Help a drummer to keep the beat moving with these cool gift ideas that will improve their drumming performance and experience.
My Top Gift Choice For Drummers
Keeping their sticks safe and to hand is really important for a drummer, and they can do this with this stylish drumsticks case that can also store their mallets, drum key, and personal items while they play.
If you have a drummer in your life then lucky you, as they are usually fun to be around, and have a zest for life that is infectious.
And they love nothing better than getting on their drum kits and banging away to create the beat that moves a song along.
So when it comes time to buy them a gift, getting them something drumming related to go with their passion makes sense.
The problem is, buying a drummer specific drumming equipment such as sticks and the drums themselves is not such a great idea, as their choice of brand and style will be very personal to them.
Which means it's almost impossible to get right without asking them first.
And in that case you are far better off just giving them the cash to go out and buy their own gear from the music store.
However, there are still general items you can get them that will help them with their drumming, and it's these items that make for great gifts.
So check out the following gift ideas for drummers for a little treat that they'll love to receive.
1. A Few Pairs Of Their Favourite Drumsticks
One thing that any drummer always needs more of are drumsticks, as they will go through a couple of pairs of these per month if they play regularly.
So they make the ideal starting point when thinking about good gift ideas for drummers.
However, drumsticks come in many different styles, sizes, and brands, and each drummer will have their own specific preferences.
So this is the one gift on the list where it's best to ask them first, then you can help them stock up on sets of their favourite sticks.
But if you can't check with them beforehand, then a pair of ProMark classic 5Bs are a solid choice to go for.
2. A Drumstick Case
A drummer will need a good quality case to store their drumsticks and to carry them safely from gig to gig, so they'll love to receive one of these as a gift.
And while you can pick them up a basic one for around twenty bucks, why not treat them to something more special with the Mono M80 drumstick case.
As this one is larger than most and has pockets that will also store their mallets, drum key, and personal items such as their keys, phone, and wallet as they play.
And once opened it has two bungees that mean they can hang it on their mount, giving them easy access to their gear in between songs.
3. A Bag For Their Cymbals
They'll also need a bag for their cymbals too, as these are an expensive and precious part of a drummer's kit.
And a cymbals bag that any drummer would absolutely love to receive as a gift is the Mono M80.
As this one has 5 padded compartments to keep each of their cymbals separate and well protected from any bumps and damage.
And the shoulder straps make it really easy to carry too.
4. A Few Packs Of Moongel Pads For Their Toms
Many drummers swear by using moongel pads to dampen down the sounds they get when playing their toms.
These are gel pads that attach to the face of their drums, making it easier to control the resonance and quality of the sound.
So getting a few packs of Moongel resonance pads for your favourite drummer as a gift is sure to be a winner.
5. A Drum Tuner To Get Them Sounding Just Right
While lots of drummers trust their ears when tuning up their drums before playing, there's nothing quite like doing so with an digital drum tuner.
As these devices will get the drum tension spot on, and ensure that their drumming sounds as professional as possible.
So treating a drummer to one of these makes for a fantastic gift idea, and one that hits the spot is the Tune-Bot Studio digital drum tuner.
As with this one they can tune each drum quickly and accurately, and even save their preferred settings for future use.
6. A Metronome For Keeping Their Drum Beat On Point
Now buying a metronome for a drummer might seem like a veiled insult at first, a bit like saying they can't keep a steady beat!
But practicing along to one can really help a drummer to perfect their rhythm and get their timing spot on.
So getting them the Tama Rhythm Watch RW200 metronome is a really nice gift idea.
As this has all the features a drummer could possibly want, including a wide range of tempos and beats, and a volume level that can be heard above the crashing drums.
7. A Cowbell For Mixing Things Up
This next gift idea for drummers is something they can add to their drum kit that will allow them to achieve a really cool sound to accompany their beats.
And that is a cowbell.
As these have been used on some massive tracks throughout the years (see the video below), and can really add some oomph and fun to a back beat.
So check out the LP Chad Smith Signature Ridge Rider Red Hot cowbell for a gift they won't be expecting, but will really enjoy.
Especially if they're a Red Hot Chilli Peppers fan.
8. A Rug To Go Underneath Their Drum Kit
Having your drums set out on the floor with nothing underneath them can make them unstable and liable to move around as you play.
So to stop them from moving out of position or toppling over, most drummers choose to use a drum set rug.
As this will keep them all in place, especially the bass drums which are most liable to move around.
So why not treat your drummer to a really good rug with the Zildjian deluxe drum set rug, which is big enough to fit their whole drum kit on.
9. A Set Of Drum Muting Pads For Quiet Practicing
Finding the right time and place to practice drums can be a serious problem for any aspiring drummer.
As because of the noise they make, it can drive your neighbours crazy, and mean that late night sessions are definitely not an option.
So a really useful gift idea that can help a drummer practice anywhere and at any time of the day or night, is to get them a set of drum muting pads.
As these will fit over their drums and cymbals to help mute the sounds, meaning they can bash away without causing a massive racket.
And for a set that rubber pads that covers most of their drum kit, check out the Vic Firth drum mute prepack.
10. Ear Protectors For Healthier Eardrums
Bashing away on the drums night after night can cause damage to a drummer's ears over time.
So a useful gift that can help to keep their eardrums in as good condition as their actual drums is to get them a set of ear protectors to pop in as they play.
As this will muffle the sound down to an acceptable level that won't cause them harm, but still allow them to hear what they're doing.
And for a set that many drummers use and recommend, check out the Etymotic Research ER20 high-fidelity earplugs.
11. A Comfortable Drumming Throne
Every drummer needs a comfortable stool to sit on as they play, which means a top quality drumming throne makes for a great gift for them.
As the right throne not only feels comfortable to sit on, it'll also be supportive to look after their body as they play, and keep them nicely balanced too.
So the only thing they need to concentrate on is hitting the drums.
And if you want to get them the very best of thrones that will last them for years, check out the Roc-N-Soc Nitro drum throne.
As this one is loved by drummers the world over.
12. A Drummers Emergency Kit
Things can and will go wrong with a drum kit at the worst possible times, such as just before or right in the middle of a gig.
And when that happens, a drummer needs to be able to make quick repairs and adjustments to ensure the show can go on.
Which is what makes the Zildjian drummer's survival kit such a great choice as a gift for drummers.
As this contains a selection of things they might need to get things back on track, such as cymbal and hi hat felts, a drum key, wing nuts, tension rods, and nylon washers.
13. A Book About Drumming Or Legendary Drummers
Getting a drummer a book to get stuck into is always going to be a good idea if they also enjoy reading.
And with this kind of gift idea you have hundreds of options, from technique books to improve their drumming, to autobiographies of famous drummers from years gone by.
But for books that come well recommended by drummers, check out the following.
14. Sign Them Up For Online Drumming Lessons
While there are plenty of free videos on YouTube that can help and guide a beginner drummer, they are not structured in a way that will make them learn quickly and in the right way.
So it's a good idea to sign up for an actual online drumming course instead, as this will give them a structured pathway to improve their skills and technique.
And a great one to try is Mike's Lessons, as this is packed full of courses and lessons on all aspects of drumming and delivered by a great drum teacher with a really easy to follow style.
So if you want a gift that can help them to get better on the drums, why not sign them up for a set amount of time so they can get stuck into the lessons on there.
As you can do this for a month for $29, for 6-months for $149, or for a full year for $269.
15. A Drum Cymbal Wall Clock
Our final gift idea for drummers is a fun one, and that is to get them this novelty drum cymbal wall clock by Zildjian.
As they can hang this up at home to create the perfect decoration to show their passion for the drums.
And with this on the wall they'll have no excuse for turning up late to gigs ever again!
Drummers are a breed of their own, but they are mostly lovable and fun characters.
So why not treat the drummer in your life to a little gift to show them how much you care.
As each of the gift ideas for drummers that I've featured here will be appreciated by them, as they are all things that a drummer would get plenty of use from.
So you'll keep them banging away happily on their drums with one of these gift ideas.