With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to eat, drink (or dink!), be merry, and play pickleball. In true holiday spirit fashion, it is better to give than receive… this includes body tags, Nasty Nelsons, Ernes, and around the post shots. Plus, it’s time to deck your favorite pickleball player with fresh pickleball gifts. Or, maybe it’s time to give the gift of pickleball to someone who has never played. Or, maybe it’s time to finally treat yourself to that pickleball gift you have been dreaming of!
Regardless of skill level or experience on the pickleball court, we have your pickleball gift ideas covered with the best pickleball gifts for the enthusiast in this ultimate pickleball gift guide.
The Gift of Improved Skills: Pickler’s Pickleball Videos, Ball Machine & a Pickleball Camp
For those pickleball players already playing, give the gift of improved skills with:
- Pickler’s online pickleball video collection – Looking for a way to help your favorite pickleball player improve his or her skills anywhere, anytime? Check out Pickler’s online video lesson collection called My Pro Pickleball Coach, which breaks down every aspect of the sport of pickleball, including pickleball drills, strategy, and advanced concepts. My Pro Pickleball Coach is a fraction of the price of one clinic or even one lesson (which will be on sale for 50% OFF at a price of $67.47 for Black Friday, Cyber Monday – one-time fee, with no recurring charges), features over 140 video lessons (over 7 hours of instruction!), as well as a corresponding e-book, and are available on demand 24/7.
- A pickleball ball machine – For those pickleball players that love to drill and work on their game, but have trouble finding a drill partner, give the gift of endless practice with a pickleball machine. The most common pickleball machines on the market are (1) the Sport Tutor, and (2) the Lobster. Each of the Sport Tutor and the Lobster also have a more advanced, more expensive machine that has more features. For a breakdown of the Sport Tutor machines and the Lobster machines, see the chart in Pickler's pickleball blog, Pickleball Drills to Improve Your Pickleball Game.
- A pickleball camp – Pickleball camps are a great way to get in-person coaching and training to improve your favorite pickleball player’s skills. Plus, pickleball camps can be a fun getaway and a chance to make new friends that love pickleball just as much as your favorite pickleball player does. The best value for your money when it comes to pickleball camps are EngagePickleball camps. These camps feature top pros that focus on pickleball strategy, as well as the drills and mechanics. EngagePickleball is the only 3-day pickleball camp provider that offers 16 total hours, plus a FREE EngagePickleball paddle. In addition, EngagePickleball has the best refund or cancellation policy in the industry.
- A pickleball book – Want to give the gift of a good book, a good laugh, or a good pickleball tip? Then, grab the book, I Dink, Therefore I Am: Coming to Grips with My Pickleball Addiction (available on Amazon and a great read (or gift!) for any pickleball player), by Pickler writer and long-time Palm Beach Post columnist and humorist, Frank Cerabino!
The Gift of More Power & Fresh Grit: A New Pickleball Paddle
If you can’t get your favorite pickleball player off the pickleball court, it is probably time for a new pickleball paddle. Or, it may be time for a trade-up by buying a higher-end pickleball paddle that has better technology for better durability and, more importantly, improve your pickleball game.
Choosing a pickleball paddle can be overwhelming, especially as there are hundreds and hundreds of pickleball paddles out in the marketplace (for help on choosing a pickleball paddle, check out Pickler's ultimate paddle guide here). Whether you are shopping for a beginner pickleball player or a pro pickleball player, there are a few things to consider or look for when choosing a pickleball paddle, which include:
- Grip Size
- Other Pickleball Paddle Considerations
If you are ready to pick your pickleball paddle, check out Fromuth Pickleball, which has a wide selection of almost every pickleball paddle in the marketplace. And, to get you a deal this season, we have a special 10% off discount* for you – “10PICKLER”.
If you are struggling to make a decision on which pickleball paddle to purchase for a gift, or if you are looking to learn more about pickleball paddles and how to choose the best pickleball paddle for your favorite pickleball player, then check out Pickler's ultimate pickleball paddle guide.
The Gift of Looking Good to Play Good: Pickler’s New Collections, Pickleball Shoes & Doubletake Pickleball Bags
As the saying goes, “Look good, feel good, play good.” This also applies to your favorite pickleball player. Give the gift of looking good to eventually play good with these pickleball gifts:
- Pickler’s collections – This season, grab Pickler's three exclusive collections to hit the pickleball court with. From shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and other pickleball swag, give your favorite pickleball player something to show off on the pickleball courts. This pickleball gift will make your favorite pickleball player look good, as well as help grow the sport.
- Pickleball shoes – Quick feet is essential on the pickleball court. So, too, is the ability to change directions in order to track down the pickleball. To improve footwork and prevent injury, proper pickleball shoes are key. Give a new pair of pickleball shoes to your favorite pickleball player to keep them upright and agile on the pickleball court. To get you a deal this season, we have a special 10% off discount* for you – “10PICKLER” – at Fromuth Pickleball.
- Doubletake pickleball bags – This year, we have become obsessed with the Doubletake pickleball bags. Doubletake is a relatively new bag brand that was started by two women striving to make the perfect bag for racquet and paddle sports – in other words, a pickleball bag “created by players for players.” And, after having a chance to test out Doubletake’s products, we think they nailed it, as these pickleball bags have serious quality, style, design, and functionality! These pickleball bags are certainly a hot gift for your favorite pickleball player this season.
Other Gifts for the Player that Already Has It All: Pickleball Accessories for the Court
Pickleball is more than a sport, which is why pickleball is somewhat addicting. It is easy to start playing pickleball and quickly go “all in.” If you are shopping for one of those pickleball players that is already “all in” and already has “it all,” we have a few unique pickleball gift ideas for you:
- Eyewear – Pickleball eyewear helps you not only prevent eye injuries on the pickleball court, but also can improve visibility, which will improve success and play on the court. One eyewear product that has made a splash into the pickleball community is RIA Eyewear, as RIA is the official sponsor for USA Pickleball. RIA’s lenses are built through extensive color science research to improve on-court vision, treated with anti-fog/anti-glare coatings, and 100% UVA/B protective. RIA also offers interchangeable lens options to account for various lighting conditions. Most importantly, their frames have been tested to specifically withstand impacts from pickleballs traveling at high speeds to protect you on the court. Give the gift of performance and eye safety this holiday season with RIA Eyewear.
- Looser muscles & improved recovery – To keep your favorite pickleball player on the pickleball court, give the gift of a Theragun. Theragun’s will help to ease discomfort, soothe tightness and tension, and recover faster in seconds. Plus, grab 10% off* at Fromuth Pickleball with the code “10PICKLER”.
- Jewelry – For a little extra dazzle on the pickleball courts, give a pickleball necklace to the pickleball lover in your life. Check out Fromuth Pickleball and grab 10% off* with the code “10PICKLER”.
- Other pickleball accessories – If none of these pickleball gifts are doing the trick, or you want to browse through on the largest pickleball stores out there (including scoping out additional accessories, like water bottles, sweatbands, towels, socks, and other pickleball gifts), visit Fromuth Pickleball and grab 10% off* with the code “10PICKLER”. Fromuth Pickleball provides free ground shipping within the continental United States on orders of $75 or more, plus free shipping on returns within 30 days.
- New balls – Now, if your favorite pickleball player really has everything, and none of the above are options as pickleball gifts, then we know one thing that your favorite pickleball player certainly needs… more pickleballs! Pickleballs crack, become soft, or are lost or misplaced over time. So, everyone needs more pickleballs! Grab 10% off* your preferred pickleballs at Fromuth Pickleball with the code “10PICKLER”.
Free Pickleball Gifts
Whatever you choose as your pickleball gifts this holiday season, don’t forget to grab a couple of FREE gifts that could make great stocking stuffers for your favorite pickleball player:
- Subscribe to Pickler’s FREE pickleball newsletter, which is best-in-class and features tips, strategies, and stories from the best players in the game.
- Download Pickler’s FREE pickleball e-books on how to play better pickleball, the mental side of pickleball, and The Pickleball Dictionary.
And, of course, don’t forget to hit the pickleball courts for a fun time with friends and family, as well as a fun way to work off those holiday cookies! It is the experience of being together with friends and family that make the holiday season truly special, and there is no better way to spend quality time together than laughing and playing on the pickleball court.