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The 40 Best Gifts for Sports Fans

It’s never “just a game” to the sports aficionado in your life. Between throwing out stats or plays in the midst of everyday conversations and cutting off society whenever a game is on, their life doesn’t have meaning unless there’s some form of a ball on the field.

After years of being gifted tickets and team shirts, it’s never quite enough to satisfy their obsession. This dream gift list for a sports fan takes all the thinking out of your shopping with something they can cherish beyond a single moment in time.

1. Wall Storage Box, $21
Lakeside

Instead of rediscovering old ticket stubs crumbled up in a drawer months later, keep the collection together in this wall storage box that turns memories into an intricate collage.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074GHLXH4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_e-fzEbTD6JFMJ
2. Kitboys Reconstructed Soccer Jersey, $30-$160
Kitboys

This collection of rebranded and reconstructed jerseys showcases soccer teams from around the globe. Whether the final product is a mashup between two authentic kits or an original design, the periodic new drops every few weeks keep fútbol addicts on their toes. 

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3. Golf Club Drink Dispenser, $60
Sharper Image

Golf automatically gets dubbed as boring unless you’re at Topgolf and boozed up to the max. To spice up a day on the green, add this “club” that fits in any bag. The faux driver doubles as an insulated drink dispenser that holds 48 ounces of any beverage, hot or cold. 

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4. Personalized Video Message, $5-$500
Cameo

A meet and greet with sport’s most iconic figures might not be in the cards, but a personalized video shout out is just a click away. You can request a plethora of stars like NFL legend Doug Flutie or soccer megastar Darren Bent send video messages to a loved one that legit make it feel like the recipient is their friend. 

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https://www.cameo.com/
5. Custom Air Pods Case, $20
Etsy

Whether you etch a personal jersey number or a tribute to “24” into this leather AirPods case, the crisp detail on this little memento is small but mighty. Engrave a name on the top of the case to ward off anyone who wants it for themselves.

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6. Baseball Bottle Holder, $51
Foster & Rye

For the baseball-loving, wine-o in your life, this specially crafted baseball player holds their favorite bottle.

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7. Vintage Sports Art, $75-$200
Row One

Nowadays, something being vintage automatically gives it some added flair, and this vintage sports art is no different. Tickets from the biggest moments in sports are blown up into colorful art pieces that add life to any dull space.

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8. Life-Size Wall Decal, $25-$100
Fathead

Hear us out. We know it might be a little off-putting to most to have a giant replica of Michael Jordan in your room, but a sports fan needs it for their altar. The reusable, high-graded vinyl sticker is so HD you can even see Jordan’s sweat.

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https://www.fathead.com/nba/chicago-bulls/michael-jordan-wall-decal/
9. Hockey Puck Chillers, $15
More Surprise

Ice cubes are so last year. Instead of diluting your cocktails with ice, these hockey puck chillers keep your drink extra cold without sacrificing any of the flavors. 

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https://www.moresuprise.com/hockey-puck-chillers
10. Bottle Cap Map, $28
Etsy

It’s as if it’s scientifically impossible to focus on football without a beer in hand. This map holds 63 bottle caps of America’s favorite game-day drink in a variety of colors to match your home team.

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11. Three-Piece Tailgate Kit, $80-$100
Bed Bath & Beyond

As tailgating season dawns upon us, it’s critical to let the sports world know what side you land on. The set includes one table, two chairs and four cupholders, all of which are easily transportable. 

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https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/nfl-tailgate-kit-collection/242142
12. Sporting Fan Socks, $20
Stance Socks

Repping your team from head to toe is only possible by donning the loudest, most attention calling socks. In no other instance is it acceptable to have someone’s face on your feet.

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https://www.stance.com/fan-gear/
13. Ski Bottle Opener, $45
Uncommon Goods

In an ode to winter sports, these ski bottle openers are cracking open brews to stick in your bottle cap map. You can feel good about your purchase, knowing it’s both handmade and recycled.

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https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/wall-mounted-recycled-ski-bottle-opener
14. NFL Denim Jacket, $65
Sports Fan Island

This one goes out to all the leading ladies that are presumptuously left out of the “sports lover” conversation. Delicate patchwork and a bit of glitter dawn this denim jacket that’s an embodiment of football meet fashion.

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15. Lasercut Stadium Map, $125-$185
The Grommet

We all know someone who casually slips in where they’re from every opportunity they get. If you put on for your city every day, you deserve this highly detailed 3D stadium art. The laser-etched birchwood includes not only the most celebrated sports arenas but the outlying city that surrounds them. 

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https://www.thegrommet.com/products/stadium-map-art-laser-cut-stadium-city-map
16. NBA TV, $60 a year
Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Porch pirates aren’t a factor in this gift with the fastest shipping known to man. Access to exclusive interviews, never before seen angles and blacked-out games come together in what’s basically a headfirst dive into the NBA world. Prepare to be ignored while they’re immersed in their basketball bubble. 

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https://www.nba.com/nbatv
17. ‘New York Times’ Baseball Book, $72
New York Times

Discover the glory days of every MLB team in a book that compiles all the greatest New York Times headlines. Every glory-filled moment is bound together in a book that hypes up a team even if they haven’t won a series. 

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18. Lighted End Table, $600
Stadium Views

Although this little table costs some serious dough, the chances of it being donated to Goodwill after a few uses are slim. Original word artwork gleams through the tempered glass surface surrounded by LED lights that replicate a stadium’s actual lighting. They’ll be obsessed for years.

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https://www.thegrommet.com/products/stadiumviews-25-layer-stadium-lighted-end-table
19. Sports Mug, $25
Uncommon Goods

Playing with our food might be what we’re all missing from our morning routine for an extra jolt of energy. We recommend the basketball mug where you can yell “Kobe” before swishing a piece of cereal through the hoop.

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20. Ballpark Blueprints, $60-$210
Ballpark Blueprints

If they’re going to spend every free moment inside a stadium, they might as well get familiar with the architecture. These high-end blueprints give a look inside every detail of their heaven on earth. The designs are all original, crafted on museum-paper for a gift that’ll last throughout the years.

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21. Customized Wilson NCAA Black and Gold Basketball Size 29.5, $60
Etsy

This customized Wilson NCAA basketball is sure to make any sports fan happy. In addition to being great for both indoor and outdoor use, the ball can also be designed to have a customized name on it, making it a great gift.

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22. Sports Icons Pillowcase, $18
Personal Creations

This custom pillow is the perfect touch for any football coach or player. The pillow can be designed to have the names of the coach/player on there, as well as the names of their teams making it a great gift for any football household.

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23. Playful Sports Baseball Mug, $25
Uncommon Goods

To follow the basketball mug, this baseball mug will also get the kids excited as the mug is shaped in the form of a baseball, and has a glove built in to “catch” whatever food/drink is in the mug. It could get messy, but it still makes a cool gift for those young baseball fans out there.

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24. Gtracing Gaming Chair, $170
Gtracing

If you know somebody who will be playing a lot of games (or watching a lot of games) this holiday season, then the Oversized Gaming Chair is perfect. The chair is super comfy, and will definitely make playing NBA 2K and Madden more enjoyable.

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25. NBA2K21, $100
2K

Speaking of 2K, many people are waiting for the next gen to come out before purchasing this latest edition. The hardcopy version (or the money to buy it) would make a great gift to 2K fanatics anxiously awaiting for the next updates.

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26. Home Plate Doormat, $30
Uncommon Goods

What better way to reach “Home” than to have a home plate doormat waiting for you after a long day? The mat is a great gift for super baseball fans everywhere.

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27. Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers, $30
Uncommon Goods

This gift is self explanatory. The golf whiskey chillers help make your drink better, while giving you that “golf” aesthetic.

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28. Spalding Mini Basketball Hoop, $30
Spalding

With a good percentage of kids being homeschooled this year, a mini basketball hoop would be the perfect addition to the house, and a great option for “recess.”

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29. Record-Breaking Baseball Glasses, $35
Uncommon Goods

While the baseball season is now over, it’s never too late to add some baseball glasses to your cupboards. With these glasses, you can still enjoy a nice cold beverage giving you that gameday feel. 

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https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/record-breaking-baseball-glasses-set-of-4
30. Nike Air Max 97, $170
Nike

You can never go wrong with a classic. The Air Max sneakers are a staple to any shoe collection, and are a stylish and fresh new piece to add to your wardrobe.

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31. NBA 2K22
Gamestop
NBA2K22

The NBA is back which means so is 2K. If you haven’t already downloaded/picked up your copy then consider doing so as there are a lot of cool updates and places to explore on this new edition.

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32. Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Store
Russell Westbrook Jersey

Boy do Lakers fans have a lot to choose from this year. Whether it’s the familiar faces such as Lebron and A.D., or newer ones like Melo, or Russ, Los Angeles will probably need a new jersey pickup.

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33. WNBA Hoodie
Fanatics
WNBA Hoodie

This dropped last year, but it’s never too late to cop a WNBA hoodie. At this point you can very well consider it a sports staple. Call it the WNBA influence with a little bit of Kobe Bryant sprinkled in.

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34. NFL Merchandise
Fanatics
Dallas Cowboys Hat

The NFL season is also rolling, and there’s tons of new merchandise for the 2021 season. While we have the Dallas Cowboys hat showcased, every team has caps, jerseys, and even smaller items like keys chains and coffee mugs to choose from. Just select whatever fits your fandom best.

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35. Georgia Bulldogs Fanatic
Fanatics
Georgia Bulldogs Tailgate

Similar to the NFL merch, this isn’t team specific. Just about every college football team has some sort of tailgate gift basket that you can purchase to start your game day experience, and each basket gives you a different assortment of items. If you do happen to be a Bulldogs fan however, this is a solid investment.

BUY NOW, $64.99
36. TheNorthwest Oklahoma City Thunder Bathrobe
NBA Store
Oklahoma City Thunder Bathrobe

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be bathrobes available for every NBA team, but even if you aren’t an OKC fan you have to admit this is a unique gift. Bathrobes are essential items that everyone needs at least one of, so it might be worth the consideration.

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37. Seattle Seahawks Decanter Set
The Bradford Exchange
Five Piece Decanter and Glasses Set

NFL Sunday’s require drinks. And since drinks are required why not cop a 4 glass set rimmed in 12K gold? Additional features include team icons and a decanter with a team helmet stopper. Nice!

BUY NOW, $169.99
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38. Nike Air Force 1
Nike
Nike AF1s

You can’t deny the impact of Air Force 1s on basketball culture. As a basketball fan you have to own a pair of Forces. At this point it’s mandatory.

BUY NOW, $90
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39. Nike Dri-FIT WNBA T-Shirt
NBA
WNBA Dri-Fit

This is cold. The WNBA really brought this year with their merchandise. Plus we’re in the fall season now. Nothing better than a fall dri-fit.

BUY NOW, $40
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40. NBA League Pass
NBA
NBA League Pass

The NBA season is about to start. What NBA fan doesn’t want a full year of League Pass as a gift? Exactly.

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