When it comes to giving a gift to anyone special in your life, you will want to be conscientious of likes and hobbies, including hockey. But what can you really give a hockey player that he or she might want? What is the perfect hockey gift?
Whether you are looking for a hockey gift for Christmas, a birthday, or even just because, there are many gift options out there that will suit any price range.
We have broken down all of the best gifts for hockey players out there to help you out.
Top 7 Gifts For Hockey Players (Editor's Choice)
1. Bauer Vapor FlyLite Stick
2. Home Training Center
Hockey Training Aid
3. Grit HTFX Hockey Tower Bag
4. NHL Jersey
Gift For Hockey Fans
5. HS Performance Passing Kit
Hockey Training Aid
6. SuperDeker Hockey System
Hockey Gift For Kids
7. HS Slide Board Pro
New Hockey Gear
One of the best things that you can get for the hockey player in your life is new hockey gear. All gear, especially when used a lot, will take a beating over time and need to be replaced. Gear is something that they will actually use and love.
1. Bauer Vapor FlyLite Hockey Stick
If you are looking for a hockey stick as a gift for the hockey player in your life, take a look at the Bauer Vapor Flylite hockey stick.
This is a composite stick that comes in a lot of options to really help you find the right choice as a gift. The Flylite comes in 70, 77, 87, and 102 flex, so you really can buy this for any level of hockey player.
The composite build of it means that it is lightweight with a quick release, improved by the stick’s low kick-point. The XE Taper technology of the stick will leave its user with better stability and better overall performance. Finally, the blade core is an Aero-Sense 2, which provides better pop.
2. Bauer Supreme 3S Pro Hockey Skates
The best hockey skates that you could give as a gift are the Bauer Supreme 3S hockey skates.
These are part of Bauer’s new performance fit system that allows skaters to buy their skates based on how they skate, rather than whether the skates will fit the width of their feet. That way, players can wear these whether they have narrow, regular, or wide feet.
These skates have an increase wrap for optimal foot ability, so there is more efficiency built into them. They also use premium grade steel for the blades with an increased height, giving better height and a better attack angle.
The Bauer Supreme 3S skates also use the Bauer Power Profile, giving players a 4-zoned radii with the blade for optimal performance.
3. Hockey Bag
If you aren’t sure about skate sizes, but are still interested in giving gear, take a look at the Grit HTFX Tower Hockey Bag. All players need a way to transport their gear and the Grit HTFX is a great choice.
With this bag, players will get a bag that is both lightweight and durable. The composite frame system helps improve the bag’s flexibility, which we all need when it comes to putting gear away.
It has wheels on the bottom as well, making it easy to roll when you need to. The side handle also makes it easier to carry.
4. Bauer Supreme 2S Hockey Gloves
You can’t go wrong with a hockey gift of a new pair of hockey gloves. Having a pair that is durable and has an excellent grip will make any hockey player happy. Part of the excellent grip comes from the two-piece flex lock thumb.
The Bauer Supreme 2S hockey gloves have an anatomical design, which will give you an excellent fit and grip on the stick.
These gloves are lightweight as well, due to the pro nylon mesh shell. The Thermo Max+ liner inside of the gloves has moisture wicking properties, so your hands will stay dry throughout the game, ensuring your grip never waivers.
Home Skate Sharpening
Having a home sharpener would be a gift that keeps on giving. Skates need to be sharpened regularly and when skaters have their own sharpener at home, it will save them a lot of time in the long run. Many skaters have never considered the possibility of a home sharpener, so this gift would give immense joy.
5. Sparx Skate Sharpener
For home sharpening, we suggest the Sparx Skate Sharpener. This is the most affordable and the most portable sharpener that you can get.
With its integrated system, the Sparx sharpener allows you choose from various grinding rings in order to get the hollow that your skater really likes. The hollow depth is really a personal preference, so with this sharpener, your skater will be able to get what he or she wants most.
The sharpener itself is easy to use as well. The skate just fits into the top of the machine; you set how many passes you want it to go through and voila, sharpened skates. This is one of the best hockey gifts out there.
Hockey Training Aids
Hockey training aids allow players to work on their skills even when they are not on the ice. Having the ability to train at home can benefit many players and would make an excellent gift for hockey players, especially younger players who are still working on mastering their skills.
Training aids can help you master your form, power shots, and help improve your overall strength. Any hockey player would be happy to receive one of these as a gift.
6. Home Training Center - All Star Edition
Editor's Choice - Best Hockey Gift Overall
Our top pick for hockey training aids is the Home Training Center Allstar Edition. This is a great home alternative for when you can’t get to the ice or on your days off.
This training center helps build stickhandling skills, as well as shooting and passing. The trainer works inside or outside, depending on your situation and preference. There is enough room on this trainer to work on toe drags, wrist shots, and even power shots.
The trainer itself is made up of tiles that recreate the slickness of ice even when you are not anywhere near a rink. The tiles are made strong enough to support a car to park on them, so if it’s set up in a garage or driveway, it doesn’t need to be taken apart for parking space.
7. Home Ice Skating Zone
Another great home trainer is the Home Ice Skating Zone. This home trainer is priced much higher than the Allstar trainer, but it really depends on what you are looking for and looking to spend on a gift.
This trainer also recreates the slick, smooth feel of ice, allowing players to really practice their skills when they are not on the ice. The trainer itself can be set up in a driveway or garage since it is strong enough to support a parked car when needed.
There are more options as far as size goes with this trainer, so you could really take up a lot of room if you wanted to. The tiles themselves should last between 3 to 5 years, depending of the amount of wear they receive. Home ice skating zone is the best gift for hockey players if budget is no concern.
8. HS Performance Passing Kit
If you are looking for a practical gift for a hockey player that he/she might be able to use at home, especially when it is not easy to get to the rink, check out the HS Performance Passing Kit.
Passing is an integral part of playing hockey and any player who is a team player would love to fine-tune their passing skills.
The passing kit comes in either Junior, Intermediate, or Pro options. All of them come with Allstar Tiles, Puckstopper Edges, and Rebounding Foam, turning any space into a makeshift rink in a matter of minutes. There is a total of 72” of passing slot area.
The symmetrical tiles design and clipping system will make it easy to customize so it can fit in any available space.
9. HS Extreme Goal With Shooter Tutor
Another home hockey training tool that you could buy as a gift is the HS Extreme Goal with Shooter Tutor. This trainer is made to give players a goalie simulation to work on accuracy.
The net is a pro-style with heavy-duty 1.5mm thick tubing and ¾ inch pip connections that are made to be dent resistant. This means the goal will hold up as you make power shots, even when you miss. The tough nylon tarp was designed to take on all of the force that will be thrown at it.
The shooter tutor can also be hung on any 6-foot by 4-foot regulation size goals, so if you do not want to use the goal that it comes with, you don’t have to.
10. DIY Sauce Combo Double
The DIY Sauce Combo is a great gift choice for hockey players trying to keep in shape during the hot days of summer. It might take a little practice to get the hang of this, but once you have, it is a lot of fun, in addition to being helpful.
This trainer is made to practice and perhaps improve your saucer passes. It comes with two sets of trainers so you can work on your skills at the same time as a friend. Or, alternatively, you could challenge your friends to a simple one-on-one shooting contest.
This trainer has bevelled edges and even UV protections, so you really can cart this trainer anywhere you are, from at home to at the beach. It also has a shoulder strap to make for easy transport.
11. SuperDeker Advanced Hockey Training System
Great Hockey Gift For Kids
If you are shopping specifically for the younger hockey players out there, then we suggest the SuperDeker Advanced Hockey Training System. Little players need to work on their skills and form, just like bigger players do.
This training system comes with two SuperDeker rebounder bands, one SuperDeker ePuck, one bottle of SuperDeker Zero Friction Ice Spray, all working together to provide the best hockey training experience possible.
A rebounder band is in place to act as a rebound, so players will need to work on quick reactions as well as getting a good idea of where a puck will rebound. You have to have the ePuck for this system to work at all, but it is a regulation weight and feels like a regular puck.
12. Hockey Revolution Dryland Training Flooring Tiles
Another great gift for the little hockey player in your life is the Hockey Revolution Dryland Training Flooring Tiles. This is an excellent training aid that can really help develop the youngest players’ skills in a comfortable space at their own pace. This system includes 21 tiles and two training aids.
The tiles are constructed from durable and high quality materials and can be used on any flat surface. This means that players can work on their stickhandling and shooting skills any time they would like, regardless of the season.
The tiles themselves are colour-coded and numbered, which will help with training strategies, manoeuvres, and even games. There is also a Hockey Revolution app that has workouts to coincide with the tiles.
13. Hockey Shot Speed Deke Stickhandling Trainer
The Hockey Shot Speed Deke Stickhandling Trainer will make an excellent gift for younger hockey players. This trainer is made with the objective of stickhandling mastery, something any player of any level can always work on.
The trainer allows for customized and situational drills to practice manoeuvres you might not have seen in practice. This can be used on any hockey training surface, but does not come with the surface itself, so keep that in mind. It is foldable as well so it could be transported to an area that worked better if you needed it to be.
The height is adjustable on this trainer as well, which can help players work on different techniques. You can master basic skills or even work on more complex form, depending on the need.
14. HS Dryland Flooring Tiles
Training aids make for incredibly useful gifts for hockey lovers. The HS Dryland Flooring Tiles are an inter-locking tile system that can be as large or as small as you need them to be.
They work really well in a garage, but can also work well on a patio or any other flat surface that you might have to put them on.
The tiles are sold individually, so you will need to have a general idea of the space that the recipient has to use them. The tiles are squares, 18”x18” and you can add on as many as you need to fit the space in question.
Having a floor set up allows players to work on technique off the ice.
15. HS Extreme Hockey Radar
Hockey players who strive to be snipers always aim to have the fastest hits around. Giving one of these players the HS Extreme Hockey Radar will allow aspiring snipers to track their shot speeds into a goal during practice, helping them see how quickly they are shooting and what they need to work to be faster.
The range on the radar is up to 30 feet, so it really is just for goal shots, but it can read speeds up to 150 mph. It does have an adjustable tripod, though, so it can be set up anywhere.
It also comes with speed recall for the past 10 speeds, to allow players to make a comparison. The built-in speaker will announce the reading speeds as well.
16. G1 Extreme Slide Board Package
Hockey Gift For Goalies
This is a big present, but the recipient will be completely floored by it. This is the G1 Extreme Slide Board.
It is a 5’x8’ flooring that is made specifically for goaltenders and is big enough for pad-stacking and butterfly training, while still being small enough to fit in any space. It is the ultimate present to allow players, especially goaltenders, to practice skills off the ice as often as they want to.
It comes with leg pad sleeves, booties, push-off stoppers, rotating blocks, and a carrying bag.
It also has two rotating blocks that swivel to allow unrestricted change of direction and side movement, when contacted, forcing the body to balance and stabilize. Goaltenders will find this especially useful. It's one of the best hockey gifts that you can get for a goalie.
Hockey Player Fitness
Staying in shape is crucial to the success of any hockey player, which is why you might consider purchasing a gift that can help maintain or improve their fitness. Hockey is not always available to be played year-round, but staying in shape can really affect gameplay.
17. HS Slide Board Pro
To master the strength and flexibility needed for powerful skating without the skates, we suggest the HS Slide Board Pro. This trainer is made to improve and build on the muscles needed for fast skating.
The slide board is completely adjustable, so you can make it the right size for your strides. It will work on lateral power, as well as agility and endurance. These muscles do not see a lot of attention outside of the rink, so this can really help.
The board has rubber wedges to help with both form and push-offs as well as comfortable foam bumpers, which are also used for pushing off stoppers. It comes with slide board booties as well, which are needed to use the board.
18. SKLZ Speed Chute
Another fun fitness training tool that would make a great gift is a SKLZ Speed Chute. Even better, it is an affordable price that should work well within any budget.
Speed parachute training works by giving skaters the ability to max-out on acceleration and running speed through the use of resistance and overspeed. The resistance will help improve stride length and frequency to improve top out speed.
The SKLZ cute provides about 15 to 30 pounds of progressive resistance, depending on the speed of the player using it. It also has a 360 rotation belt so you can move in any direction.
Hockey Coach Gifts
Don’t forget about one of the most important players in your life: your coach. It is important to buy your coach a thoughtful and useful gift that he or she will always remember you by. Coaches may not be active players, but they are still in the game and they help define yours.
19. Fox 40 Pro Rigid Carry Board
Without a doubt, the best gift that you can give a hockey coach is the Fox 40 Pro. This is a double-sided board that provides a glimpse at a 2D hockey rink on one side while it has a 3D half rink on the other side.
Coaches are always working out where the best places players should be are, so this really is a gift that would work for many years to come.
Hockey Apparel - (Gifts For Hockey Fans & Lovers)
Any hockey player is also a hockey fan, so purchasing hockey apparel is an easy gift that is sure to please anyone receiving it. Just know which team your player is rooting for, so you don’t make a terrible mistake and buy something in the wrong team colours.
20. NHL Jersey
An NHL jersey might seem like the most obvious gift that you can give a hockey player, but really it is a slam-dunk. You already know how much your favourite player loves hockey and a jersey is a great choice.
The biggest thing to remember when ordering a NHL jersey is that the jersey is the appropriate team for whoever you are giving the gift to.
Once that is settled, you will need to determine the size. Jerseys are made to fit loosely since they are generally meant to go over padding so keep that in mind when you order. NHL jersey is one of the best gifts for hockey fans for sure!
21. Hockey Socks
Another easy-win gift for hockey players is a pair of hockey socks. While these are not going to have special logos or pictures on them, a good pair of hockey socks will last for a long while. No one ever owns too many pairs of hockey socks.
The Bauer Performance Skate Sock is specifically designed to keep your feet dry within the hockey boots, preventing athlete’s foot, blisters, and general discomfort. These are wonderful socks and make for a great gift.
22. Team Hats
What better way is there to show your support of a team than off the ice and out of the rink? If you are looking for a gift for a hockey fan who loves all things hockey, getting a team hat as a present is perfect.
There are an array of options as far as team support goes, so don’t feel like you will need to settle for a team that isn’t what you are looking for. A hat can also be worn during games rink-side, showing off team spirit so the team knows that you are out there rooting for them.
23. Team Sweatshirts
Another type of hockey apparel that makes a great gift is team sweatshirts. Sweatshirts can be worn inside of the rink, helping to keep hockey fans warm next to the ice, but they can also be worn outside. This will allow fans to show off their team spirit even when they are not cheering for the team.
These sweatshirts are also great for wearing after hockey practice as the hockey player in your life transitions from the rink to the outside world. You really can’t go wrong with hoodies since they are comfortable, warm, and can be worn anywhere.
24. PlusMinus Ice in My Veins You Tee Shirt
If you are looking for a hockey gift for the littlest hockey player in your life, we suggest the Ice in my Veins t-shirt. This tee comes in a variety of sizes and is in a grey color.
Any hockey player will get a chuckle reading the shirt and the child wearing it will be able to beam with pride, knowing that he or she is showing off a great love for hockey.
This is a short-sleeved shirt, which means it can be really worn all year long, not just during hockey season.
If you are thinking more of a gift that is both smaller and inexpensive, there are some great choices still out there for you. Hockey accessories always make great gifts and they are incredibly useful as well, so you know that they will be well-appreciated by the hockey player in your life.
25. Howies Wax Pack
One of the most useful accessories that you can buy for a hockey player is the Howies Wax Pack. Every player, no matter what age or skill level, needs to have wax on hand, so you know that this gift would really be appreciated.
The Howie packs come with five rolls of high-quality tape as well as a tin of Howie’s famous stick wax, keeping your stick ready to go at any time.
26. Inglasco Puck Pail 18 Pack
Another great accessory choice is the Inglasco Puck Pail. This pail comes with 18 pucks, so it is literally a bucket of pucks. Having it packed neatly together makes it easy to transport as well.
Bringing your own pucks to practices and games will ensure that you have pucks to practice with when you aren’t playing. Any player could use spare pucks to have on hand, which is why this is such a great gift.
27. Hockey Gift Card
Finally, when all other gift ideas just don’t seem to make the grade for your needs, go with a Pure Hockey gift card. Pure Hockey is an online hockey store that has all of the things that hockey players really need. When you are having trouble choosing, let the player choose for him or herself. This way, you can’t go wrong!
28. Green Biscuit
The most dedicated hockey players really want to be able to play hockey just about anywhere. This is where the Green Biscuit comes in.
It is a hockey puck that can be played just about anywhere, allowing hockey players to work on stick handling and manoeuvres, even when they are off the ice.
The Green Biscuit is primarily designed for shot training and is made to withstand the impact of shooting.
This really makes a great gift that can be used right away and used many times. This set comes with two as well, including the original Green Biscuit and the Snipe version.
29. Scenturion Sports Odor Eliminator
You might need to be on a more personal level to give this next one to a hockey player in your life. Another accessory that is useful to hockey players is the Scenturion Sports Odor Eliminatory.
All sports unfortunately come with the side effect of sweat and smells, and hockey is no different.
The Scenturion spray allows athletes do remove some of the built up odor inside of their skates, gloves, and even their helmets, helping to freshen up the gear so it is easier to wear and more tolerable. This is a practical gift, but make sure the recipient will appreciate it first.
30. Superfeet Carbon Pro Hockey Insole
Superfeet, without a doubt, makes the best over the counter insoles that athletes can buy. These insoles are specific to hockey players, taking into account the increased level of support that athletes might need.
Superfeet also last for a long time, so whoever you are giving these to will be able to use them for countless hours on the ice. As a gift, these will impress the recipient immediately, providing a level of comfort that you generally cannot get from your hockey skates alone.
Venter in construction, these provide a great amount of air circulation within the skate boot, helping to wick water away.
Hey there, my name is Shawn and I’m a semi-professional hockey player. I’m also the founder and chief editor here at Hockey Pursuits. I love playing hockey and helping players improve their game and that’s why I decided to start this blog.