Best Gifts For Sneakerheads


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'Tis the season of giving, and as the holidays draw near, all eyes are on one thing: presents! Even in the sneaker community, everyone loves a gift. However finding the best gifts for sneakerheads can be tricky, especially if you're not well-versed in the world of kicks yourself. Not to worry, though - we've curated a selection of 10 fantastic ideas to ease your search.

From one of the best shoe protector sprays to versatile online gift cards perfect for snagging a pair of great sneakers, our lineup has something for everyone.

So, to make the festive season unforgettable for that cherished sneakerhead in your life, or if you're looking to treat yourself, make sure you read on to unwrap some of the best gift ideas going.

Best gifts for sneakerheads

  1. Crep Protect Sneaker Spray - giving any collection all the protection it needs
  2. Jason Markk Shoe Cleaner Essentials - everything needed to keep shoes pristine
  3. Amllas Stackable Shoe Boxes - display any collection in style
  4. Nike Shoe Box Bag - take your favourite trainers on the road
  5. Crep Protect Shoe Cleaning Wipes - perfect for a quick touch-up
  6. +Protect Crease Guards - helping avoid unsightly toebox creases
  7. Custom Air Force One Lace Dubraes - imprint a unique style
  8. adidas Adilette Clogs - for when you're chilling at home
  9. Jordan MJ Holiday Crew Socks - festive socks for any Jordan fan
  10. Nike Digital Gift Card - for when you don't have a specific gift in mind
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1. Crep Protect Sneaker Spray

We're kicking things off with Crep Protect's sneaker protector spray because nobody likes cleaning shoes, so why not gift something that can minimise how often you need to do it?

Crep Protect features an easy-application, super-hydrophobic, invisible formula designed to repel liquids and prevent stains. The solution is also said to dry in 10 minutes, which we can attest to from personal experience. This means your trainers will be good to go in no time.

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2. Jason Markk Shoe Cleaner Essentials

Even with a protector spray, shoes need cleaning from time to time. Luckily, Jason Markk's Shoe Cleaner Essentials has everything anyone needs to effectively clean away dirt and grim.

The kit contains a 4 oz. bottle of Jason Markk's Premium Shoe Cleaner as well as a soft-bristled brush. This pairing is perfect, especially as the solution is free of harsh chemicals. Jason Markk's also boasts the 4 oz. bottle will clean up to 100 pairs of sneakers, making this cleaning kit a great gift for even the biggest sneakerhead around.

Amllas Stackable Shoe Boxes product image of a set of clear and black shoe boxes with multicoloured trainers inside.
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3. Amllas Stackable Shoe Boxes

Having a huge sneaker collection is great, but it can present a bit of a problem when it comes to storing all those shoes. That's where the Amllas Stackable Shoe Boxes come in.

These clear-front storage containers are great for neatly organising and displaying trainers, featuring sturdy dustproof and moisture-proof designs to avoid any damage. They can also fit up to US Size 12s, so plenty of room in there for most shoe sizes.

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4. Nike Shoe Box Bag

If you or someone you know likes to take an extra set of sneakers on the road for different outfits, then this Nike Shoe Box Bag is the ideal gift.

It's great for travelling with, as it has a removable cross-body strap and internal elastic and mesh pockets for extra storage. In total, it offers a 12L capacity, meaning it can be used for more than just shoes if needed.

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5. Crep Protect Shoe Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning shoes can take time, so why not gift a set of Crep Protect Cleaning Wipes if you know of anyone who likes to quickly touch up their sneakers before each outing?

These dual-sided wipes come in packs of multiple sizes, although each one is individually wrapped to preserve the cleaning solution. Speaking from personal experience, the wipes are incredibly useful at brightening and bringing life to otherwise dirty trainers.

+Protect Crease Guards product image of a black crease protector next to a white box.
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6. +Protect Crease Guards

Creasing is almost unavoidable in shoes. However, you can help yourself or someone you love minimise the risk of creasing by gifting a set of these +Protect Guards.

Available in women's and men's sizes, these lightweight, durable, and flexible guards are designed to keep the shape around a toebox when the shoes in question aren't being worn. They're also designed for some of the most popular sneakers on the market, including Air Force 1s, Jordans, and Dunks, although it's likely they'll also fit in whatever shoes you want to keep crease-free.

Two gold Air Force 1 lace dubraes.
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7. Custom Air Force 1 Lace Dubraes

We've covered some pretty practical gift ideas so far. However, this idea is a little different as it is all about adding personality to style by gifting a set of custom lace dubraes.

Dubraes are the little tags you find secured to the laces of Air Force 1s more often than not. The thing is, the standard set isn't always the most colourful or interesting. With a custom set, you can gift someone dubraes that are far brighter, or give a metallic pair such as the gold set pictured above - the choice is yours.

adidas Adilette Clogs product image of a white slip-on shoe with three black stripes down the side.
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8. adidas Adilette Clogs

Any sneakerhead needs a pair of comfortable slip-on shoes to wear around the house. Slippers do a job, but giving something a little more stylish, such as the adidas Adilette Clogs, is a little more up a sneakerheads alley.

The Clogs come in five different colours, ranging from Royal Blue to white. They're also made from a synthetic material, so have no issue getting wet, and feature a contoured EVA footbed for lasting comfort all day long.

Jordan MJ Holiday Crew Socks product image of a black box with red, black, and dark red socks inside.
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9. Jordan MJ Holiday Crew Socks

Everybody needs a new pair of socks for the holidays, which is why we've picked out these Jordan MJ Holiday Crew Socks as a great gift idea for sneaker fans.

The set includes three pairs in total, two of which are made from super soft yarn in a waffle knit construction to retain heat. However, the last pair features a poly blend in a flat knit construction to avoid overheating once the winter passes, thus covering your sock needs every season.

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10. Nike Digital Gift Card

Finally, we come to a gift idea that's great if you just can't pinpoint what to get a sneakerhead. Yes, gift cards can seem like a cop-out, but they're actually incredibly useful as the receiver can then use the cash on whatever they desire at a later date, whether that's a new pair of sneakers or a set of accessories.

We've linked to the Nike Digital Gift Card here, which you can add between $25-$500 to as well as gift with a personalise message. However, you can also buy gift cards for most major sneaker outlets or brands, including adidas.


And that's it, our 10 great gift ideas for sneakerheads this year are all wrapped up. While you're here though, why not check out guides such as the best gift ideas for gamers or present suggestions for racing games - these too have some excellent recommendations if you're struggling to pick out gifts yourself.

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