If you need to find a gift for an avid basketball lover, there are a lot more options than you might think. Sure, the go-to gift might be a brand new basketball or top-of-the-line gear to wear while you play. But, what about the days it’s raining outside?
Or, maybe they’d like to have something to show off their love for the sport even when they’re off the court. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of a vast array of basketball-themed gifts, even including cookies!
There’s an arcade-style game so you can shoot some hoops, a glow-in-the-dark basketball, some basketball scrunchies, and much more. Scroll through our list of the top 27 top basketball gifts to find the one that fits your sports fan the best. Now, you don’t need to worry about finding the perfect gift; you just need to decide which one you like the most!
The Best Basketball Gifts For Boys & Girls This Year
Real Light Up Basketball
This basketball will keep the game going even when the lights go out. Or, why not enjoy a game of basketball after-dark. It’s easy to spot this glowing ball thanks to 2 LED lights that deliver up to 30 hours of gameplay. Use it indoors or outside, and watch the lights come to life with a bounce. They go off when the ball is not in use, conserving battery power. The rubber exterior makes it super durable and ensures the lights stay in place.
Pop-A-Shot Electronic Basketball Game
The classic arcade basketball toss game can now provide endless hours of competitive play in your home. The double hoop design lets you test your skills against your friends as you choose from 16 different games. It measures 88 inches long, 46 inches wide and features an adjustable height that you can set at 82, 88, or 94 inches. Infrared sensors deliver extremely accurate scoring technology, and you can hook up external speakers via the audio jack to enhance the experience.
NBA Basketball Video Game
When the weather won’t cooperate, and you can’t find a nearby gym for indoor play, why not test your virtual skills? NBA video games for Xbox, Playstation, and various other consoles let you play solo or against friends. They deliver realistic graphics and audio features that make you feel like you’re really in the game. Imagine you’re playing in the NBA, against or with some of the top players in the sport.
Mini Basketball Hoop
Practice shooting hoops inside with this mini, door-mount basketball hoop. It features a pro-grade, spring-action rim for that perfect slam-dunk and easily installs with foam-padded slide-on door mounts. The hoop is 9 inches in diameter, and the included mini basketball is 5 inches in diameter. The backboard measures 18 inches by 12 inches and is made of clear, shatterproof polycarbonate.
Basketball OREO Cookies
After playing a rousing game of basketball, they’re sure to work up an appetite. Give them some sweet treats to enjoy that feature their favorite sport. These creme-filled sandwich cookies are dipped in chocolate with several decorated with handcrafted basketball candies. One gift box includes 8 cookies, 4 with basketball decorations, and four plain. The cookies are made by Philadelphia Candies, which has been making fine chocolates for over 100 years.
Basketball Optical Illusion Lamp
This night light will give your basketball fan just the right amount of glow for a peaceful bedtime. The stylish design features 7 different colors, including purple, white, cyan, blue, yellow, green, and red. Choose to keep one color on, or opt for the color-changing mode to let them fade from one to the next. The light works with 3 AA batteries, so you can place it wherever you want. Or you can connect it with a USB cable to your home computer or adapter.
Fun basketball logo socks can let them show their love for the game anytime, both on and off the court. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can choose from all sorts of options. They come in various styles, available in over 20 color combinations or various team colors. These crew socks are comfy, stylish, and consist of a combination of nylon and spandex. Look for features like ankle compression, moisture-wicking, blister control, and more to get the best performance.
Mini Basketball Squishies
This set of 30 mini basketball squishies makes the perfect party favors, stocking stuffers, or game day surprises. They’re fun to toss around and play with but also offer a great way to relax and destress before the game. Kids will love to squeeze the soft foam and practice their hand-eye coordination as they throw the balls back and forth with friends. You can choose from classic orange or sets in assorted colors.
Basketball Hoop With Rebounder
This mini basketball hoop takes practice to a whole new level with the built-in rebounder. Now, you never have to miss a beat when you’re shooting hoops. The automatic ball return instantly collects successful shots and returns them to the shooter. The set includes a spring-loaded steel rim, plexiglass backboard, and a mini foam basketball. The adjustable height allows you to set the rim in the perfect position. Plus, the included electronic scoreboard features a time clock and announcer sounds for a real game-time experience.
Nobody wants to have their hair hanging in their face while they’re trying to shoot hoops. Give her these trendy basketball scrunchies to help her be game-ready. Or, she can wear them anytime to show off her favorite sport in style. Each set includes 20 scrunchies that keep hair in place without causing any damage or discomfort. They feature a durable elastic band and work with all hair types, including straight, curly, thin, or thick.
Fluffy Plush Basketball
Here’s a basketball they can definitely toss around inside, then take a rest with when the game is done. This plush pillow makes the perfect decoration for a basketball or sports-themed bedroom or playroom. It’s huggably soft and is the perfect pillow to snuggle up with on the couch to watch your favorite team play. It features durable fabric and construction with precise stitching to give it a realistic basketball look. It’s also machine-washable, so keeping it clean is a breeze.
Mug With Basketball Hoop
If you know someone who loves hot chocolate as much as they love basketball, then you’ve just found the perfect gift. This unique, clever mug features a basketball design and a handle that forms a mini hoop above the top. Practice slam-dunking mini marshmallows into your steamy cup of cocoa as you wait for it to cool. This oversized 16oz mug makes a perfect novelty, fun gift that’s functional at the same time. You can also use it as a bowl for soup or cereal — next time at breakfast, why not practice tossing some Cheerios into the hoop.
Funny Plush Basketball With Sounds
This interactive talking basketball is sure to please the little basketball lover in your life. It’s a great gift for toddlers and young kids, featuring over 30 sounds and songs. It also includes clever and fun phrases like, “Nothing but net!” and “Nice shot!” The ball encourages exercise and active play, and it features smart sensors that can distinguish between various moves like a pass, shot, or tap. The fabric is soft and plush, making it easy for little hands to hold and throw.
Beginner Basketball Hoop
This classic toy for toddlers is a favorite for a reason. It teaches the basics of basketball to young children in a fun, age-appropriate way. The adjustable hoop grows with them, increasing the challenge as their skills improve. You can play with this hoop inside or outside, and adding sand to the base can increase the stability. It’s a great way to facilitate active play while developing gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and concentration.
Kids Basketball Jersey
If you’re into playing a sport, you inevitably need to wear the right gear. Make your sports fan feel extra special with a custom, personalized basketball jersey that features their name, number, and team colors. Other options are getting a jersey of their favorite player or their all-time favorite basketball team. When they put on the jersey, they’re sure to feel like a pro as soon as they set foot on the court.
Basketball Lunch Bag
This basketball lunch bag features neoprene material that’s easy-to-clean and machine-washable. It features a durable zip closure and a design on both sides, so it maintains its basketball look. It also expands so you can fit a variety of different-sized containers or even roll it up when not in use. It’s the perfect tote for school or taking along to the park, keeping food hot or cold for 2 to 4 hours.
Personalized Basketball With Your Name
It wouldn’t be a perfect list of basketball-themed gifts without a basketball on it. But this one is a step above, featuring the ability to personalize it with the recipient’s name. Spalding is a trusted manufacturer of basketballs, so you know you’re getting top-notch quality. You can choose from either an official size diameter of 29.5 inches or a smaller size of 28.5 inches. Customization only takes between one and three days so that you can get your game on in no time. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor play.
Basketball Pop Fidgets
These sensory toys are the latest craze in gifts for kids of all ages (and adults like them too). They deliver a much-needed way for kids to destress, stay relaxed, and get focused. Plus, they’re just lots of fun to play with. This basketball-themed popper is a great way to stay focused and calm before a game or decompress when the clock runs down. They’re water-resistant, flexible, and make great party favors or stocking stuffers, too.
This simple but stylish bracelet lets them show their passion for the sport while maintaining a casual vibe. It features braided cords that can adjust to fit wrists 5 to 8 inches. The metal charm is high-quality with a silver appearance, and the bracelet comes in an array of color options. You can choose from red, purple, black, orange, and more. The bracelet is made by SportyBella, a family-owned business in the USA that stands behind their product 100%.
Kids Book All About Basketball
The ultimate sports fan always wants to keep up with the latest stats and facts in the game. The records include up-to-date info from the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, and Olympic basketball. This book gives them all the statistics so they can brush up on their basketball knowledge. It also includes lots of tips to help them improve their game and become the best they can be. Kids will also learn important aspects of the game, like teamwork and the sport’s history. Plus, there are puzzles, activities, and a whole lot more to keep them engaged and reading.
Mini Electronic Basketball Arcade Game
This mini-hoop, tabletop game from Franklin Sports is the ultimate party game for basketball fans or those just wanting to have some fun. It’s great for all ages, including adults. The five different hoops provide multiple targets as the electronic scoreboard keeps track of your shots. You’ll also hear authentic crowd noises and more to enhance your playing experience. It comes with two mini basketballs and measures 22 inches by 21 inches by 11 inches.
Stephen Curry Kids Basketball Book
This delightful children’s book inspires kids by telling the true story of Stephen Curry. The NBA superstar was told he was too short, too weak, or just not good enough to play basketball. But, he persisted in his efforts and pursued his dreams, going on to become one of the greatest players of all time. This book shows kids that they can accomplish great things too and not give up just because things get hard.
Basketball Bedding For Kids
Teens love to express themselves in every way possible, and one way is to decorate their rooms with their own flair. This basketball-themed bedding set is the perfect way for them to put their own personal stamp on their bedroom decor. It comes in twin or full sizes and includes a quilt with a 3D basketball design and two matching pillowcases. The comforter is ultra-soft and comfortable, and it’s machine-washable, featuring a durable microfiber material.
Floating Basketball Hoop For Pool
Take your basketball game into the pool with this floating hoop from GoSports. It includes two water basketballs, the splash hoop, and a ball pump, giving you everything you need for the ultimate pool party. The sturdy construction can stand up to tons of splashing fun, providing the perfect target for all your trick shots. Plus, its 360-degree design means you can take your shot from any angle. It inflates within seconds and comes in either red or blue styles.
Retro Electronic Basketball Game
It’s time to go retro with this electronic handheld basketball game that’s sure to stir up some nostalgia. You can opt for a one or two-player game and play in two different gameplay modes. Improved sound effects add to the play experience as you move around the court using the arrow buttons. Press the shoot button to take the perfect shot and make a basket. This game is ideal for older kids and teens, and adults will also get a kick out of revisiting their childhood.
Basketball Hoop Laundry Hamper
Are you tired of telling your kids to put their dirty clothes in the hamper? No problem. Get them this Dirty Dunk over-the-door mini-hoop game with an oversized net that doubles as a hanging hamper. They can ball up their dirty clothes into makeshift basketballs and start shooting hoops to land the perfect basket. After their fun, voila! You have all the dirty clothes in one convenient place, ready to take to the laundry room. Just release the drawstring at the bottom of the net to drop the clothes into the hamper or laundry basket.
Basketball lovers of all ages will appreciate this tumbler with its basketball-inspired design. The 30-ounce cup is stainless steel and can hold hot or cold beverages. It will keep your iced drinks cold for over 24 hours, and hot drinks stay hot for 12 hours. The lid can open and close and features a stainless steel straw for easy sipping. You’ll also get a straw cleaner so you can keep things extra clean.