2024 Holiday Gift Guide

A look at holiday gift ideas from Colorado-based companies and beyond

By Suzanne S. Brown

Buying gifts for golfers should be pretty easy. Have you seen how some of us dress? It’s not like we’re picky. However, if YOU are picky and want to outfit the golfer in your life this year’s gift guide is a two-parter. Without leaving the state of Colorado there are a host of clothes, gear and gifts made right here that any golfer would appreciate. Then, there is the best of the rest.

Looking Good on the Course

Men’s and women’s floral tops: $64.95.  Men’s Player Preferred Waffle Print pullover, $89.95.  Pinsandaces.com.

The Right Bag

University of Colorado Bucket Cooler golf bag, $309.99; CU Team Effort headcovers, $69.99, PGATourSuperstore.com; Sassy Caddy Seaside cart bag, $369, SassyCaddy.com; Pins and Aces Beer Sleeve, $19.95, Player Preferred flat ash golf bag, $299.95, CU and CSU clubhead covers, $49.95, pinsandaces.com

On the Course

Edel fitted SMS and SMS Pro irons, $249.99 per club. Edelgolf.com.

Player Preferred Waffle Print pullovers, $89.95.  Pinsandaces.com

Colorado Spirits

Colorado spirits: 10th Mountain Bourbon, $59.99; Rocker Rye Whiskey, $65; Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey, $42.99; Dona Loca Mezcal, $49.99; Turnbuckle Distillery Blue Corn Bourbon, $55; Stranahan’s Original Single Malt Whiskey, $63; 10thWhiskey.com, RockerSpirits.com, Breckenridgedistillery.com, donaloca.com, turnbuckledistilling.com, shop.stranahans.com

Purses and Satchels

Cobalt blue leather backpack, $145; Victoria beverage tote, $36; Milan tote bag, $99. SassyCaddy.com

Cool Gear

Pins and Aces Liquor Stick, $99.95, pinsandaces.com; Colorado State University putter cover, $44.99, and Air Force University golf towel, $29.99, pgasuperstore.com; Rectangular serving board, $175, BarefootBroncoWoodworking.com


Gift the guy who wants shoes that showcase his personality as well as performance on the links with a pair of Ecco’s Biom H4 Erik van Rooyen edition. The South African player, known for wearing joggers, collaborated on the shoe’s sleek styling and outsole with colorful doodles of guitars and moustaches. Also included are the brand’s top features like Gore-Tex waterproof protection, plus materials and design to enhance grip, stability and support, $220, ecco.com

All the Extras

The holidays are for indulging family and friends with luxuries, and G/Fore obliges with stylish accessories, including a cashmere blend scarf, $225, perfect for cool days on and off the course; and a logo bag, $320, that will hold the extras she needs to tote on a winter round; Belt, $75 gfore.com

Hat Tricks

Courtesy Black Clover

The player who collects a hat for every new or marquee course he plays needs a place to keep the caps from getting dirty or crushed. Black Clover meets this need with the Hat Caddie, a zip case that stores up to six hats. $50. blackcloverusa.com

Keeping Watch

Courtesy Bushnell

Bushnell Golf’s ION Elite goes deeper, offering slope-compensated distances and features like maps with overhead views so the golfer can see how to play each hole. With simple graphics and a color touchscreen display, the watch is easy to read and has a 12-hour battery life in GPS mode. $200. bushnellgolf.com

Practice Makes Putting

Courtesy Perfect Practice

Indoor putting practice gets more precise with the PuttOut Training Mat, an 8-foot long mat with alignment targets that simulates a medium-to-fast green and lets players work on aim and speed. It comes with a target hole shaped like a small ramp. When the ball is struck correctly, it rolls up the ramp and over the hole and back to the player. Mat and target, $100. rainorshinegolf.com

Cool Clothing

Courtesy PXG

PXG now also offers apparel. Gift-worthy pieces include the women’s designs as the mock neck, $145, and ruffle jersey skirt, $165; or the high-waisted bomber jacket, $295, and side-striped joggers, $175. Visit pxg.com or 9030 E. Phillips Place, Suite 100, Centennial

Game On

Courtesy Play Nine

The golfer who needs an activity when cold or wet weather keeps him off the links can play a board game. Play Nine is easy to learn and involves a little strategy as players draw and discard cards, make matches and try to lower their scores. $18 at retailers / playnine.com

Sticking Power

Courtesy Magnet Owl

MagnetOwl makes a great stocking stuffer. The accessory comes with two strong magnetic ball markers, one chip-size and one small, $25, to put on either side of a towel. It attaches to anything metal, from a club to a bag or cart. The magnet duo is available on its own, $25, or as a towel and marker set, $35.  magnetowl.com

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Suzanne S. Brown is a Denver-based writer and the former fashion editor of the Denver Post. She can be reached via suzanne-s-brown.com