Coach Gift Ideas

Coach Gift Ideas

Gift giving can be difficult, especially when it comes to your coach. You want to say a big “thank you,” but what do you really know about them besides their favorite sport? So the end of the season rolls around and you just pick up a card for everyone to sign and put some cash inside. But with a little planning, you can find the perfect gift that you enjoy giving and your coach will appreciate receiving. So peruse the list below, find the description that best fits your coach, and check out our top gift idea.

 

For The Sentimental Coach

Most likely to be heard saying: “I said it to last year’s team, and I may say it to next year’s team, but that doesn’t mean I don’t mean it now: you guys are the best team ever.”

An orange and white Nike Strike Soccer Ball.

A simple, yet special, gift idea is a signed ball – not only is it personal, but it’s unique to this season. Plus, if anyone on your team ever makes it to the big leagues, it could increase in value. Sports using larger balls are easier for a whole team to sign, but a baseball could be difficult, so consider having each player buy their own ball and decorate it as they want with their signature and maybe a favorite memory or inside joke. Then you can drop the whole lot of them off at your coach’s office for a nice surprise.

 

For The Always-Prepared Coach

Most likely to be heard saying: “Don’t worry, I’ve got an extra pair of socks.”

Grey Nike duffel bag opened to show gear inside (water bottle, socks, whistles, stopwatch).

You know this coach. They’re the one who’s car trunk looks like chaos with extra gear for players who may have forgotten to thoroughly pack their duffle bag. So for this coach, we’ve got an easy and fun gift idea. Find a bag in your team colors and fill it with an assortment of goodies – a water bottle, a funky pair of socks, sports drinks, snacks, small sports items like a whistle or stopwatch, and for extra “aw” – cards from the whole team.

 

For The Fan-damn-tastic Coach

Most likely to be heard saying: “Did you see the game last night?”

An assortment of fan gear laid out (a Golden State hoodie, a Chicago jacket, a Philadelphia T-shirt, a Houston jersey, Toronto shorts and a Boston hat).

If your coach has a favorite college or professional team, you probably know it. You’ve seen them sporting a hat or jacket with the team logo, seen their car bumper sticker, or heard a rant at practice after a rough weekend loss. If this is your coach, consider gifting them a new piece of professional or collegiate fan gear.

 

For The Sneakerhead Coach

Most likely to be heard saying: “Watch the shoes!”

A lineup of different shoe types including Nike Zoom KD 12, Jordan AJ 1 Mid, Under Armour Hovr Apex, HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 3 and adidas Originals Stan Smith.

Help your coach stand out on the sidelines with a gift they’ll love – a new pair of sneakers. We’ve got everything from the latest Jordans to Brooks running shoes to classic Stan Smiths. No matter what brand or style your coach prefers, you’re sure to find them the perfect pair of shoes.

 

For The Practical Coach

Most likely to be heard saying: “I don’t need a gift. The best present you can give me is a championship.”

An eastbay holiday giftcard standing up

Sometimes the best gift is the one that lets your coach pick out exactly what they want. Sure, it may not be exciting to purchase or fun to put together, but when all else fails, there’s gift cards! Let your coach spend the money however they choose, whether that’s a piece of clothing for themselves or a piece of equipment for the team.


We want to hear the best ideas, comment a gift you gave (or received) that was a hit! And check out our other gift guides to find something for everyone on your list.

Top Fan Gear Gifts

Top Fan Gear Gifts

Basketball is back in full swing as teams everywhere are taking the court for the first time with the optimism that comes with a new season. After a busy offseason full of stars joining up and switching teams, fans are ready to see how their favorite team will come together. Show off the pride you have in your team or favorite player with authentic fan gear from Eastbay.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another athlete in your life check out our Top Fan Gear Gifts below to see what you need to win the holidays.

Nike NBA Statement Swingman Jersey

The reigning MVP has one mission this season, to be standing under the confetti celebrating his first championship. Show your support for the Greek Freak by rocking Milwaukee’s colors. You can find jerseys and shorts for all your favorite teams and players at eastbay.com.

Nike NBA Hardwood Classic Swingman Jersey

There is perhaps no player capable of more jaw-dropping moves and shots than The Beard. James Harden has shown there is no such thing as a bad shot for him, and you can rep that confidence in a throwback Houston jersey.

Mitchell & Ness NBA Swingman Jersey

Scottie Pippen showed that it doesn’t matter where you’re from as long as you can ball. One of the greatest defenders ever at the point of attack, Pippen was an integral part of Chicago’s dynasty and now you can be too.

Nike NBA Hardwood Classic Hoodie

Fresh off their first championship in team history Toronto is ready to defend their title. Show your support while staying warm as they make a push for the repeat.

Nike NBA Hardwood Classic Vintage T-Shirt

Rep the City of Brotherly Love with this classic t-shirt that embodies the spirit of ’76.

November Is Here And That Means New Nike NFL Salute To Service Gear!

November Is Here And That Means New Nike NFL Salute To Service Gear!

November is a key month in pro football. It’s when the greatest teams start to go on win streaks and separate from the rest of the pack. It’s when the game’s biggest stars rise to the occasion and start to settle award races. And it’s also when the league brings their support of military servicemen and servicewomen to the forefront with their Nike NFL Salute To Service gear.

The league has partnered with Nike to make special camouflage sideline gear for three years now, and this season’s collection may be the best one yet. From hoodies to tees, jackets to jerseys, they’ve managed to make comfortable team gear that has a patriotic message as well.

Eastbay is proud to offer this Nike NFL Salute To Service clothing as well as New Era NFL Caps and Knits.

What Salute To Service Gear Will You Rock?

Here’s How You Can Make This Memorial Day Special

Here’s How You Can Make This Memorial Day Special

As Memorial Day approaches, it’s important to remember that it’s a time to honor some of our biggest heroes: those who have served in our military. As you thank those in your life who have served or are serving, Eastbay is proud to offer gear that gives back and supports those great men and women.

A great way to pay homage is with the special camo New Balance 3000v3. With its unmatched comfort and lightweight performance, these cleats are already a favorite among pro ballplayers and now they have an even greater purpose.

From May 3 to July 4, New Balance will donate 5% of the MSRP they receive from the camo 3000v3 cleats to Hope for the Warriors. The nonprofit organization has been serving veterans, service members, and military families since 2006 and has helped over 10,000 individuals.

You can tip your hat to our service men and women off the diamond too with New Era Stars & Stripes Memorial Day Caps. The patriotic digital camo pattern along the brim makes sure that style stands out as you support our troops while also repping your favorite baseball team.