Buying gifts for sports fans can be a challenge. Sure, jerseys are a great option, but it’s likely that the true stans already have their favorite player’s jersey. You can always opt for something to support their physical lifestyle like a fitness tracker or a massage gun, but perhaps those are a little too obvious. Thankfully, you’ve got a lot more creative options than you think.
To help you decide what to get the sports fan in your life, we’ve done the hard work for you. No matter if they like basketball or baseball (or all of the sports, depending on the season and the team), here are some best ways to make the one who loves to watch and play sports smile.
Best gifts for football fans
For those who live and breathe football, this book will definitely take your knowledge of the game to the next level. The book gives a detailed and exhaustive account of the game’s most decorated players, historic plays and iconic moments from past decades. It includes original team lists, charts, creative statistics, and infographics from different teams from across the league.
There’s no denying the impact of coach Vince Lombardi on the game of football. (After all, he is the namesake of the trophy for the Super Bowl. ) This picture captures the time he led the Green Bay Packers to an incredible championship win against the Dallas Cowboys in 1966, and secured their place as one of the greatest teams in NFL history.
If you like to have game-viewing parties at your home, consider using this football board for serving appetizers. Made of durable arjun wood, this board is great for displaying snacks, small plates, and any other finger foods you want to feed your guests. Plus, you can engrave your name into the wood to add a personal touch.
The next time you go tailgating, make sure to bring a cooler along for the ride. And this one from Yeti is the perfect combo of functionality and style. It holds everything you need to enjoy game day, from your favorite cool drinks and wines, to delicious road snacks. Not to mention, it’s easy to transport, thanks to its slim and lightweight design.
To show off your love for football without going over the top, these cufflinks are a stylish option to wear out to formal events. Made entirely of sterling silver, these little Vince Lombardi trophies are perfect for adding a little bling to your ensemble and flashing your NFL pride.
Originally $799.99, now on sale for $562.05
If Super Bowl parties are always at your house, consider this TCL smart TV to watch the big game. The Roku programming allows you to stream dozens of your fave shows and channels. You can also seamlessly find movie and show titles with your voice through using Alexa or Google Assistant.
Best gifts for baseball fans
For a real conversation starter, look no further than this baseball decanter and glass set to get the party going. Just fill the decanter with your drink of choice and let the juices start flowing. It comes with four glasses, which is just the right amount for entertaining a small dinner party.
If you love spending time at your team’s stadium, then this pint cup is going to make you feel right at home. On the outside, you can customize the cup to display a bird’s eye view of your team’s ballpark. Options include the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium, the Boston Red Sox stadium, the New York Mets stadium, the New York Yankees stadium, and the Chicago Cubs stadium.
For the person who loves to geek out on all things baseball and its history, this book about ballparks will make a great addition to your library. It includes a ton of memorable images of MLB’s greatest stadiums and their historic moments, as well as a tear-out checklist to document the ballparks on your bucket list.
Best gifts for basketball fans
Kobe Bryant’s legacy isn’t only about his incredible basketball accomplishments (which includes five NBA championships), but it also includes his unwavering dedication and self-discipline. Both of which have led him to become one of the world’s most inspiring figures for basketball fans and non-basketball fans alike. In his book, he details the secret behind his success and his approach to life and his decorative career.
For the times when you want to play some pickup basketball, take this Jordan Duffel bag with you. Not only is it water-resistant, but it also has one large main compartment to store your clothes, gym essentials and any other trinkets you may need when you’re out on the court.
Best gifs for hockey fans
For grilling season, swap out your regular cooking tools with this NHL BBQ grill set that includes one spatula, one set of tongs and one grilling fork with a bottle opener on the end.
Show off your love of hockey with this subtle decor coat rack shaped like a hockey stick. Made of Chinese fir wood, the rack has six hooks that are great for hanging jackets, purses and other items that you can’t fit in your closet.
If you’re looking to impress a seasoned hockey fan, look no further than this ‘Miracle On Ice’ poster. This illustration commemorates the iconic and unlikely victory of team USA’s win against the former Soviet Union in the winter olympics in 1980.
Originally $449, now on sale for $403.11
For those who can’t play ice hockey in real life, air hockey may just be the next best thing. Built for two players, this air hockey table is perfect for adults who want to inner child. It lights up along the sides and has a puck that changes colors to help make the game more interactive.
Best gifts for soccer fans
While you may not be able to be one of the greatest soccer players, you may be able to dress like one. World-renown Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi is the face behind this Two Way Zip Knit track jacket which is made with super cushioned knit fabric for wearing as comfy athlesiure during your soccer-viewing parties.
Originally $294.99, now on sale for $148
Incorporate your love for soccer in your home decor with this portrait of the world as soccer balls.
Again, if you’re hooked on playing soccer all day, every day, this weighted ball allows you to hone in on your skills. At nearly 1.5 pounds, it’s a great way to practice your dribbling, shooting and passing.
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