Gifts for Golfers 2019: Last-minute gift ideas that we'd love to receive
The holiday season always flies by faster than expected. There's just over a week of shopping time left before the holidays are upon us, but there is still time to pick up some last-minute gifts for golfers on your list.
Keep in mind that the USPS deadline for first-class and priority mail service is Friday, Dec. 21 and the 23rd for priority express service. Dec. 19 is the last day for UPS 3-Day Select packages to be delivered by the 24th. UPS Next Day Air packages can be shipped up until Dec. 23, but it will cost you. FedEx's last day for Express shipments to be delivered by Christmas is Dec. 19. If you're Amazon-heavy, you can order with standard shipping up until the 18th.
Prime members have until Dec. 22 for free two-day shipping. The site also advertises free one-day shipping for Prime members, so you can order up until Monday, Dec. 23, but that's cutting it close for even the most last-minute shoppers.
Now that those dates are firmly in the mind of the most procrastinating of procrastinators, here are our favorite ideas that you can still buy and wrap before the holidays. All products featured on Golf Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
This single-strap bag will bring the wow-factor to gift-giving this year. It's made with a ballistic nylon that's guaranteed to last, is waterproof and ultra-lightweight. You can use it as a Sunday bag or fit the entire set in the eight-inch opening.
Available at trendygolf.com
BUY NOW: $600
This water-bottle company has an initiative to "green the golf course" and reduce single-use plastic bottles used on the golf course. These double-wall stainless-steel water bottles will help with that sustainable movement, but also keep drinks hot for 24 hours and cold for 90 hours. Hopefully you drink your beverage before then, but it's nice to know the temperature will keep.
Available at kleankanteen.com
BUY NOW: $31
A reversible vest is a golfer's best friend. This one from Peter Millar features one side that is simple navy, and the other is a fun nordic pattern. It'll shine in multiple looks, and the shell side is made with a wind- and water-resistant quilted fabric to perform well in the elements.
Available at petermillar.com
BUY NOW: $165
We’ve seen a couple of golf meets tailgating games hit the market in the past couple years. Putterball is unique for being a casual, putting-specific game that anyone can play. With six holes on each side and turf-hole covers for each, it’s just like beer pong: You make a putt, you cover it with turf, and you play until all holes are made. Simple concept that any age or skill level can compete with, and the 12-foot-by-two-foot boards are easy to fold up and transport from a back yard to your car and to a tailgate. –Stephen Hennessey
Available at putterballgame.com
BUY NOW: $160
These semi-rimless sunglasses have a stylish and contrast-adding olive tint on a lightweight, flexible frame. They're ultra-comfortable and will stay in place during each swing.
Available at nike.com
BUY NOW: $149
These shoes might have been designed for the Presidents Cup, but they're sure to stay on-trend through 2020. The black-and-gold design is sleek and easy to match with for a refined-athletic look. IGNITE Foam and performance mesh ensure a comfortable sneaker-like wear.
Available at cobragolf.com
BUY NOW: $140
From the on-trend outdoors-y designers at The Normal Brand, this cotton flannel is golf-ready. The woven material is extra-soft, and the casual fit won't impede a golf swing.
Available at thenormalbrand.com
BUY NOW: $88
For the golfer in your life who never can seem to warm up, this band helps regulate body temperature. It sits at the temperature-sensitive inner wrist and stimulates receptors in the body to warm up or cool down within minutes.
Available at store.moma.com
BUY NOW: $299
This duffle will work great for day-to-day use or buddies trips. The tartan is from Scotland, and the waxed canvas has a U.S. source in the U.S.
Available at bluegrassfairway.com
BUY NOW: $250
A sturdy wool belt makes a great last-minute gift. This Beltology belt ($95) has a multi-colored brown design that will spice up darker winter outfits and add sophistication.
Available at beltology.com
This stylish brushed-fleece top works well on or off the course. The mock neck adds additional warmth and a color-blocked design brings bold style.
Available at ralphlauren.com
BUY NOW: $168
A performance-ready hat is great to have in the bag on chilly days. This cap wicks away sweat and is finished with a water-repellent material that'll hold up in the snow, too.
Available at underarmour.com
BUY NOW: $30
Let them choose their own gift, and you won't have to worry about the wrapping or returns. With the help of some of the coolest brands in golf, the SELECT collection is full of must-have golf products, each featuring a unique Golf Digest touch. From throwback headcovers ($96), to fashion-forward accessories, these one-of-a-kind items are sure to make a statement. Gift cards start at $25.
Available at select.golfdigest.com
BUY NOW: $25 and up
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