Buying gifts can be a little tricky, however, if the person you are shopping for loves golf, then that at least gives you a good head start. But what to get? In this post, I want to share with you some inexpensive gifts for golfers that any fan would love to receive.
Whether you are buying a gift for a family member or a co-worker, fundamentally there are four types of gifts you can buy a golfer:
- Something that improves their game
- Something that is useful during a round of golf
- Something that is a nice golf related gift
- Something that is just a lot of fun
So your first task is to decide what type of golf gifts your intended would appreciate.
If they are a beginner golfer, then maybe a training aid would be a good idea. However, if they have been golfing for a while, maybe something they can use on the course that has an element of personalization or something classy with a golf theme. inexpensive golf gifts don’t necessarily mean bad golf gifts.
Finally is my favorite type of gift, the fun ones make the best golf gifts. From exploding golf balls to toilet games, there are always some great fun golf gifts to buy.
In this list, I have rounded up 10 gifts for golfers under $50 with something for every category above. So let’s crack on.
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10 Inexpensive gifts for golfers under $50
- Indoor putting green
- Golf Whiskey Glasses
- Personalized golf ball marker
- SKLZ Golf Tempo Golf Swing Trainer
- Rukket Pop Up Golf Chipping Net
- Club groove sharpener and cleaning tool
- SelfieGOLF Golf Analyzer Cell Phone Holder
- Toilet Golf!
- Golf-Club Style Grill Accessories Kit
- Golf Cart Speaker Mount
1. Indoor putting green
Putting is one of the fundamental skills you must master to become a good golfer, and the only way to master putting is to practice, practice, practice. However, not everyone has the time to spend hours on the putting green which is where the Putt-A-Bout indoor putting green comes in.
Putt-A-Bout is a popular brand of indoor golfing mats that are hard-wearing and easily affordable. Perfect for year-round practice and make some of the best gifts.
The kidney-shaped green has three cups to give the player plenty of practice targets, while the built-in sand traps are designed to catch missed shots.
The green also offers a high-quality putting surface designed to stay smooth over time.
- Manufactured from PET resin
2. Golf Whiskey Glasses
I love these golf-themed whisky glasses. They are well-made glasses, very sturdy glass but without a clunky appearance and surprisingly cheap.
If your friend or family member is a fan of both golf and whisky, then this is a slam dunk gift. If you need to up the stakes a bit, maybe you can gift them with a bottle of their favorite Scotch.
The glasses are strong and durable for daily use yet remain elegant, eye-catching, and sure to draw lots of conversation. They feature the typical heavy bottom that you would expect from a whisky glass while having a rounded, dimpled design in the appearance of a golf ball.
- 10 Ounces Each - Each glass is perfectly sized for whiskey, rum, scotch, bourbon, or any other drink of your choice. A great present for groomsmen, retirees, and anyone who loves a good drink
3. Personalized golf ball marker
Golf ball markers are a simple, yet essential piece of golfing equipment. They are simply used to mark where your ball was on the green while the other players you’re up against take their shot.
But just because they are simple, doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with them.
With this set of personalized golf ball markers, you can upload up to three photos. Now, I said at the beginning you had the choice to get a classy gift or have some fun. So the photos you choose are totally up to you. But, I would suggest that going as far back as possible of their Facebook page will yield some good options!
As an additional bonus, along with the three markers, you also have a hat clip included too, so they can just attach them to their hat and off they go.
If you wanted to go the extra yard, you could also throw in some personalized golf balls. Just choose a picture to be printed onto them.
However, just be careful if you go for a family photo, I’m not sure how the partner may react to having their smiling face printed on something about to be hit 300 yards up a fairway!
- Golf Ball Marker - Slightly Over 1" (26.3 mm) Diameter
4. SKLZ Golf Tempo Golf Swing Trainer
Golf, like every other skill, is not learned in a day. It requires dedicated practice time to improve your golf game. However, even if you can’t get to the golf range, then there are still great training aids.
Golf swing trainers are specifically made to improve a golfer’s swing tempo, timing, and grip position. Best of all, it can be done anywhere making it a perfect gift.
This versatile tempo and grip trainer from SKLZ includes interchangeable weights to simulate both woods and irons. The molded training grip provides ideal hand placement and a position to produce a correct golf grip.
Aside from practicing your swing, it can also help with warming up and stretching before an early round of golf. It builds and stretches golf-specific muscles without having to pull out your clubs.
- Training grip provides the correct hand position for the right golf grip
5. Rukket Golf Collapsible Chipping Net
This is another one of those cheap golf gifts that any beginner or professional golfer will love. If your pal or special person is the type that can practice golf in their backyard then this is ideal. Golf chipping nets are good for practicing close green play, ideal for creating birdie and eagle setup opportunities.
The Rukket Pop Up Chipping Net is easy to construct using the high-quality fiberglass poles provided, peg it into the ground and you’re set to go. Thanks to its lightweight nature and handy carry bag, this is perfect for the garden, park, or even warming up on the golf course
And. I also love the fact that it comes with 12 foam balls. Dare I say it for indoor practice too!
- BECOME A SHORT GAME GURU: Sharpen your skills with the ultimate folding golf chipping net! This bundle includes (1) Rukket Pop Up Golf Chipping Net, (12) Rukket Sports Foam Practice Balls and (1)...
6. Club groove sharpener and cleaning tool
Golf Groove Sharpeners are basically made for reviving worn-out grooves to keep golf clubs in tip-top condition and make a great gift to be used on golf courses.
The grooves in a golf club are important for your ball control, especially if you need to put some backspin onto the ball to grip the green. Failure to look after them can easily result in sloppy play.
I like this VideoPUP Golf Groove Sharpener and Cleanerset as it combines the golf groove sharpener with 6 different settings with a cleaning tool. Perfect for when a player has lost their groove, usually due to the chunky divots being carved up and there is some mud to clean. This set will help serious golfers get their groove back.
7. SelfieGOLF Golf Analyzer Cell Phone Holder
Aligning a phone for a golf swing can often be a real pain. If you have a tripod it takes a lot of time and slows your play down, if you try to balance it on something, it will almost never be straight. This is a very cool gadget that can help.
The SelfieGOLF has specially made features like holders and clips to enable golfers to easily set up their phone and record their progress on camera.
It is designed to fit on golf clubs, alignment rods, and it also works well clipped to golf stand bags and tour bags.
The clip can hold all phone sizes and is a great tool for those that take an active interest in their swing, helping them to record it, analyze and see where they can make improvements.
One thing that a few users do point out is the price. For what is basically a system of clipping your phone to a golf bag, it seems a little expensive. But just have a read-through of some of the many reviews and you’ll see that plenty of people regard it as good value.
- Easy clip system - set up and adjust height in seconds to record golf swing video[ No Help Needed ]
8. Potty Putter Toilet Time Golf Game
You can probably guess what category of gift this fits into, but if you are doing a secret Santa at work or want fun cheap golf gifts, this is certainly among the best golf gifts for all golf enthusiasts.
It is a well-known fact that we usually tend to engage in all sorts of distractions while taking a “break” in the restroom. While many of us have developed the habit of fiddling with our phones, why not use it to improve putting skills?
This is where Toilet Golf comes in. The Potty Putter, on Amazon, includes a putting green mat, cup and flag, 2 golf balls, and a putter. It also comes with a fun “Do Not Disturb” door hanger to let everyone outside the bathroom door know you’re busy putting on the potty!
It does say on the packaging that it is suitable for office use too, I’m not sure if they mean in the office or in your workplace bathroom, but I’d probably recommend staying away from the latter.
- PUTT-Y TRAINING - Help even the crappiest golfer improve their putting game while pulling double duty and answering nature's call
9. Golf-Club Style Grill Accessories Kit
Another one in the just for fun category, albeit a little more useful than toilet golf, is this awesome Golf-Club Style Grill Accessories Kit.
The Poligo Grill Accessories on Amazon are a set of barbeque utensils for cooking meat, sausages, cheese grills, etc. and include:
- Stainless Steel Grill Tongs
- Stainless Steel Grill Fork
- Stainless Steel Barbeque Spatula
- Silicone Basting Brush
- Golf Ball Salt and Pepper Shakers
- Golf-club Style Storage Bag
I think my favorite detail is the design of the handles that mimic golf club grips and will make sure your golf-loving grill fan will have a sturdy grip of his sausages. But I also love the fact that it includes balls too in the form of salt and pepper shakers.
The neat bag means this is a great set for travel, so ideal if you’re grilling at home or tailgating like a pro.
- Unique and Basic Golf Grilling Set: The 7pcs golfers bbq kit includes golf-club style barbecue spatula, power grill tongs, grill fork, 2 Golf-Ball Style salt & pepper shaker, silicone basting brush...
10. Golf Cart Speaker Mount
Finally, we have something that is quite cool for those that want to enjoy a bit of music while they play.
The Home Mount Golf Cart Speaker Mount is a well-made strap or mount that is perfect for attaching a small speaker safely to a golf cart or even your bag. It is made of scratch-proof material, meaning you limit any risk of damage to the speaker and can fit speakers up to 12 inches in size.
While it is a simple gift, it is insanely useful. Especially when you think it can be used outside of golf. It can be attached to a ladder if doing DIY on the weekend while wishing they were on the golf course or even a bike. It really is a handy little strap. Just check out all the positive reviews.
- MORE CONVENIENT LIFE - portable speaker mount for golf cart - Totally focused on the fun of playing golf and enjoy the music at anytime and anywhere.
Bonus ideas – golf accessories
The essential piece of golf equipment and ultimate in useful golf gifts, a dozen golf balls. They are something that golfers will use every round and make excellent value if you are buying for a friend. There are balls for every golfer, from beginners to pros, even golf balls that can help correct a slice.
Of course, if you want something a bit more fun, you can also go down the personalization route. But one tip, whatever you do, don’t buy them green golf balls, that would just be mean.
Another utilitarian gift for a golfer would be a cool new golf glove. Again, there are many gloves, from cold weather gloves to golf gloves that are good for arthritis pain relief. If you know your golfer fried struggles with something specific, there is probably a glove for that.
If you’re really struggling, you can’t go wrong with a golf towel, a simple, helpful good gift. There are thousands to choose from, from branded and boring to funky, cool fun designs. While I’d still choose a toilet putting game over anything else, if they are an accountant or just really boring, then you can’t go wrong with a towel.
Inexpensive golf gifts: My personal pick
Choosing the best golf gift ideas out of these items is definitely a difficult decision because all the items on this list are great options. Luckily, that is now on you, my work is done!
However, if I am prompted to make a personal favorite out of all the gifts for golfers under $50 on this list, then that would be the golf whiskey glasses.
I just think they are a unique gift that looks the part and is ideal for new or experienced golfers.
Of course, toilet golf is also a no-brainer for the golfer in your life.
What about you? Do you have any favorites on this list or think something is missing? Let me know in the comments