Drummers are loud and like to stand out, but that doesn’t mean that they really aren’t a special breed of individual. If you have one in the family, then you already know that this is all too true. For a drummer, a drum kit is essential, but it is not the only tool of the trade. In fact, there are tons of gifts and items that could come in useful for the everyday drummer. If you have a unique drummer on your list this holiday season or one with an upcoming birthday, you should consider giving them the following gifts. These cool gifts will not only be more than appreciated, but they will also come in handy in a variety of practical situations.
What drum doesn’t need a good pair of drumsticks? Good drumstick being the keyword here. The ROCKSTIX 2 HD is not only a unique set of drumsticks, but they really are a one of a kind. These sticks actually light up bright blue as you bang them against the drums. With every beat, your drummer will automatically think about you as his or her new sticks light up neon blue. Each stick uses a high-quality battery that will provide hours and hours of light. Is blue not the color for your drummer? Not a problem because these sticks come available in a variety of other colors as well.
2. Drum Stick Bag
If drumsticks are essential for the everyday drummer, then so is a quality drumstick bag. This Meinl spacious little bag not only features a plush and plentiful design, but it includes 5 internal pockets, which give you the ability to store and house a variety of handy accessories. Not only this, but there is also one large pocket located right on the outside, which can hold and store larger accessories. The bag measure in an 18.5 inches wide x 19 inches long. The bag is also constructed of durable nylon, so you won’t ever have to worry about integrity. There is also a handy shoulder strap included for easy and convenient transportation purposes.
3. Drum Bag Set
A drummer has a lot of equipment that he or she must lug around with them everywhere. Not only do they have to transport their equipment, but they have to set it up while making sure that none of them gets damaged in the process. You can do your part to ensure that his or her drums don’t get damaged when you invest in this Gearlux drum bag set. This durable and portable 5-piece set will safely and securely store a 12” tom, a 13” tom, a 14” snare, a 16” floor tom, and a 22” bass drum.
4. Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit
There is no denying that you love that drummer, but there are probably times when his or her racket drives you crazy. These are the exact situations where a tabletop electronic drum kit can come in handy. This Alesis all-in-one ultra-portable electronic drum kit will give your drummer the tools that he or she needs to practice and perfect their technique without disturbing others. There is also a handy coach feature included that might teach your musician a thing or two. Playing and learning can both be fun with this amazing piece of equipment.
5. Drum Multi-Tool
Drums are not all just about banging and making music, even though it might seem like that at times. No, there is much more to being a drummer. You have to transport your equipment, maintain it, and worry about setting it up. All of this is much harder than it sounds, but this TAMA multi-tool can make the job so much easier. It is made similar to that of a Swiss Army Knife and includes 9 useful tools that will come in handy when installing and maintaining your drums.
Most people probably don’t have an inkling as to why a drummer would need a headset, but the key thing to know is that they are essential. Not only can these items help that drummer block out unwanted background music, but they can help them keep beat during those crucial sessions. This OneOdio closed-back headset is made to be extremely comfortable and was specifically made to monitor and cancel unwanted noises. The 90-degree swiveling earcups will give that drummer the ability to take advantage of single-ear monitoring any time or any place.
A drummer really needs a lot of accessories. Not only does he or she need to worry about his or her drums, but they have to worry about all their accessories as well. On top of this, they will have to ensure that they are tuned and in sync at all times. This is exactly why this metronome makes the perfect gift. First, it is not just a metronome. It is a 3 in 1 device that tunes, monitors, and adjusts. And, the best part is that it comes in this neat little pocket design with a handy durable storage case.
8. Practice Pad & Snare Stand Bundle
Drumming takes a lot of patience and practice. You probably want your drummer to be the best of the best, but you don’t want to have to endure the noise that comes along with this quest. If you don’t want to invest in an electronic kit, you do have other options. And, one of them is this SLINT practice pad set. This set was designed to fit right over your drum heads so that you can bang away into the late hours of the night without worrying about disturbing anyone. The light, but solid pads are not only perfectly sized for transportation, but they are equipped with a natural gum rubber to mimic the real feel of a drum. Playing on this set won’t hurt your beat or playing abilities in any way.
9. Bass Drum Anchor System
If you aren’t a drummer, you might not know that a bass drum needs to be anchored down. While not every kit will include a bass drum, most of them will. Along with setting up your equipment, you are also going to have to worry about anchoring your bass drum. Well, that won’t be a concern for the musician on your list when you give them this anchor system. This Velcro design was specifically made to adhere to rugs and carpets. It also features a foam block design, which helps better absorb sounds while protecting your kit at the same time.
10. Drum Hardware Upgrade Package
If you find your drummer using old hardware, then giving away an upgraded hardware set is a great option. A new set of hardware will make their practice and experience much more interesting. One of the best upgrade packages that drummers often choose is the Gibraltar 5700. This package includes a snare stand, a Hi Hat stand, a boom stand, a straight stand, and a 5000-series single pedal. With excellent product quality from the famous GIBRALTAR, you don’t have to worry about this gift. It will surely serve your drummer for a long time.
11. Cymbal Set Box Pack
Whether that drummer you love is just starting out or has been drumming for years, the cymbal set box pack is the ultimate kit. Not only is it a kit that will get him or her started right out of the box, but it is a kit that will make him or her stand out. This beautifully crafted and designed kit includes a 13” hi-hat, a 14’ crash, a 10” splash, 1 set of drumsticks, and three free online lessons. These will be lessons that even the most sophisticated of drummers could benefit from. What really makes this kit even better is that it comes back with a two-year warranty.
12. Concert Earplugs
You probably don’t need anyone telling you that drumming is hard on the ears. Heck, this much is probably apparent after listening to your musician bang away all day. Well, do you want to do your part to ensure that he or she doesn’t ruin his or her ears? If so, you should consider investing in these concert earplugs from Vibes. These plugs actually block and limit noise exposure without damaging the quality of the sound, which is something that will come in more than handy for any musician. The glass-clear outer shell and clear form profile ensure that you get a comfortable and near-invisible fit. These plugs are specifically designed to fit all sizes of ears. From small to large, you won’t have a problem protecting your friend’s hearing with these earplugs. So this is definitely one of the best gifts for drummers who perform regularly.
13. Drum Kit Lights
Being a drummer means being different and standing out. Being that there have been so many drummers before yours this can be a hard task to accomplish. At least that was until you discovered this light kit. This kit was designed to go on any drum set without the hassle of drilling and screwing. The LED lights are shock-mounted and allow for an ultra-custom fit. What makes the kit even more impressive is that it literally includes everything needed. The power supply, control box, and wireless remote are all included in the package. There are also eight different colors and several unique flashing programs that you can choose from. You won’t have a problem standing out when you invest in this drum light kit. So when it comes to cool gifts for drummers, this kit is a must-have.
14. Drum Mat
A drum kit is more than just banging. In fact, a professional kit will include anything from pedals to sensors and anchors. This is exactly why this drum mat was invented and it can help prevent drum creep. This mat was specifically designed and patented to lock your pedals in place so that you don’t have to worry about them moving or inching forward when you are banging away. When you place your body weight on the throne, the mat will help keep your kit in place, so that you can focus on what matters most, the playing. The mat also features a unique one of a kind black widow design that will stand out in a number of situations.
15. Mouse Pad
Sometimes drumming is more than just drumming. There are times when you will have to mix and mesh your beats. Maybe tune them on a computer. Do a little editing. Whatever the situation is, all of these processes are going to require a computer. While your drummer might not be drumming when he or she is mixing, but you can ensure that they also have that drummer feel in their soul when you give them this round Zildijan mouse pad. This pad was specifically designed to mimic that of a splash cymbal. The pad also includes a handy padded underside, so you never have to worry about the pad slipping and sliding when you are working away.
16. Coffee Mug
There is nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning. There is also nothing like being a drummer. Well, you can give your instrumentalist the chance to enjoy both to the fullest when you give them this gag coffee mug. This white ceramic coffee mug holds up to 11 ounces and will keep your drink cool or warm for much longer than it should. There is only one color available, but the imprinted design is pictured clearly on both sides, so your instrumentalist won’t have a problem reading and interrupting the funny meaning every time he or she looks at the mug.
17. Crew Socks
A drummer’s feet are without a doubt one of his or most important tools. These novelty socks will not only keep your feet warm and comfortable, but they will keep them safe and secure. The 62% prima cotton with 36% nylon and 2% spandex will ensure the utmost comfort and protection for your drummer’s feet. These casual socks are not only perfect for any everyday situation, but they are perfect for just about any situation. These socks come available in a variety of styles, colors, and designs, so you won’t have a problem matching them to the personality of the drummer.
18. Canvas Wall Art
There is no denying that drummers are a unique breed, but they live and breathe by drumming. It is in their soul. When they are not drumming they are thinking about it, and when they aren’t thinking about it, they are dreaming about it. You can help inspire your drummer while also giving them the motivation that they need to keep going when you give them this canvas wall art.
This beautifully depicted 5-piece print comes with a wooden frame that is easy to assemble, but even easier to hang. You don’t have to be a professional handyman to get this work of art on your wall. The eye-catching design comes available in a number of sizes, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect size for your situation. When fully hung and installed, this painting is going to set off the wall just a tad bit to give you an interesting 3D space impression.
The Zildjian Cymbal Clock is going to be a great gift for your drummer. It is slightly expensive but it’ll prove to be worth it. Remember that it is battery-powered. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about any cords. If the drummer in your life needs a clock, you should look no further than this one. It will satisfy them to no end.
20. Mini Finger Drum Set
Drummers want to experiment with their hobby every second of the day. When they’re not around drums, they’ll want to play on the mini finger drum set. The Liberty Imports Electronic Mini Finger Drum Set will do the trick. Just remember that you’ll need 3 AAA batteries too. Therefore, you’ll need to make sure that you include them as a gift as well.
21. Key Chain Snare Drum
The Snare Drum Key Chain is a good option for many. It is slightly expensive but you can guarantee that your drummer will love it. On top of that, they’ll use it every day to ensure that their keys do not go missing. This gift will help ensure that your friend doesn’t lose his or her keys! They’ll appreciate the gift and use it!
22. Necklace Pendant
The Rock Drumstick Necklace is a great gift for men and women. It is inexpensive and built to last. When someone looks at this necklace, you can guarantee that they’re going to know the owner is a drummer. Since it is so cool and inexpensive, you’ll want to give this as a gift to your loved one.
The In My Head I’m Playing My Drums t-Shirt will prove to be a great gift for drummers. It looks great and it is suitable for men and women. On top of that, you can guarantee that this shirt is going to last a lifetime. The drummer in your life will love this gift.
Drummers will want to show off their passion everywhere they go. With that being said, you should think about buying the Steven Harris Drum Set Necktie. It is very affordable making it a suitable gift for many occasions. Plus, it’ll allow your loved one to show off their passion. What more could they ask for?
25. Drum Desk Lamp
Some people are afraid of the dark and this includes drummers. You can help calm their nerves with the LLUUKK Visual 3D Drum Desk Lamp. It is inexpensive and gorgeous. If your son or daughter loves playing the drums, you should not hesitate to give them this gift. You can guarantee that they’re going to love it and that it’ll provide them with peace of mind.