Enough socks! Give your sports fan what they really want
A gift guide for the sports-obsessed individual in your life
Bobby Danger Jones
The holidays are an awesome time of year to be a sports fan in North America. The NHL and the NBA seasons are well underway and the NFL regular season is coming down to the wire. Since you can’t buy your sport-obsessed gift recipient a “W” in the win column, at least give the gift of sport this season. Here are some ideas that are available onine for the not-so-sport-savvy as well as the financially strapped MRU student.
$100 and over
Having a customized jersey will be a cherished addition to any fan’s collection but can also be a bit pricey, depending on the sport. A basketball jersey could be as affordable as $120, but for an authentic baseball or hockey jersey you’ll be spending over $200.
$50 – $100
Perfect for tailgating or snacking during the big game. These helmets are licensed by the NFL and feature a sizable top container and two compartment plastic tray within the facemask. A great choice for gridiron obsessed fans. Surprisingly, you can get these gems for $50 at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
The patented “Stadium Chair” can fit virtually on any type of bleacher—old, new, aluminum or wood—and prevents the sports enthusiast from freezing their butt off… literally. There are also detachable legs available for those long summer nights at the ball diamond. Available at Walmart.com for $39.99
Personalized Sports History Book
Let your favorite fan have a tangible collection of their team’s history and get their name engraved on the cover. Through various New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angles Times pages, the obsessed fan can now have a personalized conversation piece and keepsake. This could be a gift you could give for only $69.95 from simplypersonalized.com
Custom Newspaper Page
An affordable gift and an awesome way to transform your favorite sports fan into a star. Let the biggest fan live the glory of making the front-page of the sports section by signing a major contract or scoring the winning goal for their favorite team. Customizable for any of the major sports, you can also order it framed (for an additional charge) from www.simplypersonalized.com/sports-gifts
80 oz. Beer and Mixed Drink Dispenser
Nothing is more annoying to a sports fan then running to the fridge in the middle of the big game. An affordable solution to warm beers and frequent trips to the kitchen is this beer dispenser that keeps 80oz of your favorite brew or drink ice cold and at your convenience. Starting at $29.95 on eBay.