College and professional sports play a huge part in many people’s lives, and you probably know at least one fan who is absolutely obsessed with a team. Maybe the fan you know went to a particular college and still follows the team, or just lived in a city where sports are a big deal. Whatever the reasons, there are tons of gifts for the sports fan that will help them celebrate their love for the team.
Team Flags: Raising a flag is the perfect way for the team-obsessed sports fan to show everyone around where his allegiance lies. Get your friend a team flag to hang outside his home on game days, or just hang on the wall inside to decorate the TV room. Another perfect gift is a car flag, which attaches to the car’s window and lets the fan show team pride wherever he goes. They’re a perfect decoration for a tailgate party, too.
Team Jerseys: Official team jerseys let a fan feel like part of the team, so find out who the fan’s favorite player is and get that player’s jersey. Make sure to choose someone who is likely to stay with the team for a few years so the jersey remains relevant. Another idea is to get a customized jersey with the fan’s name on it instead of the player’s, plus a number on the jersey with a special significance.
Team Watches: If you’re looking for something that has a function beyond highlighting the team and players, a watch may be the right gift. There are tons of fancy watches that prominently feature the team logo, making it easy for a fan to show off his allegiance wherever he goes. Designs often even incorporate the team’s colors into the face of the watch so the fan will never be caught out without them.
Autographed Memorabilia: A true sports fan will go crazy over anything signed by his favorite player, so do your research to figure out what he would like best. A signed ball is always a great idea, especially if you can manage to get a game ball. Other options include jerseys and framed photos. If you get the memorabilia while the player is still relatively early in his career, it may even increase in value over the years.
Tickets: Unless the fan already has season tickets, you can always get a pair of tickets to one of the big games of the season. The excitement of seeing the team play live and cheering right along with thousands of other fans is so much better than watching a game on television!
Wall Art: Sports fans often love to hang wall art at their home or office to remind them of their favorite aspects of the team or players. You may get a panoramic photo of the stadium during a big game, framed photos of some of the top players, or a large vinyl decal of the team’s logo. Another idea may be to take the fan to meet his favorite player and get a photo with him, then frame it as a keepsake.
Dedicated sports fans are always looking for ways to celebrate their favorite teams, and the perfect gift can do that. If you know someone who turns down invitations to hang out because there’s a big game on, wears team colors on game day, and knows the stats for every player on the team, any of these gifts will probably be met with excitement. Start shopping now so you’re ready when a special occasion rolls around!
Holly is an Indianapolis native with a passion for writing. In her spare time, she blogs on behalf of Sears and other brands she enjoys.