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Basketball Stocking Stuffer Ideas

ByQueen Ballers Club|@queenballers| July 21, 2021If you buy something from a link on our site, Queen Ballers Club may earn a commission.

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.

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.

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

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

3. EDGE basketball shoe sole grip spray

EDGE is a new breakthrough product for indoor athletes – just spray your sneaker soles and kick the floor a few times to instantly improve your 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 athletes, which makes it the perfect stocking stuffer!

Price: Typically $35 – on sale for $28 with EDGE’s current promotion of 20% Off and Free Shipping

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.”

9. Basketball shorts

Get your hooper something they can wear as they train, or as they relax and watch game film. SleeperBear’s Bristol 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. Enjoy a stylish loose cut, with plenty of breathe, and unique energy that provides comfort and performance all day long.

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.”

10. 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

Bonus. A basketball necklace

Keep basketball close to their heart with this dainty, 16-inch handmade necklace. This adorable 925 sterling silver and 24K gold plated necklace makes the perfect gift for your favorite hooper. It’s sleek and an absolute game-stopper. It’s also available in silver or rose if that’s more of her preferred color palette.

A basketball necklace is a great Christmas stocking stuffer gift

Price: $31.10

Reviews: “Beautiful piece of jewelry. I’ve worn it everyday since it arrived. I love it. Thank you.”

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

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!

If you still haven’t found the perfect gift, check out the best basketball Christmas gifts, the best basketball gifts (including gifts you can personalize), and the best WNBA gifts.

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