If your young ones are baseball mad, then how about getting them a gift to help them strike it big in the little leagues.
My Top Baseball Gift Choice For Little Leaguers
They'll have hours of fun practicing their swing and hitting with this swing trainer, helping them perfect their timing and technique to be a star in their little leagues at the weekend.
Playing little league baseball is a rite of passage for many kids in the United States, and it's a really great thing to get your youngsters involved in.
As not only is it great exercise, they will also make many new friends, have bundles of fun, and learn important life skills such as teamwork, responsibility, competition, and respect for authority.
So if you have young one who loves baseball and competing in the little leagues, then why not get them a baseball related gift that they can enjoy.
As there are plenty of things you can get them to help them on game day, as well as items that will improve their baseball skills during practice sessions.
With the following baseball gift ideas for little leaguers all being ones that they'll get endless use from.
1. A Catchers Glove
For the first couple of gift ideas I'm going to focus on kids who play as catchers.
And one thing they'll need is a good catchers glove when facing fast pitched baseballs, to protect their hands, absorb the impacts, and for the extra grip and ease of catching.
So getting them a good one as a gift can really help to give them the advantage on the baseball field.
And one they'll love is the All-Star 31.5 inch youth baseball catchers mitt, as this one is made for kids and is shaped perfectly to catch the ball.
2. Protective Catchers Gear To Keep Them Safe
If your young one is a catcher and plays on a team with a fast pitcher, then as a parent you can't help but worry about them.
As they'll have rock hard baseballs flying at them, which can cause them damage if they fail to catch them (or get out of the way in time!).
So a really sensible gift idea is to get them some protective catcher's gear, and a great set to go for is the Champro fastpitch youth catcher set.
As this one contains all they need to stay safe, such as a helmet with a face guard, leg guards, and a chest protector.
3. Baseball Cleats To Stop Them Slipping And Sliding
Baseball fields are dusty and slippy places, and this can be a hazard to a little leaguers success when running the bases, and also being able to do so without falling and hurting themselves.
So why not give your little ones the edge by getting them the gift of a new pair of baseball cleats.
As this way they can run between bases quicker, and change direction instantly without falling over when stealing or dashing.
And a pair that look smart and do the job well are the Adidas Icon V molded baseball cleats.
4. A Baseball Bat To Practice With
One of the best gifts you can get for a little leaguer is a really good baseball bat to use.
As this will help them to master the art of striking the ball, and make sure that ball stays hit once they've nailed it in the sweet spot.
However, this can also be a bit of minefield, as kids baseball bats vary in lengths, weights, barrel sizes, and material, with each age group having different recommendations for which combination to choose.
So you may have to shop around to find the ideal size, weight and type of bat for your young baseball star, but one example of a good one you can get in various sizes is the Rawlings 5150 youth baseball bat.
5. A Batting Helmet For Important Protection
Facing rock hard and unpredictable baseballs flying at them at speed can be dangerous for a batter, even in the little leagues.
So it's important that they wear a high quality batting helmet to keep them safe, which makes one of these is a great gift to give.
And the Easton Z5 batting helmet is my gift recommendation here, as this one has a high impact resistant ABS outer shell, and an inner foam liner to absorb shocks and make it comfortable to wear.
So they'll be sure to come home in one piece when wearing this during the game.
6. A Foam Bat And Ball For Younger Kids
If you have a really young kid who is just starting out with baseball, then the Frankin Sports MLB foam baseball bat and ball set makes for a fantastic gift for them.
As they can use this to play safely with, without the chance of hurting themselves with hard bats or balls.
So it's the ideal preparation for them before moving up to playing in the little leagues with the proper equipment.
7. Lightweight Balls To Practice Hitting With
Another stocking filler that helps kids to practice baseball more safely is to get them a set of lightweight practice balls.
As these balls are the same size as a baseball, yet are so light that they won't hurt themselves, or be a danger to any windows or vehicles.
So they can practice their hitting in smaller spaces, or even indoors, without worrying about smashing or breaking anything.
And for a nice set, check out the Precision Impact baseball practice balls.
8. A Hitting Net For Perfecting Their Batting
If your little leaguer wants to practice their hitting for real, then they'll love the gift of a hitting net for the yard.
As this way they can get a friend to toss them the balls, and smash them with full force into the net to their heart's content.
So this is a great way for them to really build their striking power and technique.
And for a sturdy and reliable net, look no further than the SKLZ portable baseball hitting net.
9. A Batting Tee For Solo Practice
An alternative to having a friend toss them the balls to hit is for them to use a batting tee instead.
As these are tees that they can place their baseball on top of and then smashing them off into their net.
And they can adjust these tees to whatever height they like, so they can practice striking balls that come in at high or low angles, as well as normal height pitches.
Which means they'll love getting the Tanner batting tee as a gift, as they can then practice on their own too.
10. A Swing Trainer For Perfect Timing
Being able to hit a baseball well isn't just about power, you also need to get your timing and technique spot on too.
So a gift that can really help a young baseball player master this aspect of their batting is to get them a swing trainer.
As these training devices replicate a real pitch, and allow them to practice their swing and hitting over and over and over again until it forms in their muscle memory.
And for one that any young baseball player will love, check out the SKLZ Hit-A-Way baseball swing trainer.
11. A Pitchers Pocket Net For Target Practice
If your young baseball star is more into pitching than batting, then how about getting them a pitchers pocket target net for practicing with.
As these are great for improving their throwing accuracy, coming with 9 different nets for them to aim at and throw the ball into.
So they can practice pitching the ball to all heights and angles using one of these nets, and this will give them every pitch in the book to use on game day.
With the Fortress portable baseball pitching target being one that makes for a particularly good gift.
12. A Rebounder Net For Throwing, Catching And Pitching
Another great training gift for a budding baseball player is to get them a rebounder net.
As these nets are great for pitching the ball into, and by changing the angle of the net, they can also perfect their catching and fielding too by reacting to the ball as it rebounds from the net.
So they're great for sharpening their reaction times and improving their reading of the ball, as well as giving their throwing arm plenty of practice.
And one that makes for a great gift is the SKLZ baseball rebounder net.
13. Soft Hands To Help With Their Fielding
A pair of soft hands can be a cracking stocking stuffer idea for a little leaguer.
As these gloves help to train them to field a ground ball the right way, getting it up off the floor and into their throwing hand as quickly as possible.
And over time this technique will log in their muscle memory, meaning they'll be able to do this quickly without the glove too.
So check out the PowerNet perfect fielder soft hands for a gift that will sharpen their fielding game up in no time.
14. A Reaction Ball For Better Hand-Eye Coordination
Mastering your hand-eye coordination is crucial for baseball players, and this goes for fielders too, who have to judge the flight of a baseball in split seconds as it flies towards them.
So if you're looking for a little gift that can help them to read the flight of the ball better, then how about getting them the SKLZ reaction ball.
As this is a baseball training ball that reacts randomly when hit or when bounced off floors and walls.
Which means the fielder has to read the ball quicker to get to it, making their reactions faster and sharper, and this should make judging the reaction of a regular baseball a piece of cake afterwards.
15. An Equipment Bag For All Their Gear
Your little ones will have their hands full with all the baseball kit they need to take with them for their little league games.
So it's a top idea to get them a baseball backpack as a gift, such as the Easton Game Ready bat and equipment backpack.
As this bag is designed to fit everything they need inside and out, with pockets and compartments for bats, helmets, gloves, cleats, and their uniforms.
And if you want an even bigger backpack, go for the Easton Walk-Off IV instead.
16. A Jersey From Their Favourite MLB Team
Every baseball mad kid with have their favourite MLB team and player that they dream of emulating one day.
So why not get them an official jersey from their team to wear as they practice.
As this will help to inspire them and fire their imagination, and make them feel like they are already playing in the major leagues.
And they can wear this with pride around their teammates and friends when practicing.
17. A Folder For Their Baseball Cards
Most kids who play little league will like to collect baseball cards too, as it is loads of fun to trade these with their friends.
And a gift idea that can help them look after their precious cards and keep them in mint condition is to get them a baseball card binder to put them in, such as the one above by Rayvol.
As this has clear plastic sheets inside with 9 pockets to a page for them to put their cards, fitting a total of 720 baseball cards altogether.
So they'll be able to enjoy keeping their cards all in one place with one of these.
18. A Trip To The Baseball Hall Of Fame In Cooperstown
If your kids love playing baseball, then they'll no doubt be obsessed with following and watching it too.
So a gift idea that can be like a trip to Disneyland for a young baseball fanatic is to take them to the Baseball Hall Of Fame museum in Cooperstown.
As they can learn about the history of the game, and look at memorabilia of great moments, games, and players of yesteryear.
So this is a really special gift you can give to a little leaguer, as it's one that will deepen their love for baseball and live long in their memory.
Playing little league baseball is great fun for kids, and it's also great for their physical health and development too.
So if your young one loves nothing more than swinging their bat or throwing pitches at the weekend, how about getting them a baseball gift to enjoy.
As each of the gift ideas for little leaguers that I've given you here can help to either improve their game, keep them safe while playing, or just deepen their love for the game.
Which makes them pretty cool gifts to give in my opinion.