13 great golfy stocking stuffers for under $20
The holiday season is upon us, and while that may mean clubs are gathering dust in the garage for those of us in northern climes, it doesn’t mean that golf is off of people’s minds, especially when it comes to gifts.
More golfers than not are completely obsessed with the game, which makes golf gear a great gift choice. Certain categories of golf gear can be extraordinarily expensive, and golfers can be picky about other aspects of their setup. But there are still a ton of items that won’t hurt your wallet.
This post is concerned with those items on the less-expensive side of the industry, specifically golf gifts priced under $20. These smaller, cheaper items can make for perfect stocking stuffers for those of you celebrating this December.
But fear not, our choices won’t be dismissed quickly after a ‘thank you,’ and thrown in the closet. Despite their small price tag, we expect many of these gifts will get more use than an expensive driver or premium golf balls your friend or loved one will lose in quick order.
Best golf gifts for under $20
“Teach a man to fish…” as the saying goes. Golf balls can be very expensive, so why not buy your loved one an inexpensive tool that could give them an unlimited supply? With the Samyo Portable Retractable Scoop Telescopic Golf Ball Retriever, they’ll be fishing alright, but for golf balls not trout, and in any body of water they can find. The retractable telescopic design allows you to grab balls far out of reach while still fitting it into your bag. BUY NOW FOR $9.30
Golfers can never practice enough. Once they feel like they’ve figured everything out, a new swing problem sneaks in. With Intech Foam and Plastic Practice golf balls, you can practice in your backyard, or even indoors, without worrying about breaking windows or your neighbor’s skull. You can get plastic versions with holes in them to reduce distance, or high-density yellow foam balls. Can’t choose? Get some of both for under $15. BUY NOW FOR $14.95
Not everyone has a state-of-the-art practice facility in their backyard to sharpen their short game whenever they want. Fortunately, you don’t need one. With this Collapsible Chipping Net from JEF World of Golf, you can chip all day long in your yard or the comfort of your own home, and simply collapse it and tuck it away in a closest until you’re ready to use it again. BUY NOW FOR $17.99
Whether you’re brainstorming in the office or watching football by the fire, putting is a great way to clear your head indoors. But instead of using a paper cup as a hole, purchase you or your loved one a Slam Dunk Golf Hot Shot Putting Cup to add a little fun to your practice. Just hit your putt up the circular green ramp and, if it’s aimed perfectly, it’ll hop up and into the hoop. BUY NOW FOR $19.99
The golfer in your life might not be able to practice on the snow-covered range, but they can still improve their game in winter. What better way to do that than with one of the most-celebrated golf instruction books of all-time, written by one of the greatest players in history? Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf has stood the test of time, and you can get it for under $20 for the hardcover version, or less than $9 for paperback. BUY NOW FOR $18.19
If you’re giftee has their game under control, but still loves to read, you could do worse than getting them the most talked-about golf book of the last five years: Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. The #1 New York Times bestseller is a comprehensive outside look at the life of Woods through 250 interviews conducted with people from every corner of the golf world. BUY NOW FOR $19.92
Not all golfy gifts involve playing the game. You can golf-up your giftee’s office with this golf mug, featuring a golf scene on the mug, a hole in the bottom of the ceramic, and a mini golf club and ball to play with during a long work day. The golf club doubles as a pen, so you can pretend you’re working when the boss comes by. BUY NOW FOR $9.70
Everyone loves a fun headcover, even top pros like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Now you can get your loved one their very own driver protector, designed to look like the animal of your choice. If they aren’t animal lovers, you can get one that looks like their pet dog, or even one resembling the gopher from Caddyshack. BUY NOW FOR $15.99
Maybe the person you’re shopping for would like a headcover but lacks in the originality department. If that’s the case, you can just buy them the very headcover that Tiger Woods uses. ‘Frank’ the Tiger, as Woods calls it, is one of the most recognizable and best-selling headcovers of all-time. It will cost you slightly more than $20, but Tiger is worth the splurge. BUY NOW FOR $23.00
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you can use immediately with the whole family. The Play Nine card game fits into that category. Scratch your golf itch from the warmth of your couch with this golf-specific card game that involves chance and skill, just like the real thing. BUY NOW FOR $9.99
Looking for a golf gift that will actually get used? How about the Insta Golf Spider divot tool? The Spider is contained in a flashy milled aluminum case and features four thin, wavy metal prongs. To use it, you simply insert the prongs around the ball mark, twist and lift the prongs out of the ground. It purports to be better for greens than a standard two-prong model, and the futuristic design helps make it a great stocking stuffer. BUY NOR FOR $15.95
Help your loved one break the ice in their foursome and lighten up the mood with a few jokes, courtesy of Da Vinci golf ball markers. The Da Vinci ball markers come in a poker chip design, and each one contains a classic golf joke or pun (i.e., “Putt Now, Wine Later”, “May the Couse Be With You” and “Kiss My Putt”). You can get an 8-pack of Da Vinci ball markers perfect for your upcoming outing, or opt for 3-, 4-, or 16-packs. BUY NOW FOR $14.99
When it comes to inexpensive golf gifts, sometimes the weirder option is the better one. This Sports Groove Tube Golf Club Cleaner from ProActive is definitely weird, but also useful. It combines a squeeze water bottle with a brush to create the ultimate handheld cleaner to get the gunk out of your iron grooves. It will definitely raise some eyebrows at the course, but as long as your clubs are clean, who cares. BUY NOW FOR $8.51
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