Top 20 Best Baseball Gifts for Christmas 2017

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Finding the ideal Christmas gift can be so difficult sometimes. Even just coming up with ideas can be tough. Well if you have a baseball fan on your list, you’re in luck, because we have plenty of gift ideas.

We’ve compiled a list below so you can pick out the perfect Christmas present for the baseball fan in your life. Whether you’re buying for a player or a fan or both, there is something for everyone, including MLB jerseys and gear, hats, baseball equipment, training gear, and other accessories.

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So keep reading below to see some of the best and most popular baseball gifts for Christmas 2017.


1. Louisville Slugger Vapor 17 BBCOR (-3) Baseball Bat

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The one-piece, 7-Series alloy Louisville Slugger Vapor 17 gives you a top-notch bat at a great price. With a balanced swing weight and a durable synthetic leather grip, the Vapor 17 is BBCOR certified for both high school and college players.

It has a 31/32 inch tapered handle, a -3 ounce length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter. The bat is available in 31-, 32-, 33-, and 34-inch lengths. The Vapor 17 offers supreme value from one of baseball’s most recognizable brands.

Check out our post on the best BBCOR, metal, and aluminum bats for more options and reviews.

Price: $76.03 (24 percent off MSRP)

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Buy the Louisville Slugger Vapor 17 BBCOR (-3) Baseball Bat here.


2. Rawlings Official League Recreational Use Baseballs 12-Pack

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Get your baseballs in bulk with the Rawlings Official League Recreational Use 12-Pack. The baseballs are official size and weight and are ideal for leisurely games and practice.

Each ball also features a solid cork and rubber center, a synthetic leather cover with major league seams, and has a superior grip. The set comes with a reusable mesh bag with a drawstring for easy carrying and storing. Rawlings is the official baseball of MLB.

If you’re looking for bulk practice balls, take a look at the Bucket of 30 Practice Baseball from Rawlings, which have minor imperfections.

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Price: $19.97 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Rawlings Official League Recreational Use Baseballs 12-Pack here.


3. Rawlings Player Preferred Outfield Glove

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If you’re going to pick up a new glove before Spring Training, take a look into the Player Preferred Series from Rawlings. Made of the highest quality materials, you’ll get a custom fit thanks to the adjustable velcro strap. The leather lace web pocket is durable and soft, and ready to shag all the fly balls that come your way. It’s also easy to break in as the full-grain leather shell helps enable shape retention.

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The glove is available in both right- and left-handed options. This particular model is 12.5 inches and is ideal for the outfield, but there are other sizes available, including 12 inches, 13 inches, 14 inches, catcher’s mitt, and first base glove.

Help break in that mitt even faster and pick up some Wilson Premium Glove Oil.

Price: $57.80 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Rawlings Player Preferred Outfield Glove here.


4. Under Armour Men’s Clean-Up VI Batting Gloves

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The Clean-Up VI Batting Gloves are highlighted by Under Armour’s HeatGear technology on the back of the hand, which on wicks away sweat quickly to keep you dry and comfortable at the plate. You’ll get an amazing grip and plenty of flexibility thanks to the embossed synthetic overlays and the goatskin leather palm ensure a super soft feel and long-lasting durability.

The Clean-Up VI also has palm side finger perforations for extra air ventilation and an inside tag so you can personalize it with your name. Another positive is that the gloves are sold in pairs, so you’re getting both left- and right-handed gloves for one low price. The Clean-Up VI Batting Gloves are available in a dozen colors (Black/Black is pictured) and sizes (small to extra large).

These are also available in youth sizes, so click here to learn more about the Under Armour Boys’ Clean-Up VI Batting Gloves.

Price: From $14.99; price varies depending on color and availability

Buy the Under Armour Men’s Clean-Up VI Batting Gloves here.


5. Kurt Adler New York Yankees Baseball In Leather Glove Ornament

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It’s almost time to start decorating your Christmas tree, so make that Yankees fan on your list a happy one with the Kurt Adler Baseball In Leather Glove Ornament. The rubber ornament is a tan glove with a baseball with a baseball, which bears the Yankees famous logo.

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Also ideal as a stocking stuffer, the ornament stands 2.5 inches tall and will add some flair to any Christmas tree.

Price: $9.51

Buy the Kurt Adler New York Yankees Baseball In Leather Glove Ornament here.


6. MLB Desk Caddy by Schutt

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Spruce up your desk with style and functionality with the MLB Desk Caddy by Schutt. With a mini helmet design, the caddy will hold pens, pencils, markers, scissors, and even business cards. Each caddy features your favorite team’s logo and colors.

Available in all 30 teams (the Chicago Cubs are pictured), it can easily be cleaned by wiping it with a cloth and will make the perfect addition to any desk at home, in school, or the office.

Price: $23.34 (27 percent off MSRP)

Buy the MLB Desk Caddy by Schutt here.


7. MLB Mini Pennant Set

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The mLB Mini Pennant Set by Rico Industries makes the perfect gift for the ultimate baseball fan. You’ll get a pennant for all 30 MLB teams, each featuring logos and team colors (single-sided printing). Each pennant is made of felt and is officially licensed by Major League Baseball.

Each pennant measures 4 inches by 9 inches and makes a great addition to any room in the house or your office.

Price: $14.95

Buy the MLB Mini Pennant Set here.


8. MLB Strength Fleece Throw Blanket 50-inch by 60-inch

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Winter is coming, so you’ll have to find a way to keep warm. How about the MLB Strength Fleece Throw Blanket? Measuring 50 inches by 60 inches, the blanket is made of 100 percent soft polyester and is designed to provide warmth whether you’re at the stadium on a chilly night or curled up on the couch.

The blanket features your favorite team’s logo in team colors. is also machine washable. Not every team is available, but you can get fans of the Giants (pictured), Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, White Sox, Royals, Dodgers, Mets, Phillies, and Pirates.

Price: Giants shown at $14.99 (6 percent off MSRP); price depends on team and availability

Buy the MLB Strength Fleece Throw Blanket 50-inch by 60-inch here.


9. SKLZ Target Batting Training Aid

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Help improve your child’s all-around batting with the SKLZ Target Batting Training Aid. The gadget is designed to increase power, bat speed, swing mechanics, and confidence. Perfect for one-on-one practice, the SKLZ Target Batting Trainer measures 52 inches long and it will give you instant feedback as you aim to improve your swing.

The training aid is suitable for ages 7 and up and for both left- and right-handed hitters. This item is also available for softball players for $43.61.

Price: $17.65

Buy the SKLZ Target Batting Training Aid here.


10. BallQube Grandstand Baseball Holder Display Case and Stand

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Show off and protect your newly-autographed (and expensive) baseball in style with the Grandstand Baseball Holder Display Case and Stand by BallQube. Resting on a solid wood base, the case is perfect for your home or office.

The case has been UV tested and will block out 98 percent of the sun’s rays to preserve the ball and extend its life. It measures 2.88 inches by 2.88 inches by 2.88 inches and will securely hold a regulation size baseball. Not only can it be used to hold autographed baseballs, but memorable ones in general. Perhaps from a game-winning hit or one you caught at the stadium.

Price: $11.75

Buy the BallQube Grandstand Baseball Holder Display Case and Stand here.


11. MLB ’47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat

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Show off your team pride in style and comfort all year long in the MLB Clean Up Adjustable Hat by ’47 Brand. The cap is garment washed for a softer look and feel.

Available in all 30 MLB teams, the hat is made of 100 percent cotton twill and has an unstructured, relaxed fit. It features a low crown, curved bill, and raised embroidered of your favorite team’s logo on the front (the St. Louis Cardinals are pictured above). The adjustable snap back buckle makes it one size fits most.

If you prefer a different style, check out the MLB Game Team Classic 39THIRTY Stretch Fitted Cap by New Era.

Price: Starting at $14.99; price varies depending on team and availability

Buy the MLB ’47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat here.


12. 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Retail Factory Set (705 Cards) with 2 Aaron Judge Rookies

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If you’ve got a collector on your Christmas list, the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Retail Factory Card Set is a must-have for every die hard. It includes every card from Topps’ Series 1 and Series 2, which is 705 total cards.

You’ll get brand new, mint condition cards of the biggest stars in the game, including 2017 MVP Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, and Giancarlo Stanton, to name a few. Also in the set are two rookie cards of the Yankees’ Aaron Judge, the American League Rookie of the Year.

Price: $49.99 (12 percent off MSRP)

Buy the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Retail Factory Set (705 Cards) with 2 Aaron Judge Rookies here.


13. Majestic Jose Altuve Houston Astros Navy 2017 World Series Champions Team Logo Cool Base Player Jersey

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He’s a World Series champion and now the 2017 American League MVP, commemorate this amazing season with the Majestic Jose Altuve Houston Astros Navy 2017 World Series Champions Team Logo Cool Base Player Jersey.

Made of 100 percent polyester, the jersey features Cool Base technology, which is a moisture-wicking fabric designed to keep you cool and comfortable. Other highlights include heat-sealed name and number on the back, sewn-on tackle twill graphics, a tagless collar, and this particular jersey has a World Series champions patch on the sleeve.

Not an Astros fan? Don’t worry, FansEdge has thousands of jersey options for every player on every team, including custom-made jerseys, throwbacks, and replicas. Browse the entire MLB jersey store at FansEdge here.

Price: $134.99

Buy the Majestic Jose Altuve Houston Astros Navy 2017 World Series Champions Team Logo Cool Base Player Jersey here.


14. Franklin Sports MLB Throw-Down 5 Piece Rubber-Tek Base Set

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Turn your backyard into a baseball diamond with the Franklin Sports MLB Throw-Down 5 Piece Rubber-Tek Base Set. In the set you’ll receive a home plate, three bases, and a pitchers mound. They’re also weather-resistant and can be used indoors on gym floors.

Perfect for baseball, softball, and kickball, the set is available in 3 different colors — White (pictured), Orange, and Grow in the Dark. Turn any field into a practice and playing ground for hours of fun.

Check out the Franklin Sports MLB 4-Piece Deluxe Throw Down Rubber Base Set for an alternative option.

Price: White shown at $19.69; Glow in the Dark $19.39; Orange $13.99

Buy the Franklin Sports MLB Throw-Down 5 Piece Rubber-Tek Base Set here.


15. Rukket 6-Piece Baseball Hitting Net with Weighted Training Balls

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Stop chasing baseballs around the field and maximize your practice time with the Rukket Sports 6-Piece Baseball Hitting Net with Weighted Training Balls. This bundle includes a net measuring 7 feet by 7 feet, 3 PurePower weighted training balls, a strike zone pitching target, and a carrying case.

As mentioned above, it serves a dual-purpose and can be used for both hitting and pitching for baseball and softball. And it’s designed to last, featuring 7-ply knotless netting with a thick, sturdy frame for added durability and stability when practicing. It unfolds and folds in seconds and fits into the carrying case for easy transport. Rukket also provides a 100 percent lifetime warranty.

If you’re looking for a model a little bit less expensive, but just as effective, check out the PowerNet Baseball and Softball Practice Net.

Price: $84.99

Buy the Rukket 6-Piece Baseball Hitting Net with Weighted Training Balls here.


16. MLB Grandslam Full/Queen Comforter and 2 Sham Set

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Sleep in style with the MLB Grandslam Full/Queen Comforter and 2 Sham Set in the choice of your favorite team. Perfect for the super fan, the comforter and sham set will add flair to any bedroom.

The set is made of 100 percent polyester and is machine washable. The comforter measures 86 inches by 86 inches and the shams are 20 inches by 30 inches. Both the comforter and shams feature the team logo and name in team colors. The set is available in most MLB teams.

Don’t have a full or queen sized bed? Learn more about the MLB Soft & Cozy 5-Piece Twin Size Bed in a Bag Set here.

Price: From $89.13; price varies depending on team and availability

Buy the MLB Grandslam Full/Queen Comforter and 2 Sham Set here.


17. Under Armour Men’s UA Deception Mid DT Baseball Cleats

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The Under Armour Men’s Deception Mid DT Baseball Cleats debuted last year, but boast some of the advance technology UA has to offer. Style, comfort, and performance all wrapped into one.

Some of the innovative features include: UA DiamondTips, which combine molded Plebax and metal for a lightweight and ultimate traction; UA ClutchFit technology, which provides maximum ankle support; an internal booty that’ll form to your foot for a custom fit; an integrated 3D molded tongue; and a full-length cushioned midsole for added comfort and response. The cleat is available in 6 different colors (Red/White is pictured above) in various sizes.

Price: $65.99

Buy the Under Armour Men’s UA Deception Mid DT Baseball Cleats here.


18. Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag

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Store all your baseball gear with ease and style with the Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag. Made of 600D polyester, the bag has plenty of space and features reinforced, padded straps for comfort and easy carrying, a compartment for bats, and a separate valuables pocket. Other highlights include massive zippers for extra durability and vented pockets to help gear dry quickly to eliminate odors.

The bag is available in 4 colors — Royal (pictured above), Black, Navy, and Red. It measures 36 inches long by 9 inches wide by 9 inches high, while Royal also comes in a different size, if you wish. The other dimensions are 35.5 inches long by 9.75 inches wide by 11.75 inches high.

If you would like to see another option, take a look at the Easton E110BP Bat Pack, which is more of a backpack style.

Price: $28.29 (17 percent off MSRP); prices vary depending on color, size, and availability

Buy the Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag here.


19. New Era Toasty Cover Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom

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Keep warm and fashionable while showing off your team pride this winter with the Toasty Cover Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom by New Era.

Made of 100 percent acrylic, the hat features a stretch fit, embroidered graphics of your favorite team’s logo (the Washington Nationals are pictured above), woven graphics, and a pom pom on top.

Not a fan of the Nationals or looking for a different style? FansEdge has hundreds of hats in all styles for all MLB teams. Browse the entire winter hat selection at FansEdge here.

Price: $22.99

Buy the New Era Washington Nationals Red Toasty Cover Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom here.


20. Patches Ugly Pullover Sweater by Forever Collectibles

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Stand out at all of this season’s holiday parties with the Patches Pullover Ugly Sweater from Forever Collectibles. Ugly sweater parties are still en vogue and you’ll be able to show off your team loyalty while having fun with your friends.

This particular sweater is made of 100 percent acrylic and the heavyweight materials will keep you warm and comfortable on the coldest winter days. It has sublimated graphics (Texas Rangers is pictured above) in team colors and the sweater is machine washable.

If you’re not a Rangers fan or want a different style, browse the entire MLB collection of sweaters and fleeces at FansEdge here. FansEdge has hundreds of cold weather sweaters for men, women, and children, and they are available in every MLB team.

Price: $52.49

Buy the Texas Rangers Patches Ugly Pullover Sweater by Forever Collectibles here.


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