Hey there! Do you have a special drummer in your life? Perhaps they march to the beat of their own drum, but that doesn’t mean finding the perfect gift for them has to be hard! Whether they’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, there’s a wide array of items that would make any drummer’s heart beat a little faster.
Veteran drummers appreciate unique items associated with their beloved instrument while budding drummers will enjoy tools to advance their craft. The spectrum is vast and we want to help you stand out with your gift. After all, gifting isn’t just dropping a wrapped package; it’s showing that you know the recipient pretty well. So let’s not miss a beat!
Ready to put the ‘fun’ in funky? Here are 35 gift recommendations that will impress that drummer friend, etching your name in their good books forever (or at least until the next gift cycle).
1. **A Drum Rug:** Able to keep their kit from sliding around mid-performance, this is a practical gift that says, “I want your solo to go off without a hitch.”
2. **Sheet Music Stand:** This one is crucial, especially for newbies. A stand that’s robust enough will survive a rogue drumstick whirling through the air.
3. **A Metronome:** Perfect for keeping rhythm, the heartbeat of every band. Find one that’s easy to use, and they’ll be forever grateful.
4. **Pro-Mark Drumsticks:** For cashing away without being worn out too quickly and it has the stamp of approval from Rush drummer Neil Peart!
5. **Drumming Gloves:** Help protect their hands from blisters and, let’s be honest, make them look even cooler behind their set.
6. **Isolated Headphones:** Let them jam out without damaging their hearing or upsetting the neighbors.
7. **Personalized Drumsticks:** It’s an intimate touch, like carving their initials into their favorite tool.
8. **Pedal Practice Pad:** Improve foot techniques without waking anyone up. Plus, it’s portable for practice on the go.
9. **Drumstick Bag:** To keep their drumsticks organized. You’re saving them from the agony of a misplaced drumstick.
10. **Aquila Art Leather Drumstick Handle Wraps:** They protect the hand, improve grip, and have an added aesthetic appeal.
11. **Snare Drum Pendant:** For showing off their drum love even away from their kit.
12. **Wazinator Stompbox:** It’s unlike anything they have. It gives a deep, rounded sound that carries the chutzpah of a whole kick drum.
13. **Modern Drummer Magazine Subscription:** This magazine is the holy grail of drummer info.
14. **Keplinger Snare Drum:** This beast of a snare is not cheap, so best suited for a drummer you really like.
15. **Rhythm Watch:** Helps drummers stay with the beat – an essential skill they’ll appreciate you for.
16. **Zildjian Gen16 Cymbals:** Known for their low-volume use in practice sessions; they look and feel real yet low-key.
17. **A Set of Drummer Tees:** Because drummer jokes are too good not to wear.
18. **Drum Key Necklace:** A functional fashion statement, never having to hunt for a drum key ever again.
19. **A Cowbell:** There’s truth in the age old saying, “You can never have too much cowbell.”
20. **Drumming Shoe:** Proper footwear for efficient pedal work is also highly fashion-forward.
21. **Cajon Drum:** For those acoustic gigs or impromptu jamming sessions.
22. **Around the World in 80 Rhythms Book:** To broaden their horizons with international rhythms.
23. **Drum Set Alarm Clock:** Wake them up with a drumming theme. It’s the gentlest way to be jarred awake.
24. **Drum Chair:** Ergonomic, beneficial, and often overlooked. Their backs will be forever thankful.
25. **Stick Control Book:** Every drummer should have this book; Stephen Stamos approves it!
26. **Evans Realfeel 2-Sided Practice Pad:** Perfect for those hush-hush sessions and for perfecting stick control.
27. **High-Fidelity Earplugs:** Shield their ears from harsh sounds but still let the music through.
28. **Drum Set Dust Cover:** An effective way to protect the drum set from gathering dust, especially useful for someone with severe dust allergies and the frequent gig-goer.
29. **Tuning Aid:** Help eliminate the guesswork and keep their kit sounding perfect.
30. **Handheld Tambourine:** A great addition to a percussionist’s collection, it brings a unique sound to the mix.
31. **Drumstick Firewood:** Best gag gift for the drummer friend who has it all, because who wouldn’t love the smell of drumsticks in their fireplace?
32. **Cymbal Bag:** Protects cymbals from scratches and dents while in transit. Take them to gigs in style and with ease.
33. **Moon Gel:** Helps control resonance and unwanted overtones, giving their drumming a professional sound.
34. **Drummer’s Bib:** Okay, this is for the little drummers-to-be, but it’s too cute not to include.
35. **The Ludwig 5-piece Junior Drum Set:** For the aspiring little drummers.
And with that, you are now fully equipped for the gift-giving season or for any sporadic need to shower your drummer loved ones with presents that truly resonate with them!