So you’re shopping for a sports nut—what should you buy? What if they already have an amazing baseball glove and the coolest hot pink bicycle helmet on the cul-de-sac? Well, here are some other ideas to consider for the child who lives and breathes for sports. (And you may want to throw an ice pack in their stocking).
Any kid who loves sports would enjoy this combo gift—is it a soccer or a hockey goal? It’s both! And with the soccer ball and hockey equipment that comes with it, this one is sure to entertain the most energetic athlete for a while on Christmas day.
Sporty kids might be more enticed to read a book about the rarest plays ever than Moby Dick, so wrap this up for Christmas morning, and and give that child the gift of knowledge—in sports terminology.
3. Cycling and skating elbow and knee pads and helmet
Kids play hard, and we love them for it. However, it might be easier on their parents’ anxiety levels (and medical bills) if they wore some protective gear—like these fun, bright green knee and elbow pads with matching helmet.
This American Ninja Warrior competition course kit contains two hop sacks, agility rings, competition jump ropes, birch wood bear crawl posts, and a giant ball of twine. Which basically means endless backyard (or basement) entertainment for your kids to jump, swing, and climb as they train to be the next American Ninja Warrior.
For those late Saturday nights or long winter days when they’re stuck inside, an air hockey table like this 48″ one from Franklin Sports would be a fun Christmas surprise. (Good luck wrapping it though!)
This one’s a gift for coaches and players! With these no-tie laces, coaches and refs won’t have to stop the game anymore for little Michael to tie his shoes during a basketball game. Throw these into your sports-loving kids’ stockings to make everyone’s life easier.
Sport-loving kids like to have it all around them, so room decor like this antique-style soccer wall art would be a fun addition to their sporty bedroom.
Whether they’re a baseball fan and bleed Cubbie blue, or prefer the NBA and root for the Warriors and Stephen Curry, you can find a bed set to match (and compliment that awesome wall art too).
Help your sports-loving kids channel their inner writer with this awesome journal about competition, defeat, and getting back up and trying again.
What kid wouldn’t love a Lebron James’s 2003 rookie card? No kid who loves sports, that’s for sure!
Baseball and softball players will love you for this gift. This Louisville Slugger pitching machine requires no batteries or electricity (yes, you read that right!), can be used inside or out, and pitches balls between 45-60 mph.
Kids who love sports tend to want to get better and stronger from an early age. So maybe Santa can bring them their first set of weights and help your child feel like their little muscles are enormous!
If you’ve got room in your basement or playroom, this 2-player arcade basketball game with an LED scoreboard is a guaranteed hit and will undoubtedly keep your kids out of your hair for a while (our at least until they get hungry).
Tuck your little sports nut in at night on their very own personalized pillow case. Maybe this gift will make bedtime easier? (It’s not a magic pillow, but one can hope.)
This college game day bean bag toss might take up a lot of room under the tree, but any sports-loving kid (and grownup!) would be thrilled to unwrap it. Your kids can bring this fun toy out next time their favorite team is playing and have a game of their own.
You really can’t go wrong with these items if you’re shopping for a sports nut. They probably already have like 11 footballs and a nice worn-in glove. But do they have a pitching machine and no-tie shoelaces?! Well, get to shopping then!
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