5 Unique Golfer Gifts
5 Unique Golfer Gifts
You love the golfers in your life and want to give them memorable, useful gifts that will help them improve their game or better enjoy their time on the green. But, just how many packs of tees, personalized golf balls and gloves can you put in their stocking before it starts to get a bit mundane? Now is your chance to improve your gift-giving game with these five unique gifts for golfers that range from economical gifts under $20.00 to luxury gifts reaching into the thousands.
1. Personalized Golf Ball Markers
Personalized gifts are always a hit and can be a particularly good choice when shopping for someone who seems to have everything. So, if you are looking for gifts for golfers who already have a favorite set of clubs, all the balls they could ever want, and every piece of golfing gear imaginable, opt for a personalized gift to show you care.
You can order these unique golfer gifts on sites like Amazon and Etsy for between about $15.00 and $30.00. So, if you are on a budget but would still like to give your golfer something memorable, this is an affordable option to consider.
2. Trunk Organizer for Golf Gear
Make sure your golfer is always ready to hit the green with a convenient trunk organizer designed specifically for storing balls, tees, gloves, shoes, and other golf accessories. Some are even large enough to keep golf clothes close at hand for those impromptu tee times.
Amazon has several options that range in price from about $25.00 to about $80.00, so you should be able to find one to fit your gift-giving budget and give your golfer something they can really use.
3. Golf GPS Watch
Golf GPS watches are smart watches that offer a variety of functions gadget-loving golfers will appreciate both on and off the course. Ranging in price from less than $200 to more than $700, functionality will depend on the watch you choose, but you can expect functions like an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and – most importantly – a GPS feature to let your golfer know the distance to the next green or water hazard.
4. Launch Monitor
Golfer gifts that help them improve their game are usually well-received, so whether your golfer is constantly looking for a competitive edge or is more of a casual player, they will likely appreciate a launch monitor. Launch monitors collect data, such as launch angle, swing speed, ball speed, and distance. They can link their launch monitor to an app to review the data on their phone or tablet after each swing or for more all-encompassing analytics at the end of the day.
Portable options start as low as about $200, but quickly get into the thousands as you look for more features and increased accuracy. Swing Caddie is one of the most popular, more affordable options. If you are looking for even more bang for your buck, Garmin offers the Garmin Approach G80, which offers both swing analysis and golf course GPS maps. At the time of this writing, the Approach G80 is $499.99 on the Garmin website.
5. Backyard Putting Green
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One of the best gifts for golfers is, of course, a backyard putting green. If your budget allows, this is truly a gift that keeps on giving and will be enjoyed by your favorite golfer for years to come.
Backyard putting greens allow golfers to work on their short game whenever they find the time and in the comfort of their own homes. They can impress their friends at their next barbecue or keep their eye on the kids while also partaking in their favorite hobby.
If you opt for an artificial grass putting green, your golfer will be able to enjoy your gift throughout the year and even on rainy days, since there will be no mud or wet blades of grass for them to track into the house. There will also be no mushy ground to mess up their shots and no muddy divots to replace.
Perhaps most importantly, synthetic turf requires much less maintenance than natural grass – especially natural grass that needs to be maintained as a putting green – so you are not giving your golfer a gift that is going to require a lot of work and maintenance in order to enjoy it.
If the golfer in your life already has a backyard putting green, upgrade her or his experience by installing specialty outdoor lighting to illuminate the green for those late-night practices.