Best gift ideas for DJs and producers on a budget
If you are looking for the best gift ideas for the DJs, producers and music lovers in your life then we have a huge list of ideas for you. Many of these have been tried and tested here by the good people at LV online so you can rest assured that this list is packed with must-have gifts and DJ gadgets that anyone would LOVE to receive.
While we would all love a DDJ 1000, CDJ 3000’s or a DJM-900NXS2 that’s not always possible so we have kept the prices on this list down under £100 (approx $120) with loads of gifts at £25 and below. It’s a huge list featuring essential DJ and production equipment, T-shirts, vinyl, books, DVD’s and accessories galore. From stocking fillers to main presents. So if you were wondering what is a good gift for a dj or what do you get a music lover, then every one of these is an excellent gift.
There are links to grab all of these in the UK and USA.
All prices were correct at time of going to press in December 2022 but may vary slightly over time.
If you are looking for something a bit more WOW, you can check out guide to gifts over £100 HERE
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ESSENTIAL DJ GIFTS
Chosen by our team of DJ’s, these are the gifts which every DJ or wannabe DJ in your life will love.
Numark DJ2Go 2 Touch
A portable 2 Channel DJ Controller with touch sensitive jog wheels, cross fader and 8 performance pads. It comes with Serato DJ Lite included. Great fun for home djing or a handy backup.
£59 / $89 approx
Numark Party Mix II
A starter controller, with 2 decks, eight performance pads, large touch pads for scratching, filter, sync and disco lights. Another fun way to start your DJ journey. Comes with Serato Lite.
£89 / $111 approx
Hercules DJControl Mix
A budget controller with 2 jog wheels, 8 performance pads, EQ, pitch & sync. Android and IOS compatible & supports music streaming inc tidal. Comes with DJay LE software.
£75 / $96.99 approx
Reloop Concorde Black Stylus
Made by Ortofon and based on their classic Concorde design, spherical pickup, professional sound and budget price.
£64 / $99.99 approx
Record Weight with level.
Hi quality 270 gram record weight with a bubble to help you level you decks, Helps improve sound quality & stop skips.
£22.99 / $19.99 approx
Record Turntable Isolation Feet
A pack of four silicon anti vibration pads designed stop skips and help you get the cleanest sound from your record decks.
£8.99 / $13.99 approx
100 Premium Record Sleeves
100 album and 12″ premium UV resistant polythene record sleeves. Keep your expensive vinyl clean and safe.
£19.95 / $23.97 approx
Mirrored Disco Ball
Every DJ should have one of these above their home DJ set up, Shine a spotlight at it, give it a spin and it’s an instant disco party.
£11.81 / $19.95 approx
Knosti Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine
This record washing machine has been thoroughly road tested here at LV with outstanding results, reviving even the most crackly of records
£89.95 / $64.87 approx
Sandisc 128gb USB 3.0 Pen Drive
The USB of choice of Le Visiteur. With USB 3.0 enabled, they are super fast on the transfer when getting ready for a gig & 128gb is a HUGE capacity.
£14.99 / $13.75 approx
Loop Experience Pro Hearing Protection.
Ear protection is a must-have. These are high-fidelity, noise reducing earplugs which filter 18 or 23 decibels on demand. They come in 4 sizes (XS – L).
£34.95 / $39.95 approx
Wooden Record Storage Case
Solid wooden record storage which holds up to 100 albums even when protected with plasitc sleeves. Also has wheels for ease of movement,
Wooden Record Dividers
Six natural wood record dividers perfect for the Wooden Storage Case or for your own record shelves. Get organised today!
230 Cap. Vinyl Record Shelf
Super cheap option to store all your precious vinyl, This unit takes up to 230 albums with a divider in the middle to help keep you organised.
12″ Vinyl Album Frame
A classy and solid black record frame for 12″ albums. Show off your favourite vinyl artwork to absolute perfection with these.
£13.99 / $11.97 approx
Portable USB LED Flexi-lamp
An essential piece of kit to have in the bag, Plug it into one of the deck USB ports and get instant light in even the darkest of DJ booths.
£4.99 / $8.99 approx
Technics One Two Record Slipmats
One pair of vinyl slipmats with the One Two design. Technics slipmats are made of the strongest dust resistant felt material, hard wearing and dependable.
£15.73 / $26.99 approx
Professional Record and stylus cleaning kit
A professional record cleaning solution with velvet brush, record cleaner solution and stylus gel. Comes in a handy case for road trips.
£20.99 / $19.99 approx
Two Dr Suzuki Scratch Slipmats
A pair of handbuilt waterproof, featherlight DJ slipmats from the inventor of the slipmat. Long lasting, anti-static and low friction.
£24.99 / $30 approx
Shockproof Laptop Sleeve
Make sure your laptop is properly protected in this lightweight, shockproof case. Comes in a range of styles and sizes.
£21.99 / $25.99 approx
Water Resistant keyboard Cover.
Designed for Macbook Air’s & Pros. It’s water resistant to keep you safe from accidents. Comes in a range of styles and sizes.
£6.99 / $7.99 approx
UDG Creator DIGI Hardcase
Make sure all of your USB sticks are accounted for every time by grabbing one of these hard cases. Has extra storage for spare headphones.
Cable and USB Organiser Bag
Need a little extra space in your bag for all your USB’s electricals and on the road essentials. We’ve got you covered right here.
£9.99 / $9.88 approx
1200W Smoke Machine
At 1200w this smoke machine is right up there with many of the units that are used in clubs. Comes with 1 ltr capacity, lights and a remote control!
£69.99 / $79.99 approx
The most essential piece of kit in every DJ’s arsenal. Pro tip – make sure that you grab the best pair that you can afford for the best possible sound so that you can keep the volume low to protect your hearing.
Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Over Ear Headphones
Sennheiser are one of the OG’s of DJ headphone design. This model has robust construction, modular design, accurate sound reproduction, aggressive noise isolation and folds for easy transport.
£76.80 / $79.95 approx
Audio-Technica ATH-M40 X
Cutting edge engineering with robust construction. Tuned flat so can also be used in the studio. It has professional earpads and headband for comfort and swiveling earcups for one ear monitoring.
£76.82 / $119 approx
Pioneer hdj-x5 Black Headphones
As worn by LV. Features hi-quality design developed from years of perfecting DJ headphones. Large frequency range 5-30000Hrz and comfy enough from long DJ sessions. These sound great!
£86 / $119 approx
DJ BAGS, BOXES AND CASES
Make sure that your vinyl and equipment is always well protected when on the road.
Gorilla Vinyl Storage Box for 100 12″ Records
Sturdy aluminum, foam and rubber record case that holds 100 12″ records . Lightweight box with an 18kg max load.
Magma LP Bag II with strap. For 40 Records
Durable record bag with handle and over the shoulder strap. Takes 40 12″ with an exterior pocket for headphones etc.
£41.66 / $109.99 Approx
Padded Anti-theft Laptop Backpack
This bag is an absolute bargain as it’s packed with kit to keep your equipment safe and dry with pockets galore.
£24.69 / $27.99 approx
UDG Ultimate Camouflage Courier Bag
The water resistant courier bag holds 40 records or an audio interface & cables. Has a comfortable shoulder strap.
UDG Ultimate Headphone Bag (Camo)
A premium headphone carrying bag made from water resistant Ballistic Nylon with shoulder strap.
£45.15 / $47.46 Approx
Another essential tool especially for digital DJ’s. These come in all shapes and sizes so we have gone for three quite different designs which tick all of the boxes for both DJ’s and producers,
Gorilla GLS-03 Foldable Adjustable Laptop Stand
The classic over the mixer style laptop stand. This Gorilla stand can be adjusted both for height (28 to 38 cm) and also angle. It can also be used for either a laptop or a tablet.
£34.99 / $28.27 Approx
Extra Strong Adjustable Laptop and tablet Stand
This super lightweight laptop stand / riser folds up into a small bag and easily fits in a record bag. I use mine with my Ableton Push and it’s easy to adjust the height to get it just right
£10.89 / $12.39 Approx
Biuupa Adjustable Laptop Stand
This sturdy aluminum foldable computer stand has a non-slip ergonomic laptop holder and takes all laptops from 10-16″. It can also be adjusted for height and angle.
£26.99 / $31.99 approx
MUST HAVE STUDIO & PRODUCTION TOOLS
If your other half is deep into their production career or even just starting out on their journey these handy tools will be very well appreciated.
WD 4 TB External Hard Drive USB 3.0
I’ve used this same make of external hard drive for years. Loads of storage and has USB 3.0 for speedy data transfer
£91.05 / $99 Approx
7 Day Fast Track Production course
Take your production skills from 0 to hero in the space of only 7 days with this course from Rob Jones at Producer tech.
Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter Receiver
This unit can both transmit and receive bluetooth. Send music to headphones from your TV, stereo or studio.
£32.99 / $29.99 approx
Pioneer DJ DM-40 Studio Monitors
These are an absolute bargain at under £100 with bass reflex system and 4″ fiberglass tweeters for crisp sound.
£97 / $87.83 Approx
Aluminum Headphone Stand
Keep your workspace nice and tidy and never mislay your cans again with this handy (and cheap) stand.
£7.99 / $9.99 Approx
AKAI Professional MPD218 – MIDI pad controller
Beat making absoultely anywhere with this portable midi controller / drum pad machine with 16 pads and assignable controls. Inspired by Akai’s MPC, perfect for Ableton, FL & Reason.
Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3]
Portable 25-Key, USB, MIDI Keyboard Controller with DAW Integration. 16 velocity-sensitive RGB, 8 rotary controls, Chord Mode, Scale Mode, and Arpeggiator.
£88 / $99.99 approx
AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3
Hugely loved USB powered 25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software Included (Various colours available)
Shure PG ALTA Cardioid Microphone
A classic Sure Mic for natural clarity vocal performance and a cardioid polar pattern to reject unwanted noise.
Noise Reducing Microphone Shield
A portable 5 panel adjustable Microphone sound shield to stop unwanted noise for a clearer sound.
£45 / $49.99 approx
Ableton Shortcuts Keyboard Skin
Get the fast track on Ableton with this Macbook 13 / 15 / 17″ shortcuts skin. Also provides protection from spills.
£8.09 / $15.50 approx
Loopcloud Annual Sample Subscription
Fast track your productions with this huge database of royalty free samples. Every electronic genre is covered.
£59.99 / £99.99
12 Pack Set of Acoustic Foam Wall Panels
Get your studio sound perfected with these foam acoustic tiles. 3D acoustically designed to break up soundwaves.
£23.99 / $16.89 approx
MUST HAVE VINYL CLASSICS
From disco to soul, house to electronic, French giants to US legends and UK upstarts these are some of the finest albums ever made. Every single one of these is a must have for any self respecting music lover.
Daft Punk’s classic Homework album remixed for 2022
Daft Punk’s final album features Nile Rodgers and Georgio Moroder
Justice’s immense 2007 classic debut album The Cross.
2manydjs – As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2. The essential Mash-up Album
Soulwax – Nite Versions. 2manydjs alter-ego’s electronic classic
Metro Area’s debut album. One of the finest electronic albums ever!
LCD Soundsystems – Sound of Silver. Electro rock’s finest album
Avalanches – Since I Left You. The benchmark of sample based production.
Aphex Twin’s classic ambient Techno album still sounds incredible
Fatboy Slim – You’ve come a long way. Big beat legends finest moment
Chemical Brothers – Dig your own hole. Block rockin’ Beats!
The incredible debut album from crazy talented UK house producers
Reissue on 180gm vinyl of Massive Attacks stunning 2nd album
Portishead’s debut Dummy is quite possibly the finest trip-hop album ever.
Immense chill-out debut album from another legendary French band, Air
180gm re-issue of The Orbs 1991 landmark ambient House album.
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing. Landmark instrumental sample album
Detroit legend Moodymann’s intense DJ Kicks album – Soul – Hip-hop – house
The classic 6th studio album from electronic pioneers Kraftwerk.
Primal Scream – Screamadelica. Landmark 90’s rock dance crossover.
Michael Jacksons classic disco inspired breakthrough solo album
Stevie Wonder – Songs in the key of life. Stevie’s 1976 defining moment
Marvin Gaye’s concept album is one of the greatest soul albums ever.
Funkadelic claimed the Funk rock genre as their own with this classic.
MUST HAVE BOOKS
There are a ton of books our there about electronic music and the club scene, these are a few personal favourites that I can recommend.
You also check out our run down of the the 11 Best Disco Books available today HERE
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton.
A magnificent book about the history of Djing.
£6.39 / $9.73 approx
The Secret DJ
A rollicking romp though the life of a DJ in the 90s. There are 3 Secret DJ books and they’re all great fun.
£8.95 $9.77 approx
The Hacienda, how not to run a nightclub – Peter Hook.
The crazy story of the Hacienda & the birth of Acid House
£7.48 / $16.98 approx
Oh yes, oh yes! – Carl Cox.
Techno behemoth Carl Cox talks about how British club culture took over the world.
£9.19 / $27.05 approx
Love Saves the Day: American Dance Music Culture, 1970–1979 – Tim Lawrence.
£18.99 / $24.33 approx
Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey from Unknown DJ to Small-Time DJ – Harold Heath
£12.15 / $20.43 approx
Every dj loves a new foil fresh t-shirt to wear out to gigs. A winner every time. Here are a few classics!
Technics School of Music T-Shirt
Various colours and sizes available
Detroit legend Moodymann T- Shirt
Various Sizes available
FAC 51 Hacienda T
Various colours and sizes available
1210 Exploded sketch T-Shirt
Various colours and sizes available
Ninja Tune Record label T-Shirt
Various Sizes available
808 Drum Machine T-Shirt
Various colours and sizes available
DVD & BLU-RAY DOCUMENTARIES AND MOVIES
Films and documentaries set in the electronic and disco worlds. Please note that some of these are 15’s & 18’s so beware!
An adult drama set in the disco era.
£7.98 / $14.75 approx
48 hours clubbing in the 90’s
£3.99 / $12.55 approx
24hr Party People
The story of Factory Records
£7 / $16.60 approx
Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto’s classic Interstella 5555
£7.20 / $20.21 approx
Studio 54: The Documentary
The story behind the club.
£5.99 / $12.25 approx
The Man from Mo’Wax
James Lavelle & Mo Wax doc
Well who doesn’t love a mug. Cheap and cheerful and very useful gift.
Chicago house mug.
Back to where it all started.
£10.49 / $ approx
I love House Music mug
The music of life.
£13 / $ approx
Talking about music mug
Absolute truth right here.
£7 / $ approx
Rather be in ibiza mug
Well who wouldn’t?
£11.95 / $ approx
Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat
Fatboy Slim would be proud
£10.49 / $16.99 approx
Disco ball Cock tail cups
Great fun party cups x2.