20 Amazing Gift Ideas That Trumpet Players Will Love

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Trumpet players come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that remains pretty constant is that they love to collect as much trumpet-related gear as they can get their hands on!

From practical items like mouthpieces and music stands to online courses and like Brasstaches, there’s something for every budget and taste.

Whether you’re shopping for a beginner or a seasoned pro, these presents are sure to be a hit. So if you’re looking for the best gifts for a trumpet player, this is the list for you.

1. Pocket Trumpet

Eastar Pocket Trumpet B Flat Brass Bb Pocket Trumpet with Mouthpiece 7C, Cleaning Cloth, Hard Case, Gloves, Full Kit, Gold...
  • ❤️AMAZING TIMBRE — The sound and timbre of Eastar Bb pocket trumpet are pure and bright, abundant and powerful, with excellent vibration. Also a...
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if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a trumpet player, then consider getting them a pocket trumpet.

Pocket trumpets are ideal for musicians looking to practice while away from home, as the name suggests, pocket trumpets are designed to be super-portable while still playing just like a normal trumpet, with the same sound, feel, and range of notes.

This Easter model in gold lacquer also comes with a mouthpiece and some cleaning goodies too.

2. Silent Brass

Yamaha SB7Xc Silent Brass System for Trumpet
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Yamaha SB7Xc Silent Brass System for Trumpet
  • Internal Microphone: Electric condenser microphone, Pickup Output Jack: Mini phone jack
  • Nominal Level: -25dB to -35dB, Brass Resonance Modeling: Yes
  • Power Supply: AA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 2 (3V DC) sold separately

‘Silent brass’ is a phrase that sounds like wishful thinking to anyone who shares a home with (or next to) a trumpet player!

Nevertheless, the dream can become a reality with this brilliant piece of kit.

Unlike other practice mutes, the Silent Brass system completely blocks off the sound of the trumpet and instead picks up the tiny vibrations with a microphone that connects to headphones.

This is about as close as you can get to the experience of playing uninhibited while everyone else around hears only a whisper.

3. An Online Trumpet Course

Are you tired of hearing your trumpet player practicing the same dull scales and arpeggios all the time? Want to help them improve and start to make some progress on their horn? Give them the gift of structured learning with one of the best online trumpet lessons!

Not only will they be able to improve their skills and technique with the guidance of a professional instructor, but they’ll also have the added convenience of being able to practice at their own pace and schedule.

Trust us, your trumpet player (and your neighbors) will thank you. We recommend Online Classical Trumpet with David Bilger on ArtistWorks, which has so many lessons for beginners and more advanced players that they’ll be busy for a long, long time.

4. Zoom Recorder

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The Zoom portable recorders produce high-quality professional recordings without the need for lots of expensive gear and are easy and flexible to use.

This is a great gift for a trumpeter, and they can use it to record practice sessions to listen and improve their playing, or to record concerts and performances to share everywhere.

5. Harmon Mute

Jo Ral 2C Trumpet Copper Bubble Mute
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Jo Ral 2C Trumpet Copper Bubble Mute
  • Jo-Ral mutes are designed and tested to perform evenly in all registers.

Of all the different mutes for the trumpet, this one gives perhaps the greatest variety of different sounds and fun effects to explore.

The extendable tube can be used to create ‘wah-wah’ effects, and also taken out to create the sizzling, close sound that was trademarked by Miles Davis.

A great gift for the advancing player, this Jo Ral copper bubble mute model has a distinctive and gorgeous tone. 

6. Mouthpiece Booster

  • A WELL-FOCUSED AND CONCENTRATED TONE. KGUBrass custom trumpet booster opens the way for more personal sound of your trumpet. You have a chance to...
  • BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. It will stress every advantage of your musical instrument. Due to the delicate, gorgeous design combining a smooth shape and shiny...
  • EASY IN USE. Easy on/off design helps to attach the accessory without any trouble. Make you playing more versatile and powerful, depending on the...

For the trumpet player who wants to try switching up their tone, this is a great gift!

The mouthpiece booster is designed to fit onto the trumpet mouthpiece, giving it more weight.

Particularly used by jazz and commercial players, this gift is a fun addition to try out a different feel and sound.

7. Shhhmute Practice Mute

ZJTL Trumpet/cornet sshhmute Acoustic Guitar Neck (sshhmute01)
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ZJTL Trumpet/cornet sshhmute Acoustic Guitar Neck (sshhmute01)
  • Allows a player to practice almost anywhere
  • Small amount of back pressure compared to other practice (silent) mutes
  • Remains in tune and faithfully accurate throughout the entire range

It’s not breaking news that the trumpet is one of the loudest instruments, and that can cause problems when you’re trying to find time and space to practice!

The Shhhmute practice mute reduces the trumpet sound to a whisper, and unlike some other practice mute it does so without radically changing how the instrument feels to play.

This is a great gift not only for the trumpet player but for their neighbors too!

8. Music Stand

Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand
  • Longest lasting, most durable music stand made.
  • Easy, automatic no-knob friction-tilt neck delivers constant tension at any tilt position.
  • Solid-brass bearings, greaseless heavy-duty chrome inner shaft, and the original "Magic Finger Clutch" provides one-hand friction grip.

Every practice room needs a music stand, and Manhasset makes some of the best.

Sturdy enough to cope with any number of heavy trumpet method books, this gift will provide ideal inspiration to dust off those books and get practicing!

9. Hercules Trumpet Multi-Stand

Hercules DS513BB Trumpet Cornet Flugelhorn Stand, Black
  • Specially formulated foam (SFF)-coated Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn peg are adjustable and detachable
  • Swivel Legs with Locking Pin fit around other equipment
  • Featuring a Height Adjustment Lever to easily adjust the height of the pegs to fit different sized instruments

Over time, most trumpet players have a habit of building up a collection of instruments – one is never enough!

This Hercules multi-stand can fit three instruments at once, including a stand for flugelhorn.

An ideal gift for players who want to keep multiple horns handy for practice, or for using in pieces or bands that require swapping instruments.

10. Cup Mute

Denis Wick Adjustable Cup Trumpet or Cornet Mute | Mute for Brass Instrument | Performance Mute for Trumpet | Mute for Bb and C...
  • ENHANCED MUSIC: Great sound is made easy by using an adjustable trumpet mute. Ideal for beginners or experts. The cup itself is adjustable, which lets...
  • THE NOTES YOU WANT: Your trumpet’s timbre is enhanced with a trumpet mute, offering a rich, warm sound for brass instruments. Whether you’re...
  • LONG-LASTING: Each trumpet mute is handmade, finished with all natural cork from Portugal that will not deteriorate over time. With proper care, the...

One of the first mutes that trumpet players will get is the Cup Mute.

It’s exactly how it sounds – a cup-shaped mute that deflects the sound back towards the trumpet, creating a more muffled, softer tone.

It’s a great gift for a player just starting out who wants to explore different sounds and repertoire for trumpet.

This Denis Wick model features an adjustable cup that can be moved closer to or further away from the bell, giving even more variety and control over the sound.

11. Embouchure Trainer

This handy device helps to develop and train the muscles in the face and lips that are most involved in playing the trumpet.

It’s a great way for trumpet players to practice and improve their embouchure when they’re on the move or away from their trumpet.

12. Plunger Mute

Denis Wick Plunger Mute for Trumpet | Metal Mute for Lower Sound | Extra Large Plunger Mute with Flocked Interior | Jazz...
  • DRAMATIC AND BOLD: We engineered our plunger mute for the trumpet to give the best, warmest sound it can offer. Red flock sprayed interior softens the...
  • ALL THAT JAZZ: If the classic jazz vibe is what you’re going for, then our plunger mute is the best tool to help you. Used for both jazz effects and...
  • CUSTOM DETAILS: The interior of the mute has been flock sprayed to soften it, offering players a warmer tone for the trumpet. This lends in part to...

This is one of the most fun-sounding and looking mutes out there! Plunger mutes are held over the end of the trumpet and can be used to create all sorts of wah-wah, growl, and jazz effects.

The Dennis Wick is a very popular one, that gets great reviews and is durable

13. Trumpet Gig Bag

DUENEW Trumpet Gig Bag Case Lightweight Soft Padded with Strap
  • 【Portable】Fashionable and Simple Appearance, Compact Shape, Weighs only 1.1 lb,Much Easier to Carry Around than a Hard Case. Perfect for Short...
  • 【Spacious Side Pocket】Provide Enough Room to Storage Sheet Music, Mouthpiece, Valve oil, Cellphone, Pencil and other Trumpet Accessories
  • 【Thick Padded 】10mm Padding Soft Case Protect Your Trumpet from Impacts During Transport, Keep Your Beloved Trumpet Away from Daily Scratches,...

Most trumpets come with a pretty hefty case, and while that’s good for protection, it can take a bit of lugging around.

So a great gift for a trumpet player is a gig bag that they can pop the trumpet in and sling it over the shoulder when they need to take it around.

This Duenew padded gig bag features thick padding with a shoulder strap and side pocket for storing mouthpieces, valve oil, and other small items.

14. Ear Plugs

Alpine MusicSafe Pro - High Fidelity Earplugs for Musicians - 3 Interchangeable Premium Filter Sets: 16, 19 & 22 dB - Professional...
  • GREAT MUSIC EXPERIENCE | Alpine MusicSafe musician earplugs do not compromise quality for safety. Unique AlpineAcousticFilters are specially designed...
  • PREVENT HEARING DAMAGE | The safe limit of sound is 80 dB and prolonged exposure to higher volumes can result in damage. As a musician you are likely...
  • THREE FILTER SETS | The Alpine MusicSafe earplugs come with 2 types of filters and a storage box that fits on your keychain. Choose between 19 and 22...

It’s no secret that the trumpet is a rather loud instrument and that practicing for long periods of time in a small room carries a very real risk of damaging your hearing.

These earplugs are designed especially for musicians, reducing the volume level without changing the sound, and coming with three levels of sound reduction.

This is a must-have for every trumpet player and a gift that will ensure they keep their ears safe too.

15. BERP Buzzing Aid

BERP Trumpet
  • Allows a player to practice in silence
  • Builds embouchure
  • Increases greater intonation and range

“I’ve got you a BERP!” might not be the best way to describe your gift, but this is a very useful present all the same!

The BERP Buzzing Aid is designed to help with the buzzing exercises that trumpet players do to warm up their lips.

It attaches to the trumpet so that the mouthpiece can be in the same position as for normal playing while doing warm-ups on the mouthpiece.

Sounds technical, but it’s a really handy device that’s onto all instruments.

16. Brasstache

Brasstache - The Original Clip-on Mustache for Trumpet Mouthpiece
  • Your New Look - These clip-on mustaches are totally unnecessary but loads of fun! Snaps on and off the mouthpiece easily so you can be as silly or...
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For the trumpet player who has all the gear, here is the one gift to complete their set: ladies and gentlemen, the Brasstache clip-on mustache!

This attaches to the trumpet mouthpiece so that it hovers just in front of the upper lip while you’re playing, giving you the appearance of some very fine and stylish whiskers.

Has to be seen to be believed!

17. Trumpet Snake and Brush Kit

Hysagtek 4 Pieces Trumpet Snake Brush Cleaning Kit, Trumpet Brush Mouthpiece Brush Valve Casing Brush Flexible Brush with Cleaning...
  • Fit For -- The trumpet cleaning kit fits for trumpet, cornet, pocket trumpet or other instrument cleaning, make cleaning and maintenance work much...
  • Trumpet Cleaning Brush -- Flexible trumpet snake brush are very good for cleaning around tight bends, slides and tubing. Mouthpiece brush valve brush...
  • Mouthpiece Brush -- approx.12.5 cm/ 4.9'', Valve brush: approx.12.7 cm/ 5'', Snack brush: approx.92 cm/ 36.2'', Cleaning rod:approx.34.5cm/13.6''

A set of cleaning brushes is another important tool for keeping the trumpet clean and healthy.

The snake brush is a bendy wire that can reach into all the loops and tubes of the trumpet, while the other brushes are designed to clean the other parts and mouthpiece of the trumpet.

Another great gift for all trumpet players who know that cleanliness is next to godliness!

18. Valve Finger Buttons

Liyafy 3Pcs Trumpet Valve Finger Buttons Musical Instruments Accessories Silver with White Turquoise Inlay
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Liyafy 3Pcs Trumpet Valve Finger Buttons Musical Instruments Accessories Silver with White Turquoise Inlay
  • Hand polished and made of zinc ally, with natural stone material
  • Trumpet finger key button cover size: approx. 1.5x1.5cm/ 0.59x0.59inch
  • For replacing old, broken and missing buttons

Available in a variety of different colors and patterns, these valve finger buttons are a great way to switch up the look of a trumpet and stand out from the crowd!

A great gift for a trumpet player looking to customize the look of their instrument.

19. Valve Guard

Protec Trumpet Leather Valve Guard, Model L226
  • Fits most Bb and C horns
  • Fine leather exterior provides a secure comfortable grip
  • Embedded nonporous lining protects the finish from moisture, oils, and acids

A valve guard is a great way to keep the trumpet’s valves clean and free of dirt and tarnish, as well as protecting them from scuffs and scratches.

It’s also comfortable on the hands and looks great too.

20 Spitballs

Herco HE185 Spitballs, Small, 18/Jar
  • Package Dimensions: 4.318 cms (L) x 4.826 cms (W) x 4.318 cms (H)
  • Product Type: Jar
  • Package Quantity: 1

Keeping the inside of the trumpet clean is vital to maintaining the instrument and making sure it plays just right.

Spitballs are small sponge pads soaked in cleaning solution, designed to be blown through the length of the trumpet, cleaning it as they go.

It’s a simple and quick way to clean the tubing in one blast of air – not to mention that it’s quite fun to have an excuse to fire projectiles through your instrument!

Summing up our Favorite Gifts for Trumpeters

As you can see from our list of trumpet player gift ideas above, there are so many different items for every budget that make great presents for Christmas, birthdays, or just because.

Happy shopping!

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Peter Yarde Martin is a freelance composer, musician and educator based in London. He studied music at Cambridge University and now works with many top professional ensembles and soloists in the UK and abroad.