When your kid loves sports, well, sports = life. I know this struggle well. I’m constantly trying to up my game (see what I did there?) to keep my sports kid happy during the holidays. Your own sports-obsessed kid will be thrilled to get the following gifts this holiday season, so get out your pen and paper and start writing down these ideas.
All of our sports fans will love to have this all-star bedding — it’s decorated with all of their favorite sports and comes with a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillowcase, sham, and bedskirt. The best thing, however, is the price, as it all comes for under 60 bucks.
2. Sports Watch
Are you raising a future triathlete? I just might be. This watch is water-resistant, durable, and kinda cool-looking. Your sports addict can time their 100-yard dash and be stylish at the same time.
This looks easy to set up, and it’s adjustable to grow with your kids. It boasts a clear backboard (just like the pros), and best of all, it’s less than 80 bucks. SOLD.
Do you have a little one who wants to be the next Tiger Woods? I mean, in the golf way, not all those other ways. Well, this is a good way to get your kiddo started. Pretty soon, they’ll be begging you to take them out onto a real golf course.
5. Huffy Bike
Tour de France, here we come. This Huffy bike is a great deal and will get your kid out and about, away from the screens and into the world. My first bike was a Huffy — I won’t tell you about the banana seat, but I could let my friends ride around on my handlebars (though I don’t recommend doing this).
File this under one of the best presents Nana ever bought for my kids. Ours lasted for so many years, through so many kids. And then, just as it was getting a bit stretched out from the thousands of jumps, we had a grown-up friend bounce on it, and it went kaput. We just might need to get another one of these this year.
7. NFL Uniform
Get your sports fan their favorite team’s uniform and helmet so they can go outside and pretend to support you with their NFL salary. This is a fun game for everyone.
Every miniature baseball fan starts out with a tee-ball set, and this looks like a great one. It’s also less than 20 bucks, so you can’t beat that. Maybe I could even learn how to hit a ball with this.
Every sports enthusiast has to learn how to catch and throw, and this fun toy seems like a great way to do it. Heck, you might even let them play ball in the house with this.
Your kiddo can get all of the excitement of a real bow and arrow, without all the risks and dangers that come with the real deal.
BECAUSE WHY NOT? It’s the best game ever, you only need a ball, and you can knock people down. ‘Nuff said.
13. Basketball Rug
It’s a rug. Shaped like a basketball court. Sports kids will freak over this.
14. Pogo Stick
It’s harder than it looks. Trust me. But once your kid gets the hang of it, they’ll be hopping all over the yard with this and counting how many times they can hop without falling.
15. Ballet Backpack
And finally, dammit, ballet is a sport too. I’d like to see some of those football players try to do a pirouette. And look at how adorable this backpack is for toting your ballet-lover’s gear to and from class.
Good luck out there, sports parents. It’s helpful to know that there are plenty of options for gifts for our kids. Now if we could just get them to figure out how to clean their stinky sports gear…hmm.