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30 best golf gifts 2021: Gift ideas for golfers this year

These presents deserve a polite round of golf claps.
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I might not be an expert golfer, but I've walked the course with my dad enough times to know the difference between an eagle and a birdie.

I also know that nothing would bring him more joy than a new set of golf balls or the hottest golf gadget.

I asked him and the rest of the golfers I know to find out what gifts they really want to get, other than a hole-in-one. Here, we've come up with a complete list of the best gifts for golfers that are so good, you won't even need a receipt.

To quickly jump to the category you're looking for click on the links below or keep scrolling to see all 30.

Bestselling golf gifts

1. SKLZ Golf Swing Warm-Up Stick

Over 2,600 people have given this gadget a five-star rating. It's designed to be used as a warm-up to gently help golfers stretch and improve their range of motion before hitting the course.

2. Bill Kroen's Golf Tip-a-Day Calendar

If golf is a consistent part of their lifestyle, they might appreciate getting a daily tip to help improve their game.

3. PuttOut Putt Trainer

And if they don't have a green nearby, they'll appreciate this putting trainer that acts as a stand-in for the cup. It rejects putts that wouldn't make it in the hole and returns good shots.

4. "A Life Well Played," by Arnold Palmer

If your golfer's inspired by the legends of the game, they'll appreciate this memoir by Arnold Palmer. It's filled with exceptional stories from his life and career.

Best golf gear gifts

1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Golf Edition

Who knew the secret to a better golf game is accessible on your wrist? Samsung's sleek smart watch improves their performance by analyzing every shot and swing they make and providing precise yardage to strategize their next move accordingly with real-time data from over 40,000 courses worldwide.

2. Personalized Callaway® Golf Balls

When they're looking for their lie after a long drive, it'll be easy to identify their custom ball. This 12-pack can be personalized with any photo. If they lose one of these to a brutal water hazard, they'll still have 11 left to play!

3. Blast Golf Swing Analyzer

Practice smarter with this small sensor. The club attachment monitors the user's performance and provides metrics via Bluetooth to the Blast app. It provides insights on both a full swing and a putting stroke to improve consistency.

4. EyeLine Golf Putting Alignment Mirror

Train like the pros with this alignment guide and never miss a putt again.

5. Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Patriot Laser Rangefinder Pack

Serious golfers will be impressed by this game-changing gadget. It accurately locates the pin within one yard thanks to 6x magnification, and its improved slope algorithm and clearer optics offers unrivaled accuracy.

6. Uther Golf Towel

Delivering optimal cleaning on the fly, this microfiber towel easily removes even the most stubborn dirt and debris from golf ball dimples and club grooves. It's also available in over 20 patterns and designs to match any golfer's personality.

7. Custom Engraved Divot Tool

They'll be sure to think of you when they're marking their putt with this personalized divot tool. For $10 more, you can also add a sweet message on the opposite side of the marker.

8. Gopher Golf Club Cover

Any golfer and "Caddyshack" fan will thoroughly enjoy this clever gift. It's a nod to the film's mischievous gopher.

9. $50 TopGolf Gift Card

If you're shopping for someone who basically never wants to leave the course, a gift card to TopGolf is the way to go. They'll be able to work on their swing all winter long in TopGolf's climate-controlled playing pods.

10. GolfNow Gift Card

Does your favorite golfer enjoy exploring new golf courses? Then a gift card to GolfNow would be a great gift. They can set a tee time at over 6,000 courses around the world using GolfNow's platform.

Best men's golf clothes

1. Travis Mathew Performance Polo

The popular clothing brand has plenty of fans both on and off the Tour. This classic polo with striped detailing will make any golfer feel like they're just one round away from winning a major.

2. Nike Cap Tech Hat

An athletic cap, like this one from Nike, will help keep the sun (and sweat) out of his eyes as he watches his ball head straight for the pin!

3. ABC Classic Pant

My husband has these pants in three different colors and frequently touts them as the most comfortable ever.

4. Adidas Men's Tech Response Golf Shoes

These golf shoes are so popular they literally saw a two million percent spike in sales before Father's Day. Crazy!

Best women's golf clothes

1. Nike Flex UV Golf Joggers

Gear up and stay warm! These versatile joggers are designed to stretch and move with their body so their performance isn't affected by loose fabric. It also has several pockets for stashing tees and scorecards.

2. Adidas Essentials Windbreaker Jacket

Perfect for windier days on the course, this packable jacket from Adidas offers UPF 50+ sun protection to keep your skin safe.

3. Hudson Skort

Outdoor Voices is popular for its hiking and yoga gear, but it's also got a great selection for golfers. This skort comes in four different colors and would look great paired with a simple polo or athletic shirt.

4. Skechers Go Drive Dogs Shoes

It's hard to find a pair of golf shoes that are actually cute, so we were impressed to find this spikeless pair for under $100.

Best books for golfers

1. "Planet Golf," by Darius Oliver

They might add a few new courses to their bucket list after reading this!

2. The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons

With over 100 cartoons from some of the most beloved cartoonists at the New Yorker, this hardcover would make a great stocking stuffer for any golf lover.

3. "Ben Hogan's Five Lessons," by Ben Hogan

For practical lessons on improving their game, it doesn't get better than this book. It's received a 4.8-star rating from over 2,000 reviews.

4. "The Second Life of Tiger Woods," by Michael Bamberger

Sports writer Michael Bamberger has covered Tiger Woods' career from his early days, but his deep dive into the prolific golfer's long road to redemption from his 2017 controversy is a brutally honest (and inspiring) portrait that any golf fan will appreciate.

Best unique golf gifts

1. Golf Ball Whisky Chillers

Kick back and relax after a round of golf with ice cold drinks that use these golf ball whisky chillers.

2. Golf Ball Decanter

For the bourbon or whisky lover, give this golf ball-shaped decanter. Each decanter is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, making it one of the more thoughtful presents on this gift list.

3. YETI DayTrip Lunch Bag

This lightweight lunch bag is perfect for any golfer who enjoys a chilled drink on the course.

4. Swell Hole In One Bottle

Made specifically for golfers, this Swell bottle utilizes a triple-layered, vacuum-insulated design to keep beverages cold (or hot!) throughout the day. Plus, it features a golf ball texture, making it perfect for a game of eighteen holes.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 28, 2018.