Senior Night Gift Ideas for Senior Athletes

If this is your first go at Senior Night, you may be wondering, what gifts should you give for Senior Night? You may be shopping for senior night gifts for your son or daughter. Or maybe you are the #bestgirlfriendever looking for the best Senior Night gift for your boyfriend!


As a former athlete, coach, and a maker of custom Senior Night gifts, I have a few ideas for you! Read on to learn about what to say to a senior on senior night, what you can do for your  senior on senior day, what exactly a Senior Night is, and how you can celebrate your senior athlete in the off-season, like Christmas!

What is Senior Night?

According to WikipediaSenior day or senior night (depending on the time the game is held) is a term used in high school sports and college sports, most notably football and basketball, to describe the team's last regular season home game of the season. When I coached, we held senior night as part of the regular season, usually against a rival. (Most teams like to set their senior night up for a game that they will win, though!)

Senior Night Ideas

Senior Night can look different for different sports, but here are some ideas for you:

  • Senior Night Posters - these can feature your senior athletes solo or as a team, hung up around the gym or field.
  • Senior Night Speeches - you can give your seniors time to share what is on their heart or create a questionnaire to let them share memories from their playing years.
  • Senior Night Gifts - this was my favorite part of senior night! Parents can bring balloon bouquets, flowers, and/or a gift and present it to their senior. As a coach, I LOVED learning about my players and gifting them something representative of their team and something of individual interest to them. For instance, one of our players was an artist and I included some high-end art supplies in her gift.

Senior Night can also become quite emotional, so make sure your players, moms, and dads all have plenty of tissue!

Senior Night Gifts from Collage and Wood

Since my specialty is senior night gifts, I wanted to show you some of the senior night posters and collages that I have made to help get your creative juices flowing for your own senior night gift ideas!


I make collages for all sports but here are a few examples: basketball collage #3football collage #2 by

I hope you enjoyed this quick walk-through of senior sports night! For you crafty ladies, I also sell the wooden numbers unfinished with a step-by-step guide for you to make your own collage! 

When is your senior night? Do you have to pictures to share? I would love to see how you celebrate!

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