Holiday Gift Ideas for the DJ in Your Life (Or For Yourself)
With the holidays just around the corner, you might find yourself in need of a gift for that special DJ, producer or musician in your life. Or maybe you just need a few ideas for your own wish list. Whichever the case may be, we’ve compiled a list of the best gift ideas to spark some inspiration and help you out this gift-giving season.
Check out our list below and don’t forget to enter the Supreme Holiday Giveaway, because we’re giving away the ultimate gift – a DJ gear prize pack worth over $6,000! Once you’ve entered, you’ll automatically receive a $50 coupon to grab the newest gear from IDJNOW.com.
One of the most overlooked but important items for a DJ is a proper laptop stand. Buying a sturdy, new laptop stand for a DJ won’t go unappreciated. Even if they already have one as their primary stand, extra stands always come in handy for propping up other equipment like CDJs, controllers or samplers. Check out some popular solutions from Crane Pro Audio. Prices start at $99.
Ableton Live 10 Software
Music production software, Ableton Live is offering 20% on Live 9 with a free upgrade to Live 10 (to be released in early 2018.) It comes in three editions and price levels: Intro, Standard and Suite. Live 10 will introduce new instruments, effects, and an expanded sound library.
A travel pillow is a great gift for DJs who are on the road often, or even for anyone who loves to travel. Check out this comprehensive list from Travel + Leisure — it’s sure to have an option for any kind of sleeper.
Serato Control Vinyl and Software
Serato is a leading software for professional DJs and musicians, and for a limited time, you can buy their Control Vinyl and full software suite for 50% off. Run, don’t walk.
A great pair of headphones is an essential tool for any DJ or producer. They can vary in price, style and quality. If you’re not quite sure which headphones are the best choice, check out our helpful article on this year’s best new headphones. And don’t forget a gift receipt so they can make exchanges if necessary!
DJ Gear Skins
12InchSkinz will completely customize DJ gear and equipment with names, logos and colors. What better way for a DJ to express themselves? Follow their Instagram for the latest promotions and discounts.
Vinyl Cleaning Kit
The vinyl DJ or audiophile in your life will love a professional cleaning kit to keep their records sounding great. A quality kit will include a record cleaning brush and a stylus cleaning brush, as well as anti-static cleaning solution and a soft, lint-free cleaning pad or cloth. Check out options on Amazon.
Roland DJ-202 Controller
Roland and Roland Boutique have released some great products this year. We could easily add more than one to our wish list. One of our favorites is the DJ-202 Serato DJ controller with features and layout of a full-size professional controller in a lightweight and portable unit. And the best part – for a limited time, when you purchase a Roland DJ-202 controller, you’ll receive a free 90-day BPM Supreme Standard membership!
T-shirts are the standard DJ uniform – and you can’t go wrong with a fun print. We really like the one below, but just make sure they have a sense of humor before gifting this one! There are plenty of options to choose from – find the one that’s perfect for the DJ in your life.
Reason 10 Software
This music-making software is easy to use and is a great choice for recording, remixing and producing great-sounding tracks. The updated version, Reason 10, has more synths, instruments and samples than before, giving users everything they need to compose and finish their projects. For a limited time, get $100 off and scoop this download for $299.
A Good Read
If the DJ in your life is just starting out, it’s never a bad thing to supply them with a little good reading. Just about every relevant topic for DJing and music production can be found in paperback form. Thoughtful and helpful – you’ll be winning at gifting this season.
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