40 Gifts for a Basketball Coach (Unique & Creative)

Choosing the perfect gift for a basketball coach is simple with this list!

Whether you are buying something from one player or the whole team, you’ll find everything basketball related from personal attire to items that make their coaching life easier!

Gifts for a Basketball Coach

BBall tumbler

Keep Him Alert: Basketball Tumbler

Your coach will love this 30 ounce stainless steel tumbler. Designed with a basketball look, it will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. It’s vacuum sealed to prevent leaks and condensation.

It’s perfect for long practices or away games.

appreciation keychain

Daily Reminder: Coach Appreciation Gift Sport Coach Keychain

Keychains make a great gift, and this one is perfect for basketball coaches! It includes a basketball charm, a hoop with basketball charm, and a charm that reads ‘A Great Coach is Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget’.

It arrives with a jewelry pouch and gift box ready for gifting.

broad day basketball plaque

Perfect for an End of Year Gift: Broad Bay Basketball Personalized Thank You Plaque

This plaque is crafted from maple and measures 8.5″ x 11″. It reads ‘A Good Coach Can Change a Game, Great Coaches Change a Life’. It can be personalized with the school name, year, and coach’s name. It’s a beautiful piece that will be treasured forever!

thanks coach picture frame

From the Whole Team: ChalkTalkSPORTS Basketball Photo Frame Coach Autograph Picture Frame

Capture a photo of the team and place it inside this 8″ x 10″ frame for a perfect gift. It holds a 4″ x 6″ photo and can be set upright on a shelf or desk using the easel or hung on the wall. Made of wood, you can choose black or a basketball court background.

Have the whole team sign it, and you’ve got a memorable gift your coach is sure to love!

coachfolio magnetic board

Game Ready: Coachfolio Magnetic Coaches Basketball Board

Planning has never been easier with this magnetic basketball board. One side has a full court design, and the other side has a half court design. Your coach can set up plays with the magnets and dry erase marker.

It has a leather finish and measures 12.5″ x 9.5″. It arrives with magnets, a dry erase marker, and an eraser. It makes the perfect gift for any basketball coach!

personalized clipboard on a field

Perfect Basketball Coach Accessory: Personalized Basketball Clipboard

This fun personalized basketball coach clipboard is perfect for running around perfecting plays. It’s the perfect size for notes and is .25″ thick hardboard. It features a basketball background that can be wrote on with a dry erase marker which is included.

funny t shirt that says i'm not yelling

I’m Not Yelling: Funny Basketball Coach T-Shirt

This classic fit tee will be a favorite! Available in black, navy, royal blue, red, and kelly green, it’s 100% cotton. It proudly states ‘I’m not yelling this is my basketball coach voice’, and comes in sizes small – 3x.

unique award plaque

Perfect Thank You Gift: Kate Posh – #1 Basketball Plaque and Award

This beautiful plaque is perfect for the end of the year. It measures 7″ x 9″ and is 3/4″ thick. It’s handcrafted with quality natural wood. The lettering is engraved ensuring it will last a lifetime.

It arrives ready to hang on the wall and with a gift box.


For His Coffee: Thanks Coach Clipboard Sports Gift Mug

This cute coffee mug with the clipboard design will be all the thanks your coach needs! Made of ceramic, it holds 11 ounces. The design is featured on both sides, and it’s dishwasher and microwave safe.


B-Ball Socks: MadSportsStuff Elite Socks with Net Crew

Every basketball coach needs a fun pair of basketball socks! Made of 94% nylon, 3% elastic, and 3% spandex, they have built in moisture wicking and arch and ankle compression to keep feet dry and comfortable.

Available in sizes small – x-large, they’re infused with Alphasan antimicrobials to control odor. You can choose between 12 different colors including black/gold, black/orange, black/dark green, and royal/gold.


The Team is the Star: Wilson Autograph Basketball Series

This is such a fun gift idea! You can choose between a NCAA or standard basketball in sizes 29.5″ or mini, and have the whole team autograph it! It has 4 white panels allowing plenty of room for players to write a thank you and sign their name.

This is a gift your coach will treasure!


No Basketballs Were Harmed: Baden Pebbled Basketball Notebook

This fun notebook has a synthetic leather cover with the same pebbled feel of a real basketball! Inside, you’ll find one 8.5″ x 11″ notepad, a pen holder, and a place for business cards. Your coach won’t go anywhere without it!


Something for Coach’s Office: Rules To Win- Motivational Wall Print Sign

This print makes a great gift to decorate an office. It features “Coach – Rules to Win” and comes in size 8″ x 10″. It’s printed on quality Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper so it lasts forever. Pair this with a new frame, and you’ve got a great present idea!


Perfect Desk Accessory: Through Christ Praying Basketball Figurine

This 6″ x 5″ grey resin stone figurine makes a very thoughtful gift. It’s perfect for displaying on a shelf or desk and arrives with a coordinating box for gifting.


Fun 3D Lamp: 3D Illusion Lamp

This 3D lamp makes a fun unique gift idea. It has 7 colors to choose from with the included remote control including red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, purple, and white. There’s even a second button to create more colors in different flashing modes.

It gives the illusion of a basketball floating in air. It can be powered with a USB power port or 3 AA batteries. It doesn’t get hot to the touch even after being on for hours.


Classy Keychain: Personalized Coach Keychain

This classy keychain is made of synthetic rawhide leather and can be laser engraved with your choice of words. It measures 4″ x 1.2″ and arrives in a gift box. You can choose black or dark brown.


Fun Gift Idea: Decade Awards Coach Bobblehead Trophy

This 6″ tall trophy bobblehead is made of poly-resin. You can choose to add a gold tone plate and have it engraved with up to 3 lines with 30 characters per line. This makes a fun gift for any basketball coach to display on their desk!


Keep Coach on Time: Wooden Basketball Clock

Any basketball coach would love this handmade wooden wall clock. It arrives ready to hang and is completely silent. It will look great hanging in their office!


Vintage Decor: Vintage Basketball Court Print

Any fan of basketball would love to have this print! Printed on semi-matte Fuji Crystal Archive paper, it’s made to last a lifetime. It measures 11″ x 14″ and features a vintage basketball court. Different areas of the court are marked such as the free throw line and sidelines.

It would look great in any room or office! Pair this print with a nice frame, and you’ve got the perfect present!


A Present They’ll Never Forget: Custom Personalized Full Size Basketball

Perhaps one of the coolest gift ideas on this list is this personalized basketball. It’s a full-size basketball that has 2 panels that can be completely customized however you wish. You can choose to have a team photo on one panel and the logo on the other.

You could also choose 2 photos for the panels, have one photo imprinted and have the team sign the other panel, or whatever you wish. The possibilities are endless! Each imprint area is 4″ x 6″. The photo, graphic, or text is permanently printed onto the basketball making it last for years.

It arrives with a stand for displaying. Any coach would absolutely love this gift!


Original Patent Drawings: Ramini Brands Original Basketball Patent Art Drawings

Another fun way to decorate an office is with this set of 4 original basketball patent drawings. Any fan would love to have these 8″ x 10″ prints! The 4 images include detailed drawings of a backboard, basketball, a net, and basketball shoes.

Present these prints with a set of frames, and you’ll have a gift they won’t soon forget!


Like a Normal Coach Only Cooler: Funny Basketball Coach Definition T-shirt

This is a fun classic fit tee that can be worn at practice or around the house. It comes in colors black, navy, asphalt, dark heather, and heather blue. The solid colors are 100% cotton, and the heather colors are a poly/cotton mix.

It’s available in sizes small – 3x.


New Play Ideas: NBA Coaches Playbook: Techniques, Tactics, and Teaching Points Paperback

Any basketball coach would love an inside look at NBA coach ideas! This book explains how it takes more than athletic ability to have a winning team; it takes a great coach as well! It gives coaches a detailed look into practice sessions and sideline huddles.

This 368-page paperback is also filled with easy to read diagrams.


DIY Gift: Recognition Award Booklet for being The Best Basketball Coach

Your coach will absolutely love this book! It’s filled with illustrated pages, appropriate humor, and fill in the blank questions about your favorite coach. It can be given as a gift from one person or the whole team! It comes with a certificate, decorations for the book, and a card.

It has 24 6″ x 8″ pages ready to be personalized just for them.


Stylish Portfolio: Small Portfolio Notepad

Your coach can use this for basketball or at home. Made of synthetic leather, it measures 7″ x 9″. It includes a lined notepad with 50 sheets and a pen holder. You can choose to have their name or a message engraved on the front.


Thoughtful Print: Basketball Coach Gifts Photo Paper Poem Print

This incredibly thoughtful 8″ x 10″ print reads ‘Confidently you counsel and guide – your support and advice you always provide – leadership and teamwork you teach and nourish – because of you we will flourish’.

A few chosen letters have a basketball print and spell out ‘COACH’. It’s printed on high gloss resin coated paper so it will last forever. You can gift it as is or place inside a frame.


Fun Office Decor: Warning Basketball Coach – New Humor Poster

Every basketball coach needs this print for their office! It measures 12″ x 18″ and is printed on quality 80 lb satin paper making it durable and wrinkle-free.


Java Fun: Personalized Basketball Coach Mug

This 11 ounce ceramic mug will be a hit! Both sides of the white mug feature a basketball hoop and ball with ‘Coach’ across the top and their name on the bottom. You can choose the color and font of the personalization.

You can also choose between black, blue, green, maroon, pink, and yellow for the handle and the inside of the mug. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe. They can choose to use it or keep it safe for decoration.


To Write Stuff: Coach Personalized Pens

This beautiful pen set makes a great gift! Available in light or dark wood, each set comes with a case, 1 roller ball pen, and 1 ball point pen with black ink. Made of rosewood, the basketball and coach’s name are engraved ensuring many years of use.

This set makes a great Christmas or end of year gift for any coach!


All Work and No Play: SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop with Ball

This is a perfect gift for their home or office. While thinking of plays or talking with other coaches, they can play a little b-ball while relaxing at their desk! The standard set measures 18″ x 12″ and comes with a 5″ rubber ball.

You can also choose a glow in the dark set in the same size. A larger set is available measuring 23″ x 16″ with a 5.5″ ball, and a mini set is available at 15″ x 10″ and comes with a 4″ foam ball. Each set arrives with door mounts and everything needed to set it up.

The backboard is shatter resistant. They’ll love this gift!


Appreciation Gift: Coach Appreciation Award

They’ll love displaying this 5.25″ tall poly-resin award. The word ‘Coach’ is outlined with gold tones, and the whistle stands out in a gold finish. It can be personalized with 3 lines of text, and each line can have 30 characters.

It makes a perfect end of year gift!


From the Whole Team: Autograph Wooden Coach Word

This wooden coach is handcrafted and measures 20.25″ wide and 5″ tall. It arrives with a silver pen that can be used so every player can sign their name. It makes a perfect end of season gift. You can also purchase a smaller version that measures 11″ x 3.

5″, and you can choose to purchase with or without the pen.


Perfect for Away Games: BEAST Tumbler – Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated

This stainless steel BEAST tumbler is perfect for long practices and away games. It holds 30 ounces of their favorite drink and keeps it cold or hot for several hours. It’s durable and won’t sweat. It comes with a splash proof lid, 2 steel straws that are unbreakable, and a straw brush for easy cleaning.

There are 11 different colors to choose from including royal blue, matte black, arctic white, army green, and more.


Dressed for Success: Sports & Speciality Ties Basketball Tie

This could possibly be your coach’s lucky tie! It’s perfect for games and is made of 100% high grade microfiber. It measures 2.36″ at its widest point and is 56.3″ long. It makes a great present any coach would love!


COACH Hat: Prfcto Lifestyle Coach Baseball Hat

Every coach needs a cap for practice or around the house! This one is a classic style available in 18 colors! You can choose from royal blue, dark green, black, grey, camo, and many more! It’s 100% cotton and is one size fits most.

The buckle strap is adjustable, and ‘COACH’ is embroidered ensuring it lasts for years.


Time for Practice: Cointone Led Alarm Clock Sport Basketball Design

This LED alarm clock has a fun basketball design and features snooze, a night light, and glowing LED lights with 7 different color modes. It displays the time, date, temperature, and alarm if needed. Made from PVC, it measures 3.

15″ x 3.15″. It arrives with 2 button cell batteries. It’s a perfect accessory for a desk or at home.


Stylish & Warm: COACH Hoodie

Any coach would love this classic fit pullover! It’s available in sizes small – 2x, and you can choose between black, navy, royal blue, heather grey, and dark heather. The solid colors are 80% cotton and 20% polyester, and the heather colors are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

It’s perfect for practice during those cold winter months.


Dunkin’ Marshmallows: The Mug With A Hoop

This ceramic mug makes a cute gift! You can make a gift bag with the mug, hot chocolate, and marshmallows and have a fun present they’ll love! It measures 6.5″ x 5″ x 4.5″, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. It holds 16 ounces.


A Coach’s Fave: Nike Spotlight Men’s Full-Zip Basketball Hoodie

This blue/black hoodie is designed with Dri-fit technology. It has a hood, split kangaroo pockets, and ribbed cuffs and hem. It will keep them comfy and warm with plenty of room for moving around the court while coaching.

It’s perfect for practice and games!


A Must for Every Coach: MARATHON Adanac 3000 Digital Stopwatch Timer

Every coach needs a dependable stopwatch! Now your coach can time drills with ease. This digital stopwatch by MARATHON has a large display that shows minutes, seconds, and 1/100th seconds. It can time single and split events and freeze split-time display while the timer keeps going.

It also features a calendar and comes with a 46″ black lanyard. You can choose between black, black/red, neon green, neon orange, neon pink, red, and yellow.

Tips for Picking the Perfect Present

For the Coach Who Likes to Have Fun

If your basketball coach is a free spirit that enjoys a good laugh and having fun,
there are several items on this list that will make a great present! The ‘I’m not yelling’ and ‘Like a Normal Coach’ tees are both great ideas, and the office mini basketball set is sure to be a hit!

For the Coach Who’s All Business

Some people are more focused on work than fun and take things a little more seriously. If that describes your coach, some great gift ideas would be the Coachfolio magnetic basketball board for designing plays, the engraved leather portfolio, the NBA Playbook, or a new digital stopwatch.

For the Coach That Eats, Sleeps, and Breathes Basketball

For a lot of coaches, this is way more than a job; they seriously love everything about basketball. It’s pretty easy to find a gift they’ll be thrilled with. The vintage patent prints are a fantastic choice as well as the vintage basketball court print. The basketball wall clock and the LED desk clock are both great choices also!

For the Sentimental Coach and/or Retiring Coach

If your coach loves handmade or meaningful gifts, you can’t go wrong with some items from this list. The DIY fill in the blank journal is something that would be treasured! The autograph basketball or frame is another good choice. You certainly can’t go wrong with the thank you plaque.

For Christmas and Birthdays

There are several Christmas and birthday ideas on this list. The basketball socks make a fun gift, the basketball tie is certainly something a coach would love, and the Coach hoodie or ball cap make great gifts! The tumblers and coffee mugs are also an easy solution when you want to include the coach on your Christmas list.

For End of Year/Victories/Just Because Gifts

If your coach has made a big impact on the team, there are a couple of gifts that really stand out. The autograph basketball is one idea. Every member of the team can sign it. The personalized basketball with a photo of the team would also make a great gift. Either of these choices would certainly be treasured forever!

Conclusion

Finding the perfect gift for your basketball coach is easier than ever with this list. From fun desk accessories and coach gear to stopwatches and drawing boards, you’re sure to find something they’ll love. If you’ve ever given or received a unique or special gift for a basketball coach, please comment below. Also, be sure to share this list with your family and friends so they can find the perfect gift too!




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Jeannie Price
Jeannie Price
Jeannie Price loves living in San Diego, California. A former teacher and author of a children's book, Jeannie's favorite role is being Mom to her three teenage children. Her passions include spicy chai tea, jogging to fun music and feeling the sand between her toes on a beach.

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