Preparing gifts for your loved ones can be tricky, especially when they don’t know what they want. So to aid you with the task of brainstorming what to get the dart player in your life for Christmas, we have put this article together covering a range of accessories and equipment. Whether you are after a novelty present or gear to assist them with training, you are guaranteed to find it below. Here is a brief breakdown of our top 7 darts gift ideas:

  1. Darts Set
  2. Quality Board
  3. Laser Dart Throwing Line
  4. Novelty Items
  5. Dart Travel Case
  6. Rubber Dart Board Surround
  7. Tickets to a Darts Championship

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Darts Set

Whether they are new to the sport or a seasoned professional, you can never go wrong with getting them some more darts. As this is the most essential part of equipment, you will find that they will be used more often and they can develop a favourite or lucky set. However, there are a vast range of sets available on Sports Fitness which can be purchased as part of a pack or as individual pieces. By ordering individual pieces they are able to build the perfect dart with the optimum quality shaft and flights. So why not take a look at our colourful range of dart flights today! You can also find a number of styles and patterns online for flights which can be personal to the player i.e. a favourite football team or a significant logo.

Quality Board

Another great idea for darts players is getting them a board of their own so that they can play and train at home. There is a wide range of these which can be purchased form lone dart boards to specialised ones which come on a backing board featuring a score board. If they primarily use steel tipped darts, the best type of board to purchase is that of a bristle base. This allows the dart to effectively permeate the fibres with limited pull on the material when removing the dart.

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Laser Dart Throwing Line

A fun gift for dart players or establishments where a dart board is mounted on the wall is a laser dart throwing line. This contraption allows them to mark out the throwing line efficiently without having to physically adhere anything to the floor. Therefore this is a popular choice for rooms where there is carpet flooring compared to hard wooden floor. How it works is that you can attach it to the wall just underneath the dart board itself. And when switched on this light shines a red lazer which marks out the throwing line on the floor. This is a very modern gift for players and one example of this gear is a Viper Laser Throw/Toe Line Marker which can be ordered from a range of places including Amazon for just over £30.

Novelty Items

A great thing about darts is that it is a widely practiced and played sport, which means that a number of companies have produced a selection of novelty items that makes the perfect gifts. From personalised t-shirts with darts related slogans to customised mugs and keyrings in the shape of darts, the possibilities are endless when it comes to cool and fresh looking novelties. Below is just a few different ways in which you can bring an awe of fun this Christmas:

  • Slogan T-shirt
  • Slogan Mug
  • Dart Keychains
  • Personalised Signs
  • Engraved Darts Case
  • Dart Pin Badges
  • Dart Cufflinks

Dart Travel Case

When owning your own dart set it is very difficult to keep them all in one place securely without having a specialised case. So to go with a gift of a dart set, you could look at purchasing them their very own travel case to keep them protected. Most cases have space for three darts along with a section for spare flights and shafts too which may come in handy when out playing a match. The handy case also ensures that all of their gear can be kept in one place without risk of misplacing them.

gift guide darts rubber surroundRubber Dart Board Surround

If they already own a dartboard but are finding their flight accuracy is a bit off, a superb idea would be to get them a rubber surround for the board. This sits around the circumference of the board to work as an extra level of protection to prevent any marks or dents occurring in the wall behind it. You can also have these surrounds customised to the player so that they can be designed using their favourite colour and have their name on it. Therefore you are able to make a vital item of damage prevention personal to give it that extra special feeling this Christmas.

Tickets to a Darts Championship

And finally, an exceptional present idea for a dart fanatic is ordering them tickets for a darts championship match. This could be local to them or a bit further afield depending on the venue, but this would be a fantastic idea for those who love watching the sport as well as participating. By being able to watch professional players in action, they will not only be able to enjoy the tournament, but they can make notes on how to improve their own technique. So this gift could be greatly beneficial to their training along with being entertaining. Just a few games scheduled upcoming in the UK are:

  • 2019 PDC World Darts Championships - 13th December 2018 to 1st January 2019
  • Premier League Darts 2018 - 7th February 2019 to 23rd May 2019
  • 2019 BDO Lakeside World Championship - 5th January 2019 to 13th January 2019

Sports Fitness Making Your Christmas Shopping Easier

In the above sections we have taken an in-depth look into 7 must-have gifts for darts players worldwide. So if you have found any of our ideas useful or we have inspired you to make a purchase from our online store today, be sure to get in touch over on our social media pages. Let us know what you have ordered thanks to this article and let’s inspire one another this Christmas! Take a look at the darts category at Sports Fitness now!

This article was written exclusively for Sports Fitness by Loren Astbury