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Gifts for the ultimate fan

Karen Hawthorne is a health and lifestyle writer and producer in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in print and online for publications including Glow, Homemakers, and theNational Post.

Sports fanatic gift guide

Boost your sports fanatic's team spirit and love of the game. Whether she's relaxing on the sidelines or getting in on the action, these gifts will score some major points.

Sports fanatic gift guide

Team tickets

Whether its to the upcoming, epic rivalry game or to the entire season of you BFF's favorite team--consider purchasing some tickets for that special person. Buy an extra for yourself and tag along! This is the perfect opportunity to have a great time and bond with the sports fanatic in your life! (Ticketmaster, prices vary)

Silicone case for iPhone 4

Silicone case for iPhone 4

The fanatic in your life is likely to broadcast their love for their team every chance they get. Why not let them represent their team every time they use their phone? Skinit allows you to customize any case by team and your choice of design! (, prices vary)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Adidas miCoach Pacer

If she's in training for her next 10K or to kick your butt on the squash court, a runner's success is all in the pacing. Adidas' miCoach Pacer offers an interactive training program that works with her mp3 player to give her feedback while she's running. The lightweight device will let her know when she needs to push it and when she needs to ease up, so she's always within her target heart rate zone. It's a high-tech coach at her fingertips! (Adidas, $170)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Personal padded stadium seat

Luxury seating doesn't have to be right behind home plate. This Personalized Padded Stadium Seat will keep her comfy and cozy at her next sporting event, concert or picnic — no matter who's winning (or wolfing down the last of the apple turnovers). This easy-to-carry seat with adjustable shoulder strap can be used as a cushion or flipped open into a padded seat. It's reversible with a personalized pocket to be used in the front or back. Add in her one-line embroidered personalization in a varsity font. She can stash her goodies in the large zippered pocket. How much better could it get?! (Personalization Mall, $50)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Nike+ SportBand

Some runners swear by their GPS, but the Nike+ system is simple and more affordable. The system provides feedback while she runs, and Nike has introduced the SportBand as an alternative for runners who run without music or who use a player other than an iPod nano. The SportBand is water-resistant and available in multiple colors (aesthetics count, of course). It comes with the wristband and a sensor that fits into Nike+-ready shoes or holders that attach to the laces of her favorite shoe. She can plug it into her computer and upload her data to to track her runs and connect her with group challenges. (Nike, $80)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Kinect for XBox 360

For the times when she wants to go from armchair coach to Zumba queen, get this gift under the tree. The Kinect for XBox 360 ($150) takes fitness gaming to a new level. She'll want to get off the couch for this one — in fact, she won't have a choice. The Kinect utilizes the technology to make her body the controller for every game. So if she wants her on-screen avatar to jump, then she'll have to jump too. Games such as Zumba and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved will get those feel-good endorphins pumping in no time — and who doesn't like to see their gal happy? (Best Buy, $150)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Authentic stadium seat necklace

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but you can really wow your sports fan chick with this Authentic Stadium Seat Necklace. Upcycling magnificence! These necklaces, created by designer Ward Wallau and handcrafted in Mexico, are made of material salvaged from the seats from famous ballparks — a subtle and unique way for female fans to show their team pride. Features include a sterling silver ball chain and the name of each stadium engraved on the back. Each item comes with a certificate of authenticity. Reality check — color and condition of wood will vary slightly due to years of wear. Don't miss the great selection of jewelry at your local Marshalls — a girl can never have too much bling. (Amazon, $110)

Sports fanatic gift guide

Sports Jerseys

It is, of course, your sports fanatic's pride and glory to represent their favorite team. And they can never have too many shirts, or jerseys! Try adding to their collection by getting that player's jersey their missing from the team collection, or a new creative shirt! The odds that they will love this gift is nearly 100% guaranteed!

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