75 Gifts For Chess Lovers

Our Best 3 Picks

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Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set

With 3 playing boards and 4 moveable "attack boards", it's 13" tall.

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Decorative Chess Bookends

They measure 4" (D) x 7" (W) x 7" (H) and are made of resin.

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Good on a Budget

White Knight Charm

A sterling silver charm on an optional black cord or silver chain.

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Christmas Gifts For Chess Lovers

Nuts and Bolts Sculpture

Crafted from screws, nuts, metal, and copper, and can be engraved.

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Chess Figurines

A 3-piece set in white or black, the Queen stands the tallest at 12".

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Chess Lovers Throw Pillow

Made of 100% spun polyester fabric, it measures 16 x 16 inches.

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King Chess Piece Glasses Holder

It measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 6 inches and is made of hard carved wood.

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Chess Tumbler

Choose from a ceramic mug, wine or Viking tumbler, or a water bottle.

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Funny Chess Candle

Choose between 3 scents: Vanilla Bean, Comfort Spice, and Sea Breeze.

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Watercolor Chess Canvas

11.5" x 15" in size, it's waterproof and anti-ultraviolet.

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“Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess”

It teaches chess through a programmed learning method and exercises.

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Personalized Marble Chess Set

A custom message is engraved on a plaque on the side of the board.

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Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set

With 3 playing boards and 4 moveable "attack boards", it's 13" tall.

Buy Now for $139.99

Chess Wall Art

Send 25-45 photos to be included in the collage.

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Chess Snowflake Ornament

All 6 chess pieces in the design, laser-cut from Baltic birch plywood.

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Birthday Gifts For Chess Lovers

Chess Cufflinks

High-quality copper base metal and enamel with a nickel plate.

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Chess Tie-bar

From premium sterling silver plated brass with anti-tarnish lacquer.

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Chess Dad Hat

Select which chess piece to have embroidered, in black or white.

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King and Queen Keychain

Specify one birthstone and one initial for each keychain.

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Chess Cake Toppings

13 pieces of black and silver glitter cake toppings.

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Chess T-shirt

Various color options include black, red, blue, olive green, or grey.

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Chess Bow Tie

It comes in various sizes and in red and black, or just in black.

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Men’s Casual Chess Necktie

Made of 100% polyester, it's 57" in length and 3.2" in width.

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“I Never Lose” Pullover Hoodie

It comes in black, navy blue, grey, and royal blue.

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Electronic Chess Set

With 100 chess exercises, various levels, and a voice teaching system.

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Chessboard Napkins

It includes 20 paper plates and 20 biodegradable napkins.

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Giant Tic Tac Toe & Chess

Giant Tic Tac Toe & Chess

Made from recycled non-toxic EVA foam, it measure 4 x 4 ft.

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Cool Gifts For Chess Lovers

Decorative Chess Bookends

They measure 4" (D) x 7" (W) x 7" (H) and are made of resin.

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Chessboard Socks

They're made of 70% cotton, 28% polyamide, and 2% elastane.

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Chess Custom Name Blanket

With a suede polyester print and an ultra-soft micro fleece underside.

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Medieval Times Chess Set

Medieval Times Chess Set

Blue and white Maltese cross with a 17-inch mosaic design board.

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Chess Ornament

It's 4 inches, made of wood, and hand-painted.

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Hand Crafted Wooden Chess Set

A traditional chess set made of durable rubberwood from east Malaysia.

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Wizards’ Chess

Play it using classic chess moves combined with spellcasting.

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Electronic Grandmaster Chess Game

Includes 8 games: chess, checkers, 4-In-A-Row, Fox & Geese, and more.

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“Star Wars” Chess Game

Black pieces are Imperial characters and silver are Rebel characters.

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Interactive Chess Board Game

Learn chess through story-based themes and a detailed learning mode.

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“Harry Potter” Wizard Chess Set

This plastic set is officially authorized by Warner Brothers.

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LEGO Iconic Chess Set

A buildable chessboard and playing pieces with 1,400+ Lego pieces.

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Useful Gifts For Chess Lovers

“CHESS: The Ultimate Chess Tactics and Strategies!”

Learn about quiet moves, insider chess strategies from pros, and more.

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Chess Messenger Bag

Made from 100% cotton canvas with brass buckles.

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Vienna Coffee House Antique Reproduction Chess Set & Box

A 4” high gloss golden rosewood set featuring a walnut molded box.

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Men’s Wristwatch

With a leather wristband and an aluminum alloy, 1.57" watch face.

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Chess Journal

With a leatherette cover and the option to personalize the engraving.

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Checkmate Medal Hanger

Made of brushed stainless steel, it's 18" long and holds 12-18 medals.

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Chess Rug

It's made of microfiber polyester and cotton with a non-slip base.

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Digital Chess Clock

It's compact, easy to set up, and works with a single AAA battery.

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Chess Piece Pot

Available in 4 colors: marble, grey volcano, white and black.

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Chess Queen Makeup Bag

It's made from polyester fiber and has a metal zipper (9.25" x 6.69").

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Silver Pocket Watch

It comes with the option to add a custom engraving of up to 8 words.

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Chess Set Board Rug

It's made of velvety or ultra-soft polyester with a cotton backing.

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Checkerboard Drawstring Bag

Made of high-quality polyester, it's waterproof and durable.

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Fun Gifts For Chess Lovers

Chess Coins Set of Three

Can be gift-wrapped in gold kraft paper with an Old England ribbon.

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Plush Chess Pieces

The King chess piece is 14" tall and the Queen is 12" tall.

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White Knight Charm

A sterling silver charm on an optional black cord or silver chain.

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Chess Figurine

Choose from a King, Queen, or Rook made from resin and 8" in height.

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Personalized LED Chess Lamp

It emits 7 colors: red, blue, green, pink, yellow, purple, and white.

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Chess Opening Print Chess Poster

A giclée print on 200 gsm fine art paper (frame not included).

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Metal Chess Set

Choose from a marble or mosaic pattern for the board (made of MDF).

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Story Time Chess

Learn chess rules and strategy through fun stories and activities. 4

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Wooden Chess and Checkers Game Set

Felt bottom with inlaid wood, handcrafted pieces, and veneer inlay.

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Chess Player Sign

Made of metal, it measures 8" x 12" with pre-drilled holes in corners.

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Chess Board Game Wall Art

Made of MDF and available in various sizes, from a 9" to 21" square.

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Pocket Chess Set

32 paper chess-piece cards in 4 colors and 32 board cards in 2 colors.

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Chess Set For Kids

A wooden chessboard and the chess pieces are made from birch wood.

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Unique Gifts For Chess Lovers

Three-Man Chess

The board is 19" in diameter, made of PVC plastic, and weighs 12 oz.

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Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set

Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high-quality resin.

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Hnefatafl Viking Chess Set

Similar to chess, it dates back to medieval Europe and the Dark Ages.

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Chess USB Flash Drive Memory

It's made of wood and has 16 GB of storage capacity.

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World’s Smallest Chess

Measuring 3 x 0.5 x 1.75 inches, the board and pieces are magnetic.

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Chess Notation Book

It has space for 100 matches, using official chess scoring notation.

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Chess King Lamp

Measuring 8" with a wooden base, it's LED and made of PLA plastic.

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Chess Patent Prints Set of 4

It's printed on 10" x 8" premium-grade photo paper in a matte finish.

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ThinkFun Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess

With an 80-challenge booklet, 10 chess pieces and 4 difficulty levels.

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The Noble Collection Jurassic Park Chess Set

With plastic pieces (like a T-Rex for the King) and a cardboard board.

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Chess Queen Ceramic Cup

The chess piece is slowly revealed as you drink from this 11 oz cup.

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Handmade Vinyl Record Chess Clock

12" in size, it's silent and requires 1 AA battery.

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Silicone Rainbow Chess Board Bubble Popper

There are various ways to play and the board is washable and portable.

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Chess the game that has a cult-like following all over the world and that has a band of fans who are passionate about it. We admire their devotion. We have compiled a gift list to help you give the chess lover in your life a keepsake that will resonate with them.

Choosing the best Gifts For Chess Lovers

The average chess lover knows their way around the chess board and will spend hours playing. Chess lovers also like to share their skills and often coach others on how to play the game. They typically enjoy having items that help them play chess and share their love for the game.

Most chess lovers do not mind surrounding themselves with memorabilia that speaks to their passion. One ardent chess lover stated: “If we play our cards right and surround ourselves with enough of these gifts, we can all achieve our master plan of never having to think about anything but chess ever again.”

How we identified the best Gifts For Chess Lovers

When compiling our gift list, we factored in items that chess lovers can use in their day-to-day activities and that still keep their focus on the game. A chess-themed coffee mug, wristwatch, tumbler, or makeup bag are some of the gifts we picked.

We also considered that the average chess lover is not shy to talk about the game. We, therefore, selected gifts that can serve as a billboard announcing their love for chess. 

Then there are the keepsakes that chess lovers would enjoy having purely for their aesthetic value and decor purposes. 

Tips for buying the best Gifts For Chess Lovers

  1. Listen
    The chess lover in your life will constantly talk to you about the latest trends in the world of chess. Listening to them will give you some ideas about what you can get them as a gift, and you can be sure it will be an item that will be well-loved.
  2. Help them hone their skill!
    Chess lovers have this drive to keep on getting better at the game. They will spend hours playing or watching others play to acquire great tips. You can help them in this process. Gift them some chess lessons, subscribe them to a helpful online master class, or buy them a book outlining the best strategies.
  3. Make it personal
    Chess-themed gift items are more or less identical and can feel almost generic when handed out. You could go the extra mile and have any item you want to give branded with a personalized message. This lets the person know that you put thought into the gift.

FAQs

What are some cool gifts for chess lovers?

Your loved one is into chess, and they don’t mind letting the world know about their passion. You want to help them showcase their love for chess but are unsure about what gifts are for chess lovers. How about getting them a high-quality t-shirt or hoodie with chess pieces printed on it? For those with a more high-end taste, you could get them a silver pocket watch and chain with engraved chess pieces.

Are there other types of chess gifts except for the board?

When most people think about getting chess gifts, they often think of a chess board and the pieces. However, other items make great chess gifts, such as an engraved coffee tumbler, an embroidered messenger bag, a cute floor rug, or personalized wall art. The idea is to be open-minded and do your research.

What are some practical gifts for chess players?

When shopping for gifts for chess players, remember that chess is a game that calls for lots of sitting. A practical gift would help them keep great posture and remain comfortable while seated. You could gift them a memory foam seat cushion, a back pillow that offers lumbar support, an under-desk footrest, or a neck pillow that serves as a headrest.