Hi! We are Frankie and Natalie, most commonly known as the Picklebabes. We are female pickleball players and content creators from sunny Southern California. We have been playing pickleball for about two years now and we play both recreationally and in plenty of tournaments. We also happen to be excellent gift-givers. With the holidays rapidly approaching, we are sharing some of our favorite gifts from Pickleball Central to cover everyone on our list this year!
What I would get my boyfriend for Christmas:
This theragun mini is the perfect gift for my boyfriend. . I love the portable size so he can take it with him when we travel, and we think he will get so much use out of this when he is recovering from long days of pickleball! A massage gun is a great gift idea for anyone active on your list.
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What I would get my mom for Christmas:
I love this ZUCA Sport Pickleball Cart Bundle as a gift for my mom. She loves to play recreationally and just started playing in tournaments, so I know she will appreciate a nice bag to keep all her pickleball gear together. This cart is customizable with four different colored frames, it is easy to transport with wheels and a long handle, and this way she can save her back, as it acts as a seat for when she needs to get off her feet!
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What we would get our besties for Christmas:
This FILA fanny pack is a great gift for our pickleball besties! We love this fanny pack to keep all of our essentials when we are walking around a tournament venue. I love the sporty look and the classic colors match any outfit! It is the perfect size for my phone, keys, sunnies and wallet, and is sure to get your bestie some compliments.
Another great option for a friend is some pickleball clothing. We love the back detail of this AvaLee By Selkirk Crossover Open-Back Tank. We love the fit of this tank and love that our friends can layer it under a jacket or wear it on its own once the weather warms up!
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Any pickleballer on my list can use new court shoes. These Head Sprint Pro 3.5 Shoe court shoes are classic and comfortable but provide great support. I love all the color options, but knowing my grandma, she would love classic white because they will go with everything!
What I would get my grandpa for Christmas:
I would get my grandpa some Zelus Pro Insoles. He has plantar fasciitis and anything to help him play longer would be a great gift from me! They provide great arch support and comfort as well.
What I would get my dad for Christmas:
I would love to get my dad a few small things that can easily fit in a stocking. These GAMMA Pickleball Pro Wrap Overgrip along with some Pickleball Lead Tape will allow him to keep his paddle looking and feeling good going into the new year. I would also add some Pickleball Cocktail from Jigsaw Health and this cute pickleball shaped Pickleball Ice Pack to give him some additional hydration when he’s playing and keep his water ice cold. We love giving practical gifts and these are things that he will always be able to use.
And if you just aren't sure what exactly they need for pickleball in the new year, give a Pickleball Central Gift Certificate!
Pickleball Central made all of our holiday shopping a breeze this year! Their site is truly a one-stop shop for any gift you might need for any pickleball player on your list this year. Don’t forget to pick up a little something up for yourself while you are there, you deserve it! Follow along with us @picklebabes for more pickleball gifting tips and big thank you to Pickleball Central for making our gifting dreams come true!