5 Unique Sports Gifts to Kick of the Christmas Shopping Season
The Christmas shopping season is almost upon us; if you don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute, it’s time to start figuring out what your family might want. You’re in luck for many reasons if you have a child involved in athletics: Not only do kids who play sports get better test scores and go to better colleges, on average, than those who don’t, it’s also easy to figure out their favorite topics. If you have kids who seem to eat, breathe and live their favorite sports, than what could be better than sports gifts? While sports equipment might also be appreciated, there are plenty of gifts your children can use on and off the field. Here are a few ideas:
- Water Bottles
All athletes need to stay hydrated, so a water bottle is a functional and and a novelty gift. Water bottle designs can be customized with sports figures, ball silhouettes, team names and player names.
- Engraved Jewelry
Whether you’re looking for engraved gifts for softball, volleyball or soccer, customized jewelry is the perfect choice for a sporty daughter with a girly side.
- Customized Balls and Pucks
If your child ends the fall sports season with a particularly strong performance, then a display piece might be the best choice. Custom hockey pucks, basketballs and even golf balls can be personalized to commemorate the season, no matter how it ended.
- Sweatshirts and Hoodies
If your child play winter sports, a nice cozy hoodie might be appreciated; you can even have it personalized with your child’s name and number.
- Christmas Ornaments
Many families have traditions of giving each other new Christmas ornaments each year for the tree. You can combine your love of the holidays and of any given sport with a personalized ornament.
Which of these gifts would appeal most to your kids? What kind of water bottle designs would you choose? How about a more grown-up sports gift for dad, or team gifts for a coach at the end of the season? Share your ideas in the comments.