Considering it’s the fastest growing sport in the U.S., chances are there’s someone on your holiday list that’s taken up pickleball. In fact, it’s one of the few things both millennials and boomers can agree on. So, how exactly do you shop for your cool 28-year-old niece and your 68-year-old husband who are both avid players? No sweat. Here are our favorite finds for all types of pickle players, from a cheeky “Big Dill” cap to the chicest set of paddles we’ve ever seen. And psst: This holiday season, try and stay out of the kitchen, mmk?
15 Pickleball Gift Ideas for the Avid Players in Your Life
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1. Gamma Two-toned Training Pickleballs
Sure, bright yellow pickleballs are easy to see. But we love these fuchsia and pink ones because they match our outfit, OK?
2. Monarch Pickleball Multi-pack Outdoor Pickleballs
For the player who needs to get those dinks in.
3. Varsity Pickle Big Dill Cap
We are only mildly obsessed with this vintage twill cap with a playful pickle patch on the front and “Varsity” on the back. Look, we’re kinda a big dill.
4. Outdoor Voices Club Crew Socks
Lightweight, sweat-wicking and vintage cool.
5. Varsity Pickle Collegiate Ringer Pickleball T-shirt
Make up for the fact that your high school didn’t have a pickleball team. If they did, you’d totally be captain of the varsity squad.
6. Devereux Pickleball The Burbs Sweatshirt
Did you know pickleball had its first popularity surge in the sixties? That’s why we have eyes on this throwback crewneck. Plus, who doesn’t need another super soft fleece sweatshirt?
7. Good Vibes Pickleball Polo
Another vintage-inspired design, we love this bright performance polo that’s not only sweat-wicking and breathable, but also anti-microbial—which means you can get in a few extra matches without your doubles partner wondering, “What stinks?”
8. Sweaty Betty Swift Running Skort
Any sport where we can wear a skort is a sport we want to play. And this Sweaty Betty skort also happens to be sweat-wicking, lightweight and breathable.
9. Franklin Sports Pickleball Court Marker Kit
How cool is this little kit? Transform any driveway, empty parking lot, tennis or basketball court into a pickleball court with these handy markers.
10. Champion Sports 20' Port-a-net Set
Want something more permanent in the backyard that’s still lightweight enough to store in the garage? This portable net can be used for pickleball, of course, but it can also be adapted to different heights for tennis, badminton and more.
11. Vera Bradley Pickleball Collection From Baddle
Yep, that iconic quilted Vera Bradley design is now available on the pickle courts. We’re talking colorful paddle covers ($30) and matching mid-weight paddles ($150) constructed for both power and maneuverability and made of a durable fiberglass and polymer honeycomb core for force and control.
12. Georgie & Lou Parker Pickleball Bag
A lightweight bag intended specifically for pickleball players to lug around their paddle, balls and any other accessories to and from the court with ease. There’s even a carabiner system so you can snap your bag to the fence and keep it off the ground.
13. Fila Graphite Pickleball Paddle
Move over, tennis. When Fila gets into pickle, you know it’s legit. That’s why we kinda love seeing the brand emblazoned on a pickleball paddle. This guy features a graphite carbon-fiber face with honeycomb PP core and has a large sweet spot—apologies to your competition in advance.
14. Nettie Pickleball 4-paddle Bundle
Because pickle’s more fun with a crowd. This bundle includes four pickleball paddles—one of each from the Nettie collection, four pickleballs, four sweatbands and one tote bag so you can play all the doubles or singles you desire.
15. Jw Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
For the player who has it all, this might be the pickliest of all pickle gifts: a stay at the resort with the most pickleball courts in the country. Set on 316 acres of sweeping Sonoran Desert, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa has 17 new—and professionally surfaced—pickleball courts where you can take lessons with a full-time, certified pickleball instructor in the morning, and get your massage on in the afternoon.