The 25 Best Sports Holiday Gifts of 2012
It's that time of year when you need to find the perfect gift for the sports fan on your list.
If you're looking for the best sports gifts you can possibly buy, look no further. These are the 25 gifts you should be looking at.
From some of the gifts you think about every year to a few you probably didn't even know existed (I didn't until recently), these gifts will light up your holidays.
Honorable Mention: Just About Anything From Nike
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Nike is like an athlete's heaven.
It simply has everything you could possibly want and then some, making just about anything you could buy from the store a good gift.
Check out the Nike Store online here.
25. Sports Illustrated Subscription
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This is one of the best deals on this list. For just $39.00 (or 70 cents per issue) you can buy a one-year subscription to the best sports magazine out there, saving over $240.
Sports Illustrated is always one of the top gifts for sports fans, and it has everything you could want.
You can but this gift through Amazon.com here.
24. NFL Team Toasters
What's better than a nice toasted sandwich while you watch your favorite NFL team kick the crap out of its rival? When that bread has your team's logo on it.
Never settle for normal toast again.
You can buy these toasters on Amazon.com here.
23. Flag Football Set
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Franklin has a five-on-five flag football set that is perfect for younger kids or adults who aren't quite willing to play tackle.
For less than $23 you can buy a set that is sure to bring joy for years to come.
You can buy the set from SportsGifts.com here.
22. Sports Team Watches
For just $100 you can buy the only watch in the world that keeps you up to date with both the time and your favorite sports team.
This watch displays the next game for your favorite team, so you'll always know when you can see your guys in action.
You can buy this gift from SportsGifts.com here.
21. Fake Newspaper Page
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One of the cooler gifts from SportsGifts.com is a fake newspaper page. You can buy MVP pages, champion pages and more for many different sports for the aspiring pro athlete on your list.
You can buy these pages for just $24.95, and you can bet that your future athlete will frame it.
Buy this product here.
20. Fantasy Football Guidebook
If you have a fantasy football player on your list who just couldn't get it done this year, or a prospective player for the future, this book is a must-buy.
This can help you win a championship or be a great gag gift to rub it in your opponents' faces. I'm considering buying some of these and sending them to a few loveable losers in my leagues.
You can buy the guidebook from Amazon.com here.
19. Team Mugs
Just sit back, relax and watch your favorite team while drinking a beer with the team's logo on it.
Perfect for every sports fan who loves their team.
You can buy this product from SportsGifts.com here.
18. Hockey Locker Room Print
No season? No problem.
Give the hockey fan on your list something to remind them that it's only a matter of time until they get to see their favorite team in action again with this locker room print.
You can buy the print from SportsGifts.com here.
17. Sports Video Games
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Whether it's Madden 13, FIFA 13 or any other sports game, video games are always a great gift during the winter.
You can buy Madden 13 and the rest of the EA Games here.
16. Team Countdown Clock
Counting down the the start of the baseball season? Now you can know how much longer you have to wait down to the second.
These clocks have a personalized countdown to the first pitch with any team and are less than $70.
You can buy one of these awesome clocks from SportsGifts.com here.
15. Sponsor a Player Page
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This is another great gift that I didn't even know existed.
Sports-Reference.com allows fans to sponsor player pages with custom messages. While most popular athletes are taken or very expensive, if you have a fan with a favorite player that is off the beaten track this may be the perfect gift for you.
I'm thinking about buying a message for my friend who is obsessed with Ty Lawson for just $35.
You can buy player pages from Sports-Reference.com here.
14. Pitching Machine
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For the serious baseball player on your list, you can buy a pitching machine for just $139.95.
There are cheaper options, but to be the best you have to buy the best.
You can buy one of many pitching machines from SportsGifts.com here.
13. Team Snack Helmet
This is one of my favorite gifts on this list. For just $45 you can buy a helmet of your favorite team that has three separate compartments for different snacks.
Couple this with an NFL team mug that ranked No. 19 on this list and maybe a sandwich from the NFL toasters that ranked No. 24 and you have yourself the perfect gameday snacks.
You can buy this helmet from SportsGifts.com here.
12. Stadium Replicas
For anywhere from $45 to $84 you can buy a replica of some of the most famous stadiums in baseball history.
This gift is perfect for the die-hard fan of one of these teams.
You can buy these replicas from SportsGifts.com here.
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Fatheads have become a staple for true sports fans, and they really do make a room stand out.
There are all kinds of holiday discounts on these bad boys too, so you could even get two or three for the people on your list and still buy one for yourself.
You can buy these one-of-a-kind gifts from Fathead.com here.
10. Youth Baseball Set
This one makes the Top 10 on this list simply because it is such an amazing deal.
You can buy a youth bat, glove, ball and bag for just $44.25, and it's the perfect gift for the young baseball player in your life.
You can buy this special deal from SportsGifts.com here.
9. Team Tailgating Equipment
Do you have to buy a present for a serious tailgater? Look no further.
Whether it's something that they don't have or even just a replacement for the oldest part of their tailgating repertoire, they're bound to love it.
You can buy tailgating accessories for just about any team from SportsGifts.com here.
8. Golf Ball Finding Glasses
This gift is sick.
These glasses will help any golfer find his or her ball after they've hit it, saving hours of time when you add it all up.
For just $25.99 you can buy these glasses at SportsGifts.com here.
7. Team Jerseys
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Have someone on your list who needs a new jersey instead of just changing the one they have? Everybody does.
Jerseys are a staple around the holidays, and you can never go wrong with one. Even a LeBron James jersey from when he was on the Cleveland Cavaliers is worth it since it can be thrown on the fire.
You can buy team jerseys at FansEdge.com here.
6. College Tailgating Tent
Every college kid loves a good tailgate, and these tents help make any party better.
If there is a way to use it, you can bet a college student will figure it out.
You can buy these awesome tailgating tents on SportsGifts.com here.
5. DIRECTV Sports Packages
Every fan wants a one-year subscription to watch every game of their favorite sport.
If you're an out-of-town fan who misses your favorite team or just a crazy sports fanatic who wants to watch literally every single game, this gift is perfect for you.
You can buy these packages at Directv.com here.
4. Any Sports Collectible or Memorabilia
3. Stadium Seats
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This is a pretty cool gift for any sports fan.
I know a few people with authentic stadium seats, and they are always great ones to sit in while watching the game.
You can buy these awesome seats from AuthenticStadiumSeats.com here.
2. NASCAR Racing Experience
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I'm not even a big NASCAR fan, but there is no one in this world who doesn't want to race around the track at about 200 mph.
It's speeding, but it's legal. Tell me that isn't awesome.
You can get this once-on-a-lifetime experience from NASCARRacingExperience.com here.