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Gift Ideas for Athletes 1

Posted on November 23, 2020 by Justin Ronald

Almost all of us have a friend or family member who loves sports.

Choosing a gift for an athletic friend isn’t like solving a mathematical problem. There are no concrete steps involved in the process and that makes it even more difficult.

We get stuck when it comes to their gifts for birthdays, winning celebrations, weddings, etc.

Are you stuck as well?

If yes, we have fantastic gift ideas for your athletic friend that are inspiring, motivating, hilarious, and memorable ways to show your support for them.

Big-Budget Gift Ideas For Athletes

Bravo! If you have a big-budget.

There are so many grand gift ideas that you can buy for your friend or family member. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Superb Gifts For Sports Fans 1

Posted on December 17, 2018 by John Harris

sports giftsBuying a gift for someone that loves sports? Here are just a few ideas to give you inspirations if you’re stuck for ideas.

Event tickets

When it comes to big gifts, tickets to a game or a sporting event can be a great option. Buying tickets early will allow you to hunt for the best deals on the web. If you’ve got money to spend, you can even look into special tickets such as driver’s lounge access at a race or a box at a sporting event. Meanwhile, if you’re on a budget, you could simply buy a StubHub gift card – this could give the recipient money to spend towards tickets themselves, also giving them the freedom to choose the event.

Football shirt

When it comes to buying for football fans, football shirts are a classic gift. For premium quality, you’re best looking for official football shirts on trusted sites. It’s even possible to buy custom shirts in which you can personalize the person’s name onto the shirt. Make sure you definitely know their size before buying this type of gift. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rusty Staub: A Man For All Ages
      April 8, 2024 | 1:26 pm
      Rusty Staub

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former major league baseball player who came into the game as a teenager and stayed until he was in his 40s. In between, Rusty Staub put up a solid career that was primarily spent on expansion or rebuilding teams.

      Originally signed by the Colt .45s at age 17, he made his major league debut as a 19-year old rookie and became only the second player in the modern era to play in more than 150 games as a teenager.

      Though he hit only .224 splitting time between first base and rightfield, Staub did start building a foundation that would turn him into an All-Star by 1967 when he finished fifth in the league with a .333 batting average.

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