We often get asked by the partners of our DJs: “What should I buy as a gift for my DJ”? So you guessed it, below is our latest and greatest list of recommended presents for you to buy your DJ this Christmas, and any other time you feel kind! We have put all the options in order of cost, so scroll to the bottom if you’re on a budget. Note there isn’t usually anything on our recommended list available with Black Friday discounts, but keep your eyes peeled just in case.
A pair of quality vinyl turntables and mixer
The resergunce of vinyl seems to be never ending, so why not embrace it and get your DJ a couple of DJ-strength turntables and a mixer? It always looks more impressive than a digital set-up.
A solid digital DJ controller
There are all sorts of DJ controllers out there, and assuming your favourite bedroom DJ doesn’t already have a controller, you might want to consider gifting him or her one of the below:
The Native Instruments Kontrol S2 Mk2 is a fantastic low cost option for Traktor – just add a laptop and a sound system and you’re all sorted.
A fantastic certified DJ training course
Is your DJ friend, relative or partner getting a bit rusty, or are they a bit of an amateur in real life? Give them the gift of education in the form of a DJ training course.
A new pair of proper DJ headphones
A DJ is never complete without a solid pair of headphones, and he or she will never complain about receiving an extra pair for Christmas!
Sennheiser HD25 have been an industry standard amongst the pros for decades now – still rock solid performers but pricey.
The more affordable Audio-Technica ATH-M50X are loved by everyone in the field.
A unique DJ logo
A personalised, graphic-designer-crafted logo for your DJ is a unique gift to add to their future marketing and branding. Sure this could be considered the budget option, but hey it’s the thought that counts!
The aptly named DJ Logo Design site is the place to go for some excellent packages.
A dynamic production and performance keyboard
If you see a future for your DJ in producing tracks and getting into the charts, this AKAI MPK mini keyboard is a great place to start: super-portable with an endless amount of functions. You just need to couple it with production or performance software such as Ableton, Logic, or Traktor to make it shine.
On an extreme budget?
How about an Amazon Music subscription – so your DJ friend/partner/relative can stream 3 months of unlimited music basically for free!