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.
For most people it's tough to find gifts for musicians since there's a lot of crap out there which nobody, at least no percussionist, would ever use.
That's why I created this ultimate buyers guide for the best 100+ drummer gifts and drum accessories. Because only a happy drummer is a good drummer - husband - son - daughter - neighbor or colleague.
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 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
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 / 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.
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 Resonance Pads
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Awesome Gifts for drummers under $20
Here are more low-priced but still cool gifts for 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.
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 "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.
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.
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
Evans Real Feel 6" Drum
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
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!
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.
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 -
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.
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!
Meinl Cymbals Bag - Benny Greb Edition
This Meinl cymbals bag is made for all Benny Greb supporters worldwide. It's made for your precious cymbals up to 22" and to keep them save wherever you go.
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 product 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.
K&M iPad / Tablet PC Holder
Here's another great K&M product for holding an iPad / Tablet PC.
You can attach this holder to your cymbal or microphone stand so that you can view your iPad when playing drums.
Zildjian Drummer Towel
Yes, playing drums makes you sweat. So a drummer towel is exactly what will help in such exhausting moments.
This Zildjian drummer towel will wipe away excess sweat, tears and other body fluids.
The Big Fat Snare Drum Head 14" Donut
This product is a excellent gift idea for percussionists and for creating a fat snare sound. In case you know a musician who likes to experiment with different sounds and drum skin, this is what you are looking for! Made for 14" snare model.
Promark Drummer Gloves
These Promark drummer gloves are made for long practice sessions, rehearsals and gigs. They avoid painful blistering and your drumsticks slipping out your hands.
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.
Meinl Cymbal Set Box
Every Drummer needs cymbals - the more the better!
This Meinl cymbal set is an awesome gift for drummers who just started their career.