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4 Unique Gift Ideas for Sports Fans

4 Unique Gift Ideas for Sports Fans

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We all know someone whose entire life seems to revolve around sports.  Between football, basketball, hockey, golf, and every other sport on ESPN and ESPN2 (who even knew there was such a thing as Russian Motoball?)  these people just can’t seem to get their fill of sports. 

Maybe they like to get outside and muddy it up with a round of soccer or rugby, or even participate in extreme sports like cliff-diving, ice-climbing, surfing, or parkour. 

In any case, their love affair with all things sporting certainly makes it easy to find suitable gifts that feel personal.  The only real problem is narrowing down the possibilities to find the perfect gifts for sports fans.  Here are our top 4 choices, with our picks for the best places to buy quality and authentic sports fan gifts that should hit the mark, goal or score!

1. Personalized Sports Jersey

Whether the sports enthusiast in your life likes all sports equally, follows a few, or subscribes to one religiously, jerseys are a great way to give a gift that any sports nut is sure to love while showing that you have paid enough attention to know which one they will love.  Our go-to shop for awesome personalized Jerseys and other sports apparel is Fansidea, they have been making custom jerseys for individuals and teams for over 15 years. The site is really easy to use just pick your jersey type and start customizing with colors, name, number and even logo. Interested in other custom and personalized gift ideas? Shop our  list of stores for personalized gifts that offer buy now pay later here. 

Team 1st Grade All-stars Sport Jersey T-shirt

2. Sports Memorabilia 

If you want to go all out and get a gift for the sports enthusiast in your life, you really can’t go wrong with real game gear.  Looking for something really special and have some money to put behind it? Consider finding a one of a kind authenticated piece from your sports fans favorite team or athlete. At  at, the Web's leading source of authentic sports memorabilia, you'll find more than 500,000 authentic products from nearly every sport, team and top athlete. Top choices included signed photos, autographed baseballs, footballs and even game used jerseys. 

Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs Autographed Baseball with "609 HR" Inscription - Autographed Baseballs

3. Game tickets

The best gift for any sports enthusiast is a front-row seat at a fantastic sporting event.  Okay, so front-row tickets may be out of your price range, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the experience fun with decent seats and vouchers for hot dogs and beer.  So check the NFL, NBA, NHL, or NASCAR schedule for the season to pick an event that your friend is sure to love. Check-out what is available this season at Stubhub Sports. 

Sports Ticket Collector's Journal: Ticket Stub Diary Collection | Ticket Date | Details of The Tickets | Purchased/Found From | History Behind the Ticket | Sketch/Photo Of Tickets.

4. Sports Team Collectibles

Is your sports fan also a collector?  Give them a gift of something to add to their collection, The Bradford Exchange is our one-stop-shop for all things collectible NFL, MLB™ and NHL® Fans.  Some stand-out ideas include fashion bracelets with charms for her, silver dollar commemorative coins, levitating football stands (that also light up!), wall clocks and drink decanters. Shop all the sports collectibles at Bradford Exchange, just search for your sport fans favorite team! 

Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards

Now to get shopping and have the special gift ready just in time for their birthday, anniversary or Christmas!


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