Holiday Gift Ideas for Poker Fans

Holiday season is in full swing. One of the dilemmas this time of the year is about the right gifts for family and friends. Here is some help if you are looking for gifts for someone who is a poker fan.


Poker BooksThere is nothing more exciting for hardcore poker fans than experiencing the buzz at live tournaments. If you have the moolah, you can buy a loved one a buy-in to a major poker tournament. The biggest poker event of the year of course, is the World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a buy-in of $10000 for the main event. However, you can also get the by-in for low amounts as well for smaller bracelet events. Buy-ins for other poker events around the world are also nice gift ideas for poker lovers.


Books are the perfect gift for any occasion. For poker fans who love to read you can find a great selection to suit your budget. One interesting read is the biography of Stuart Unger by Peter Alson and Nolan Dalla. It is titled “One of a Kind” and details the life of one of the greatest poker players.

Other good titles are “The Education of a Poker Player” by Herbert O. Yardley; Aaron Brown’s “The Poker Face of Wall Street” and “Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion” by Doug Swanson, which is the biography of the man who launched WSOP. These biographies are colourful accounts of poker personalities will certainly be appreciated as gifts.


Who doesn’t love to receive subscription to things they love? If you have a poker fan you need to buy a gift for, how about a subscription for them at a poker training site?

‘Run It Once’ is the place where poker fans can learn game strategies and discuss all things poker for $9.99 per month where along with the basics, you also get access to their video library. Other good places for subscription are ‘CardRunners’ and ‘Tournament Poker Edge’. These subscriptions offer a range of things depending on the rates charged. You can gift a monthly package or an annual package depending on your budget.