Easy Baseball Coach Gifts That They’ll Cherish Forever

Looking for easy, inexpensive DIY baseball coach gifts to show your appreciation?

Because, if you’re like me, you want to show them how much you truly value the impact they’ve made on your child.

Needless to say, in most cases, your baseball player has had a great coach who volunteers his or her time, a TON of time, with your kids.

But coming up with unique and meaningful gift ideas can sometimes be challenging.

So I’ve discovered a great way to deliver the perfect handmade, extremely thoughtful gift, that your child’s baseball coaches will absolutely treasure!

Best DIY Baseball Coach Gifts

Baseball Coach Gifts

If it wasn’t for the amazing coaches my son has had through the years, I honestly don’t know if he would have continued playing baseball for as long as he did.

Needless to say, he continued playing throughout his childhood and he really enjoyed it.

As a matter of fact, playing baseball truly increased his confidence and gave him a sense of purpose.

In addition, I just love being a baseball mom!

So, I truly value the guidance his coaches have given to him.

What Do Coaches Want As Baseball Gifts?

Baseball Coach Gifts

So, honestly, what do coaches want as a special gift at the end of the season?

Really, do they want another coffee mug or a bunch of signed baseball bats or even super expensive gifts?

Most likely they don’t want all of that ‘stuff’.

In my opinion, THE perfect gift and one that you cannot go wrong with is one that is personalized and one-of-a-kind.

Therefore, each year, to commemorate the season, I enjoy putting together a baseball team gift with a fun photo collage of the players and the coaches.

You can also throw in a Dick’s gift card and a pack of sunflower seeds and you’ll be golden!

How Much Should You Spend on a Coach Gift?

If your child’s baseball coaches are like my son’s coaches through the years, they don’t want you to spend a lot of money on them.

Needless to say, it truly is the thought that counts in this situation.

As long as you’re showing your appreciation enough to give them a gift, it really doesn’t matter that you didn’t spend a ton of money on it.

In my case, I decided to make something and include the kids on the team so that they could feel a part of the baseball coach gifts.

Admittedly, I am not the most creative person in the world.

However, Canva is an awesome site for creating your masterpiece.

Gift Strategy For My Baseball Coach Gifts

Baseball Coach Gifts

So, I knew at the beginning of the season that I’d want to create a photo collage for our coach once the season ended.

Therefore, I took pictures throughout the season.

I absolutely love taking pictures during the practices and the games.

Turns out I’m kind of a nervous baseball mom and I can’t sit still throughout an entire game.

So, taking pictures helps with my nervous energy AND I really enjoy it!

After sorting through all of the photos, I found the best one out of the bunch to use as the main photo.

Also, I made sure that I took pictures of each kid on the team to include in the collage.

I uploaded all of these photos into the collage template on Canva and then I added the text to include the team name, the coach’s name and the season year.

If you can get the team logo and paste that onto the collage, even better!

Simple as that!

Printing Your Photo Collage

Instead of printing the collage from my printer, I wanted a better quality so I ordered my prints from Shutterfly.

But, these days there are so many photo printing options like Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and even Canva will make prints for you.

As expected, the print turned out great!

Baseball Coach Gifts

We gave the collage to the head coach.

He was the one who volunteered the most time, handled the schedules, and make-up games. 

The other baseball coaches put in a huge amount of volunteer time as well. 

So we got a bucket of balls and had the entire team sign the baseballs to present to the assistant coaches.

Baseball Coach Gifts

I attached the Canva collage to black scrapbook paper.

Then I had each team member write their first name by their picture and then I framed it.

End of season pep talk

The above picture was the end of our kids’ season. 

They had lost and didn’t make it to the championships. 

But it didn’t matter. 

These kids learned so much and played their hearts out. 

And the coaches made it all possible.

No words can really express my gratitude to each and every one of them. 

Truly, an experience that can never be taken away from my son.

Presenting the gift

And isn’t THAT what it’s all about?


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10 thoughts on “Easy Baseball Coach Gifts That They’ll Cherish Forever”

  1. Hey Pam Thanks for your response. That’s actually what I did too but Walgreens website is cropping the picture =(

  2. How did you get it to print on an this size??? I have created a collage but when I send it to Walmart to print it will not print the whole picture without cutting off some of the kids???

    • Hi Jami,

      I believe I edited the collage through our local Walgreens website. They have a way of showing you what the final product will look like before you click to buy. That’s where you can crop it better to fit, so that none of the picture is cut off.

      I hope this helps!



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