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Today, I'd like to show you the best gifts for drummers, which every percussionist will enjoy.
Of course, I don't mean useless gadgets, which nobody really needs!
No, not at all!
Rather, I have been searching for great gift ideas, which have the potential to even improve his or hers life.
Let's start with the contents of this ultimate buying guide:
What do you gift a drummer?
There are useful gifts which every drummer can use in his or hers daily drumming routine. Here are a few affordable gift ideas to consider:
Depending on the drummer's preferred music style, drumming skills and your own budget, there are several other gift ideas to choose from like snare drums, in-ears, bass drum pedals and many more.
The best gifts for drummers in 2022
If you are looking for the best drummer gifts, this buyer's guide will help you find an ideal present for any percussionist or musician you know.
Here are 3 great gift ideas to start with:
Evans Drum Pad
Overall Rating: 5/5
Every drummer needs a
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.
RLRR LRLL Hoodie
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.
Gift ideas for drummers UNDER $10
Let's start with the low-hanging fruits every drummer should have! Here's my list of my favorite gift ideas for drummers under $10.
HINT: 1 OF THEM IS FREE!
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.
If you want to learn more about the author of the book, please listen to the podcast on
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.
Oropax / 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.
Here's an in-depth blog post about the
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.
Drum Notation Notebook
Sometimes a percussionist needs to write down his own
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 damper Pads
You are trying 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.
If you want to learn more about Moongel, please
55+ Easy drum beats (Free download)
If you know a beginner drummer, here's what you were looking for:
“55+ Easy Drum Beats for Beginners” is a FREE download bundle containing easy to learn exercises. Also included in this download bundle are MP3 files, a PDF, and even click-tracks.
If you want to start without any further costs, click the following button:
AWESOME GIFTS FOR a Percussionist UNDER $20
Here are more low-priced but still cool gifts for a percussionist under $20.
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.
If you want to learn more about K&M's drum tool,
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.
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. If you are looking for more merch, please have a look at my
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.
COOL GIFTS FOR DRUMMERS UNDER $30
Here's the next collection of cool gifts for drummers.
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.
Learn more about Vic Firth drumsticks and
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 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
It's Ideal for any drummer boyfriend or girlfriend who loves playing drums.
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!
If you want to learn more about this special item, please
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.
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.
Gifts FOR a DRUMMER UNDER $100
In this section you will find gifts for a drummer under $100.
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.
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
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.
Alpine Music Safe Pro Music Earplugs
The Alpine Music Safe Pro Earplugs for Musicians are made for loud music, rehearsals and live gigs on stage.
These products are more robust and professional earplugs than the Oropax, which I mentioned
K&M DrinK Holder
Playing drums can be exhausting. Especially when practicing new grooves or playing on stage under warm headlights.
That's why every drummer need this K&M drink holder! You can attach it to the hi hat stand or any cymbal stand near you.
Kickport 2 Drum Enhancer
What the hell is that?
Well, this product is so specific, only drummers can imagine / know what it is meant for.
Okay, I'll explain: The Kickport 2 drum enhancer is made to increase the low frequencies of your bass drum sound. Simply attach it to the hole in the resonance head and let it do the work.
12" Real Feel Drum
Here's the big brother of the 6" version of the drum pad I mentioned above.
The 12" version fits most snare stands, which makes it a bit easier to set up than the 6" drum pad. Besides from the size, there's no difference between those two pads.
By the way; there's also a bass drum pad available here.
Shure SE215 In-Ear
The Shure SE215 (for me) are the best in-ear monitors for drummers.
They are equipped with a single high-definition audio driver, and they protect your ears too.
These iem headphones are great for studio, live gigs and for practicing drums. I also wear them while running or while meditating.
Here you can read an in depth
Shure SM 57 Snare Drum Mic
The Shure SM 57 snare microphone is an absolute classic. It's one of the most widely used snare and guitar amp mics worldwide. It costs approx. $100 and is a must-have mic for every drummer in the world.
In combination with the Zoom H5 and the
Tama Rhythm Watch
The Tama Rhythm Watch is an analog metronome. Yes, there are real devices – not apps – which did and still do the job today.
Fun gifts for drummers
Here are some fun gifts for drummers which you shouldn't miss, before deciding which one to pick.
Funny Drummer T-Shirts
T-shirts are always a great fun gift for drummers. If you know, what kind of humor “your” drummer is into, you may find one here.
Unique gifts for drummers
In case you are looking for a rarer kind of present, here are some unique gifts for drummers:
"Dibs on the drummer” backpack
This cool back back is a unique gift for drummers – or a drummer's girlfriend! Good-looking and ideal for gigs, rehearsals to carry all your sheet music and drumsticks.
Coffee Mug for drummers
Musicians love drinking coffee, so do drummers!
This drum mug named "Drumvolution” is the perfect gift idea for any percussionist you love!
Great drummer gifts for him
Here are a few drummer gifts for him – only meant for “him”:
Zildjian drumsticks wax
This wax isn't only meant for male drummers. It is ideal to get a tighter grip when sweating on stage or while practicing your
Gifts for a drummer boyfriend
In case you are searching for special gifts for a drummer boyfriend, it can become a bit more difficult.
Every drummer is different, so are the gift ideas. Here are a few ideas, which most male drummers love: