Gift Guide For The Sports Fan

By Elijah Bates
 Gift Guide For The Sports Fan

Photo Credit: Mitchell and Ness

The Sky’s The Limit (Over $100)

Yeah, his favorite NBA franchise is currently sitting out the season, but the sports fan can still show love for his team and look pretty stylish all the while. Thanks to the Mitchell & Ness, there’s vintage gear, like the Los Angeles Lakers Gold Final Score Zip Track Jacket ($149.95). The best part? Because it’s vintage, he can quickly scoff back at anyone who gives him guff for sporting a piece of NBA merchandise to a fancy New Years’ party.

The Happy Gilmore Hockey Jersey from Bonanza will give the wearer an instant in with the people of Massachusetts while also pleasing comedy fans, young and old. It’s an exact replica of the Boston Bruins throw-over Adam Sandler wore in the film. And for just $149, he can relive all his favorite moments from what is arguably the second greatest golf movie ever made.

 Gift Guide For The Sports Fan

Photo Credit: NFL

Outside of maybe a feminist sideline reporter or two, there isn’t a red-blooded American alive who wouldn’t want a football hand-signed by ol’ Broadway Joe. Check out the Wilson #12 Joe Namath Autographed NFL Authentic Football. Priced at $450, it’s a great gift to immortalize one of the NFL’s greatest players, while also avoiding being publicly hit on by the Hall of Famer during a national TV broadcast.

Lastly, regardless of where that sports fan’s particular tastes lie on the sporting spectrum, there’s one thing that every great event has in common: tailgating. The Sports Den from Instant Tailgate might not fit underneath the tree (fully inflated, at least), and it might seem a little pricey at $499. But it’s definitely the fastest way to becoming a beacon of pre-game greatness from sport to sport, stadium to stadium.

Los Angeles Lakers Gold Final Score Zip Track Jacket – Mitchell & Ness ($149.95)

Happy Gilmore Hockey Jersey – Bonanza ($149.00)

Wilson #12 Joe Namath Autographed NFL Authentic Football – Fanshop ($450.00)

Sports Den – Instant Tailgate ($499.00)

Check out other Holiday Gift Guides.

Elijah Bates leads the creative department at CitizenGlobal, a social media company in Venice Beach. When he’s not working there, or contributing writing to CBS Local, you’ll find him surfing the California coast, where he evades stingrays like trips to the dentist.


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