It’s the time of year for giving, and a darts related gift is perfect for anyone. Just about anything you get will be the gift that keeps on giving.

Darts as a gift can be a bit tricky. They come in all shapes, sizes weights, grips, styles, colors, and more. So unless the person you are buying for has made it clear exactly what they want, you may want to stay away from getting an actual set of darts.

So if not darts, then what?

Worry not! We have ideas to fit all players and budgets. So whether they are just getting started or buying for the guy who has everything, check out our list for this year’s must-haves.

Best Dart Gift Ideas For The Darts Player In Your Life

A New Dartboard

Dartboards that get used often wear out. Most players love their dartboard and put off getting a new one until their current board is falling apart. If this describes your dart player, a new board is just the thing.

In our review of the best dartboards, we looked at several of the top contenders but there was one clear winner, the Winmau Blade 6 (link to Amazon). With thinner wires that increase the scoring area and 3 cores to increase durability, it is the best dartboard on the market.

Winmau Blade 6 Triple Core Carbon Professional Bristle Dartboard
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Winmau Blade 6 Triple Core Carbon Professional Bristle Dartboard
  • The Triple Core Carbon features an all-new patented system with a seamless playing surface and a third, high compression layer, with carbon fibre reinforced sisal. The ultimate in dartboard construction, providing optimal fibre density, unrivalled dart retention and maximum scoring.
  • Finished with all-new graphics, and the world’s first laser cut anti-glare number ring for the ultimate playing experience.

A Dartboard Cabinet or Surround

If the dartboard is good, but the wall is not, it may be time to get a cabinet or surround. While a surround is good for basic protection, a good dart cabinet can include many other features such as a scoreboard, lighting, and storage.

The Viper surround is my favorite. It is made with high-quality polyurethane and looks great with any setup.

Viper by GLD Products Defender Dartboard Surround Wall Protector , Black
  • Safeguard Your Wall - Durable 1” thick EVA foam prevents your darts from damaging your wall with 2.8 square feet of coverage
  • Reversible - Backside is jet black so it can be easily flipped to prolong the lifespan of your surround and give you a cleaner look

Choosing a dart cabinet can be a bit trickier. As mentioned above, they do come with several optional features, and then there is sizing. You need to make sure that the cabinet you get fits in the space available.

Our favorite is the Barrington Premium Bristle Dartboard Cabinet but it may be a little large and extravagant for most. If you think a cabinet might be the right gift we recommend checking out our article about the best dartboard cabinets to find what works for you.

Barrington Billiards Woodhaven Wood Dartboard LED Display Cabinet With 18” Bristle Dartboard and Steel Tip Dart Set
  • PRE-ASSEMBLED CABINET DART SET: This wood display cabinet is pre-assembled with LED lights, just mount it to the wall, secure the board, and play! Includes standard 18” bristle board with staple-free bullseye, 6 steel tip darts, and mounting hardware.
  • BRISTLE DARTBOARD: Made of self-healing Sisal, the Bristle dartboard is 18” in diameter and 1-1/2” thick for metal tip darts. Staple-free bullseye with 1.6 mm thick wiring and a steel number ring you can rotate to increase longevity.

A Dart Mat

If you have your wall protected, what about the floor? A dart mat is a perfect gift to protect your floor not only from bounce outs but the constant wear and tear and walking back and forward across the same spot thousands of times a week. 

A mat is a great gift idea. They roll-up small when not in use and usually come with their own pre-measured oche.

There are 2 mats we recommend the Viper Padded Dart Mat if you are looking for a nice thick foam mat, and the Target World Champion Darts Mat if you want a mat with a carpet top.

A Laser Oche

Don’t want to mess up your floor with a big ugly dart line? You can now get a laser oche that attaches to the underside of your dartboard and projects that toe line at just the right spot. Finished playing? Turn it off and the line is gone. Perfect if your darts setup is in a shared space.

Viper Laser Throw/Toe Line Marker, Battery Operated
  • State-of-the-art laser beam which accurately marks your throw/toe line; Provides a modern alternative to traditional adhesive floor markers
  • Compatible with both steel and soft tip darts, making the Viper laser throw/toe line marker an essential accessory for causal and competitive dart player alike

A Dart Case

For the dart player on the go, a case can be a great idea. There are many cases on the market to choose from. The one key feature I look for in a case is that it fits the darts when they are fully assembled. 

Taking apart your darts to put them in a case is a waste of time and causes unnecessary wear and tear on your darts just to save a few millimeters.

The second consideration is what extras does it store. While most will be content with having a few extra shafts and flights. Some will want to bring their whole collection.

f you need something small, go with the Harrows Ace Case. The foam inserts on the inside hold your darts in place, and there is a zippered compartment for everything else. This is all wrapped up in a hard outer shell designed to take a beating.

If you need bigger. Go with the Case Master Legion Aluminum Dart Case. It is a large briefcase like case that holds 3 assembled sets of darts, space for dozens of flights, stems, and more. This is the case I use and it has held up to plenty of abuse over the last 5 years.

Casemaster Legion Aluminum Dart Case Holds 9 Steel Tip and Soft Tip Darts with Extra Space to Keep Flights in Shape, and Numerous Pockets and Tubes for Storage of Accessories,Black
  • Tough Aluminum Shell - Aluminum is the perfect case material as it provides strength in a lightweight, easy to carry package.
  • Holds Nine Darts - Enough storage space for nine darts, three complete sets!

What are you getting for that special dart player in your life? Or if you consider yourself that special dart player, what are you asking for? Let us know in the comments below. If you are lucky, maybe Santa will see it, and bring you what you want this year.