Gifts for Golfers
The best gifts for junior golfers who want to play better—and have more fun
For the kids in your life who love golf, here are some great gifts that will make little ones (and older ones!) happy this holiday season and foster their love for the sport. These gifts, which range in price and size, might just also help to improve their game, so they’ll stay busy and engaged long through the holiday season.
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Adidas Kids Unisex Superstar Shoes
Golfers (and all mini-style-setters) can’t get enough of the three stripes. This unisex edition features all the technology of the classic adidas adult-version, just pared down for a child’s sizing. We love this holographic color for a hint of fun, but there are plenty of color options—even if your golfer already owns a pair, these are fun to dress up for a day off-the-course. They also make a versatile option for the golfer who’s just getting into their game or has to make a quick change from school-to-practice.
Amazon Loowoko Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return
If your kiddo can’t get enough golf (or you’re getting tired of driving them to and from the golf course), this is a great gift option to help bring golf to your child, keeping them busy and allowing them more opportunities to improve at home. With no-slip technology and a snazzy roll-away feature, this mat will stay put when you want to roll it out, and pack away neatly when your child is done with their latest putting contest. It even features a post to lean a club against, and a return-ball mechanism to optimize practice time.
Unicorn Snot Bio Glitter Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 30)
Here’s your super secret, sneaky way of encouraging your young golfer to stay healthy on the course. This sunscreen features biodegradable glitter and is both packed with aloe vera and is vegan. It comes in two colors, silver-purple and rose-gold, though we’d say your child deserves both options.
Stitch Golf D2BD Dare to Be Dangerous Putter
In addition to their classic vintage race car-inspired head covers, Stitch Golf has a line of high-quality novelty leather headcovers to help your junior golfer make their golf bag entirely their own. If this oh-so-cheeky Dare to Be Dangerous headcover isn’t your child’s thing, the brand has equally fun options featuring everything from (literal) birdies to football iconography.
Funboy Barbie Luxury Inflatable Golf Cart Summer Pool Float
This inflatable floatie golf cart is a fun way to incorporate golf into non-golf activities, like pool time. Complete with two cup holders, this high-quality, durable float is made by an American and family-owned small business.
Nike Sportswear Icon Fleece
This “big kids’ sweatshirt” is aptly named, though the purposefully oversized look is truly a cool fit for all golfers—it’s very nineties, reminiscent of Tiger Woods’ Nike sweatshirts over the years. Made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, this fleece is soft and sustainable. Complete the look with the matching pants and smiley face baseball cap—all of which your kid won’t want to grow out of.
Callaway 2021 Supersoft Matte Green Personalized Golf Balls
Many golf ball brands feature a personalization option, but we love these for the spunky color (that will also stand out on the course). Though once you’ve had these golf balls embossed with your young golfer’s signature catchphrase, Top Gun-inspired call sign, or motivational messaging, they might want to save these for their at-home practice so they don't risk losing them on-course.
U.S. Kids Ultralight Clubs
If your golfer is looking to improve, or has recently undergone a pretty serious growth spurt, it might be time for some new golf clubs. U.S. Kids Golf has been vetted by our editors as a great option for junior golfers. The brand even offers a program where you can get every sixth club you purchase for free. These clubs are available in nine different sizes and are lightweight — up to 30% lighter than adult clubs — making them easier to hit so your young golfer can receive the positive feedback golfers of all ages look for.
The ABC's of Golf by Susan Greene
Help your little one learn their ABC's and the basics of golf simultaneously with this beautifully illustrated picture book. It's been a golfer favorite since first being published in 1996—and is on a few bookshelves of Golf Digest editors' kids for story time.
Renwick Girls Polo Dress
Since its founding in 2020, Renwick has made a name for itself as a (re)creator of the perfect men’s polo, translated for women and now, kids. Made with an impossibly soft Peruvian Pima cotton (also an environmentally-responsible material), this polo dress is sophisticated and timeless, perfect for the younger golfer who likes, nay, deserves, nice things. Check out their boys’ options as well, and maybe even consider buying an adult polo too…did someone say twinning?
Birds of Condor No Shanks Golf Towel
This Australian brand is redefining “cool” when it comes to hip golfwear. While their clothes are in adult sizing, their accessories make for great junior golfer gifts, particularly if you’re shopping for a young golfer who’s too cool for school. The reversible towel features a zebra print on one side, and a witty smiley face on the other. Stay away if your kiddo hates puns. You’ve been warned! And if that is the case, check out this equally cool technicolor option.
Devereux Proper Kids Polo
Made with the same fabric as the hip brand’s men’s polos, these youth versions feature micro-prints ranging from miniature cacti to birds of paradise to hula dancers. Wrinkle-resistant, sweat-wicking, and machine-washable, these polos are designed for the golf course and the playground and Saturday night dinner-with-the-grandparents. Basically, there’s nowhere your kid won’t want to wear these polos, and, luckily, they come in enough fun prints and colors that this could make up their entire wardrobe… all depends on how good they’ve been this year.
Mud Pie Gray Golf Toddler Pajamas
For the tiniest golfers on your list, this adorable pajama set will keep them dreaming of the course until they are big enough to tee it up. The two-piece set is made with a cozy and breathable cotton spandex with a wood button placket and gray cuff details.
CC Sport Silver Golf Ball Necklace and Earrings Gift Set for Little Girls & Tweens
A bestseller from the golf-minded jewelry brand, this jewelry set is designed specifically for kids. The golf ball charm earrings are small enough for little ears and have a special backing designed for a more comfortable wear, while the 16-inch sterling silver chain necklace has an easy-to-attach spring-ring closure at the clasp.
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