17 Best Sports Gifts For Kids No Matter The Occasion 2020

17 Gifts For Kids Who Are Obsessed With Sports

December 4, 2018 Updated November 23, 2020

15 Gifts for the Sports-Obsessed Kid

So your kid is a sports fanatic, or you’re just looking for activities the whole family can play together. Because there’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. It’s every kid for themselves during Family Game Night. But shopping for a sports-obsessed kiddo can be pretty tough. What kind of sport do they like? They probably already have like 11 footballs and a nice worn-in glove. But do they have a pitching machine and no-tie shoelaces?!

Shopping for soccer balls and baseball gloves are so old school. It’s time to get creative to get our kids up and moving. Because what kid has played with an American Ninja Warrior-inspired obstacle course? We definitely didn’t when we were kids! And for those days when the weather just won’t cooperate you have to find a way to bring the activities inside. And that’s where a 3-in-1 arcade game table comes into play. Now kids won’t get bored of playing the same game over and over again when they can choose between billiards, Foosball, and air hockey all at once!

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re here to make your holiday shopping a little easier. These are the 17 best gifts for the kids that live and breathe sports.

A 3-in-1 hockey and soccer kit

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, street hockey ball, and mini hockey ball that comes with it, this one is sure to entertain the most energetic athlete for a while on Christmas day.

$35.20 AT AMAZON

All-Star Activity Book

It’s difficult to keep kids entertained on long car rides without letting them have a screen in front of their face for the entire time. This All-Star activity book from Sports Illustrated Kids is filled with word searches, crossword puzzles, connect-the-dots, and so much more. Making it the perfect project for any kid who loves all things sports!


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

$29.99 AT AMAZON

American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

This American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle 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.

$59.98 AT AMAZON

40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey Table

For those late Saturday nights or long winter days when they’re stuck inside, an air hockey table like this 40″ one would be a fun Christmas surprise. (Good luck wrapping it though!)

$54.99 AT AMAZON

Twin Sports Comforter Set

Does your kid love ALL kinds of sports? Well, whether they’re a baseball, basketball, or football fan, this twin size comforter set lets them rep all their favorite teams. The set includes one comforter, one fitted sheet, one plush football toy, and 1 pillow sham.

$54.99 AT AMAZON

No-tie shoelaces

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.


Sports Journal

Help your sports-loving kids channel their inner writer with this awesome journal about competition, defeat, and getting back up and trying again.


40 Basketball Hall-of-Fame & Superstar Cards Collection

Introduce your sports fan to basketball legends and potentially a new hobby with this set of collection cards that include Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Magic Johnson.

$13.95 AT AMAZON

Sports Decor 8x10 Wall Prints - Set of 4

Sport-loving kids like to have it all around them, so room decor like this antique-style  basketball, soccer, football, and baseball wall art would be a fun addition to their sporty bedroom.

$13.99 AT AMAZON

3-in-1 Arcade Game Table with Foosball, Billiards, and Air Hockey

Family Game Night is about to get even more heated. This 3-in-1 arcade game table comes with billiards, foosball, and air hockey table layouts. It’s easy to switch between tables, and once you have the new table in place there are slide locks that keep it stable and locked into place.

$174.99 AT AMAZON

Kids' Dumbbell Set

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!

$15.95 AT AMAZON

Arcade Basketball Game

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).

$169.99 AT WALMART

Velcro Toss and Catch Game Set

This game is a classic we probably all remember playing with when WE were kids. These waterproof velcro paddles are perfect for younger kids who are new to the game of catch. They help build hand-eye-coordination skills until they’re ready to graduate to a real baseball mitt.

$22.69 AT AMAZON

Personalized Sports Pillow Case

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.)


ESPN Cornhole

This ESPN Cornhole set 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.

$129.97 AT WALMART

A Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine

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.

$179.99 AT AMAZON

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A 3-in-1 hockey and soccer kit


Sports Illustrated Kids All NEW Access: ...
Cycling and skating elbow and knee pads ...
American Ninja Warrior Competition Obsta...
40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey Table
No-tie shoelaces
Sports Decor 8x10 Wall Prints - Set of 4
Fave Team Bedding
Sports Journal
40 Basketball Hall-of-Fame & Superstar C...
A Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine
Kids' Dumbbell Set
Arcade Basketball Game
Personalized Sports Pillow Case
ESPN Cornhole
All-Star Activity Book
Twin Sports Comforter Set
3-in-1 Arcade Game Table with Foosball, ...
Velcro Toss and Catch Game Set