Do you have a pool player on your gift list but you have no idea what to get them? If you’re willing to spend a little extra money on your gift giving, these are three excellent mid-range gifts for the pool player in your life.
First on your list would be a quality pool cue case. The one in the video above is a leather case, it features a good solid core inside, which is important. Other (cheaper) cue cases don’t feature a solid core but instead just have flimsy dividers. This can cause damage to the cues over time, especially with some of the rough handling that pool players are known for.
Another good gift would be a set of billiard balls with your favorite sports teams on them. They make a set of balls for LITERALLY every team and just about every sport so you should easily be able to find the right ones for your recipient. This set shows that the balls are simply home and away, as opposed to having numbers. For the most part, you don’t need numbers since you’ll always be playing 8 Ball with these kinds of balls. If you buy your balls from a brick and mortar store (like Billiards and Darts Direct) you can even ask them to mix and match teams like “Chargers” versus “Raiders’.
Finally, the last item on my list of moderately priced gifts is a Break/Jump Cue. This is a cue that’s designed specifically for breaking and jumping, not normal play. Once they’ve made their break with it, they can unscrew the back third of the cue and it turns into a jump cue for making jump shots. This is a specialty cue and if your recipient isn’t a professional, it’s likely that this is a product that they don’t already have (but I guarantee that they want it).