Holiday Gift Inspiration For Sports Fanatics
Just about everyone has a loved one who loves sports. If you don't love sports, knowing what to get that person for the holidays is a challenge. Here's a little holiday gift inspiration for your sports fanatic.
Block & Tackle
For the sports fan who is likely to get sports-related gifts from others, you have to get what they don't or won't get for your fan. Bathroom decor ranks up there with gifts sports fans won't get from casual friends or distant relatives. If you have the kind of relationship that allows for such a gift, go for it! If you want to try something personal but not as personal as bathroom decor, a wallet with his team's name might be what you're looking for.
Make your sports fan feel at home with a few items emblazoned with his team's logo! Anyone can use a new pair of socks to keep his toes toasty during those cold days watching the game in front of the TV. Or a football-shaped pillow gives him extra support or a team throw can hang over the arm of the couch -- you never know when he'll get chilly or want to kick back with his feet up and legs covered.
When no suggestion seems quite right for your loved one, just find the most outrageous piece of sports memorabilia you can. Your idea of outrageous might be different than others, but clothing is a good place to start. Perhaps there's a silly pair of pajamas with his favorite team's mascot, or even just footed pajamas with footballs on them -- they are good for a laugh and seriously spirited.
For the heavy-hitting sports fan, it's tough to find sports gear he doesn't already have. That means you have to look into the far corners of the sports memorabilia world to find something that matches your loved one's need for sports -- but to put a spin on it, combine it with another of his hobbies. If he's a gardener, get him a garden gnome representing his favorite team. If he loves to grill, get him an apron or kitchen gadgets with his team's logo. If he enjoys golf as much as he enjoys football, fuse the two into one gift and get him gold balls with his favorite football team's logo.
Carry the Ball
If you just want to make things easy and give him a gift he'll like without getting too complicated, give him something you already know works. Help him decorate his man cave -- get him a collectible football from his college team to spice up the console end table or go a step further and get a football lamp that lights up the bar! And a man cave isn't complete without the perfect drinkware! Get mason jars with league logos or team cooler mugs so drinks stay the right temperature from kickoff until the end of the game.