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Best Holiday Gifts for Basketball Players & Fans

It’s time for the best holiday gifts!

We’ve put together a collection of the best Christmas gift ideas for basketball players and fans in 2020. So, whether you’re shopping for your husband or boyfriend, wife or girlfriend, family or friends — our list includes a wide array of products that are guaranteed to score with every type of fan. 

GlowCity Light Up Basketball

best holiday gifts LED glow-in-the-dark basketball

Have loads of fun and exercise with family or friends with this LED glow-in-the-dark basketball. It feels and behaves like a standard basketball with its regulation size and weight, and it doesn’t wobble when dribbling or shooting. The sturdy placement of the LEDs and batteries ensures they won’t come loose or break off.  

It’s equipped with two LEDs for an evenly distributed, fire-like radiance. The lights activate on impact and automatically deactivate after 40 seconds of inactivity. Moreover, the LEDs powered with replaceable batteries are good for 30 hours of play before needing replacement. 

It comes with an instruction manual, battery changing tool, standard air pump, and a 60-day replacement or repair guarantee. 

NBA Pet Nap Cap 

dog bed in the shape of a ballcap

Get furry friends into the team spirit with the unique Pet Nap Cap. It’s a dog bed in the shape of a humongous ballcap that’s available in all NBA team colors and graphics.  

The NBA-accredited Nap Cap leaves pets snoozing in luxury with its machine-washable, super-plush polyester bedding. You can set it up instantly in 3 easy steps with snaps and Velcro fasteners. Likewise, the Nap Cap folds up just as quickly and it also includes a handy polyester carrying pouch for travel or storage. Consequently, its portability makes it ideal for tailgate parties or trips to the beach. 

It comes in small, medium and large sizes to suit all dog breeds!

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Mist N’ Sip Insulated Water Squeeze Bottle 

water bottle

This squeeze bottle not only dispenses water but also sprays a fine mist. In other words, it releases a refreshing cloud of aerosolized H2O with a soft press of its trigger. Therefore, the bottle’s two-in-one function moderates body temperature inside and out. It’s the best water bottle for basketball, cycling, running, and other sports or fitness activities.   

Made from lightweight and flexible BPA-free plastic, the 20-ounce bottle permits one-handed squeezing when drinking water. Its dual-walled insulation system stops condensation to keep beverages cold up to 50% longer. In addition, the trigger is lockable to avoid unintentional spraying.

“Play and be a Hero” Unisex Sweatshirt 

best holiday gifts unisex sweatshirt in black

This classic fit unisex sweatshirt allows ballers to look cool while keeping warm. The crew neck design is great for casual wear, loungewear, or a pick-up game in the yard. Made from pre-shrunk, tightly woven, air-jet spun cotton and polyester blend, it provides comfort and prevents pilling.  

It features a vibrant “Play and be a Hero” print to profess the wearer’s passion for the greatest sport ever invented. So, feel cozy and earn style points with this quality apparel that’s built to last. 

Available in eight sizes and nine colors.  

Slide Sandals (Designs for All NBA Teams)

slip on sandals in black with LA Lakers logo Championship 2020

When relaxing at the beach, running quick errands, or walking the dog, nothing beats these NBA-themed rubber slide sandals. They’re lightweight and comfortable, with contoured insoles that correspond to the shape of the feet. Moreover, textured outsoles furnish superior traction, even on wet or slippery surfaces. 

Choose from dozens of designs based on different editions of every NBA team’s jerseys and logos. There’s also a wide selection of materials, insole cushioning, and strap styles to suit diverse preferences. They do the printing by hand with a specialized system that makes the graphics resistant to peeling or fading.

Available in men, women and kids’ sizes. 

Basketball Books 

best holiday gifts Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality book cover

From the motivational and instructive to memoirs and biographies, and everything else in between — basketball book choices are endless. Many have been written and more will certainly follow owing to the sport’s ever-growing popularity worldwide. Consequently, you can fill a section of a city library with books about basketball.

We personally recommend David Halberstam’s “The Breaks of the Game,”  Kobe Bryant’s “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” and Dave Zarum’s “NBA 75: The Definitive History,” among others. 

Check out Amazon’s vast catalog of basketball book titles to find the right one for your hoops-loving loved one. 

This Is Basketball Cuffed Beanie

best holiday gifts This Is Basketball beanie with TIB logo in white

This premium quality cuffed beanie is a cold-weather essential that delivers warmth and understated flair. With its versatile 12-inch length, you can wear it snug or high. The unisex design complements any outfit to complete any look. As well, the embroidered TIB logo adds an urban b-ball vibe, making it perfect for shooting hoops on chilly days. 

Made from 100% turbo acrylic fiber, it gives the right amount of stretch without losing shape or elasticity. Lastly, the fabric is hypoallergenic and resistant to pilling

This season’s must-have style accessory is available in six colors. 

Los Angeles Lakers 17-Time NBA Finals Champions Banner 

best holiday gifts official LA Lakers 17-time NBA Finals banner

This officially licensed banner commemorates the Los Angeles Lakers’ historic 17th title win in 2020. Perfect for the home or office to proudly proclaim allegiance to Lakers Nation, the banner lists the championship year for each NBA Finals victory. 

It’s made from high-quality wool and acrylic with embroidered and applique texts and graphics. The lively, eye-catching purple and gold design is sure to attract attention and spark conversation wherever it hangs. 

  TIB Rise Raglan Shirt 

best holiday gifts This Is Basketball raglan shirt

Strut your style on and off the court with the TIB raglan shirt. Made from a feathery and ultra-soft blend of combed cotton and polyester, the front shows the TIB logo and a motivational phrase inspired by a Kobe Bryant quote that transcends basketball

Synonymous with baseball jerseys, raglan shirts have no shoulder seam which creates a wider underarm fit and a greater range of arm motion. Hence, the unrestricted movement is excellent for pitching fastballs, swinging bats–and yes–playing basketball.  

It’s made in the USA, sweatshop-free and available in three color combinations and six sizes. 

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