The 40 Best Basketball Gifts for Men in 2022

Mens Health 39 days ago

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 Book

    The Mamba Mentality: How I Play MCD
  • Best Wrist Band

    Men's UA 3" Performance Wristband Under Armour
  • Best Basketball Tool

    Spalding Back Atcha® Ball Return Training Aid Spalding
  • Best Basketball Shorts

    Men's Curry Mesh 8" Shorts Under Armour
  • Best Basketball Shoes

    Dame 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

MCD

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Best Wrist Band

Under Armour

Men's UA 3" Performance Wristband

Best Basketball Tool

Spalding

Spalding Back Atcha® Ball Return Training Aid

Best Basketball Shorts

Under Armour

Men's Curry Mesh 8" Shorts

Best Basketball Shoes

adidas

Dame 8 Shoes

New Balance

NB Hoops Essential Pant

adidas

Posterize Graphic Tee

New Balance

Baselayer Long Sleeve Top

Under Armour

Unisex 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 Snyder

Midweight 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. Crew

Athletic Crew Socks in Gym Stripe

Franklin Sports

Ball Maintenance Kit

SKLZ

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop with Ball

Lululemon

T.H.E. Linerless Short 9"

Champion

Basic Jersey Tee

Lululemon

Command the Day Large Duffle Bag 37L

Spalding

Street Outdoor Basketball 28.5"

Lululemon

Vital Drive Training Half Tight 10"

adidas

Z.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 INC

Microfiber Gym Towels

Wilson

Performance Headband

Converse

Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker

RMS

4-Pack Hand Exercise Balls

adidas

Adicolor Classics Beckenbauer Primeblue Track Jacket

Walking Ways

Michael Jordan Wings Wall Art Poster

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices RecMesh Tank

Under Armour

Men's UA Armour Guard Mouthguard

Ralph Lauren

Basketball Bear Graphic Crewneck Sweatshirt

Outdoor Voices

Teammate Unisex Tee

Adidas

Steel Metal Bottle 1L

Cross Colours

Colorblock Basketball Shorts

Youth Mitchell & Ness

Steve Nash White Phoenix Suns 1996-97 Hardwood Classics Swingman Jersey
Nike Tech x Space Jam: A New Legacy "Tune Squad" Fanny Pack (10L)

adidas

Creator 365 Backpack

nike

Jordan Jumpman Washed Bucket Hat

nike

Fly Graphic Basketball Head Tie

Abercrombie & Fitch

Men's YPB Training Tank

J.Crew

Heritage Fleece Crewneck

Abercrombie & Fitch

YPB 7" Lined Cardio Short