Did you forget to get your father-in-law a Hanukkah gift? Still searching for the perfect Christmas present for your brother? For any sports fan in your life, these ten gift ideas are sure to be a hit.
And you know the saying “better to give than to receive”? Well, this phrase holds true for many of these gifts, as you can enjoy most of these gifts for yourself along with the recepient.
In no particular order, here are the holiday suggestions:
1. Bill Simmons’ Book of Basketball
The Sports Guy delivers a humorous, comprehensive look at basketball, and now the book is available in paperback so you can save a few bucks.
2. P90X Training Program
Seems a bit steep to pay over $100 for a training program when a winter gym membership might cost less. But the P90X workout is more than something you can find in a magazine. Everyone raves about how well the system works, so for anyone looking to counteract eggnog, this makes a great gift.
The only thing that should be holding anyone back from slapping a pro athlete on the wall is the $100 price tag, but there’s always some good deals, like the Jermaine O’Neal fathead from the Pacers at the bargain price of $30. Ironic and awesome.
4. NFL Apparel for Women
The new line of clothing by the NFL featured Rex Ryan’s wife as one of the models. Alyssa Milano also models this line. And the clothes will look great for the female football fan in your life.
5. Born to Run
This breakthrough book makes you think twice about lacing up your Nike’s while still providing incredible inspiration to hit the ground running. Even if this gift recepient doesn’t care for athletics all that much, this book will change their mind.
6. Ken Burns’ Baseball: The Tenth Inning
The latest installment in the epic series continues, covering the modern era. Of course, the whole 10-part series would make the ultimate gift, but consider this installment a budget item.
7. Iron Gym
Your son won’t make the majors with a scrawny back. This convenient workout bar gives you the resources to exercise at home efficiently.
8. Comfy Feet Slippers
Slippers are the ideal winter gift. Celtics slippers are the ideal New England winter gift.
9. Grant Hill’s Something All Our Own
At long last, the marriage of basketball and art. Grant Hill shows his creative side by compiling a book of African art. This gift works for Grant Hill lovers or for someone looking to add a conversational coffee table book.
10. Mars Made Pool Table
This last gift requires Carl Crawford money. These high-end pool tables will dent your wallets with the $30,000-$40,000 price tag, but they are completely customizable and the prototypes look ridiculously cool.