Gifts for the pickleball players on your list
Are you looking for pickleball stocking stuffers? Secret Santa gifts for your league friends? A big gift for the pickleball player in your life? Or maybe some ideas to add to your own holiday list? Whatever you need, the team at Better Pickleball has got you covered!
We put our heads together to come up with the perfect holiday gifts for the pickleball enthusiasts on your list. These are the pickleball gifts we have given, received, or want to receive ourselves. And rest assured, we’ve done our homework to find the most unique pickleball gifts to recommend to you.
Check out our list of pickleball-themed presents for every budget.
Pickleball Stocking Stuffers (Under $10)
These unique pickleball gifts are great for stockings or “a little something” to give your pickleball pals.
Pickleball Headbands. Just $7 on Etsy, choose from 20 headband colors and dozens of thread colors. And you can personalize it for individuals or for your group!
Pickleball Decals. We love these personalized vinyl stickers (also on Etsy) for your car, laptop, or water bottle. They come in 5 sizes; the 6” size is only $3, perfect for handing out at your pickleball holiday gathering!
Custom Pickleball Band. “Whose paddle is this?!?” How many times have we all heard that at open play? For just $8.99, you can get personalized paddle bands for your group so you can get on the court faster!
The Emotional Support Pickle from Etsy seller OneKooka is just over $10 when you add a positive affirmation card and Christmas hat.
Pickleball Ornaments! There are lots of ornaments under $10 on Etsy (just search “pickleball Christmas ornament”), and some sellers even offer discounts if you purchase multiples, making them an easy choice for a pickleball group gift. Or you can even DIY-it; watch this video on how to paint a pickleball, add a little garland and a bow, and you’ve got yourself a fun, inexpensive pickleball gift!
Fun Pickleball Gifts from $10-25
These pickleball gift ideas are perfect for your Secret Santa or the group gift exchange. Or maybe you’re in the market for something a little special for your doubles partner.
Who couldn’t use another cute pickleball t-shirt? There are lots of choices; here are just a few of our favorites:
- Can’t. Pickleball. Bye. There are lots of colors to choose from, sizes XS-3XL. You’ll definitely get compliments on this one!
- Pickleball Emotions. There are great pickleball gifts on Amazon, including this cute ladies’ tee in tons of colors, sizes S-2XL
- Calm and Blue has some great options, including this Pickleball is Our Marriage Counselor t-shirt and the slightly more off-color Send Dink Pics tee. Both are guaranteed to get you noticed on the court! And both come in a variety of colors, sizes XS-2XL.
- The Soft Serve t-shirt comes in a wide range of sizes, including youth. If you’ve got a junior player on your list, this might be the shirt for you!
- This Retro Pickleball Shirt offers women’s sizes as well as unisex. If you like a more fitted tee, add this to your holiday wish list!
Like shirts, pickleball hats are easy to find on Etsy and in other specialty shops. Our favorite? This cute women’s cap. Not only can you choose the hat color, but you have choices for the color of the ball and the heart. And the distressed look makes it even more unique!
Why not put together a Pickleball First Aid Kit for your pickleball partner or all the folks in your group? We’ve all seen an injury or two; wouldn’t it be nice if someone had the essentials for taking care of those minor cuts and bruises? Start with a small bag (any small toiletry bag will do, or you can go all in with a pickleball pouch like this one on Amazon). Here’s what we have in our bag: instant cold packs, assorted band-aids, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, sunscreen, and an emery board.
If your pickleball group is getting together to celebrate the holidays this Pickleball Trivia Game will be the hit of the party!
There are a variety of pickleball coffee mugs out there, but our favorite is this Tears of the People I Beat in Pickleball mug from PersonalizedShed.
How about a pickleball watch band for your Apple watch? Again, there are lots to choose from; we love this colorful band fromAdorableDesignsz.
Pickleball Presents from $25 to $50
Looking for gift ideas that are a little more substantial? These pickleball gifts for both him and her will help you check them all off your list!
Knock knock! Who’s there? Not us…we’re out playing pickleball! Let everyone know where you are with this clever pickleball door mat, available in 3 sizes.
Cheers! If there’s a cocktailing pickleball player on your list, you’ll definitely want to take a look at Mr. Pickles Pacific Northwest Gin. At $38/bottle (plus shipping), it’s a fun pickleball gift on its own, or you can make a snack basket to accompany it for an extra treat.
We love a good bag, and this pickleball sports tote is sustainably made from recycled ocean plastic and has room for 3 paddles PLUS your shoes and gear. All for right around $50 and in a variety of patterns.
Everyone loves a little bling at the holidays, and we’ve got a few great jewelry selections on our list this year:
- Check out this charm necklace from littlehappiesco, in gold or silver
- Who needs a tennis bracelet when you can have a pickleball bracelet like this one?
- These pickleball studs will add just the right amount of sparkle to her game. Another great pickleball gift on Amazon!
Over-the-Top Gifts for Pickleball Players ($50+)
If you really want to wow someone this holiday season, here are a few of the very best gifts for pickleball players, all vetted by our team!
Tyrol pickleball shoes. These are the shoes CJ & Tony wear and recommend for pickleball players. If you want to learn more about the difference between pickleball shoes and regular court shoes, check out Tony’s recent videos here and here. Then head over to Tyrol using this link and use the code BP10 to save 10% on a pair!
If you’ve ever been hit in the face with a ball or paddle (and what serious player hasn’t?), then you know one of the best gifts you can give someone you love is a pair of protective glasses. We love RIA pickleball glasses for their extensive impact testing and range of styles for various light conditions.
One more great pickleball gift from Amazon: the Vinglacé Insulated Wine Bottle Chiller with 2 Insulated Stemless Wine Glasses. Choose from 8 colors, each with a paddle and ball design, perfect for that après pickleball glass of wine!
For the ultimate statement of pickleball style, the Think Rolyn Sporty Spice Pickleball Bag can’t be beat. At $218 (unless you catch a holiday sale), it’s pricey but will definitely get you noticed with its choice of bold colors. We especially love it for travel. The paddle holder even detaches, so you can use it by itself or use the bag without the paddle holder for non-pickleball outings.
If you’re looking for gifts of a more utilitarian nature, CJ and Tony have a few wish lists on Amazon with unique ideas. Check out the best pickleball accessories to give this year:
OK, let’s go shopping! Let us know what’s on YOUR pickleball gift list and what gifts you plan to buy in the comments below.
Hey there — I’m a professional three-sport athlete and coach who has spent my entire adult life earning a living from playing and coaching sports. Since I started coaching more than three decades ago, one thing has remained the same: My commitment to see students not as they are but as what they can become and to move heaven and earth to help them realize their untapped potential. You should know that when it comes to helping pickleball players over 50 live their best lives on and off the courts, I'm an expert. Good pickleball is not just technique; it's the mind and body working holistically. That's why I'm also a personal trainer and weight management specialist. When I’m chillin', you'll find me watching Star Trek with my husband John and our two fur babies, Shirley and Ralph. (Yes, Happy Days)