As much as the holiday season is about friends, family and general yuletide joy, the gift-giving side of things can sometimes take over. It’s not cheap to buy for everyone on your list, but it is truly the gesture that matters the most. Flashy gifts are great, but gifts that having meaning and utility are the real winners in the end. Check out these thoughtful gifts for golfers—all under $75—that are well worth the affordable price tag.
Pom hats are very on-trend at the moment and the warmth they provide is enduring. The hats are made with an ultra-cozy acrylic knit fabric that is machine-washable and ready for golf. The men’s version features the company’s three stripes and is stretchy enough to fit over any noggin. It’s versatile enough to work well for the ladies, but the women’s specific black and white pom beanie is also a sure hit. It’s lined on the inside and has a super stylish design on the outside. These hats will keep you warm during cold weather golf, but are stylish enough to wear off the course, too.
BUY MEN’S POM POM BEANIE NOW: $28
BUY WOMEN’S LINED POM POM BEANIE NOW: $35
Bucket hats are the hottest trend that will continue to shine through 2019. This cool Malbon Golf cap has retro style with the green lettering and ribbon details, while the construction naturally offers a full 360 degrees of sun protection.
BUY NOW: $45
CBD or cannabidiol has recently become popular for its incredible and natural restorative benefits. This non-psychoactive lotion has no THC, so it won’t give you a buzz, but it will help soothe dry skin. It’s also got shea butter that is extra moisturizing and Menthyl Ethylamido Ozalate which creates a cooling effect that supports blood flow and provides relief to irritated skin.
BUY NOW: $60
The popular kinesiology therapeutic tape brand is taking recovery a step further with this versatile massage ball. The roller ball is great for precise muscle relief and the ergonomic design fits in your hand for easy use. Taking it a step further, gel inserts fit inside the steel ball that can be heated or frozen to provide temperature-specific therapy. It might sound a little hokey, but after one use you’ll be convinced. It’s a great gift for the golfer in your life that complains about their pains but find foam rollers too much of a hassle.
BUY NOW: $40
A fun take on the classic camo pattern, this S’well bottle is made to display. It’ll ease your mind to know it’s a gift they’ll actually use. The BPA-free reusable bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and is condensation-free. It’s great for travel or day-to-day use and the drinkable top is extra convenient.
BUY NOW: $42
This wool-blend cap has a one-of-a-kind look from a ribbed cuff that can be folded down for extra warmth. The leather badge adds even more style to the moisture-wicking, versatile hat.
Available at Pumagolf.com
BUY NOW: $30
Phone cases are something that everyone wants or needs, but will never buy for themselves. This Hex wallet case is an unexpected gift that they’ll love. The RFID blocking card slots in the back of the case will impress even the most security-obsessed relatives and the upscale leather design will wow even your most stylish cousin.
Available at hexbrand.com
BUY NOW: $55
Finished in Port Casks for about a year, this whisky has notes of dried fruit and dark cocoa that will be sure to impress the reciever of this gift. Fingers crossed they’ll pour you a glass, too.
Available at vadistillery.com.
BUY NOW: $62
The Jones shag bag cooler remains one of the coolest gift ideas in golf. This larger version holds up to 12 beers or can be used as a roomy ball bag. An insulated liner keeps drinks cold and the heavy-duty handles are designed to carry the weight. The external zippered pocket adds even more convenience to hold golf and drinking accessories alike.
Available on jonesgolfbags.com
BUY NOW: $70
It may surprise you, but G/FORE is actually an affordable golf gift destination. Gloves go for around $40 but they’re 100 percent cabretta leather, USGA rules conforming and cooler than your typical white simple golf glove. This charcoal camo glove is ultra-unique without drawing too much attention.
BUY NOW: $40
We all know Tommy John makes excellent men’s briefs, no argument there, but what’s new from the company are the softest joggers you’ll ever feel. They’ve expanded to offer essentials and apparel for both men and women with the same high quality construction as always. These sweatpants are an upgrade to those holiday pajama pants they usually unwrap with forced smiles and are what they’re sure to wear through December vacation. The joggers have pockets, a stylish tapered jogger leg, and a tri-blend fabric that will maintain their softness even after several rounds through the wash.
BUY MEN’S LOUNGE JOGGER: $74
BUY WOMEN’S LOUNGE JOGGER: $64
Socks are a classic holiday gift. Stance socks reinvent the classic gift to elicit much more excitement from the receiver. These Jack Nicklaus socks are great for golfers of any age with the iconic image of his win at the 1972 U.S. Open. With arch support, a reinforced heel and toe and a comfortable pique knit fabric, these socks will become an iconic win for the 2018 holidays.
BUY NOW: $18
This is a great gift for your favorite golfer-slash-drinking buddy. They’ll never be left on the course without a bottle opener, just as long as they don’t leave any putts short. The company also offers complimentary personalization, a touch that will elevate the gift even higher. Between the personalized feel and the usefulness of the product, this present will be one they won’t forget.
Available at seamusgolf.com: $45
Giving this foam roller will have the recipient thanking you all year. The design rolls out muscles with elevated and opposing curves for a more efficient and targeted recovery. The roller’s versatile curves squeeze, compress and stretch muscles to repair broken down muscle tissue faster.
BUY NOW: $45
The cold weather doesn’t stop all golfers, some will hit the links until they’re forcibly removed. These cart gloves are perfect for the most fearless golfers, if you can convince them to keep them in the cart. The ColdGear Infrared technology absorbs and retains body heat for an extra warm wear. They’re sold as golf cart gloves, but will pass just fine for shoveling or brushing off snowy windshields as well.
BUY NOW: $35
You won’t believe the utility of this drawstring bag. It’s great for all that odd and ends golf gear you’ll need need when heading to the course during layering season, then it’ll fit into a pocket in your golf bag when you no longer need it. The small front zip pocket keeps valuables safe and adjustable shoulder cords make for an easy cary.
BUY NOW: $25