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Holiday gifts for the sports-nut

Whether they spend weekends on the couch watching sports on TV or can’t stay off the field themselves, give the sports nut in your life a gift that appeals to their passions. From sports tickets to sports gear, we have some cool holiday gift ideas for the sports fanatic in the family.

Sports tickets


Watching games on TV is fun but there’s nothing like actually watching them live and in person. Buy your dad a pair of front-row seats to watch his favorite team play, or consider a half- or full-season package of tickets. TicketMaster sells tickets to almost every sporting event, or you can buy direct from your local team’s website.

LeBron James Jersey


Buy your sports fan a jersey of their favorite player or team. You can splurge a little bit and purchase an authentic jersey, or save a few bucks and buy a replica. At FansEdge and FinishLine, you can find sports jerseys, hoodies, tees and other apparel and merchandise for most college and pro teams.

Sports equipment


If Dad doesn’t just love watching sports, but also loves playing, buy him some new equipment this holiday season. From golf clubs to skis, you’re sure to find the perfect sporty present for your active dad. Your local sporting goods store or pro shop are a great place to start shopping, but also look for online retailers — especially those that offer free shipping.

Dad reading a sports book

Sports books

For the avid reader who is also a sports nut, give him a sports book or two. From sports biographies to quiz books and instructional guides to sports fiction, you’re sure to find a sports book that your dad will love. If he’s not into reading, consider a sports DVD instead. Barnes & Noble offers a terrific selection of sports books and other media.

Sports caricature

Sports caricature

You can get a fully customized, personalized sports caricature (, $99 and up) and have it framed. You simply send or upload a photo and describe any details you want incorporated into the scene. The company offers digital, print and framing options with a signable mat and engraved plaque.

Man golfing

Round of golf

If your dad loves to golf and has all the equipment he needs, give him the gift of some time on the links. Call his favorite course and book him a tee time, or send him on a weekend getaway so he can try out a new course and also take some time to relax.

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