Published: June 12, 2017 | Last modified: December 19, 2017
This page keeps track of the upcoming holidays and the most recent and best gifts for the baseball lovers among us. We also have a page specifically dedicated to gifts for baseball players.
Father's Day Baseball Gift Guide
With Father's day right around the corner, we have put together the lists we think most dad's would be pretty happy with come Father's day.
Book Choice: One Shot At Forever
If Dad likes to read, or listen to books, and also loves baseball, expect him to cry at least a little bit when reading One Shot At Forever. One of our top 5 baseball books of all time, this unknown story is a gem from a 1971 underdog from Macon, Illinois. Against all odds, and an unlikely coach, this book is worth anyone's short list.
Although far from inexpensive, this pocket radar will be used a thousand times over by any dad into the sport of baseball and softball. It runs on a couple batteries, fits in his pocket or belt loop, and easily measures real ball speeds of pitchers and batted balls. One of the most favorite gadgets we have ever played with.
IFLYING Polarized Baseball Sunglasses
For less than $15, you can get your Dad the best value set of sunglasses on the market today. These are meant to be light weight, anti-fog and come with replaceable lenses. The Amazon reviews on these are outstanding. And any coach or parent will appreciate them while watching the game. This might be the best $15 you've spent this year.
Easton Coaches Bucket Sleeve
This sleeve cover for any ball bucket is a must have. And, if your coach/dad has yet to have one, then he will never go back. Expect him to use this for a very long time and not know he needed it until he had it. Super handy, super reliable.
Louisville Slugger Custom Souvenir Bat
What says I love you dad more than a bat that says "I Love You Dad"? Make a custom souvenir bat inscribed with your favorite phrase, and his favorite team, for not much more than $70.
There are at least a dozen really good fungo bats. And, if your dad likes to coach, hit grounders, or simply help their kids get some reps then they NEED a fungo bat. We would suggest you check out our fungo bat reviews for the best options. Or, just go with the most popular SSK Fungo in any number of colors. The PS-100 or PS-200 are the more popular.
Coach's Baseball Gift Guide
National Coach's day is a real thing. It is on October 6th of each year and has been going since the 1970's. Many, however, don't wait until then to buy a gift for coach. Below we put together our list of best gifts for coaches.
Spend all of 10 seconds reading the user reviews on this ball caddy (which coaches use to get baseballs and softballs without bending over) and you’ll see why it made this list. Anyone that has used it knows it’s something you can’t live without. It holds near 50 baseballs or 30 softballs, folds down to a very simple carry, saves backs and speeds up BP like no other. You can find it for less than $40 at the time of this writing.
Rawlings BP Jacket
This BP jacket from Rawlings is another no brainer. It comes in a number of colors and gives enough movement in a comfortable, light jacket to still throw batting practice. No baseball or softball coach can have too many BP jackets (we have multiple in the same color). The addition of this in their closet is creative and very, very useful. Around $30 at the time of this writing.
Axe Fungo Bats
One of our most favorite bats to hit with is the Axe Fungo bat. The ergonomic handle and long barrel is solid. It is a composite maple so nearly unbreakable under normal baseball conditions. Even if your coach already has a fungo, this gift is a PERFECT idea for the avid baseball coach. If he doesn’t have one, then it’s a no brainer.