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Last Minute Pickleball Gift Ideas: 2023 Edition

by The Dink Media Team on

You need a gift for a pickleball lover. It's less than a week until Christmas, and Hanukkah is already behind us. What do you do?

Not to promote Amazon or anything, but one important thing they offer Prime members is speedy shipping. We've assembled a list of pickleball gift ideas guaranteed to arrive within about two days.

What's that? You're not a Prime member, and you don't want to be?

Well, if your giftee is worth it, good news: you can use Amazon's free trial membership and just cancel after the gift arrives.

Here are some quick-shipping pickleball gift ideas for the player in your life (including paddles in a variety of builds and price points):

NEOSLICK Vega 40 outdoor balls

The Vega 40 pickleballs, which have been the ball of choice at several pro tournaments

Serve up the perfect gift with NEOSLICK Vega 40 Outdoor Pickleball Balls. Crafted with a single-piece rotational molding technique, these balls are as durable as they come.

The polypropylene material ensures a balance of hardness, speed, and spin, making them the go-to choice for outdoor tournament play as approved by USA Pickleball.

Chosen as the official ball for multiple tournaments, these balls promise endless rallies and lasting memories on the court. Check out our review here.

GAMMA Obsidian paddle

Gamma Obsidian paddles and Gamma pickleballs

GAMMA manufactures a wide range of paddle types for different budgets. But their Obsidian Paddle tapered edges and a raw carbon hitting surface, delivering massive spin for an unbeatable performance.

The thin 16mm NeuCore provides a generous sweet spot, ensuring every shot feels like a winner. Elevate your game and gift the Obsidian Paddle to the pickleball enthusiast who craves precision and power on the court.

The 16mm version, linked above, will arrive in time for Christmas.


Pickleballers: you play better if you hydrate better.

The LMNT blend now comes in hot preparation flavors

Better hydration starts with LMNT's perfect ratio. Their electrolyte drink mix is: 1000 mg sodium, 200 mg potassium, 60 mg magnesium. Everything you need, nothing you don't.

New LMNT Chocolate Medley features Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Chai, and Chocolate Raspberry and is designed to be enjoyed hot.

Check them out here to kickstart your winter hydration routine.


Fresh Pickle pickleball tote

Fresh Pickle pickleball tote

This bag is not just a fashion statement, it's a functional powerhouse.

Built-in fence hooks, durable 1000D nylon fabric, and storage pockets for everything from towels to shoes make it a must-have for any pickleball player.

Give the gift of organization and flair with this stylish tote designed to keep their game essentials in check. We reviewed the bag earlier this year - read more here.

PCKL pickleball paddles for all levels of play

PCKL Pro Series 13mm paddle

Elevate their game with PCKL pickleball paddles. The Power Series amps up your shots, maintaining consistency from baseline to kitchen line.

Meanwhile, the Pro Series blends a honeycomb and foam-injected core with a Toray T700 raw carbon face for powerful spin that will leave opponents sweating.

Whether they're a beginner or a seasoned pro, PCKL paddles promise a winning combination of power and precision. Check out our paddle review here for more details.

Takeya insulated stainless steel water bottles

A Takeya insulated water bottle

Stay cool on and off the court with Takeya Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottles.

This rugged sports bottle keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours, ensuring the perfect temperature sip after sip.

The leakproof insulated spout lid allows for easy one-handed drinking, and the hinge lock keeps the cap out of the way.

Gift the ultimate hydration companion for the pickleball player who demands excellence.

Franklin Sports Signature Series STK paddle

The Franklin STK is used by pro JW Johnson

Used by top player JW Johnson, this paddle's singular-piece core construction maximizes stability and durability.

With an elongated, cushioned handle and various weight options, this paddle caters to individual play styles.

Give the gift of a competitive edge with this paddle that combines quality craftsmanship with affordability. The 17mm version, linked above, will arrive in time for Christmas.

Holbrook Pro Series Power Pro E paddle

The Holbrook Pro Series paddle

Featuring a Unibody Force-Tec Unidirectional T700 Carbon Fiber face and a foam-injected core, this paddle is a force to be reckoned with.

Ideal for players who prioritize strength and aggressive play, the ergonomic handhold ensures comfort during intense matches. Learn more in our review.

Lastly, for a stocking stuffer that keeps on giving...

The Pickleball Box features over $200 of pickleball equipment.

It won't come in time for Christmas, but a subscription to our Pickleball Box is still the ultimate gift for the avid pickleball fan in your life.

This quarterly or annual subscription is one of the best deals in the industry: $250+ of value in each box for only $99.

With a curated selection of premium pickleball equipment, apparel, and gear, we're sure your giftee will find it well worth the wait.

And, side note: we also offer Pickleball Box Gift Cards.


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