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Best Christmas Gifts for Live Performance

25/11/2022

If you’re someone who performs music live, or you know someone who does, you might be wondering what to get them for Christmas. Well, look no further.

We’ve put together this comprehensive gift guide, covering a wide range of areas for live performance. As well as a selection of more premium gifts, we’ve also included a selection of our best music gifts that are under £100 for you to choose from too.

So, strap in and take a look at our best Christmas gifts for music lovers.

Sennheiser IE 100 Pro In-Ear Monitors

Sennheiser IE 100 Pro In-Ear Monitors, ClearThe Sennheiser IE 100 Pro In-Ear Monitors are an affordable yet comprehensive option for live monitoring.

They deliver clear and consistent sound that can be driven to high levels without the risk of distortion.

As well as this, they boast the most important thing (some might say) – they’re comfortable to wear for hours without fatigue. This makes them perfect for those long nights gigging.

They come in three colours: transparent, black, and red. And in addition to in-ear monitoring, they can be used to listen to music on the go too! They’re ideal for both the gigging musician and music lover in your life.

Shop now | Sennheiser IE 100 Pro In-Ear Monitors 

 

Sennheiser e835S Cardioid Vocal Mic with Switch

The Sennheiser e835S Cardioid Vocal Mic with Christmas lights and baubles behind If you know someone who needs a new microphone, this is the ideal gift option.

The Sennheiser e835S Cardioid Vocal Mic delivers a flexible and reliable sound output.

But not only do you get accurate sound but also feedback rejection and minimal handling noise.

Plus, the built-in switch is good for turning the mic off on stage when it’s not in use.

Give the gift of magnificent-sounding vocals!

Shop now | Sennheiser e835S Cardioid Vocal Mic with Switch 

 

 

Behringer B105D 5” Portable PA Speaker with Bluetooth

Behringer B105D 5'' Portable PA Speaker with Bluetooth in a Christmas settingAn affordable portable PA speaker? Sign me up!

The Behringer B105D Portable PA Speaker is great if you need amplification for a smaller venue.

It has two mic/line inputs and built-in EQ to make your sound great.

And one great feature is mic-stand integration that allows you to mount it flexibly.

This is a superb gift for gigging musicians who want stress-free transportation and setup.

Shop now | Behringer B105D 5″ Portable PA Speaker with Bluetooth

 

 

Yamaha MG06 Analog Mixer

Yamaha MG06 Analog Mixer Christmas giftEveryone needs a small-format mixer, and the Yamaha MG06 is one of the best music-related gifts for live performers.

It has four channels, with mono and stereo inputs. This is brilliant if you’re putting on small, solo shows and want a mixer that won’t get in your way.

The balanced outputs guarantee a clean output, whatever speakers you use, whilst 48V phantom power works with any standard condenser mic.

Plus, thanks to high and low shelf EQs, a high pass filter, and a pad switch, it’s incredibly easy to tweak your sound with this clever little machine.

And best of all, it will fit under the tree!

Shop now | Yamaha MG06 Analog Mixer

 

 

Bose S1 Pro

Bose S1 Pro Speaker with Christmas lights in the backgroundThe Bose S1 Pro is an awesome gift for those looking to go portable with their sound in 2023.

It comes in no-battery and battery versions – whichever suits your needs best.

Of course, the battery-powered version is particularly great for budding buskers as it allows them to set up and perform anywhere outside.

So if you know any musicians who love gigging or busking, this is the perfect gift.

Or you might want it to be a gift from you… to you!

Shop now | Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position Battery Powered PA System

 

SubZero HiCAST M1 DSP Column PA System

SubZero HiCAST M1 DSP Column PA SystemWant a comprehensive all-in-one PA system this Christmas? Well, you’re in luck!

The SubZero HiCAST M1 DSP Column PA System gives you everything you need to put on brilliant live shows in small to medium-sized venues.

There’s no need for untidy cables – Bluetooth stereo pairing has you covered, and three integrated DSP presets promise instant great sounds.

What’s more, its unique modular design means you can set it up in a range of different ways – so you can always get the most out of it, whatever room you are in.

It’s built for versatility, convenience, and simplicity, making it the ultimate gift for an easy setup and excellent live sound.

Shop now | SubZero HiCAST M1 DSP Column PA System

 

Galaxy 12″ Active Light Up Speaker by Gear4music

Galaxy 12" Active Light Up SpeakerWant to put on great parties in the New Year?

The Galaxy 12″ Active Light Up Speaker is for you.

It’s made for ease-of-use with its intuitive media player, and you don’t even need any cables.

Just connect via Bluetooth and stream all your favourite songs straight from your smart device.

And to top it off, the built-in lights will react to the music and take your parties to the next level.

Shop now | Galaxy 12″ Active Light Up Speaker by Gear4music 

 

 

SubZero 15″ Speaker Bundle with Stage Par Bar Package

SubZero 15" Speaker Bundle with Stage Par Bar PackageIf you’re looking to put on great-sounding, great-looking shows, the SubZero 15″ Speaker Bundle with Stage Par Bar Package is ideal.

The speakers have a built-in mixer and Bluetooth streaming – so you don’t need any outboard gear to get going. Just plug in and play!

And with the par bar, you’ll get superb lighting to go with your music too.

This is a fantastic bundle for a brilliant visual and audio experience, making every show one to remember.

It’s the complete package!

Shop now | SubZero 15″ Speaker Bundle with Stage Par Bar Package

 

Cosmos 108W Fog And Stage Light Package by Gear4music

Cosmos 108W Fog And Stage Light Package by Gear4musicMaybe you’re just looking to spruce up your visuals this Christmas?

Well, why not start with the Cosmos 108W Fog And Stage Light Package?

This gives you four RGB par cans for brilliant colourful washes that are suitable for both the stage and dance floor.

Flood your venue with light – each par can be easily adjusted to any position, making for your ideal setup.

And combined with the fog machine, your show will look the part in no time.

Shop now | Cosmos 108W Fog And Stage Light Package by Gear4music

 

SubZero SZW-20 Handheld Wireless Microphone System

SubZero SZW-20 Handless Wireless Microphone system If you’re looking to take your live show to the next level in the new year, the SubZero SZW-20 Handless Wireless Microphone system is perfect.

This professional quality system is particularly good for vocalists who want more freedom on stage.

With this gift, there are no wires and no worries. But there is that much-needed reliable and stable transmission.

It comprises a wireless mic with a 50m range, desktop receiver, power supply, batteries, and jack cable. All you need to do is plug it into a PA and sing!

Plus, the mic has a power and mute function for extra convenience.

Shop now | SubZero SZW-20 Handless Wireless Microphone system

 

Stocking fillers

Want to get some smaller products for the stocking? Check out these!

Gravity MA DRINK L Microphone Stand Drink Holder

Gravity MA DRINK L Microphone Stand Drink Holder Christmas giftKnow someone who’s always spilling drinks on stage?

Get them the Gravity MA DRINK L Microphone Stand Drink Holder.

Its clamp is rotatable and adjustable, so it can be clipped onto mic stands, speaker stands, and even tables.

A perfect present for singers, especially as they should always have water near onstage.

Shop now | Gravity MA DRINK L Microphone Stand Drink Holder

 


Gravity GMS23 Microphone Stand with Round Base

Gravity GMS23 Microphone Stand with Round BaseEveryone wants a good-quality microphone stand.

So give (or receive!) a Gravity one this Christmas.

The Gravity GMS23 Microphone Stand is a premium stand that provides surface protection and acoustic isolation with a cast iron round base.

It’s made to be super durable too.

Shop now | Gravity GMS23 Microphone Stand with Round Base

 


Equinox Pulse Tube

Equinox Pulse TubeThe Equinox Pulse Tube is an affordable way of getting impressive lighting.

It’s a super choice for people who want a few extra light effects during their shows.

Coming with an IR remote, it allows you to easily control multiple functions from afar. These include chase, fade, static, and sound activation.

Plus, you can install it vertically, horizontally, or leave it free-standing – the choice is yours!

Shop now | Equinox Pulse Tube

 


Chauvet DJ Hurricane 700 Fog Machine

Chauvet DJ Hurricane 700 Fog MachineI’ve always wanted a fog machine for Christmas – though it is probably a little more Halloween-esque.

The Chauvet DJ Hurricane 700 Fog Machine is an excellent gift for all fog enthusiasts out there.

This machine is compact and lightweight, making for easy transportation, and it heats up quickly, so you can fill any venue within minutes.

Plus, it’s great for enhancing light shows.

Shop now | Chauvet DJ Hurricane 700 Fog Machine

 


Microphome Sanitizing and Deodorizing Spray 50ml

Microphome Sanitizing and Deodorizing Spray 50mlMicrophones sometimes get a bit grim after repeated use.

Stop this from happening by giving the Microphome Sanitizing and Deodorizing Spray a whirl.

This kills 99.9% of germs – great if you know someone who runs open mic nights and some of the performers are a bit gross.

It’s also an excellent stocking filler for gigging vocalists who want the assurance that they’re singing into a clean mic (who doesn’t?).

Shop now |  Microphome Sanitizing and Deodorizing Spray 50ml

 


Galaxy Mini USB Party Light Pack by Gear4music

party light set by Gear4musicThis party light set by Gear4music is sure to get your party lit this Christmas season.

Perfect for parties and indoor use, the set is compact and easy to use thanks to USB power.

You get a scatter light, a burst light, a gobo light, and a strobe bar, and it comes complete with remote controls.

These all combine to create exciting light effects that will excite you in any show!

Shop now | Galaxy Mini USB Party Light Pack by Gear4music

 


Cluster LED Crystal Ball Light by Gear4music

Cluster LED Crystal Ball Light by Gear4musicThe Cluster LED Crystal Ball Light by Gear4music is a super easy way to get exciting lighting.

Whether you know a budding performer or someone who just wants to jazz up their space a little, this is an ideal stocking filler.

It could even be used in your bedroom for a bit of fun; why not? It’s a good way of trying out lighting without having much to commit to.

And it’s sound-activated, meaning it reacts to the beat and allows for well-timed effects.

Shop now | Cluster LED Crystal Ball Light by Gear4music

 


Cosmos Derby Party FX Lighting System by Gear4music

Cosmos Derby Party FX Lighting System by Gear4musicAnother lighting system? Why not!

The Cosmos Derby Party FX Lighting System is super for creating professional-looking lighting.

Although it won’t fit in your stocking, the fact that it packs in four fixtures makes it a no-brainer as a gift option.

A simple gift for you to give, and a great one to receive!

Shop now | Cosmos Derby Party FX Lighting System

 


SubZero SZM-11S Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Switch

SubZero SZM-11S Dynamic Vocal Microphone with SwitchA great, affordable mic.

The SubZero SZM-11S Dynamic Vocal Microphone is an excellent first microphone for a budding singer out there.

Or maybe you know someone who’s collecting pieces for a live setup – this is an ideal gift for them too!

Essentially, it’s pretty versatile, and this one will easily fit in a stocking!

Shop now | SubZero SZM-11S Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Switch

 


SubZero Musician Ear Plugs, Pair

SubZero Musician Ear Plugs, PairGive someone the gift of not losing their hearing this Christmas.

The SubZero Musician Ear Plugs are perfect for this task.

With reusable rubber earpieces, they block harmful frequencies by 20dB and reduce irritation.

And they also come with a handy carrying case that can be put on a keychain.

Shop now | SubZero Musician Ear Plugs

 

Find out more

There we have it! Some of the best gifts for music lovers, particularly those who perform live. Hopefully our gift guide has helped you this Christmas. But the fun doesn’t stop here, there are plenty more music-related presents that might take your fancy!

 

Content Editor - Live Sound

Rowan Evans writes and edits live sound content for Gear4Music. He has a degree in audio technology and has engineered for everything from musicals to country bands. He also loves writing music, making noise in all corners of York on most nights of the week.

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