Buyer's Guide

Gifts For Drummers – The Ultimate Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the drummer in your life? Take a look at my top picks for all budgets that every drummer is guaranteed to love.

Drummers can be very difficult to shop for.

If you don’t know much about drumming yourself it can be near impossible to know what they might like, and drummers in general tend to be pretty picky about their hardware. A practical gift is always the best kind of gift in my opinion, and nobody wants something that they’ll never really use.

Luckily for you, I’ve picked out the best gifts for drummers for every price range that all drummers are guaranteed to love.

Gifts For Drummers Under $300

Tama Iron Cobra 600 Double Pedal

Tama’s Iron Cobra series of double bass pedals are known as being the top standard in the industry.

I remember how happy I was when I got my first set of double bass pedals. Expanding into the world of double bass playing opened up completely new possibilities and creativity which led me to becoming a much more well-rounded drummer. 

Whoever you get this for will surely remember this gift for the rest of their life.

Alesis DM6 USB Electronic Drum Kit

A drummer's worst nightmare is wanting to play on a full drum set but not being able to due to sound restrictions.

Enter the electronic drum set.

Now they can play at all hours of the night using headphones and not have to worry about the neighbors.

This kit comes with 108 different sounds and includes a dual-zone 8” snare pad leading to multiple sounds per pad and expressive freedom.

Gammon Percussion Full Size Complete Adult 5 Piece Drum Set

This full size cheap drum set comes with everything you need to start playing right away.

It includes hi-hats, a crash cymbal, stands, drum stool, sticks, and a tuning key.

This is a great gift to get somebody started playing drums who has never had a kit before.

Gifts For Drummers Under $200

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbal Set

Perfect for the drummer who plays on pads and needs to keep quiet, but craves the feeling of playing on a real drum set.

These low volume cymbals are designed to give real cymbal feeling, but are 70-80% quieter than traditional cymbals. This allows for long lasting playing, less ear fatigue, and happy neighbors.

Available in multiple packages and sizes.

Pyle Pro 7-Piece Wired Dynamic Drum Mic Kit

For the drummer already with a drum set, this microphone kit is designed to work with almost any kit, and the universal drum mounts can be attached to nearly any drum rim.

It comes with a big drum mic, 4 small mics, 2 condenser mics, a convenient carrying case, and a variety of clamps and threads for easy mounting.

Pyle Electronic Drum Set Pad With Built in Speakers and Foot Pedals

Here is a great compact, portable desktop all-in-one drum machine.

It includes hundreds of built-in sounds, songs, and drumkits, and also includes a trainer to help develop their chops.

It’s perfect for beginners, and the best part is that it can be moved from place to place in seconds.

Gammon 5-Piece Junior Starter Drum Kit

The perfect way to get your young drummer started, this kit comes with everything you need to get going.

In addition to the 5-piece kit, it comes with a hi-hat stand and cymbals, snare stand, a mounted cymbal, drum stool, bass drum pedal, drum sticks, and tuning key.

This best seller is also available in multiple colors.

If you want some other similar options check out our best drum sets for kids.

Gifts For Drummers Under $100

Zildjian 12" Table-top Gong and Stand Set

I don’t know of any drummer that wouldn’t love a miniature gong for decoration or use in their house or office.

In addition to authentic looks and materials, it packs a big punch and delivers a signature full Zildjian gong sound.

Meinl Compact Jam Cajon with Internal Snares

In case you are unfamiliar with a cajon, it’s basically a little box that you can sit on and hit the side with your hands like you would with bongos. It’s perfect for jam sessions, acoustic shows, or just messing around.

The Meinl Jam Cajon allows for cutting snare slaps, deep and punchy bass hits, and responsive finger rolls all across it’s adjustable playing surface.

A very fun and unique gift for drummers of any level, and one of the best gifts for percussionists.

For a bigger selection, check out our cajon buyer's guide.

Meinl 16" HCS Brass Trash Crash Cymbal

When all else fails, a drummer can never turn down an extra cymbal to add to their collection on their drumkit.

This crash cymbal has specially drilled holes leading to a shorter sustain. It’s perfect for short bursts of energy during fills or to cut through loud music.

Or they can use it as a stacker to place on top of other cymbals leading to unique and interesting sounds.

Meinl Black River Series Djembe

Perfect for jam sessions, drum circles, live shows, or just to have around the house, this djembe is a great gift for any drummer.

It’s carved from one solid piece of mahogany, and the head is made from hand-selected goat skin.

From high pitched slaps to deep resonant bass tones, this drum has great sounding acoustics.

Zildjian A Series 6" Splash Cymbal

The Zildian A Series cymbals are well known as being some of the top sounding cymbals in the world, and they are my personal favorite.

Every drummer loves adding little things like this to their kit, so it’s the perfect gift for anyone. You can never have enough splashes.

Tama Rhythm Watch RW200

Keeping the beat is the main job of the drummer, and practicing using a metronome is the best and most important way to achieve that. This Rhythm Watch is the perfect practice companion for drummers of any level.

It features a large LCD screen, an easy-to-use dial for quick tempo adjustments, and memory for custom pattern storage.

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Gifts For Drummers Under $50

Rioddas Wireless Headphones

Every drummer needs to be able to jam out to their favorite music and not be worried about getting tangled in wires.

These lightweight and flexible wireless headphones allow for up to 12 hours of music before recharging, and are equipped with advanced bluetooth 4.1, Aptx Technology + CVC6.0 Noise cancellation.

Evans 2-Sided Practice Pad, 12 Inch

Every drummer should have one of these practice pads.

One side has a gum rubber surface which has a realistic rebound, and the other side is made of a harder recycled rubber that leads to a better workout. This Evans pad is extremely damage-resistant and built at a very high quality standard.

It’s perfect for practicing and is very quiet compared to many other practice pads.

Personalized Laser Engraved Wooden Drumsticks

Get the drummer in your life a personalized set of drumsticks with something meaningful to them engraved on the side.

Each drumstick can have the same or different information engraved on it, and there are a bunch of fonts to choose from.

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs

Hearing is one of the most important things to protect as a musician, and sadly it’s often one of the most overlooked.

These earplugs evenly reduce sound among all sound frequencies leading to high quality sound that is not muffled like most earplugs. It’s made from a hypoallergenic soft silicone and comes in multiple sizes.

I personally use these when I go to concerts and they are great, but I can also see them being perfect behind a drum set.

Hearing is the ultimate drummers tool​, so make sure to always protect it!

TeeStars Drums Design Printed Hoodie

This premium quality hoodie is a great way for a drummer to show off to the world what they love so much.

On top of that, it’s a great way to keep warm and is extremely comfortable.

RockJam 7" & 8" Bongo Drum Set with Padded Bag

No drummers house should be without a set of bongos.

They’re just plain fun. 

These bongos have authentic skin heads, chrome hardware, and come with a padded carrying case and tuning key.