What To Get A Sports Guy For Christmas?
Christmas shopping isn’t always easy, but if you have a sports guy in your life whether it is a boyfriend, husband, son, nephew or just a friend I can make your shopping a bit easier this holiday.
Whether the guy in your life lives to play sports or is maybe getting older and is simply a sports fan now, I have the ultimate Christmas gift guide for sporty guys. You’ll find gifts for just about any type of sport as well as for training and working out.
Also, don’t miss the gift ideas for sports fans at the bottom of the page for some more great Christmas present ideas.
Christmas Gifts For Sporty Guys Including Boyfriends, Husbands, and Even Sons
A DIY Sports Gift Basket Makes An Extra Special Christmas Gift
Making you own athletic themed gift basket isn’t that difficult but it does show that you took quite a bit of time and effort on the present.
This type of present would be one of the best gifts for athletic boyfriends or husbands as it shows an interest in their hobbies and shows that you support them as well.
There are lots of different items that you can include in the basket as it all depends on what sport or activities that the man enjoys playing. The picture seen here gives you an idea of what you could do with your own homemade sports gift basket. (photo credit: Pinterest)
And of course instead of just using any old plain basket, I recommend that you use a good quality gym bag that doubles as part of the gift. The Under Armour Undeniable II Duffle Bag is a great choice for the basket part of the gift.
Some of the items I recommend to include in the gym bag essential gift basket are:
- Athletic socks
- Protein bars
- New athletic clothing outfit (see below for ideas)
- Baseball or golf hat
- Favorite Snack or Candy Items
- Icy Hot Patches
- Good quality water bottle
- Gift card to gym or sporting good store
Any of the above basket items would also make great stocking stuffers for sporty guys as well!
Dress Your Guy In Style With New Athletic Clothing and Accessories
Under Armour Men’s Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt
One of the top Christmas presents for sporty guys has to be some new athletic clothing and accessories. This is especially true for the guy who can be found working out or playing a sport just about every day. Of course he is going to always need some new duds.
This gift idea works for just about any guy as long as you know his size. If you don’t know the exact size he wears you can always play sneaky and find out or stick with accessories that are one size instead.
You don’t want to just buy any type of clothing though, but put some real thought into what he will actually wear and use. If he is the type of man that runs 4 times a week you are going to want to buy him some clothing that is comfortable for running, including base layers and outer layers for when it gets colder.
Here are some great clothing pieces and accessories that just about any sporty guy would love to get for Christmas this year.
Nike Mens Pro Cool Long Sleeve Training ShirtUnder Armour Men’s Raid ShortsUnder Armour Men’s Storm Armour Fleece Hoodie
All of the styles above are available in several different colors as well as sizes from small up to XXXL.
Action Cameras Are A Hit With Outdoor Active Guys
AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera
If your man is big into action adventure sports like skateboarding, BMX riding, bicycling, and snowboarding you’ll want to consider buying him an action camera so he can record all of his thrilling rides. These cameras are even great for guys who like to hike, climb, and even surf.
I recommend the AKASO EK7000 4K Sports Action Camera (seen here to the side) because it’s cheaper than the GoPro cameras but is still a great quality item that even has better reviews than the GoPros.
The camera comes with a wireless wrist remote control for easy use of controlling the camera during action.
It is also waterproof up to 100 feet under water so that means it can be used for most water sports such as surfing, water skiing and even snorkeling.
Another cool feature of this camera is that it is has built in WIFI and HDMI so you can instantly upload videos. It is a 4K ultra HD camera so the videos are of really good quality especially considering the price on the camera.
The camera makes a great gift because it can be used for other things besides just sports related activities. It can even be used on the vacations and trips you take together.
Since this camera doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars you can even afford to buy an action camera accessory kit to go with it as well. These bundles have different items for enhancing the camera including adjustable camera chest strap, head strap mount, selfie stick extension pole, floating handle grip adapter mount and more.
Bluetooth Earbuds Make Great Inexpensive Gifts For Athletic Guys
SENSO Bluetooth Headphones
If you are on a budget this holiday and you really can’t afford to spend a lot of money on gift I suggest Bluetooth earbuds for the sporty guy in your life.
Bluetooth earbuds can be used for all sorts of athletic activities such as running, bicycling, weightlifting, hiking, and other gym workouts. An added benefit is that they can also be used for other things from just listening to music or podcast as well as even connected to your phone.
You don’t have to pay $200 for a pair of Beats headphones to get a good quality wireless earbud. Instead check out the Senso Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.
These are highly rated earbuds and they truly cost a fraction of the price. They offer a secure and comfortable fit for sports as well as even have an IPX-7 waterproof rating for all that sweat dripping off during workouts.
The battery can last up to 8 hours and they even feature noise suppression technology, which allows connectivity to Bluetooth devices from up to 30 feet away.
This is one Christmas gift idea that looks like you spend a lot of money, even when you have a small budget to work with.
A Fitness Tracker Makes The Perfect Christmas Gift For A Sporty Boyfriend or Husband
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Tracker
The Fitbit Charge is more than just pedometer.
Although it does record the amount of steps taken it also has a continuous heart rate monitor, tracks calories burned, active minutes and floors climbed. It can also help a person stay on top of their workouts to better enhance the time they have for athletics as well as monitors sleep patterns as well.
This fitness tracker is perfect for runners as you can connect it to GPS and track your pace and distance in real time.
Best of all with the Fitbit Charge you can see text, calls, and email notifications right on the face of the tracker.
There are even interchangeable bands of all colors so he can change the look of it to match his clothing from work all the way to play time. There are even stainless steel and gold bands to dress the tracker watch up.
This fitness tracker is one of the great gifts for athletic guys who want to be able to improve on their fitness and simply track their activities. Plus, you can even set alarms and calendar alerts so he’ll never be late for a date again!
Indoor and Outdoor Sports Fun – Christmas Gift Ideas For Him
Of course just because you are are buying a sports loving guy a Christmas gift you don’t necessarily have to get him something that he will use during sports or workouts.
In fact there are several fun sports related gifts that allows him to have fun messing around or just playing for fun with friends. Recreation and leisure sports gifts are great for any man who still enjoys active hobbies outside of his serious training.
Here are a few Christmas gift ideas for fun sports related gifts instead of the more practical gifts listed above.
Winmau Blade 4 Bristle DartboardNFL Madden 18 Video GameSpikeball Combo Meal – As Seen On Shark Tank
These would even make nice add on gifts if you simply want to get your guy more than one thing for the holidays.
Keep Him Warm This Winter With Outdoor Accessories and Gear
If you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter months, think about buying the guy some winter accessories and gear to keep him warm.
This is an especially good gift idea for a man who still likes to exercise or train out in the elements or one that even enjoys the winter sports like snowboarding and skiing. Of course even the guy who simply needs a warm hat to walk into the gym during winter time will still benefit from this gift as well.
You can never have too many hats, gloves and other warm accessories especially if you are in the northern region where it gets quite cold in the winter months.
Balaclava Coolmax Hood and ScarfWaterproof Thinsulate Thermal GlovesThe North Face Bones Beanie Hat
These gifts are fairly inexpensive so you may even be able to afford more than one accessory item or you can pair them with a new outfit or other gear that relates to your guy’s favorite sport.
More Christmas Gift Ideas For Sporty Guys
If none of the gifts above interest you or maybe he already has the gift ideas above, here are a few more ideas that I would recommend for athletic guys as well.
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water BottleDuduma Polarized Designer Sports SunglassesBowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable DumbbellsNumber 1 Rated – Jump Rope For Fitness Training
Christmas Gifts For Sports Fans
If the man in your life is more into watching sports and cheering on his favorite team rather than actually going and playing anymore, there are still some great gift ideas to choose from.
The key to getting the best Christmas gift for a sports fan is to make sure you know what his favorite team is or at least his favorite sport. It could be a college team or it could be a professional sports team.
Tickets To A Sporting Event Make The Best Christmas Gifts
One of the best gifts for any sports fan would be tickets for their favorite team. This could be a professional team or even their favorite college team sport.
NFL Genuine Leather Trifold Wallet – All Teams Available
You can even make the tickets extra special and plan to attend a game away from where you live and make it a trip for the two of you or for him and a close friend.
A unique idea would be to put the tickets into a wallet like the one seen here to the side with their favorite team on it and then surprise him with the tickets inside.
If the guy you are buying a gift for is into a sport that doesn’t have tickets on sale since it is the off season right now you can always write him a note for an IOU and include it with one of the gift ideas below. This way he can still get his tickets when they go on sale but still gets a gift to open at Christmas time.
Here are some more Christmas gift ideas for sports fans.
NCAA ’47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat – Most Colleges AvailableNFL Lawn Chair with Carrying CaseNBA Team Men’s Fleece Hoodie
Of course any of the gift ideas above are awesome for Christmas but they also work great for birthdays and even anniversary presents.
As you can see there are a variety of great Christmas gifts for athletic and sporty guys.
No matter what sport your guy may be into from snowboarding to running or just weightlifting at the gym, you are sure to find that one of the above Christmas gift ideas for sporty guys will make him completely happy for the holidays. By buying an item that relates to his hobby or even profession it shows how much you really care and how actually put some extra thought into his gift.
The key to picking the best gift for your boyfriend, husband, son, or friend is to simply decide what gift would benefit him the most or what gift do you think would put a smile on his face on Christmas morning since you know him best.