Volleyball can be played as a sport or as a fun pastime with friends and family. It is a great cardiovascular workout as well as being an excellent way to maintain muscle tone. Plus, it builds team cooperation. While I have never been on a team, I have enjoyed playing in the yard and at the beach, throughout my life. You don’t need to be on a team to enjoy the sport.
This collection of volleyball gifts covers things for coaches, team moms, players, and special gifts for seniors. And of course, I have included gifts for those players who enjoy their fun in the sun. You can even choose some of these gifts if you are just looking for a family activity to spend quality time together. Either way, you will find something here for all those who want to get out and get moving.
Best volleyball gifts
Whether they play for fun or are on a team, an outdoor volleyball set is a great way to get in some extra practice, and bond with friends and family at the same time. Some of these sets come with additional games such as badminton.
A light up volleyball will come in handy for playing at night. Plus, younger kids will just think this is a cool gift.
A slammo game set is a fun portable game, similar to volleyball, which will be great practice for spiking balls.
Beach volleyball gifts
After playing beach volleyball, they won’t want to put a sandy ball back in the car. A sand remover brush is a great way to ditch the sand from equipment before heading for home. Anyone doing outdoor activities needs polarized sports sunglasses to decrease glare and protect their eyes.
You can make your own gift basket by including some sun protection and a volleyball themed beach towel along with the other gifts. Some of the towels can even be personalized. Then pack them all into a big beach bucket for a super cool present.
Volleyball coach gifts
A plaque from the team, with a sentimental saying expressing how much their coach means to them, makes a great keepsake at the end of the season. It also makes a great retirement gift. These are available for a wide range of sports and for team moms too!
Another great gift for a Coach is an engraved whistle.
For a more practical, and less sentimental gift, give the coach a volleyball tactics board. Then they can jot down plays to show the team.
Volleyball senior night ideas
Make those seniors stand out in the crowd on senior night with a senior sash with the year printed on it.
Are you on the decorating committee? Check out these banquet decorations which include volleyball themed balloons, flags, centerpieces, and cupcake toppers.
Or get some volleyball shaped cookie cutters and use your skills to make some fabulous cookies as part of the feast, or for goodie bags for them to take home.
Senior volleyball gift ideas
Have a volleyball airbrushed with their name to commemorate their senior year on the team. This makes a cool birthday gift for younger players too.
For a more delicate gift, a volleyball necklace will make a nice keepsake to wear all year round. Some of these can be personalized with a name. This is a good gift for a team mom as well.
Of course, you will want each senior to have an award plaque. Years from now this plaque will help them tell their stories of time spent on the team. These tales may inspire future generations of volleyball players.
Personalized volleyball gifts
What do volleyball players want for Christmas? Give them a customized gear bag. There is a separate space for their ball, and they can fit the rest of their gear inside.
You can even give them a custom cosmetics bag or tote so they can freshen up after practice. If you want to make the gift extra special, place some toiletries or makeup in the bag.
Volleyball ornaments are a great gift for the team or just from mom and dad. We have a tradition of giving each kid in our family an ornament every Christmas, themed with whatever activity or significant event occurred that year. Then when they grow up and have their own tree, they will have a collection of childhood memories to share during the holidays.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other sports too!
Unique volleyball gifts
Are you looking for a secret santa gift for a volleyball player, or for a team mom? Give them a volleyball themed candle to set the stage for a relaxing evening.
Themed wallets will show off their personal style. Get a coin purse or clutch purse for her. But don’t worry, there are some more masculing styles if you are looking for a volleyball gift for guys.
To keep busy during down time, give them some volleyball puzzle books. Options include volleyball themed word searches, crosswords, and Sudoku. Or just get them a book of volleyball stories instead.
8. LED Light
Volleyball gift ideas for their room
This will look cool in a college dorm or in their bedroom at home.
9. Ankle Guards
Gifts for volleyball players
While volleyball players won’t need as much support as lacrosse players there is still some protective gear worth getting. Ankle guards can provide extra support for jumps.
Knee pads can help protect the patella during falls.
If you know their size, you can get them a pair of shoes which provide cushion and flexibility.
10. Phone case
Volleyball gifts for teens
It seems like teens are glued to their phones. Mine sometimes can’t figure out how to make lunch or do laundry with only one free hand. It never occurs to him to put the phone down for a few minutes. Because of this, they have developed a wide range of decorative phone cases for people to express their personality. Some of these volleyball themed cases even can be personalized with the players name and number.
What teen doesn’t use Airpods? Get them a volleyball themed Airpods case to express their love for the sport. You can even get a cool popsocket for better grip on their phone or to use as a stand for streaming videos.
11. Chapstick Holder
Volleyball team gifts
Are you a coach or team mom looking for useful gifts for the whole team, without going over budget? Try these chapstick holders. Get one with a wrist strap or one that can be added to a lanyard or keychain. You can even get a bunch of flavored chapsticks to include with the gift.
Personalized water bottles will make sure they stay hydrated during games and practices. The customization will keep them from getting bottles mixed up with those of other players.
Drawstring bags are lightweight but big enough to fit the necessities. Fill each with additional volleyball gifts.
12. Training Aids
More gifts for volleyball players
Sometimes there isn’t anyone around to practice with. These training aids are meant to be used alone to improve serves, sets, and spikes.
If they play on a team, get them an indoor volleyball to practice with.
For hot days and grueling practices they will need a cooling towel. These absorb sweat while staying cool for hours. After all, you don’t want your volleyball star collapsing from heat exhaustion during the big match. Many of these come in a carrying case with a hook so they can easily attach to a gear bag.
Volleyball gift ideas for sore muscles
Let’s face it, there are times when we all overdo it. For those times when they stretch too far to spike the ball, or just have a strenuous workout, they will need a neck massager. These help with back and shoulders as well.
Instead of a shower when they get home, draw them a warm bath with some bath soak for muscle pain, to soothe their aching body.
For specific spots that you don’t want to give them trouble while they are playing, give them a pain patch.