Disc Golf has gained a lot of popularity this year, and its trend as the fastest growing sport is only getting started. Are you wondering what to get the disc golfer on your list? We have the scoop on the best disc golf gift ideas for 2020. Here are our top picks for any budget, from beginner players to advanced.
#1 - STARTER SETS
Starter sets are great for players new to the game of disc golf, and for seasoned players looking to try out a new brand. Our top pick for the best disc golf starter set is the Axiom Discs Starter Set. This is one of our most popular sets, which is not surprising given that Axiom Discs produces some of the most visually unique discs in the game. If your disc golfer has a more traditional sense of style, the MVP Disc Sports Premium Starter Set is also a great choice.
Our top budget pick is the Value 3-Disc Starter Set, featuring three all-around great discs, hand-selected by our knowledgeable staff.
#2 - MYSTERY BOXES
Mystery Boxes take the guess-work out of gift giving, and are a hit with all disc golfers, from beginners to die-hards, and everyone in between. Get a variety of discs and/or other gear great for throwing, collecting, displaying, or trading with friends. Our top pick is the Special Run Mystery Box. This box is a great value on a stack of discs, and comes with a 1 in 3 chance of snagging a highly sought-after, limited run disc from one of a variety of manufacturers.
Our top budget pick is the Value 3-Pack Mystery Box. At a higher price point, but the absolute most bang for your buck in terms of value, is the Premium 8-Pack Mystery Box. Each box is guaranteed to have a mix of discs and other goodies with a value that is greater than the price.
#3 - HATS
Disc golfers love hats. Trucker hats are really making a comeback this year, a trend fully embraced by the disc golf world thanks to several touring disc golf pros. Our top pick for trucker hats is the Paul McBeth Trucker Hat, only recently back in stock after being sold out everywhere for most of the summer.
Our top budget pick is the Skybreed Discs Trucker Hat - very stylish, and a safe bet if you don’t want to risk rooting for the wrong pro team.
#4 - DISC RETRIEVERS
Disc retrievers are the real heroes, saving discs from certain doom when they end up in the most unlikely of places. They are a must have for playing in the woods or near water (in other words, for playing disc golf) and quickly pay for themselves by rescuing precious discs over and over again. It is no wonder disc retrievers are one of our most popular accessories. Our top pick for the best disc golf disc retriever is the telescopic Kwik-Stik. You can choose from the XL with hook, XL with frame, or the more compact mini version with hook. No matter which option you choose, your disc golfer is sure to be excited about their handy new Kwik-Stik.
#5 - BAGS
All these discs, gadgets, and accessories won’t carry themselves. Options for disc golf bags are almost endless, which makes it difficult to choose. We make it easy by breaking down our top picks for beginner, casual, and competition players.
Beginner Bags: These basic bags have enough room for the essentials. Our top pick for beginner bags is the Axiom Discs Shuttle Backpack, a stylish choice that comes in a variety of color options. For a more classic, traditional style, the Dynamic Discs Trooper Backpack is also a great choice.
Our top budget pick for beginners is the Prodigy BP-4 Backpack. At a lower price point, it still has plenty of room for some discs and a beverage.
For the true minimalist, the Discmania Starter Bag is great for any player who only carries a few discs and not much else.
Casual Bags: These bags are best for players with a larger arsenal of discs and accessories that have outgrown beginner or starter bags. While they can certainly be used in competitive tournament play, we simply reserved the tournament category for larger bags with more pockets. Our top pick for casual play is the very popular Dynamic Discs Commander Cooler Backpack, with a removable cooler compartment. A version without the cooler is also available here.
A great budget option is the Dynamic Discs Sniper Backpack – a great quality entry-level bag not to be taken lightly. We also love the comparable Discmania Fanatic 2 Backpack, which comes in a more classic black & orange.
Tournament Bags: Serious competition requires some serious equipment. And pockets. Our top pick for players with all the gear is the Dynamic Discs Combat Ranger Backpack. This bag is high-quality and can carry it all – except ‘maybe’ the kitchen sink. If you can’t fit it in this bag, then you might not need it.
Our top budget pick is the Prodigy BP-1 V3 Backpack. With tons of room, this light-weight bag is a great option for the most serious (or just seriously well prepared) players.
Practice bags: In a category of their own, practice bags are a great gift idea for those who have it all and then some. These duffel-style bags, like the Prodigy Practice Bag V2 (2020 Model) hold plenty of extra discs (back-ups, anyone?) for toting to tournaments or the practice field – or just to get them off of the garage floor. These are so handy, most of our staff members have (at least) one. Some of us may even have a few. We might have issues though…
#6 - ROVIC CARTS
Rovic carts are the best gear in the game. These carts are well-constructed to handle a variety of terrain, lightweight, designed to fit any dual-strap disc golf bag, and easily fold into a compact travel size. We are having a hard time finding a reason not to own one. There are also a variety of accessories for the Rovic RV1D, including the very popular cooler bag & seat.
#7 - BASKETS ("TARGETS")
Portable disc golf baskets (aka “targets”) serve two purposes. First, there is nothing quite like the ‘crash’ of the chains when sinking a putt, so they are a great way to bring the fun home. Second, one of the most challenging aspect of the sport of disc golf for most of us is the accuracy needed on the putting green. Skilled putting takes a lot of practice, so these baskets are a great way to build these skills.
Our top pick for the best overall portable disc golf basket goes to the MVP Black Hole Pro Portable Basket With Transit Carrying Case. In addition to being a well-constructed and durable target, it has a few available accessories that put it over the top – like the Transit storage/carrying case that comes with this version, and the optional Precision Conversion Kit that converts it into a narrower chain configuration to help players hone their putting precision and accuracy. The Legacy Discs Sharpshooter Portable Basket is unique in that it allows for an additional, narrower chain configuration right out of the box, without the need for a conversion kit.
Our top budget pick is the Axiom Light Portable Basket. True to the style of Axiom Discs, it is available in a variety of vibrant colors. Great quality for the price.
#8 - ACCESSORIES
There are many options for accessories to help a player’s game – you are sure to find something for any taste and budget. Face masks, towels, mini-markers, disc retrievers, dry bags, reusable water bottles, stainless steel growlers, hats and beanies are all useful disc golf gift ideas. Some accessories come in specially priced bundles, such as the Accessory Bundle, which includes a towel, mini-marker, and dry bag, and the Water Bottle Bundle, which includes a premium stainless steel water bottle, towel, and mini-marker.
#9 - STOCKING STUFFERS
Here are some handy disc golf gift ideas that fit conveniently into stockings. Gift cards, face masks, mini-markers, dry bags, mini-retrievers, water bottles, and towels. There are many smaller accessory options, and we offer a specially priced Skybreed Discs Accessory Bundle that includes a towel, mini-marker, and dry bag, and a Skybreed Disc Water Bottle Bundle that includes a premium stainless steel water bottle, towel, and mini-marker...the perfect disc golf stocking stuffers!
#10 - GIFT CARDS
Simply give the gift of disc golf, and let them customize their own selections.
We hope this guide has been helpful and given you lots of ideas for the best disc golf gift ideas for your favorite disc golfer! USPS recommends getting orders placed by December 16th for the best chance of gifts arriving in time for Christmas using USPS First Class Mail Service. Larger freight items such as baskets may require extra time.