In case one of your family members or closest friends is a huge cricket enthusiast and you don’t know the first thing about this sport, you may feel like you have a problem and that finding the best cricket gift will be a real challenge for you. But I am here to put your mind at ease and tell you that there are actually plenty of great gifts for cricket fans that will win you your friend’s gratitude and affection.
To make things as simple as possible for you, I have scooped the internet and came up with a list of the best gifts for cricket lovers – practical items, lessons, and personalized cricket gifts that will surely make any cricketer’s day.
- Cricket Lessons
- Bowling Cage
- Cricket Bat Glass Holder
- Bowling Machine
- Gear Bag with Wheels
- Cricket Book
- Cricket Beginner’s Set
- Custom Bobblehead
- Cricket Socks
- Yeti Cooler on Wheels
- Cricket Ball
- Tickets to a Cricket Match
- Cricket T-shirt
- Cricket Mug
- Cricket Art
- Test Cricket Pocket Sports Game
- Cricket Night Light
- PS4 Cricket Video Game
1. Cricket Lessons
The perfect cricket present for a cricket beginner
If your friend is a huge cricket fan who wishes to improve their own cricket skills, then a cricket class might be the perfect luxury cricket gift for him or her. There are cricket classes available for both kids and adults throughout the country. Granted, a cricket coaching program is not the most affordable cricket gift, however, it will surely bring any cricket beginner a lot of knowledge and fun.
Your friend may love to visit a Texas Cricket Academy coaching camp. On the other hand, if he or she wishes to take his/her cricketing journey to the next level, they can join the USA Cricket Rookie League.
2. Bowling Cage
Luxury gift for cricket players
If they have space in their yard, you can get them a bowling cage. Then you won’t have to worry about them breaking any windows while they practice. They can use this with an automatic bowling machine. With this practice area set up at home you won’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to take them to the batting cages.
3. Cricket Bat Glass Holder
Cricket gifts for grown ups
To celebrate after a match, give them a Shaun of the Dead cricket bat that holds three shot glasses. Make sure you include some shot glasses and a bottle of their favorite hooch.
You can also give them a cricket hip flask along with their libation of choice.
Don’t forget cricket coasters so guests don’t ruin the furniture with unsightly water stains. This way the host can enjoy the party instead of running around wiping up condensation like Monica on Friends.
4. Bowling Machine
Useful gift for cricket players
You’ve heard the saying practice makes perfect. Why not help them along on the path to perfection with this automatic bowling machine. Then they can get in extra practice right in their own backyard. They can adjust the pitch speed and height of the tripod to match their skill and size. It is even safe for kids to use.
5. Gear Bag with Wheels
Must have cricket present
Sometimes lugging sports gear back and forth to practice is in itself a workout. Take the pressure off their back by giving them a gear bag with wheels. Then they can save their muscles for the game. Many of these even have separate compartments for shoes.
6. Cricket Book
An entertaining or educational cricket gift
If your friend is the kind of cricket fan who likes to either play cricket or read about it, then a book about cricket may be a fabulous cricket-themed gift for him or her. There are enough books about cricket on the market to choose one that your friend will find most interesting. Some of them are entertaining, others are motivational, and some are purely educational.
To learn more about what a career in cricket really looks like, buy your beloved cricket lover No Spin – an autobiography by Shane Warne, a successful Australian cricketer. You can also choose This is Cricket: In the Spirit of the Game – a book that illustrates why cricket is the second most popular sport in the world or Rob Key: My Life in Cricket – a book that reveals what it is like to be a professional cricketer.
7. Cricket Beginner’s Set
A fun gift for cricket lovers
In case you are not looking for a present for a professional cricket player, but a child or adult complete cricket beginner instead, you can buy him or her a cricket beginner’s set. A complete cricket set with a bat, stumps, bails, and balls will allow your friend to invite other cricket enthusiasts over for a friendly game of cricket in his or her backyard and have lots of fun. As such, a cricket set is an exciting gift for cricket fans.
Choose a cricket set for adults or a beginner set for kids.
8. Custom Bobblehead
Unique cricket gifts
You can give this one of a kind gift to a cricket lover when you want to make a lasting impression. The artist will create a bobblehead to look just like the recipient. They will even coordinate with you during the creative process to make sure the product fits your expectations.
Autographed memorabilia also makes a unique gift to add to their collection. Imagine how excited they will be when they open their present to find an autographed cricket ball by their favorite player.
You can even get them cool cricket themed cufflinks to wear when they trade their cricket gear for more formal attire.
9. Cricket Socks
A cool cricket-related gift
There are two kinds of cricket socks – one kind is for actual cricket players and the other is for cricket fans and enthusiasts who enjoy watching the game instead of playing it themselves. Depending on whether your friend belongs to the former or the latter group of people, choose the kind of socks that he or she will like the best.
Pro cricket players may need a pack of quality moisture control socks. Cricket fans, on the other hand, may prefer cricket-themed cotton socks. Dad’s lucky cricket socks make for a cute cricket gift for dad.
10. Yeti Cooler on Wheels
Useful gifts for cricket players
They will work up a sweat and an appetite playing cricket. A yeti cooler will keep food and drinks chilled so they can stay hydrated and refuel their energy. The wheels will make it easier to transport to the game.
Temperatures have been skyrocketing around the globe. Give them a cooling towel to prevent heat exhaustion. These are good for spectators as well.
Make sure to get them an 100 innings scorebook too. It’s not a competition if they can’t keep score.
11. Cricket Ball
An exciting cricket-themed gift
A simple cricket ball may not sound like anything very special, but it can actually make an exciting cricket present. Cricket balls are small and handy and can be carried around by the cricket enthusiast wherever he or she goes. A cricket ball can also be played with or proudly displayed at a very special place at the cricket fan’s home.
To make the gift even more unique, you can choose a stunning gold king cricket ball or a world cup cricket ball.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other sports too!
12. Tickets to a Cricket Match
Cricket gift of a lifetime
Cricket is played in many countries around the world such as South Africa, Australia, and India. But perhaps no place has more enthusiasm for cricket than good old England, the birthplace of the sport. Imagine how excited they will be to actually go to England to see a professional cricket match. This is a great retirement gift or a gift for a milestone birthday.
To make this even more of an epic trip, why not include a tour of British cricket grounds? Of course, for both of these experiences they will need a hotel and flight too.
13. Cricket T-shirt
A cool gift for cricket fans
Wearing a cricket-themed t-shirt is the simplest way for a true cricket enthusiast to express his or her thoughts and feelings about their favorite sport. It is a way to signal the world that he/she is passionate about cricket and thus attract fellow cricket fans. A cricket t-shirt would allow your cricket-loving friend to bond with like-minded people, therefore it makes for one of the best gifts for cricket lovers.
A ‘Sorry I wasn’t listening, I was thinking about cricket’ t-shirt would make a funny cricket gift. An ‘Eat. Sleep. Cricket. Repeat.’ tee, on the other hand, is a cool gift for cricket fans.
14. Cricket Mug
An inspirational or funny cricket gift
Most of us start the day with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. And while the drink is surely important, we shouldn’t underestimate the power of the mug, which holds it. The mug can be funny, inspirational, motivational, intriguing, or, on the other hand, boring. The design of the cup is the thing that will set the tone of the day. As such, it is crucial to buy a true cricket enthusiast an interesting cricket mug that will help him or her start the day with a smile.
A funny Trump cricket mug will make your friend laugh, while a custom cricket player mug would make a thoughtful personalized cricket gift.
15. Cricket Art
A thoughtful gift for cricket lovers
Not all cricket-related gifts have the power to bring tears to a cricket fan’s eyes, however, a stunning piece of art is one cricket-themed gift that can, especially if you choose a personalized piece. It can be a picture, painting, print, or even a custom cricket bat that the receiver can proudly display on his or her wall. Choose a piece that will fit his/her taste and decor and one that will actually move him/her.
A vibrant cricket player watercolor print or a custom cricket photo collage are both fantastic cricket gift ideas.
16. Test Cricket Pocket Sports Game
A fun cricket present
Test Cricket is an exciting game that will put your friend’s knowledge and cricket skills to the test. Your cricket-loving friend will be able to enjoy the thrilling game with his or her loved ones and as the game is pocket-sized, he or she will easily play it both in the comfort of his/her own home or on the road. As such, Test Cricket is a fun cricket present.
Alternatively, you can buy your beloved cricket fan a cricket puzzle.
17. Cricket Night Light
An amazing personalized cricket gift
Each and every true cricket enthusiast (especially young cricket fans) would love to receive a personalized LED night lamp featuring a cricket player. The night lamp comes with 16 different colors, 4 light settings, and a free engraving that can include the receiver’s name, number, favorite player, championship, or even a personal message. Such a cool night lamp would make an awesome home decoration and a rad cricket gift.
If cricket decor sounds like a good idea, but you believe the receiver would prefer something less shiny, you can choose a cricket art sticker instead.
18. PS4 Cricket Video Game
Cricket gifts for when they aren’t actually playing
Playstation makes cricket video games available for PS4 and PS5. When they can’t play for real, they can simulate playing with a video game.
Do they have a man cave? Then give them a cricket dart board and a set of darts. This board comes in a wooden cabinet to protect the board when not in use. It comes with scoreboards for up to four people to play, plus space to store the darts. No man cave, no problem. This can be hung on a patio wall or den instead.