32 Slam Dunk Basketball Gifts That Will Score You Points

By David Lautaret | Updated: November 26, 2023

    Get ready to make a fast break into the world of slam dunk gift ideas for the basketball fanatics in your life! Our handpicked selection of fantastic finds is here to help you score major points with any hoops enthusiast, from die-hard fans to aspiring athletes.

    We’ve covered everything from incredible apparel and stylish accessories to game-changing gadgets and heartwarming keepsakes. Lace-up your sneakers and join us on this exciting journey to discover the ultimate basketball fan gifts that’ll leave them feeling like an M.V.P.!

    We’ve compiled the perfect list of the best basketball gift ideas to suit any player, basketball coach, or fan in your life.

  1. Basketball Hoop Scoreboard
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    Great Basketball Toy Scoreboard For All Basketball Kids. Actual Scoreboard with Timer and Game Ending Buzzer. Play 10 Different Games- Pig, Horse, Free Throw Contest, and More. Real Crowd Cheers When You Change The Score. “Referee’ Button to ‘Call” The Fouls- Kid Favorite. Attaches to All Driveway Basketball Hoops Poles.

  3. Eat. Sleep. Basketball. Repeat. Hoodie
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    Relaxed and comfortable, this classic fit hoodie is guaranteed to keep you warm on and off the court. This basketball gift is sure to be a hit. Also available in an Eat. Sleep. Basketball. T-shirt. 

  5. The Mug with a Hoop
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    This fanciful mug with an integrated miniature basketball hoop makes it acceptable for kids, bachelors, or 45-year-old dads to play with their food. Players can slam dunk cereal into milk, launch oyster cracker three-pointers into soup, or face off in games of hot chocolate H.O.R.S.E. using mini marshmallows. Oversized and shaped like half of a basketball with a hoop attached to the back of its handle, it can be used as a mug or bowl.

  7. Basketball Wastebasket 
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    He shoots. He scores! (And he tidies up at the same time.) Tossing out trash has never been so fun. This compact wastebasket would be M.V.P. in your family room or the office. It’d also make a slam dunk of a Father’s Day or graduation gift.

  9. Ceiling Hoop
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    Who hasn’t spent an absurd amount of time throwing a ball straight up into the ceiling at nothing? I think we’ve all been there. Finally, there’s something to aim at! CeilingSWISH is not just another toy basketball hoop for kids; it is the newest sensation in indoor kids’ basketball hoop games! Easy to play and loads of fun. It’s a unique basketball gift that will be used daily. 

  11. Collapsible Water Bottle
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    This water bottle is perfect for those on the go. The bottle holds a generous 18 ounces but collapses to a fraction of its full size, making it ideal for carrying to the court! The bottle is made of food-grade silicone and includes a clip to be attached to a sports bag. 

  13. Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop
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    This is a multi-player interactive toy that is perfect for both boys and girls ages 3+. Children will enjoy practicing their basketball skills with friends and parents. A TREYWELL basketball hoop is ideal for any basketball enthusiast. Kids will enjoy shooting hoops or playing an exciting game with their friends. Adults will enjoy taking a stress-relieving break to shoot some hoops.

  15. Light Up Basketball
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    This L.E.D. basketball is fantastic! As soon as you bounce the ball, two impact-activated L.E.D. lights illuminate the entire basketball court with a magnificent red glow. The ball looks, feels, and plays just like a regular basketball. Shooting hoops in the driveway after dark has never been so much fun! Be the first to show your friends this unique ball. We’ve heard many great stories from basketball players who tried our L.E.D. Basketball and love it.

  17. Foldable Basketball Arcade Game
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    There are eight game options that you can select by setting the controller in your hand. Comes with 2 Basketball Hoops and four basketballs. The dual shooting system with two giant 12″ in diameter iron basketball hoops ensures endless hours of fun multiple-player action! 

  19. Basketball 3D Night Light
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    This 3D illusion lamp combines art and technology, creating an optical 3D illusion and playing eye tricks. You will see the design from afar, but as you come close, you will see a thin acrylic glass sheet that’s completely flat. It’s bound to dazzle and impress your kids and guests, lighting up the room and decorating your life.

  21. Mini Basketball Game
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    Here’s a basketball game that would make even Spud Webb feel like a giant. This mini desktop hoops set lets you practice layups, mid-range jumpers, and 3-point shots with a finger flick to sink bean bag “balls” in the birch plywood hoop. She was fidgeting fun for an office or dorm room gift.

  23. Spalding Over the Door Hoop
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    The Spalding over-the-door hoop is excellent for indoor play. Comes with a 5-inch rubber mini basketball and assembly tool. A realistic-looking hoop and rim for endless hours of slam dunk fun! 

  25. Basketball Drill Cards
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    This 52-card deck of exercise cards is tailored to basketball enthusiasts with basketball-themed categories such as Inside Moves, Triple Threat, Off-the-Dribble, Shooting, and many more. Improve your game while having fun with these exercise cards targeted towards players of all ages and skill levels. It makes a great Christmas or birthday gift!

  27. S.K.L.Z. Control Training Weighted Basketball
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    This weighted, regulation-size ball strengthens fingers, wrists, and forearms. It also improves all aspects of ball handling, including dribbling, passing, and rebounding. It is made from high-quality synthetic leather construction for indoor and outdoor basketball training. This ball bounces and reacts like a regulation ball for more effective training in basketball drills. It makes a great birthday gift for the b-ball player in training!

  29. GoHoops Basketball Dice Game
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    This b-ball dice game has plenty of action! Get ready for an exciting game of one-on-one basketball that lets you slam dunk, rain in the 3-pointers, and hit jumpers, all by rolling the dice. But watch out for fouls, turnovers, and steals! If you want to have fun with the whole family, this basketball dice game is one of the best gift ideas on the list! 

  31. Kobe Bryant Night Light
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    If you’re a fan of Kobe Bryant or the Los Angeles Lakers, this nightlight is a must-have! This light comes with 16 color-changing options. You can use the remote control to turn on the lamps and control the color change. The 3D night light toy for kids has a USB connection or 3 A.A. battery power, making it easier to use.

  33. Basketball Bath Bombs
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    Basketball players of all ages and genders will enjoy soaking with this luxurious, soothing, fruit-scented bath bomb. These basketball bath bombs make a perfect gift for basketball players, coaches, enthusiasts, league members, and even gifts for teams you play against. You can give a complete set of 3 or take advantage of these individually wrapped bath bombs to gift them individually. They are handmade in the U.S.A. Looking for a gift for a teenage girl, but this isn’t quite right? Check out this list! 

  35. The Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book
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    In this collection of 600 questions, Sam Amico tests your expertise on all things basketball. Every basketball history era is represented, from Bob Cousy to Chris Paul, Moses Malone to Joel Embiid, Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O’Neal, and everyone in between. This basketball book is one of the best gifts from a true superfan. 

  37. Wilson Evolution Basketball
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    Success takes care of itself when you focus on getting better and not just getting results. The Wilson Evolution Game Ball is the preferred basketball in high schools nationwide. The Evolution is America’s number 1 indoor basketball game; from high school to the N.C.A.A., it’s on more courts than any other basketball. 

  39. Basketball Sock
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    Show off your passion for basketball and add fun to your sports season with these C.O.O.L.M.A.X. Basketball Wrap socks. They look great, are comfortable and durable, and deliver a secure fit in any basketball shoe. These basketball socks come in several colors and make an excellent gift for the basketball lover in your life!

  41. Lifetime Adjustable Basketball System
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    At less than $200 for an adjustable and portable basketball hoop system, this Lifetime 1269 basketball hoop makes a great gift for a young player looking to get more serious about the game. Height adjusts from 7.5 feet up to 10 feet, and it comes with a 44-inch shatterproof backboard. 

  43. Basketball Makeup Bag
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    These toiletry bags are lightweight, durable, waterproof, and made of light and soft material. Comes with one hardy handle, one large main bag, one zipper mesh, and several loops inside. This product’s waterproof material makes it extremely easy to clean if any drips or spills occur during your travels. This makes a great gift for teenage girls! 

  45. Coaches Keychain 
  46. Not all gifts are for the players. This touching coach keychain is the perfect way to let the coach in your life know how much they mean to you. 

  47. Team U.S.A. Expandable Bracelet 
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    Show your support for Team U.S.A. with this signature bangle bracelet. The signature expandable wire bangle in Rafaelian shiny gold is adorned with a basketball charm. The purchase of this bangle helps support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

  49. Basketball Wine Tumbler
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    This wine tumbler makes the perfect gift for the wine-loving basketball fan in your life! It’s made from high-quality materials and holds 12oz of water, Gatorade, or delicious wine!

  51. Poolside Basketball Hoop
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    Turn your swimming pool into an aquatic basketball game that the whole family can enjoy together. The entire family will love it, as the adjustable height means that kids and adults can enjoy the fun. Set up is easy, with no tools needed for assembly or adjustment. Want more swimming-related gift ideas?

  53. Kids Adjustable Basketball Hoop
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    This kid’s basketball hoop includes a backboard, rim, net, ball, pump, stand, base, and other accessories. It’s easy to install and take apart. Works for both indoor and outdoor basketball activities. The basketball stand’s height can be adjusted from 2.8 ft to 6.2 ft and is suitable for kids aged 3-8. Too young for your kids? Check out this list of gifts for teenage boys!

  55. Love Basketball Sweatshirt 
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    50% cotton and 50% polyester are printed exclusively in the U.S.A. These cozy & warm Love basketball hoodies are a comfortable gift for any basketball lover. 

  57. Basketball Bottle Opener
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    You can quickly open any beer with one hand and avoid the trouble of finding the bottle opener. Once the bottle is opened, the cap is collected in the basketball net. You’re as cool as Ray Allen swishing a three when you open your soda pop bottle with this bad boy. It makes an excellent gift for the basketball lover and the beer lover in your life! 

  59. New York Times Custom Basketball Book
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    Nothing thrills the basketball buff like cheering on their home team from the stands from the tip-off to the buzzer-beater. Take the excitement home with this personalized book that retraces the history of your favorite N.B.A. team through beautifully reprinted coverage from The New York Times archives. Whether you like the Lakers, the Nets, the Bulls, or the Celtics, this custom book is a great gift!

  61. Fleece Basketball Blanket
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    This 60×80 inch super warm Sherpa fleece blanket is a great gift for basketball fans or those who love cozy on a cold winter day. Dribble up to the couch and sit under this huge basketball fleece blanket with the family basketball team.

  63. Basketball Dartboard
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    Combining the thrill of sitting courtside with the casual fun of a bar favorite, Jay Stoltz’s slam-dunk dartboard will hit the bull’s eye with any basketball buff. Follow the basketball-inspired gameplay detailed on the handcrafted board and “pass,” “jump,” and “shoot”–of course!–your way to victory with this unique dartboard.

    What are the best gifts for basketball players and fans?

    Basketball players are always reaching for new heights! They need a mix of practical essentials and a slam-dunk attitude. On the practical side, they’ll appreciate high-quality basketball shoes for superior traction and support, moisture-wicking athletic wear to stay calm, and a trusty, well-gripped ball to hone their skills.

    As for attitude, determination, passion, and team spirit, they go a long way in making a winning player. So, whether it’s gearing up or simply cheering them on, supporting your favorite basketball star is always a winning move!

    Scoring the perfect basketball-themed gift is a guaranteed alley-oop to their heart!