Nothing says “I Love You” more than a chopping board shaped like a turntable, or a CDJ dust cover. That is if you happen to be buying a gift for the DJ in your life.
Not all DJs can boast multi-million pound fortunes, but we think even the likes of Calvin Harris et al would love some DJ-themed tat in their stocking this year.
We’ve scoured the web for the finest, most festive disc jockey-friendly trinkets you can buy, so if you’re stuck on what to get your beloved mix-master this Christmas, then look no further. Credit cards at the ready...
UDG Creator DIGI Hardcase
Long gone are the days of your average jobbing DJ hauling around bags of vinyl and CDs. They can pretty much get away with turning up to a gig with just a USB drive in their sky-rocket.
UDG has a plethora of handy carry cases for the digital DJ who likes to travel light. The Creator DIGI Hardcase will carry multiple accessories such as external hard drives, cables, USB sticks and even pens in its 15 pockets.
Joseph Joseph turntable chopping board
Stop slicing your onions on that drab old chopping board and make those killer cuts on the Joseph Joseph turntable worktop saver.
This odour and stain-resistant hygienic surface is made from toughened glass, and while it’ll probably make you want to ditch the goulash for a quick mix on your decks, your kitchen will look on fleek. More importantly, it’s dishwasher-safe and comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage.
USB mix tape
Ah, the humble mix tape. Back in the day you could woo a potential loved one with your own finely-curated selection of tunes from the hit parade, or be the envy of your friends with a tape of the latest underground tracks from bands no-one had ever heard of.
Gift your DJ friends or loved ones with the USB mix tape and rekindle those fond memories of yore. Unless they were born in the late ‘90s or beyond, that is in which case, just let them enjoy the cool points that go with knowing that cassettes even existed.
Decksaver CDJ covers
Fed up with your DJing partner using the best bed spread to keep the dust off their decks? Then do yourself and them a favour by purchasing the Decksaver CDJ covers.
If it’s turntables or other bits of tech that need look after, then don’t worry: Decksaver has a multitude of different products catered for.
Steez Decks technical drawing wall art
The Steez Decks technical drawing wall art is available in box frame, canvas or floating frame options.
Technics headshell bottle opener keyring
Don’t risk extortionate dental bills by pretending you can still crack open a cold one with your teeth.
Buy this Technics headshell bottle opener keyring for the DJ in your life and make sure they are in attendance when the good times are in full flow this Christmas. Your teeth will thank you even if they don’t.
Crate Farm Wooden Vinyl Storage Crate
Had enough with the DJ in your house taking up precious space in your Ikea Kallax bookcase with their dusty old vinyl? Well, you’re in luck.
Crate Farm has, ingeniously, come up with the flat-pack vinyl crate, making it easier to jam into the Christmas stocking of the intended recipient, we’re assuming.
Each crate is stackable and can hold up to approximately 100 LPs.
Technics turntable 8GB USB flash drive
If you think the USB mix tape is a bit too cumbersome, then maybe this 8GB USB flash drive in the shape of a Technics turntable will do the trick.
The rubberised pen drive attaches securely to your keyring, providing a perfect place to back up those sets.
Pioneer DJ HRM-6 headphones
It’s very likely that your loved one already has a pair of cans, but believe us when we say that you can’t have too many pairs of headphones.
The HRM-6 headphones are the latest in Pioneer DJ’s range of mid-priced cans. They are light, comfy and offer a physical flexibility that makes them perfect for club monitoring.
Suck UK Cat Scratching DJ Deck
Any cat-owning DJ will no doubt be fed up with their feline friends taking a spin on the decks, and that’s where the Cat Scratching DJ Deck from Suck UK comes in.
If you’re into anthropomorphising cats or just want to protect those perfectly well-kept 1210s, this is a must for you and your beloved moggins.
Pioneer DJ WeDJ app
Picture the scene: you and your DJing partner have been invited to a house party, only to arrive there to find out that everyone assumed your other half was supplying the tunes and decks. Oh, the horror!
Save yourself from any potential embarrassment with Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app, which is now available for iPhone as well as the iPad. Now you’ll feel safe in the knowledge that, anywhere you go, your partner can lay down bangers and floor-fillers at the drop of a hat, or bomb, or whatever.
Computer Music or Future Music subscription
If you want to give a gift that lasts throughout the year, a subscription to one of our sister magazines could be just the ticket.
Both come packed with news, reviews, technique features and interviews with the pros, and if you subscribe you’ll save money and guarantee delivery of every issue. Choose from print or digital options or get them both.