5 Holiday gift ideas for the sports nut dad
If your dad, husband or any other guy in your life is a diehard sports fan, give him a gift that reflects his favorite team, player or sport. Check out these fun holiday gift ideas for the sports nut.
Personalized Sports New York Times Book
Any sports fan will treasure this keepsake book for. The personalized book features 60 to 100 headline news articles from The New York Times featuring significant moments in your chosen team's history. You simply pick the team and then the articles are reprinted and bound into a hardcover book, which can be embossed with your dad's name and a special message. The Personalized Sports New York Times Book is available at Red Envelope for $64.95.
Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
For many men, beer and sports go hand in hand. If your dad (or husband) loves to drink a beer or two while watching the game, give him a gift that he'll enjoy all year long. With the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, your dad will receive twelve (12 ounce) bottles of beer every single month. Your dad will love to try these hard-to-find microbrews. If a full year's subscription is too much for you, you can purchase other memberships for as little as two months. The Original Microbrewed Beer Club starts at $22.95 per month plus shipping and handling at GourmetMonthlyClubs.com.
Baseball Desktop Cornhole
Dad can enjoy a game of baseball even at his office. It's perfect for when he's stuck on a long conference call or just needs a little afternoon break. He can get a single, double, triple or a homerun by throwing the bean bags into the hole on the board. The Baseball Desktop Cornhole is priced under $20 at Amazon.com.
When the Game was Ours
If your dad is a basketball fan, he'll love the book When the Game was Ours. This book is by two of the biggest legends in the game -- Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson (with Jackie MacMullan). Basketball fans get an inside look at the inner workings of the sports, the rivalry between the two players, and their triumphs and challenges on and off the court. This gift is available at Amazon.com with a list price of $26.00.
You can't go wrong with a pair of tickets for your dad to watch his favorite team play. Check Ticketmaster.com or the team's official website to find the perfect pair. If you're lucky, maybe he'll take you with him! Game tickets vary in price from under $10 to well into the hundreds, depending on the particular game and location of the seats. Of course, playoff tickets can run into the thousands for the best seats.