12 Martial Arts Gifts

If you’ve landed on this gifts guide, you’ve come here with one of two intentions. Either you have a martial artist in your life you need to buy a memorable birthday, Christmas, baby shower, or “just because” gift for. Or, you’re a martial arts obsessed individual, who’s always on the lookout for some sweet gear (hey, no judgment!).

As you may have encountered, buying a gift for a martial artist can be a bit tricky – especially if you don’t practice it yourself. You don’t know what size of this they are, or what preference about that they have. That’s why it’s often best to leave the buying of more technical items, such as uniforms and accessories, to the person themselves.

This list gets around this problem by featuring 12 fun gifts that are guaranteed to be appreciated by just about any martial artist. From martial-arts themed cooking tools and clothes, to quirky decorations and artwork, there’s something to please that special someone whose love of martial arts has pervaded every facet of their existence.

1. Sword Handle Umbrella

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What is it? 

An umbrella with a smartly designed handle and case which gives it the appearance of a katana sword.

Who’s it great for? 

You know exactly the person who wouldn’t blink an eye making the transition from using a regular umbrella, to one shaped like a katana sword.

Why will they love it?

Most people are content with a generic block color or patterned umbrella. But for the friend who likes to stand out of the crowd, there’s no better way to than with this showstopper. But don’t think it’s just a novelty umbrella. It opens with the push of a button and is enhanced for portability with a sleeve and shoulder strap. You won’t have to worry about them losing this umbrella like all their others – when an umbrella is this special, it’s hard to forget! It’s best for gifts.

How much will it cost you?

At the time of print, the umbrella is on sale for US$23.95. The original price is $29.95.

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2. Bone Collection 8GB Ninja USB Drive

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What is it?

A USB with 8GB of storage space, decked out in ninja gear.

Who’s it great for?

Your techie friend who could do with some help sorting out their desktop files.

Why will they love it?

If they’re like all the other happy customers who continue to make this USB by Bone Collection a consistent sell out, they will adore the oh so cute, but functional design. The ninja which encases the USB comes with an interchangeable coat, and contrary to its rather bulky appearance, can easily be inserted into your friend’s device of choice. What’s more, when not in use, it doubles as a sweet desk accessory.

How much will it cost you?

US$26.01

Want more info?

Visit the Amazon store.

3. The Legend of Jet Li 4 Film Collection

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What is it?

“The Legend of Jet Li” is a box set of four popular Jet Li films: Black Mask, Fearless, Fist of Legend, and Hero. All for 20 bucks. Pretty good value if you ask us!

Who’s it great for?

Your buddy who worships Jet Li, or one who’s yet to be enlightened by the legendary moves of Jet Li.

Why will they love it?

We may be a bit biased, but chilling out to a classic Jet Li film (or four!) sounds like an afternoon well spent. Packing entertainment and education value in one, it’s hard to find flaw in a Jet Li film binge. Even if your martial-arts-practicing-movie-buff-friend is well acquainted with this selection of films, repeat watch will inspire them to keep practicing, and working towards their martial arts goals.

How much will it cost you?

US$19.99

Want more info?

Visit the Amazon store.

4. Ninjabread Men

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What is it?

Fred & Friends is a company known for their quirky take on ordinary goods, and these cookie cutters are no different. These aptly named “Ninjabread Men” cookie cutters are made from food-safe ABS plastic, and come in a set of three distinct ninja shapes.

Who’s it great for?

The baking whiz who’s known for bringing freshly baked delicacies to every event from a small office gathering, to a wild house party.

Why will they love it?

A standard round cookie is, of course, fine and dandy. But a ninja shaped cookie cutter will take your friend’s cookie game to a whole other level. This is one of those gifts that keeps on giving. Not only will it encourage them to bake up a storm. It’ll also put a smile on anyone else who gets to taste test them.

How much will it cost you?

US$10.00

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5. Evolution Karate Apron

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What is it?

“Evolution Karate Apron” is a 100% cotton apron printed with a cheeky twist on the evolution of man sequence. Instead of featuring the standard evolution cycle of ape evolving to man, the final stage has been altered to depict a high kicking karate player. This U.S.A. printed apron includes five colors options – black, white, red, royal blue, and charcoal.

Who’s it great for?

Your foodie friend with the most enviable ninja chopping skills.

Why will they love it?

This apron embodies the trifecta of looks, comfort, and practicality. The unique print is complimented by a hoard of useful features which the budding chef you’re giving it to will certainly appreciate. For starters, the apron features adjustable straps and a lightweight, easy to clean fabric. There’s a split front pocket for easy access to any items they need while cooking up a storm. Finally, it’s one size fits all, so it’ll be the perfect fit for chefs of all shapes and sizes.

How much will it cost you?

US$27.49

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6. “Dead Pixels” Tee

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What is it?

A light green T-shirt featuring a fight scene which looks like it could be taken straight from a Nintendo 64 martial arts game. Both the men’s and women’s sizes come in S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

Who’s it great for?

That friend with the enviably large T-shirt collection.

Why will they love it?

If your buddy is one of those T-shirt aficionados who believes you can never have too many in your wardrobe, these gifts will win them over. It’s no doubt one of those shirts that strangers will stop your friend in the street about. As highlighted by the designer, the T-shirt’s “versatile and comfy look is perfect for stylin’ up, stylin’ down, or stylin’ any super cool outfit.” If T’s aren’t your friend’s thing but you think they’ll like the design, you can buy a tote bag or throw pillow with it instead.

How much will it cost you?

At the time of print, the T-shirt is on sale for US$19. The original price is $25. Tote bags range from US$16 to $20.80 depending on size. Throw pillows range from $20 to $49 depending on size.

Want more info?

Visit the seller’s Threadless store.

7. Eat Sleep Karate Mug

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What is it?

A ceramic mug printed with “Eat”, “Sleep”, “Karate” and corresponding pictures. There are 3 size options for the mug, and also a stainless travel mug for those who like to drink on the go.

Who’s it great for?

Your friend or colleague who is, without fail, buzzed on caffeine every time you meet them.

Why will they love it?

Mugs, like T-shirts, are one of those things you can never have enough of. With its easy to hold design, large capacity, and eye catching print, this mug will fast become your friend’s go-to drinking vessel. If your friend is serious about staying hydrated (i.e. buzzed on coffee!), you can opt for the 20oz mega sized version. The only flaw with this mug is that “Eat”, “Sleep”, “Karate” obviously aren’t in order of importance!

How much will it cost you?

At the time of print, the 11 oz mug is $9.95 (originally $13.99) and  the 15 oz mug is $12.99 (originally $18.99). The 20oz mega mug is $19.99, and the 16 oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug is $17.99.

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8. ONESIES ® Brand Bodysuits Karate Gift

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What is it?

A handmade, made to order baby bodysuit printed with “Crawl”, “Walk”, “Karate” and corresponding pictures. The bodysuit comes in a range of sizes for babies from 0 to 18 months, and there is the option of a T-shirt for toddlers.

Who’s it great for?

Your friend who has a bundle of joy on the way, one in their life already, or a gorgeous toddler.

Why will they love it?

As any parent can attest to, buying kids clothes can rack up the bills fast. Especially for parents of babies or toddlers, clothing is a necessary, but frustrating expense many would rather do without. That’s why any mum or dad would be grateful to receive this practical gift for their bub. They’ll love the parent-approved ergonomic design which features a crotch snap for easy change and wear.

How much will it cost you?

US$20.00

Want more info?

Visit the seller’s Etsy store.

9. Karate Charm Necklace

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What is it?

A handmade necklace with charms of two karate players fighting it out, along with a personalized stamped initial letter charm.

Who’s it great for?

That friend who claims they “feel naked” when they’re not wearing at least one piece of jewellery.

Why will they love it?

Jewellery is one of the most personal gifts you can give a person – especially when it has a symbolic meaning attached to it. If you’ve been racking your brains for gifts which show that special someone you care, consider this charm necklace a top contender. Meticulously crafted and made to order, the antique silver pewter karate player charms complimented by the stainless steel customizable letter charm make this necklace a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection.

How much will it cost you?

US$11.42

Want more info?

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10. Research of Martial Arts by Jonathan Bluestein Shifu

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What is it?

An engaging, in depth exploration of the history and practice of martial arts. Shifu Jonathan Bluestein, an Israeli martial arts teacher and author who also founded the Tianjin Martial Arts Academy, took 5 years to complete the book.

Who’s it great for?

A martial artist who’s serious about upping the ante on their practice, but doesn’t know how.

Why will they love it?

As the saying goes, theory and practice go hand in hand. So there’s no better way for a martial artist who’s keen to improve their technique than to learn from a passionate and wise expert. While there are a plethora of books about martial arts theory, Research of Martial Arts retains the title of being a “must read” by providing generations of martial artists with a “a coherent, clear-cut, and in-depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts, as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects (from various individuals).”

How much will it cost you?

US$31.51

Want more info?

Visit the Amazon store.

11. Karate Chop Caricature From Photo

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What is it?

A custom made caricature of your chosen friend or family member depicted as a karate pro. Simply provide a photograph of the recipient to the company, and a qualified artist will use the latest 3D technology to digitally paint their face onto the caricature template.

Who’s it great for?

The karate kicker kid you know will buckle over with laughter seeing their very own mug in an artwork.

Why will they love it?

It won’t be long til this print is proudly hung on the wall of the karate crazed kid in your life. After all, who wouldn’t be taken aback when presented with a quirky caricature of themselves mid karate kick? If you’re looking for some kind gifts that will be cherished for years to come, this is it. Let alone that they’ll be impressed by all the trouble you went to organize it, they’ll also find it surreal to learn that 3D technology was used to create the masterpiece.

How much will it cost you?

Prices start at $40, and increase depending on size, and add-ons like additional subjects, framing, paper quality, and delivery speed.

Want more info?

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12. Martial Arts Lollipop Sucker Party Favor

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What is it?

A made to order bag of 10 candy lollipops moulded in the shape of “10 kicking karate guys”.

Who’s it great for?

Any sweet toothed martial artists you know who always have a second stomach for dessert.

Why will they love it?

It’s a small, but delicious sentiment to show that you acknowledge the recipient’s two loves – sweet treats and martial arts. The best part of the gifts is that you can customize your order according to both flavor and color. In the range of 40 plus flavors, you’ll find standard ones like strawberry, peach, and pineapple, to more wacky flavors reminiscent of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. Some of our favorites include cinnamon roll, eggnog, pina colada, cola & root beer, and Kahlua coffee.

How much will it cost you?

US$8.00

Want more info?

Visit the seller’s Etsy store.

Which gifts do you like most?

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