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Gifts for the Drummers and Percussionists on your list

Gift Guide: Gifts for Drummers

Whether the drummer on your shopping list is a seasoned pro or a beginner looking for their first kit, our Gifts for Drummers Guide will help you find a perfect percussion present, no matter what your budget is. From sticks to snares, our list even includes stocking stuffers from under $10!

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Gifts for Beginner Drummers
Got an aspiring drummer in your family? Start them off with a practice pad, so they can gradually work their way up to a kit. Stuff their stocking with a new pair of drumsticks, and watch their eyes light up with enthusiasm. Do they already have a kit? A comfortable drum throne is a must for future rock 'n' roll royalty -- and a small-but-beneficial way to upgrade their kit!

Drummers -- like all musicians -- always need accessories, regardless of their experience level. Upgrade an acoustic drum kit with a new noisemaker, or pick up a pair of isolation headphones to go with that new electronic drum set.

Is there any present cooler than a drum set? Give your aspiring drummer this year's greatest gift with a complete acoustic or electronic drum set.

Need some extra help? We've got a complete guide to drum gear for beginners with plenty of recommendations.
Gifts for Advanced Drummers
Shopping for an experienced drummer who already has a sizeable kit? A special effect cymbal will add a bold new sound to their arsenal. Or -- have them try a set of Zildjian's low volume cymbals -- for a musical sound at about 80% of the volume. You can also help them upgrade their current cymbal setup with a new cymbal pack!

For the electronic music dabbler, a sample pad might be just the thing to get their creative juices flowing. Or maybe they'll want to play around on a one-piece electronic drum set.

Snare drums come in all shapes and sizes, and drummers will often try new ones out when experimenting with different sounds. Wood snare drums help achieve a warm, well-rounded tone, and are a popular choice for those seeking a new snare -- while a metal snare yields great metallic resonance and sharp attack.

Drummers of all experience levels need gear to maintain their kits and keep them performance-ready. An accurate, reliable drum tuner is invaluable on stage and in the studio. Between gigs, cymbal and shell cleaning polish will help maintain cymbal brilliance and keep shells shining.

Need more stocking stuffers? Throw in some Moongels or other types of stick-on drum dampeners -- they will help your drummer shape just the right tone.