20 Drummer Gifts - Unusual and Awesome Ideas

May 26, 2021
welovebam
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Drummers can be tough people to buy for. Many of them are stubborn, difficult, and act like they already know everything. But don’t worry! Drummers are just as hard to shop for because they probably have all the instruments they need and anything you could try to get from a music store is going to be vaguely disappointing. But, as I always say, there’s hope: you can buy drummers the gift of education and put their skills to good use! Here are 20 gifts for drummers (in no particular order) that don’t involve giving them your kidney.

1. Pedal Practice Pad

Pedal practice pads are actually more useful than you’d think. Not only can they help you to improve your double bass skills, but also your coordination and overall foot technique which will make playing even that little bit easier. A lot of brands have pedal practice pads now, so go on and pick one up – you’ll thank me later!

Bestseller No. 1
RealFeel by Evans Folding Bass Pedal Practice Pad" > RealFeel by Evans Folding Bass Pedal Practice Pad
SaleBestseller No. 2
Electronic Drum Set, Mugig Electronic Drum Kit, Roll Up 9 Pads Drum Set for..." > Electronic Drum Set, Mugig Electronic Drum Kit,...
Bestseller No. 3
Prologix Thunderkick - Bass Drum Pedal Practice Pad" > Prologix Thunderkick - Bass Drum Pedal Practice...

2. Nickle Plated Snare Stand

Snare stands are a gift that most drummers won’t buy for themselves because they don’t really need them, but once they get them they will actually use them. Nickle plating won’t make the stand noticeably better or worse, but it will make it rust and tarnish less (which is nice for indoor use).

SaleBestseller No. 1
Home Pro Shop Slint Drum Pad Stand Kit - Practice Drum Pad Set with Two..." > Home Pro Shop Slint Drum Pad Stand Kit - Practice...
Bestseller No. 2
Snare Drum Stand with Drum Sticks Holder,Adjustable Practice Drum Stand for..." > Snare Drum Stand with Drum Sticks...
Bestseller No. 3
Gibraltar 4706 Double Braced Lightweight Snare Stand" > Gibraltar 4706 Double Braced Lightweight Snare...

3. Handheld Tambourine

For drummers who like percussion, a handheld tambourine is an inexpensive little gift that can really open up their sound! A tambourine comes in handy for adding some extra punch to your snare, bass or even acoustic guitar. And let’s be real here: any drummer or percussionist needs a handheld tambourine – they’re just too damn fun not to have around.

Bestseller No. 1
Dreokee Tambourine for Adults, 8 inch Wood Handheld Tambourine Single Row 6..." > Dreokee Tambourine for Adults, 8 inch Wood...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Tosnail 2 Pack 8' Wood Handheld Tambourine - Single Row 5 Pairs Jingles" > Tosnail 2 Pack 8" Wood Handheld Tambourine -...
Bestseller No. 3
Luvay 9' Double Row Tambourine - Metal Jingles Hand Held Percussion,..." > Luvay 9" Double Row Tambourine - Metal Jingles...

4. Electronic Drum Set

Electronic drum kits are great for drummers who don’t have a lot of space or who just want an easy way to practice. Electronic kits don’t require electricity, so you don’t have to worry about making sure your power isn’t going to go out during a dry run. It also doesn’t matter how old you are: electronic drums are incredibly useful for anyone, regardless of skill level.

Bestseller No. 1
Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit - Eight Piece All Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With..." > Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit - Eight Piece All Mesh...
Bestseller No. 2
Donner DED-100 Electronic Drum Set, Eight Pieces Mesh Electric Drum Set..." > Donner DED-100 Electronic Drum Set, Eight Pieces...
Bestseller No. 3
Alesis Drums Turbo Mesh Kit – Seven Piece Mesh Electric Drum Set With..." > Alesis Drums Turbo Mesh Kit – Seven Piece Mesh...

5. Drumsticks

Of course, any good drummer will appreciate a good set of drum sticks – like every musician in the world, they love to play with their hands. This is an awesome gift that won’t break the bank and shows that you listen to their complaints about their sticks when they talk about them during band practice.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Suwimut 12 Pairs 5A Drumsticks, Classic Maple Wood Drum Sticks for Kids and..." > Suwimut 12 Pairs 5A Drumsticks, Classic Maple Wood...
SaleBestseller No. 2
WOGOD 5A Drum Sticks Maple Drumsticks (Two pair)" > WOGOD 5A Drum Sticks Maple Drumsticks (Two pair)
Bestseller No. 3
On-Stage Maple 5A Wood Tip Drumsticks, 12 Pairs" > On-Stage Maple 5A Wood Tip Drumsticks, 12 Pairs

6. A Stick Bag

Stick bags are handy because most drummers pretty much just throw their sticks in a box or a compartment in their case. This can be problematic and downright dangerous, so get them a stick bag to keep everything safe! The best stick bags are made of leather, but if your drummer is on a tight budget nylon will do just fine. A good rule of thumb: the better the bag, the more expensive it is.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside Pocket and Floor Tom..." > Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside...
Bestseller No. 2
Vic Firth Basic Stick Bag" > Vic Firth Basic Stick Bag
Bestseller No. 3
Zildjian Basic Drumstick Bag" > Zildjian Basic Drumstick Bag

7. Drum Stuff

Plenty of drummers like to modify their drums, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift, you can get some drum stuff. You could get them some drum wrap in the color of their favorite sports team or a new set of screws for their DIY mods. Drummers love anything that allows them to customize their sound and appearance, and it makes a great gift!

Bestseller No. 1
ROCKSTIX 2 HD BLUE, BRIGHT LED LIGHT UP DRUMSTICKS, with fade effect, Set..." > ROCKSTIX 2 HD BLUE, BRIGHT LED LIGHT UP...
Bestseller No. 2
Drummer Never Underestimate An Old Man With A Drum Set Funny T-Shirt" > Drummer Never Underestimate An Old Man With A Drum...
Bestseller No. 3
K. Bell Men's Music to My Ears Novelty Crew Socks, Drums (Black), Shoe..." > K. Bell Men's Music to My Ears Novelty Crew Socks,...

8. A Snare Stand Bag

Some snare stands are very awkward and inconvenient to carry around, so get your drummer a snare stand bag. Some bags have wheels and others have backpack straps; either one will do.

Bestseller No. 1
Vangoa Snare Drum Stand Lightweight Double Braced Adjustable Height Snare..." > Vangoa Snare Drum Stand Lightweight Double Braced...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Stagg SSDB-14/6.5 STD Professional Gig Bag for Snare Drum and Snare Stand" > Stagg SSDB-14/6.5 STD Professional Gig Bag for...
Bestseller No. 3
Mendini Student Snare Drum Set with Gig Bag, Sticks, Stand and Practice Pad..." > Mendini Student Snare Drum Set with Gig Bag,...

9. A Stereo Bluetooth Speaker

Stereos are great for drummers because they allow your drummer to practice anywhere as long as they have a good pair of headphones. It’s always a good idea to get them a stereo speaker so that they can hear themselves better when practicing alone, and since there are no cables involved it’s easy for them to take their stereo wherever they want. If you were thinking of getting them a Bluetooth speaker because you didn’t know how else to spend your money, now you can rest assured that the gift was definitely worth it!

Bestseller No. 1
OontZ Angle 3 Ultra (4th Gen) Waterproof 5.0 Bluetooth Speaker, Two Speaker..." > OontZ Angle 3 Ultra (4th Gen) Waterproof 5.0...
Bestseller No. 2
Bluetooth Speaker, Bugani M90 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 30W Stereo..." > Bluetooth Speaker, Bugani M90 Portable Bluetooth...
SaleBestseller No. 3
SEVIZ Four Retro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, 40W Stereo Sound, Bluetooth..." > SEVIZ Four Retro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, 40W...

10. Chord Chart

Chord charts can teach drummers a whole lot of information about how to play their instruments – but only if you’re willing to put up with it. A lot of times, this kind of information is very useful when drummers want to learn a new song, but at the same time, it can be too in-depth and overwhelming for beginners. If you’re buying your drummer a chord chart, make sure that you only give them the more advanced chords that they might need – and leave the beginner stuff out!

Bestseller No. 1
Guitar Chord Chart of Popular Chords | Scales | Triads | Tune, Reference..." > Guitar Chord Chart of Popular Chords | Scales |...
Bestseller No. 2
Guitar Chord Scale Chart Poster of Chords | Scales | Triads | Tone | Circle..." > Guitar Chord Scale Chart Poster of Chords | Scales...
Bestseller No. 3
Guitar Chord Poster (24'x30'), Educational Reference Guide for Beginners,..." > Guitar Chord Poster (24"x30"), Educational...

11. Drumming DVD

Drumming DVDs are incredibly useful, but they can be a little bit expensive. If you want to make your drummer happy without spending a lot of money, consider giving them one of their favorite “must-see” drumming dvds! Some of the best options are made by informative videographers that just love music as much as drummers do – and drummers don’t mind watching music videos because they know everything about how it’s made!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Terry Bozzio-Musical Solo Drumming: Terry Bozzio" > Terry Bozzio-Musical Solo Drumming: Terry Bozzio
Bestseller No. 2
Neil Peart - A Work in Progress" > Neil Peart - A Work in Progress
Bestseller No. 3
Carter Beauford -- Under the Table and Drumming (DVD)" > Carter Beauford -- Under the Table and Drumming...

12. Drum Heads

The options here are endless. It is important to think about what sort of tones and sounds you want for your drummer; after all, there is no one size fits all kit here. But having a large variety in head type allows the drummer to change up their sound in an instant like a hot-dogging rockstar or post-hardcore jamming session starter.

Bestseller No. 1
Evans EC2 Tompack, Clear, Rock (10 inch, 12 inch, 16 inch)" > Evans EC2 Tompack, Clear, Rock (10 inch, 12 inch,...
Bestseller No. 2
Evans G2 Tompack, Coated, Standard (12 inch, 13 inch, 16 inch)" > Evans G2 Tompack, Coated, Standard (12 inch, 13...
Bestseller No. 3
Remo Pinstripe Clear Drumhead Pack" > Remo Pinstripe Clear Drumhead Pack

13. Drums

This one is easy, but not as easy as it sounds. If you are willing to shell out the cash, you can get them any kind of drum they want! And since most drummers will only use their kits for about two years before they switch or upgrade anyway, this is a great gift for a drummer who already has a lot of drum gear.

Bestseller No. 1
Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit - Eight Piece All Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With..." > Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit - Eight Piece All Mesh...
Bestseller No. 2
PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with..." > PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice...
Bestseller No. 3
Best Choice Products 5-Piece Full Size Complete Adult Drum Set w/ Cymbal..." > Best Choice Products 5-Piece Full Size Complete...

14. T-Shirts

For some reason, drummers love t-shirts. You can get them any kind of band shirt they want, or make it easier on yourself and just get them one that yells “DRUMMER” in the loudest letters you can find; there’s no such thing as too much attention when you’re playing live!

Bestseller No. 1
Disney Muppets Squad Goals T-Shirt" > Disney Muppets Squad Goals T-Shirt
Bestseller No. 2
Drummer Heartbeat Shirt for Drummers Percussionist T-Shirt" > Drummer Heartbeat Shirt for Drummers Percussionist...
Bestseller No. 3
Drummer Never Underestimate An Old Man With A Drum Set Funny T-Shirt" > Drummer Never Underestimate An Old Man With A Drum...

15. Drummer Headphones

This may be another “no duh” gift idea, but it can be tricky to find headphones that work well with drums. If you follow the guidelines of this article, however, you should have no problem finding good ones!

Bestseller No. 1
Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones V2" > Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones V2
Bestseller No. 2
BASN Professional in Ear Monitor Headphones for Singers Drummers Musicians..." > BASN Professional in Ear Monitor Headphones for...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Vic Firth DB22 Isolation Headphones for Hearing Protection" > Vic Firth DB22 Isolation Headphones for Hearing...

16. Beats

These days, drummers aren’t limited to only playing on actual drums; there are lots of cool programs that allow them to make all sorts of fun noises and sounds. Getting the drummer in your life some beats to play on will keep them happy no matter what their tastes!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1..." > Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1...
Bestseller No. 2
New Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds –..." > New Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Magnetic..." > Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds – Apple W1 Headphone...

17. Drummer Books

Okay, so this one might not put a smile on the drummer’s face, but having lots of information about playing drums available to you is a gift most drummers won’t receive enough of. Drummers can always use more knowledge and information when it comes to drumming; that’s why this is such a great gift idea!

SaleBestseller No. 1
The Drummer: 100 Years of Rhythmic Power and Invention" > The Drummer: 100 Years of Rhythmic Power and...
Bestseller No. 2
Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer: A Crash Course in All Musical Styles..." > Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer: A Crash...
Bestseller No. 3
Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer (Ted Reed..." > Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern...

18. Drums Key Chains

They’re funny, they’re useful, and they make a great gift for any drummer. They can hang off their backpack or keys, and if you give one in person you can start a conversation about the different types of drums out there.

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Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason's Blend K-Cup Coffee Pods for Keurig..." > Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason's Blend K-Cup...
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Café Bustelo Espresso Style Dark Roast Coffee, 72 Keurig K-Cup Pods" > Café Bustelo Espresso Style Dark Roast Coffee, 72...
SaleBestseller No. 3
AmazonFresh Colombia Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 32 Ounce" > AmazonFresh Colombia Ground Coffee, Medium Roast,...

19. Multitrack Recorder/Recording

This is a great gift for any musician, but it’s really great for drummers. Recording drums is hard work and even harder if you don’t have the right equipment. A multitrack recorder will allow them to work more efficiently and come up with some amazing finished products!

Bestseller No. 1
Drum Keychain, Percussion Drumsticks Keychain, Drummer Gift, Snare Drum..." > Drum Keychain, Percussion Drumsticks Keychain,...
Bestseller No. 2
DW DWSM800 Drumkey Key Chain" > DW DWSM800 Drumkey Key Chain
Bestseller No. 3
Snare Drum Key Chain - White" > Snare Drum Key Chain - White

20. Drum Stickers

Every drummer loves stickers, and they’re an easy way to dress up a kit. You can even give them some drum themed stickers so the drummer in your life has something nice to look at while they’re playing!

SaleBestseller No. 1
American Vinyl Oval Drummer Sticker (Drums Band Decal Music Musician)" > American Vinyl Oval Drummer Sticker (Drums Band...
Bestseller No. 2
EMC Graphics Drum Set Drummer Drumming Musician Vinyl Waterproof Sticker..." > EMC Graphics Drum Set Drummer Drumming Musician...
Bestseller No. 3
GT Graphics Express Drums - 3' Vinyl Sticker - for Car Laptop I-Pad Phone..." > GT Graphics Express Drums - 3" Vinyl Sticker - for...

Conclusion

There are tons of different ways to make the drummer in your life happy. You can certainly buy them a drum kit or other gear, but I think you’ll have more success by giving them the gift of education. There are countless videos, books, and articles that will allow drummers to improve their skills in the field they love.

So there you go! I hope this article was helpful in some way! If you’ve ever bought a drumset for someone, I’d love to hear what you got them in the comments below! And if you have any advice yourself, be sure to contribute!

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