If you are looking for the best gifts for DJs, you have to make sure that you know what your DJ has already, what your DJ needs, and what your DJ would like to have. Since each of these things might be difficult to know, asking your DJ in a sly manner about their setup will help you be able to look at each of the below DJ gift ideas with a little bit of background knowledge and select the gift that they need the most.
With Christmas around the corner, anybody who has a loved one who is a DJ in their family is assuredly looking at Christmas gifts for DJs. These can be rather difficult to find if you don’t have a general idea of what is hot and popular on the DJ market. For your reference, here are some of the best DJ gift ideas for the Christmas 2017 season.
Every DJ needs to be able to monitor the sound that they are projecting out to the crowd. However, one of the main issues that may develop is that they are incapable of getting a nice image of what it sounds like to the crowd since they are usually behind the speakers (which also help save their ears).
However, with the SubPac M2X Wearable Physical sound system your DJ will be able to feel and hear the sound they are sending out with 2x as much accuracy. This will help them perfect their sound levels and also ensure they don’t play their music too loud or too soft. Since most DJs have probably not even heard of this technology, this is easily of the best gifts for DJs on the market.
Who needs this: Any DJ who wants a little help monitoring their sound and feeling the bass.
If you are looking around for DJ gift ideas, you probably are already dealing with a DJ who has a nice setup that they take to each event. However, they might not have a good portable (and affordable) setup that they can leave plugged in at home and practice with.
The nice thing about this pioneer 2-channel controller is that it is small and portable, and easy to carry around from place to place easily. Although your DJ may or may not make this their new go-to controller, most DJs can only dream of having a separate setup for practicing.
Who needs this: The DJ who needs an extra (or new) mixing controller.
It isn’t every day that a DJ gets to use top-of-the-line headphones with their setup. Beats headphones are widely recognized as some of the best headphones on the market and for good reason. The nice thing about this model is that they are wireless, allowing your DJ to move around his/her setup easily.
Best of all, they can even go the bathroom in the middle of a gig and still keep their headphones around their neck. Headphones are one of the most sought-after possessions of a DJ, and also most likely to be stolen. Since these are wireless, your DJ can expect to keep their top-quality headphones with them at all times.
Who needs this: Any DJ who likes top-quality headphones.
Anyone searching for gifts for disc jockeys knows that every professional DJ uses headphones. However, durable and high-quality headphones separate themselves from the normal headphones which can break easily or don’t give the DJ a nice accurate idea of what the song will sound like on the live system.
If you know for a certain that your DJ tends to break things, these V-MODA headphones are sure to last longer than basically any other part of their setup since they are the closest thing to military-grade you will find on the market.
Who needs this: The DJ who wants one pair of high-quality headphones to last a long time.
Under-Desk Headphone Mount
If you DJ already has a nice pair of headphones, then they will definitely be interested in something as small and simple as an under-desk headphone mount. Since the typical workspace of a DJ at home is probably cluttered with cords and other audio equipment of the best gift ideas for DJs is to help them save some space on their desk and give them a mount for storing up to two pairs of headphones under the desk.
These will easily fit into a stocking, making this one of the best Christmas gifts for DJs. They are also really easy to install and will stay on the desk permanently if need be. They can also be removed and transferred over to a new desk if the need arises.
Who needs this: Any DJ with a cluttered workspace or setup.
Professional DJs love having an extra light or two that they can use to add some flavor to the dancefloor. After all, part of what helps create a dance-friendly area is the ability to get lost in the atmosphere of the dance floor and just let go. With the proper dance floor lighting, it is much easier for your DJ to keep people up and dancing than they would be with the lights on.
DJs who carry equipment with them from place to place love lighting. It is a great way to help ensure that your DJ has a professional-look while they are performing. If you know that your DJ uses lighting, one of the best gifts for DJs is a little kick to their lighting setup.
Who needs this: Any DJ who uses dance floor lighting.
Every single professional DJ uses sound FX and loops at some point of their set. However, it can be difficult to do this when there is only a few buttons on their controller that they can use. Additionally, some DJs like creating remixes of songs using production software at home so that they can take it with them to impress the crowd on their next gig. These are both great reasons to consider getting this controller.
Since this Controller comes with an 8×8 drum pad, there is plenty of space for adding loops and sound FX, and then some. In fact, you can even add in multiple different sound FX and loops simultaneously if you want to. For a DJ who knows how to set up controllers like this, this gift will be a dream come true.
Who needs this: DJs who use studio software, or wants to have plenty of room for sound FX and looping.
One of the best Christmas gifts for DJs is a brand-new drum pad for them to add new sound FX and loops to their mixes. This option from Reloop works with most popular DJ software and will help your DJ to create sounds that are unique and otherwise difficult to create with a typical setup. Since there are 8 customizable drum pads on this controller, any DJ who knows a thing or two about MIDI will easily figure out how to install this controller and use it on their setup.
Who needs this: Just about any DJ who has a limited amount of space on their controller for sound FX and looping.
One of the best gifts for DJs are wireless microphones if they don’t already have them. Since VHF microphones are difficult to use in just about any situation, UHF wireless microphones quickly become one of the most prized possessions for any DJ who occasionally does live shows or works at local venues for events such as weddings and birthday parties.
Whatever you do, do not purchase VHF wireless microphones. If you know for certain that your DJ could use a set of wireless microphones, spend the extra money if you need to and ensure that the wireless microphones you purchase will be useful, and not useless. VHF microphones are a pain and a half to set up in new locations and in general.
Who needs this: Any DJ who needs to occasionally let guests use a microphone.
Being able to run the show with style is one of the prime characteristics of an MC. When you work as a professional DJ, your job is often multi-faceted. You will need to be both the one who plays the music, and the MC. Although the DJ you have in mind might already have a good microphone, nothing is wrong with getting them a nice, brand new microphone with a gold-colored grill. This will help them play the part of their job title in style.
Who needs this: Any DJ in the world.
As a professional DJ, having enough room for positioning your speakers is always a problem. This is especially true if the DJ uses unpowered speakers (meaning that they use a separate amplifier to power their speakers). As a result, one of the best gifts for DJs is a nice set of speaker cable which is long enough to reach long distances. 100 feet is a nice round number.
These are one of the investments that many DJs will set aside, but needs badly. As a result, this is one of the best Christmas gifts for DJs. As a matter of fact, think of getting two of them. One for each PA speaker.
Who needs this: Any DJ in the world.
Every DJ in the world will use this at one point or another in their career. In fact, every DJ in the world will lose one of these at one point or another in their career. This is why this is one of the best DJ gift ideas. There isn’t a single DJ in the world who will disapprove of receiving a new headphone adapter as a gift. Since it is so useful and easy to lose, it is easily one of the best gifts for DJs.
Who needs this: Any DJ in the world.
Every DJ needs to make their sound better. One of the most important means of doing so is getting themselves a nice sound card. The main purpose of a sound card is to allow the DJ to project high-quality sound that won’t skip or jump. The typical stock setup of a laptop is simply not capable of doing this.
If you know for certain that your DJ needs a new audio interface, one of the best DJ gift ideas is to give them a new audio interface. This model from Focusrite will provide them enough power to perform at some of the nicest clubs and venues nationwide.
Who needs this: A DJ who needs a new (or better) audio interface.
A laptop stand is one of the best gifts for DJs that any DJ will consistently use. Typically, a DJ will use a table of some sort where they can put their setup. However, their laptop is something that will normally take up a lot of space.
This is why one of the best gift ideas for DJs is to allow them to have more space. With a laptop stand, they will basically make it so that their laptop isn’t even a part of their table anymore, and will free up a lot of space.
Who needs this: Any DJ with a cluttered table, and needs some more space.
Every DJ in the world needs disk space for storing their endless amount of music, video, and other files. This is why hard drives are one of the most prized possessions of any DJ in the world. With 1 TB of space, this hard drive will be enough for any DJ.
You can be sure that it will store their whole music library all on one drive. This is great for DJs who need to back up their files or uses CDJs with USB ports to play their tracks. Since this hard drive can store all of the files your DJ will need, it is hands down one of the best gifts for DJs.
Who needs this: A DJ who needs more space to store their files.
Best Gifts for DJs: Summary
Remember to snoop on your DJ to figure out what they already have, and need. It will help you ensure that you buy something that they don’t already have. You can bring this up through a casual conversation about their work, and the kind of equipment that they use. Sure, they might be suspicious that you are asking because gift season is around the corner, but there is no way they will know what you will be getting them.