15 Pickleball Gift Ideas for the Avid Players in Your Life

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?

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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?


Indoor ($15)

Outdoor ($15)

2. Monarch Pickleball Multi-Pack Outdoor Pickleballs

For the player who needs to get those dinks in.

Buy it ($80; $30)

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.

Buy it ($28)

4. Outdoor Voices Club Crew Socks

Lightweight, sweat-wicking and vintage cool.

Buy it ($12)

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.

Buy it ($25)

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?

Buy it ($64)

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?”

Buy it ($64)

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.

Buy it ($78)

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.

Buy it ($16)

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.

Buy it ($171)

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.

Buy it (from $30)

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.

Buy it ($148)

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.

$54 at Amazon

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.

Buy it ($225)

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.

Book it

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