It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about what gifts you want to give out this year.
Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or just love giving your loved ones some holiday cheer, a thoughtful gift is guaranteed to bring joy.
But what do you do if the gift recipient is a passionate podcast host or a die-hard podcast enthusiast?
Don’t worry, we have got your back! We have compiled a list of 12 awesome gifts podcasters and podcast listeners will love.
There is something on this list for everyone! And not only will the gift receivers love their new podcast wares, but you’ll secure the bragging rights of Best Gift Giver for another year running!
Podcast Hosts and Podcast Enthusiasts
First up, here are some ideas for little gifts for podcasters and podcast lovers alike!
A pair of fancy headphones are great, but they’re not a “must-have” podcasting item. A pair of quality, entry-level earphones or earbuds will do the trick. And what better way for podcast enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite shows than through a pair of earphones gifted to them by someone they love! A winner for sure!
2. Premium Subscriptions
You can give the gift of ad-free listening and premium content to the podcast people in your life this Holiday Season! Platforms like Apple Podcast Subscriptions, Spotify, Stitcher Premium, Luminary, and Wondery Plus all offer subscriptions which gets you access to all your favorite shows (ad-free, did we mention that already?) and often also lets you hear new episodes before they’re available anywhere else. Subscriptions or gift cards to any of the above make for excellent gifts.
3. Fun Podcast Merch
Do you know what makes for a great gift no matter the holiday? Podcast merch! In case you didn’t know, so many amazing podcasts have started selling some incredibly fun things! Besides being a way to support these creators, we think podcast merch makes for some really special gifts!
Don’t know where to start your hunt? Don’t worry! Sites like Podswag have been created as hubs from which podcasters can share their wares with their audience. They’ve got merch from some top podcasts so you should definitely be able to find some great gifts.
Think coffee mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and so much more, you’ll definitely find some cool gifts if you look in the podcast merch department!
For Podcast Hosts
Now let’s look at some Holiday gift ideas for the podcast hosts in your life…or for yourself…there are no rules against that!
If you’re looking for a gift for someone whose been talking about starting a podcast for the longest time, then gifting them some podcasting equipment is the perfect way to help them turn their dream into a reality!
And if you’re gift hunting for a podcast pro, these are great options for them too! You can’t go wrong with some great podcast gear!
Without a mic, there would be no podcast! And so it’s the perfect gift for the soon-to-be podcaster! Popular choices include the ATR2100 or the Blue Yeti, due to their quality as well as their relatively inexpensive price points. If you’re looking for something in a lower price range, check out the Blue Snowball Ice.
While it’s true that a pair of quality earphones will do the trick when it comes to recording a podcast, headphones are still a popular choice for many podcasters. Not to mention they help you look and feel the part of a podcasting pro!
6. Mic Stands
A mic stand is another gift to spoil podcasters this Holiday season! Mic stands can help the podcaster consistently capture the best audio by ensuring that the mic is always set up to deliver in its “sweet spot.”
7. Pop Filters
Pop filters are great tools for enhancing audio quality as they help to reduce or totally eliminate the popping sound that often happens when speaking into a microphone. They can really help elevate the overall sound quality, but are often not something new podcasters purchase for themselves when they’re just starting out, making them a great gift idea!
8. Start-To-Finish Podcast Package
We Edit Podcasts, RØDE Microphones, and Spreaker, together with Staples, may have the perfect gift option for the special podcaster in your life this Holiday season. Earlier this year saw the launch of our new, all-inclusive podcasting starter bundle, especially for podcast hosts.
The package includes a RØDE NT-USB Mini Mic, a free editing-only trial episode from We Edit Podcasts, and one free year of Spreaker Podcast Hosting Services! It really has got everything a would-be podcast host needs to launch their very own show.
The start-to-finish podcasting package is available at select Staples US Retail Locations and retails for $109. For more, follow this link.
Software to help podcast hosts streamline their podcasting process and which help them on their path to podcast success are winning gift options. One such option is Adobe Audition. This is for podcasters looking to up their editing game. Adobe Audition is probably the most well-known recording and editing software out there, and most consider this a premium option because of all the incredible features it offers when it comes to audio editing and production.
Zencaster, Iris, SquadCast, and Ringr are some other software gift ideas. All of these are great for podcast hosts who want to interview guests remotely. This software makes that possible whilst helping the podcaster still achieve high-quality audio.
10. Subscriptions and Services
Subscriptions are a fantastic, but totally under-utilized gift idea! For the podcast host, you could purchase subscriptions for skill-enhancing sites like Skillshare or Coursera which offer many courses that aim to help podcast hosts hone their skills. There are also some great podcast-focused subscriptions that could be of serious benefit to podcast hosts. Fizzle and Podcasters Paradise are two such examples that you could check out.
You could gift subscriptions to Headliner, Wavve, or Audiogram, which all help podcast hosts create eye-catching audiograms as a way to market their podcast, or Canva to help them design great social media posts.
You could also gift podcast-related services. There are plenty of options for this too! From hosting services from Buzzsprout, show notes and editing services from us at We Edit Podcasts, or remote recording services from SquadCast, all would be a welcome gift from any podcast host.
Another great, out-of-the-box idea for a gift for that special podcast host is the gift of knowledge! From courses that teach them to edit like the pros, to ones that help hone the art of writing compelling content, the gift of knowledge is a gift that will always keep on giving!
Platforms like Masterclass offer some amazing, high-quality courses as do sites like Udemy and Skillshare. Gifting courses is a thoughtful way to show the recipients that you’re interested in something that means so much to them and that you want them to make a success of their podcasting journey.
12. Tickets to Podcast Events
Last up, tickets to podcast events would make totally awesome Holiday gifts! And the really great thing about this gift idea is that there are a plethora of podcast events to choose from! So no matter who you’re looking to get a gift for, you’re sure to find the perfect option.
For podcast hosts, there are some fantastic podcast conferences they can attend. Two of the bigger ones are Podcast Movement: Evolutions, which is set for March 2022, and then the Podcast Movement conference is set to take place in August.
But there are also a ton of podcast events on offer! From events specifically for fans of true-crime podcasts to events held by individual podcast hosts, you’ll definitely find a great gift option amongst these!
We’ll be sharing our Podcast Events List for 2022 in January. But if you’d like to see if 2022 tickets which are already available, check our 2021 Podcast Events posts here: Podcast Events To Look Out For In 2021 – Part I and Podcast Events To Attend In 2021 – Part 2.
So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the podcast host, or podcast enthusiast in your life, (or you’re just looking to get yourself the perfect gift!) then any of the gifts on this list will certainly do the trick!
However you celebrate the Holidays, it’s a couple of days where we can unwind from another crazy year, start preparing for all that the new year has in store, and they’re also a special time to spend celebrating with friends, family, and loved ones. And a thoughtful gift is one of the ways to show them a little extra love this Holiday Season.