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Best Podcasting Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2023

Looking for the perfect podcasting gifts for Valentine’s Day 2023? Look no further than our post! Whether your gift recipient is a podcast host or a podcast enthusiast, we’ve gathered together a whole list of great gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day.

From microphones and headphones to subscriptions, gadgets, merch, tickets, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the podcasting people in your life.

Or for yourself…there are certainly no rules against that!

We’ve got you covered with the perfect gift.

Check these out!

Podcast-Themed Valentine’s Day 2023 Gift Ideas

1. Gear and Equipment

Gear and podcasting equipment will never not be a great gift option for the podcasters in your life. For the newbie, would-be, or long-time pro podcast hosts, there will always be something in the gear department that would make a great addition to their set-up.

There are the basics for those just starting out, or you could “go big” and upgrade their current set-up if you’re wanting to go all out for the occasion!

Here are our top gear gift suggestions.

Microphones

USB mics make great entry-level gift options, as these are simply plugged into a laptop and you’re ready to record.

So if your Valentine is a would-be podcast host on the cusp of starting their own show, getting this type of mic for Valentine’s Day 2023 could be the push they need to dive in.

Popular choices include the ATR2100 or the Blue Yeti, due to their quality as well as their relatively inexpensive price points. There’s also the Blue Snowball Icewhich comes in at a lower price point.

If your mission is to “go big” this Valentine’s Day, then a mic upgrade could be the way to go. Some top options include the Rode NT-USB Mini Condenser Microphone or the Shure SM58

Earphones and Headphones

Earphones or headphones are a great gift option for podcast fans as well as podcast creators. Because a good pair of earphones, earbuds, or headphones make the podcast listening experience all the more enjoyable!

But they’re also necessary for the recording process and would be greatly appreciated by the podcasters in your life.

Two popular headphones amongst podcasters are the Audio Technica ATH-M30x and the Sony MDR-7506. But any quality set of earphones or earbuds would make an amazing Valentine’s Day gift.

Other Gear Options

We’ve also got some other gear options that could make for great gifts for your podcast-hosting Valentine:

  • Mic stands – mic stands can help podcasters obtain the maximum potential from their microphones. Each microphone has a distinct “sweet spot” and by investing in a mic stand, a podcast host can consistently capture high-quality raw audio.
  • Pop filters – pop filters can really enhance the quality of the raw audio. Pop filters help eliminate the popping sound that often happens when speaking into a microphone, and so by getting rid of these, podcasters achieve crystal-clear raw recordings every time they hit ‘record’.
  • Audio interface or mixer – these give the podcast host additional control over their audio, particularly if they typcially interview guests or have co-hosts.
  • Vlogging kit – this is a fun gift if the podcaster is thinking of branching into video podcasting!

Related read: How Much Does Podcasting Really Cost? (Breaking down the expenses)

2. Subscriptions, Courses, and Services

Not sure what to get your podcast-hosting Valentine! How about surprising them with a subscription! These are a totally under-utilized gift idea!

And want to know why they are really great?

Because there are so many options!

For podcasters, why not check out the subscription options on skill-building platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, or Coursera. There are a bunch of courses on these sites that would be great for podcast hosts, as well as those looking to launch their own show.

(Check back in to The Podcast Digest on Monday, we’ll have a post featuring all the best FREE podcast courses available in 2023!)

Or check out Podcasters Platform! It’s our newly-launched expert-driven learning platform. It’s a space that allows podcasters to hone in on their skills, while bridging this together with community engagement of like-minded individuals.

Want to find out more? Check out this post: What is the Podcasters Platform?

You could also gift some great podcast-related services. Whether that’s hosting services from Buzzsprout, show notes and editing services from us (check out all the services we offer on our website), remote recording services from SquadCast, or even a subscription to Headliner for the ability to create unlimited audiograms. Trust us! All of these would make great Valentine’s Day gifts!

And for Podcast Enthusiasts…

Subscriptions can also work really well as a Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) gift for podcast listeners. For the avid podcast fan, you could look at gifting subscriptions or gift cards to SpotifyStitcher PremiumLuminary, or Wondery Plus. Or any podcast listening service or platform that offers a premium listening experience.

3. Tickets to Podcast Events

Another fun option for podcast-themed gifts are tickets to podcast events. There are tons of podcast events! And they’re tons of fun!

But they also add tons of value to the podcasting process. At these events, podcast hosts can connect with other hosts, learn from experts, and network. All of these are highly-beneficial to podcast hosts.

And there are tons of options! You could look into podcast conferences, such as Podcast Movement, which is perhaps the biggest podcast event on the calendar.

But it’s not the only one! We’ve compiled a Part 1 of the podcast events that are scheduled to happen this year. You can check out all the podcast events taking place in the first part of the year in this post: The Exciting Podcast Events of 2023 – Part 1.

4. Podcast Merch

And for our final podcasting Valentine’s gift idea, we have podcast merch! If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift (or any special occasion, really!), nothing beats some amazing podcast merchandise! Some of your favorite podcasts now offer fun merchandise for their devoted listeners.

Podcast merch is not only a great way to show support for your favorite podcasts and their hosts, but they are also an excellent option when it comes time to give gifts! From stickers and mugs to sweatshirts and water bottles, and everything in between, there are tons of options when it comes to gifting podcast merch.

And you don’t have to hunt to hard to find this awesome podcast merch. There are sites set up just for this! First up, you can explore the incredible selection of merchandise from your favorite podcasts at Podswag. With a vast array of offerings, you’ll be sure to find something perfect just for you. They’ve got merch from Hello from the Magic Tavern, fan favorite Office LadiesConan O’Brien Needs a Friend, and Freakonomics Radio. Basically, if you’re looking for an amazing podcast-related gift, Podswag will definitely have it!

There is also Redbubble, a site where products are designed and sold by artists, which is another great site for unique podcast-centric gifts. And you can definitely browse Etsy for some fun, podcast-focused pretty things.

But that’s not all. Many podcasts have merch for sale via their podcast’s website. David Tennant Does a Podcast,  RomComPods, and Criminal, to name a few, all have super fun merch that will make for an amazing surprise for your podcast-loving Valentine. Or yourself! Because there are no rules about showing some self-love on V-Day!

Closing Thoughts

Regardless of if you’re into Valentine’s Day or not (and it’s totally okay to only ‘celebrate’ by waiting for discounted chocolates and sweet treats post Feb 14th!), these gifts are the ideal way to show appreciation for your podcast host or any podcast enthusiast in your life.

But even if you’re not “into” Valentine’s Day, these podcast-focused gift ideas are super versatile! They’ll make great gifts for podcast hosts and podcast listeners no matter the occasion!

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