Whether your loved one is just starting out on their podcast journey or is already well on their way they'll love these podcasting gifts.
I love podcasts.
As not only do they entertain me on my daily commute, on long walks, or during my gym workouts.
They also have the capacity to increase my knowledge, help me learn new things, and make me feel connected to different communities.
So, a big thanks to all those podcasters and content creators out there that do such a stellar job.
And if you know one personally, or have a friend that has expressed an interest in starting a podcast, then how about getting them a podcasting related gift to help them on their way.
As there are some great things you can buy that will take their game to the next level by making their recordings sound really professional.
With the following list of gift ideas for podcasters being things that any podcaster, experienced or new, would be grateful to receive.
1. Rode Procaster Broadcast Microphone
One of the best gifts you can buy to help someone make a podcast sound more professional is a top quality microphone.
As these microphones will help you deliver your message in crystal clear sound.
While also reducing and filtering out any background noise and distractions.
And as superficial as it may seem this can make a real difference to your podcasts success.
Because no matter how great or entertaining your content is, if it sounds echoey and like it was recorded in a garden shed then listeners will switch off.
So, if you know a podcaster who could do with a microphone upgrade treat them to the Rode Procaster.
As this is a dynamic mic which will pick up less background noise, which means it's great for those recording at home.
And it allows you to record in studio sounding quality too, even when you're sitting in your front room or study.
2. Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Boom Arm
Another thing that can improve the sound quality of a podcast by that extra few percent is using a boom arm for your microphone.
This helps in a couple of ways.
Firstly, by attaching the microphone to the boom arm you can position it exactly where you want it (and get it closer to your mouth).
And having the microphone in the air rather than sitting on your desk will reduce any shock noise.
Because every vibration from the desk such as tapping a keyboard or lifting and putting down a coffee cup would produce unwanted background sound otherwise.
Plus it'll free up some more desk space too (and look really cool to boot!).
So, if this sounds like a good gift to get for your loved one then check out the Rode PSA1 swivel mount boom arm.
As this one is extremely popular among top podcasters and can rotate a full 360 degrees so you can get the mic exactly where you want it.
3. Rode PSM1 Shock Mount
Another way to reduce shock noise on your podcast recordings is by using a shock mount.
As this isolates your microphone from any vibrations coming from the table or the floor.
So, if someone walks in mid-recording or you accidentally bump the table this noise won't show up if you're using a shock mount.
And while they may not be necessary for every home recording space, they can be handy in more chaotic and unpredictable environments!
So, as an alternative gift to a boom arm you could instead buy them the Rode PSM1 shock mount to house their microphone.
As this one is designed to work with the Procaster microphone and can even be attached to the end of a boom arm for double protection.
4. Monoprice Microphone Isolation Shield
The final gift idea to reduce any unwanted noise from making it onto a podcasters recordings is a microphone isolation shield.
As these shields wrap around your microphone creating a barrier that blocks out any ambient or reflected sounds from getting to the microphone.
Meaning your voice will be isolated and clearer to the listener.
And a popular one to go for is the Monoprice microphone isolation shield.
As this one is made from an acoustic foam that is ideal for blocking unwanted sound and can be adjusted to wrap around your microphone to isolate it even further.
5. Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Monitor Headphones
When you're talking away on a podcast, whether solo or with guests, you need to be able to hear what's going on clearly.
And that is what make a high quality pair of monitor headphones a brilliant gift for podcasters.
Because using these headphones while recording allows you to pick up on anything that needs adjusting and fixing such as mic volume levels or static.
Which is vital as there's nothing more frustrating than recording a brilliant podcast episode only to find that there are issues with the sound!
And when you're recording with others, either over Skype or in the same room, using a pair of headphones will allow you to hear them clearly and without any distractions from background noise.
So, treat your favourite podcaster to a great pair of monitor headphones by getting them the Audio Technica ATH-M50X.
As these give superb sound clarity, in fact so good they are sometimes used by top sound engineers.
While the over the ear pads are supremely comfortable to wear and do a great job of blocking out any distracting outside noise.
So, they're ideal for even the most successful of podcasters.
6. Tascam US 4x4 Audio Interface
If you want a gift idea for an advanced podcaster then an audio interface is one option.
These are external sound cards for your computer that allow it to receive the sound in a much higher quality than with the built in sound card.
So, rather than plugging your headphones and microphones directly into the computer you run them through the audio interface instead.
And this gives you more accurate and clearer sounding recordings that make your podcast sound really professional.
So, an audio interface can make a good gift for the serious podcaster and one I'd recommend is the Tascam US 4x4.
As you can connect up to 4 microphones simultaneously with this one and it produces rich sound quality that will impress any audience.
7. Canon Powershot G7X Camera
Many successful podcasters are also choosing to film their podcast interviews and recordings these days so they can also upload the videos onto YouTube.
As it's important to try to build your audience on as many platforms as possible.
And in the same way that sound quality is crucial for a podcasts success, the quality of the video recording is also key to gaining popularity on YouTube.
So, just recording yourself on a smartphone won't cut it, you need to invest in a decent camera.
And one that remains popular with YouTubers the world over is the Canon Powershot G7X.
As you can shoot video in 1080p full HD quality with stereo sound.
Which means smooth and sharp footage that will look great on 4HD televisions.
So, not only will they sound great on the podcast, they'll look great on it too.
8. Recording In Progress Door Sign
Having someone burst into the room while you're in the middle of recording a podcast or a podcast interview over Skype is really annoying.
Especially when you've also got the camera recording you.
After all, we all remember this guy right?
So, as a fun little stocking filler how about this 'Recording In Progress' door sign.
As with one of these everyone in the house will know not to come banging when the door sign is hanging.
9. The Podcast Journal
Now this next gift is ideal for a friend or loved one who is still at the 'thinking about' stage of starting a podcast.
As The Podcast Journal by John Lee Dumas is the ultimate step-by-step guide to help them get set-up in the right way.
So, you simply work you're way through the 50-day plan in the book completing the daily exercises and tasks along the way.
And by day 50 you will be ready to launch your podcast out into the world.
Plus you also get access to Facebook groups and video lessons that help you to connect with other podcasters and share tips and knowledge.
So, one of these journals makes a really nice gift and can be a big help to give them the guidance and push they need to bring their idea to fruition.
10. Zoom H4N Pro Multi-Track Recorder
This gift on the other hand is at the other end of the spectrum and definitely not one for beginners!
But for a podcaster that produces group podcasts and loves geeking out on equipment then a multi-track recorder will be appealing for them.
As with one of these they can record multiple tracks at the same time rather than having just one recording of everyone together.
This means that you could have 4 people speaking together as a group each on their own track and you can then edit each one individually.
Which is great as you can cut out bits you don't like from individual tracks or any erroneous sound without having to lose the whole thing.
So, with some clever editing one of these can really sharpen up a conversation and make it sound super professional.
And a good multi-track recorder to get for a podcaster is the Zoom H4N Pro.
As this one has 4 tracks, produces great sound quality, and is connects to your laptop or PC via a USB cable.
11. LowePro DSLR Backpack
Now not everyone can record their podcasts at home.
As maybe you don't have the right space or level of quietness and privacy to make it work.
Or if you need to interview others or run a group podcast you may prefer to meet in person rather than link up over Skype.
Which means you will need to be carrying expensive and delicate recording equipment with you to coffee shops, co-working spaces, or wherever you're planning to record.
So, the final gift idea for podcasters on this list is a backpack that can keep their equipment secure and safe.
And a great choice for that is the Lowepro Flipside 400 camera backpack.
Now this one was designed for photographers and vloggers to house their camera equipment.
But it can work just as well to keep your microphones, headphones, audio interfaces and laptops safe when recording podcasts remotely.
As the padded compartments are perfect for avoiding any damage or accidents on the move and these can be adjusted to fit your equipment into.
And it comes with a weather proof cover to protect your gear if you get caught outside in the wind and the rain.
Podcasting is a hobby that can quickly turn into a passion.
So, why not show some encouragement to your loved ones by buying them a gift to make their podcasts even better?
Because the gift ideas I've listed here will go a long way to helping them sound more professional and upping their podcast game.
And who knows, they may even invite you on the show as a guest in the future to show their appreciation!