Do you have a bowling fan on your Christmas list, but don’t have a clue what you should buy? It’s OK, it isn’t that difficult. And we’re here to help.
We’ve compiled a list of bowling-related present ideas to help make your decision that much easier. From bowling balls, bags, shoes, equipment, and other accessories, there’s something for everyone on the list — men, women, and children. We’ve included some higher-priced items, but also inexpensive ones to cover everyone’s budget.
So continue reading below to see some of the most popular Christmas gift ideas for bowlers.
1. Mueller Green Fitted Wrist Brace
Bowling can take a toll on you and the best-selling Mueller Green Fitted Wrist Brace helps relieve pain and swelling from carpel tunnel syndrome and other ailments. Your thumb and fingers will get full range of motion while your wrist and affected area receives maximum support and stability so you can bowl more with less discomfort.
Made of soft, lightweight materials (latex-free and recycled, too), the Mueller Green has two adjustable straps so you can get a custom fit. Another plus, it is anti-microbial to help eliminate odors. The brace is available in both left- and right-hand as well as 2 sizes — small/medium 5 inches to 8 inches and large/extra large 8 inches to 10 inches. It is also unisex.
If you want a different style, check out the CopperJoint Copper Wrist Support Compression Sleeve.
Price: From $12.19 to $12.83; price varies depending on style and size
2. BSI Deluxe Single Ball Tote Bag
The BSI Deluxe Single Ball Tote Bag has everything you need to carry around your gear in style and at a good price. Made of a heavy duty ramie/poly fabric, the bag can hold 1 ball (with a removable foam ball cup included) and a pair of shoes up to size 14 in its side compartment. There’s also a zippered accessories pocket for valuables or other equipment.
There’s an adjustable and removable shoulder strap for easy carrying, and the reinforced handles and metal hardware add to its durability. The bag is available in 6 different color styles — Black/Red (pictured), Black/Black, Black/Blue, Black/Pink, Black/Purple, and Black/Orange — and each can be had for $26 or less.
Need more room? Take a look at the BSI Double Ball Roller Bowling Bag here.
Price: Black/Red pictured at $26.52; price varies depending on color style
3. Brunswick TZone Indigo Swirl Bowling Ball
If you have a new bowler on your Christmas list, the Brunswick TZone Indigo Swirl is a great second ball. Brunswick is a household name in the bowling world, and this line is inexpensive and promotes straighter throws. It’s got a bullet core which helps in weight distribution and a durable polyester (usually referred to as plastic) cover with a crown factory shine finish.
This particular color scheme is called “Indigo Swirl” but there are other options available. The ball is available in a number of different weights: 6, 8 through 16.
If you’re shopping for a more advanced player, take a look at the Storm Mix Urethane Bowling Ball, which has a urethane cover.
Price: From $49.95; price varies depending on weight
4. Dexter Men’s DX22551 100-P Pro-AM II Right Handed Bowling Shoes
Bring your game to the next level in style and performance with the Dexter Men’s DX22551 100-P Pro-AM II Right Handed Bowling Shoes. The right shoe features a traction sole for a better push off, while the left shoe is the slide sole.
The synthetic shoe has a soft upper for added comfort and a padded tongue and collar for extra stability. The blucher upper pattern promotes an custom, adjustable fit. The shoes also feature a raised heel, classic rubber outsole, and hand-stitched lines.
Shopping for the lady bowler in your life? Check out the Dexter Dani Bowling Shoes.
Price: From $54.49 to $59.95; price varies depending on size and availability
5. Brunswick Microfiber See Saw
The Brunswick Microfiber See Saw will keep your bowling ball clean and protected to maximize its playability, performance, and longevity. Made of cotton, the See Saw has a durable microfiber construction which can absorb up to 7 times its weight, while it locks in dirt and moisture.
It’s easy to use, simple place the ball in and rock it back and forth (as a see saw works) to get a thorough cleaning.
If you’re going to keep your ball in a bag or locker, wrap it in the Brunswick See Saw for protection from scratches and nicks. This See Saw is Black/Navy in color and is machine washable (note: using fabric softener isn’t recommended).
If you’re looking for an alternative, take a look at the Microfiber Bowling Ball Polisher Cleaner See Saw by Beckly.
6. bowlingball.com Monster Tac Remove All Bowling Ball Cleaner
It’s imperative you keep your equipment clean and the Monster Tac Remove All Cleaner from bowlingball.com is guaranteed to do that for your bowling balls. There are a number of hazards which can affect the performance of your bowling ball. Dirt, belt marks, and oil don’t stand a chance.
Monster Tac Cleaner is safe for all coverstocks and surfaces. Even better, the product is approved to be used before, during, or after league play by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). You can clean your bowling ball at any time.
For a different solution, learn more about the Storm Reacta Shine Reactive Polish & Cleaner, which comes in a bowling pin-shaped bottle.
Price: 4 ounces for $8.99; 32 ounces for $29.99
7. Ebonite Heavy Duty Bowling Shoe Brush
Looking for perfect stocking stuffer? The Heavy Duty Bowling Shoe Brush from Ebonite is perfect thanks to its compact size. But don’t let the small stature fool you, this brush gets the job done.
It features an easy-to-grip plastic handle and strong, yet non-damaging, wire brush fibers. Use the brush on the sole of your shoes to get the ideal slide you’re looking for. It’ll get into crevices and scrapes to clean out dirt and debris build-up, keeping your shoes clean and effective while extending their shelf life.
8. Kids Plastic 12 Piece Bowling Set Party Toys by Fun Express
Not everybody is ready to hit the lanes just yet. And the Kids Plastic 12 Piece Bowling Set Party Toys by Fun Express will provide hours of entertainment for the newest bowlers.
Both the pins (10 pins in all) and balls (2) are made of sturdy plastic so they won’t cause any damage in your home. The pins measure 8 inches high and the balls are 4 inches in diameter, so they are a perfect size for even the tiniest players.
Fan of the movie “Frozen”? Click here to get the Frozen Bowling Set from What Kids Want.
9. bowlingball.com Microfiber Ultra Dry Grip Ball
The key to bowling success is consistency. And sweaty hands will only lead to consistently poor throws. Get rid of those clammy hands with the Microfiber Ultra Dry Grip Ball from bowlingball.com. The microfiber construction absorbs to keep your hand cool and dry and that will help you get more control and consistency on every roll. It’s small enough to fit comfortably in your bowling bag.
And the bag has an ergonomic shape for an easy grip. Another great fit for a stocking stuffer, the Ultra Dry Grip Ball bag is available in 3 different colors — Black/Grey, Black/Red, and Navy/Grey (pictured above).
For a different model, check out the Brunswick Microfiber Grip Ball.
10. Hilton Monterey Bowling Shirt
Of course you need a comfort and stylish shirt to bowl in, and the Hilton Monterey Shirt can do that for you. Made of of 100 percent polyester, each shirt features a tailored self-fabric collar with contrast stitching, hemmed sleeves, and contrast pocket trim. It’s a throwback to the retro style.
The shirt is available in 5 different colors — Moss/Black, Gold/Black, Royal/Black, Khaki/Black, and Cranberry/Black — in a wide range of sizes (small up to 3XL). Also, the shirt is unisex.
If you want to see another option, take a look at the NFL Bowling Shirt Strike Plus from Littlearth, which is available in most teams.
Price: From $29.00; price varies depending on size, color, and availability