Apparently, over 26 million Americans play basketball. 5.8 million play on a school or college team. I find that figure astonishing, but then basketball is the most widely played sport in the USA.
It’s no surprise then that there are all kinds of basketball-themed gifts. It took a lot of discipline for us to hone our list of gift ideas for basketball players to only 29. There really are a lot of options.
It’s great when friends and family have a hobby or play a sport, because you can always find a great gift for them related to their hobby or sport… stuff they’ll like or need or want but wouldn’t buy for themselves. That’s what this list is all about.
We organize our list by price ranges and include options under $20, $50, $100 and $200.
Gifts Under $20
1. Basketball Motivational Silicone Bracelets
These motivational silicone bracelets are excellent for your favorite basketball player as they can be worn on the court and off. This set of 12 bracelets features three unique motivational sayings.
2. Mini Basketball Hoop and Ball
This mini indoor basketball hoop is perfect for the basketball player that enjoys shooting some hoops from the comfort of their own home. It can be transported and reattached to any door that is convenient for your all-star. A mini basketball is also included, so no other items need to be purchased to make this gift a hit!
3. 3D Table Basketball Lamp
A truly original basketball-inspired gift is this basketball lamp. It can be changed seven different colors so that your basketball player can enjoy their new lamp in a personalized way. This lamp is great for people of all ages as it is not too bright so it can be used as a nightlight.
4. Basketball Socks
These long socks that feature a basketball net can be worn both on the court and off!
5. Basketball Coffee Mug
A basketball coffee mug is an excellent gift for basketball players as they can enjoy a warm beverage in a cup that is inspired by their favorite sport!
6. Toy Basketball Hoop & Balls
This gift is excellent for a basketball player with children as they can teach them earlier with this basketball hoop and balls bath toy! It is an interactive and fun way to bond with their children over the love of their favorite sport.
It’s also a good little distraction in your office.
7. Basketball Charm Bracelet
This basketball charm bracelet is the perfect gift for basketball players who adore jewelry. It allows them to wear a gorgeous fashion piece while also showing off their love for basketball!
8. Basketball Hair Accessories
If you know a female with long hair who places basketballs, get her basketball hair accessories! Both on the court and off, your all-star will be able to show off her love of basketball in her hairstyle!
9. Basketball Chocolates
Calling all chocolate lovers! Chocolate foil basketballs make a great gift for all basketball players with a sweet tooth. For a pound of chocolate under 20 dollars, you cannot go wrong with this gift.
10. Basketball Bag
Basketball players are always on the go, whether they are traveling to an away game or hitting the showers. This basketball bag is a functional, yet a quotable way for your all-star to show off their love for the sport.
Gifts Under $50
1. Personalized Basketball
While a basketball might be an obvious gift for a basketball player, spice it up by gifting your loved on a personalized basketball. You can add photos and sayings that you share with your favorite basketball player.
2. The Mug With A Hoop
Whether your basketball player enjoys cereal, ice cream, or soup, this mug with a hoop is a fun way for them to eat anything out of a bowl. They can have a little fun by throwing marshmallows through the hoop while they sip on a nice cup of hot chocolate.
3. Basketball Cards
For under $50, you can gift your loved one 600 basketball cards that feature stars, hall-of-famers, and rookies. This gift is a creative way to show your favorite basketball player that you appreciate how much passion they have for the sport!
4. Basketball Portable Coffee Cup
For less than $50, this travel mug is an excellent gift for any basketball player. Since it is insulated, they can fill this mug with a warm beverage or soup for an on-the-go snack while showing off their love for basketball.
5. Basketball Umbrella
Rain is inevitable and inconvenient; however, most people rarely think about purchasing an umbrella for themselves. This black and orange umbrella makes a perfect gift for any basketball player as it is incredibly useful and thoughtful! It is more than just a standard umbrella as it shows off their passion for the sport!
Gifts Under $100
These silver cufflinks are an excellent gift for any basketball player as they feature a basketball and basketball hoop. It is a classy gift as your loved one can wear these on special occasions or important meetings while showing off their favorite sport.
2. Basketball Wall Art
This basketball wall art makes for a great gift for basketball players as it is a decoration piece that can be on their wall all year long. It is colorful and features a basketball player about to dunk a basketball.
3.College Basketball Print
If your loved one is a fan of college basketball, they will love a panoramic print of their favorite college basketball team. It is the perfect piece to hang on a wall in a game room or at-home movie theater.
4. Basketball Headboard
This basketball headboard makes a great gift for any basketball player as they can feel as though their room accurately represents their aspirations in a fun and unique way. This headboard features a colorful doodle of a giant basketball in a cartoon style drawing.
5. Two Player Junior Basketball Game with Electronic Scoreboard
This two-player basketball game with electronic scoreboard makes a great gift for any basketball player. It is similar to the style of basketball games one might find at an arcade; however, it is twice the fun as your loved one can play in the comfort of their own home. Since it is a two player game, your basketball player can enjoy this game with friends and family.
6. Autographed Spalding Indoor/Outdoor Basketball
If your loved one has a favorite basketball team, gift them an autographed basketball by their favorite player on the team. This item makes a perfect gift as they can collect it and admire it for years to come.
7. Basketball Duvet Cover Set
If your loved one is a teen basketball player looking to update their bedroom, gift them this four-piece duvet cover set that features a professional basketball arena stadium! Custom bed sets make great gift ideas for basketball players as they can be used on a daily basis.
For avid basketball players, gift them this DribbleUp Smart Basketball as it allows them to measure their abilities and train with a virtual coach. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor courts, so they can practice wherever is most convenient. This basketball is a gift that keeps giving as they can monitor how they dribble and how to improve.
9. 14kt Yellow Gold #1 Basketball Hoop Pendant
This 14kt yellow gold necklace features a giant number one and a basketball about to go through a hoop. It is an excellent gift for all women basketball players who enjoy showing off their love for the sport through jewelry. Since it is gold, it is also ideal for people who are allergic to other types of materials that are found in jewelry.
10. ShotTracker for Basketball
This set includes a net sensor, wrist sensor, wristband, and charging unit so that your favorite basketball player can track how often they make and miss shots. The smartphone app tracks the progress, so this makes the perfect gift for a basketball player who likes to keep track of their progress while practicing.
Gifts Under $200
1. ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Game
An indoor basketball game is a wonderful gift for basketball players of all ages. This game features scoring arcade noises so that your loved one can keep track while playing against their competitor.
2. Basketball Beanbag Toss Game
This cornhole board is a fun, outdoor game that is designed in the style of a basketball court. Any basketball player will love the appearance of this game as it is different from basketball; however, it is still customized to their favorite sport.
3. Basketball Chair and Ottoman
This chair and ottoman make for a perfect gift for young basketball players or parents who basketball players as it is for children who are 36 months and up. When the chair and ottoman are not in use, the ottoman can be stored on the chair as it turns into a basketball.
4. Dunnrite Basketball Hoop for the Pool
Basketball pool games are excellent gift ideas for basketball players who live in warmer climates. It can also be given during the summer months as it is a fun way to enjoy the sport while in the water.