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Best Basketball Gifts 2021: A Complete Guide

Best Basketball Gifts

We’ve put together a complete list of the best basketball gifts for 2021. If you need gifts for someone in your life that loves basketball, you’re in the right place. This list suggests plenty of options you can buy them for the upcoming Christmas holiday or a forthcoming birthday.

We’ve rigorously tested all the items on the list and know they perform well. Our team includes several basketball players and we know what’s important to the basketball player in your life. If you have follow up questions about any product on the list, ask us on Twitter

We’ve also reviewed the best basketball shoes this year and many other products not featured on this page. With that said, let’s unveil our list of the best basketball gifts for 2021.

Last updated 11.23.2021


Best T-Shirt for Basketball Players

TallSlim Tee Original 50/50 Crew Neck

TallSlim Tee Original 50/50 Crew Neck

Buy at Tall Slim Tees

Price: $24 (at time of publication)


Best Basketball Performance Short

Wilson Harmon Short

Wilson Harmon Short

  • Super lightweight and quick drying
  • Modern, above the knee cut
  • Four-way stretch woven polyester build
  • High end detail like metal aglets on the drawstrings
  • 2 side pockets and one rear zip pocket
Buy at Wilson

Price: $68 (at time of publication)


Best Basketball

Dime One Basketball

Dime One Basketball

  • Deep channeled ball with great grip
  • Soft composite leather cover
  • Super durable even when used outdoors
  • Support an up and coming small business with a great product
Buy at Dime Sports

Price: $55 (at time of publication)


Best Basketball Socks

Strideline Socks

  • Available in Crew, Mid and Low/Ankle
  • Cushioned in all the right places
  • Most durable basketball socks we’ve tested
  • Available in white, black, grey and blue
  • Multiple pack sizes with escalating discounts
Buy at Strideline

Price: $16 (at time of publication)


Best New Signature Shoe

adidas trae young 1 icee

adidas Trae Young 1

  • Atlanta Hawk Trae Young’s first signature shoe
  • Grippy herringbone traction
  • Comfy upper that fits true to size
  • Boost/Lightstrike cushioning combo
  • Great shoe for quick guards and shooters
Buy at adidas

Price: $140 (at time of publication)


Best Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

  • No brainer price of $11
  • Perfect 2 inch diameter for feet and massaging plantar
  • Easy to target pain points in feet, calfs and hands
  • Great option for home treatment of plantar fasciitis
Buy at Amazon

Price: $11 (at time of publication)


Best Basketball Tank

Wilson Series Center Court Tank

Wilson Series Center Court Tank

  • Stretchy soft mesh tank
  • Seamless interior
  • Well-ventilated and quick drying
  • High end look and feel
  • Wilson Sportswear is an under the radar great find
Buy at Wilson

Price: $58 (at time of publication)


Best Streaming Service for NBA Fans

NBA logo

NBA League Pass Premium

  • Watch commercial free NBA games on two devices at a time
  • Home and away team broadcast feeds
  • Full and 10-min replays of every game
  • Maximum NBA content nightly during the season
  • Games are downloadable for offline viewing
Buy at NBA

Price: $250 (at time of publication)


Best Casual Basketball Short

Legends Crossover Short

Legends Crossover Short

  • Retro-inspired look
  • Modern, above the knee cut
  • Dual layer open mesh
  • Zip pockets
Buy at Legends

Price: $70 (at time of publication)


Best Fun Clothing for Basketball Players

Since Apparel

  • Nostalgia-inspired
  • Ultra high quality materials
  • WearTesters approved tees, hoodies and shorts
  • Preorder system so you don’t miss out on any releases
Shop Since Apparel

Price: Varies depending on product


Best Percussion Massager

Hypervolt Go

Hypervolt GO

  • Quietest and lightest massage gun
  • Super portable and great for carry on luggage
  • Doesn’t pack as much punch as other Hypervolt massagers but it’s more than enough for most people
Buy at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Price: $159 $199 (at time of publication)


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