It can be hard to find the right Christmas gifts for drummers so check out this handy list of gift ideas. From stocking fillers to unforgettable presents we’ve got something for everyone at Drum Central.
Stocking Fillers For Drummers
Kicking off the list with some cheap small sized gifts for drummers that would make perfect stocking fillers.
- Moon Gel – Ideal stocking filler, improves the sound of any drum kit and even if you’re not sure if your drummer already has some, drummers always appreciate a fresh tub.
- Gorilla Snot – Interesting name… apply to drum sticks to improve grip.
- Drum keys are a great stocking filler. Evan’s Magnetic Drum Key, Wincent Rock Key, Pearl’s Tech Tool and the Meinl Multi Tool are great upgrades from the standard key and no drummer can ever have enough drum keys.
Essential Presents for Drummers
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- Stagg’s CYB-10 cymbal bag is a great starter option for cymbal bags.
- The Protection Racket Deluxe Cymbal bag is a pro level cymbal bag, a fantastic gift either as a first cymbal bag or an upgrade.
- The Protection Racket stick bag is great for organising sticks and a useful gift for anyone who hasn’t got one.
- Vater’s single stick holder or multi pair stick holder are a useful way to make sure spare sticks are within reach while playing.
- Alpine Ear Plugs are the industry standard when it comes to keeping your ears safe and are much comfier and better sounding than the foam alternatives.
- Every drummer should have a practice pad. If the drummer in your life doesn’t have one… get them one. Their drum tutor will thank you.
- An upgraded throne is an essential purchase that drummers need to make at some point as the ones supplied with starter kits are normally lightweight and designed for children. We have a wide range of thrones available but we are big fans of the Custom Percussion Cycle Seat Throne and the Gibraltar 9608 Throne.
Percussion Gifts For Drummers
Additional percussion can be a fun way for drummers to expand their skills and express their musicality in a different way.
- Cajon’s are a great option for drummers, these South American box drums recreate the sound of drum kits with a hugely versatile but quieter range of sounds. Great for acoustic gigs. Stagg Cajons are a cheap but quality option, check out the Keo Cajon and Luxury Cajon if you’d like a fancier option.
- The Meinl Hybrid Slaptop Cajon is a fun flexible instrument that works as a Cajon on one side and Bongos on the other.
- Tambourines are a great addition to drum kit setups. LP Click Hats are a great choice as they can be easily switched on and off but Meinl Ching Rings are a cheap and effective option too.
- LP Finger Shots are a fun shaker that you attach to your fingers to add a shaker sound to any percussion performance. Best bought in pairs!
- Twist Shakers are an excellent combo for anyone who already has a cajon. Their unique shape allows for them to be easily tied to your foot to provide an extra accompaniment.
- Waltons Bodhran starter pack is an ideal gift for a drummer interested in learning how to play in a whole new genre. It comes with everything you need, including an instructional DVD.
Novelty Gifts For Drummers
Novelty gifts can be a great idea at Christmas particularly with younger drummers. Introducing a novelty element to their new hobby is a great way to keep them going.
- Firestix light up drum sticks are a fun novelty for younger drummers. Hard wearing clear plastic sticks that light up when struck. We’ve included the red ones in this section but there’s a whole range of colours available.
- Fireballz cymbal toppers create an eye catching addition to any drummers setup by lighting up when the cymbal is struck.
- Promark active grip sticks are a serious choice for many drummers but also work well as a novelty for kids who love the black colour.
- Hot Sticks are a range of drum sticks that come in a variety of designs that are ideal for kids.
- Meinl Make Your Own Cajon Kit. Great novelty present for drummers that enjoy a project.
Cymbals For Christmas
Nothing really excites drummers more than a new cymbal so they make a great present. We have a huge range of cymbals if you are looking for something individual. Looking at FX cymbals might be a good idea if you’re not sure what they need and fearful of doubling up. In this guide we’ve focused on 3 cymbal packs that we love that are great for drummers at different levels or budgets.
- Paiste 101 Packs are our go to recommendation for drummers buying their first cymbals or replacing starter cymbals. They are great value for money, hard wearing and sound great for the price.
- Istanbul Agop Xist Cymbal packs are a fantastic mid range option and even include a free 18″ crash and a free cymbal hard case so are a good choice for drummers beginning to think about playing live.
- Sabian AAX-Plosion Cymbal packs are a fantastic sounding professional level cymbal pack at a price much lower than most pro packs.
Drum Kits For Beginner Drummers
If you’re looking for a drum kit to get a loved one started with drumming it can be a bit daunting when you start looking around and see the huge range of kits available.
- For beginners we generally recommend the Mapex Tornado kit which comes with everything a drummer needs to get started at a very impressive price.
- The Pearl Export is one of the most popular kits in the history of drums and a great option for drummers wanting a real quality all in one kit that is suitable for gigging.
- the Carslbro CSD130 is a great budget electronic drum kit for beginners.
- For an upgraded, more sensitive electronic kit option we highly recommend the Yamaha DTX 452
Gift Ideas For The Drummer Who Has Everything
The longer the drummer in your life has been playing for, the harder it can be to find a gift that they haven’t got yet. So we’ve finished this list with gifts that we think they might just not have.
- The DW2000 Series Tambo Pedal is a cool add on to any kit allowing you to play tambourine with your left foot while playing on the rest of the kit.
- British Drum Company, Joe’s Butler is a unique gift that gives drummers somewhere to hold their beer, wallet, phone and keys. All the essentials!
- Yamaha Crosstown Hardware is super light. Ideal for the regularly gigging drummer. Swap your heavy and bulky hardware for bag for one that you can lift easily with one hand!
- Drumming Gloves keep your grip sure and your hands protected during those long hard practises. We’ve included the medium gloves here but there are a full range of sizes.
Just can’t decide what to get them? The Drum Central Gift Voucher which is redeemable online or in store might be exactly what you are looking for!