Athlon's Holiday Gift Guide for Sports Fans
If you're looking for the perfect and unusual gift for the sports fan in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
Remember collecting baseball cards as a kid? Now, many favorites from your childhood shoebox card collection can be made into adult wall art. Topps’ Archive Prints are modeled after the actual baseball card from the Topps archives from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. The collection currently features more than 1,000 prints, including classic cards from Reggie Jackson, Tony Gwynn, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr. and Ozzie Smith.
Price: Large 23” x 31” prints, $99.99-$249.99
Medium 17” x 21” prints, $64.99-$149.99
Found at: www.topps.com
A BIG GIFT: A MINI STADIUM
Bring the house in the house! These mini stadiums (approx. 7” x 6”) from the Danbury Mint are expertly crafted down to the very last detail. Available for a host of pro and college stadiums, they’re a wonderful collectible for the fan who wants a game-day stadium experience, everyday. Talk about a home-field advantage.
Found at: www.danburymint.com
(Search: “Stadium replica”)
THE WORLD'S SMARTEST DEADBOLT
Your smartphone may or may not open doors for you, but now, thanks to Kwikset Kevo, it can unlock them, at the touch of a finger. The Kevo mobile app turns a smartphone into an electronic key (eKey), allowing your deadbolt to recognize and respond quickly to a simple touch. Your smartphone’s already a digital extension of your body — take the next step with this unique touch-to-open technology and make your smartphone your virtual key.
Found at: www.kwikset.com
EARS ARE MADE FOR LISTENING, NOT SWEATING
Here’s a great gift for someone who loves sweatin’ to the oldies (newies, too). The UltraFit 3000 earbuds are not only designed for greater stability, but the unique moisture shield technology also ensures that the sound remains at its very best. After all, Bohemian Rhapsody is not meant to be heard wet.
Found at: www.polkaudio.com
LOOK GREAT, FEEL GREAT
Outfit yourself with Reebok CrossFit gear to make the most of your training. These products are specifically built for function and are perfect for any CrossFit workout. CrossFit is a precise blend of aerobics, strength training, endurance and power. Take control of your fitness with CrossFit, and prep yourself with performance-ready Reebok CrossFit apparel, shoes and gear.
Found at: www.reebok.com
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD
The Reebok ZigKick running shoe is designed with unique energy return along the outsole for enhanced vertical and horizontal cushioning. The synthetic mesh upper offers great comfort, fit and durability with every step of your run.
Found at: www.reebok.com
For the sports adventurer in your life: a hands-free digital camcorder. Strap it on their helmet, and they can take off knowing they’re capturing high-quality audio and video to show the world their feats. Unless they fall, in which case, there’s a handy ERASE button.
Found at: www.amazon.com
FOR HOCKEY FANS — OR JASON
At Masks from the Past, you’ll find exact fiberglass recreations of famous NHL goalie masks. From a replica of Jacques Plante’s first ever mask (above left), to Gerry Cheevers’ scarred beauty from the ’70s (above right), the hockey fan in your life will love having a remembrance of days gone by. Shoot. Score.
Found at: www.hockeymasks.com
PAIN AND SUFFERING, WRAPPED WITH A BOW!
Want to give someone the gift of an incredible workout? Try a Jacobs Ladder. Imagine climbing a never-ending ladder, completely controlled by your own effort and speed. The unit was designed as an alternative to running, and built to work the upper body, too. Whoever Jacob was, the man knew how to exercise.
Found at: www.uniquefit1.com
A SLICE OF GOLF HEAVEN, MINUS THE SLICE
Custom-built irons from SCOR are uniquely designed from shaft to head guaranteeing a better short game. In fact, SCOR is so sure they’ll help, they promise that if you’re not happy, they’ll buy you a wedge you think you like better. Need more accuracy from fairway to green? Think SCOR. Need more accuracy from tee to fairway? Maybe you should consider tennis.
Price: Approx. $135 each. Set of 5 for $675
Found at: www.scorgolf.com
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