If you have a sports fanatic on your holiday shopping list this year you’re probably wondering what would be an appropriate gift. You want something that will be unique and appreciated, but, unless you happen to share the individual’s zeal for the particular sport that can be a difficult undertaking. Don’t despair, though; there are literally thousands of products that the rabid sports fan will love to find in his or her stocking this year. Here are the top ten gift ideas for your sports fan this year.
Put Them In the Game
The best thing you can get for most fans is access to their favorite team’s games. A season’s ticket is just the thing to have on top of everything else in their stockings this Christmas. For the football fan, the best of all would be tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl, with tickets to the 2013 NFL Playoffs running a close second. The Super Bowl tickets won’t be cheap, though; priced from just over $2,700 for the nosebleed seats to over $10,000 for a seat on the 50-yard line, so you’ll want to save this gift for someone really special. For season’s tickets to other sporting events, from NHL Hockey to College Bowl to NASCAR racing, a great place to go is http://www.preferredseat.com/sports.html.
For sports fans who are collectors of team memorabilia, the choices are many.
Dallas Cowboys fans will love a triple 8 x 10 framed photo of legendary cowboys Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith, which sells for only $169.99. Gifts for Sports Fans has items for other teams and sports, as well as framed jerseys and shadow boxes.
Gifts for the Active Fan or the Spectator
Let your NASCAR fan experience the thrill and excitement of stock car racing with a chance to actually drive on a professional track. This once in a lifetime experience is only $399.00 at Cloud 9 Living.
The perfect gift for watching the game at home or for tailgating parties is a holster for his beer. This adjustable genuine leather holster attaches to any standard belt and the adjustable nylon straps give added comfort at only $29.95 at RedEnvelope.
For a gift that will keep on giving, three months membership in Amazing Clubs beer of the month club provides 12 bottles of four different microbrews. Amazing Clubs’ gift of the month come in 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions and offer wine, chocolate, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, and many more.
Not All Sports Fans are Men
The Indianapolis Colts Women’s Blue World’s Best Mom T-Shirt from FansEdge is only $19.99, and is sure to please your favorite lady sports fan. If she’s not a Colts fan, there’s also the green New York Jets World’s Best Mom shirt at the same price.
Your significant other will also like an NFL charm bracelet showcasing her favorite team. Only $119.00 from Bradford Exchange Online. This one’s great for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day as well.
Gifts for the Young Fans
The Stiga Stanley Cup Table Hockey Game from Sports Unlimited at $94.99 will keep your young sports fan occupied for hours.
Let your youngster decorate his room in his team’s colors with an NFL bedding set from Sports Unlimited. Prices range from $60.00 to around $190.00.
Something Everyone will Appreciate
Number ten on the list of stocking stuffers for this holiday season is a gift that everyone in the family can use and appreciate. The Boelter Brands™ Minnesota Vikings portable party fridge from Hayneedle holds up to 24 cans of your favorite beverages. It plugs into your car’s electrical system and has a switch that allows it to heat or cool. At $199.99, this one is a bargain.