Five Great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Golfers

Shopping for a golfer can be tricky, so it makes sense if your own shopping list still has a blank line for that special golfer in your life with Christmas so close. While checking off the last items on your shopping list, here are five great gift ideas you’ll easily be able to grab for your golfer before Christmas:

Accessories: These items may be small, but they come in handy and make great stocking stuffers. Golfers can always use a bag of tees or a sleeve of golf balls, and you can pick these up at just about any department store or golf outlet. A nice set of club head covers are another inexpensive gift idea, especially since they can be personalized to reflect your golfer's favorite college or pro sports teams or preferred golf brand. A good putting green with ball return is a crowd-pleaser.

Apparel: A regular golfer can't have enough collared casual shirts in the closet, or a nice windbreaker to keep in the car for those chilly rounds. For the more fashionable golfer, the Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy collections are hot, and the classic Payne Stewart look never goes out of style. Golf shoes can be a great gift but it can be tricky unless you know the right size for a perfect fit and which brand your golfer prefers. Caps, visors, socks, sunglasses and belt buckles are safer bets.

Bags: Golfers are as picky about their golf bags as divas are about their purses. Everything has a place and there's a place for everything, so make sure you know what your golfer likes before you go out and pick up some shiny but impractical golf bag. Use the current ragged one as a template for the number and placement of pouches as storage is a critical factor. You can spend as little as $50 for a basic model to big bucks for the leather and alligator varieties. The deluxe models include such options as a mini-bar, stereo system and Wifi capabilities.

Clubs: You really need to know your golfer – not just the person, but the golfer – to invest in a new set of clubs. Surprising them might not be the best idea unless they have dropped hints about the specific clubs on their wish list. With so many brands and variable factors, investing in a whole set might not be wise, although they can return them at all major golf outlets. But giving single clubs, like the monster driver or long putter they've always wanted, can be a great present – even though the gift wrapping is usually a dead giveaway.

Myrtle Beach Golf Package: If your loved one has been VERY good this year, reward them with the VERY best Christmas present any golfer could wish for – a golf trip to Myrtle Beach. Best of all, this gift isn't as expensive as you might think. By clicking the iGolf Quote tab at the top of the page, you can choose from over 70 golf courses on the Grand Strand with a 100 percent guarantee of receiving the lowest rates available. With prices starting as low as $30 for one round to $150 for a four-round package, you can pick out the perfect gift for your favorite golfer or let them select the courses and accommodations themselves. Let's just say you have a good chance of getting your honey-do list taken care of by putting this gift under the tree for the golfer in your life.

Most golfers never want to find their golf ball under a tree, but Christmas is one exception. Whether you go small with a golf ball or big with a Myrtle Beach golf getaway, your favorite hacker is sure to love it.