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
‘NFL 100: A Century of Football’ — $30.00
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.
Vince Lombardi & Green Bay Packers 1966 Championship Celebration Wall Art — $38.00
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.
Wood Football Serving Board — $30.00
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.
Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler — $250.00
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.
Cufflinks Inc. 3D Sterling Football Cufflinks — $220.00
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.
TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV — $400.00
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.
ESPN+ Subscription — $10.00
With your big TV, you can enjoy live events in soccer, baseball, football, golf, tennis, combat, and more with an ESPN+ subscription. You’ll also get access to original ESPN content, fantasy sport tools, premium articles, and a library of on-demand content.
NFL Uniform Friendship Bracelet — $74.00
You may not don a real NFL uniform anytime soon, but you can wear part of one. These NFL bracelets are made from authenticated, game-used NFL uniforms from 16 different teams including the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and more. Each bracelet is adjustable and has an authentication card and a hologram that lets you look up what season it’s from.
Madden NFL 23 — $50.00
Take a turn calling the plays on the field. With Madden NFL 23, you can develop your own dream team, see 360° cuts, play different game modes, and more. You can get versions of the game on various consoles such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X.
Best gifts for baseball fans
Baseball Decanter and Glasses Gift Set — $149.00
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.
Baseball Park Map Insulated Pint — $35.00
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.
Personalized Fan Family Art – Baseball — $85.00
For a truly special gift, consider this customizable wall art for baseball lovers. You can choose between three to 14 characters of your family and friends to be drawn inside a stadium in a one-of-a-kind photo to hang in your home.
Leather Ballparks Coffee Table Book — $119.00
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.
Stadium Seat Cufflinks — $190.00
You’ll never be far from a stadium with these cufflinks, which are made from salvaged seats from baseball stadiums. Whether you consider Yankee stadium, Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, or Fenway Park your hometown stadium, these cufflinks will complement any outfit. The cufflinks are officially licensed by the Major League Baseball and come with a certificate of authenticity.
MLB The Show 22 — $49.00
Create your own baseball team and watch them progress in MLB The Show 22, which lets you play solo or against others. You can tailor your gameplay style and difficulty, build your own stadium, customize uniforms, and more. The game is also available for Xbox.
Best gifts for basketball fans
MAX’IS Creations The Mug with a Hoop — $30.00
This basketball-themed mug allows you to drink in style. It features a basketball-themed bowl and an attached hoop perfect for sinking marshmallows, cereal, and more for two. Who said you shouldn’t play with your food?
Basketball Wastebasket — $52.00
If you’re always looking for a way to practice your shot, you can now do so even when you throw something away. Place this in your bedroom, office or living room and let the trash ball festivities begin.
‘The Mamba Mentality: How I Play’ — $16.00
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.
Nike Air Jordan Velocity Duffle Bag — $65.00
For the times when you want to play some pickup basketball, take this Jordan Duffel bag with you. It also has one large main compartment with dual zippers to store your clothes, gym essentials, and any other trinkets you may need when you’re out on the court.
Basketball Bingo Set of 2 — $55.00
Weed out fake basketball fans with this basketball-themed bingo game. Each tile is filled with plays and expressions only true basketball fans will understand and appreciate, such as “And 1” and “Fast Break.”
FOCO NBA Team Logo Mask 3-pack — $23.00
Get your favorite team’s logo emblazoned on a mask so that you can show up to a social-distancing party as an NBA stan. This set comes with three options and features a combination of polyester and elastane material.
NBA 2K23 — $50.00
Shoot and score at home with NBA 2K23, which is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. You can play as both NBA and WNBA teams, current and historic, and navigate Jordan Challenges. There’s also a Michael Jordan edition of the game.
Best gifs for hockey fans
Anatomy of Sports Coasters — $45.00
Remind everyone that you’re an NHL fanatic with this sports coaster set. It includes four coasters with different hockey illustrations that explain fun facts about the game and gear the players wear.
BillyHodesArt ‘Miracle On Ice’ Print — $35.00
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.
Triumph Lumen-X Lazer 6’ Interactive Air Hockey Table — $516.00
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.
NHL 23 — $70.00
Play with the world’s best hockey players and create a mixed women’s and men’s team in multiple game modes such as Cross-platform matchmaking, Franchise Customization, Ultimate Team, and more. The game is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Best gifts for soccer fans
Messi Signature Cuff Track Jacket — $100.00
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 track jacket which is made with super cushioned knit fabric for wearing as comfy athlesiure during your soccer-viewing parties.
Penny Soccer Game — $52.00
Have some fun with the your friends with this child-like Penny Soccer game. The goal of the game is to try to get the penny into the goal by constantly flicking it from one side of the field to the other.
Quickster Portable Soccer Net — $150.00
If you want to practice your soccer skills, there’s nothing better than getting a portable soccer net to help sharpen your talent. This one from Quickster is designed specifically to help you with ball control and passing.
FIFA 23 — $70.00
Soccer fans can get some action on the pitch in FIFA 23, which has over 19,000 players, 700 teams, and 100 stadiums. You can build your own team, play boththe men’s and women’s FIFA Wold Cup, and even enjoy a Ted Lasso integration—you can choose Ted Lasso as a playable manager or manage AFC Richmond.
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