20 Great Gift Ideas For Paintball Players (2021)


Most of us have a paintball enthusiast in our lives but as a non paintball player, you have no idea what to get them. There are a lot of different trinkets and gadgets on the market and it can be confusing browsing through all of the options available.

This list is created for someone who wants to buy a gift for a paintballer but knows little to nothing about paintball or doesn’t know what gear the player uses. I listed a bunch of my favorite gear below so you can find something for your boyfriend, girlfriend, child or friend something awesome that they will use and enjoy.

For ease of navigation, I am going to separate the list into 3 sections:

Paintball Stocking Stuffer Ideas and Accessories

If you want some small gifts to fill a Christmas Stocking or to make a small gift bag with, here are some great options! These can all be mixed and matched with any paintball gift you are buying.

Barrel Swabs

Barrel swabs help clean out broken paintballs that accidentally break inside the barrel itself. My favorite ones are the Exalt Barrel Maid (I have 5 of them) as they are both a swab and squeegee all in one! You can pick them up for a great price and in different colors on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2PXd0baOpens in a new tab.

Barrel Covers

Barrel covers are needed by every player and will eventually wear out over time. Plus these guys come with really cool designs on them and can be found in abundance on Amazon by clicking here.

Microfiber Rags

Microfiber rags can get dirty really quick and it is always handy to have an extra rag or two on hand. Plus they come in a bunch of really cool patterns!! You can find a large selection of microfiber cloths on Amazon by clicking hereOpens in a new tab..

Headbands

Headbands come in all sorts of colors and designs all while protecting the players forehead and help their mask fit more securely. Check out all the patterns on Amazon by clicking hereOpens in a new tab..

GoPro Camera Mounts

If you know the person you are buying a gift for is getting a GoPro or has one already, you can pick them up a camera mount to put on their mask so they can record their games! I personally like and use the HK Army GoPro mount for paintball masks and can be picked up on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/33E91UUOpens in a new tab.
You can also pick one up that attaches to paintball barrels too! https://amzn.to/2CmnYiqOpens in a new tab.

Paintball Lens Cleaner

Everyone on the paintball field will appreciate a lens cleaner, especially if it doubles as an anti-fog spray! You can pick them up for super cheap too, like this one on Amazon: https://amzn.to/33qKaUxOpens in a new tab.

Paintball Tank Thread Protectors

I have dropped several of my paintball tanks and damaged the part that threads into the paintball gun, basically rendering them useless. Thread protectors prevent this from happening and are a super cheap way to protect those expensive paintball tanks. My favorite one is the one made by Ninja Paintball as it can also hold a spare tank o-ring on the top as well. You can pick one up for cheap on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2p2x29qOpens in a new tab.

Paintball Stickers

Stickers are just fun to put on anything, including our paintball gear! Check out Amazon for a wide variety of stickers to choose from by clicking hereOpens in a new tab..

General Paintball Gear Any Player Will Appreciate

If someone is a paintball player like myself, these gifts will go a long way! These are mostly essential items most every paintballer will end up using with their gear.

Paintball Pods

Just about every player uses paintball pods on the field, and sometimes they may feel like they just don’t have enough. Having a few extra pods on hand allows you to quickly swap out empty pods for full pods in between games.

My personal favorite pods that I use are the Dye Alpha Pods and can be picked up on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/32w1xlAOpens in a new tab. These pods are well made, look nice, and have a comfortable tab to open the lid with.
You can also pick up some basic pods for a bit cheaper as well: https://amzn.to/33xjW2IOpens in a new tab.

Paintball Pod Cleaner

Just like the rest of our paintball gear, our pods can get dirty and have broken paint in them too. Thankfully there is an awesome tool that cleans the inside of the pods quickly, the Exalt Pod Swab. They are basically a bigger, fatter barrel swab you stick inside the pod and clean it out. They can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2CrWiZzOpens in a new tab.

Ball Haulers

Ball Haulers are probably one of the most useful tools a paintball player can have. They make it super easy to store your paint, fill your hopper, and fill your pods without spilling paint. I have two of them myself and won’t hit the field without them. The ones I use are the GXG Ball Haulers, they are sturdy and do exactly what I need at a great price. You can pick one up on Amazon by clicking here: https://amzn.to/2K1fP7yOpens in a new tab.

Tech Mat

Every paintball player will work on their paintball gear and do basic maintenance to keep everything up and running. Having a nice surface to work on makes it easier to keep track of all of the small pieces and prevents the screws from rolling away.

The two best Tech Mats on the market are the ones made by Planet Eclipse and Exalt. They both have sections to retain any screws so they don’t roll away, are made of soft rubber, and roll up to fit in a gearbag. The Exalt version has an extra feature where you can measure o-ring sizes on the side.
You can pick them up on Amazon for a great price:
Planet Eclipse Tech Mat: https://amzn.to/2NtLlgIOpens in a new tab.
Exalt Tech Mat: https://amzn.to/2WTOIAsOpens in a new tab.

Mask and Tank Case

Besides the paintball gun itself, our masks and tanks are usually the next most expensive pieces of equipment in a players arsenal and it is a good idea to protect them. I have the Exalt mask and tank cases and they allow me to store my gear without worrying about scratching or damaging my lens and tank.
You can pick them up on Amazon and they are universal sizes so they should fit just about every mask and tank:
Exalt Paintball Mask Bag (V3): https://amzn.to/2CsdiiCOpens in a new tab.
Exalt Paintball Tank Case: https://amzn.to/2NNmZ0cOpens in a new tab.

Paintballs and Reballs

Every paintball player will appreciate having extra paintballs on hand to help troubleshoot their gear and lets them practice shooting while off the field.
The paintballs that I have been shooting the most and enjoy are made by Social Paintball. They come in different tiers on Amazon but these two are perfect for backyard shooting:
S Ball – Recreational Grade: https://amzn.to/2NrnKx1Opens in a new tab.
Grit – Premium Grade: https://amzn.to/33sIiutOpens in a new tab.

You can also pick up reusable paintballs commonly called Reballs. They are basically rubber balls the same size as a paintball and can be picked back up after being shot. They are perfect for testing the function of a paintball gun without the mess. You can find them all over Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NvM1lIOpens in a new tab.

Indoor Paintballs

The Atomic Pickle ATOM6 Projectiles are not your normal paintball, they are more like the Wiffle ball of the paintball industry. These are reusable balls with holes in them that are designed to be used with paintball guns indoors! They are soft and bounce off people and walls without damaging anything and shoot much slower than a standard paintball.
They are great fun for everyone! You can pick them up on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2PZwdcp

Paintball Gun Stands

Gun stands help prevent a players gun from falling off the table and keeps the table organized. My favorite ones are made by Guru Gun Stands as they come in many different colors and can be disassembled easily to fit in any gearbag. Pick yours up on their website here: http://www.gurugunstands.com/

Full Beginner and Starter Paintball Setups

If you are getting someone their first paintball setup as a gift, here are some great options at various price brackets. Each kit listed below was put together to provide quality equipment for the player and keep the price within reason.

Each of the setups below will have everything a new player will need to hit the field with and have a good time. All the gear is of good quality and are made to last. I also went and found you the best prices and options for each setup so that you get the best bang for your buck.

Full Starter Paintball Setup Under $250

Empire Helix with Thermal Lens – https://amzn.to/36LjkJ0Opens in a new tab.
Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Marker – https://amzn.to/33bXVbLOpens in a new tab.
Tippmann 48/3000 HPA Tank – https://amzn.to/2Q16798Opens in a new tab.
Empire Splitter Hopper – https://amzn.to/2WTtmDmOpens in a new tab.

Full Starter Paintball setup Under $300

V-Force Grill Paintball Mask – https://amzn.to/2Cng3S6Opens in a new tab.
GOG eNMEy Paintball Marker – https://amzn.to/2pTBhEzOpens in a new tab.
Tippmann 48/3000 HPA Tank – https://amzn.to/2Q16798Opens in a new tab.
JT Revolution Electronic Paintball Hopper – https://amzn.to/2NR8EjrOpens in a new tab.

Full Starter Paintball Setup Under $400

V-Force Grill Paintball Mask – https://amzn.to/2Cng3S6Opens in a new tab.
Dye Proto Rize Paintball Marker – https://amzn.to/2CCEHytOpens in a new tab.
Tippmann 48/3000 HPA Tank – https://amzn.to/2Q16798Opens in a new tab.
Empire Halo Too Paintball Hopper – https://amzn.to/32wmcG6Opens in a new tab.

Full Starter Paintball Setup Under $500

V-Force Grill Paintball Mask – https://amzn.to/2Cng3S6Opens in a new tab.
Dye Rize CZR Paintball Marker – https://amzn.to/2pTkEJbOpens in a new tab.
Tippmann 48/3000 HPA Tank – https://amzn.to/2Q16798Opens in a new tab.
Dye Rotor LT-R Paintball Hopper – https://amzn.to/33ytrPaOpens in a new tab.

All the masks listed above have more advanced anti-fog features so that the players vision won’t be obscured while on the field. This is highly important for both having a more enjoyable game and safety.

All the tanks listed above are the standard 48 cubic inch 3000 psi (48/3000) Paintball tanks that every field is equip to fill. HPA tanks are the current industry standard and most paintball guns on the market are designed to use compressed air, not CO2.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Prepackaged Starter Paintball Kits

I don’t like to suggest the paintball “starter kits” marketed to new players as they usually only give the super basic paintball masks that are just unpleasant to wear and come with obsolete CO2 tanks that very few fields will fill. Plus some of the starter kits only give one time use tanks that can’t be refilled, so you will have to purchase replacements or a whole new tank later on.

You will eventually spend more money on a prepackaged starter kit just to make it halfway decent than if you just purchased a good kit to begin with.

If you want more options for paintball guns, check out my suggested gear page linked below:
https://www.paintzapper.com/best-paintball-gear/

If you have any questions, feel free to use the “contact me” link below!

Paintzapper

Florida based paintball player with 20 years of experience playing everything from recball to 24 hour scenario events.

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