So you’re looking for the perfect basketball Valentine’s gifts? No worries – we’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together a selection of some of the most unique gifts you can give your child, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend and more. From custom kicks, to cool sweatshirts, and even special Athletes Unlimited Basketball access – you’re sure to find something for anyone to love!
Discover unique basketball Valentine’s gifts and merchandise
Take a look through some hand-picked basketball presents to give your friends, teammates, or partners this Valentine’s Day. We’ve pulled one-of-a-kind finds from fun winter hats to funky slides, a notebook cover, a handy stylish bag, and more.
Help your Valentine cozy up this winter with a cuffed knit hat featuring a fun pom pom. This cozy cap instantly elevates any game day look! You can get the iconic orange WNBA design – starting from $25.99, or pick their favorite from any NBA team, such as the Charlotte Hornets, The hat is 100% soft Acrylic fabric, is one size fits most, and it’s dry clean only.
For the sneakerhead, cop the Air Jordan 4 Red Thunder on StockX, one of the most popular sneakers over the last few weeks after releasing in January. The Air Jordan 4 Red Thunder retro design is starting from $275, and features an all-black upper with red netted underlays and eyelets. On the tongue, a signature Air Jordan Flight patch is stitched. Or check out the celebratory Air Jordan 6 Low Chinese New Year releasing this week. With a clean background, you can even get these kicks customized with your Valentine’s favorite movie character or athlete. Here are a few custom shoe artists who can help bring your gift home.
Hoopers always need to write stuff down – whether it’s new plays, notes on an opponent, or goals and affirmations. Get your basketball player a helpful durable notebook cover, starting from $25.99, and designed by Wilson featuring either the NBA or WNBA. The composite leather cover fits an 8.5” x 11” notepad.
4. A basketball pump
Looking for something at a lower price point? A hooper can never have too many basketball pumps. Basketballs are always in the process of deflating, so it’s handy to be able to have a pump in your bag. Wilson has two awesome options starting from $9.99 featuring the WNBA and the NBA. Compact and efficient, it significantly decreases the time needed to inflate your ball.
Hoopers are always traveling to games, or going to visit the neighborhood court. So having a bag to carry a ball, water bottle, wallet, keys, and their slides can be a big win. Choose from a backpack with an NBA design or a WNBA design – starting from $34.95. Both are made with 100% polyester shell fabric, and features adjustable padded backpack straps. They also have a spacious main compartment that fits a standard size basketball. And make it easy to store smaller items in the interior zipper pocket, and keep a water bottle handy with two external mesh pockets.
This is a great gift for kids. The DribbleUP Smart Basketball makes it possible for kids to train anytime from home with elite trainers. Paired with the DribbleUp Basketball app, kids can take a variety of classes to improve their ball-handling, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and confidence. This is definitely one of the more pricey gifts on our list, but it is something your hooper can use every day and grow heaps and bounds from. The ball starts at $89.99 and you’ll also need to get the $14/month membership so they can access all the activities and classes.
7. PUMA slides
PUMA has a whole selection of Valentines swag. Our favorite is the fluff remix women’s shoe because hoopers are always pulling up to the court in slides. Plus, these look super comfy for a chill day around the house too. They’re a little more narrow than other brand’s slides and the fur sheds a bit, but you feel like you’re walking on clouds, and they’re $35.
There’s nothing better than not having to chase your rebounds. Spoil your favorite hoopers with the SKLZ Kick-Out return chute. Featuring a 360-degree chute that returns made shots anywhere on the court, the Kick-Out clips directly onto the hoop quickly and easily. It’s the ultimate make-it and take-it ball return for building better shooters.
9. A jump rope
This is a great idea for a hooper who’s trying to get more in shape and become more bouncy or shifty in their game. Crossrope’s Lean Rope Set starting from $119 is our favorite kind of jump rope for basketball players because it’s super easy to grip, durable, and has two different weights of ropes so it’s quite a workout. It also has an app that give you workouts to do, which is helpful for staying motivated.
10. Hooper socks
Because basketball players go through socks on the regular, this is a nice little present for Valentine’s Day. This pack of three Classics designs from Reebok is available in unisex sizing. Work out or hang out in these comfortable crew socks. A fold-over cuff lets you adjust the look and fit. The heel and toe are reinforced with terry for extra cushioning. Each pack is $13, and includes two plain pairs and one graphic pair of socks. There are a ton of other great basketball socks to choose from.
11. Cute magnets
Make your refrigerator and your partner happy with a fun collection of WNBA magnets, starting at $18.59. This set includes 12 pieces, each featuring a WNBA team. It’s made from 1-inch chrome bottle caps spray painted white with decals, epoxy, and magnets.
Combine their love for candy with their love for hoops! You could get these 2 cute hearts filled with basketball chocolates for just $9.99. Or a small bag of classic premium milk chocolate basketballs. The perfect sweets for your sweetheart.
13. A basketball hoodie
Help your hooper rep the WNBA’s greatest gem with this limited edition hoodie for $58. This unisex adult-sized sweatshirt features a brilliant graphic on the front, and a logo on the left side of the hood. Enjoy a heavyweight, comfortable, eco‑friendly Champion sweatshirt. There are tons of other basketball hoodies to pick from too.
14. A nice necklace or bracelet
Impress your partner with a personalized hooper necklace. This basketball necklace, starting from $19, is handmade in the color and length of your choice, and can have their number on it. Or get them a WNBA Lokai: this fun bracelet is light and matches with anything.
Get them a pair of the most comfortable unisex basketball shorts: SleeperBear’s Luna Short. These shorts are made in the USA, with a perfect blend of cozy cotton fabric, original design, and standout details. The relaxed cut provides both comfort and performance options all day long. Plus, the shorts have two deep-front pockets, making it easy to carry their phone, music, and keys to the court. They’re designed in small exclusive batches by our sister company, and are available for pre-order for $95. Or explore even more of the best basketball shorts.
Bonus: Athlete access club
Buy your basketball fan access to Athletes Unlimited Basketball’s The Unlimited Club to get them access to some of their favorite hoopers. Certain packages even include access to virtual events, such as athlete Q&As, a signed postcard, voting on game MVPs, and more.
Give the best basketball Valentine’s gifts
We hope you found something your child, student, teammate, partner, and more will enjoy to make their day special. As a bonus, if you purchase any of these items, they send us a little tip to help keep our pro women’s hoops reporting flowing – and it doesn’t cost you any more than it always would.