20+ Gift Ideas For Cheerleading Coaches

by TheCheerBuzz
gift ideas for cheerleading coaches

Cheerleading coaches work hard all season, both inside and outside the gym, to make sure their team learns as much as possible.

Sometimes you want to show appreciation in the form of a gift, but it can be hard to come up with gift ideas.

We put together this list of more than 20 items perfect for any cheerleading coach. Whether it’s Christmas, the end of the season, or a regular Tuesday, there’s something for you.

Psst… The last idea is free!

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Gift ideas for cheerleading coaches:

1. Personalized decorations 

Coach photo frame

Wooden photo frame with customizable colors and text.

“Thanks coach” photo frame

A photo frame that you can add a personalized message to. Let the team sign it for an even better gift!

“Thanks coach for all you do” photo holder

2. Books about coaching

There are an endless amount of books that can benefit cheerleading coaches. We’ve included books focused on both team performance and training, but also things outside the cheerleading gym.

“unBlocked: The Walls Come Tumbling Down”

Jeff Benson’s ‘unBlocked: The Walls Come Tumbling Down’ is a must-read to understand mental blocks in cheerleading. It explains exactly what a block is, and what it is not. Learn not only from the athlete’s perspective but the coach’s and parent’s as well. Check out our summary and review + get your copy here:

“Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth”

This book explains how coaching doesn’t work well if it’s only focused on fixing problems. The authors talk about how to help others learn and grow, what motivates us, dreams and goals, energy, and what coaching is really about.

“Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership”

The author talks about how to bring out the best in athletes, goal setting, team performance, qualities of leadership, and much more.

“Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”

During his time as head basketball coach, author Phil Jackson won more championships than any other coach in professional sports.

He talks about the secrets of team chemistry, trust, and synchronization, how to handle “uncoachable” athletes, turning athletes into leaders, and much more.

3. Shirts

Because who doesn’t love some funny shirts?

Cheerleading Coach “Like a normal coach but cooler” T-Shirt

Available in different styles & colors. The text can be printed on the front or back.

“In my cheer coach era” T-Shirt

Available in many different colors and sizes!

“Cheer coach” sweatshirt

Handmade cheer coach sweatshirt, available in different colors

4. The ultimate cheer coach planner

Planning is a must if you want to have a successful practice or season! Our popular coach planners come in both printable & digital versions – and in multiple colors.

Digital + printable cheer coach planners

Join the hundreds and hundreds of coaches all over the world having better seasons with our planners.

Manage your time better, stay on top of important dates, and track your team’s progress throughout the season.

5. Personalized gift bags

This great idea was sent in by a follower! Make a gift bag or basket with your coach’s favorite things, snacks, self-care products, or anything else they would like.

gift basket idea for cheerleaders and coaches

Photo from Pinterest.

6. Bags & backpacks

Nfinity Classic Backpack

Spoil your coach with the popular Nfinity backpack, perfect for practices and competitions.

“Best coach ever” waterproof makeup bag

Perfect to bring for competitions!

Behind every cheerleader…” tote

Tote bag with a quote about cheer coaches: “This cute and fun graphic little bag can be used as makeup bag, travel case, pencil case, purse, pouch, organizer.”

7. Mugs & Candles

Cheerleading Coach Mug

“I am a cheerleading coach, of course I’m crazy. Do you think a sane person would do this job?”


Coach’s Last Nerve Candle Gift

“Coach’s last nerve” funny candle, perfect for cheer coaches…

8. Keyrings & chains

Coach Quote Keychain

“A great coach is hard to find and impossible to forget – Thank you”

Disney Style Name Keychain

Disney-themed keychain with customizable colors & letters!

Write your coach’s name, team name, or gym name for example.

Thank You Coach Gift Keychain

“We wouldn’t be the team that we are without you!”

9. Coach bracelet

Cheer Coach Slider bracelet

“Cheer coach” bracelet in stainless steel, with adjustable sizing.

10. Letter or text (free!)

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!

Put together a letter or text from your team and send it to your coaches. Let them know how much you appreciate them, what they’ve taught you, what you like about them, your favorite memories, and so on.

Completely free to make but absolutely priceless to receive!

Hopefully, this list gave you some ideas on gifts for your coaches! Feeling extra generous? Check out our other gift guides:

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