Encouraging an interest in sports is a great way to help kids stay healthy and develop a fun and rewarding hobby. If their sport of choice is basketball, you’ve got plenty of exciting options to choose from when it comes to holiday gift ideas. Simplify your Christmas shopping with this list of the best basketball toys for kids.
Sports toys for kids who love basketball
Ready to start shopping? Check out this selection of basketball toys for kids of all ages — and adults, too!
1. VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
- Teaches shapes, numbers and sounds
- Recommended for ages 1–3 years old
For the littlest ballers out there, you can’t go wrong with the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center. It’s one of the most educational basketball toys for boys and girls in the toddler stage. It features a hoop at the center and counts up points as the ball goes through the net. Points are also totaled when kicking a ball into the included soccer net. Buttons along the sides help to introduce shapes, numbers, sounds and phrases to create an active learning experience.
- Multifunctional: Score goals with the 2-in-1 interactive sports center; shoot free throws into the toddler basketball goal or kick goals into the toddler soccer net
- Interactive Scoreboard: The light up LED scoreboard counts baskets and goals up to 10 and plays encouraging animations, sounds and phrases; the purple side lever restarts the scoreboard count
- 50+ Ways to Engage: Introduce shapes, numbers and sounds; early learning center comes with 50+ songs, sounds and phrases; turn your toddler indoor soccer goal into a learning adventure
- Competitive Play: The first to score 10 points wins; perfect for shooting hoops and kicking balls into the toddler soccer goal; easily keep score while playing
- Educational toy meant for toddlers between 1 and 3 years old; operates on 3 AA batteries (not included); Frustration free packaging means it comes easier to open in a plain brown box. New batteries recommended for regular use.
2. Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set
- Adjustable height and oversized rim
- Recommended for ages 1.5–5 years old
This Little Tikes set is one of the most popular basketball toys for kids. A long-time best seller, it has over 44,000 reviews on Amazon and an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The freestanding basketball hoop has six adjustable heights from 2.5 to 4 feet, so it’s perfect for growing kids. It’s suitable for use as an indoor or outdoor toy, and it comes with three junior-sized soft basketballs. Just add sand to the base for a stable setup.
- 6 ADJUSTABLE HEIGHTS. Raise the height to increase difficulty as your kids grow. Basketball Set can be adjusted from 2.5 to 4 feet
- OVERSIZED RIM. Designed with an oversized rim making it easier for kids to score baskets
- INDOOR AND OUTDOOR USE. Little Tikes' basketball hoop for toddlers is sturdy and water-resistant so kids can use it outdoors or inside
- DEVELOP SKILLS. Encourages preschoolers and toddlers to play independently while working on balance and improve their hand-eye coordination
- Base must be weighted with 40lbs. of sand (not included )
3. NERF Over the Door Basketball Hoop
- Light-up LED backboard with steel rim
- Recommended for older children and adults
Bring the excitement of outdoor games inside with an over the door basketball set. This NERF basketball hoop is a major upgrade from flimsy indoor basketball goals. The premium-quality design features a shatterproof backboard with a spring-loaded steel rim that can handle slam dunks without issue. It also has a battery-powered LED scoreboard with a scoring sensor that illuminates the hoop for playing in the dark. The set comes with a mini PVC basketball that’s safe for indoor play. This is a great kids basketball hoop that adults can enjoy, too.
- INDOOR HOOP: The NERF Pro Hoops Over the Door Hoop turns any bedroom, office, or door in the house into a basketball court
- LIGHT UP: The LED Pro Hoops Set is designed with an LED scoreboard with a scoring sensor as well as a light up LED backboard so you can turn off the lights and play in the dark!
- PREMIUM QUALITY: Designed with a 18" x 12" shatter proof backboard and a spring-loaded, steel rim, this indoor mini hoop is built for slam dunks and premium quality play
- MINI BASKETBALL: This over the door hoop set comes complete with (1) 5" mini PVC basketball, so you have everything you need to play
- BATTERY POWERED: This electronic mini basketball hoop is battery powered and requires (3) AAA batteries to operate (not included)
4. Pop-A-Shot Arcade Basketball Game
- 16 game modes with electronic scoreboard
- Recommended for older children and adults
Bring the excitement and enjoyment of the arcade into your home with the Pop-A-Shot basketball game. This two-player set features a built-in electronic scoreboard which can be AC or battery-powered. The scoreboard also broadcasts the voice of an announcer who helps direct 16 different game modes. This is a durable basketball shooting game constructed with sturdy steel tubes, a commercial-grade backboard and a heavy-duty nylon ramp. The height can be adjusted for different players, and the set folds up to just 37 inches deep for easy storage.
- The fun of the arcade, the convenience of home. High scores, 2 players, announcers, and bonus time without staring at a screen or sitting on a couch.
- We've been perfecting the game experience since 1981. Score tracking is nearly 100% accurate thanks to proprietary infrared sensors. 7 basketballs. 16 different game modes. A large 3 digit scoreboard, 6 audio options, AC or AA-battery powered, and the best announcer your side of the Mississippi.
- Built for years of family fun. Made from sturdy 1.5" steel tubes with powder coating to eliminate rusting and chipping. A heavy-duty nylon ramp, and 1/2" thick commercial grade backboard.
- Not as big as you think. Game dimensions of 45" wide x 88" deep x 82/88/94" adjustable height. On wheels and folds to 37" deep for easy storage.
- Play worry free until 2024. All Pop-A-Shot games come with a best-in-class 12-month warranty.
5. Basketball Bubble Popper Sensory Fidget Toy
- Silicone popping fidget toy
- Recommended for ages 1.5+ years old
This basketball-themed sensory toy is the ideal stocking stuffer or party favor. Designed to look like a basketball, it features a series of popping bubbles that can be fidgeted with to relieve stress and excess energy. The waterproof, lightweight design is ideal for taking on the go by slipping it into a pocket or backpack. It’s also made with durable silicone that can be bent, twisted or pulled without causing damage.
- A HEALTHY STRESS RELIEVER - This push pop fidget toy is a great way for adults and children to release stress while avoiding unhealthy habits like nail-biting or foot tapping. The anxiety poppers are designed to provide people that regularly fidget with a satisfying and fun release to get them through the day!Great small toys for kids, fidgets for teens, and stocking stuffers for Christmas time!
- QUALITY MATERIALS WITH A SAFE DESIGN - Our popping fidget toys are made from certified non-toxic silicone so you can play carefree. They have a lightweight feel and are compact for those on the move. Their shape has been carefully formed to safeguard younger children with a funky look that everyone loves.
- WATERPROOF AND REUSABLE - Bend it, twist it or pull it - this stellar silicone can take the heat. It’s made to be used over and over again so you can fidget for years to come. The bubbles are constructed to bounce back time and again without losing their pleasantly pleasing POP sound!
- A FUN SPORTS THEME - If you love tennis this is the fidget toy for you. The perfect way to motivate sports fans to channel their extra energy into something healthy. The balls are a great way to practice and improve fine motor control to help children hone their skills for the future.
- THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A FIDGETER - Get your hands on the ultimate stocking filler or kids’ birthday gift for anyone you know that likes to fidget. Help them find a way to embrace their habits in an enjoyable method, with a tool that promotes nothing but fun! It’s a unique and personal way of showing your loved ones a little appreciation.
6. DR.DUDU Basketball Table Hockey Game
- Two-player tabletop board game
- Recommended for ages 6+ years old
This slingshot-style tabletop game adds a fun twist to classic basketball strategy. Rather than scoring baskets, players try to shoot their pieces through a slit in the middle of the board. It’s a fast-paced board game that’s not only fun to play, but also an effective activity for improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus, kids and adults can enjoy playing it together to create family memories.
- A Complete Set - The funny sling puck game is fast action puck sling game powered by your fingers. The game included 5 black chess pieces, 5 white chess pieces, 1 basketball themed chess board, 1 instruction, and 12 basketball stickers. (The diameter of chess piece is 1.2 inches, and chess board is 14 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches)
- 2-Player Game - Use the elastic cord to fling the pucks through the slot in the partition. send all pucks zooming into the opponent's side of the playing field and win the match. In order to successfully fling the puck through the slot in the partition, you must have perfect precision, since the slot is only a few millimeters wider than the puck.
- Funny Board Game - Fast sling puck is a fast paced action game. Improve kid hand and eye coordination. Also, it can not only exercise kids' fine motor skills, but also improve the coordination of hands and brain to a certain extent.
- Best Quality - The sling puck game set is made of odorless and harmless plastic which can last for years. It's dyed with high-quality paint that won't get faded easily. Also, circular arc design ensures your kids a safe play.
- Interactive Game - Do you want something that can engage your family members' interests? The fast sling puck game is a perfect choice to promote parent-child or friend relationship. The product is lightweight and compact enough to move, ready to play either on the table or on the floor. It's a ideal christmas gift for kids age 6-12.
7. MAX’IS Creations Basketball Hot Chocolate Mug
- Coffee/hot cocoa mug with attached hoop
- Recommended for kids and adults
This charming mug is one of the most unique and memorable basketball holiday gifts. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of the whimsical design, which features a mini hoop perched above the rim of the mug. Shoot mini marshmallows into some hot cocoa for a tasty and festive treat. But you don’t have to stop there. The mug’s spacious bowl is also great for tossing cereal into milk, chocolate chips onto scoops of ice cream or crackers into soup.
- BRING UNEXPECTED JOY TO EVERYDAY MOMENTS! Play with your food with this original basketball mug with an attached mini hoop. These unique mugs are perfect for scoring mini-marshmallows into cocoa, cereal into milk, crackers into soup, or toppings onto ice cream! Something to root for in your morning routine with these cool mugs!
- THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA FOR SPORT LOVERS- MAX'IS Creations mugs are the ideal and a funny holiday gift for coach, kids, teens, mom, dad, boyfriend or girlfriend, any sport lover and gift exchange! Don’t know what to get a friend for Christmas or his/her birthday? Does he/she like basketball? We got you! This will be the perfect, cutest and most coveted gift ever and you will be the gifting MVP. Great for Secret Santa and Yankee Swaps, too!
- THE NOVELTY COFFEE MUG WHITE ELEPHANT and SECRET SANTA GIFT FOR KIDS/ADULTS- This is guaranteed fun! Help your child or grandchild be thrilled to wake up for breakfast before school! MAX'IS mugs are both useful, aesthetic and a great entertainment for every child who loves sports or simply, loves to play! After all, as Max says, the world would be better if we could play with our food!
- ADAPTABLE AND PERFECTLY SIZED -Oversized 16-ounce kids mugs for hot drinks and cold beverages. They are shaped like half of a basketball with a hoop attached to the back of its handle and can be used as a hot chocolate mug or as novelty bowls for snack time fun! Mugs measure 7" long x 5.25" wide x 4.75" high.
- CUTE PACKAGING and GREAT MEN STOCKING STUFFER IDEA- Your purchase includes 1 single mug in a colorful gift box that tells Max’s story! (The food in the images is shown for display purposes and it is not included (just saying) ).
8. Swimming Pool Basketball Hoop Set
- Inflatable hoop with ball
- Recommended for older kids and adults
Enjoy a new form of outdoor play in the pool with this inflatable hoop and ball set. The versatile design can be used for practicing shots solo, competing in a friendly game or working on cool trick shots while jumping into the water. This high-quality inflatable pool toy is designed with large bore valves for quick inflation and deflation, so it can also be brought along on vacations or beach days so you can enjoy outdoor games anywhere.
- AMAZING VALUE: Experience why our customers rave about the quality and value of our Pool Hoop Set
- TOTAL PACKAGE: The included basketball will have you playing pool games in no time
- HIGH QUALITY AND DURABLE: Stronger material and improved geometry makes this the best pool hoop ever
- PORTABLE: Large bore valves allow for quicker inflation and deflation; perfect for traveling
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Any concerns? Contact us directly and receive a response with 24 hours
9. IE Sports Adjustable Basketball Hoop with Rebounder
- Portable outdoor hoop with adjustable height
- Recommended for older kids and adults
If you want the ultimate holiday gift for a basketball player, choose this IE Sports basketball hoop. Perfect for driveway and backyard games, this portable basketball goal system features a shatterproof backboard and a sturdy base with wheels. The hoop is easy to assemble and can be adjusted from 7.5 to 10 feet. Best of all, it has a built-in rebounder, so it sends the ball back after successful shots and can be used for practicing passing and catching skills.
- 【STANDARD BASKETBALL GOAL SYSTEM】 IE SPORTS Basketball Hoop uses an 18" standard size basketball rim and shatterproof 44" PC backboard to bring you a perfect sports experience. Support rod adopts Q195 thick steel designed, enough for bad weather and intense games for long-term use.
- 【7.5-10FT QUIKLY ADJUST HEIGHT:】The adjustable basketball hoop Labor-saving quick lift system. You can adjust the height from 7.5 feet to 10 feet with the crankshaft rocker. The specific crankshaft rocker is more labor-saving and precise than the adjustment buttons on the market. Suitable for different needs of different ages, enjoy the fun of basketball.
- 【STANDARD BASKETBALL GOAL SYSTEM:】Outdoor basketball hoop rebounder. Practice your passing and catching skills. Train alone or with your friends. It provides entertainment for kids after school and distraction from technology for more exercise, and for adults to relax after work. It's a perfect way to enhance relationships among families and friends.
- 【STURDY BASE & PORTABLE】The portable basketball hoop is equipped with a robust and stable base triangular support structure. The high-strength PE extra-large base 16.1 gallons can be filled with water or sand to ensure good stability and safety for every shot. Two wheels on the base for easy moving anytime and anywhere. It can be placed at the poolside, backyard, gym and other indoor or outdoor places.
- 【EASY TO ASSEMBLE】 Refer to the install instruction manual and the assembly only takes 90 minutes or less. If you need any help or replacement parts, please feel free to contact our 24 hours customer service team and we will be at your service.
10. T Play Stuffed Basketball Plush Toy
- Super-soft and fluffy basketball toy
- Recommended for ages 3+ years old
Sometimes a simple toy is the best toy, and this stuffed basketball is a perfect example. Made from high-quality plush material, it’s made for little ones to toss and catch. It makes for a festive party decoration for a basketball-themed birthday party, or it can be used for indoor or outdoor play. Plus, it’s so cozy and soft that it can even double as a pillow. Parents will appreciate that this plush basketball is conveniently machine washable.
- 🏀 SOFT AND SAFE PLUSH BASKETBALL - Basketball Plush Toy Made From High-quality Soft Material And Built-in Pp Cotton Soft, Feels Comfortable And Does Not Hurt Your Hands, Will Not Damage Furniture Or Other Objects, Great For Indoor Or Outdoor Play. It Is A Perfect Indoor Practice Activity Toy For Boys And Girls.
- 🏀 FLUFFY AND DURABLE BASKETBALL TOYS - This Plush Basketball Toy Is Made Of Fluffy Material And Exquisite Sewing Technology, And The Edge Is Firm, Durable And Not Easy To Tear. Basketball Pillows For Boys Are Filled With Enough Pp Cotton To Give It A Comfortable And Smooth Feeling, So As To Achieve The Ideal Size And Convenient Hug.
- 🏀 PACKAGED ATTENTIONS! AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL BASKETBALL PILLOW TOY - The Basketball Pillow Is Packaged And Compressed By Vacuum Bag So It Will Come Out With A Flat Shape Pls Rolling It Around And Messing Up The Stuffing To Be A Round Ball Shape This Basketball Pillow Toy Not Only Suitable For Children To Play In The Yard Or Room But Also Can Be Used As A Sofa Or Bedroom Decoration.
- 🏀 PRACTICAL AND EASY TO CLEAN - This Plush Basketball Toy Is Very Vivid And Lifelike, Just Like A Real Basketball, Soft And Comfortable, Will Not Damage The Furniture, Very User-friendly And Practical. The Basketball Room Decor Pillow Toy Is Easy To Clean. It Can Be Washed By Hand Or In A Washing Machine Without Worry About Fading.
- 🏀 LEARNING TOY AND LIFETIME GUARANTEE - The Stuffed Basketball Pillow Is A Good Learning Toy To Develop Children's Interest In Sports And Love For Basketball. It Is A Great Birthday Gift, Halloween Gift And Christmas Gift For Boys Or Girls. If You Have Any Problems With This Basketball Stuff For Boys, Please Feel Free To Contact Us.
11. Skip Hop Baby Bath Time Basketball Toy
- Attaches to bath or shower with suction cups
- Recommended for ages 1+ years old
Make bath time more entertaining with this Skip Hop basketball set. Featuring a backboard designed to look like a cute dog, little ones are sure to love it. Plus, it’s fun for them to make baskets by placing the balls through the plastic hoop. Each of the three included balls can squirt water, which adds to their bath time engagement. The net is also designed with a drawstring so the balls can be corralled more easily. To set it up, just secure it to a glass or tile surface using the two suction cups on the back.
- Tubtime fun is a slam dunk with our baby and toddler basketball hoop! Easily secure the suction cup basketball hoop to glass or tile, then get ready to splash and score!
- It comes with three ball squirties that store right in the drawstring net when playtime is over
- Easy-to-assemble set secures to glass or tile with two suction cups
- Size (inches): 7.25l x 6.75w x 6.75h; (cm): 18.5l x 17w x17h
- Ages 12m+; Phthalate-free
12. Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone
- Features basketball, soccer and bowling
- Recommended for ages 18 months–5 years old
Introduce young children to three sports at once with the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone. At the center, this indoor playset features an adjustable basketball hoop that can be inched higher as little ones grow. Every time a shot is made, the backboard lights up for a dazzling display that is sure to delight toddler boys and girls. To one side of the hoop, there’s a net they can kick a soccer ball into, while the other side features a lineup of five pins for bowling. With over 75 songs, sounds and phrases, it’s the ultimate three-in-one system for sports ball fun.
- 3-IN-1 SPORTS ACTIVITY ZONE – Triple the play! Dunk the basketball, kick a soccer goal, and roll strikes in the bowling game.
- 75+ SONGS, SOUNDS, AND PHRASES – Make a goal or basket to hear sounds and phrases. The backboard lights up when shots are made. Bowling pins play music, phrases and animal sounds when knocked down.
- GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD - Adjust the basketball hoop as your child gets taller. Soccer helps develop gross motor skills coordination. Bowling introduces shapes, colors, and fun.
- INCLUDES: Basketball, soccer, and bowling balls. Folds up for easy storage.
- Assembly required.
13. Ceiling Swish Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop
- Attaches to ceiling with included adhesive strips
- Recommended for ages 4+ years old
Lay back and relax while you shoot hoops with the Ceiling Swish. This indoor basketball toys gift is a great option for middle schoolers and teens who want to have their own cool hangout space in their bedroom. The lightweight hoop easily attaches to the ceiling so they can lay on their bed and shoot a mini ball up into the air. It also works for playing from the floor or a chair in an office, play room or dorm room.
- Fun, Indoor Play: ceilingSWISH is the original ceiling toy basketball hoop for kids game! Shoot hoops safely from your bed, chair, floor, office, dorm room, playroom, or anywhere with a flat ceiling. Skip the pool basketball hoop or outdoor toys this summer and play above!
- Perfect Gift: For that little tyke, the youth or adult basketball accessories lover, or that perfect dude. Ideal kid toys for boys or girls ages 4-8, games for kids 8-12, or toddler basketball room decor.
- Unlimited Benefits: Replace your over the door basketball hoop with a ceilingSWISH. This basketball training equipment, enables children and adults of all ages to develop their muscles, hand-eye coordination and also helps to build focus and attention.
- Safe and Lightweight: ceilingSWISH is made of lightweight material and passes all current ASTM F963-17 Standards for Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety and US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) with amendment (H.R.2715). Safe for children age 4 and above. U.S. Patent No. 10,646,762.
- Easy to Set Up and Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee: No additional hardware or tools needed. Install and play in minutes by following quick four-step process. Adult supervision required. Within the first 30-days of receipt of your game, if you are not completely satisfied with your ceilingSWISH game for any reason, return it for a 100% refund or we’ll provide a new game for free.
14. FlashCatch Light-Up Basketball
- Battery-operated LED basketball
- Recommended for kids, teens and adults
Enjoy outdoor sports after the sun goes down with this light-up basketball featuring vibrant LED lights. It has all the features of an official size 7 basketball, including a nice grip on the surface and good bounce. It includes two sets of batteries, so you’ll have a spare when the first one runs out. Each set can last for up to 30 hours, however, so you won’t need to switch them out anytime soon. Kids love that this ball’s lights are bounce activated, and the automatic shutoff helps to preserve battery life.
- LIGHT UP THE COURT: Watch the FlashCatch basketball light up with every bounce, making your game come alive with vibrant LED lights that automatically turn off after play. Take your game to the next level, even on the darkest nights - the new way to play after the sun goes down.
- OFFICIAL SIZE & WEIGHT, PROFESSIONAL GRIP: Experience the same smooth feel and professional handling as an official size 7 (29.5") basketball, with a professional grip and the perfect weight made for champions to take your game to the next level.
- THE PERFECT GIFT: Surprise any basketball fan with the FlashCatch Light-up Basketball, an extraordinary gift that offers endless entertainment for players of all ages.
- PERFECT FOR ALL AGES: Whether you're a young beginner or a seasoned pro, the FlashCatch Light-up Basketball is an excellent addition to your training, games, or just casual fun with friends and family.
- ALWAYS READY TO GO: Spare batteries are included, so you can keep the games going without interruptions. Each set of batteries is good for up to 30 hours of play. (Note that a pump is not included.)
15. 21-Piece Kaskey Kids Basketball Guys Set
- Set of basketball player action figures with play mat
- Recommended for ages 3+ years old
Encourage imaginative play with this set of 21 basketball action figures. It comes with a 15 by 25-inch plastic play mat and two hoops designed to resemble a basketball court, so the players can be moved around to simulate a real game. The included carry case makes the entire set easy to tote around for fun on the go. In addition to being an engaging activity for kids who love basketball, this is an excellent educational tool for teaching the basics of the sport and demonstrating specific strategies and plays.
- BEST BIRTHDAY OR HOLIDAY GIFT: For kids who love basketball and for families looking for a toy to inspire endless hours of creative play in their sports loving kids, ages 3+. Research shows open-ended play with no defined expectations or rules is not only a lot of fun, it is beneficial to a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.
- TRAINING TOOL FOR COACHES AND PARENTS: Fun to use the set as a 3-dimensional training tool to explain the rules of the game, plays and positioning. A great visual teaching aid to pass on a love of basketball!
- BASKETBALL PARTY DECORATION: Use the entire set as the perfect March Madness or Final Four party centerpiece. Or, just use the Guys as cake or cupcake toppers for your basketball themed party.
- FLATTENING THE MAT OR ANY QUALITY ISSUES: The plastic playmat can be ironed on the BACK only on a medium setting. Adult supervision is required. We hope all our toys arrive exactly as expected 100% of the time, but if your set has a missing or damaged player or accessory, please contact us through the Amazon system, via our website or message us on social media so we can make it right.
- INCLUDES: 21 pieces - 10 2” Basketball GUYS, a ref, a 15”x 25” court, basketball, 2 4-piece hoops, a simple instruction booklet that describes the basic rules and strategy and a sturdy carry case makes it super easy for kids to travel with so basketball fans always have a place to store their GUYS. A great way to help kids keep their toys organized. Award winning toy, invented by a Mom of 4 sports loving kids.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect present for the holidays or a birthday gift that’s focused on their favorite sport, any kiddo will light up when they receive one of these fantastically fun basketball gifts.
What are basketball toys?
Basketball toys are any kind of play product which is focused on the sport of basketball. That could be a classic item like a hoop that allows them to play basketball indoors or outdoors at home. However, this category also includes any type of basketball-themed toy, like tabletop games and stuffed toys.
What is the most popular basketball toy?
One of the most popular basketball toys is an indoor basketball hoop. This type of toy allows kids to play basketball whenever they like regardless of the weather outside. It’s a wonderful choice for any age, too. In fact, even adults can have a blast using a mini basketball hoop indoors when they want to enjoy some family fun or take a little break at home or in the office.
How much does a basketball toy cost?
The cost of basketball toys varies widely depending on which type of product you wish to purchase. There are lots of kids toddler toys which are quite affordable, especially smaller basketball hoop sets. If you want to splurge on a holiday gift, consider higher-end options like arcade games with electronic scoreboards, durable outdoor basketball hoops or authentic NBA gear.
Types of basketball toys
Looking for some unique basketball gifts? Here are some of the top options to consider.
Basketball hoop sets
What better way to enjoy basketball than by playing it at home? A basketball hoop set is a great toy for any age group. Smaller indoor kids’ basketball hoops with adjustable heights are ideal for toddlers and young kids. A wall-mounted mini basketball hoop is a good indoor option as well, but be sure to pair it with a softer ball that won’t cause too much damage when it ricochets off the rim.
An outdoor basketball hoop allows older children and teens to practice their skills and host scrimmages in the driveway. A pool basketball hoop is another fun option for those lucky enough to have access to a swimming pool.
Tabletop basketball games
When play needs to be limited to smaller spaces, choose a stationary desktop basketball game. There are small shooting games that can be set up on a tabletop so the whole family can participate. Board games with basketball themes can also encourage quality time with friends and family.
Basketball video games
For kids who love both video games and sports, this is the ideal gift. They’ll love a classic basketball arcade game, especially one that allows for multiple players to compete at once. If you have a video gaming system at home, choose a compatible basketball game that they can play alone or with friends.
The simplicity of a toy basketball shouldn’t be overlooked. Something as simple as a stuffed basketball or a bouncy ball with a basketball design can become a treasured possession for a little one.
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