The Perfect Gift for a Sports Fanatic

by : Cynthia Marcano

If you know a sports lover than you also know that they absolutely love any gift associated with their favorite team, sport or player.  They probably have car flags and bumper stickers all over the car, desk and family room. It may be hard finding something they don’t already have.  Looking for the perfect can be just as easy as sitting down to watch the game.

Sports Jerseys seem to be very popular and it seems like everyone has one.  The only problem is that before the next laundry day, the player has been traded to another team!  Yikes! A better gift suggestion is buying a retro jersey or college jersey.  With retro and college jerseys, you don’t have to worry about the player being traded, because the point is to acknowledge the player’s past.   These jerseys tend to be more expensive, especially the authentic ones, but you can find great deals on the off season of the given sport.

Tickets to the game are always appreciated.  This is one of those gifts that no matter how many times it has been given, it never gets old.  Why? Same tickets, different games!  Experiencing the sport up close and personal can be a blast!

For the younger sports fans, hats, hats and more hats seem to be the trend.  The catch is, knowing their hat size.  Today’s hat style is all about fitted caps.  Other things to look out for when purchasing a fitted cap are the teams and colors on the hat.  Buying a hat to match a jersey they already own, will make you a very cool gift giver.  If that is too much work, try getting a gift certificate to a hat store.  They are in every mall across America.

Sports Gift Baskets don’t seem like a “manly gift" but you’d be surprised at the response they receive.  You can get a sports basket to match the team or colors.  Sports gift baskets can contain all sports paraphernalia or can have a mixture of sports caps, towels and game time snacks.  Either way they are sure to please.

Last but not least, autographed sports memorabilia are perfect for the sports fanatic.  With all the auction websites nowadays you are sure to find something great.  There is a catch however. Be sure to buy from a reliable source to insure authenticity of autographed items.  If it seems too good to be true- it probably is.  Great items to get or buy autographed are balls, photos, trading cards or jerseys.  It is also a good idea to get is framed, or incased to protect is from damage.  If you can, try and get the value of this great collectible.

What makes these gift suggestions so great is that whether the sports fan already has any of these gifts, they won’t be disappointed to get another again.