The fan base for mainstream sports such as baseball and football are huge. But there is also a big following for hockey, tennis, soccer and golf.
Here are some gift ideas for the fanatics who prefer the less-mainstream sports.
For hockey fans
A personalized Hockey Skate Stocking will help hockey fans decorate for the holidays. Whether you’re a player or huge fan of the game, a personalized hockey skate stocking will steer Santa in the right direction ($26.35). Fill that stocking with a personalized photo hockey puck ($12.95), ornament ($9.95) or mini hockey stick ($16.95), all from personalizationmall.com.
The tennis lover
For a gift that will make the tennis fan in your life feel like a Wimbledon champion, t ennisexpress.com is the “net to ace” for all things tennis. A room will pop with a shadowbox plaque of current or past favorite players that contains an 8"x10” photograph, autographed tennis ball and plaque. Planning on attending a tennis event in person? The Wilson Jumbo Tennis Ball is a must-have. The basketball-sized tennis ball with real felt is great for autographs and display. A common sight at court-side events, all ages will enjoy these.
The soccer fanatic
Every soccer fan must have a jersey from his favorite team. Get these online at EPLTALK.com/shop for $69. How about a foosball/soccer table ($34.99), a Manchester United 3D Stadium Puzzle ($32.99), or your favorite team’s blanket or throw? These and more can be found at worldsoccershop.com .
Gifts for golfers
Most golfers have everything, but here are some unique ideas for the golfer who thinks he has it all. The Kooler Klub drink dispenser fits in most golf bags and looks like a regular club. This 48-ounce unit includes a long-handled bottle brush and can be purchased from amazon.com for $45.39. Having trouble judging distance to the green? The Garmin Approach S1 GPS Watch ($250 from amazon.com ) will immediately tell you how many yards you are from the next hole. Needing a new golf bag? The Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag is the ultimate bag for any golfer and at $145 is very reasonably priced ( theworldofgolf.com ).