Whether they're just starting out on their podcast journey or are already on their way, we've got the podcasting gift ideas they'll love.
My Top Gift Choice For Podcasters
A good pair of monitor headphones like these will allow a podcaster to hear themselves and their guests clearly, block out any outside noise, and ensure they nail the audio every time.
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 the 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, and make their recordings sound really professional.
So check out the following list of gift ideas for podcasters, as these are things that any podcaster, old or new, would be grateful to receive.
1. A Crystal Clear Podcasting Microphone With Top Sound Quality
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 them deliver their 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 their podcasts success.
Because no matter how great or entertaining their content is, if it sounds 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 picks up less background noise, which means it's great for those recording at home.
And it allows them to record in studio sounding quality too, even when they're sitting in their front room (or garden shed!).
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2. A Boom Arm For A Better Performing Microphone
Another thing that can improve the sound quality of a podcast by that extra few percent is using a boom arm for the microphone.
As 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 too.
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, 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, as it rotates a full 360 degrees, so they can get the mic exactly where they want it.
3. A Shock Mount To Isolate The Microphone Sound
Another way to reduce shock noise on your podcast recordings is by using a shock mount.
As this isolates the microphone you are using from any vibrations coming from the table or 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 buy them the Rode PSM1 shock mount to house their microphone instead.
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. A 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 the microphone, creating a barrier that blocks out any ambient or reflected sounds from getting to it.
Meaning their voice will be isolated and clearer to the listener.
And a popular one to go for is the Monoprice microphone isolation shield.
As this is made from an acoustic foam that is ideal for blocking unwanted sound, and can be adjusted to wrap around their microphone to isolate it even further.
5. A Good Pair Of 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 makes a high quality pair of monitor headphones a brilliant gift for podcasters.
Because using these headphones while recording allows them to pick up on anything that needs adjusting and fixing, such as the 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 they're recording with others, either over Skype or in the same room, using a pair of headphones will allow them to hear their guests clearly, and without any distractions from background noise.
So, treat your favourite podcaster to a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50X monitor headphones.
As these offer superb sound clarity, so good in fact that they are also used by top sound engineers.
And the over the ear pads are supremely comfortable to wear, and do a great job of blocking out any outside noise.
6. An Audio Interface For Advanced Podcasters
If you want a gift idea for an advanced podcaster, then an audio interface is one option.
These are external sound cards for their computer that allow it to receive the sound in a much higher quality than with the built in sound card.
So, rather than plugging their headphones and microphones directly into the computer, they run them through the audio interface instead.
And this gives them more accurate and clearer sounding recordings that make their 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. A Standing Desk For More Energetic Podcasts
Sitting down as they record a podcast suits many podcasters.
However, others have found that they prefer standing up while recording.
As not only does this make them speak clearer and sound better, it can also make them sound more energetic and enthusiastic too.
And this can add a real liveliness to a podcast, especially if high energy is what they're going for.
So the next gift idea for a podcaster is to get them a height adjustable standing desk, such as the one above from Fezibo.
As this will allow them to roam free, giving them the freedom to move around as they record.
Which is good for their podcast, but also for their health too, as too much sitting is no fun for the body.
8. A Digital Camera To Record Their Pods For YouTube
Many successful podcasters choose to film their podcasts so they can upload the videos onto YouTube.
As it's important for them to try to build an audience on as many platforms as possible.
And in the same way that sound quality is crucial for a podcasts success, the quality of their video recording is also key to gaining popularity on YouTube.
So, just recording themselves on a smartphone won't cut it, they need to invest in a decent digital 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.
9. A 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.
So, as a fun little stocking filler how about this 'Recording In Progress' door sign.
As with one of these hanging on the door, everyone in the house will know not to come barging in.
10. A Moleskine Notebook For Planning Each Episode
Great podcasts don't just happen, they take plenty of work on the podcasters part to plan and produce.
This includes researching their topic thoroughly, working out an interesting running order, thinking up pertinent questions to ask their guests, and checking their facts and information.
So every podcaster will appreciate a nice notebook to do the podcast planning in, and one that makes a good gift is the Moleskine classic notebook.
As this is an XL size which is ideal for their desks, has an attractive leather-like cover, and use high quality paper for their pages.
11. The Podcast Journal To Guide Them
Now this next gift is ideal for a friend or loved one who is still at the 'thinking about it' 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, they simply work their way through the 50-day plan in the book, completing the daily exercises and tasks along the way.
And by day 50 they will be ready to launch their podcast out into the world.
Plus they also get access to helpful Facebook groups and video lessons that connect them with other podcasters so they can share tips and knowledge.
So, this book 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.
12. A Multi-Track Recorder For Superior Editing
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, 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 they could have 4 people speaking together as a group, each on their own track, and they can then edit each one individually.
Which is great, as they can cut out any bits they don't like from individual tracks 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 separate tracks, produces great sound quality, and connects to their laptop or PC via a USB cable.
13. A Secure Backpack For All Their Podcasting Gear
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 maybe they want to interview others or run a group podcast, and prefer to meet in person rather than link up over Skype.
Which means they will need to be carrying expensive and delicate recording equipment with them to coffee shops, co-working spaces, or wherever they'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 a podcasters microphones, headphones, audio interfaces, and laptops safe when recording remotely.
As the padded compartments are perfect for avoiding any damage or accidents on the move, and these can be adjusted to fit their equipment into.
And it comes with a weather proof cover to protect their gear if they get caught outside in the wind and rain.
14. A Funny Podcaster T-Shirt
T-shirts are always fun gifts to give to a loved one and there are plenty of options when it comes to podcasters.
As these t-shirts feature funny slogans about the various bugbears many podcasters have about it as well as poking a little fun at them.
With one I like personally being The Podfather t-shirt, which would work even better if they are also into their movies.
15. A Podcasting Themed Coffee Mug
You can also find a wide range of coffee mugs aimed at podcasters that would also make for nice gifts.
As these also feature the same funny slogans and sayings that will make them smile as they are drinking their morning coffee.
With one example being the I'd Rather Be Podcasting coffee mug.
Podcasting is an absorbing hobby that can quickly turn into a passion.
So, why not show a podcaster some encouragement by buying them a gift to make their podcasts even better?
Because the gift ideas for podcasters that 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 to their show as a guest one day to show their appreciation!