Whether their weekends are spent analyzing how their fantasy football team is performing or coaching a Little League team, sports are something that always bring people together.
Whether they're into all forms of athleticism or have a specific soft spot for golf, tennis, basketball or skiing, there's a wide world of gift-worthy items that'll suit their interests. From specialized gear that'll elevate technique to compelling reads highlighting groundbreaking moments and matches, these thoughtful presents are sure to be a home run with any sports lover who loves the thrill of the game.
Best gifts for Formula One fans
For the lucky fan who gets to watch a race in person rather than on TV, gift them with this seat cushion so they can sit in comfort. Reviewers love this branded cushion because it's "lightweight and easy to carry."
An autobiography that offers insight to how F1 cars are meticulously designed and engineered, this book — written by Adrian Newey, an engineer and chief technical officer for an F1 racing team — gives readers an inside look at his 35-year career in autosports.
For a subtle nod towards their favorite sport, gift them with this wall decor that is available in five different sizes, so it can either serve as a focal point or a hidden gem in a room.
For fans who are, or one day hope to be, part of the prestigious Paddock Club that grants you special access and privileges at F1 races, this ultra-soft sweatshirt helps show your passion on race day.
"Really great quality, and the designs are super fun and unique. I get compliments every time I wear it on race days," said one reviewer of this design.
Best gifts for tennis and pickleball fans
An intimate inside look into the career and life of Billie Jean King, gift this autobiography to the history buff who cannot seem to get enough of the news surrounding the U.S. Open or is curious to learn more about the sport. Whether they enjoy reading about women’s sports, overcoming groundbreaking barriers or what life was like in the 1950s and ‘60s, this is a “must read,” according to reviewers.
Celebrate Billie Jean King’s impact on the sport of tennis and 50 years of equal pay with a T-shirt from this year’s U.S. Open tournament that honors both through its design.
For the person who prefers to play pickleball on a court, give them these wooden paddles and a set of balls to truly perfect their sport. According to one reviewer, this set has “excellent value and superb comfort for beginners,” while another said that “this is a great starter pack for our family.”
Open the legs to create a standing method of storage, or fold them up to create a shopping basket-like method to carry and pick up stray tennis balls. With over 3,800 verified five-star ratings, Wilson proves yet again that they are a tried, true and trusted tennis brand. "I love the fact that it makes it so easy to pick up the balls instead of having to pick them up by hand," one reviewer said, adding, "It’s sturdy, it was easy to setup and we were ready for the day!"
Best gifts for basketball fans
Measuring in at just under 30 inches, this basketball can be used by both tweens, teens and adults alike. "It is a good basketball for basic skills," one reviewer said, adding that "the colors make it easy to find." Turn to this red-and-blue rubber ball when playing pickup in the driveway or bring it to practice when you want to stand out among the sea of orange.
For the beginner who is looking to get all their questions answered or the pro who needs a little refresher from time to time, this informative (and hilarious) read from author and journalist Shea Serrano has it all. From off-kilter player profiles to rules of the game and analysis on who's truly the best of the best, this book will keep basketball lovers occupied for hours.
For the fan who's always looking forward to the NBA season, gift them with a cap that can show their love for their team. This vintage-looking hat from the brand '47 is a "great fit" and "great quality" cap, according to reviewers.
Best gifts for soccer fans
Read the remarkable story on how Somali refugees and Maine locals unite over a shared love for the game of soccer in this novel. “Buy it, read it and buy more for your family and friends,” one reviewer raved, adding, “A great read for ALL ages. Teachers and parents can make it a read-aloud, middle schoolers and high schoolers will devour it. Enjoy!”
Read the story written by the GOAT herself, Megan Rapinoe. "This is very well-written," said one reviewer. "It is the story of a young white woman, a world-class athlete, bettering herself and those around her as much as she's able as soon as she understands what's needed."
Whether they’re a fan of a fictional team or one that plays IRL, this logo is recognizable to fans across the pond and here at home. Reviewers love tees from Homage because they’re “soft and comfortable.” What more could you want?
For the footie who always looks for opportunities to make it to the field and kick the ball around, gift them this Adidas soccer ball. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes to find the one that is perfect for their game.
Lionel Messi's reign grew when he made the international move to Miami. This bright pink tee shows off where your support stands, and it's with #10.
Best gifts for skiers and snowboarders
Remind them of the slopes they frequent with one glance at this durable phone case. Available in iPhone-compatible shapes and sizes, they'll be wishing they were skiing in fresh snow rather than cooped up inside.
Made from recycled skis, Dad can crack open a cold one with these bottle openers. Made for mounting in a man cave or elsewhere, he can make a game out of it by trying to catch the cap in an empty can that rests at a base at the bottom.
No, these aren't an optical illusion — the art on these glasses depicts skiers on a slanting slope. "These glasses are a perfect and unique gift for your ski loving friends," one reviewer said, adding, "They are wonderful conversation starters."
Best gifts for baseball fans
Sometimes we all need a little reminder to never give up, worded wonderfully by the late Babe Ruth. Gift this sign to someone who can hang this quote in their office or in an area where they know they’ll always need a little positive pep talk!
It's never too early to coach a young sports fan on the basics of America's favorite pastime. Teach them the alphabet with prompts like "R is for Babe Ruth" or "D is for Joe DiMaggio."
A gift that is sure to be a home run no matter their favorite scene from "The Sandlot," this poster will serve as a reminder to follow their heart despite any obstacles that land in their path.
For a subtle nod to one of the greatest baseball movies, gift them with this "The Sandlot"-themed snapback, featuring Hercules, the oh-so-scary mutt who hoards baseballs.
ICYMI: Shohei Ohtani has not only taken the baseball world by storm with his double threat talents as both a pitcher and a batter, but he also recently signed a record-breaking deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Show your love for Ohtani and his new team as we prepare to continue to watch the "Greatest Sho on Earth" this upcoming season.
If their goal is to visit all of the ballparks in the nation, gift them with this map that will help them track their progress and plan out which one to visit next. "This is a great way to track what fun is left to come," shared one reviewer.
Best gift for golf fans
A more budget-friendly pick for the golf fan in your life compared to a new set of clubs or a golf polo, this in-depth book from editors at Sports Illustrated discusses the history of the game, along with devotions and profiles on popular players from the past and present.
Upgrade them from the pennies and tees they normally use to mark their ball to this shark fin, sure to cause some laughs on an otherwise quiet course. This is a "big hit with the golf fans," said one reviewer who gifted this to her son.
Golf fans can sport a cap donning their alma mater's logo or turn to classic colors like blue, navy and black with these tried-and-true golfing caps.
Gift the golf lover in your life with this tumblr to take to the office and sport some hot chocolate or coffee on especially cold days out on the course. Dimpled with golf ball-like indents, this gift is sure to be a hole-in-one.
Best gifts for runners
For the avid runner, gift them a unique way to display their medals. While most frames used to display medals are shadow boxes that have lots of leftover space, their race medal will fit perfectly in this 9-by-7 inch wooden frame.
Perfect for race days, running around the block or just going on a walk, this slim fanny pack is adjustable, so it can be worn over-the-shoulder or simply sit comfortably at their waist. With enough room for keys, a phone and another basic item, this fanny will be their new favorite.
A coffee table book that will have one itching to lace up their running shoes and set a new personal record, it offers a rich history of the race that has taken over the New York City streets for the past 50 years. "It is really fun to see how the NYC marathon has evolved over the years,'' one reviewer said of this photo book that takes readers through different eras and time periods.
If they've earned quite the collection of both bibs and medals, give them something that'll help them show them off, thanks to this bibfolio and medal holder.
This wall decor can hold up to 24 medals and 100 bibs.
Best gifts for football fans
If they spend their Sundays in front of the TV rooting for their fantasy football roster, gift them this book to read in the offseason that will help them learn how their favorite league came to be.
If Dad is superstitious, he may want to add lighting this candle as part of his pre-game ritual. With teams such as the Rams, Bills, Steelers and many more up for grabs, may they be so lucky to secure a win thanks to this candle.
Help them relive their favorite sports moments with these "best of" coasters. Choose from either their alma mater or their favorite NFL team — as well as slate or leather coasters — for them to set their game day drink on.
Whether they love cheering on Taylor's boyfriend or have been a fan of the KC team since before she entered the chat, sporting this tote bag shows their support for the team nonetheless.
With 20 different teams to choose from, the bandana-like print is decorated with the team's logo and is made out of a quilted cotton material.
Best Gifts for NCAA Fans
For the Irish-obsessed, so much so that they can't be bothered during a game, gift them with this doormat that welcomes guests right in. "My whole neighborhood could read it from the street so my house is now always full on game day," said one reviewer. This door mat adds a touch of the gameday spirit without going overboard.
This dish towel is the perfect accessory to wear over their shoulder while cooking game day appetizers and snacks. With an embroidered border based off of each school's colors, it also features designs, buildings and traditions unique to each school and team.
With all of the major Big 10, SEC and ACC schools represented, this drinkware collection includes tumblers, bedazzled wine tumblers, water bottles and more.
The entire collection is $40 or less, making it an affordable option compared to other sports-related gifts.
Gift them a view of the stadium they frequent every Saturday with this layered wall art decor piece. From Alabama to Yale, each wooden piece encapsulates the stadium to a T. “I would recommend this to anyone who likes college football and has a favorite team they want to showcase,” said one reviewer.
For the southern gal who loves all things SEC, gift them this crew neck that showcases the mascots of each team, from the Florida Gators to Big Al from the University of Alabama. For the younger fans, this design also comes in a children's tee.
Unique gifts for sports fans
With 40 pages that can hold nine cards each, the collector in your life will have no excuses as to why their cards aren't organized.
If you know of someone who always leaves their all on the court or field (even if it means leaving with a couple of bruises or scratches), hook them up with these protective glasses. Use the provided clear lenses or add prescribed lenses to see more clearly. Reviewers love them because they are "fairly comfortable" and provide "nice visibility."
With over 280 images featuring athletes both on and off the field, court or mat, historic games, matches and events, recipients can relish in this history that will either have them reminiscent of a certain time period or in awe of what once was. "Even if you aren't a sports fan, or historian, or photographer, the power of these photos is incredible," one reviewer said.
If they tune into the Kelce brothers podcast each week, whether to gain perspective on the NFL from two players or to hear back-and-forth banter from the duo, they'll recognize this t-shirt's slogan which is derived from a bit from the show.
While others were wearing their winter coats, associate SEO editor Kamari Stewart was rocking the Rangers version of this hoodie at a recent hockey game, calling it a 10/10.
"I...got caught in the rain with it and my shirt underneath was still completely dry and I was so warm during the game (whereas other people were in coats)," she says. "It’s a great gift!!"
Splurge gifts for sports fans
If they're big into pickleball, gift them with a patterned paddle that will help them stand out on the court. With over 30 designs to choose from, they'll never want to put a pause on the game!
Add a pop of color to their running regime with a colorful pair of running shoes from Brooks. Best known for their cushion-y support and ability to help runners achieve soft landings while running, reviewers have described these shoes as "very lightweight, and extremely comfortable."
No need for an entire pickleball court when you can play in your backyard! With four wooden paddles, two balls, chalk and a four-way net, you can get a game going basically anywhere. Plus, storage is easy with the included carrying case.
Their toiletry bag just got an upgrade and an extra personalized touch with their favorite collegiate team.
This quarter zip from Peter Millar allows them to show support for their favorite team in a more professional setting, like the office! Available in polos, crew necks, vests and an entire roster of teams, there are plenty of options available for you to upgrade their wardrobe.
Instead of "Mahomes" or "Brady" on the back, customize a jersey with their last name or nickname on it. With every NFL team to choose from, it won't be hard to score a touchdown with this gift.
Available in 19 different colors and meant for a variety of elements and forecasts, these large goggles are made to guarantee your eyes are covered and protection. Gift these to the snow bunny who cannot wait to ski or snowboard!
Give them a piece of their favorite court with these Boston Garden cufflinks, which feature a piece of the floor from the home of the Boston Celtics. If they're not into wearing button-downs or blazers on the regular, it's also available in watch, necklace, pen and bottle opener form.