Need a list of thoughtful baseball coach gifts ideas to present to your coach or coaches at the end of the season, for Christmas, or after a really tough tournament?
Luckily, been there, bought that.
Buying presents for your coach, no matter the sport, definitely isn’t mandatory. But a lot of times, especially in youth travel sports, these coaches are just “regular dads.” Who also happen to devote a LOT of their free time to the development of an entire team of youth athletes. The job is unpaid, and the hours are long. And their wives are sitting at home grumbling about how another night is spent WITHOUT them to help with the housework. #truestory.
Not to mention, being a coach is often a thankless job. They’re always the one making the tough decisions in the heat of a game, and they’re also the ones who bear the brunt end of criticism when there’s a coaching decision that’s disagreed with.
But – they’re also the ones who get to spend time with an amazing team, and welcome the satisfaction of seeing a team function as it should: a group of individuals who share a common love for a sport, lift one another up, and pat each other on the backs – even during the toughest of tournaments.
Sometimes the best gift for a coach is just to walk up to him or her after the game with a handshake and a thank you. Trust me, it goes a LONG way. But other times, you really want to go the extra mile and show them how much you appreciate them and what they’ve done for you over the season.
So – gifting your coach at the end of the season is just sometimes a really nice way of saying, “Thanks, coach. For being there. For everything.”
Keep reading to find the best baseball coach gifts that you can wow your coaches with at the end of this season and show just how much you appreciate them.
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Baseball Coach Gifts: Ideas to Show Your Coach Your Appreciation
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Gift Ideas for a Coach: Solid Wood Home Plate
This solid wood home plate is at the top of the list for personalized coach gifts. You can choose your size, and how many wooden cutout baseballs you’ll need.
You can have the kids on the team sign their baseball with their name and number, and/or they can include a message to their coach.
This home plate would be the perfect addition to any home office, sports room, or man cave. You can browse the different sizes here.
If you like the idea of a rustic, wooden sign that your coach can hang in his/her home, there’s also this option for a personalized thank you wooden plaque.
Instead of writing on the wooden baseballs and adding them to home plate, this plaque comes with customized baseballs already created with each player’s name, surrounding a thank-you plaque in the middle of the artwork.
A third (and equally as sentimental) option is this other personalized thank you plaque. Super similar in style to the previous one but gives you a slightly different option. This also would be a good idea if you have one more than one coach on your team and you want to gift them similar, but slightly different thank you presents at the end of the season.
Baseball Coach Appreciation Gifts For A Truly Amazing Coach
This hanging baseball sign photo frame is another great variation of something your coach can hang in his or her home, and be reminded of not only the great season, but the great team he/she was able to coach.
You can personalize it to say your coach’s name, and you can add your favorite team photo from the year.
To learn more about this option for a gift: check it out on Etsy.
Similar to the photo frame, there’s also this thank-you frame. You can have the shop owner on Etsy customize the text to display your team’s name, coach’s name, and the year. All you have to do is add your favorite team photo.
Simple Gift Ideas for a Coach
Other Personalized Coach Gifts
These personalized mini bats make great coach’s gifts and/or great gifts for your players if you’re also looking to put together baseball goodie bags. Similar to the first options, this autographed sign is also a fun option to have your team practice their first autographs and/or write a special note to their coach, and this chalkboard coach sign is also a great addition for a home office or man cave.
I personally love the photo collage frame we gifted our coaches (and players) with last year: