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.
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 under $10.
Here are a couple ideas to get you going:
Also if you’re looking for a fast unique gift, check out our fun printable basketball IQ card game (here for beginners and here for advanced), created in partnership with a Nike basketball trainer! And our printable basketball journal to encourage your basketball player to be reflective about their games and practices, create great goals, and improve.
Check out some of our top picks!
Since 1994 SLAM Magazine has been the hoopers’ magazine. It covers basketball at the high school, college, and professional levels including both men’s and women’s. And it highlights sneakers and athletic apparel. They offer a fun 1-year subscription to the print magazine (6 issues) and a year of their digital archive, which is a great steal. Price: $19.94
Add a little flair to every hoop session with these colorful bright lights! This basketball hoop light is equipped with upgraded LED bulbs and a new version 32-key remote control, to light up the rim of a basketball hoop. It’s compatible with a standard basketball hoop size, and comes with instructions and two size zip ties, for easy installation. And don’t worry, it’s waterproof! Price: $20.99
Help them improve their game! EDGE is a great product for hoopers to get the best traction on indoor courts. Just spray your sneaker soles and kick the floor a few times 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 dusty, poorly maintained courts and restores grip on worn-down sneaker soles. A single bottle will last a full season for most basketball players! Price: Typically $35 – on sale for $28 with EDGE’s current promotion of 20% Off and Free Shipping
Speaking of your hooper’s feet: There’s no better footwear for a hooper to be wearing this season than VKTRY! The bad news: the foam insoles that come with basketball sneakers are wasting the energy you put into the ground. The good news: VKTRY Performance Insoles return that energy, allowing hoopers to reach their true potential. Made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber, VKs are customized for your gender, age and weight. Athletes can experience faster sprint times, more explosive movement, and less injuries with VKTRY Performance Insoles. Price: $149
Hoop there is it! The perfect stocking stuffer for your basketball fan (ages 6 and up). This nifty little gift includes a ball, backboard and stand, and suction cup so it can be easily attached to a computer, window, and more. The stand is just a mere 2.25W x 5.125H x 2.5D inches. It’ll keep those fidgety fingers busy, and can even provide fun as your hooper travels to their games. Price: $8.29
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. Price: $11.49+
For ‘nerdier’ students of the game, we recommend How to Watch Basketball, a fascinating read that breaks down the history of the game and provides interesting perspectives from magicians, therapists, and more. For those looking to get motivated, we recommend Life in the G: Minor League Basketball and the Relentless Pursuit of the NBA. If your athlete is interested in developing their mental game, The Champion’s Mind can be a helpful resource. In terms of player books, the most recent launches from or about pro athletes include A’ja Wilson’s Dear Black Girls and Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA Champion.
Get your hooper a cool handmade gift they can show off in their room, on their desk, or anywhere they can imagine! These fun Lego-like NBA All-Star players is a 9-pack and includes Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Steph Curry, and more. Each figure comes with a small base plate and basketball. Price: $24.77+
Help your hooper deck out their crocs and shoes! Get 30 shoe charms including basketballs, shoes, and more. Price: $9.99
Get your hooper something they can wear as they train, or as they relax and watch game film. SleeperBear’s shorts are designed for all day wear, and provide the perfect blend of performance fabric, original design, and standout details. Enjoy a stylish loose cut, with plenty of breathe, and unique energy that provides comfort and performance all day long. Price: $45+
Here are some additional shorts and tees stores to shop:
Keep basketball close to their heart with this handmade necklace. You can even customize it to your preferred length. It’s sleek and goes with any outfit. And it’s available in silver, gold, or rose-plating. Price: $24.95+
Hoopers go through socks like there’s no tomorrow. And there are tons of options: you can get them NBA socks featuring their favorite team and choose from low-rise or hi-rise. You can even customize them with their name and number. Price: $16.99+
Give them all sorts of hoop dreams! Get this NBA Sheet Set printed with team logos. Made from pure cotton for a super-soft feel, this basketball bedding keeps you safe from common textile chemicals. Price: $139
This is the perfect gift for a gamer who’s also a gamer. LaMelo Ball has even said he used to do moves in the game, and then go outside and try to practice them on the court! NBA 2K24 is a basketball simulation video game based on the NBA. Back in 2021, a more in-depth WNBA experience was added too. Instead of just a season, 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. Make sure they have the console needed to play it: Get it for Playstation here, Xbox here, and Nintendo Switch here. Price: $63+
Slides are a basketball essential, as many players wear them on the way to the gym. Celebrate any NBA or WNBA team with logo slide sandals. All of them feature exciting graphics and a unique design to display the recipient’s team enthusiasm in a bold way. Price: $37+
This cool ball design speaker has a built-in Bluetooth® audio system. It easily fits on a nightstand, and makes listening to their favorite team events even more exciting. It features standby time of 32 hours with talk time of 4 hours and the charging time is 4 hours. Price: $49.99
Make play time even more fun. Pickle ball is all the rage this year (and several NBA players have even invested in the sport). So get your hooper pickle ball paddles featuring their favorite NBA team. These special edition NBALAB x round21 collection paddles are constructed with a robust honeycomb interior and durable fiberglass surface. The high-quality grip assures comfort and control over your game. The balls are a perfect fit for a stocking! Price: $69.99
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