Top 10 Gifts for Podcasters (under $30)

What do you get a podcaster who has everything?

The following list might give you some ideas for less than $30.

Note: The Amazon links provided below are affiliate links and will support either the Stacking Benjamins podcast or the FinCon Podcast Network.

1. A Power Surge Protector

Every podcaster loves gear.

Here's an inexpensive way to protect equipment from power surges.

Cable Matters 12-Outlet Surge Protector with 2.1A Dual USB Charging Ports

Cable Matters 12-Outlet Surge Protector with 2.1A Dual USB Charging Ports


2. Portable External Hard Drive

As a podcaster producer, I have learned the hard lesson of backing up and having certain files with me at all times.

Sure, I could store everything in DropBox or Google Drive, but it's really nice to have a super-slim external hard drive for those times when I'm traveling and not able to connect to the internet.

bipra external hard drive blue

Bipra 2.5 inch Portable External Hard Drive, 500 GB


3. Mic Flag

NOW you're talkin! What podcaster wouldn't want to display their show logo on their microphone?

There are services out there that will print your logo permanently on a mic flag, but I found it easy to stick my business cards on these very inexpensive items.

They also come in square shapes and different colors:

triangular mic flag for podcaters

Tinksky Mic Flag Microphone Flag Mic Interview Triangular Logo Flag Station with 1.54 inch Hole


4. Boom Arm

While you are looking at the above mic flag, why not consider a boom arm?

The shock mount in this model will hold mics with up to a 2″ diameter (like the ATR2100).

neewer boom arm with shock mount for ATR2100 mic

Neewer Suspension Boom Scissor Arm with Built-in XLR Cable, Shock Mount and Table Mounting Clamp


5. “ON AIR” Neon Sign

These are SUPER COOL!

Now you can let people know when they should be quiet and leave you alone in your “studio”.

on air neon light sign

ADV PRO makes a few “On Air” neon lights for under $30, including: Recording, Quiet Please, On-Air, and more


6. Soundproofing Acoustic Panels

One of the BIGGEST problems indie podcasters have is keeping noise and reverb out of the recording.

Some people record in their walk-in closets because all the shirts absorb sound.

But walk-in closets don't have very good ventilation, and hanging moving blankets just isn't attractive.

Soundproofing panels help absorb reverb and keep background noise down.

They also come in a variety of colors, so you can get creative.

One of my clients wraps every other square with a t-shirt, making his wall come to life with images!

Soundproofing Foam Acoustic Tiles 12 inches by 12 inches

Soundproofing Foam Acoustic Tiles, 1″x12″x12 (12 pack)


or get these really cool hexagonal tiles:

12 acoustic hexagon tiles


7. Podcast Editor t-shirts

Lots of podcasters edit their own show.

Well, here's something you don't see these in stores.

They are part of a limited collection I created for podcast editors.

Here's one of my favorites:

t-shirt i should be editing red

Browse more podcast editor t-shirts on Amazon


8. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Wait. For the shower?


Yes. Really.

Just go see for yourself:

bluetooth waterproof speaker under 30 dollars

Rain Shower Head with Removable Waterproof Speaker by Mindful Design


9. My Podcast Reviews subscription

Feed your podcaster's vanity by having podcast reviews from any country emailed directly to him/her. does offer a free service, but if your podcasting friend has two shows – or wants to be notified whenever there's a review on Stitcher, then go with the $5 a month plan.

NOTE: My Podcast Reviews has changed their plan to $50 a year.

give the gift of podcast reviews


10. iPad/Table wall mount or table stand

Mount your iPad or tablet to free up your cluttered desktop.

The iKross is an adjustable stand that can easily be moved to a wall or under-counter mount.

Check this out:

This almost makes me want to buy another iPad!

iKross 2-in-1 Tablet Mount Stand or Wall Mount


Under $30 Gifts for Podcasters

What gifts will you be giving your favorite podcaster that's under $30?

I'd love to read your ideas in the comments below.

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