The 40 Best Gifts for the Sports Fan on Your List

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Ah, fall: the season when the leaves change into a cornucopia of colors, The North Face and Patagonia vests and fleeces emerge from the depths of closets, people pay to pick their own apples and the flavor of choice is pumpkin spice.

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For fervent sports fans, including yours truly, it is undoubtedly the best season. Why? European soccer is already into its 2023 campaign. The NFL returned shortly after Labor Day. The MLB just finished the World Series, and the MLS playoffs are around the corner. And the NHL and NBA are just began their new seasons. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

I’m not the only sports fan steadily transforming into a full-fledged couch potato. There are millions of us that have started to hunker down, jeering or joyfully jumping in front of television screens. And if you want to celebrate our dedication and idiosyncrasies, make sure to check out these great gift ideas. From high-quality sound bars that’ll make anyone feel like they’re at the stadium to comfortable luxury activewear and the latest and greatest in grilling and tailgating, these sports gifts will capture the heart of that special potato in your life. The kind of guy who went bonkers watching Aaron Judge tie Roger Maris’s American League single-season home run record. Yeah, we’re definitely a strange but lovable breed.

Best for Open-Air Stadiums

Roka SR-1X Sunglasses

Roka’s sunglasses are built for cycling at top speeds in any condition, from cloudy mornings when the world appears dim to blazing afternoons when the sun’s glare can be debilitating. This sentiment especially rings true for the brand’s SR-1X model—an ultra-lightweight, semi-rimless pair that’s just what a sports fan needs to watch a game at an open-air stadium, regardless of the weather, and then go biking right after.

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Price: $210

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Best for Serving an Ace

On Running The Roger Advantage Sneaker

If it’s good enough for Roger Federer, it should be good enough for every man. But if that isn’t cutting it, the fact that this sneaker, the third tennis-inspired style co-created by Wimbledon champ, features CloudTec outsoles and Helion foam that provide impressive response and support definitely should. Plus, the pair looks so chic that the sports fan in your life would be crazy not to wear them off the court.

Buy Now on On Running:

Price: $140 $110

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Best for Conquering the Court

Stance NBA Logoman Quarter Socks

Speaking of courts, the king of basketball socks is, hands down, Stance. The company is celebrated for making the kinds of styles that are as comfortable as they are durable, perfect for dunking and free-throwing for hours on end. And these quarter-length options, complete with the NBA logo, are primed for his favorite pair of high-top Jordans.

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Price: $15

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Best for Snowboarders

Burton Mystery Hometown Hero Camber Snowboard

In the world of snowboarding, very few can rival the prowess and pedigree of Burton. Take, for example, the Mystery Hometown Hero Camber Snowboard, a board with a directional shape that tapers, making it ideal for mixed conditions and unexpected terrain.

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Price: $1,800

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Best for NFL Nerds

Sports Illustrated: The Football Book

If there is one coffee table book that an NFL fan will display proudly, it’s this tome from Sport Illustrated. The 256-page book showcases all the celebrated athletes, dynasties, crucial plays, personalities and everything else that’s made football America’s game.

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Price: $28

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Best for Tailgating

BrüMate 55-Quart Rolling Cooler

Long gone are the days of carrying a case of beer that gets warmer by the second—or dealing with flimsy styrofoam coolers as you weave in and out of cars during a pregame tailgate. The team behind Amazon’s best-selling koozie (Hopsulator Slim) created an all-terrain, rolling cooler with a built-in tap at a sports fan’s disposal. It holds more than 40 pounds of ice, 2.8 gallons of drinks and 48 cans of beer, while its wheels roll smoothly across all surfaces, including sand.

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Price: $400

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Best for At-Home Sports Viewing

Vizio Elevate Home Theater Sound Bar

Have a sports fan feel like they’re at a packed stadium all from the comfort of their home with the Vizio Elevate Home Theater Sound Bar. The sound bar—which features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus 18 total speakers with separate tweeters and dual woofers—will breathe life into every sporting event.

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Price: $869

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Best for Keeping Your Phone Alive

STM PowerKick

There’s nothing worse than a phone dying, especially at a sporting event. How can I bring up my mobile tickets? How can I contact my friends? How can I check on my fantasy football team? Have no fear, the STM PowerKick portable power bank wirelessly charges your device on the go. Suction cups conveniently secure the device to your phone, while the kickstand props it up both vertically and horizontally so you don’t miss any of the action.

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Price: $70

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Best for Boxing Fans

Mike Tyson Photo Book

You’ve seen him in the ring, in The Hangover, on Hulu (much to his chagrin) and on Youtube biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. But now you can see “Iron” Mike Tyson like never before in a new 160-page photo book from award-winning documentary photographer and author Lori Grinker. Grinker’s collection of photographs show an intimate side of the Tyson story rarely seen or shared, images of the enigmatic fighter’s rise to prominence in and out of the ring during the 1980s and ’90s.

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Price: $32

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Best for Sitting in the Nosebleeds

Canon Zoom Digital Monocular

Even if you’re stuck in the nosebleeds at your favorite sporting event, you can get close to the action with the Canon Zoom Digital Monocular. This pocket-sized product features image stabilization to keep the view steady and auto focus to keep the field of vision crisp and sharp. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you can even connect it to your compatible smartphone for remote shooting, or transfer images and videos to enjoy later on.

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Price: $319

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Best for Tailgaters on the Go

Tourit Cooler Backpack

If carrying or pulling a cooler seems too daunting of a task during a tailgate or when bringing goodies to a friend’s house to watch the big game too cumbersome, Tourit’s cooler backpack gives you the ability to easily carry wine bottles, ice and other beverages with little fuss. Featuring deep pockets to fit stuff of all sizes, this durable waterproof cooler is just what a sports fan needs when they’re on the move.

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Price: $191 $180

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Best for Formula 1 Fans

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Stainless Steel Chronograph

Formula 1 fans, start your engines. Any race (or race-watching) wouldn’t be complete without TAG Heuer’s colorful Red Bull Racing collab as wrist candy. This 43 mm stainless-steel number has all the class one would expect from TAG—with a dash of F1 excitement ready and waiting for the checkered flag to fly.

Buy Now on Bloomingdale’s:

Price: $2,150

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Best for NFL Fans

Amazon Prime Subscription

Amazon is more than just a place to shop for seemingly everything under the sun. Beginning this fall, the company’s streaming service—Prime Video—is now home to NFL Thursday Night Football. So if you know someone who is flipping through the channels trying to find the game but continues to stumble upon Law & Order and Hell’s Kitchen, an annual Prime subscription would certainly be a welcome reprieve—not to mention the free two-day shipping that comes along with it.

Yearly Subscription for Amazon Prime:

Price: $139

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Best for Staying Active

Lululemon Pace Breaker Linerless Short 7”

The ultimate sports fans deserve a wardrobe worthy of an athlete, and that includes rocking these Lululemon shorts. With its ultra-soft waistband and more than enough room to move, these can easily transition from a pick-up basketball game to watching their favorite NBA game couchside (or courtside, if that’s how they roll).

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Price: $68

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Best for Comfort

TravisMathew Cloud Hoodie

Crafted with micro-fleece fabrics for incredible comfort, TravisMathew’s Cloud collection is the brand’s softest yet. Featuring hoodies, pants, shorts, crewnecks and T-shirts, the lineup truly lives up to its name. It’ll make sports fans feel like they’re on a, well, cloud while watching their favorite teams.

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Price: $135

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Best for Monday Morning Quarterbacks

NFL Pro Era

It’s easy to sit on the couch and criticize your favorite team, but what happens when the game is on the line and you’re the one having to decide which receiver to throw to as a 300-pound lineman rushes toward you? Now football fans can experience that firsthand through NFL Pro Era, the first-ever NFL- and NFLPA-licensed virtual reality game, available on MetaQuest and PlayStation VR. Puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?

Buy Now on Oculus:

Price: $30

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Best for Tennis Fans

Set of Vintage Tennis Rackets

Celebrate the history and prestige of tennis with this set of five vintage rackets from the early 1950s, made by manufacturers Slazenger, Bancroft, Strato, and Snauwaert. Note: They make better decorations and keepsakes than they do playable rackets.

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Price: $1,398

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Best for Struggling Golfers

Blast Golf Swing and Stroke Analyzer

Golf is a game of inches and degrees. A simple adjustment can go a long way in improving your game. Blast Golf’s Swing and Stroke Analyzer understands this minutiae, giving you instant feedback on full swings, chipping and even putting via a tiny sensor on the end of your club’s grip. It also allows you to analyze data and metrics, including swing tempo, swing speed and attack angle.

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Price: $150

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Best for Grill Masters

Holy Grail Steak Co. Weekend Grilling Pack

Sports fans are notorious for their tailgates and BBQs, which means only the best of the best will suffice. Holy Grail Steak Co. definitely has the goods, ​​offering steaks with outstanding fat marbling that provides optimal flavor and tenderness. And with this pack, they’ll also be getting burgers to throw into the mix.

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Price: $540

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Best for Cooking Meat to the Right Temperature

Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer

Now that you got your hands on the right porterhouse (see above), you’re going to want to make sure it’s cooked to perfection. Here’s where the Yummly Smart wireless meat thermometer comes in. Perfect for tailgates outside the stadium or cooking in your backyard, the device can be controlled from up to 150 feet through the Yummly app; preset programs for meat, fish and poultry eliminate guesswork for food cooked to the ideal temperature.

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Price: $80

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Best for Smoking Meats

Ninja Woodfire Pro Outdoor Grill

Here’s another item that takes away the hassle and guesswork of cooking meat. The Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill is the an electric outdoor grill that can do it all: smoke, air fry and more. It just needs half a cup of pellets for a slab to get the BBQ bark and the authentic woodfire flavors that’s achieved through traditional smoking. With no charcoal, propane or flare-ups, the easy-to-transport grill is ready to move—whether you’re in the backyard, at a friend’s house or pregame tailgate.

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Price: $400

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Best for Baseball Fans

Mark & Graham Baseball Decanter and Glasses Gift Set

The best decanters show off personality, something that actually says something about the person who owns it. And with this offering on their shelf, the sports lover in your life certainly won’t be confused for anything other than a true baseball fan. They can fill the glass bat up with their favorite spirit and enjoy while watching America’s favorite pastime. Consider this gift a home run!

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Price: $128

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Best for Making an Impression

Taxa Woolly Bear Tailgate Edition

Be the talk of the tailgate with the Woolly Bear from Taxa. The base model, which can be easily towed by four-cylinder vehicles, features everything a sports fans needs for the big game, including a custom TV mount, off-grid power system, FireDisc propane grill, cooler, 60-inch awning, USB outlets for charging and plenty of storage for food, tables and chairs. The Pro edition takes it one step further with a freezer, upgraded awning, solar panel and waterproof speaker.

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Price: $15,347

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Best for Tom Brady Diehards

TB12 Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere

There’s only one Tom Brady, but you can try your hardest to emulate the seven-time Super Bowl champion. Start by adopting his TB12 method, which includes using the TB12 Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere, a device that zeros in on the smallest muscle groups and sore spots.

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Price: $99 $65

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Best for MLB Fans

MLB Stadium Blueprints

Perfect for any baseball fan, these detailed blueprints celebrate MLB’s greatest ballparks, including Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field. The illustrations, printed on museum-grade archival paper, are accompanied by a stadium’s design specs and highlights of major events.

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Price: $85

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Best for New Pickleball Players

PCKL Pickleball Starter Bundle

We’re pretty sure that, by now, the sports fan in your life has realized just how great pickleball is. And if they haven’t? Show them what they’ve been missing with this handy set from PCKL, perfect for beginners looking to make their mark on the court.

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Price: $65

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Best for Fashion Folk

Todd Snyder + New Era Yankees Cap

Todd Snyder, the label beloved by fashion folk, and New Era, purveyor of the best sports caps, continue their partnership, offering a collection perfectly suited for sports fans, especially die lovers of the Bronx Bombers, that value great style.

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Price: $98

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Best for Laser-Focused Golfers

Bushnell Pro X3 Laser Rangefinder

Used and trusted by 99 percent of PGA Tour players, Bushnell Golf continues to evolve its technology Case in point: the Pro X3 Laser Rangefinder, which updates the company’s celebrated Slope with Elements tech. Additionally, a new dual display provides the option to toggle between display settings based on lightning conditions or user preference, so golfers can hone in on the perfect shot from as far away as 600 yards. The fully waterproof finder also features Bluetooth connectivity to its mobile app, as well as a stunning magnification. If this doesn’t help your golf game, we don’t know what will.

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Price: $600

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Best for Staying Hydrated

Yeti Rambler Water Bottle

Is there a more popular reusable water bottle on the market than Yeti? Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink after playing a game or trying to keep your coffee warm on the sidelines, Yeti products can withstand the elements, players and fans can even customize their products—including adding the colors of the brand’s hometown team, Austin FC, one of the newest expansion sides in Major League Soccer.

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Price: $40

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Best for Nostalgia

Arcade1Up NBA Shaq Home Arcade

They may not be able to play like Shaq, but they can play as him and other NBA stars in this retro arcade game. Besides serving up plenty of fun (and some nostalgia for the arcade games of yore), this unit is the perfect addition to any sports-centric space at home. Thanks to this bad boy, they’ll be splitting their free time between the arcade screen and the TV screen for all their sports needs.

Buy Now on Target:

Price: $700

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Best for Boxing Fans

Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Special Edition Foundation Pen

Sure, we’ve all wanted a left hook like Ali, but Montblanc is more focused on the right—or in this case, write. The famed purveyor of writing instruments offers a pen worthy of the GOAT, with etchings and homages to the boxer’s great career covering everything from the item’s case to the cone. This pen lets your sports fanatic’s prose float like a butterfly across the page—though, we can’t control if their words sting like a bee.

Buy Now on Montblanc: $1,215

Best for Tequila Drinkers

Cincoro Blanco Tequila

If it’s good enough for His Airness, it’s good enough for your favorite sports fan. This tequila, from a brand that’s owned by none other than Michael Jordan, is a smooth 100 percent Webber blue agave sipper filled with a light citrus flavor. And with a luxe bottle designed in collaboration with Nike’s VP of innovation special projects, it’s definitely a slam dunk.

Buy Now on Drizly: $68

Best for Style Icons

Prada Logo Basketball With Harness Carrier

Prada knows how to design fashionable accessories, but this one might feel a little more at home on the court than on the runway. Though this piece is supposed to be a collector’s item, that doesn’t stop it from looking chic while on display at a baller’s abode. Think of it as Wilson’s luxe, older cousin that just so happens to come with a sleek harness—in the brand’s signature nylon, because what else would you expect?—to match.

Buy Now Now on Bergdorf Goodman: $925

Best for Relaxing

Theragun Elite

Picture this: They’ve just come back from a rough pickup game or an intense workout. Tired, sore, and perhaps a little cranky, all they’re looking for is some relief. Enter the Theragun, the ultra-quiet massage tool that reaches deep into the muscles to save them from suffering. With five different attachments, this tool is ready to help them through any muscular crisis, banishing that sore feeling forevermore—until the next workout, that is.

Buy Now on Therabody: $399

Best for Hockey Fans

Fanatics New York Rangers Four-Pack Beer Flight Glass Set

Sports fans are the ultimate ride or dies—and those kinds of people want to show off their team any way they can. That includes using a nifty beer flight set, something that helps them show off their team spirit with pride, no matter what beverages the glasses hold. And if your hockey star isn’t a Rangers fan, don’t worry, because there’s a whole selection of NHL banners to chose from.

Buy Now on fanatics: $45

Best for Soccer Lovers

Adidas UEFA Champions League 23/24 Group Stage Pro Official Match Ball

Soccer—or football, if you play on the other side of the pond—has plenty of star power in its midst. Perhaps that’s the inspiration for the official pro ball of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, adorned with colorful swirling stars. Soon, your sports fan will be kicking it around the pitch like Mbappé—or at least their best to.

Buy Now on Dick's $170

Best for On-the-Go Golfers

Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian Travel Cover

Golfing on the go, a.k.a. lugging your golf bag around, can be a chore. Make life better for your golf pro with this travel cover, made to protect their clubs with its dense foam padding. And the attached wheels will take the bag from the airport to the hotel and back again with ease, ensuring their focus stays on their tee-off time and the game ahead, instead of pesky travel woes.

Buy Now on PGA Tours SUperstore: $340

Best for Bikers

Thousand Heritage 2.0 Helmet

Whether they’re biking, skateboarding, or anything in between, they deserve to have stylish headwear. And Thousand certainly delivers, serving up retro-inspired headwear that’s equally focused on comfort, ventilation, and safety. This is a PSA that helmets can be cool, so please wear them!

Buy Now on REI: $99

Best for Golfers

Pins & Aces LiquorStick 2.0

Forget waiting until the club to have a tipple or two. This unique gadget, known as the LiquorStick, lets golfers sip their spirit on the fairway via its automatic drink dispenser. Fitting snuggly in any bag, it’s perfect way to past the time while they’re waiting for that struggling member of their foursome to get their ball out of the rough. Trust us, they know exactly who we’re talking about.

Buy Now on Pins & ACes: $100

Best for Travis Kelce Fans

KidSuper 1989 Bedroom Painting Denim Jacket

Oh, Travis Kelce. The man has been dominating headlines as of late, but—as any football fan would know—he has been crushing it on the field for years now. And he has been doing pretty well out of the stadium as well, donning cool fits, including this white-and-blue denim jacket from KidSuper that can leave anyone green with envy. By gifting your football fanatic this fresh topper, they, too, can be the talk of the town.

Buy Now on luisaviaroma: $295

Buy Now on Farfetch: $485

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