Sports paraphernalia like jerseys and signed balls are fine for holiday gifts — but you’re better than that.This year, get the sports-obsessed person on your list something they’ll actually use and thank you for.
We have the perfect gift ideas for the sports fans in your life.
So stop searching on eBay for a signed Manning jersey (you won’t find a real one anyways), and take a look at our list instead. You’re welcome.
Sometimes watching your favourite sport isn't enough. EA Sports has Madden NFL, NCAA Football, FIFA Soccer, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, NHL, NBA Live, and even more.
There's something for every game- and sports-lover here.
Price: Varies by game ($39.99-$79.99), see more details at the company website.
If your friend is constantly on ESPN and checking player stats, consider buying him or her an ESPN Insider membership.
It gives the sports fan access to insider-exclusive expert analysis, predictive tools, and much, much more.
This coffee table book is a collection of works by Tom Jenkins, an award-winning British sports photographer who has been making headlines since 1990.
Jenkins has taken incredible sports photos from Wimbledon, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the World Cup Finals.
Does your friend constantly check on his or her team? Is she always looking for her next big trade of the season?
You may want to buy your friend 'Fantasy Football For Smart People: How To Dominate Your Draft.' It's not just player rankings and projections, but actual draft strategies and advantages they can use.
Price: $8.99 for Kindle
Record the game with the Flip MinoHD Video Camera, and relive the action later.
The camera can hold 60 minutes of video, has digital zoom, and even a flip-out USB arm so your friend can upload video and share.
Price: From $179.99 and up
You can fry, grill, and griddle to your heart's content with this portable cooking station.
It can old 16 ounces of cooking oil and has a 452-square-inch cooking surface area so you can take care of everyone at the tailgate.
No, no -- don't get up. This awesome remote-controlled cooler will roll across the patio/rug/kitchen floor to give you another chilled beverage.
It can fit 12 cans or bottles with ice, plus a water-resistant insulated vinyl zippered lid so even when no one's thirsty, the drinks stay cold for hours.
If you're constantly being invited to your friend's place for Sunday game days, why not do you both a favour and upgrade their cable to a sports package?
Get more channels, more regional sports, and more coverage for you and your sports fan.
Price: Varies by cable provider
We can't all have box seats to watch our favourite team play, but the next best things is this padded seat.
It has large zippered pockets so it can hold everything you need, is reversible, and can be personalised with your name.
The Slingbox was thought up by sports lovers who were constantly travelling, making it impossible to watch recorded games.
Slingbox is great because you can control your home TV from anywhere and watch games from your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or literally any other connected device. Your friend will never miss a game thanks to you.
Price: Starts at $99.99
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