Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a birthday, or other special occasion, if you have a sports nut in your life, there’s no bad time to give him a sports gift. Does he spend the week analyzing his team’s chances to win on Sunday? Is he obsessed with his fantasy team and how to make it better this season? Does he love going on long hikes and camping?
If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. We recommend unique sports gifts, including sports gadgets, gear and apparel, and ideas to elevate his man cave to new heights.
Gifts For Guys Who Love Sports
Personalized Sports Gifts
A personalized gift is a lovely way to show him just how much he means to you. It says that you’ve made the extra effort to not only choose a gift, but also that you selected one that is unique to him. The good news? Personalization is offered more now than ever, meaning you can customize any sports gifts for men.
Does he love spending any chance he has on the golf course? Customized golf gifts make a great option. Buy him a couple dozen of his favorite brand of golf balls and customize them with everything from his name to a special symbol or slogan. There won’t be any doubt about who’s golf ball he’s playing now. Not sure about his go-to golf ball? Golf towels are another great option. Choose one from his favorite golf course and have it embroidered with his name for a super cool gift he’ll love.
If he loves spending time in his sports-themed man cave, a personalized metal or wood sign makes a fantastic addition. Game day calls for his favorite brew, so elevate his beer game with customized pint glasses or a growler, and if you’re willing to go the extra mile, fill that growler with a local craft beer to get the celebrations started.
Does he love to reminisce on his glory days in high school, where the big game only grows more legendary with each telling of the story? Play to his nostalgic side with a personalized game ball commemorating a championship season. Or, for a more whimsical approach, select a customized trophy (think “Best Golfer In This House”) that he can show off to friends in his man cave and pretend that he was once a champion golfer of the year.
Game-Day Gear and Apparel
When it comes to the best sports gifts for men, you can’t go wrong with apparel and gear from his favorite team. Sure, he has a favorite, lucky sweatshirt that he wears every game day…and doesn’t wash it for luck, are we right? He doesn’t have to give it up, but he’ll appreciate a new hoodie or jacket that he can proudly wear on non-game days (just to be safe that he doesn’t jinx his team).
But for a truly special sports gift that he’ll love, get him a customized jersey with his name and favorite number embroidered on it. He’ll officially feel like part of the team, and the special memories created every time he wears it will be appreciated for many years to come. Still want to push the envelope? Official game-worn jerseys…yes, that have been worn in a game…offer an incredible opportunity to engage his fandom on a whole other level than few do.
Combine his love for sports and technology with a sports gadget that he can use for both fun and practical purposes. Golfers and hunters rely on GPS and rangefinders to calculate the distance to their target. These measuring devices run the gamut of price points, so you can find one to fit his needs and your budget.
Speaking of gifts for golf lovers, does he complain that he can’t practice like he wants during long, cold winters? Personal launch monitors allow him to practice inside all year round and can measure everything from ball speed and distance to launch angle and spin. If you have a yard, a golf net will encourage him to practice drills that will enhance his game, allowing him to launch golf balls into flight well past the setting of the sun. His dream of making the Champions Tour may not be dead.
Everyone is wearing a sports watch or fitness tracker these days except him. Well, you can remedy that situation by choosing the newest fitness tracker or sports watch for him, including golf watches that he can wear during a round to keep track of his score and stats, as well as calculate the distance to the hole and other hazards along the way.
After a round of golf, a vigorous hike, or Saturday morning hoops with the guys, he will need to take care of those sore and fatigued muscles. Massage guns now come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and price points. This is one gift you can have no doubt he’ll appreciate, and who knows, if you’re lucky, it may just be a gift for you, as well.
Man Cave Décor
Here, the possibilities are nearly endless…just don’t buy him something from the rival team! Customization is a brilliant idea for man cave gifts, as the more personal we can make his space, the more comfortable he’ll feel.
A customized bar sign or whiskey barrel makes an excellent centerpiece for his man cave. Make sure he’s serving up drinks in style with personalized barware, from team-themed pint glasses to whiskey decanter sets and even a home bar cart where he can play bartender when his friends come over for the game.
We know how difficult it can be to get him to use a coaster, right? Well, he’ll be more inclined to use them in his man cave if they’re a personalized coaster set made of slate or another rugged material. Pair that with a nice, heavy-duty ashtray for cigar smoking, and he’ll be enjoying his man cave in style and class.
If there’s still room on the walls, sports prints, and wall art can help tie everything together. Does he have a bucket-list golf course he’s played? An art print of the course will look phenomenal hanging on the wall, reminding him of the round and letting him dream of the next round.