We all have at least one special person in our life that is absolutely, completely obsessed by sports. This might be someone that can only be found wearing the gear from their favorite team, they might be someone who decks out their home, car, or office so that it is perfectly clear which team they cheer for or maybe they are someone that never misses a game when their team is playing. No matter who this person is, with holidays coming up, here are a few perfect gift ideas for the sports lover in your life.
Authentic Sports Gear
A great place to start when shopping for the sports fan in your life, especially children, is authentic sports gear. Of course this gear can vary widely depending on the sport, items such as sneakers, balls, apparel, gloves, rackets, cleats, bats, skateboards, bicycles should all be easy to find online or at your local sporting goods store. New gear is exciting for every athlete, and they will surely be eager to get out and put their new gifts to use.
You might score a few extra points by finding gear for your loved one that is used by their favorite athlete, or authentically licensed by a favorite team. Many athletes have signature shoes or other pieces of equipment that are available for anyone to buy. If your child or loved one shows up to their next team practice wearing the latest and greatest gear, they will sure to make all of their peers jealous, especially if the gear is a special pro model.
Tickets to an Event
Watching live sports is the absolute pinnacle of entertainment for the sports lover in your life. Gifting a ticket to an event is a great gift that this special person is sure to enjoy. Often times, tickets to events can be expensive and might even be hard to come by, this is why giving a ticket to an event is an extra special gift. Attending an event live offers a complete experience that simply cannot be had if you are watching the event on television. Watching an event live is an experience that sports fans of any age will remember for years to come. The opportunity to see the players or participants up close, hear the roar of the crowd, and experience all of the adrenaline that the event produces is an experience unlike any other.
If the team that your special someone cheers for is in a different part of the country or even the world, and if you have the means, the gift of a trip to see a live event is extra special. The lack of accessibility for many, makes this kind of trip a special experience for your favorite sports fan.
A Signed Piece of Memoribilia
There is certainly no shortage of memorabilia and merchandise available for sports fans the world over. You can find everything from posters, mugs, bottle openers, lawn chairs, blankets, socks, ties, keychains, you name it.
Perhaps one way to set your gift apart as something much more valuable is to find a signed item for a specific player or coach. While these items may be much harder to obtain, that is the exact reason why this gift would be so cherished. There are several ways to obtain a signed piece of memorabilia such as scouring online for items that can be found on places like ebay or an online sport card shop.
Thanks to modern technology, access to athletes and celebrities has never been easier. While it would not be in good taste to pester anybody online, often times these personalities are willing to help out if you are looking for a signed autograph. Athletes also frequently host charity or public relation events where they will sign autographs, so these might be a good chance to obtain this special gift.
While some of these items may be more difficult to find than others, they are all sure to stand out in a sea of sports merchandise. With the holidays coming up, there is no better time than now to start looking for those perfect gifts.