Great gifts for your sports mad friends and relatives

Knowing what to get family and friends for Christmas is always a bit of a challenge. When you’re buying so many presents at once it can be easy to get lost in the woods and simply buy everyone a similar, generic gift. But it’s always great to do your best to cater to your loved ones’ passions – and, doesn’t every family have at least someone who’s sports mad?

Once you’ve identified that sports mad person, you don’t need to know much more than which sport it is they’re passionate about to get them a great gift. Though it would be extra special if you do know the exact baseball card they’ve been hunting for since the nineties, even if you get the details wrong, they will still really appreciate your observation of their passion and decision to contribute. So, if you want to indulge your sports mad loved one, what are some great gift ideas?

  1. Memberships and vouchers

This is probably the simplest way to get a sports amd loved one a great gift. ther e might be a loca club they’ve been dying to join that you could get them a year-long membership to, or there might be a  museum dedicated to their favourite sport that you could buy them a voucher for. For sports-mad people, interacting with their chosen sport and its history can be so exciting and meaningful, so providing them  with an opportunity to do that is an amazing gift.

  1. Memorabilia

 For any real sports fan, memorabilia of their favourite sports or players can be a realy magical gift. Memorabilia takes on a special significance when a sport and its history have become a part of your self identity, so contributing to their passion is a really thoughtful gift. Maybe they already have their own set of baseball cars or a football sticker book, but why not add to their collection? You can buy signed posters, signs balls, and even signed tennis rackets if you look  hard enough and you might just make someone’s year!

  1. Season tickets

Though a season ticket can be an investment financially, it will make a truly awesome present for a sports mad loved one who can now spend every weekend cheering on their favourite team. This will give them a great opportunity to get close to the team they admire so much and feel truly involved. Who knows, maybe they’ll take you with them once in a while?

A sports mad loved one is a blessing when it comes to buying gifts – finally, someone who you know you can buy something they’ll like! Hopefully, these three ideas will help you on your way to making their christmas.



Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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