100+ Gifts For Drummers (2023) - Drumeo Beat

What do you get for somebody who has wants it all? If you want to put a smile on a drummer’s face, check out this list of over 100 drum products from $5 to $500+ that make awesome gifts for the percussion enthusiast in your life.

From stocking stuffers to extra-generous presents, check out these ideas to help any drummer relieve stress or rediscover the joy of drumming (Bob Ross not included) this holiday season. Musical Instrument Case Hardware

100+ Gifts For Drummers (2023) - Drumeo Beat

Drumsticks ($5-60) You’ll most likely spend around $10-15 for a pair of regular drumsticks. But the sky’s the limit with options:

Big Fat Snare Drum ($30-45)

Change the sound of your snare drum instantly and get rid of overtones (something most drummers don’t like). It’s magical!

Drumeo Tone Control Kit ($59 for 4)

These clamp on the edge of each drum and dampen the sound, which means less ringing and more awesome. They come in a 4-pack and we usually sell out of these, so you can search ‘snareweight’ on Amazon if we’re sold out ($20-30 for a single one).

Low Boy Custom Bass Drum Beaters ($28-45)

This company makes beautiful beaters that come in different materials (like wood, felt, or leather) so you can get different sounds out of your bass drum.

These are useful for all different types of gigs!

Drumheads ($15-100) After a while, drumheads get worn down, stretched out, and even dented – so drummers need to replace them. Look for heads from Aquarian, Evans, or Remo.

Danmar Metal Kick Pad ($12) Attach this ‘sticker’ to the bass drum head to get a unique sound and attack. Todd Sucherman (Styx) swears by it and it’s great for rock and metal.

Drummers hate when the bass drum starts sliding away, which can happen if the surface under the drum is slippery and can’t stand up to the drummer’s energy. Prevent bass drum creep with this foam block (the heavy duty Velcro on the bottom is a lifesaver on any carpet).

DrumDial ($60) If you aren’t a drummer, you might not know that drums need to be tuned. We like to listen to certain notes on our toms, but it all comes down to the tension on the top and bottom heads. DrumDial allows you to measure the tension around each drum and makes tuning much easier.

It’s small, effective, and fits in your pocket or stick bag. This special drum key helps to make sure the tension is even around the drum (not as accurately as the DrumDial, but it’s still useful).

Some drummers never clean their cymbals because age can change the sound slightly. Make sure you find out if the drummer you’re buying for likes clean or dirty cymbals! If it’s the former, pick up some Zildjian Cymbal Cleaner or Groove Juice.

Add a cool look to the bass drum port (a hole in the drum’s resonant head) while reinforcing the hole so the drummer or a sound engineer doesn’t tear the drum head putting blankets or mics inside.

These ‘felts’ are actually made of dense foam that increases the cymbal’s resonance while protecting the cymbal from damage by the metal on the stand. These come in multiple colors, so you could match them with the kit if you want.

Keep loud sounds out while still listening to your favorite songs. Drumeo’s EarDrums are triple-driver in-ear monitors that seal in the music while reducing external volume by up to -29dB.

Pick up a pair for the drummer in your life and make sure they hear it all for years to come.

GrooveTech Multi-Tool ($17) Like a survival tool for drummers, this multi-tool is full of different accessories to tune, screw, cut, and more. Check out the GrooveTech model or this one from Tama.

Hole Cutter ($14) If the drummer doesn’t have a hole in their bass drum head (used to change the sound of the drum or easily allow microphones and/or dampening to be placed inside), they can use a hole cutter to do it themselves. It’s cheaper than buying a whole new head with a pre-punched hole, and could make a good stocking stuffer for the serious drum aficionado who’s got multiple kits.

Drumeo Comfort Cover ($112) This is the ultimate gift for a drummer’s behind: it turns any crappy old stool into an extremely comfortable seat. It’s much cheaper than buying a whole new throne, and especially useful for a gigging drummer who’s regularly borrowing gear.

Auxiliary Kick Mount ($50-117) Legendary drummer Horacio Hernandez uses this kind of auxiliary pedal, and now you can too! Use this mount to attach a pedal on one side and a wood block or cowbell on the other side, freeing up your hands for other rhythms. Check out these options from Meinl and Gibraltar.

Quick-Release Cymbal Toppers ($17-30) Easy to clamp on and take off, these cymbal toppers make setting up or changing cymbals much quicker than with the traditional twist-off ones. These are perfect stocking stuffers.

Drum Key ($3-25) Regular drum keys (for tuning drums) are inexpensive and simple. But…

If you want something special, try the GrooveTech T-Handle Drum Key ($24). This key is amazing for someone who needs a bigger drum key (ex. a drummer who wants more crank – like a mechanic’s ratchet – or who has less finger dexterity. Drumeo’s drum tech, Tyson swears by this!

Drop Clutch ($24-44) A drop clutch lets a drummer switch their hi-hats to closed mode by hitting it once. Then they can move their foot from the hi-hat pedal to a double bass pedal. Perfect for metal drummers!

Drum Cases ($50-350) No more scratches and dings on your drums! Cases make sure you can transport them safely. Make sure you know the sizes of the drums (in diameter and depth) before buying a set of these.

Hard cases (like these ones from Protechtor) are more expensive but they’re much more durable. Soft (like these ones from Protection Racket) are easier on the wallet and good for local gigs.

An awesome gift for drum students (or aspiring ones), these are some of our recommended drum books:

Drumeo ($30/mo or $240/yr) Online drum lessons are perfect for any drummer who wants to learn on their own schedule and on their own terms. Get them a Drumeo membership (a 1-month or annual pass) for access to over 3000 hours of lessons, 2000+ song transcriptions, personalized feedback, a coaching program featuring celebrity drummers, a lively community, Netflix-style drum documentaries and much more.

Add more cool sounds to the kit with a splash cymbal (they usually come in 8″ or 10″). Splashes can get expensive – even though they’re some of the smallest cymbals out there – but you can find cheaper models under $100 like this Paiste 900 Series.

Get a stand or cymbal arm ($30-100) to mount a cymbal. Perfect if you plan to gift a splash cymbal like the suggestion above!

Cowbell ($15-80) More cowbell? Always! You can find small cowbells, big cowbells, and even cowbell trees (with multiple cowbells). You’ll need an auxiliary mount ($30-60) to add it to the kit – check out the Meinl and Gibraltar mounts we mentioned above.

Tambourine ($20-80) You can hit it with a drumstick when it’s mounted on the drum kit, or ‘shake’ it with a foot pedal if it’s mounted on the hi-hat stand.

This is one of the most popular drumming add-ons right now, and if you give this module as a gift, you’ll be their favorite person ever. The EAD10 (which stands for Electronic Acoustic Drums – watch the demo here) is a cheaper, simpler way to mic a kit, add different effects and filters, and make it easy to film and record yourself playing along to music with the free app.

Casey Cooper Igniter Snare Drum ($175) This drum is perfect as an auxiliary snare to give the drummer more sonic options. You get a lot of bang for your buck – it’s a lot more affordable than similar snare drums.

If you want to send someone a gift from anywhere in the world (and save on shipping costs), get them an app!

Ranging from $6 to $35, these gifts are small enough to fit in a stocking and won’t break the bank.

Ranging from $18 to $150, there are a ton of budget-friendly products on most drummers’ wish lists.

Unlike most snare stands, the Drumeo PadStand is the perfect size to cradle any pad, making it easy to quietly work on your drumming anywhere.

Get one for only $59 and level up your practice routine.

If you’ve got a bit more financial wiggle room and want to seriously treat a drummer, here are a few big ideas.

From classic books to online drum lessons, every drummer deserves to keep learning – no matter how good they already are.

They may not make you a better drummer, but they sure are awesome. Here are some novelty gift ideas that’ll make any drummer’s life even more fun.

If you still need more ideas for drummer gifts, you could also get them:

It can be tough to find a gift for that person who’s always tapping their foot. Whether you have a drummer in your life or you just feel like treating yourself this year, now’s the time to stock up on gifts any drum lover would be stoked on.

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