We all have a sports fan in our lives. Whether you have a brother, who lives, eats and breathes hockey, to a dad who enjoys watching soccer matches and keeping up with the major leagues, there is sure to be one member of your family who is either glued to the television or permanently out training no matter the weather. So, if you are looking for a gift that is both meaningful and slightly unusual this year, then worry not. Sports fans are notoriously difficult to buy unique gifts for. However, this year you can certainly give them a gift that is both useful and practical, while honoring their favorite team.
Ok, it’s fairly obvious, but any sports fan will want to get their hands on the latest merchandising to keep ahead of the game and pledge their allegiance to their favorite teams. From sweatshirts to soccer jerseys or even socks, there is a range of merchandising options to meet your budget. If you are looking for a unique alternative, then check out sites such as eBay to pick up some seriously retro options, such as gear from the eighties or even earlier. If you are on a budget, there’s no reason why you need to choose fake merchandise over the real deal. Just get creative with your gifts. If you are looking to buy a signed and authentic piece of merchandise, do be careful when buying online, as some sellers aren’t genuine. Whereas, you could consider smaller items such as key rings or caps if you are counting the pennies, as they are sure to go down a storm with your sports’ mad recipient.
Chances are if you have a sports fan at home, they enjoy keeping their body and mind in tiptop shape too. So, it’s crucial that they have the latest gym gear and accessories to ensure that they can work out and keep in shape in style. First and foremost, you can keep things simple by replacing the bag or hold all that your recipient uses to take their gear to the gym or fitness center. From buying a branded bag to choosing a sleek style in team colors, be sure to choose an alternative that agrees with your budget. Next, consider giving them the right gear that will make them stand out in the gym or their local fitness class. From leggings to tops and t-shirts, any addition to their gym closet will earn you some instant kudos. Finally, if your sports fan is into extreme sports or outdoor pursuits, then any accessory that you give them will be gratefully received. From sunglasses to rock climbing shoes, be sure to choose a gift that is fun, funky and stylish to boot.
For any sports fan to either stay in shape, or follow their favorite team, they need to have the right tech to make sure that they can follow the score, no matter where they are. Gadgets such as a tablet or iPad can help any sports fan keep up to date on the latest scores and results, with sites such as Ultimate Capper. Not to mention, having a tablet to hand is ideal if you are traveling and want to follow the latest news, or view post-match discussions as many times as you like – without making use of the television in your family’s living room. Not many sports fans can afford to subscribe to season tickets, or buy expensive packages to key sports events such as the Super Bowl, so a tablet is a great investment that will provide hours of fun.
Tech doesn’t just stop at tablets either. A useful gadget for any sports fan is an Apple watch or smart watch, that will enable them to keep track of the number of calories that they are consuming or the distances that they have covered on their runs. Plus, some smart watches even enable you to answer emails and phone calls while on the go too. Tech is the ideal gift for active and inquisitive sports fans, who enjoy following their teams and the latest scores 24/7.
If you are looking to give that favorite sports fan in your life something a little different, then why not consider alternative options such as sending them on an experience day or course in which they can learn more about their favorite sport. Adrenaline junkies will love learning a new skill, from unicycling to zorbing or even kite boarding and surfing. Check out sites such as Living Social and Groupon if you are looking to bag a bargain, or want to see what’s on offer during the next few months. If you have a larger budget, you could consider sending them on a course or book a series of private lessons, to help them develop their ball skills or improve their fitness levels. Alternatively, you could book any sports fan in for their own health and fitness review, to help get them back on the right track ready for 2018. There is a range of alternate options available, so make sure that you choose the right option for your budget.
While you might usually buy the sports fan in your life a jersey or pair of socks each and every year, then why not consider giving a gift that is slightly different this Christmas? Even if you do want to give the gift of merchandising, you can choose an option or alternative that suits your budget. If you are looking to give a gift that is unique and memorable, then consider sending your sports fan on an experience day or course so that they can develop their experience and knowledge. While some quality tech will make sure that they can keep up to date with the latest developments, no matter the time of day or night. Whatever you choose, they are sure to be delighted with your choice – and delighted that you are expressing an interest in their favorite team or activity.