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26 Fun and Unique Basketball Gifts All Players and NBA Fans Will Love

Whether they play basketball or are just big fans of the NBA, anyone into the sport will love these fun and unique basketball gifts. Imagine the thrill of playing in the dark with a hoop and ball which both shine brightly, or a ball which shimmers and glows when photographed with a flash. Perhaps they’re more into showing their appreciation by wearing it than playing it, in which case there are clothes and jewelry they’ll totally love, too.

26 Fun and Unique Basketball Gifts All Players and NBA Fans Will Love

Basketball Wastebasket

Basketball Wastebasket

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This wastebasket is truly the gift that keeps on giving! The wire basket catches all the trash, while the wooden backboard makes throwing rubbish away fun. Standing at 18” high, it will keep them happy and the house or office tidy and litter-free.


New York Times Custom Basketball Book

New York Times Custom Basketball Book

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Whether they’re new to the game or are lifelong fans, the New York Times Custom Basketball Book will take them back in time to their favorite team’s beginnings. Using reproduced New York Times coverage, this book will also arrive personalized in beautiful gold foil lettering.


GlowCity Light Up Basketball

GlowCity Light Up Basketball

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Keep the fun going long after dark with the amazing GlowCity Light-Up Basketball. With two hi-bright LED lights instead of one standard one, the entire ball is illuminated from the inside. Automatic shut-off when not in use means the batteries last longer; these are easily changed when they do wear out.


Playful Sports Mugs

Playful Sports Mugs

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Designed by a kid for kids (both big and small), this cereal bowl includes a miniature hoop and backboard for some before school target practice. Made from ceramic, it will brighten up breakfast as they slam dunk their granola, or score with crackers while eating their soup.


Mini Basketball Game

Mini Basketball Game

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Give them something to do as they ponder their homework with this desktop mini basketball game. Made from birch plywood, the set comes with teeny beanbag ‘balls’ which can be catapulted into the hoop by way of the launcher – as their aim improves they can move it farther away.


Basketball Outlet Decal

Basketball Outlet Decal

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Celebrate females in sport with one of these special decals. Available in a choice of vinyl or fabric, the decal features the silhouette of a girl slam dunking, and comes in a range of colors and sizes. Perfect for any flat surface, such as walls, windows, and laptops.


Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop

Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop

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If they itch to shoot hoops even when the weather is bad, treat them to one of these handy indoor sets. Supplied with a mount to attach it over the top of a door, this hoop and backboard set includes a mini 5” rubber ball so they can practice safely indoors.


Airbrushed Personalized Regulation Custom Basketball

Airbrushed Personalized Regulation Custom Basketball

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This makes an awesome basketball gift for any fan of the game or of graffiti. You choose 2 or 3 colors, and half of the ball will be expertly airbrushed with the recipient’s name and player number resulting in a totally different display piece for any player or fan.


Basketball Cart

Basketball Cart

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Help them to keep their balls safely in one place rather than rolling around with this sturdy sports ball cart. With space for up to 12 balls, this white powder coated steel cart features non-marking rubber casters and an extra wide base to prevent it falling over.


Pop-A-Shot Official Dual Shot Sport Basketball Arcade Game

Pop-A-Shot Official Dual Shot Sport Basketball Arcade Game

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If basketball was their favorite game at the arcade, why not bring the fun home with this amazing Pop-A-Shot Official Dual Shot version? Featuring 10 different games, it is suitable for one or two players, and includes 6 music selections and various sound effects, too.


Personalized Basketball Rose

Personalized Basketball Rose

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Show your love for him or her and their favorite sport by giving them this stunning rose. Handcrafted from actual basketball material, this rose can also be personalized in either black or white on one petal. Four beautiful packaging options are also available, from simple cellophane to a delicate bud vase.


Basketball Necklace

Basketball Necklace

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Celebrate her love of the game with this unusual basketball necklace. In either a silver or gold tone finish, the pendant features a pretty cut-out design and measures approx. ½” in diameter. Suspended on an 18” chain, it’s a sweet gift for any fan.


Just Dunk It Shirt

Just Dunk It Shirt

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With a nod to a well-known sports brand logo, this ‘Just Dunk It’ t-shirt makes a striking change from plain old shirts. Featuring the silhouette of a basketball player about to dunk the ball, the tee can be ordered in a choice of eight colors and five men’s sizes.


Basketball Sports Headbands

Basketball Sports Headbands

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Keeping hair from the face when playing sport is essential, but there are ways of doing it while still looking stylish. This cute hair band has been designed for girls who love to watch or play basketball, as it features an all-over orange ball print and a non-slip velvet backing.


Anatomy of Sports Coasters

Anatomy of Sports Coasters

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Knowing the ins and outs of the more technical side of a game is important if you want to really understand the way it all works. This set of four coasters is ideal for sports fans as each one features a charming illustration of a different aspect of the game.


Engraved Basketball Gift

Engraved Basketball Gift

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Beautifully sentimental and sure to be treasured for a lifetime, this ball comes engraved with a mother’s, a father’s, or a grandparent’s promise. Designed to be kept and not played with, this ball will give him inspiration and motivation to grab life with both hands and reach for the skies.


Basketball Love Shirt

Basketball Love Shirt

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Cute and subtle, this sports tee will be a big hit with any lady who loves to watch basketball, whether she’s sitting courtside or on the couch. Also available as a sweatshirt, this tee comes in six unisex sizes and four great colors, including vibrant gold and a dusky pink.


Wilson Evolution Game Basketball

Wilson Evolution Game Basketball

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You can’t play basketball without a ball, so make sure they have the best. The Wilson Evolution Game basketball is made with a premium EVO microfiber composite cover to ensure a solid grip while also feeling softer to the touch. Officially sized at 29.5”.


Ball Hog Gloves Hand Grip Strengthener

Ball Hog Gloves Hand Grip Strengthener

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Strong hands will always be an asset when it comes to playing ball games, and this gadget will certainly help. Small enough to keep in their pocket, this orange ring will help to condition and train the hand, forearm, wrist and the fingers for enhanced performance in all ball handling.


Reflective Glowing Holographic Luminous Basketball

Reflective Glowing Holographic Luminous Basketball

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Add a stunning glow to action shots with this incredible holographic luminous basketball. Ideal for use indoors and out, the reflective, colorful surface on the ball will glow in the dark and appear holographic when caught in a camera’s flash, making photos perfect for sharing on social media and The ‘Gram’.


Basketball Xtraman Dummy Defender Training Mannequin

Basketball Xtraman Dummy Defender Training Mannequin

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Make their training even more effective with the Xtraman Dummy Defender. Standing at 7’3”, this training mannequin can be positioned on the court to get players used to dribbling, attacking, and shooting their way around really tall defenders, while the Velcro ‘arms’ can be adjusted from 2ft to 5ft.


Basketball Dartboard

Basketball Dartboard

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Combine two great games in one with this basketball dart board. With all the thrills and spills of a fast-paced B-ball game, players need to perfect their aim as they pass, jump, and shoot using the three darts included.


Light Up LED Rim Kit

Light Up LED Rim Kit

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They can play well into the night with this superb GlowCity Light Up LED Rim Kit. With eight colors available they’ll be able to light up the rim, and then use the LED basketball (which comes with batteries included) to shoot and score. Great for parties or shooting hoops alone.


SKLZ Dribble Stick Adjustable Height Basketball Dribble Trainer

SKLZ Dribble Stick Adjustable Height Basketball Dribble Trainer

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Suitable for use indoors or outdoors, this dribble stick is an essential piece of training apparatus for anyone who wants to excel at the game. With four fully adjustable arms, it will help players improve their speed, agility, and all-round awesomeness.


Insulated Water Bottle

Insulated Water Bottle

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This cleverly designed drinking bottle will be invaluable, whether they’re on the court or chilling at the beach. With a wide neck for easy filling of water and ice, this bottle also incorporates a trigger which, when pulled, activates a refreshing, cold mist of water to cool down the face.


Silverback In-Ground Basketball Hoop

Silverback In-Ground Basketball Hoop

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Powder coated steel ensures this basketball hoop won’t rust, no matter how wet it gets. Designed to be fitted into the ground, the Silverback 60” features an anchor bolt mounting system, which holds the hoop firmly in place, but which can be unbolted if and when you decide to move.


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