15 Best Pickleball Gifts

Looking for the perfect present to please the pickleball player in your life? 

You need look no further! Here is a list of some of our favorites for your perusal: from small keepsakes to large investments, there’s a present to suit every budget and something for every personality. 

All pickle players are different, but the appeal of these gifts is universal!

Whether you’re putting together some tourney party bags (hey, some teams are lucky enough to get those!) or just buying a gift for the number one pickleballer in your life - or their parent, or grandparent! - everything you need is right here.

That said, some of the products featured are more expensive than others, whereas a couple could certainly be combined to make a bigger gift package. Regardless of age, gender or size, you’re sure to find a suitable surprise - just start scrolling.

OUR TOP PICK

Does your loved one spend their entire life playing pickleball, or waiting until it’s time to hit the court again? This might just be the ideal choice - they’ll be able to take their beloved sport with them wherever they go, even if just figuratively.

Available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes, this hilarious pun is sure to solicit a snort from any Pickle player. Choose between five vibrant colors, for a 100% cotton t-shirt that’s lightweight, fits comfortably and works great as a tourney tee.

According to customer reviews, the sizes can be a little on the large side, so consult their handy measurements chart before purchasing to ensure you choose the fit that’s right for your gift recipient.

Wear your heart on your sleeve, and your pickleball love on your chest.

Pros

  • Funny, cute AND budget friendly
  • Good quality shirt and a decent logo print that should last for years
  • Available in three fits to suit whoever the recipient is

Cons

  • Can’t choose a specific size - have to consult the size guide and figure it out by measurements

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3.0 Portable Pickleball Net System (Set Includes Metal Frame and Net in Carry Bag) | Durable and Easy to Assemble

Being highly lightweight and portable, this is the best way to set up an impromptu game of pickleball, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!

Weighing only 22lb, and coming with a handy carry bag, it’s a pop up net that’s easy to get from A to B.

Simply snap together the metal frame and erect in a matter of minutes - the sturdy, reinforcred metal frame is powder coated for additional durability.

A wide leg, angular design ensures a stable system even in windier outdoor weather.

Net tension is easily adjusted using the straps, whilst a raised cross bar allows balls to roll underneath for quick gameplay continuation.

Now it doesn’t matter if the court is all booked up - you can simply make your own at the nearest outdoor space.

Bring pickleball directly to the comfort of your own home or convenient park, rather than having to head to your nearest gym.

Pros

  • Made using only the highest quality materials to ensure longlasting durability
  • Can be used even in wet and windy conditions - versatile and hard wearing
  • Easy to set up, simple enough for an adolescent to use without supervision

Cons

  • On the pricier side of the gifts we’ve listed

BEST VALUE

Tourna Hipster Ball Band for Holding Tennis Balls and Pickleballs - Medium

Now, pickleballs are lighter than average, and can have a habit of rolling away if left unattended. Not anymore!

This lightweight waistband ball holder fits perfectly over any item of clothing, keeping two extra balls right at your fingertips.

There’s no need to pause the match to pull a new one from your bag should you send one widely out of play!

You’ll hardly notice it’s even there, as it fits comfortably and stretches snugly around your waist.

Thanks to its unique compressive properties, the balls will stay held in place and won’t bounce whilst you play, so there’s no need to worry about them falling out and causing a scene during the big game.

Don’t have any runners available? No sweat - be your own runner. There won’t even be any running involved, because the balls are already there!

Pros

  • Keeps balls secure and prevents loss of equipment
  • Won’t disturb play or loosen during a match - compressive qualities hold everything in place
  • Comfortable and eliminates the need for a bag

Cons

  • Kind of a boring gift, just on its own!

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Onix Pure 2 Outdoor Pickleball Balls Specifically Designed and Optimized for Pickleball Yellow 6-Pack

Got a loved one who’s constantly losing balls?

Specifically redesigned and optimized for pickleball, the Onix Pure 2 Outdoor balls work wonders, whether you’re an amateur newbie or professional pickle player.

They offer the truest, most accurate flight, and the best bounce around.

Featuring smaller than average holes and precise weighting, it’s incredibly easy to deliver optimal rebound on outdoor courses, resisting the interference of wind to sail exactly where you wanted to send it.

Play with more confidence, taking advantage of true flight technology, authentic bounce technology, and better balance overall.

In the traditional bright yellow color, you’re not going to lose these six bad boys anytime soon, either!

Plus, as these are on the heavier side, and designed so well, they’ll be much more difficult to lose.

Pros 

  • You can never have too many Pickleballs
  • Very well made with a specialised design to improve overall performance
  • Not disturbed by wind - play even in subpar conditions

Cons

  • No carry bag provided

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Pickleball and the Art of Living: The Power of Positive Dinking

Promising to help you get more out of not just your pickleball game, but your everyday life in general, Mike Branon’s book encourages you to enjoy the journey of your own personal growth in the sport AND in your mind, too.

Receiving high praise from Jennifer Dawson, the US Open Pickleball Triple Crown Winner, who says Branon “shares the secrets of how to infuse your days with passion and purpose on and off the course,” it’s a book sure to suit any Pickle player.

It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, and also as an audiobook, so however the recipient of your gift likes to consume their media, you’ll have them covered. Help them develop masterful techniques that will only serve to improve performance.

Up your pickleball game and become a better person at the same time!

Pros

  • Different to the usual pickleball themed gifts
  • Reviewed positively by Pickleball champions - backed by the best
  • A good gift for life, not just for a sports fan, with genuine meaning and the opportunity to grow as a person

Cons

  • Might not be suited to younger players, depending on their reading comprehension  - you could always read it with them, however

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Amazin' Aces Signature Pickleball Paddle Set - 2 USAPA-Approved Pickleball Rackets with Graphite Face & Polymer Honeycomb Core, 4 Outdoor Pickleballs, 2 Paddle Covers, & 1 Carry Bag (Blue & Green)

For a pickleball player who has just started or needs an upgrade on their kit, this is the perfect gift bundle. Not only do you get two of Amazin’ Aces’ signature paddles, expertly crafted from high quality materials, but also a carrying bag AND four balls!

The paddles are USPA approved for sanctioned tournament play (you’ll find the USAPA Approved seal on the face of the paddle) and their premium construction offers expert power and control, elevating natural talent to the next level.

Both rackets come with a cover each, to ensure they stay in perfect condition when not in use; weighing in at between 7.8 and 8.2 ounces they have a large sweet spot, balanced weight distribution and classic shapes.

Beginners and seasoned players alike will adore this superior set, which contains absolutely everything you need to head out to the court.

Pros

  • Tournament and USPA approved for play
  • Made from the best possible materials to improve player performance
  • Comes with everything you need for a game

Cons

  • Slightly pricier than some of the other gifts we’ve listed

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NGFF Pickleball Men Women Casual Crazy Funny Athletic Fancy Novelty Graphic Crew Tube Socks Moisture Wicking Gift

C’mon, who isn’t thrilled by a new pair of socks?! Okay, so maybe they aren’t at the top of everyone’s gift wish list, but this pair from NGFF features some beautiful, multicolored pickleballs that any player will instantly fall in love with.

Offering a soft, light and comfortable fit, they have moisture wicking properties that make them the perfect tournament socks, made from high quality materials that guarantee durability - stay dry and keep your head in the game!

Their deeper than average heel pocket and added arch compression create added stability, helping you stay on your feet for longer periods of time and preventing strain or injury where possible. 

If we haven’t sold them to you by now, I don’t know what will! There’s not much else we can say - they’re just cool socks.

Pros

  • Brightly colored in a pattern any pickle player will love
  • Sweat-absorbing so great for wearing during play
  • Designed to improve natural posture so you can play for longer

Cons

  • A little small as a present on their own - may need to be paired with other gifts

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Pickleball Marketplace - (2) Pickleball Keychains

Remember how we said some of the gifts we’ve listed are on the small side?

This is one of them, but don’t get us wrong - these pickleball keychains are absolutely adorable and sure to please anyone who collects them, loves pickle, or both!

Attached to a nickel ball chain, the small plastic pickleballs are so cute and make for a fantastic “goody bag” item at tournaments, if you’re in charge of putting those together. Know a Pickle player who has everything? They probably don’t have this

Plus, if the gift recipient doesn’t tend to carry keys, this would make an excellent and distinctive zipper pull for their tournament jacket! They’d certainly never mix theirs up with anyone elses again, that’s for sure!

Sure, it looks like something you could win in an arcade, but it’d cost way more to win one.

Pros

  • Sturdy keychain that holds a number of items 
  • Comes with two - give both or keep one for yourself!
  • Cute and cheerful, makes a great party favor for tournament moms

Cons

  • Could look a bit cheap if gifted on their own

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iPrint Custom Neoprene Racket Set,Add Your Image Photo Text or Logo,Protect Your Paddles from Scrapes & Dings (8.26x11.61 inch)

Perfectly fitting the majority of pickleball paddles on the market nowadays, these protective neoprene sleeves from iPrint make for a fantastic gift - they’re thick, premium quality and sure to keep a paddle safe from any bumps and bangs.

Choose from one of over forty designs, many of which feature the glorious United States flag - show your pride to be an American next time you’re kicking ass at a tourney, and make sure everybody knows where you’re from!

If you’d prefer something more customizable, you can even submit your own image, photograph, text or logo, for a totally personalized sleeve. Just remember it’s going to be seen in public a whole lot, before you pick your design! 

Pros

  • Choose from one of nearly 50 designs or customize your own
  • Quality neoprene protects your paddle from bumps and scrapes
  • Decent zipper that won’t break after a couple of uses

Cons

  • Quite a lot of their own designs are pretty similar

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HEAD Fiberglass Pickleball Paddle - Radical Elite Paddle with Honeycomb Polymer Core & Comfort Grip

We’ve already had a set of paddles and balls above, but what if you’re just after one premium paddle?

Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. This model from the iconic sportswear brand HEAD is made with their patented fiberglass hitting surface, offering a superior feel and ample power for any competitive player, no matter what skill level.

Taking advantage of their most popular technology, the polypropylene honeycomb core is also paired with an Ergo Grip.

The paddle feels incredibly comfortable in your hand and offers the perfect touch every single time, with hardly any vibration.

Featuring their traditional Dynamic Power Shape, it offers a larger sweet spot, and the thicker than average core offers great swing in a bold and bright new color.

It has less texture than other models, however, so may not be best for those who like to spin the ball.

Pros

  • Professional style pickleball racket suited for any level of play
  • From a reputable brand at a more affordable price than average
  • A fantastic starter racket or upgrade for intermediate players

Cons

  • Designed in a way that could inhibit ball spinning techniques

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Onix Pickleball Durable Backpack is Designed to Carry Paddles, Balls, Apparel, and Water Bottles

Looking for the ultimate Pickleball kit carrying bag? You found it! This perfect all in one rucksack from Onix allows you to rock up to the court with everything you need in one handy place, without being too heavy or overwhelming.

Designed to carry not just your paddles, balls and other accessories, but any clothes you might want to change into, water bottles, snacks and more! And it’s nowhere near as bulky and uncool looking as you might anticipate.

The addition of breathable mesh panels on both front and back helps keep you cool and collected when traveling from place to place; sitting upright at all times, no matter where you put it, the five zippered pockets keep your equipment safe and secure at all times.

When you’re the parent who has to drag the kids AND all of their sports stuff down to the park, you can’t go wrong with an Onix bag.

Pros

  • Fits just about everything you need for a pickleball game inside - and then some!
  • Designated pockets so you can stay organized and access your items quickly
  • Emblazoned with the Onix logo in several places; a cool and functional design that’s unisex and suitable for use by any player

Cons

  • Looks kind of bulky - but what do you expect from a bag with two rackets, balls, clothes, water and more inside

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Tervis Pickleball Insulated Tumbler with Emblem and Hunter Green Lid, 24oz, Clear

Sick of your coffee getting cold or your soft drink ending up lukewarm before you even make it to pickleball?

Featuring double-wall insulation and an adorable pickleball emblem, this insulated tumbler is an excellent choice for anybody, whether they’re a fan, supporting a kid, or a player themselves.

It keeps drinks hot OR cold all day long - ideal for tourneys!

Strong, BPA-free materials means that these tumblers can really take a beating, being impact-resistant and shatterproof.

Plus, they don’t take on tastes or odors from whatever you fill them with, so you can drink pretty much anything you want.

Proudly made right here in the USA, as well as being backed by a lifetime guarantee, this is one product you can purchase with full peace of mind. You should be entirely satisfied, but in the event you’re not, a refund is easily accessible and hassle free.

Pros

  • Keeps cold drinks chilly and hot beverages warm, all day - the ideal tournament tumbler
  • Shatterproof material, even on hard surfaces, because accidents happen
  • Sleek, stylish design emblazoned with Pickleball logo

Cons

  • Kind of expensive for a cup, but definitely a very good one

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Tourna Pickleball Pickup Tube for Pickleballs - Holds 17 Balls

Runaway balls are a problem of the past with this unique and impressively useful invention from Tourna - no need to stop and bend over!

Just position the tube directly over the ball and immediately suck it up. It really is that simple and straightforward!

Super lightweight but very sturdy, it picks up indoor and outdoor balls of all sizes, using a proprietary intake system, with a built in fence hook to keep the tube off of the ground and out of your way when you don’t need it. 

Able to hold approximately 17 pickleballs at once, it’s a great storage solution to ensure that they don’t take up too much space in your garage when not in use! To empty the tube, just turn it upside down and let the balls roam free.

Pros

  • Great for anyone with disabilities or mobility issues - eradicates the need for bending down
  • Doubles as a storage tube for convenience
  • Can be hung on the wall or other suitable surfaces with the integrated hook

Cons

  • A bit of a boring gift to receive just on its own!

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NVJUI JUFOPL Pickleball Baseball Cap, Adjustable Embroidered Pickle Hat for Men & Women Gray

Made from 100% cotton with a cool and genuinely funny slogan, this dad hat is sure to peak your interest… sorry.

Anyway, it fits anyone thanks to an adjustable closure, so it should be suitable for the majority of head sizes.

An integrated sweatband works to wick away sweat, so this is therefore the perfect accessory for playing pickleball on a hot summer day - no need to take a break to cool down, ‘cause you’ll stay nice and chill for the entire game.

It’s also stylish, in a stonewash vintage finish, so it’s something that the whole Pickleball team might actually envy.

Don’t be surprised if you end up telling everybody where you got it, or buying a couple more caps yourself!

Pros

  • Iconic slogan reinvented for pickleball fans - will definitely elicit a laugh or two
  • Cool stonewash design, a unisex style for any age
  • Adjustable fit to suit any head size, regardless of age

Cons

  • Hand wash only, in cold water to preserve the logo

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I'd Rather Be Playing Pickleball License Plate Frame (I'd Rather Be Playing Pickleball)

Last but not least, we have this license plate frame for the ultimate Pickleball fan. When you’re really stuck on what to buy somebody - as long as they have a car - this is a great last minute gift that’s sure to be appreciated by any PB fan.

Made from heavy duty, embossed stainless steel, it’s unlikely to rust or deteriorate even after years of usage, so this is a present that will last for plenty of time to come.

It’s high quality, stylish and has a shiny chrome finish, looking great on any vehicle!

Fitting the majority of US license plates, the frame should fit snugly no matter what car you’re buying it for, so don’t worry about it sticking out or not attaching properly. Just prepare to get plenty of honks and compliments.

Pros

  • Should fit on all US license plates with no trouble
  • Stainless steel construction for a long lasting purchase
  • Shiny chrome finishing - your plate will surely receive plenty of compliments!

Cons

  • On the expensive side for what it is, but at least made using quality materials that are worth paying for
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