Best Golf Gifts 2021: Ideas for every golfer on your list (including yourself)
Golfers can be tricky to shop for. Whether you're shopping for a lifelong golfer or a beginner, we’ve rounded up gift ideas for every kind of golfer in your life. From thoughtful golf gifts that will make them smile to versatile presents they’ll use on and off the course, this list aims to make shopping for the golfer in your life a little easier this year.
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Great for a quick nine or range session, the Sunday Golf Loma Bag holds seven clubs, weighs less than two pounds and has enough pockets to hold what you need without adding any weight or bulk. Unlike most Sunday bags, it has stand legs, so you don’t have to pick it up off the ground every time you hit a shot. There are 13 colorways available ranging from simple grays and blue to brighter turquoises, or reds and greens.
This dog-friendly headcover from Seamus is made from an upscale leather and has a magnet closure to ensure a secure fit. The design was inspired by the pets of Seamus employees, including a Lab, Bernese Mountain Dog, Husky and Boston Terrier. The design is also available in a driver, fairway wood and hybrid cover.
Great for all-weather golfers, these high-top golf shoes are waterproof, have a warm textile lining and a wider fit to accommodate thick socks on chilly days. The rubber outsole has a ton of traction, and the cushioned midsole cradles the foot to add support and comfort.
New from Bose, the SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker is one of the most rugged portable audio options out there—without sacrificing sound quality. It’s got a small loop strap that’ll connect to a bag securely, a 12-hour batter life and is waterproof enough to keep playing even if it gets dropped in the water.
If you have a golfer in your life who's known to play in the wintery months, these FootJoy winter golf gloves are the best. Cabretta leather in the palm helps the glove's grip, while a fleece backing adds warmth and extra protection from the elements.
Percussive massage devices have become a must-have for golfers, fitness buffs and anyone looking for a little extra TLC for the body. There are dozens of brands offering massage guns with a variety of features, smartphone capabilities and battery-life promises. Therabody (formerly known as Theragun) was one of the first companies in this market to offer at-home percussive massage tools you can rely on. The portable Theragun mini is a great gift for those looking to try out a massage tool—or for golfers looking for a massager that will fit easily in their golf bag. It’s got a powerful motor, three speed settings and a battery life just over two hours. There are four color options available, but the brand also has a variety of colorful skins to protect and customize the device.
The ABC Pant from lululemon is a gift he will love, even if he already has a pair. It’s a versatile trouser made with a ton of stretch, moisture-management and wrinkle-resistant fabric. Available in a variety of colors and styles, the jogger-version is another great choice for gifting. These khaki-like pants give a modern upgrade to the traditional golf style.
True Linkswear is known for its golf shoes, but don’t sleep on the brand’s collection of accessories. This snapback cap features the popular “dead golfer” mid-swing at the center of the simple-yet-stylish embroidered patch. It’s a modern rope cap that’ll look great with both casual and upscale outfits.
AirPods reign supreme as a top holiday gift once again. While there are a lot of different wireless earbuds out there, the Apple compatibility, easy-to-use charging case and active noise cancellation keep these at the top of the list. Keep an eye out for sales throughout the holiday season as many retailers are slashing prices on the Pro and older versions of AirPods.
This hybrid pair of shoes is a great gift for golfers of any skill level or experience. The sneaker-like feel and styling might be perfect for the casual player, but it's an easy-wear shoe ideal for the golfer on the go. It’s one of the most breathable golf shoes out there with a wraparound heel support to add stability and rotational support. The women’s version of this shoe doesn’t come in this bold colorway, but there are several other colors to choose from.
The Performance Golf Polo from Bonobos comes in over 18 colorways and patterns from simple solids, traditional stripes and fun graphics like this flagstick-themed print. It’s got UPF protection, a comfortable amount of stretch while still retaining shape and is available in slim or standard fit.
Golf apparel and accessories brand Devereux recently restocked its popular G*LF collection for the holidays, and this green crew neck is sure to be popular this season. It’s a simple and clean design that both male and female golfers can incorporate into their casual golf ensembles.
Tory Burch’s sport collection, Tory Sport, is a fan favorite for female golfers with sophisticated style. This wrap skirt has a flattering front snap closure, spacious back pockets and is made with a lightweight twill with quick-dry properties that makes it great for golf. It’s a versatile golf skirt that can easily be transitioned into off-the-course ensembles.
Though performance-focused wraparound sunglasses are great for golf, many golfers prefer a more versatile style they can wear for more than just golf. Maui Jim is a great choice for durable eyewear made to protect the eyes anywhere the sun shines. This new tortoise style has an ultra-thin lens that provides a crisp view and lightweight feel.
The Whoop band has taken the sports world by storm, golf included. Professional and everyday athletes alike are obsessed with tracking their fitness levels, sleep quality and overall wellness. The screen-less band connects to an app to give real-time feedback on training and recovery to let you know when to push harder in a workout and when you need a break. Compatible with the brand’s newest model, Whoop 4.0, the Any-Wear apparel collection is designed with hidden pockets to house the device, so you don’t have to wear it on your wrist all the time.
A great stocking stuffer or gift for the bourbon-lover in your life, this unique soap bar is bourbon-inspired with notes of vanilla, vetiver and clove. It’s made with natural ingredients and a great way to support small businesses this holiday season. The brand, Soap Distillery, also makes soaps inspired by whiskey, gin, hot toddy cocktails and one the brand says it feels like “being in your twenties again” called “Tequila Shot.”
Though we'd love to disconnect entirely from our phone while on the course, that's not a reality all the time. For ease of access when in a cart, this phone holder is a perfect gift for the golfer who's always on their phone. For GPS access or just keeping your phone in a safe place, it's a smart gift to consider.
A great pushcart for under $300, the Sun Mountain PX4 is ultra-portable with an easy two-step fold/unfold system and fits both cart and stand bags. It’s packed with features like a velour-lined valuable pouch, two umbrella holders and a cell phone holder and charging plug.
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