I grew up on Long Island in New York. My friends and I were big New York Islanders fans. My dad, however, was a Rangers fan because he had been following hockey since long before the Islanders existed. I remember dressing up for Halloween wearing a hockey jersey and borrowing a neighbor’s hockey stick. In high school, we would stand in the cold watching friends play at the local hockey rink. In northern climates, hockey is just part of the culture.
When I moved to Florida my allegiance changed, and my family began supporting the Florida Panthers. Going to the games became a family tradition. Whether you know someone who plays hockey or is an enthusiastic fan, you know they take it seriously. Choosing gifts for them should take just as much dedication. These hockey gifts will score big with fans and players alike.
Cool hockey gifts
They will love drinking from these funny hockey gifts that look like the puck is slamming into the glass.
Are you looking for cool hockey gifts for her? Choose a pair of earrings, necklace, or bracelet for her to show off her love for the sport.
If you are looking for hockey gifts for him, try some soap shaped like a hockey puck.
2. Drying Rack
Best gifts for hockey players
Yuck! That equipment stinks! They need something to hang up sweaty pads and shoes to dry.
You can also get them a gear backpack for lugging equipment back and forth.
Goalies need special equipment such as a mask, extra padding and blockers to protect them from that hard puck everyone is hitting towards them. Get them some of these hockey goalie gifts.
A hockey stick is an important piece of equipment. They will want to maintain its condition. Slip some stick wax into their Christmas stocking.
Hockey fan gifts
True fans will want an official jersey to wear to games. These can be expensive. That is what makes them such a great gift for fans. It is something they might not buy for themselves.
Of course, kids grow fast. It’s best to get them an unofficial jersey.
Don’t forget the babies. Fans will love dressing their infants in hockey onesies. Get several to put together an awesome baby shower gift. You can even get some of them personalized.
Best hockey gifts
We were lucky enough, several years in a row, that my husband’s boss had season tickets, right behind the goal. Whenever he wasn’t using them, he would offer them to us. I can’t convey the power you feel when a player slams into the glass right in front of you. Of course, not all of our hockey experiences have been this close up and personal. However, even when we had cheaper seats, we could still see everything. You don’t need to get the best seats, fans will appreciate just getting to watch their favorite team.
Maybe they have created a stadium bucket list. Get them a stadium map to keep track of which ones they’ve gone to.
Or get them a cool book to learn everything there is to know about hockey.
Unique hockey gifts
I can’t believe the creativity that goes into making these amazing pieces of furniture. They will feel like they just won the Stanley Cup after receiving one of these as a gift.
Still wondering what to gift someone who loves hockey? Try one of these unusual hockey related gifts such as a hockey stick grill brush, hockey bingo set, or puck bottle openers.
You can even get some hockey shaped pasta!
6. Goal Targets
Training gifts for hockey players
This wide range of gifts will help more serious players practice their goal shooting skills.
For field hockey players you can get them training tiles to practice passing.
Hockey is all about speed, whether played on the ice, the street, or the field. Get them some speed and agility training equipment to improve their performance.
7. Hockey Stick
Hockey gift ideas for players
Wondering what to get a boy who likes hockey? Any kid who loves hockey will be excited to get his own stick. Just make sure to get a stick for the kind of hockey he plays. Maybe they already have a stick but need a replacement blade because theirs is worn.
Hockey players need gloves too. It gets cold on the ice. They can’t let their hands become stiff from the cold while trying to control the puck.
Roller hockey players will need a net for playing in the street.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other sports too!
Personalized hockey gifts
This would be an amazing gift for a family who enjoys watching hockey together. I might have to get this for my own family.
For kids, you can get an LED hockey lamp personalized with their name.
As a Christmas gift, you can get them a hockey ornament with their name. This is a great way to commemorate a year that you went to games together. It is also a keepsake for a year they played hockey. When they grow up, they will have the ornament on their tree to remember those happy times.
9. Ice Skates
Footwear gifts for hockey players
Hockey equipment can get expensive, especially for kids who keep growing. Help them out by getting them that new pair of skates they need. They will play better if their toes aren’t pinched. Better get them a sharpener to keep the blades in top condition.
Of course, for street hockey they will need some roller blades. Then, when they aren’t playing hockey, they can still use these just for fun.
And for field hockey, they will need a good pair of turf shoes so they don’t slip on the grass.
Novelty hockey gifts
These phone cases make great gifts for fans and players alike. Some can even be customized with name and player number. Just make sure you get the right case to go with their model phone.
If you like this idea but aren’t sure what kind of phone they have, you can still get them a hockey popsocket to use with their phone or tablet.
If you are looking for novelty gifts for hockey teammates, you can get them custom engraved hockey pucks. These are great keepsakes to commemorate a great season.
11. Air Hockey Table
Christmas gifts for hockey players
What do you get a hockey player for Christmas? Christmas is a time for those really special gifts and for spending time with family. Professional hockey players spend a lot of time on the road. The best gifts will be those that include activities for spending time with the ones they love. Air hockey is something for all ages.
What a great way to bond with their child than by playing a hockey video game together.
For kids of hockey players, there is a whole collection of Playmobil hockey toys which include scenes and figures for pretend play. Playing with these will help them feel close to dad while he’s away.