Gift Ideas for Your Athlete

This is a great time of year to give the gift of sports. From the crusty old die-hard to the young whipper snapper, there’s something out there for everybody.

Lets start with the senior set. You probably know their favorite sport or team so finding something with a logo is simple. Wanna really turn their head? Give them some tickets to see their team in action or find an autographed item from their favorite player.

Do they play golf, tennis, bowling or racquetball? Do they like to fish, hunt or ride bikes? Are they a runner, surfer of just like to work out and stay fit? Find out what they like and hook them up with something new that will invigorate their passion. Maybe they would like a new fishing rod, a new pair of bowling shoes, or maybe a case of golf balls. Get the hunter in your family some new camouflage. The tennis player might like a new racquet or bag.

Ask questions and many of their answers will lead you to the perfect gift.

Now for the little ones!

The options are almost endless for the young athlete in your family. Get them some new gear to help them excel at their sport. You have to buy them new shoes or cleats at some point, so why not do it now around the holidays? You can find the gear you need around town or sometimes cheaper online.

If your athlete plays a spring sport, they may be training now. Get them hitting or pitching lessons for baseball or softball. Sign them up for a holiday or summer soccer camp. Get them some indoor tennis lessons. Have them join a new league to find a new sport. Swim lessons are great this time of year.

The kids always seem to need new gear. New gloves, bats, balls, pads, helmets, sticks for lacrosse or field hockey, elbow, knee or shin guards. Get them a new bag for their gear. Have you seen all the great training equipment on the market today? Give them a gym membership if they are old enough. The little ones love sports-themed clothes or maybe a poster of their favorite player.

If you want to stay under budget and not pay full retail, keep in mind there are several places here in Hampton Roads that offers second-hand sports equipment. You can find value last-minute tickets to professional sporting event online.

I hope some of these ideas are helpful and that your sports fan gets what they want this holiday season.