Gifts for Golfers
Gifts for golfers: What to get the new golfer in your life this holiday season
From the novelty to the practical, we’ve got great gift ideas for the newer golfers in your life. Whether they’re just taking their first lessons or getting back into the game after a long pause, these gift ideas will help your loved ones fuel their passion for the game, up their style on-course and encourage them to keep swinging. Plus, these gifts come in a variety of price ranges, sizes and styles, so you’ll be sure to find a gift for every new golfer on your list this holiday season.
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JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker
This is a golfer staple that you will inevitably see all over the course. Golfers love that it can be clipped to almost anywhere, comes in a compact size and has a battery life of 10 hours. It’s also waterproof and dustproof, so you don’t have to give up the tunes if the skies turn gray.
Birds of Condor Play More Golf Soft Peak Hat
This on-trend cap from Australian golf brand Birds of Condor will encourage them to keep up with their new golf habit and add a stylish accessory option to their new golf wardrobe. The unstructured five-panel hat is one-size-fits-all with a snap closure at the back and has a flexible brim that can withstand a few bends or shoves into a golf bag.
Abacus Women's Golf Rain Jacket
They may not expect to play golf in the rain very often, but it’s easy to get caught in a quick shower when you are the furthest possible point from the clubhouse. Having quality raingear on hand will help them play more golf comfortably. This jacket from Abacus regulates body temperature with the brand’s 37.5 Technology to maintain a comfortable microenvironment inside the jacket.
If they’re new to the game, this subscription box is a great way to build their apparel and accessory collection—and generate some excitement for the upcoming season. Available for male and female golfers, the quarterly boxes are curated to match your style and each box is a $250 value.
Nike Roshe G Women's Golf Shoes
New and longtime golfers will agree, the Nike Roshe G is a classic golf shoe for both men and women. It’s a sneaker-like design with just enough traction to get you through a quick, dry round. A great option for golfers still finding their style when it comes to golf gear, these shoes can be worn when you're out and about without screaming: “I just came from the golf course.”
Sunday Golf Loma Bag
A lightweight Sunday bag is great for new golfers who don’t have a full set of clubs or are spending a lot of time at the driving range. The Loma bag holds up to seven clubs and has a built-in stand—a rarity among Sunday bags. It’s available in 12 colors, allowing golfers to find one that'll match their developing on-course style.
Bonobos The Clubhouse Stretch Belt
The newest golfer in your life is likely still curating their repertoire of golf accessories. This belt, which comes in classic neutrals from navy to gray, is designed to stay comfortable and snug without restricting movement during play. Made with a stretchy braid, leather fastenings and a brushed-nickel buckle, this belt works from the course to the clubhouse, or wherever you’ll be celebrating your latest round.
Amazon Golf Ball Whiskey Stones Gift Set
For more novelty gift idea, these golf-ball-shaped whiskey stones can be kept in the freezer and pulled out when toasting to life’s shots, the good and the bad. Stones, unlike ice cubes, don’t melt over time, so they’ll keep your bevvy chilled without watering it down. Once you’re finished using them, just rinse with water so they’re ready to be reused. Plus, this neatly packaged kit comes with two whiskey glasses, a pair of bar tongs and a storage case.
Maui Jim Wailua Sunglasses
These rounded frames are flattering on almost any face-shape for a stylishly versatile pair of eyewear. The lightweight nylon frame is comfortable, won’t leave indentations and can be paired with a variety of lens colors.
Uncommon Golf Model 33 Golf Ball
You can never have too many golf balls, especially if you’re new(er) to golf. These golf balls come in two different styles; one, the Model 33, is softer and designed for the “progressing” golfer. Available in three colorful options—magenta, electric yellow, dove gray—each ball has a line marking on it that makes it perfect for putting practice. While more of a niche brand, they’re still affordable—and will stand out in your loved one’s collection, so they’ll never forget who gifted them. The brand also aims for transparency, telling you the true cost of the item and how they’re produced, fun facts for a player just getting into the game.
Metalwood Metal Logo Quarter Socks
An extra pair of socks is essential for every golfer to have in their bag. This pair from a fellow newcomer to the game, Metalwood, embodies the vintage-inspired trend in the golf style world, combining old-school styling with modern performance technology and comfort.
Seamus Golf Hiwahiwa Aqua Shoe Bag
Valuables pouches, dopp kits and shoe bags are essentials for golfers to stay organized both on the course and between rounds. This Seamus bag is designed for shoes, so it’s a great way to keep your golf kicks—which, despite our best efforts, always get plastered with mud, dirt or grass clippings—separate from the rest of your clothes and accessories. It’s available in other print options as well, and Seamus will even “gift wrap” your purchase for you in a custom-fit tartan (and highly festive) cloth bag, which is then, of course, also reusable.
PGA TOUR Floating Golf Green
While you don’t have to keep this floating, portable green in a pool or on water, this makes for a pretty sweet gift and backyard accessory if the new golfer in your life happens to have pool-access. Otherwise, this set also comes with a chipping mat and practice balls, which equals plenty of entertainment. And you can always move this inflatable green around your yard, or even your house—just be sure to get some extra soft practice balls if you do.
Hedge Turkish Towel
A golfer’s towel is an often-overlooked opportunity to express your personal style through your golf bag and accessories on the course. This golf towel is designed by a woman-owned brand and is made from 100-percent Turkish cotton, which is quick-drying, machine-washable and constructed with a natural grit that will clean the grooves of your clubs. Unlike any old sports towel, this elongated, rectangular shape is perfect for tossing or tying on your bag.
Payntr X 004 RS Golf Shoes
Especially if the new golfer in your life doesn’t already have a pair of scuffed-and-loved golf-specific shoes, they’ll appreciate these specialty-designed pairs from Payntr, the brand that got its start developing the go-to cricket shoe. So they’re no strangers to walking that fine line where style meets performance. These shoes also come with a no-blister guarantee from the brand, a welcome promise for any new golfer who prefers walking.
Alo Yoga Alosoft Protection Turtleneck
It doesn’t take long to figure out that layering is an essential skill for golfers to have. This lightweight turtleneck from Alo has a velvety feel that adds warmth without feeling stuffy. The extended turtleneck design adds more coverage from the elements but won’t impede the swing or vision on course.
Assouline Golf: The Impossible Collection Assouline Hardcover Book
This limited-edition book comes encased in a designer handbag-of-sorts, making for an extremely eye-catching and splurge-worthy coffee-table read that dual functions as a sculptural statement art piece. And the inside of the book is just as artful: large archival print photographs of sweeping golf scapes and stylish players have been pasted to the pages. And as an added bonus, it comes with a pair of white gloves and a tote bag to give it an even more luxurious feel. If this price point is a bit steep, check out this smaller coffee-table book: The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons.
Foray Golf X Asher Golf Glove
A fashion-forward golf glove is a great gift for newer golfers who haven’t yet figured out their brand staples and are still getting used to the feel of the club. And, even if they already own a golf glove, they could always use another option in a different colorway and style. This women’s leather glove comes in different colors, from sunny yellow to charcoal to lavender. The pop-art style lip emblem is a fun touch.
Fairmonde Women's Mock Neck Tee
While collared shirts are a golfer’s go-to, mock neck tops are a great option to mix in—and be transitioned to off-course outfits easily. This sporty shirt from Fairmonde has UPF sun protection, is made with a quick-dry fabric and is pill resistant. It’s also PEF certified—meaning it is made with sustainable materials and manufacturing.
MudPie Blue Golf Bib and Rattle Set | Mud Pie
They may not be ready to pick the game up just yet, but this bib and rattle set from MudPie is a great way to get the future golfers in your life ready to start swinging when the time comes. The brand is known for adorable golf-themed apparel and accessories that the little ones (and their parents) will love.