Best golf gifts 2020: 12 awesome items WE’RE gifting this year

The best golf gifts

Looking for a gift for the golf-lover in your family? Consider one of these.

Happy holidays from, your one-stop shop when it comes to looking for gifts for the golfer in your life. (Or yourself. We won’t tell.) This year we’ve compiled the best of the best to make your shopping experience a breeze. Not only will we recommend our favorite products, we’ll tell you where to buy them. For more holiday gift ideas, visit our Best Of Everything hub, or browse GOLF’s Pro Shop.

If you’re still in the market for a good golf gift for the holidays (or maybe something you just want to buy for yourself), then perhaps you should take the advice of our staffers. Hey, we work in the golf business, right? We’re seeing the best gear and best products daily, and just like you, we have golfers on our shopping lists, too.

We asked our staffers to relay one gift they’re buying this year, and here’s hoping it’s something you are interested in too. And even if you aren’t, maybe it will help inspire you to buying that perfect gift. Check out our staff picks below, and for more ideas, head to GOLF’s Pro Shop here.

A handy distance device

Golf Buddy aim V10

Get your yardages faster with the Aim V1. This talking GPS device reads your distances to the front, back and center of the green at the push of a button. The aim V10 is the perfect item for any golfer who wants a small lightweight device that can clip on and head out on the course. This provides the user freedom from the hassle of carrying round and trying to read a traditional laser rangefinder, but still clued up on their distances for club selection.
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Confession: I have never owned a distance-measuring device. I’m not into watches or peering through distance-measuring peepholes. I’m generally pretty old-school and either walk off sprinkler-head yardage, or mooch off a playing partner’s laser. But Golf Buddy’s Aim V10 really appeals to me for a lot of reasons. It’s small, lightweight and compact. It’s super simple to use, and I don’t have to physically wear it to glean its benefits. To top it off, it also comes in — gasp! — ROSE GOLD? Consider me sold. — Jessica Marksbury

A comfortable, warm hoodie

Linksoul Waffle Hoodie

10GM Waffle Knit Hoodie sweater by Linksoul
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Yep, I’m one of those guys who prefers to play golf in a hoodie when the temperature drops. Judge me if you must, but it’s my go-to when I don’t want to spring for a jacket, which is often these days. The cotton/cashmere blend keeps me plenty warm on a chilly day, and the understated waffle texture punches it up a bit. I see a couple more of these in my future for future fall/winter golf trips. — Jonathan Wall

The perfect pants

Adidas Ultimate365 3 Stripes Tapered

Like the Ultimate 365 shorts, these pants will quickly arise as your go-to pair of pants for golf — and off-course activities. The slick design will help you stand out; the pants are designed to boast a tapered and slim fit and feature three stripe branding by the right pocket.  The fabric has moisture-wicking abilities and UV protection to keep you dry and comfortable throughout the entire day. If you aren’t already convinced — these pants are made with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions.
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I’m digging these Adidas365 tapered pants. If you’re into the more modern, tailored look but you’re not quite ready to commit to the joggers lifestyle, these are the pants for you! Comfortable, stylin’, sleek, edgy-adjacent. I love them. — Dylan Dethier

A Tiger-like polo

Nike Dry Victory Blade SP20

The key feature of the Dri-FIT Victory Blade polo shirt from Nike is its blade-style collar that lies smoothly against the neck for maximum comfort. It’s constructed from Nike’s Dri-FIT polyester fabric, which means you’ll stay dry and cool all day long.
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Everyone knows a Tiger fan. But Tiger fans aren’t fans, they’re FANATICS. They eat and sleep Tiger. They dress like Tiger, too. That’s why I’m picking up a Nike Dry Victory Blade SP20 for the biggest Tiger fanatic I know. If you’re buying it for one of your pals, just be prepared to see it plenty during your Sunday rounds together. — Tim Reilly

A go-to rambler

YETI Rambler Elements Collection 36 oz Bottle with Chug Cap

A necessity for hiking, kayaking, or just commuting to work. the double-wall vacuum insulated cup keeps your drink cool from the first pour to the last sip. The durable, shatter-resistant bottle is dishwasher safe for when it needs a full clean. The TripleHaul handle is easily removed and the Chug Cap is included with the bottle.
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This Yeti Rambler is the perfect present for any golfer, whether they like to bring water, coffee, or (no judgements here) something a bit stronger to the golf course. Even if your loved one doesn’t play golf, the double-wall, vacuum-insulated cup comes in clutch during all sorts of outdoor activities. Maybe this isn’t the flashiest gift, but it’s super practical. — Andrew Tursky

The perfect half-zip

Linksoul ½ Zip Boardwalker Hoodie

The Linksoul Perforated ½ Zip Boardwalker jacket is your all-weather golf companion. This waterproof, windproof jacket features stretch fabric for comfort throughout the golf swing.
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Not only am I playing lots of golf this winter, I actually prefer it to golf in the summer. There’s no risk of heatstroke, and courses everywhere are far less crowded, allowing me to struggle with my game in peace. My key to playing in bad weather is to suit up with plenty of warm layers, and Linksoul’s Boardwalker hooded jacket is on my list this year. Hoodies are my preferred outwear on the course for the comfort and warmth they provide, and the Boardwalker is water and wind resistant to boot. — Kevin Cunningham

A pair of trusty golf shoes

Adidas Tour360 XT

The Adidas Tour360 XT golf shoe is a popular choice among those who play golf for a living, and for good reason. It starts with the premium leather upper that provides durability and an easy-to-clean surface. The top portion features Climaproof weather resistance and a 360Wrap that circles the entire foot and locks it into place for outstanding midfoot support. Speaking of, the foot is also supported by the responsive Boost midsole that cushions each step for all-day comfort. And if that’s not enough support, the Tour360 XT also includes a green-friendly Torsion Tunnel on the outsole for greater flexibility while providing increased arch support. When it comes to gripping prowess, the Tour360 XT golf shoe offers strategically placed X-Traxion secondary lugs and an eight cleat TPU Puremotion outsole with Thintech EXP cleats. Comes with a 2-year weather-proof warranty. We think the Tour360 XT epitomizes what it means to be a modern player’s golf shoe. It has all the style and substance anyone needs to look and play their best.
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Alright, I’ll admit it: I’m something of a traditionalist when it comes to golf shoes. All these new-fangled spikeless shoes LOOK cool, but I just can’t get myself to separate from the stability and comfort of my old-school spikes. This Christmas, how about a compromise? I won’t have to worry about swinging out of Adidas’ Tour 360 XT shoes, but they’re also cool enough to wear around my golfing buddies. Can you say, win-win? — James Colgan

A do-it-all tool

Birdicoin divot tool

Birdicorn Divot Tool

The Birdicorn Divot Tool has six distinct functions in one sleek design to help golfers of all skills levels fix ball marks, draw a line on your golf ball, practice your putting, open bottles, hold your favorite Birdicoin and more.

It’s a 6-in-1 divot tool that you can use to fix ball marks, open bottles, draw lines on your golf ball and more. Basically, it does everything but drain your putt and drink your beer for you. And at this price, it fits my budget nicely. — Josh Sens

A game-changing club-fitting

true spec

True Spec Club-Fitting

The True Spec fitting experience is second to none. Gift a fitting for any level golfer in your life. If you’d like to gift the clubs too, they also offer experience packages.

We all know someone like me. My driver, woods, irons and putter have all been bought off the shelf, and all are over 10 years old. My friend even jokes that my 5-wood is “early ‘90s tech.” No longer. I’m getting sticks suited to my game. Your someone like me should get that, too. (True Spec and are operated by the same parent company, 8AM Golf.) Nick Piastowski

An upgrade to your golf clubs

Stix Golf clubs

Stix Golf 12-Piece Complete Set

Stix Golf crafts premium golf clubs at a fair price with designs and sets that appeal to the modern golfer.

Somewhere between cheap, generic-looking beginner’s sets and spendy name-brand clubs, the recently launched Stix Golf has created its own market: beautiful, minimalist, modern clubs at a good price. Its 12-piece set (driver, 3w, 5w, 4h, 5-SW, putter) sells for $799 but throughout December can be had at 20% off. The Stix clubs are manufactured by an established OEM that makes components for many of the big brands and they feel as good as they look. — Alan Shipnuck

A new shaft to fix your putting woes

A new putter shaft.

True Temper Double Bend .370″ Left-handed Putter Shaft

The True Temper Double Bend putter shaft comes in multiple offsets to fit your putting needs, and at a competitive price.

This is the shaft everybody is talking about, the perfect gift for the yipping right-handed golfer in your life. The idea is to take a two-way putter (any classic Bullseye will do) and put in the goose-necked left-handed putter shaft cited here. (Yes, the insertion will require some retrofitting.) The idea, as an anti-yip fix, is to putt the short ones from the left, with the hands in front of the putter’s face, as a function of the left-handed goose-neck shaft. In other words, the putter now has offset, which it did not before. For longer putts, it can be used right-handed, with onset. Your loved ones will thank you! — Michael Bamberger

The perfect starter set

Callaway golf clubs for juniors

Callaway Junior XJ Sets

Callaway’s Junior XJ Sets are perfect for the beginner. They come in three sizes (Levels 1, 2 and 3, based on height) and the clubs are easy to hit. The stylish bag is a nice bonus.

My 8-year-old nephew is just starting to get into the game, so there’s no better gift than a trusty set of clubs he can use for several years as he’s learning to love golf. These from Callaway come in three different sizes depending on height, are easy to hit and increase launch. They’ll help make any junior golfer better, and simply unwrapping a gift like this — a cool set of pristine, shiny clubs with a sweet bag to match — is enough to get any kid excited to hit some golf balls. — Josh Berhow

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