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Ultimate BJJ Gift Guide (Nearly 30 Gift Ideas)

Looking for the best jiu-jits gifts for someone who trains bjj? Well look no further, we’ve compiled a list of over 30 bjj gifts in several categories

Our Top Recommended BJJ Gifts:

Ultimate BJJ Gift Basket:

If you’re looking to get your loved one, the ultimate bjj gift basket or care package here is our recommended items below:

  • This care package is under $150
  • Has items that everyone can use in bjj
  • I’ve also used every single one of these items personally and can attest to their quality

BJJ Gift Basket List:

Total: $130

(*the prices listed are ones shown currently as of this writing and will be updated periodically)

For more details on each of these items feel free to check out the full descriptions and other items below.

#1. Apparel

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu apparel is probably the most common gifts you can buy for someone who’s into BJJ. These are usually affordable gifts and items that everyone who trains jiu jitsu can use.
In our list they are broken down into three categories:

  1. No Gi Apparel
    • No Gi Shirt
    • No Gi Shorts
    • Spats
  2. Gi Apparel which includes
  3. Non Training Apparel
    • T-shirts
    • Sweaters

No Gi  Apparel

No Gi apparel are clothing items that you wear when training No Gi BJJ (this is simply training without the Gi).
For no gi bjj training, you want clothing that is:

  • durable
  • breathable
  • moister wicking

If you’ve ever training in a loose fitting t-shirt and shorts, you’ll know that it’s not recommended. An average cotton t-shirt will be soaked in sweat, uncomfortable, and will be constantly riding up and ultimately getting in the way of your bjj training.

So in the list below we have provided out top recommended items as polled from our sample group shown below:

  • rash guard
  • jiu jitsu shorts
  • spats

1. Jiu Jitsu Rash guard

A jiu jitsu rashguard is something that anyone who trains bjj can’t own enough of. They can be worn for both no gi or gi training as well.

>>>Jump to: Our review of best jiu jitsu rash guards here

After trying buying the 5 most popular rashguards and training in them for over a month, my favorite one to train in by far was this Fuji rash guard (shown below with me attempting to model it):

Man this Fuji rashguard is so thin and lightweight, it feels like a second skin. It was extremely breathable and durable and was honestly nothing like the feeling of any other rashguard

Some were too tight, too constrictive, not breathable, or just flat out not made very well, but this Fuji rash guard will be my go to for a while.

About this item:
Extremely Breathable
Buttery smooth flatlock stitching.
Sublimated graphics that won’t peel or flake.

2. Jiu Jitsu Shorts

We recommend Elite Sports Men’s MMA Fight Shorts. You can wear these shorts as No-Gi, MMA, BJJ, UFC fight shorts, and other martial arts that you like.

I actually went out and bought the 6 most popular nogi bjj shorts and these shorts from Elite were the ones that I liked the best and ended up training in the most

Read More: Looking to buy nogi bjj shorts? Be sure to read our full guide with reviews first

About this item:
100% microfiber fabric.
Hand wash only.
Lets you move freely.
Durable and tear-resistant.

3. Jiu Jitsu Spats

Jiu jitsu spats can be worn for no gi training under your shorts to protect you from mat burn and limit skin contact or they can be worn underneath your gi during gi training.

We recommend Sanabul Men’s Compression Base Layer Workout Jiu Jitsu Spats. Throughout my time training bjj, I’ve actually owned three pairs of these.

They fit great and hold up well

About this item:
Good for any climate.
Holds everything tight, but won’t compromise your range of motion.
Reinforced 5-thread 2-needle stitching.

4. Gi Apparel

While a Gi is probably one of the more expensive gifts for someone who practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – it is also the most asked for gift*

>>>Jump to: our full Gi Guide

So we recommend the FUJI– All-Around Gi. I’ve personally trained in Fuji Gi’s and they are top quality and definitely last.

I’d also recommend trying to find out their exact Gi size.

There’s a reason why the Fuji All Around Gi currently has over 1,300 positive reviews on Amazon with a 4.5 star rating:

About this item:
Mid-weight with a stiff, thick collar and multi-layered reinforcement across all stress points, designed for fit, durability, and comfort.
Premium cotton-blend twill pants with a cotton drawstring.
100% IBJJF certified.

5. Jiu Jitsu Belt

Another item that should go with any Gi purchase is a bjj belt. While its mostly likely that the person you’re buying the gift for already has a belt, if you know their belt rank, it makes an affordable thoughtful gift

>>>Jump to: our bjj belt buying guide

We recommend FUJI – Premium Cotton Blend BJJ Belt. This belt, like the Gi, is made of a premium, high-quality cotton blend that is designed to withstand years of wear and the most intensive training sessions.

About this item:
100% cotton.
Competition-ready belts.
But it must be hand washed only.

Everyday Clothing

If you’re looking to buy a gift for someone who’s into bjj that they can wear off the mat this is the section for you.

There are plenty of items and clothing brands that make high quality t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants.

Below are our recommended jiu jitsu items for non training apparel.

6. BJJ T-shirt

This shirt is a perfect gift for BJJ lovers. It has good quality cotton and isn’t super tight on the neck or arms. It’s a solid t shirt that you can wear on or off the mat.

About this item:
Solid colors and is 100% cotton.
Great to wear during BJJ practice.
Lightweight and a classic fit.
Doesn’t shrink after washing.

7. BJJ Hoodie

Another great gift option for someone who wants jiu jitsu apparel for off the mat.
This is a well made sweater with sublimated graphics the is equally comfortable and warm.

About this item:
Solid color and 80% cotton and 20% polyester.
Classic fit and twill-taped neck.
Multiple sizes to choose from.
Vintage distressed look.

#2. Equipment

If you want to buy a gift for someone that will help them train bjj – this is the section for you.

The section is broken up into two categories:

  • home training equipment
  • bjj recovery equipment

Gifts from both of these categories would definitely be appreciated by anyone who is passionate about bjj.

8. Home Mats

Between me and my brothers – we have tried several different home mats, and these thick puzzle piece mats have held up great and provide solid cushion.
*I currently have these mats in my home weightlifing and jiu jitsu shed (see image below)*

>>>Jump to: Our full guide on home bjj mats

Other mats rip, tear, and don’t stay in place, but these can piece together to fit any surface size and withstand a ton of wear and tear (including that from my wild, drooling dog):

About this item:
Has double-sided high-Density EVA foam non-slip surfaces.
With moisture-resistant technology.
Durable, non-skid textured tiles.
Lightweight puzzle pieces connect quickly and easily.

9. BJJ Dummy

For anyone who is passionate about bjj and is maximizing their learning and improvement of bjj at home, a bjj dummy is an ideal gift.

>>>Jump to: Our Grappling Dummy Buying Guide

If you are learning bjj at home, perhaps with the use of online training material, a training dummy makes an excellent complimentary piece of training equipment.

A training dummy allows you to practice bjj positions, moves, and techniques on a willing partner (unlike my wife who I have to bribe with household chores and foot massages).

This is a training dummy that I’ve used for practicing bjj techniques at home – it has a solid weight to it and has without a doubt helped my home training:

About this item:
You can use it for various kinds of sports such as MMA, Boxing, BJJ, Karate, Judo, etc.
Provides realistic martial arts practice and training.
Very soft to land on but still gives the feel of a real training buddy.
Can be filled with any materials so all limbs are movable, and all areas are strikeable.

10. Foam Roller

If you’ve trained bjj for any amount of time and are looking to continue training, you’ll quickly find out that prioritizing your recovery is a big part of showing up to the next class ready to learn and spar hard.

Its no secret that bjj can bang you up quite a bit and can lead to soreness and tight muscles.

A foam roller is one of my favorite products that helps really relieve tight, balled up muscles.

I usually will use my foam roller:

  • before training
  • right when I get finished with training
  • the morning after a tough training session

Here is my recommend foam roller for any bjj athlete:

About this item:
It’s a lightweight yet rugged solid-core massage roller.
Comfortable to use.
Stretch overworked and strained muscles of the leg, arms, and feet.
Offers better flexibility, joint mobility, and range of motion.

11. PSO-Rite

Another excelled piece of equipment for relieving tight or cramped muscles is a Pso-rite.
If a foam roller (or your unwilling spouse) is unable to really dig deep into those tight muscles then a Pso-rite is for you.

When I have tight hips or glutes, a pso-rite is my go to for getting them flexible and moving again.

I can’t recommend it enough for any one who trains hard.

About this item:
It’s simple, aggressive, and unmatched.
Designed to be the shape of a therapist’s hand and the hardness of an elbow.
Versatile and precise.
Made of the safest plastic known to man.

12. Massage Gun

I was skeptical about massage guns when they first got popular. I thought what’s the point and it seemed a little gimmicky, but after getting one as a Christmas present from my sister-in-law I’m a change man.

I often find myself relaxing, watching TV, after some tough training and using my massage gun on the sore spots of my quads, calves, and hamstrings.

This is a great gift for anyone who not only trains bjj but any type of physical activity. Plus it makes massaging your partner a whole lot easier

Next time your wife asks for a foot or back massage – no problem. The massage gun will do the trick.

What can this item do for you? Well, its high-frequency vibration stimulation can prevent muscle adhesion, and relax tight and stiff muscle tissue. Thus, greatly reducing post-exercise pain and discomfort and reawakening muscle vitality.

About this item:
Can effectively relieve muscle fatigue and pain, and promote blood circulation.
Cordless massage gun.
Deep tissue massage gun, with lightweight design with carrying case and user manual.
Handheld massage gun.

13. Ice Pack

If you’ve every deal with any kind of soreness, you know a solid ice pack is a requirement.

The difference with this ice pack is that:

  • it has velcro traps so it can stay tight and connected to any part of your body
  • has a durable fabric in between you and the ice pack

No longer do you have to struggle holding an ice pack with a towel wrapped around it.

This ice pack has been a game changer for dealing with any soreness from bjj:

About this item:
Large coverage.
Hot and cold dual-use.
This item is versatile.
Velcro connectors.

#3. Accessories

While these bjj accessories aren’t necessary, they are certainly helpful when it comes to jiu jitsu training.

They include:

  • BJJ duffle bag or back pack (to carry your gear to and from class)
  • Soap
  • Water bottle
  • Protective Gear

14. BJJ Bag

Don’t be like me – when I first started bjj I would go to class with my gi and no gi clothing in a grocery store bag. I did this for months and had to deal with:

  • poor item organization
  • mixing dirty/clean clothes
  • poor ventilation

>>>Jump to: Our bjj bag buying guide

It wasn’t until a month or two in that I finally bought a bag specifically made for bjj and couldn’t believe I waited so long to do so.

A specific bag for bjj has answers to all of those problems with:

  • numerous, specific compartments
  • separate section for your gi
  • a wet compartment for used clothing
  • proper ventilation

There are a number of bags on the market for bjj practitioners, but after doing researching and taking the results from our polling sample, we recommend this bjj back pack from Gold BJJ.

Anyone who trains bjj would surely love this bjj back pack as a gift.

This item was designed for and by Jiu-Jitsu players, and it includes all of the BJJ-specific features you’re looking for in a training bag.

About this item:
Waterproof Gi pocket.
Made of heavy-duty materials.
Has plenty of room for one set of training gear and clean clothes.
With soft velvet lining on the outer valuables pocket.

15. Mouth guard

While some people think that a mouth guard isn’t a requirement for bjj training, we strongly recommend it.

BJj is a close contact sport, and its not unlikely that you may get bumped in the mouth with someone’s knee or elbow during sparring.

We wrote a full review on mouth guards for bjj below:

Related: Best Mouth Guards for BJJ

Even if the person already has a mouth guard for training, they are affordable and they can likely always use a spare.

I know I’ve lost my fair share of mouth guards, but the one’s I continuously buy are these ones from Venum.

These mouth guards prevent and reduce injuries to your teeth, arches, lips, joints, jaw, and gums.

About this item:
Advanced design for an optimal breathing during the fight.
High-density Rubber Frame for better shock management and top protection.
Includes protective sanitary case.

16. Knee Pads

Knee sleeves or knee pads are actually quite common in bjj and are very useful.

Bjj is a sport where you are constantly on your knees grappling or standing and dropping to your knees. Both of which can cause knee soreness or minor knee damage.

>>>Jump to: The ultimate knee brace and knee sleeve guide for bjj

A knee sleeve is a great gift because it helps give your knee extra padding.

Truly anyone can use a knee sleeve in training – it isn’t just used for an injury.

A knee sleeve will give some padding to the frequent pressure on your knees in bjj.

This item can also provide Instant relief for knee pain, surgery recovery, sports injuries, arthritis, joint pain, sprains, or strains.

About this item:
Has spring knee support technology.
Overcome the defects of similar products, medical knee braces with no allergies and itchiness.
High-elastic compression fabric.
Well balance between compression and comfort.

17. Head Gear

Headgear for bjj falls into the same category as a knee sleeve:

Yes they are used for injury but also they just sometimes make training easier and more convenient.

You may see someone wearing head gear for bjj if:

  • they want to avoid cauliflower ear
  • if they feel any ear soreness from accidentally blows to the ear during training

Related: Click here for our full headgear guide and our top recommendations

This headgear is simple just useful for BJJ practice. They are very lightweight and comfortable with a soft shell. This model was both comfortable and durable which is more than can be said for some other models:

About this item:
Easy to adjust.
Fits teens and adults.
This ultra-soft headgear is breathable and strong.
Clean and durable.

18. BJJ Finger Tape

Finger tape is uses in bjj for protecting your fingers, wrist, and toes. Sometimes your fingers or toes may get bent or jammed so finger tape is used to deal with these minor injuries by taping them together in a variety of methods to protect them during training.

Hampton finger tape is a solid brand which I’ve used in my own bjj training when I have any finger or toe injuries.

Finger tapes are very useful for protecting your fingers and improving your grip and they are an affordable gift for any one who practices bjj.

About this item:
Engineered with pro-grade materials.
Offers maximum compression to bind and immobilize fingers.
Leaves no sticky residue on the skin.
Chalk-friendly, latex-free material.

19. Water Bottle

A large, insulated water bottle is honestly a requirement for any bjj player.

Yes, you can just grab a water bottle or Gatorade bottle, but that leaves two issues:

  • your water doesn’t stay cold
  • they only carry a small amount of water (and you’re going to need a lot of water for bjj)

If you wanted an insulated water bottle that’s convenient to carry around and clean, then this item is perfect for you.

About this item:
Has TempShield insulation that keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.
Flex Cap is leakproof when closed.
Flex Strap is easy to transport and comfortable to carry.
Color Last powder coat is dishwasher safe, thus keeping your bottle slip-free and colorful.

20. Mug

A coffee mug is always a solid stocking stuffer and an affordable gift.

Here is a bjj mug that would be appreciated by any jiu jitsu practitioner.

About this item:
It’s a ceramic coffee mug.
Designed with a large handle to provide you with a comfortable grip while preventing you from burning your hand.
The imprinted design is printed on both sides of the mug and is guaranteed to last.

21. BJJ Soap

I’m a big fan of soap made specifically for bjj and not a big fan of ringworm and other skin disease that are common in BJJ. so

>>>I did a full post and review of the most popular soaps made for bjj here

It really opened my eyes that I should up my soap game.

Most of these bjj soaps:

  • smelt great
  • were moisturizing
  • were anti bacterial
  • didn’t leave any residue on my skin

I really can’t recommend bjj soap enough as a perfect gift for someone into jiu jitsu, and this submission soap from Gold BJJ was one of my favorites:

About this item:
A unique blend of essential tea tree oil and essential eucalyptus oil.
Reinforce your natural skin defense.
This soap is vegan, cruelty-free, and GMO-free.
Specifically designed for the modern wrestler and jiu-jitsu practitioner.

22. Sandals/Flip-Flops

Anyone who trains bjj needs a pair of flip flops to easily get on and off the mat. You don’t want to be that guy who has to untie his shoes, take off his socks, and then get on the mat every time.

We recommend durable, breathable flip flops like the ones below for anyone who trains bjj.

About this item:
Made of 100% textile.
Performance synthetic strap with soft foam lining for a comfortable fit.
Footbed built with two layers of performance 4D Foam for unprecedented comfort.
Sculpted EVA outsole with an updated traction pattern provides lightweight comfort & traction.

23. Grip Trainers

In my research grip trainers came up quite a bit as a strong recommendation.

Grip strength is a key factor in jiu jitsu especially when training in the gi. If you have a strong grip and are able to impose them on your opponent you are ahead of the game.

This item can help improve the strength of your hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, and forearms.

About this item:
Suitable for everyone.
Comfortable and durable.
Injury rehabilitation.
Hand grip strengthener

#4. Training Material

24. BJJ Instructional

If you browse on BJJ Fanatics website, you will find any BJJ instructional materials and resources that can help you learn more about BJJ. additionally, their goal is to provide customers with the best selection of merchandise at the best prices with the least amount of hassle.

25. Gym Membership/Gym Gift Card

Gym memberships have long been recognized as an offensive gift to give someone. When you think about it, however, a bjj gym membership is a great way to show someone how much you truly care about them and what they are passionate about.

26. Private Lessons

Any BJJ lover would appreciate it if someone would give them a BJJ private lesson as a gift. This can be a really great way to improve their skills and learn new things.

Also, it can give them the chance to focus on individual techniques, receive personalized feedback and advice, and build confidence. Surely, these private lessons are worthwhile for their BJJ training.

27. BJJ Books

Even though most of the training happens on the mat, there is still a huge benefit from solo training or home learning and books provided the ability to do just that.

Related: Click our to see our top recommended books for bjj

This book by Saulo Ribero is one of the staples of books for BJJ and is especially great for someone just starting their bjj journey.

About this item:
A book about Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion.
This book is a must for all who train in Jiu-Jitsu.
Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt.

28. Competition

You can also choose to buy them a gift card for an upcoming BJJ competition. A competition ticket is an excellent way to show your support and make them feel valued.

BJJ competitions can be costly for an active competitor, but competing frequently is one of the number one things you can do to more quicklyi improve in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – so this would make an excelling gift.

29. Massage Gift Card

You might also want to buy them a gift card for a massage at a local spa or massage center. After a long day of training, a massage session can be extremely relaxing, allowing them to de-stress and unwind.

It’s also a simple way to treat them without spending a lot of money or time. A massage can also provide much-needed relief to tense muscles and promote a sense of well-being.

#5. BJJ Gifts Under $50

Yes, you can give great gifts without breaking your budget. For less than $50, you can make them feel loved and appreciated.

Below is a list of items that can be a good gift for BJJ lovers that are under $50 with their links in Amazon:

#6. BJJ Gifts Over $50

You can also choose from items with a price that is over $50. In fact, there are a number of options for you to choose from. Check out the list below:

#7. Jiu-Jitsu Gifts For Beginners

If you want to give a gift to someone who is a beginner in the BJJ world then, the following items would be useful:

#8. Jiu-Jitsu Gifts for Him

We understand how difficult it can be to find the ideal gift for a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Whether they’re seasoned fighters, a newcomer to the sport, or simply enjoy watching their favorite UFC fighters compete, you can give them good quality BJJ gifts.

Such examples are:

#9. Jiu Jitsu Gifts for Her

Women have taken to jiu-jitsu in droves. Whether she’s just getting started or a seasoned grappler, these jiu-jitsu gift ideas are ideal for any lady who enjoys the sport.

#10. Jiu Jitsu Gifts for Dad

It is also ideal to express your gratitude to your father by giving him something special. If your father enjoys Jiu-Jitsu, why not give him something unique to commemorate his passion for martial art?

Whether he’s a novice or a seasoned athlete, these one-of-a-kind gifts will demonstrate how much you care:

#11. Gifts for Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

Are looking for a perfect gift for your Jiu-Jitsu instructor? Well, look no further for the perfect present for your instructor! Here are some wonderful ways to express your gratitude:

#12. Funny Jiu-Jitsu Gifts

There are plenty of hilarious items to choose from if you’re looking for a funny gift idea for your favorite jiu-jitsu enthusiast. T-shirts with tongue-in-cheek slogans, novelty mugs, and other items are sure to put a smile on any grappler’s face. Check out the following list:

#13. Christmas Ideas for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If you know a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, Christmas is the ideal time to show them how much you care with thoughtful gifts.

If I was to pick the best Christmas Ideas for someone who’s into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I would have to go with the BJJ Care Package recommend earlier in this post and shown below:

In fact, you have a lot of great Christmas ideas for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that are sure to please, whether they’re just starting out or are a seasoned veteran of the sport.

So, for this Christmas season, you have the chance to surprise your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast with a special gift that they will enjoy and appreciate.

Hopefully this list has been helpful and gave you some ideas and options for gifts for any one who trains bjj.

Thanks for reading and see you in the next one – Zack