Golfers are typically the type to treat themselves to the things they want, which can create a challenge when holiday gift-giving season rolls around. It’s not easy to buy gifts for golfers who have everything. While many default to wrapping up gift cards, tacky golf club-themed desk decor or the dreaded generic sleeve of golf balls, you might dig a little deeper this year and give something unexpected. With this list of gifts for the golfers in your life who seems to have everything, you can give them something they don’t have and will actually enjoy.
Ketel One Arnold Palmer Edition Vodka
Booze is always a welcome gift during the holidays. Collectors and connoisseurs alike will love to unwrap this bottle created to honor Arnie’s legacy. Great to make one of Arnie’s favorite pours—vodka on the rocks with a twist of lemon—or to display at the bar, this bottle is one to hold on to.
Available at acespirits.com: $35
The creative minds at the ReluminationsDecor on Etsy took this keepsake a step further and made a candle out of Arnie’s bottle. It’s handmade to order and you can select the scent of the soy wax. Soy wax burns longer and cleaner, so expect this one to burn for around 120 hours in total—just long enough to keep you warm during golf’s offseason.
BUY NOW: $35
J.Lindeberg Kimball Striped Fieldsensor Sweater
Your favorite golfer may have plenty of midlayers, but likely hasn’t opted for a shade like this half-zip features in its color-blocking pattern. Elastic at the cuffs and hem, along with a mock neck add warmth to the cozy jacket. The moisture wicking fabric is lightweight and perfect for golf in any temperature. There are a few color options for this piece, but the fresh green shade is eye-catching and seasonal.
BUY NOW: $180
This 2-in-1 tote bag and backpack is as versatile as it gets and it’s no surprise the brilliant design comes from one of the coolest new golf bag companies, Stitch. This bag has more pockets than you’ll be able to fill and a magnetized passport pocket that’s perfect for travel. Each bag comes with the option of personalization by adding initials to the front on a modern design patch.
Available at stitchgolf.com: $198
Uther makes unique golf towels that will help you cross everyone off your list this holiday season. From florals to flamingos, funny messages to patriotic ones, you’ll definitely pick up a few. They’re also super absorbent, quick drying and clip to your bag with a carabiner. The waffle pattern removes dirt without damaging golf clubs and as a bonus they’re antimicrobial with natural odor reduction to keep things extra clean.
Available at uthersupply.com
BUY NOW: $28
FootJoy 1857 Double Monk Strap Dress Shoe
Your favorite golfer may have a pair of FootJoy golf shoes, but they probably don’t have a pair of dress shoes from the new FJ heritage collection. They’re on the pricier side, but that’s because each shoe goes through a 150-step process to ensure high quality craftsmanship. The Double Monk Strap shoe is made with Italian calfskin uppers for an ultra-luxe look and feel. They come in a cognac or navy that will enhance any outfit.
Available at fj1857.com: $595
This mini golf bag is modeled after the company’s Original staff bag for a genuine look and feel. Put this on the list of things they didn’t know they wanted. It works great as a shag bag or is a perfect addition to the man cave. Vessel is also a company you can feel good buying from, with every bag purchased, they give a school backpack to a child in need.
Available at vesselbags.com: $115
With all the buzz around this shirt, golfers on your list likely haven’t thought of purchasing one of their own. This shirt is really a “see it to believe it” kind of deal—or “play a round of golf in it to believe it.” The fabric really is performance-ready with moisture-wicking capabilities, fou- way stretch and is wrinkle resistant. The shirts from the Phil Mickelson collection have the Lefty’s logo on the left cuff for an added golf-approved touch.
BUY NOW: $135
Peter Millar Shooie Putter Cover
Traditional loafer devotees will love this putter cover modeled after the Peter Millar X GFORE Cruiser Golf Loafer. It’s not for everyone, but might just be the perfect unexpected gift for that leather-tassel-loving guy on your list to protect his favorite golf club.
BUY NOW: $75
These pants are something that even if they already have a pair, they’ll gladly appreciate another. They can be worn for a casual round of golf, to the office or just around the house. The 5-pocket styling gives an upscale look while the four way stretch fabric feels like loungewear. The Black Plum or Dark Olive colorways are fresh and on-trend, while the classic navy or black will always be a hit.
BUY NOW: $128
The moment she realizes she’s unwrapping something from Lululemon, you’ll see (and probably hear) the excitement. These yoga pants are another item that they’ll gladly accept repeats of. The Align “Nulu” fabric is softer than butter and extra lightweight—a noticeable and appreciated difference from most bottoms. She’ll wear them to the range, to yoga and every possible moment she can, they’re that comfortable. Black is always a classic and safe option, but if you’re feeling adventurous, the Dark Sport Red colorway is timely and fun.
BUY NOW: $98
This is a gift you can be certain they don’t have—and at shockingly affordable prices. These hilarious suits are perfect for holiday parties and family photos. Great for the golfer that loves to stand out, just be ready to see them wearing it nonstop.
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Peter Millar X GFORE Golf Glove with Contrast Thumb
This glove is great for the golfer that isn’t quite on the colorful golf glove trend, but wants to mix things up. The classic navy base is brighten up by the light blue contrast, without looking too flashy. These premium gloves are individually cut by hand and lock-stitched for a precise fit. It also makes a great fit for the North Carolina Tarheel fans in your life.
BUY NOW: $35
RLX Ralph Lauren Sherpa Fleece Jacket
Tartan plaid is the pattern of winter 2018-19. What was once a staple in golf is now back in style and better than ever. While there are plenty of plaid trousers to choose from, opt for this winter-ready jacket from RLX. The fluffy fabric elevates this statement piece to work well on and off the course, while the right chest pocket add utility.
BUY NOW: $148
This out-of-the-box bangle is great for women with active lifestyles. Each bracelet eliminates hair tie marks and discomfort on the wrist by incorporating the elastic into a fashionable bangle. A great stocking stuffer or secret santa gift, she’ll appreciate the usefulness of this bracelet.
Available at gogirldesign.com: $65
Great for the style-conscious traveler, this minimal duffle transforms into a garment bag that holds up to two suits. It’s also got two shoe pockets and accessory pockets for small items. When not in use, it folds flat for easy storage. This really is the bag they didn’t know they needed but won’t be able to live without. A variety of colors and styles are available, but we like this Limited Edition Twill Gray Fabric because it’s modern looking and will keep clean through the toughest travel.
BUY NOW: $357
Who knew how much you needed an app-activated travel mug? This ceramic mug maintains the perfect temperature for beverages and notifies you when it’s reached the perfect pre-decided heat. The stainless steel and plastic mix is easy to clean and it comes with a charging coaster to keep on for as long as you need it.
BUY NOW: $80
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Soul Electronics Run Free Pro Bio
These aren’t your typical wireless sport headphones. With the use of artificial intelligence, these headphones monitor your form while running and provide coaching in real-time. They’ll help prevent injury and encourage good form. As for music, the sound quality is great and the fit is customizable. With a reasonable price tag, this gadget is worth a try if only to motivate workouts through the winter.
BUY NOW: $150
Netgear Orbi Voice Smart Speaker
A new router might not be the sexiest gift, but this Netgear package is cooler than you’d expect. Netgear teamed up with Harmon Kardon and Amazon to create a wifi system that also plays music and has Amazon Alexa built-in. The Wifi mesh technology helps provide faster and more reliable internet that you can monitor via the Netgear app. The satellite speaker plays with that high quality Harman Kardon sound and works with Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music. Unwrapping this might elicit some confusion at first but once set up, with WiFi boosted, music booming and Alexa ready to help, the excitement will really show.
BUY NOW: $430
Ted Baker Runer Knitted Fold-Over Rucksack
Everyone needs a cool backpack, no matter how old they are. This Ted Baker fold-over bag has a laptop pocket, top handle and padded shoulder straps that are ultra comfortable. The mixed media design is modern and upscale, perfect for everyday wear.
This sport watch is nautical-inspired, but perfect for any occasion. For water watchers, you can set the tide to your precise location and it is water-tight up to 660 feet. The navy strap is elegant yet comfortable and the face is scratch-resistant for those less elegant moments.
Available at hookandgaff.com: $750
Even the most particular audio heads will appreciate this smart speaker. With a real teak wood veneer, this portable speaker is weather resistant for at-home or on-the-course tunes. It’s also got 8 hours of playback time and a rear bass port that doubles as a handle for easy carry.
Available at comoaudio.com
BUY NOW: $400
Vintage Wilson X27 Golf Club Heads Coat Rack
A handmade, vintage coat rack with three chrome finished golf clubs to hang things on is a fun and unexpected gift that will look great in any entryway. The simple black plaque is understated and sturdy. The Etsy store, TheFletcherStudios, offers a few different versions if you have a specific clubmaker in mind.
BUY NOW: $60
So this gift is certainly pricey, but too cool not to mention this holiday season and certainly deserves a spot on a list of gifts for golfers that have everything. It’s a fire pit that comes with “dancing flame technology” that combines music and fire. The system guides either natural or propane gas to match the sound waves of the music, creating a full fire show. It’s weather resistant and comes in a variety of finishes to match any patio setup.
Available at Coyoteoutdoor.com: Starting at $3,000
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