If there's a guy in your life who really loves sports, then they probably have a whole slew of interests that stem from that passion (think: tailgating, fantasy leagues, hitting the batting cages). And if you're on the lookout for brilliant gifts for sports fans, there are plenty of great options out there. Whether they’re all about a tailgating or are always up for a quick round of flag football in the park with their buddies, you’ll have no problem finding them the perfect present.
No matter what their hobby is, there are some incredible gifts out there that will have them thinking, "so, can you read my mind or what?" From portable grills to electric coolers for tailgating, backyard games like KanJam to make your next BBQ a little more raucous, and putting greens or swinging trainers for competitive players. And if they aren’t into playing sports but really love showing off their team pride, you can always gift them a great display for their favorite team’s jersey.
Whatever kind of sports-lover the guy you're shopping for is, a gift that shows them you know their hobbies and passions will be sure to be a home run, touchdown, slam dunk, or goaaaaaaaaaal.
1. A Clear Bag For Strict Stadiums
NFL stadiums are notoriously strict when it comes to bringing in outside bags, but this clear tote should make getting through security a breeze. It aligns with their bag specifications, and it's big enough to fit game time necessities like a wallet, camera, snacks, and tissues (if his team loses). Bonus: it's waterproof, so it won't get ruined in the rain or snow. It'll be great for concerts, too.
2. A Fun Game Perfect For Any Outdoor Party
Whether you’re at a tailgate, spending the day at the beach, or hosting a BBQ, KanJam is the best way to guarantee everyone has a good time. This frisbee game with easy set-up is perfect for all ages — score points by getting the frisbee into the provided cans. Reviewers love it because it's similar to cornhole, but more convenient for storage and travel.
3. A Putting Green They Can Play Inside
If you know a guy who wants to be the next Tiger Woods, give them their own putting green so they can practice wherever they want — it's three feet wide and nine feet long, so it'll fit perfectly in their game room or living room. The high-quality putting surface has three holes and built-in sand trap cutouts that catch any missed shots. Let them hone their putting skills without having to hit the green during a rainstorm.
4. The Flag Football Game For Up To Ten Players
Do you know a dude who has a huge group of friends and loves to get competitive? This flag football set allows the guy in your life to grab all of his friends and set up a game anytime. Designed to field two teams of five players, this game is perfect for those summer days in the park. Each ball has plays written on it so even the most inexperienced player can pretend they're in the NFL.
5. A Sports Rack To Keep Equipment Organized
Clean up clutter and keep all the sports equipment organized with this sports rack. The sturdy shelves hold balls, helmets, or shoes, and the coat rack is great for hats or jerseys. The large adjustable hooks can keep baseball bats or lacrosse sticks secure., and they're made from steel. This is perfect for any guy who loves to dabble in several different sports.
6. A Jersey Display That's Easy To Install
Instead of spending a ton of money getting a jersey framed, make it cheaper and easier to do with a jersey hanger. The hanger features a pivot joint system that adjusts to exactly how you want to hang it — whether it's a sleeveless basketball jersey or a heavier hockey jersey, you'll see the jersey, not what's displaying it. The best part about it? You don’t need any tools to show off your team pride, this product only needs one push nail (included) to install.
7. A Swing Trainer To Improve Batting
The SKLZ Hit-A-Way Swing Trainer is like having your very own MLB hitting coach in your own backyard. It'll help improve batting, develop swing mechanics, and simulate real pitches. Simply attach it to a tree or pole and start practicing. The guy you gift it to will be in Florida for baseball's spring training before you know it.
8. A Beer Chiller For Instantly Cold Beer
Never deal with warm beer again at a tailgate again. These in-bottle beer chillers fit most standard long neck beer bottles to keep them frosty as long as it takes you to finish it. Freeze the chiller, pop it into your beer, and drink right out of the top of it. It’s great for those times you have room temperature beer at home, too.
9. A Portable Grill That Amps Up Their Tailgating Experience
Make your spot at the tailgate the one everyone wants to be at by gifting the grill master a portable propane grill. It features a swaptop cooktop for more food options, and it has an instastart ignition — no matches needed. It’s easily transportable because it has a collapsible stand with wheels that folds up, and reviewers love that it's easy to use and even easier to clean.
10. An Air Hockey Table To Take Them Back To Their Childhood
Air hockey tables just scream nostalgia, so this electric powered air hockey table should transport any millennial or Gen X’er back to their childhood. This one is a tabletop version, which makes it super portable and easy to store, and it comes with two pucks and two pushers so you can get to playing right away.
11. An Easy To Transport Cooler That Keeps Drinks Cold For Your Tailgate
No one wants to drink a warm beer or soda, especially when it’s hot outside. Enter: the Cooluli Mini Fridge. It’s a durable electric cooler that is made with a thermoelectric system that has USB capabilities, so you can plug it in anywhere. This makes it the ultimate tailgating cooler, as it’s extremely easy to transport in the car.
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