Gift Ideas for the Sports Lover in Your Life

If you know someone who is passionate about sport and their birthday or a special occasion is coming up, then with this knowledge in mind, they should be easier to buy a gift for. You have plenty of different avenues to go down and can cater what you give them to their sport of choice. To give you some ideas, we have compiled a list that you can use as inspiration when pondering what gift to give them.


The Right Apparel

Every sport has different materials and styles of clothing that are premium. The items people wear to play sports can massively impact their game, so every sports fanatic wants to ensure they’re kitted out in apparel that will only enhance how they place. This is particularly important when it comes to footwear, as often our feet are a big part of how we play sport. If you’re getting blisters from your shoes, or they’re too tight and uncomfortable, then they are not fit for purpose. Let them put their best foot forward by getting them the right shoes for the job. For example, see volleyball shoes for men via the link.



Top-quality equipment is also something that serious sports players need to prioritise. If your gift receiver has complaints about an old racket, a scratched board (surf or skate), or anything in between, then treat them to a new piece of equipment. If the sport is a passion of theirs, then they will massively appreciate the thought that you put into this kind of gift. This will only further their love for their hobby, as they’ll be able to get the most out of it with fresh, functional equipment.


Tickets to A Pro Game

The anticipation, the atmosphere, the adoration… Any sports lover’s dream is to be able to watch the stars of the game in action. So, if the person you’re getting a gift doesn’t often get to see their favourite team or sport in ‘real life’, then this is the perfect way for you to give them a memory they’ll treasure for years to come. If you get two tickets, you can join them at the event – even if sports aren’t your thing you can still have a great time!


Sport Leisure Items
Ping pong is a great way to cool off, it’s a sport which many take seriously but also makes for a great living room or gaming room experience. Sports enthusiasts love this gift item
because it combines the excitement of playing a sport but also having fun with others. The best part about ping pong is that you can play indoors or outdoors without breaking a sweat!
There are also many accessoires that can be given as a gift such as ping pong balls, paddles and other items.


There are thousands of sports books released each year, so if your loved one is also an avid reader, then combine two things that they love into one gift. Think autobiographies of sporting legends, tips and tricks of the game, or even fictional stories relating to sports. It depends on what the person in question likes. What kind of books do they read already? Take inspiration from this.


Novelty Items


If all else fails, you can always get quirky, amusing novelty sports items. These are a cheaper, easy to find option. Consider sports-related items like mugs, keyrings, fridge magnets, hats, etc. See what little bits and bobs you can find to put a smile on their face!


What do you think? What gift would the sports lover in your life like the most?

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow