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The 20 Best Gifts for Sports Fans

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Twenty20

It’s never “just a game” to the sports aficionado in your life. Between throwing out stats or plays in the midst of everyday conversations and cutting off society whenever a game is on, their life doesn’t have meaning unless there’s some form of a ball on the field.

 

After years of being gifted tickets and team shirts, it’s never quite enough to satisfy their obsession. This dream gift list for a sports fan takes all the thinking out of your shopping with something they can cherish beyond a single moment in time.

1. Wall Storage Box, $21

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Lakeside

Instead of rediscovering old ticket stubs crumbled up in a drawer months later, keep the collection together in this wall storage box that turns memories into an intricate collage.

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2. Kitboys Reconstructed Soccer Jersey, $30-$160

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Kitboys

This collection of rebranded and reconstructed jerseys showcases soccer teams from around the globe. Whether the final product is a mashup between two authentic kits or an original design, the periodic new drops every few weeks keep fútbol addicts on their toes. 

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3. Golf Club Drink Dispenser, $60

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Sharper Image

Golf automatically gets dubbed as boring unless you’re at Topgolf and boozed up to the max. To spice up a day on the green, add this “club” that fits in any bag. The faux driver doubles as an insulated drink dispenser that holds 48 ounces of any beverage, hot or cold. 

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4. Personalized Video Message, $5-$500

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Cameo

A meet and greet with sport’s most iconic figures might not be in the cards, but a personalized video shout out is just a click away. You can request a plethora of stars like NFL legend Doug Flutie or soccer megastar Darren Bent send video messages to a loved one that legit make it feel like the recipient is their friend. 

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5. Custom Air Pods Case, $20

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Etsy

Whether you etch a personal jersey number or a tribute to “24” into this leather AirPods case, the crisp detail on this little memento is small but mighty. Engrave a name on the top of the case to ward off anyone who wants it for themselves.

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6. Baseball Bottle Holder, $51

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Foster & Rye

For the baseball-loving, wine-o in your life, this specially crafted baseball player holds their favorite bottle.

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7. Vintage Sports Art, $75-$200

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Row One

Nowadays, something being vintage automatically gives it some added flair, and this vintage sports art is no different. Tickets from the biggest moments in sports are blown up into colorful art pieces that add life to any dull space.

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8. Life-Size Wall Decal, $25-$100

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Fathead

Hear us out. We know it might be a little off-putting to most to have a giant replica of Michael Jordan in your room, but a sports fan needs it for their altar. The reusable, high-graded vinyl sticker is so HD you can even see Jordan’s sweat.

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9. Hockey Puck Chillers, $15

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More Surprise

Ice cubes are so last year. Instead of diluting your cocktails with ice, these hockey puck chillers keep your drink extra cold without sacrificing any of the flavors. 

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10. Bottle Cap Map, $28

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Etsy

It’s as if it’s scientifically impossible to focus on football without a beer in hand. This map holds 63 bottle caps of America’s favorite game-day drink in a variety of colors to match your home team.

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11. Three-Piece Tailgate Kit, $80-$100

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Bed Bath & Beyond

As tailgating season dawns upon us, it’s critical to let the sports world know what side you land on. The set includes one table, two chairs and four cupholders, all of which are easily transportable. 

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12. Sporting Fan Socks, $20

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Stance Socks

Repping your team from head to toe is only possible by donning the loudest, most attention calling socks. In no other instance is it acceptable to have someone’s face on your feet.

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13. Ski Bottle Opener, $45

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Uncommon Goods

In an ode to winter sports, these ski bottle openers are cracking open brews to stick in your bottle cap map. You can feel good about your purchase, knowing it’s both handmade and recycled.

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14. NFL Denim Jacket, $65

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Sports Fan Island

This one goes out to all the leading ladies that are presumptuously left out of the “sports lover” conversation. Delicate patchwork and a bit of glitter dawn this denim jacket that’s an embodiment of football meet fashion.

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15. Lasercut Stadium Map, $125-$185

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The Grommet

We all know someone who casually slips in where they’re from every opportunity they get. If you put on for your city every day, you deserve this highly detailed 3D stadium art. The laser-etched birchwood includes not only the most celebrated sports arenas but the outlying city that surrounds them. 

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16. NBA TV, $60 a year

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Porch pirates aren’t a factor in this gift with the fastest shipping known to man. Access to exclusive interviews, never before seen angles and blacked-out games come together in what’s basically a headfirst dive into the NBA world. Prepare to be ignored while they’re immersed in their basketball bubble. 

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17. 'New York Times' Baseball Book, $72

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New York Times

Discover the glory days of every MLB team in a book that compiles all the greatest New York Times headlines. Every glory-filled moment is bound together in a book that hypes up a team even if they haven’t won a series. 

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18. Lighted End Table, $600

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Stadium Views

Although this little table costs some serious dough, the chances of it being donated to Goodwill after a few uses are slim. Original word artwork gleams through the tempered glass surface surrounded by LED lights that replicate a stadium’s actual lighting. They’ll be obsessed for years.

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19. Sports Mug, $25

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Uncommon Goods

Playing with our food might be what we’re all missing from our morning routine for an extra jolt of energy. We recommend the basketball mug where you can yell “Kobe” before swishing a piece of cereal through the hoop.

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20. Ballpark Blueprints, $60-$210

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Ballpark Blueprints

If they’re going to spend every free moment inside a stadium, they might as well get familiar with the architecture. These high-end blueprints give a look inside every detail of their heaven on earth. The designs are all original, crafted on museum-paper for a gift that’ll last throughout the years.

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