Best Christmas Gifts for Sneakerheads

July 07, 2022 14 min read

Sneakerheads adore receiving new sneakers, but what about non-shoebox gifts? So, instead of sneakers, it's time to get them something else. It's never easy to find the ideal Christmas gift. But it doesn't have to be this time! For those who adore sneakers as much as they adore life, we have some fantastic suggestions. These Christmas gifts for sneakerheads include everything from keychains to wall decor and even a levitating sneaker.

1. Shoe Trees 

When it comes to shoe trees, our Swedish friends at Ikea provide some of the best bang for your buck, proving once again you don't have to break the bank to make someone happy this holiday season.

2. 'Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike'

An oldie but a goodie.

3. Large Drop-Front Shoe Box

Think of it as a safe for the kicks that are the most valuable in your collection.

4. Black Sneaker Hand & Bath Towel

If he does everything in his sneakers, including eat, sleep, and drink, you can bet he'll want to dry off in them as well.

5. Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit 

Everything you need to keep a rapidly growing collection clean.

6. Air Jordan Replacement Shoelaces

Because there are times when all that is required to make your regular GRs look like limited-edition bangers is a simple lace swap.

7. Face Covers 

It just so happens that Adidas' face mask is one of the most impressive releases of the current year, which is perfect if the sneakerhead on your shopping list is a member of Team Three Stripes.

8. Acrylic Sneaker Paint Starter Kit

Angelus' specialty paint gives sneaker fans with an interest in arts and crafts the opportunity to customize their own kicks with designs created using the do-it-yourself techniques of their choosing.

9. Sneaker-Smart 3D Lamp 

Laser-engraved acrylic plates let your precious sneakerhead broadcast his passion for all to see.

10. 'Wipe Your Airs' Floor Mat

A carpeted area that, when placed in a home with a no-shoes policy, can make the process of removing one's footwear just a little bit more tolerable.

11. Modern Pet Bed

You are going to want to get this pet bed as soon as possible if you love your sneakerhead's cat or dog just as much as you love your sneakerhead.

12. Asuna Slides

A cushy foam insole designed for lounging around the house while completing weekly responsibilities, such as, you know, organizing your shoe collection, while you clean your sneakers.

13. Shoe Rack 

Storage space for your collection that doubles as a conversation starter (provided, of course, you can ever convince an actual human being to start a conversation with you).

14. Annual Subscription

If you're looking for a gift for a sneakerhead, there's a good chance that they'll have at least a passing interest in at least one of the sports that first made the styles they love so damn popular. Even if it's just to see who's wearing what in the NBA tunnel, there's a good chance that they'll have at least a passing interest in at least one of the sports that made the styles they love so damn popular.

15. 'Jordan 1's' Archival Print

CES is one of the leading graffiti artists working today. And his interpretation of the Air Jordan 1 in his own signature style is the pinnacle of street cred.

16. The Foster Slipper 

DTC darling Greats recently introduced the one shoe silhouette we've all been wearing the most: slippers. (And it goes without saying that the company did an excellent job with it.)

17. Levitating Shoe Display

Because if you're a sneakerhead, your kicks deserve an absolutely insane display system that matches their status as wearable works of art, and there aren't a lot of options out there.

18. Corrugated Shoe Tray 

Yenwen Tseng's designs for NakNak elevate the industry into works of art. A lot of people have the same opinion regarding sneakers. Therefore, you should give them a present that flawlessly exemplifies this philosophy while also highlighting their collection.

19. Air Jordan 1 DMP Pack

Why give one gift when you can give two? The Air Jordan 1 completely changed the sneaker world when it was released, and this iconic pair of Bred 1s is accompanied by a sleek pair of Celtic-themed ones to commemorate the 63 points he dropped on them in the same shoe. They form the Defining Moments Pack when combined. 

20. Air Jordan 13 Ray Allen PE

It's difficult to believe that these shoes are even available now, as they were among the most coveted Player Exclusives ever created prior to sneakers being so widely available. The Ray Allen 13s are undoubtedly well-known among long-time sneakerheads.

21. Nike Kobe V Fade to Black

This symbolic pair was ironically released prior to the death of the late, great Kobe Bryant. Nonetheless, these were part of the extremely limited Fade to Black collection that accompanied his entire shoe line, and they also serve as one of the more iconic silhouettes in basketball history.

22. Sneaker Stories

This is a pair of biographies that basically go hand in hand, each of which is required reading for anyone in this circle.

23. Supreme Hanes Crew Socks

When it comes to streetwear, Supreme has been everywhere, and sneakerheads will have no trouble throwing these socks on before deciding on their pair for the day. This was, without a doubt, the most anticipated gift of the bunch.

24. Reshoevn8r Suede Kit

Reshoevn8r's approach to cleaning suede is spot on, with their signature Suede Kit including a dry brush to remove scuffs from what sounds like a rather luxurious pair.

25. Jason Markk Starter Kit

There are no names more well-known in the shoe cleaning world than Jason Markk, and every sneakerhead knows it like the back of their hand.

26. Nike Shoe Box Bag

Most likely, whoever you're buying this for already has too many of these boxes; fortunately for them, this is a bag.

27. Pop Chart Sneaker Compendium Poster

This incredibly detailed compendium showcases the lifeline of sneakers, including many of our personal favorites as well as countless grails that every sneakerhead must have.

28. Houndsbay Cedar Shoe Trees

These American-made shoe trees are designed to fit any shoe that appears to be too small. These would look great next to a Christmas tree.

29. Nike: Better is Temporary

This fantastic coffee table book offers a visual history and breakdown of some of their most iconic pairs, as well as a glimpse of what's to come in the future. Any sneakerhead, new or old, would welcome a closer look at their favorites.

30. Jordan Essentials Fleece Pants

Jordan sweatpants are just as popular off the court as they are on it, and have been for decades. They've practically become as much of a staple as the shoes themselves as part of the brand's essentials set. These cozy fleece-knit pants with a tonal signature of the man himself are difficult to resist.

31. Wilson Authentic NBA Basketball

While pros have blamed the league's new ball for their shooting woes, park goers can practice with this full-leather, NBA-grade ball made by the league's new sponsor, Wilson.

32. Nike Sportswear French Terry Hoodie

This hoodie is made of french terry and stands out from the crowd thanks to tonal embroidery and sporadic stitching — for style, of course.

33. Brain Dead Reverse Fleece Crewneck

In recent years, the L.A.-based brand has collaborated with everyone from Converse to Reebok and is well aware of how to deliver highly innovative streetwear. This cozy fleece crewneck is one of their basic essentials, and it makes an excellent winter garment.

34. Sneaker Throne Shoe Rack

This light-up rack functions as both a display case and a storage space, shining a light on your pairs without the frills.

35. Open Spaces Entryway Rack

While a light-up display case is always impressive, many people prefer a more practical, accessible approach, and Open Spaces is an expert at optimizing storage both inside and outside of closets.

36. The Shrine Waterproof Backpack

This backpack, made entirely of waterproof fabrics, has a laptop compartment and also functions as a duffel bag! If you know a sneakerhead who wouldn't want to transport a quartet of shoes as safely as possible, you might not know a true sneakerhead.

37. HONDA Stream Player

Regardless of your feelings about Kanye's latest album, this is an incredible gadget that bears the name of someone who completely changed sneaker culture — not to boost his ego or anything.

38. Beats Studio Headphones

These speckled Beats headphones designed by Samuel Ross's fashion house are stylish enough for sneakerheads who haven't even heard of Virgil Abloh's protege.

39. Adidas x Pharrell My Shelter Coat

This winter-ready collaboration is brought to you by streetwear legend Pharrell and performance icon adidas. The coat, with its full down filling, provides optimal warmth throughout the winter and can be worn with almost any pair of sneakers.

40. Trio of Jerseys

Aside from the aforementioned Mr. West, the three greatest basketball players of all time are the quintessential reason why sneakerhead culture has grown so popular in so many circles. Pay homage to the three icons in a variety of ways, not just with their shoes.

41. Sneakers Airpod Cases

They should only have these AirPod cases! How adorable are these? I'm sure a Sneakerhead would appreciate these awesome-looking sneaker-like cases for their AirPods. The following cases are extremely stylish; each will bring out their personalities while also representing their love for sneakers! A pair or two would make an excellent present for any Sneakerhead.

42. Levitating Sneaker Display

Talk about cool futuristic Sneakerhead gifts! Sneakerheads will be overjoyed to be able to display their love for sneakers, and what better way to do so than with a levitating Sneaker Display!

43. LED Light Up Shoelaces

It's time for them to step up their sneaker game! How about these eye-catching shoelaces? To summarize, they will be ideal for any evening activities such as parties or night jogging. Sneaker accessories they didn't know they needed!

44. Sneaker Deodorizer Balls

These fresh-scented sneaker balls are ideal for any sneakerhead. To be fair, they may already have a few, but getting a few more as a gift won't hurt, especially when they look as cute as the following gift ideas.

45. Cool Sneaker Books

What's better than some informative or creative sneakers books for Sneakerheads? They are one of the most unique gifts you can give a Sneakerhead. My personal favorite is the adult coloring book because they can design a new sneaker in addition to the ones they already own and let their imagination run wild. I mean, I believe the possibilities for Sneaker decorations and colors are limitless.

46. Sneaker Canvas Prints (Sneaker decorations)

What could be more appropriate for a sneakerhead den? Of course, it's a Wall Art with sneakers on it. These paintings are both vibrant and soothing. As a result, they will create a lovely and relaxing environment for everyone, let alone Sneakerheads! The bottom line is that they will enjoy it!

47. Air Jordan Sneaker Clock for Sneakerhead room

Another sneakerhead room idea that will not disappoint. Any sneakerhead will adore this one-of-a-kind Retro Style Wall Clock, which is made from genuine vintage vinyl records! Your Gift will stand out because it is one-of-a-kind.

48. Shoe Accessories for Sneakers

If you thought the LED shoelaces were outrageous, wait until you see these fashionable accessories! They are the ideal gift for Sneakerheads who want to make a statement in the room. That is to say, sneakerheads would love to have the best shoe accessories for their sneaker collections!

49. Dustproof Capsule for Sneakers

This stunning Capsule should only be used for their favorite sneakers. For example, it'll be ideal for storing their limited edition sneakers, ensuring that they look exactly as they did when they first saw them.

50. Sneakers Keychain

It may not be grand, but a small gift tailored to their interests can mean the world. Besides, they're quite adorable.

51. Page-A-Day Calendar

This page-a-day calendar is a great gift to give if you're looking for an original gift idea for a shoe lover who loves heels. It has a page for every day of the year with a beautiful picture and information about the shoe, design, and history. When purchasing this gift, make sure to check to see if the calendar year is the most recent. Because the shoes are mostly high heels, this isn't really a gift for sneakerheads.

52. Nike Air Jordan AirPods Case

If they already have a pair of AirPods, one of the best gifts for sneakerheads is one of these AirPods cases. It's a fun and inexpensive gift idea that's ideal for anyone who enjoys sneakers and is particularly fond of Nike Air Jordans. So, if you're looking for a gift for a sneakerhead, this is a great option. To top it off, you get to choose one of the colors they offer that you think they'll like best, with gray being a great neutral option.

53. Piggy Bank for Your Shoe Fund

A piggy bank to serve as their shoe fund for the next pair is a fun and cheeky gift idea for shoe lovers. This one, in particular, would look great on a dresser or in your closet. It isn't flashy, but it conveys the message of its purpose. There are a few different versions of this piggy bank available, so if you don't like this one, take a look around at the other options for shoe lovers.

54. Shoe and Sneaker Care Kit

A good shoe and sneaker care kit is essential for extending the life of your favorite shoes. This set includes everything you need to polish and maintain various types of shoes. This set is a great gift idea for both male and female shoe enthusiasts because it focuses on the material of the shoes, which is the same for both genders. You can actually choose from a few different sets, each with a unique combination of shoe care products.

55. Foam Boot Shapers

If you enjoy wearing boots, you know how difficult it can be to keep the shafts from creasing while storing them. With these adjustable foam boot shapers, you can easily solve this problem. You get a bunch of them in different colors that you can cut down to size. If you don't like the bright colors, there is also a set of purely black shapers. This set is great because you can easily store them when they are not in a boot.

56. Odor-Killing Charcoal Bags

No one likes stinky shoes, whether they're sneakers or pumps, but it's an unavoidable occurrence. Fortunately, you can eliminate the worst of the odor with these handy charcoal bags; simply place them in your sneakers, boots, or pumps and the odor will be removed. Another tip is to hang them in your shoe storage to keep the area odor-free. All of this makes this one of the best gifts for sneakerheads and shoe lovers, and you can even try to make them yourself if you want, though I'm not sure if it's cheaper that way.

57. Converse Sneaker KeyChain

This converse sneaker keychain is just one of many shoe-themed keychains available, all of which make excellent sneaker and shoe gifts. There are even croc keychains, though let's pretend they don't exist for the time being. This keychain is ideal for anyone who adores these iconic shoes and is a great small cheap gift to include in a nice gift basket or as a standalone gift idea. It even comes in a variety of colors.

58. Shoe Coffee Table Book

If you enjoy a good pair of heels and want to learn more about the fashion of the last few decades in terms of footwear, this book is a great gift to get. This is a beautiful hardcover book filled with photographs and information about famous pairs of shoes. It's a fun book to look through and will look great in your home. This coffee table book is ideal for shoe enthusiasts, but not necessarily sneakerheads.

59. Clear Shoe Boxes: shoe lover gifts

Looking for an inexpensive way to organize your shoes? Then take a look at these stackable shoe boxes. They are great because of their low cost and functionality, and when not in use, they can be folded flat and easily stored. Overall, these shoe storage boxes are excellent low-cost gifts for shoe enthusiasts with a large collection of shoes to organize. The fact that they are clear makes them ideal and appealing to the eye. They are available in a variety of styles depending on your shoe size and type.

60. Shoe Lover Mug

A novelty mug is a great gift to give. Fill it with candy or chocolate and you have a great unique gift for a shoe lover. This mug features a fun quote to remind people about your life priorities and how important shoes are if you love them. So, if you're looking for something amusing and a little ridiculous, this mug is a great option.

61. Travel Bags for Your Shoes

Are you looking for a gift for a shoe enthusiast who travels frequently? This set of shoe bags is an excellent choice. These waterproof bags will protect your shoes and sneakers as well as your clothes from being ruined by your shoes. With these shoe bags, you can take your favorite sneakers and shoes with you wherever you go. Overall, these shoe travel bags make excellent gifts for sneakerheads and shoe enthusiasts in general.

62. Set of Shoe Horns: A shoo-in for a sneakerhead gift

A set of shoe horns is an inexpensive addition to this list of gift ideas for shoe lovers. Yes, it's a simple item, but it's useful when you have a variety of shoes. This set includes shoe horns in two sizes, with the small one being ideal for carrying with you wherever you go. So, while this is a more basic and practical gift, it is still a great gift idea for shoe lovers. People who wear a lot of sneakers, in particular, will appreciate this to protect the back of their shoes.

63. Bunch of Vinyl Sneaker Stickers

This pack of vinyl waterproof stickers of various sneakers is another smaller gift idea for sneakerheads. These are great for putting on a water bottle, suitcase, or laptop to make them more interesting. There are approximately fifty different stickers of some of the most iconic sneakers available. You can even choose which sneakers you prefer and apply those stickers to them. This is especially useful for teenagers who enjoy using their sneakers to decorate their belongings.

64. Personalized Metal Shoelace Tags

If you want something unique, these personalized metal shoelace tags by OakdeneDesigns are a great choice. Before lacing your shoe, simply thread your shoelace through them. It's a fun and subtle way to personalize your shoes without causing permanent damage. You can have it engraved with whatever you want as long as it is less than 15 characters long. You can even get two of them if you want.

65. Nike Air Jordan Patent Prints

This set of patent prints of Nike Air Jordans is one of the best gifts for sneakerheads. It's a more subtle way to show off your sneaker obsession while also adding a personal touch to your home. This is ideal for anyone who adores Jordan sneakers and wishes they could own a pair. This is a reasonably priced gift that can be made even cheaper if you have the time to locate the print itself online and print it on the paper of your choice, though this will require a bit more effort.

66. Set of High Heel Magnets

Are you looking for a small and cute gift for a high-heel fan? Then this set of pump-shaped magnets is ideal. They're tiny red shoes that you can stick on your fridge or a whiteboard, and they'd look great in anyone's office to add a pop of color and personalization without changing much. So, if you think she'd like this, be sure to check out this inexpensive shoe lover gift idea.

67. Sneaker Freaker: Book for sneakerheads

If you're looking for a unique gift for a sneakerhead, a book about sneakers is a great place to start. This book is filled with iconic sneakers as well as information about their histories. This book is a lot of fun to look through because of the many pictures, but it's also an interesting read because of the wealth of information it contains. The hardcover edition is likely the best option, though it is slightly more expensive.

68. Pack of Sneaker Wipes

One of the most difficult challenges for shoe lovers and sneakerheads is keeping their shoes clean and pristine. These sneaker wipes are a great way to ease that struggle and are therefore included in this sneakerhead gift guide. You can easily pack them in your bag or keep them in your car for when you're on the go, and they also provide a quick and easy way to fix a small smudge on your shoes. They work well with sneakers as long as they are not made of suede leather.

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