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Gifts for Baseball Players [Updated Dec 2021]

Updated December 7, 2021

By Brian Duryea | @BatDigest

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We spent this entire year playing with and using baseball and fastpitch equipment and related devices and items. This comprises our favorite gadgets, gear and things for our best gifts for baseball players. These are the best gifts of baseball present.

Gifts for Baseball Players

Baseball Gloves

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

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A glove is always appreciated. Don’t overthink it. Get the right position type glove in either an A2K, A2000, Heart of the Hide of Pro Preferred. Your player will love it.

Recommended Glove Links

A2K: Amazon A2K Section, Dicks Sporting Goods A2K Gloves, Wilson Glove Outlet.
A2000: Amazon A2000 Section, Dicks Sporting Goods Glove Outlet, Wilson Glove Outlet.
Pro Preferred: Amazon Pro Preferred Section,Dicks Sporting Goods Pro Preferred, Rawlings Glove Outlet.
Heart of the Hide: Amazon Heart of the Hide Section, Rawlings Glove Outlet.

One Shot at Forever

Gifts for Baseball

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Easily one of our favorite books of all time. If you love great stories that are well written and the underdog in baseball, this is it.

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Bat Sensor

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COVID has changed the game of baseball—and getting metrics and feedback by yourself is a win. If you’ve yet to use a bat sensor, or your hitter doesn’t have one, the Blast Sensor is a fantastic gift. It’s easy to use, doesn’t cost as much as a new bat, and any player will know what it is right when they see it.

The Blast Motion Sensor helps them capture swing speeds and angles and measures their practice time and effectiveness. It is an easy, thoughtful gift for baseball players.

Bat Bag from Boombah

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

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The most popular bag with the most amount of colors is also a great baseball or fastpitch gift. This gift is consistently rated the best bat bag out there. It rolls like a champ, carries a wardrobe if you need it, and comes in enough colors to match any team. It’s an easy choice for a group or individual bag with a long list of happy customers.


Sunglasses are an always-needed gift for that baseball or softball player. Or check out the Harbor Freight ones we were talking about here.

Pocket Radar

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

The Pocket Radar has made our list of gifts for baseball players ever since we first used one in 2016. For 2019 it makes it again. We use this thing all the time. It’s durable (we even left it out in the rain one night, and it still works like a champ). Results seem repeatable. You can get both the Smart Coach or Ball Coach, and they both track speeds. Smart Coach has some functionality that we like better (like the phone app you can track the speeds on). The Pocket Radar is a winner gift for any dad or player who might have everything.

The Baseball 100

New to our list this year, and really a favorite, is Joe Posnanski’s book on the Baseball 100. This book is an instant classic and we will read it again and again. The reviews on Amazon are outstanding and there is the reason for it. It is, to this point, one of our favorite books ever.

Exit Speed Data

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

Shameless self-promotion.

Our exit speed is worth every penny you would spend on it. (And it’s only like 1500 pennies).

Check out this testimonial we got just yesterday. This is one of many we’ve received over the years.

“Just wanted to tell you thanks for all your work! I ordered a DeMarini voodoo one piece partly from your datasheets. I knew it would be heavy on the scale, but my son can swing it well. I purposefully didn’t weigh it until he hit with it, so I had no bias. Its scale weight is 21.1oz for an “18” oz bat. Never did I think he could swing something that “heavy” at the age of 8. Thanks again for everything you do!”

Exit Speed Data for $10.

Beef Jerky

We like Beef Jerky. It’s also a fantastic stocking stuffer for a lot of baseball players. There’s a lot to choose from so we won’t bore you with our analysis on the best. All beef jerky is best.

Evoshield Armor

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It’s cliche, but most kids dig this stuff. They have all types of guards. (The most popular, at least according to our clicks, is the catcher’s thumb guard). If you got a few bucks left in the budget and want something, they’ll be impressed with the Evoshiled protective piece is a great choice. (If you desire to save a few bucks, and aren’t as concerned with the brand name, check out Boombah’s serious selection of protective batter gear).

If none of the above jump out at you, how about a top-end Evoshield gear piece to protect your baseball player. Wrist guard, leg guard, arm sleeve, and more. The 2019 of EvoShield is good enough for MLB guys and good enough for you.

Lizard Skin Grip

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

Never in the history of the world has a player said they have too many grip options. Lizard Skin Grips are inexpensive, quick, and easy baseball/fastpitch gift of 2019. Dozens of colors, a product that fits in a stocking, and a price point where you can get a couple.

If your sick of Lizard Skin (or know your player doesn’t like them), then may we suggest a Vulcan Grip or Varo’s excellent bat grip (actually reusable) that we’ve had a lot of fun with this year.

Warstic Batting Gloves

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

It’s tough to differentiate between different batting gloves. Sheepskin or cowhide isn’t proprietary. But, Warstic batting gloves aren’t just anyone’s batting gloves.  These are working man batting gloves with a texture and feel that could double as a bricklayers work glove. They feel great, price right, and look the part you’d expect for a brand as clean as Warstic.

Pro Hitter Training Aid

Gifts for Baseball PLayers

Last we counted, about 50% of MLB players use the Pro Hitter. (This is the little rubber piece that sits on a player’s thumb). It protects against hand sting and gives a top hand a bit more girth. The ProHitter is a simple stocking stuffer than any ballplayer can put into use.

Sunflower Seeds

Best Sunflower Seeds

No baseball player said they had too many sunflower seeds. Although lots of fields are banning those around some states, they still work for just about every ballplayer and are a great stocking stuffer. If you want to know our favorites, check our best sunflowers seeds page.

How We Made Our Best Gifts for Ball Players

After hundreds of hours of testing equipment for 2019, attending a baseball convention or two, and visiting a handful of colossal baseball gear vendors and manufacturers, we come up with this list of gifts for baseball players. The links above include from several different vendors. But, most of the products you can find at other places too.

Some of these gifts are practical, most are fun, and we desire everyone. We’d love to see these wrapped up under the tree.

Got any gift ideas we missed? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Updated December 7, 2021

December 7, 2021

By Brian Duryea | @BatDigest

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Gifts for Baseball Players [Updated Dec 2021]


Josiah says:

This was a great list of stuff I am planning on buying some of the stuff.

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