drummers are awesome and that's why this long sleeve t-shirt is a great fit for every musician with drumsticks in his or hers hands.
You can find even more clothing gifts here.
It's Ideal for any drummer boyfriend or girlfriend who loves playing drums.

Pearl Wingloc Cymbal Quick Release

Pearl Wingloc Cymbal Quick Release

Pearl Wing Lock Cymbal Quick Release

Nobody else but drummers know what this is for!

These little things are made to quickly change cymbals. All you need to do is press the red handles and push them onto your cymbals stands. Using this quick release anybody can change cymbals as quickly as changing underwear. No screws needed anymore!

Behringer ha400 stereo headphone amp

Behringer HA 400 stereo headphone amp

Behringer HA 400 Micro Headphone Amp

This product is a great gift idea, too. It helps to increase a drummer's monitor level to hear things better.

It's also available for 4 or 2 headphones which can be used for monitoring while rehearsing with a band.


Single Paradiddle Drummer Hoodie

Drummer Hoodie "RLRR LRLL"

A warm and cozy drummer hoodie is a great gift for musicians who love playing on their drums.
"RLRR LRLL" is one of the 40 Drum Rudiments, which are exercises to improve your technical skills in your hands and also feet. So every percussionist knows what RLRR LRLL means and will love this hoodie for drummers.
For a complete overview of cool merch for drummers, please click this link.

Best gifts for drummers under $100

Here you find my personal picks for the best gifts under $100. 


Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Damper

The Evans EQ Pad bass drum damper helps to correct unwanted frequencies of your kick drum - fast.
It's easy to apply and a good dampened sound will follow.


Promark Transport Deluxe Drumstick Bag

This drumsticks transport bag is one of the finest available. It will carry loads of drumsticks, jazz brushes, rods and more. Ideal for gigs and to keep your tools in place.


Pearl BC930 Cymbal Boom Stand

When it comes to drum hardware, Pearl is my absolute favorite drum manufacturer. All their products, at least their hardware products, are very stable and will last a lifetime.

In case you know someone who needs a good stand for his / hers expensive ride cymbal, check out this Pearl stand.


Pearl S930 Snare Drum Stand

As mentioned before - Pearl is a very reliable drum hardware manufacturer!

That's why I also recommend this snare stand for under $100. It's pretty versatile and stable, so that your snare will stay in a safe position while playing on your drum set.


Pearl Drop Lock Clutch

The Pearl Drop Lock Clutch is one of the coolest gifts ever, and it will impress anybody who receives it.

It's made for double bass drum playing and for professional drummers who like great quality equipment.


PDP by DW Drum Throne (PDDT 700)

Looking for a decent budget drum throne? Then this PDP product might be a good choice for yourself and your favorite drummer you want to find a present for. 

It's pretty affordable and stable. Nevertheless, if you want a drum throne for life, please have a look at more expensive ones.


Pearl AX-25L Extra Long Clamp

We are getting more and more specific while we are following the rabbit hole of the best drummer gifts.

Have you ever seen such a thing like the Pearl AX-25L extra long clamp? No wonder, if you aren't a drummer!
This item is pretty useful and made to extend your cymbal stand. When attached you can use it to add an extra cymbal holder - like this one - or an auxiliary hi hat for example.


Meinl Cajon Box

And yes:
Drummers love to hit things and finger tapping on any surface available - no matter if it's a table, knees or anything else which create a good sound.

So a real cajón like this one is something any percussion player and drummer will enjoy playing on and of course this is an awesome gift idea for drummers.


Evans Real Feel Kick Drum Pad

Yes, the Evans Real Feel products which I have recommended here and here are also available for the bass drum pedal. 
Using this kick drum pad a drummer can practice his bass drum foot quietly and on the road when there's no drum set available.


Evans Sound Off (4 Pcs)

Drums are pretty loud and this is a good gift for drummers who hit their drums and cymbals very hard.
Of course this present isn't selfless at all. You will win and your loved drummer boyfriend will too!

5 of 5 stars