Are you stressing over what to get your die-hard sports fan?
Let the confusion begin! Actually, it’s not that bad. Even though there are a million (or close to it) ideas for gifts when it comes to serious sports fans, there is a simple method to the madness. Let us guide you with a few simple questions to figure out just what makes your athlete or sports fan unique and offer an equally unique gift idea!
The first question you should ask is: Does my sports fan (which you have challenged yourself to buy a gift for) actually participate in any sports? If the answer is yes, this group is the easiest to buy for since you have options galore because they like to emulate their sports heroes and reap the benefit of exercise at the same time. Perhaps they are a runner and could really use a new pair of running shoes (running shop gift cards are great for this), shorts, or lightweight, breathable running socks. Maybe they are a swimmer and could really use a new pair of goggles or training equipment. A biker might need new biking gloves to pad their hands or a new helmet.
The second question you should ask is: Does my sports enthusiast’s wardrobe already contain a few pieces of clothing, headwear etc., which depict their favorite team’s colors, name or logo? If the answer is yes, then your sports enthusiast is definitely more than partial to their team and would most likely enjoy any sports memorabilia such as a current jersey, hat, jacket or t-shirt depicting his or her favorite team’s logo, name and color. Anything your sports enthusiast can wear, especially if their team has recently won a World Series, NBA Championship etc., would be appropriate. Showing off their new team wear allows them to show pride for their favorite team, and heckle those whose teams do not win.
The third question you should ask is: Does most of my die-hard sports fan’s wardrobe consist of their favorite team’s color and or contain their team’s logo or name? If so, you definitely have a die-hard sports fan to buy for. Die-hard sports fans can be a little fickle, but are generally easy to buy for. Finding out what they already own before going shopping eliminates the risk of buying double, since they probably own a decent amount of sports-related clothing and memorabilia. Usually, if a new team design has come out and their team’s season has not started, you are safe to get almost anything with the new logo or color on it. By the beginning to mid-season, the die-hard sports fan has already coveted the new gear. However, when shopping for the die-hard sports fan, the sky is the limit. You can choose from:
- Collector plates
- Sports figurines
- NASCAR merchandise
- NFL collectibles
- NBA memorabilia
- and More
In a nutshell, buying a gift for a sports fan used to be a great challenge. But with more items produced each season for sports fans, the search for that perfect gift gets easier each and every year. By identifying the type of sports fan you are buying for and following the simple advice above, buying for a sports fan will be one of your easiest gifts to purchase.