Christmas is right around the corner and, if you aren’t sure what to buy the special drummer in your life, it may not be the most wonderful time of the year. At the end of the day, purchasing Christmas gifts for a drummer can be difficult, especially if you’ve never touched a drum set yourself. Fortunately, Music & Arts has drummed up a list of our favorite stocking stuffer ideas for drummers that will help them drum more stylishly, comfortably, and passionately.
Ultimate Drummer’s Tool
Unlike many other instruments, being a drummer means working with a lot of different tools. From drum heads that need to be tightened to pedals that need adjusting, there’s almost always a part of their drum set that a drummer needs to tighten, loosen, adjust, or replace. With a nifty all-in-one drummer’s tool, your drummer will have access to all the tools they need in one handy tool. Plus, many of these tools are small enough for a drummer to carry with them. With this handy tool, they’ll never be stuck searching for a tool again. Since many of these drummer’s tools come with a limited warranty, they can get the tool replaced if any of the tools break, stop working, or go missing within the specified time period.
You can’t go wrong with a high-quality time keeper for the band’s time keeper! Metronomes make great gifts or stocking stuffers for drummers. Many ensembles rely on the drummer to keep an accurate tempo throughout their performance, so it is essential that your drummer be able to practice accurately and count off correctly during gigs. Most digital models even have the ability to pre-set tempos, so you’ll always have the right BMP. If you’re feeling extra generous, throw in a mounting bracket to make sure their metronome is off the ground and easily accessible. Available in a variety of sizes, styles, and digital formats, you can easily find the perfect option for the drummer in your life. They will thank you for it!
Although drummers need to practice, practicing the drums can be difficult. Whether they live in an apartment complex, have a newborn in the family, or live in an area with noise restrictions after a certain hour, your drummer finding the perfect time to practice the drums isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. Fortunately, practice pads are great stocking stuffer ideas for drummers and can help them practice while also staying quiet. Many professional grade practice pads have a realistic bounce and come in multiple sizes. Note: this is also a great way to drop a subtle hint to your drumming neighbor to keep it quiet.
Purchase your drummer a set of drumsticks. Since they are essential for playing, they frequently wear out, break or get damaged. Making a spare set always appreciated. Individual drumsticks are typically $10/pair, while bricks of 6-12 pairs can range from $60-$120, depending on how many you purchase. Note: drumsticks tend to be a matter of preference, so unless you know the brand and type of drumsticks your drummer prefers, get a gift receipt or purchase another gift on this list.
Music Lessons for Drummers
Possible one of the best stocking stuffer ideas for drummers. Giving the gift of music (literally) is the gift that keeps on giving. After all, everything else on this list won’t matter if the drummer doesn’t even know how to play. Whether you write them a check, send them a gift card, or pay for their lessons in-person or online, your drummer will love that they’re saving money while still getting a premium music education. Music & Arts is the nation’s largest private music lesson provider and teaches over 1 million lessons each year, so it’s a great place to start. For those who truly are impossible to shop for, we also sell gift certificates– just choose any amount between $10 and $2,500.
Shop with Music & Arts
Music & Arts is the #1 holiday destination for musicians and music-lovers this season. From holiday songbooks to instruments, accessories, pro audio gear, and much more, we’re here to help make your holiday merry, bright, and musical this year. Stop in and see us at your local Music & Arts location, or shop online today!
Need more info about drumsticks? Check out How to Choose Your Drumsticks.
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