The 40 Best Basketball Gifts for Men in 2022
Rookies and veterans of the sport alike will put them to serious use.
Basketball’s culture is so rich it can be hard to keep up with. What, with the gear, fashion, and propensity for flair, the sport is in a league of its own—and way more than just a leather ball and pair of glass backboards. With such a dynamic nature, hoops is a fun and relatively easy category to gift within.
Now, anybody can don a jersey of their favorite team. Real b-ball fans want something more, like a hoop attachment that will help their jump shot or a perfectly-fitting pair of shorts. Basketball enthusiasts crave the same style and eclectic taste that many of the sport’s greatest figures possess, from Russell Westbrook to Damian Lillard.
Best Basketball BookThe Mamba Mentality: How I Play MCD
Best Wrist BandMen's UA 3" Performance Wristband Under Armour
Best Basketball ToolSpalding Back Atcha® Ball Return Training Aid Spalding
Best Basketball ShortsMen's Curry Mesh 8" Shorts Under Armour
Best Basketball ShoesDame 8 Shoes adidas
Frankly, there are a lot of free gifts out there in basketball land that keep on giving. There are great old playoff games, dunk contest highlights, and more, all just a few Youtube clicks away. But next time you’re looking to really impress the hoops fan in your life, look to the selections below. Rookies and veterans of the sport alike will put them to serious use.
Best Basketball Book
MCDThe Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Best Wrist Band
Under ArmourMen's UA 3" Performance Wristband
Best Basketball Tool
SpaldingSpalding Back Atcha® Ball Return Training Aid
Best Basketball Shorts
Under ArmourMen's Curry Mesh 8" Shorts
Best Basketball Shoes
adidasDame 8 Shoes
New BalanceNB Hoops Essential Pant
adidasPosterize Graphic Tee
New BalanceBaselayer Long Sleeve Top
Under ArmourUnisex UA Playmaker Crew Socks
A good basketball sock is an underrated thing in hoops. You need support and comfort as all that pivoting, jabbing, and rebounding is hard on the feet. These socks are up to the task, with plenty of cushion and zero slippage.
Todd SnyderMidweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant
Athleisure is where it’s at, especially in basketball. These sweatpants boast a slim fit, neat cuffs, and a classic drawstring. Better, they’re a collaboration between Todd Snyder and Champion, a company that knows a thing or two about being game ready.
J. CrewAthletic Crew Socks in Gym Stripe
Franklin SportsBall Maintenance Kit
SKLZSKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop with Ball
LululemonT.H.E. Linerless Short 9"
ChampionBasic Jersey Tee
LululemonCommand the Day Large Duffle Bag 37L
SpaldingStreet Outdoor Basketball 28.5"
LululemonVital Drive Training Half Tight 10"
adidasZ.N.E. 01 True Wireless Earbuds
Get a boost of adrenaline while balling with these wireless earbuds. They’ll deliver the music while you work on your crossover and step-back three pointer. Sweat and splash-proof, you’ll never want to press pause.
ONTA INCMicrofiber Gym Towels
ConverseChuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker
RMS4-Pack Hand Exercise Balls
adidasAdicolor Classics Beckenbauer Primeblue Track Jacket
Walking WaysMichael Jordan Wings Wall Art Poster
Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices RecMesh Tank
Under ArmourMen's UA Armour Guard Mouthguard
Ralph LaurenBasketball Bear Graphic Crewneck Sweatshirt
Outdoor VoicesTeammate Unisex Tee
AdidasSteel Metal Bottle 1L
Cross ColoursColorblock Basketball Shorts
Youth Mitchell & NessSteve Nash White Phoenix Suns 1996-97 Hardwood Classics Swingman Jersey
adidasCreator 365 Backpack
nikeJordan Jumpman Washed Bucket Hat
nikeFly Graphic Basketball Head Tie
Abercrombie & FitchMen's YPB Training Tank
J.CrewHeritage Fleece Crewneck
Abercrombie & FitchYPB 7" Lined Cardio Short