If you have a partner, friend, family member or colleague who loves poker and you’re struggling to think of a Christmas gift for them, you’ve come to the right place.
Here we’ve put together a quick Christmas gift guide with suggestions for excellent poker gifts. Happy holidays!
Art and decorations
Why not get something your poker playing friend can hang up in their grind space?
Etsy is a handmade items and crafts supplier and there you’ll find some awesome poker gift ideas, plus you get to support small businesses and pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces.
You can choose everything from a personalised poker set to a poker room wall plaque and even this Custom LED Neon Skull Poker Card Sign.
Browse all poker-themed items here.
There’s no dress code for poker (especially not online!) but comfort is always a must. Play a long session in pants that are too tight or a sweater that itches and you’ll understand.
Thankfully there are plenty of options available for players who not only want to feel comfortable but also want to display their love of poker, or their support for a content creator.
YouTube vlogger Brad Owen has a great line of poker t-shirts (our favorites being the Revenge Range and McJiggities), while our own Jonathan “apestyles” Van Fleet has some super comfortable hoodies available, and let’s face it, you’ve got to have a hoodie.
On the surface it might seem like giving someone poker training material for Christmas is essentially like giving them a slap on the face and insulting their game, but trust us, the vast majority of poker players want to improve. They’re just not ready to invest in themselves.
So why not do it for them?
BBZ Poker has all types of products that would make a perfect gift, with poker coaching videos at just $9.99, Bundles at just $99.99, and right now our Daily Seminars are just $150 a month. With Seminars you’ll be giving access to more than 600 hours of video content from the best poker coaches around, plus 12 guaranteed seminar sessions every week.
A chair is something someone needs rather than wants and therefore it might not appear to be the flashiest of presents. But believe us, if you know someone who spends a lot of time grinding online poker, they’re crying out for a comfortable chair.
There are plenty of different styles of desk chairs available. Ign.com lists the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Series ($489 / £369) as the best gaming chair of 2021, while nymag.com puts the Herman Miller Aeron Chair ($1,495) at the top of the ergonomic office chair list. Of course, they’re both pretty expensive, but there are certainly more affordable options.
At $161, The Modway Articulate Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair was awarded the ‘best affordable ergonomic office chair’ by nymag.com, while the OFM Essentials Racing Chair ESS-3085 was named the best cheap gaming chair by Ign.com with prices starting at around $138.
Mental game books
As poker players, we should not only work on our poker games and our physical health, but we should also spend time working on our mental games too.
We recently asked our performance coach Frank Hamel to pick his top five books to improve your mental game and he came up with some excellent suggestions.
Top of the list was Atomic Habits by James Clear, which is also the book that Twitch superstar and BBZ student Fintan “easywithaces” Hand frequently recommends on his stream.
“This is my bible for understanding behavior change,” says Hamel. “Atomic Habits provides four simple steps to build better habits leading to more discipline and consistency in your life and in your performance.”