Darts is an incredibly popular sport nowadays, and these gift ideas are all ones that a darts player would love to receive.
My Top Gift Choice For Darts Players
Every darts player needs a good darts case to keep their darts in, and this one by Winmau makes for a great gift, with it's separate compartments for flights and shafts, and space for two sets of darts inside.
Darts is a great sport to get into, as it's a social game you play with friends, and also a real test of your skill, nerve, and concentration.
And there are many variations of darts games you can play, from serious 501 or 301 countdowns, to fun party games like cricket, round the world, and half it.
Plus it's a sport you can enjoy over a few beers too, which is always a bonus!
And darts is no longer just a pub game, as many people choose to set up a dart board at home or in their man cave to practice on and play against their friends.
So if you know a darts player that loves a few games at the pub or at home, how about getting them a darts gift to help them enjoy it even more.
As the following gift ideas for darts players are all ones that they'd appreciate receiving.
1. A High Quality Dartboard
Playing with a top class dartboard will make a massive difference to a darts players performance and their enjoyment of the game.
As these boards will have higher compression in the bristles, making the darts easier to sink in, and thinner wiring, so they'll be less darts bouncing out.
Meaning it's easier to hit higher scores on a good dartboard, and far less frustrating when trying to checkout too.
So for one that meets this high quality standard and makes for a great gift, check out the Winmau Blade 5 dual core bristle dartboard.
2. A Cabinet To House Their Dartboard
Having a dartboard hanging on the wall is all well and good, but it can be a bit exposed and can leave your wall with a load of pinholes in from stray darts.
So if you have a friend with a naked dartboard at home, getting them a cabinet for it is a top gift idea.
As not only will this protect their walls, it'll also look a lot better and will cover the dartboard when they are not using it, and they can use the opening doors to keep score on too.
So check out the Winmau plain rosewood dartboard cabinet for an example of a good one.
3. A Dartboard Surround To Protect Their Walls
If they don't keep their dartboard in a cabinet, then unless they're a really good player, their walls can take a bit of a hammering from stray darts.
Especially when going for the doubles around the edges of the dartboard.
So a gift that can be really helpful for a beginner or hobby dart player is a dartboard surround, as this is soft layer that wraps around their dartboard to absorb those errant darts.
Meaning they won't have a wall full of pin holes when using one of these.
So check out the Winmau dartboard surround for one that will last a long time, and looks pretty cool too.
4. A Top Class Set Of Darts
Throwing with a good quality set of darts will make the world of difference to a darts players performance.
As these will fly through the air better, be easier to control, behave more reliably, and will give them much more confidence to be able to hit what they're aiming for.
However, there are a ton of options with darts, from the weight of them, the size, types of shaft, flights, and materials, that it can be a minefield to get right when buying for a darts player as a gift.
So this is one gift idea where you may need to ask them first to make sure you get the darts that they want and will be happy to use.
But if you do want a recommendation of a good set to go for, check out the Viper Blitz tungsten steel tip darts.
5. A Case To Keep Their Darts In
Every darts player needs a good darts case to keep their darts in to protect them and carry them safely to the pub for matches.
So getting the the Winmau Urban Pro darts case is a cracking little gift idea.
As this case has separate compartments for their flights and shafts, can hold two sets of darts safely, and looks pretty cool too.
6. A Wall Mounted Darts Holder
Your special darts player may prefer to have their darts on display at home, rather than locked away in a case.
So if that's the case, then getting them a wall mounted darts holder is a really nice gift idea.
As they can hang one of these on the wall near their dartboard for decoration, and be able to pick up a set of darts and play quickly and easily.
With the Viper solid wood wall mounted darts holder being a good choice, as it has a nice finish and can hold 12 darts at a time.
7. A Whiteboard For Keeping Score
If a darts player isn't using a cabinet with a chalkboard, then they'll have to keep score in other ways instead.
And doing so with pen and paper can be a bit of a pain, not to mention a waste of paper over time.
So they'd really appreciate receiving a wipeable whiteboard such as the one above by Harrows as a gift.
As this way they can keep score whether playing 501s, 301s, or cricket with the markers, and simply wipe the slate clean ready to go again afterwards.
8. An Electronic Scoreboard If Their Math Skills Suck
Keeping score manually when playing darts can be a bit of a pain, especially if your math isn't up to scratch.
So if you know a darts player who struggles with the numbers, they'll love you for getting them an electronic darts scoreboard as a gift.
As this way all they need to do is feed the score into the machine each time, and the machine will work out the rest.
And these scoreboards look really cool too, making a great addition to someone's darts room at home.
So check out the Darts Deluxe electronic scoreboard for a gift that will let them concentrate fully on throwing the darts.
9. A Set Of Checkout Cards To Practice Their Finishing
Whether you're playing darts games with countdowns from 301 or 501, you'll have to hit a double or the bullseye to finish.
So every darts player will need to get good at checking out with the doubles to be able to beat their opponents.
Which means the Outshots darts checkout cards are a great little gift idea for them.
As these contain 52 cards that have all the 2 and 3 dart checkout combinations for each number, as well as highlighting the best or easiest routes to get there.
So they can practice their finishing, and learn the best strategies to take when getting down towards a finishing position during a game.
10. A Darts Mat To Throw On
Having a darts mat to play darts on is essential for a home darts player.
As not only will it protect their floor from the constant pacing to and from the dartboard, it also gives them the correct throw line to throw from, ensuring fair games each time.
So one of these can make for a good gift if they don't yet have one, and the Winmau outshot soft-feel darts mat is a great choice.
As this feels great under feet, has two throw lines, and also comes with an checkout chart printed on it to help them with their finishes.
11. A Set Of Practice Rings To Make Their Aim Laser Sharp
Getting their aim spot on is the goal of every darts player, as being able to hit the doubles and trebles when needed is vital for winning games.
So a little stocking stuffer gift idea that can help them improve their aim is to get them a set of practice rings.
As these are rings of varying sizes they can place on the darts board and use as targets, so they can work from the bigger rings to smaller ones as their aim gets better.
And for a set that work well as a gift, check out the Winmau Simon Whitlock's practice ring pack.
12. An Electronic Dartboard
Some darts players prefer to use an electronic dartboard for ease and convenience when playing.
As these dartboards will automatically record their scores as they go, meaning faster play and less things for the player to worry about.
And they are fun too, coming pre-programmed with a variety of darts games that you can play as a solo player, or with up to 4 friends.
So one of these can be a really great gift for a darts player that just wants to have fun playing darts, but without the actual hassle of scoring and recording their games.
And the one I'd recommend as a gift is the Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 electronic dartboard, as this one has 39 pre-programmed games, less bounce out than other boards, and has an easy to read LED screen to follow.
13. A Soft Tip Dartboard For Kids
Playing darts is great fun for adults, but throwing sharp objects through the air is definitely not a good idea for young children.
So a gift that can let your young ones get in on the darts fun is to get them a soft tip dart board and darts set.
As this way they can play with the same full size dartboard layout as the adults, but with darts with soft tips that won't hurt them or others.
So it's a gift that can be a great starter model to get kids into the game, and to prepare them once they are old enough to play with the real thing.
And a good example is the ActionDart soft tip darts and dartboard set above.
14. An All-In-One Darts Set For The Home
If you're buying a gift for someone that enjoys a game of darts at the local pub but doesn't have a board to play on at home, then putting together a home darts starter kit is a great gift idea.
And to save you the trouble of doing this yourself, you can go for this ready made professional darts set by Winmau.
As this contains everything they need to be able to practice at home, including a high quality dartboard, a cabinet, two sets of darts, an oche line to throw from, and some chalk and a towel to keep score.
So it's the perfect gift for them to be able to enjoy playing darts at home, and improve their game in time for the next pub darts session.
15. A Set Of Traditional Dimpled Beer Glasses
Darts is a game that originated in the pubs of the UK, and as such it's synonymous with beer drinking.
And this is one thing that makes it so enjoyable, in that it's a sport you can participate in while having a few beers with your mates.
So a gift idea for darts players that can evoke the traditional beginnings of the sport is to get them a set of dimpled beer glasses.
As having your beers in one of these tankards will feel like you're drinking in a British pub, no matter where in the world you're throwing darts.
And a good set to go for is the Great British pint set of 4 glasses above, which are perfect for a cold lager or a lukewarm, frothy ale!
16. Treat Them To A Night Out At The Darts
While darts as a spectator sport may sound like something that would never take off, it has become one of the best night's out you can imagine.
As it's a real carnival atmosphere, with the players coming out to music and flanked by showgirls, before putting on a great show for the audience.
And the darts fans really go for it, creating a brilliant atmosphere by donning fancy dress, holding up fun signs, chanting for their favourites throughout, and drinking enough beer to sink a battleship!
So it's a really fun out night out with your mates, and taking an amateur darts player or fan to the Darts World Championships is a great gift idea, and one they'll definitely enjoy!
Darts is a great sport to play, as it is a real test of skill, concentration, and character, as well as being a social game to play with friends.
So if you have a darts enthusiast in your life, why not treat them to a darts gift to help them enjoy the game even more.
As each of the gift ideas for darts players that I've given you here will be ones they'll get plenty of use and enjoyment from.