Poker gift ideas for all bankroll sizes

Phil Hellmuth in his Poker Tree T-shirt.
Phil Hellmuth's Poker Tree T-shirt is just one good poker gift idea.

December is upon us, and for many of us that means endless trips to the mall and department stores looking for the perfect gifts for those special people in our lives.

For the past three years, poker has topped the Lycos list of top 25 most-searched toys for the holiday season. It dropped to No. 2 this year, but that's still a lot of people looking for poker-related gifts for their loved ones.

Sure; you could get the poker players in your life the usual chip set, foldable poker table or card shuffler, but we've got some unique gift ideas for every bankroll size.

Top 5 Unique Poker Gift Ideas for Men

1. Poker Drink Coasters

Let's start with something in the under $20 category. Perhaps you've got a fanatical poker player on your gift list whose biggest source of pride is his custom-made poker table.

He would leap tall buildings and stand in front of a loaded gun to prevent his pristine green felt from coming to any harm. One way to help him in that goal, and a relatively cheap one, is to get him some poker drink coasters. For as little as $7.99, you can get a set of four coasters that look like poker chips from

Top 5 Unique Poker Gift Ideas for Women

1. Poker Princess Card Protector

Poker isn't just a man's game anymore. More and more women are getting into the action and are formidable threats at the poker table. All you have to do is look at the records of players like Annie Duke, Kathy Liebert or Jennifer Harman to see what a woman can do in poker.

Even though they can be just as aggressive at the poker tables, women still like to be reminded of the feminine side they bring to the game as well. You can remind them of that side with a . They're $15.95 and could make a great stocking stuffer.

2. World Series of Poker Hoodie

Sometimes a woman just needs something warm to snuggle into while she's sitting at her computer multi-tabling at her favorite online poker site. A good solution would be the Ladies World Series of Poker Hoodie for $28.

Not only will your poker-loving friend or family member have something to keep her warm with this indigo, 100% cotton hoodie, she'll get a souvenir from the most prestigious poker tournament in the world.

3. World Poker Tour Ladies Night Chip Set

A chip set may not be all that unique for a poker gift idea, but the WPT Ladies Night Chip Set is a little more special. Not only is it WPT-branded - it's pink, to give your poker-playing woman's all-girl game some feminine flair.

For $79.96, right inside that $20 to $100 range, the chip set includes 300 chips, a dealer button, small/big blind, pink metal case with an embossed logo, and black felt lined with an embroidered pink WPT Logo inside the lid.

4. Tiffany & Co. Playing Cards Box

Perhaps you're looking for something a little more high-end, or your poker-playing gal has more expensive tastes. Tiffany & Co. is notorious for making jewelry and accessories women love, so a playing card box could be just the ticket for female poker lovers.

The earthenware playing cards box comes in a poker card design and costs $155.

5. Diamond Suited Pendants

If all else fails, jewelry is a pretty simple gift that's almost guaranteed to please. There's a lot of poker-themed jewelry out there for various prices, but if you're looking to drop a nice chunk of your bankroll on a gift, you might want to check out the diamond pendants from

The pendants are available in all four suits, are made from 14K gold and include diamonds. They cost $269.99.

This is just a small selection of what's available for poker fans out there. From something as simple as wooden nickel card protectors to personalized poker gift baskets and brand new card tables, there's something out there for everyone.

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