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Basketball Stocking Stuffer Ideas

ByQueen Ballers Club|@queenballers| July 21, 2021

So you’re looking for basketball stocking stuffer ideas for the hooper in your life. Look no further! Today we’ve got you covered with a quick list of some of the coolest basketball-themed stocking stuffers for fans of the WNBA, NBA, and basketball players.

Discover fun basketball stocking stuffer ideas

From basketball-themed playing cards to vintage hooper shorts and headbands that assist in-game performance, find something every basketball player will love. Shop fun, affordable stocking stuffer presents starting from just $4.99 – and mostly under $15.

1. Slam Dunk Mad Libs

How about a fun basketball word game that’s perfect for the ride to games? From the creators of the original Mad Libs ®, Slam Dunk Mad Libs® will score big on the bench, in the bleachers, and more. Here’s how you play: Someone asks for a part of speech: a verb, a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Players call out their ideas to fill in the blanks. In the end, you have a story reeling from one silly sentence to another until nothing makes sense, but it all makes you laugh. This special Mad Libs batch is from the sporting world; where baseball, bowling, and hockey and even surfing and scuba diving become game for hilarity.

Basketball stocking stuffer

Price: $4.99

Reviews: 4.5/5 on Amazon “7 year old boy received these in his stocking for Christmas and thinks they are pretty hilarious. We did a few of them on Christmas day and I realized these were going to help him with his spelling and also with his grammar.”

2. NBA playing cards – any team

Get a card deck in the theme of their favorite NBA team from the Golden State Warriors to the LA Clippers. These officially licensed NBA playing cards are perfect for parties, game day events, and more. The deck includes 52 cards and 2 Jokers, suitable for all card games, and comes in the standard size of 2.5″ x 3.5″.

NBA playing cards are a great stocking present

Price: $9.81

Reviews: 5/5 on Amazon “I got this as a Christmas gift and it can be added as a piece of a collection of basketball memorabilia or it can be used everyday.”

3. Air Jordan coloring book

Get your hooper the coloring book that started the sneaker coloring book industry and the first Air Jordan coloring book ever made. If they love Air Jordan sneakers, they’re going to love this coloring book! With this handy book they can create the colors and designs that they always wanted to see. A great stocking stuffer for sneakerheads and shoe customizers to test out color ways prior to making shoes. Plus, coloring is a de-stressor!

Air Jordan coloring book

Price: $13.94

Reviews: 4.5/5 on Amazon “My husband is obsessed with Jordans. This and another were a random purchase to add into gifts since coloring can be fun even at our age. Never knew these would be his favorite gifts! Could have saved $1000 and just purchased all the Jordan coloring books available lol. Thank you, great product, idea, and shipper was awesome fast and sent nicely so it was in tact and not bent when it arrived.”

4. Space Jam Uno is a great basketball stocking stuffer

Looking for a fun stocking stuffer that won’t break the bank? Look no further. This awesome Space Jam themed Uno game is perfect for basketball players to enjoy on the way to games, waiting for practice, or even with the family at home. Better yet, it features both professional NBA and WNBA athletes on the cards, as well as Looney Tunes characters. The game play is the same as classic UNO, but there’s a special rule unique to this deck – the Welcome to the Jam wild card with a very special “jump ball” rule.

Space Jam Uno cards are a nice basketball stocking stuffer

Price: $7.61

Reviews: 5/5 on Amazon “The kids all loved it and ask repeatedly to play. I will be purchasing another.”

5. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

OK, OK, this is only for those extra large stockings, but help them learn from the greats! For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. In this book, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Tim breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak.

The book Relentless

Price: $12.30

Reviews: 4.5/5 on Amazon “I’m happy I found this book the summer before my sophomore year of high school. I’m a small forward for the girls varsity basketball team at my school. This book is a work of gold. It’s not a self-help book if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s not going to give you step by step details of how to be the best. Grover explains his experiences training the best of the best and how he helped them get there. He gave us a blueprint for success and invited us to take the journey needed to make it. I highly suggest you purchase this book.”

6. Mini basketball game

This is a cool mini basketball game your hooper can carry in their book bag with ease. It includes a basketball and launcher, hoop and court all in just 8.5″ x 5″ inches. It’s great for de-stressing and a fun way to bring teammates together with a challenge.

Mini basketball game

Price: $13.95

Reviews: 4/5 on Amazon “Got this for a coworker for a bingo prize. Assembled pretty easily and then he could test it out.”

7. round21 Ping Pong Paddles

Get your hooper ping pong paddles featuring their favorite NBA team. Every round21 x NBALAB paddle is hand-assembled making it a unique 1 of 1 for every collector. Also its lightweight Japanese beech wood blade provides a perfect balance of viscosity and strength. In addition to looking fly, at just 158.6 grams, it’s well-balanced and lighter than most standard paddles on the market.

NBA ping pong paddles

Price: $150

Reviews: “We have that paddle! It gets so much attention at the park. People always ask where we got it.”

8. Basketball shorts

Get your hooper something they can wear as they train, or as they relax and watch game film. SleeperBear’s Slimine Short is designed for all day wear and made in the USA. It provides the perfect blend of performance fabric, original design, and standout details. The short features a bright purple with one slimed side (and pocket!) and a ghost patch. Enjoy a stylish loose cut, with plenty of breathe, and unique energy that provides comfort and performance all day long.

Athleisure basketball shorts

Price: $95

Reviews: “I hadn’t washed them in an embarrassing number of days because I wanted to keep wearing them. So I knew it was time to buy another pair.”

9. Nike Swoosh sport headbands

Help your hooper’s performance with a stylish Jacquard elastic band that holds hair in place for secure fit. This 6-pack of headbands is made of polyester, rubber, and silicone and is 8.66 inches in length.

Nike headbands are a thoughtful basketball stocking stuffer for hoopers with longer hair

Price: $24

Reviews: 4.5/5 on Amazon “Great value for the money spent.”

10. EDGE shoe sole grip spray

EDGE is a new breakthrough product for athletes – just spray your sneaker soles right before you play (it completely dries in seconds!) to instantly improve sneaker grip. The formula was engineered to enhance agility and minimize injury and leaves zero stickiness or residue so it will not increase your dust pickup. It even works on poorly maintained courts or worn-down sneaker soles! This product works best on indoor athletic surfaces including basketball, squash, volleyball, racquetball, boxing, dancing, futsal, hockey, and more. EDGE’s formula is also non-toxic, bio-based, and safe for people, the environment, and your sneakers. A single bottle will last a full season for most athletes, which makes it the perfect stocking stuffer!

EDGE shoe sole grip spray

Price: Typically $35.00 – but right now it’s $28 with EDGE’s current promotion of 20% Off and Free Shipping

Reviews: “I sprayed my favorite pair of LeBron’s and immediately noticed a difference. They’re brand new, so I was really surprised EDGE enhanced them in an instant,” said Andre Haykal, Jr., one of EDGE’s early college testers.

Bonus idea: NBA2k22

A great Christmas gift for a gamer who’s also a gamer. NBA 2K22 is a basketball simulation video game based on the NBA. Players can now play through a unique WNBA MyCareer mode with a created player. This mode, called “The W,” allows players to create their own WNBA player and turn her into a star at the highest level in the league. Users will play in WNBA games to progress their player. And, Candace Parker recently became the first female hooper to ever grace the cover.

Price: $59 but currently on sale for $26

Reviews: 4.5/5 on Amazon. “Graphics are the best ever. This was a gift for my Grandson and he loves it!”

Shop basketball stocking stuffer ideas

Make your list and check it twice – then buy quickly so these items have enough time to ship to your destination. And for each purchase you make, we will receive a couple of cents that will go directly to funding our journalism: so thank you for helping WNBA stories be told. Have a happy holiday!

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