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Chances are you know a sports fan. Not someone who likes sports, but a true fan. Someone who tailgates. Cheers. Someone who, anytime they're near a TV, has got to "put the game on." Maybe you catch them out to dinner looking suspiciously into their laps only to realize they have been live streaming the game the whole time you've been out. Since the sports calendar is busy all year round, chances are the sports fan in your life is always in a mood to receive gifts. And with the holidays upon us, there's no time like the present to get shopping.
Sports are ruled by seasons and dates, but the highest-scoring gifts are timeless. Ruminate on the sport, team, or player they love most: Are they obsessed with the Chicago Cubs or Buffalo Bills? Do they play sports themselves? You can go the wearables route—something they can throw on that feels stylish (not doofy) to go to a game or to watch it from home. Or maybe you get them something that keeps them connected to The Game while they're at work. Something to keep on their desk and remember them of better times.
Whether it's for the tennis lover, basketball baller, golf guy (to name just a few), these are the 40 best gifts for sports fans come the holiday season. We've done the athletic work for you already. All you need to do is add it to your cart.
Limited Edition Little Playmate Cooler
Igloo has an entire limited collection of coolers and drinkware—officially licensed by NFL—emblazoned with the logos of all 32 teams for the football fanatic in your life.
Baseball Stadium Blueprints
Here's your chance to help them relive the historic moments of their team.
The Mug With A Hoop
Throw a three-point marshmallow into the hot cocoa or slam-dunk a cracker into the clam chowder. Just don't brick—that'll get really messy.
Football Greatest Plays Coasters
Touchdown! But on the coffee table.
Mini Foosball Table
A tiny tabletop foosball game is set to turn up the heat at a dull workplace—or any flat surface. Perfect.
There's always a sports fan that prefers playing sports to actually watching them. And for that, a Spikeball set is the ultimate test of athleticism.
Bespoke Tennis Balls
In the spirit of tennis season, some personalized balls are the ultimate status symbol. So pristine and perfect, it's almost hard to use them.
After a pickup game or day at the stadium, a pair of slides are going to cushion his tired feet.
Hand Hooked Pillow
In search of a gift for the person that just moved in? This pillow is going to add a personal touch to their home.
Some OG Sambas are a classic. No literally, it's in the name.
Step aside smart watches; smart rings are where it's at. The Oura Ring's health tracking capabilities are unmatched.
Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe
Don't worry, we didn't forget about the spin fanatics. This sleek shoe for indoor cycling should make them quite content.
Whether they choose to play with it or keep it as a stately piece in their home, a Prada basketball is for the classiest of ballers.
The Triumph Crew Neck Tee
Can't decide between all of the great gifts we've got here? You can always go with a simple tee that's designed to get them through the toughest of trainings.
Collegiate Cheese Board
Game Day is getting an upgrade. Now they can show their spirit while they serve brie. It's a win-win.
Run HIIT Treadmill
Make sure they stay in shape for all of their athletic endeavors with a super sleek treadmill. It's as premium of a workout as it gets.
Tennis Club Icons Baseball Cap
It's a club that everyone wants to be a part of. This hat is his first step in the initiation.
Zion Williamson Smart Bottle
Gatorade's latest installation of athlete-designed smart bottles comes to life in Pelican form. You can even take it one step further and personalize the lid.
Even if he doesn't go to Equinox, he will still appreciate some joggers. Side and back zip pockets make it extra functional.
Paradym Star Driver
The golfer needs the latest innovation to hit the market. Enter Callaway's Paradym Star Driver, delivering distance in its powerful, lightweight construction.
HyBridge Lite Tech Vest
Whether he's out on the golf course all day or in the stands during football season, he's going to appreciate this new vest.
The Rodger Advantage Shoes
A pair of white tennis shoes, co-created with the man himself. We love On Running, and we love Federer, so he's going to love this gift.
Their favorite athlete definitely uses one. This is their chance to do it like the pros.
So maybe tennis isn't his game. Well, now he can take up pickle ball.
F.A.R Convertible Backpack
He's traveling to all his favorite sporting events, so he needs a sleek backpack to pull up with.
x Funboy Golf Cart
It's an inflatable golf cart co-designed by one of our favorite California surf culture-inspired brands. It's epic.
Modern Metal Polarized Sunglasses
Nike Vision's line of performance glasses are some of the best on the market. Give this to the avid runner, biker, fisher—the list is endless.
MLM2PRO and Premium Membership
A wireless simulator to improve your golf game. We know there are some golf fanatics out there that are just dying for a chance to get closer to par. With two advanced cameras and a Doppler Radar to provide video feedback and precise measurement on all golf shots, this guy is as good as it gets.
While this Red Sox hoodie is a personal favorite, '47 makes the style (and more) in support of all your favorite teams.
Pro Staff v14 Super Tour Duffel
There's nothing a tennis player loves more than a new tennis bag to tote their rackets around in. Actually, maybe Nadal or Federer. But other than them, nothing.
Sloping Ski Glasses
This set of slanted glassware will give the ski racer in your life a sprinting-against-the-wind sensation anytime they take a sip from it.
ESPN+ Gift Subscription
A gift that will make you the GOAT of gifting: a year's-worth of games, originals, news, scores, tournaments, and exclusives to satisfy every fan's palate.
'The Mamba Mentality: How I Play'
The story of the Mamba, whose legend has swished far beyond the basketball floor.
MLB Game Used Baseball Bat Bottle Openers
A bottle opener made from an authentic game-day bat swung by his home team will make his crack-open-a-cold-one exponentially more exciting.
New York Times Personalized Golf History Book
A chronicle of the greatest players and tournaments—with their own name on the leather cover—will keep your weekend warrior engrossed all the way to the 18th hole.
Theragun Mini punches hard enough for players to get a quick percussive massage during the break and rehab any damaged tissues.
Hockey Stick BBQ Set
Former hockey sticks now retired as BBQ utensil sets. Cool!
Stadium II Backpack
With separate storage for dirty cleats and accessories, this is a no brainer.
Venom 2 Back
Hyperice's recovery products are next level, and for the athlete that always complains about back pain, this product is a no-brainer.
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