Best Hanukkah Gifts for Basketball Lovers
With the holiday, and Hanukkah, season right around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to begin considering your season gifting guide. And if you have a basketball loving recipient on your list, then they are sure to love these Hanukkah gifts.
And whether you celebrate Hanukkah or any other holiday, these basketball themed gifts will make just about any basketball lover happy and joyful!
What is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah, which is also commonly referred to as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival which commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the rededication of the Second Temple. Observed over an eight day period, Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of the Kislev of the Hebrew calendar.
During the Hanukkah festival, observants and revelers will celebrate by lighting the candles of a candelabrum, which is commonly referred to as a menorah. With one candle either being placed above or below the rest, it is used to light the other eight candles.
The Mug with a Hoop
If you’re looking for a simple gift or a stocking stuffer, then The Mug with a Hoop may just be the perfect choice. A simple gift, and perhaps perfect for any basketball and coffee lover, the mug is shaped and designed as a basketball with the handle extending past the mouth of the mug lid with an attached basketball hoop.
Simple, clever, funny, and all-around enjoyable, we love The Mug with a Hoop!
Men’s #24 Mamba Basketball Jersey
For any true basketball fan and any fan of the late, great Kobe Bryant, the Men’s #24 Mamba Basketball Jersey is a great gift. While not an officially licensed basketball jersey, this jersey pays proper homage and respect to one of the greatest basketball players of all-time.
With a black, snake-like material, the jersey features the number 8 on the front and 24 on the back, in honor of Bryant’s two jersey numbers that he wore throughout his time in the NBA. A jersey that fully embodies the mamba mentality, your basketball lover will be able to show their respect for the late Kobe Bryant in a fashionable way.
ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Arcade Game
The ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Arcade Game is a great gift for Hanukkah that will have the entire family enjoying the fun. An indoor basketball arcade game, this product includes 8 fun and interactive game options. And with two basketball hoops, you can compete against another player or simply enjoy the game individually.
In addition to the arcade game, you will get four 7-inch plastic basketballs and an air pump so you can open and enjoy the product immediately on Christmas day. Setup was simple and easy, and we found ourselves enjoying the arcade game for months after purchase.
A Video Game Console
With popular options and choices such as the Xbox Series X, the PlayStation 5, and the Nintendo Switch, your basketball loving recipient can play the latest NBA 2K games with ease. Featuring realistic gameplay, a slew of daily and weekly challenges, and a competitive online matchmaker, the NBA 2K series is a great way to test out your basketball skills…virtually of course.
While a smartwatch may seem like an odd gift for a basketball fan, if they are an avid player, then they will be sure to love the gift. While a bit more expensive than other gifts listed above, a smartwatch will definitely help them track their fitness progress and overall health goals.
Depending on the type of phone they have, there are a ton of smartwatch options to go with their respective operating system. And, for iPhone users, the obvious choice is none other than the Apple Watch, which provides detailed health focused goals and can help to track overall blood oxygen and ECG.
GlowCity Glow in the Dark Basketball
If you and your family like to play basketball at night and in the dark, then the GlowCity Glow in the Dark Basketball is a great option to help you do so. A fully illuminated basketball, GlowCity has over 15,000 ratings on Amazon and is one of the best glow in the dark basketballs on the market.
The Ultimate Basketball Trivia
At the intersection of basketball, trivia, and reading is The Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book. With over 600 questions, this book will be sure to stump even the biggest basketball fan. Featuring questions from the NBA, the NCAA, and the international league, The Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book will have you and your family bonding over your shared love of the game and the sport of basketball.