The Dapper Drive 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

A unique holiday gift list for the golfer in your life.

With less than two weeks until Christmas, commercials and retailers alike are reminding us at every turn that it’s “crunch time” for holiday gift giving. But if you’re anything like me, you’re just now starting to brainstorm the perfect gift ideas for friends and family alike.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the golfer in our lives, skip the knick knacks and gadgets this season, and get them something they actually want. My basic rule of thumb? If you wouldn’t want it, you shouldn’t buy it.

With that in mind, we’ve curated our top 8 picks for this holiday season. Stick to this guide, and we guarantee the golfer in your life will be more stylish, satisfied and happy than ever before.

And if you feel an overwhelming urge to snag some of these for yourself, shop away! Don’t worry, you’re secret safe with us.

1. Greyson Clothiers Koko Hoodie ($285)

Where sophistication meets sport, the Greyson Koko hoodie can be found. This cashmere blend hoodie is as cozy and comfy as it is elevated and luxurious. Wear it with on the course, under a blazer to dinner, or with a pair of sweat pants lounging around the house. No piece will become a favorite as quickly as the Koko Hoodie. // Buy here now.

2. The Golfer’s Journal Annual Subscription ($75 per year)

No other golf publication captures the essence of the game like The Golfer’s Journal (TGJ). As unique as the stories found on it’s pages, TGJ marries inspiring photography with exquisite storytelling for a reading experience unlike any other. For anyone who loves the game of golf, TGJ is a must. // Read more of our thoughts on TGJ here. || Subscribe here.

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3. Dormie Workshop Custom Headcover ($100 and up)

Behind every Dormie Workshop head cover is a level of craftsmanship achieved by few others. Based in the heart of Nova Scotia, Canada, Dormie’s team of creative craftsman utilize the finest leather to hand make each cover out of their workshop. Wether you’re after a something classic, fun, unique, or anything in between, Dormie likely has created it. And since custom is their game, they’ll happily bring to life any creation you can dream up, too. // Shop here now.

4. G/FORE MG4.1 Shoe ($185)

Though any number of G/FORE’s golf shoes would undoubtedly bring a smile to your golfer, the MG4.1 are the pick for this holiday. G/FORE’s latest crossover shoe takes you from the course to the gym, and everywhere in between. // Read more of our thoughts on the MG4.1 here. || Shop here now.

5. Dave Baysden Commissioned Artwork (Prices vary)

For those of us who eat, sleep and breath golf, we choose to take the sport well beyond the course. Our fondest memories are marked by our various golf travels and favorite courses. If you’re searching for a unique gift for the golfer who’s seemingly got everything, consider a custom painting by Dave Baysden.

This Charlotte-based artist continues to make his mark on the golf world through creative golf paintings, often depicting some of the most incredible holes in golf. His work can be found on head covers of PGA tour players and popular golf publications alike, but he also does custom painting for hire. Whether it’s a famous golf hole or the clubhouse of your local club, Dave will create a masterpiece sure to liven up the walls of any home. // See some of Dave’s work and contact him here.

6. Claret Dreamer Handcrafted Divot Tool (Prices vary)

Another unexpected and ultra-personal gift lies in the beautifully handcrafted divot tools by “Claret Dreamer.” Choose from an array of existing designs, or dream-up one of your own. Either way, those who appreciate true craftsmanship will love a custom divot tool of their own. // Shop here now.

Photo Credit: @claretdreamer

7.Titleist ProV1 Customized Golf Balls ($40)

Gifting golf balls may not feel as special as some of the other choices on our list, but they’re always needed and welcomed by avid golfers. And with the addition of custom number and personalization on the side, your extra efforts won’t go unnoticed. // Shop here now.

8. Jones Sports Player Series Bag ($170)

In the age of “bigger is better,” Jones is proving that may not be true. The sleek, lightweight Players Series Bag is a favorite of ours, perfect for quick 9-hole loops and 36-hole marathons, alike. Even for those stubborn ones who won’t part with their cart, perhaps this bag may remind and encourage them that a periodic walk around the course may suit their golfing mind, body & soul well. // Shop here now.

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from The Dapper Drive crew!