Dec 08, 2021

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Sports Fan in Your Life

If you’re trying to find the best gifts for the sports fan in your life, it’s never been easier to find unique and memorable gifts for sports fans of all ages. While you can opt for the typical sports-related gift such as a jersey, a mug, or a car decal, there are also plenty of options for a more individualized way of showing the sports fan in your life just how much they are mean to you. 

So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift to wow the sports fanatic in your life, these ideas can make for a memorable holiday.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Football Lovers

A Membership Package with Florida Citrus Sports

If you’ve got a football fan in your life who loves the excitement of a big game day, look no further than a membership from Florida Citrus Sports. 

Not only do members get access to some of the best seats in the house, but membership also offers additional benefits to let them revel in the VIP atmosphere of game day.

Members also get tickets to some of the most anticipated college bowl games of the year, including the Cheez-It Bowl (ACC vs. Big 12) and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl (Big Ten vs. SEC). Additionally, an FCS membership for the football fanatic in your life provides exclusive discounts, the right to first refusal for tickets to other games and events, parking passes, the chance to attend networking events, bowl team scouting, and volunteer opportunities to give back.

Related: Watch our video for more information about a Florida Citrus Sports membership

There are plenty of different membership packages to choose from to find the right option for the sports fan in your life. Florida Citrus sports also puts on other exciting events ranging from concerts to soccer tournaments. 

Premium Seating at Camping World Stadium

If you know someone who’s a football fan through-and-through, but has never been to a live game, the perfect holiday gift is premium seating at Camping World Stadium. It’ll be an experience they won’t soon forget, and you’re sure to earn some bonus points with them. 

The stadium features seating options for midfield boxes, luxury suites, and both open-air and indoor amenities. If you get them a suite for a game, you’ll have access to VIP parking, full-service bars, wall-to-wall TVs, catering opportunities, invitations to exclusive events, and more. 

A 3D Stadium Picture Frame

If you’re able to give the sports fan in your life tickets to a game, you can make the experience all the more memorable by getting them a 3D Stadium Picture Frame to commemorate the occasion. 

If you’ve got kids and want to make them more interested in football, this is the perfect gift for them as well. It’ll be something special that they’ll cherish forever, and when they look at it, they’ll remember how much fun they had. It’s an inexpensive gift, and you can get one for your favorite NFL team or a select number of college teams.

NFL Electric Football Game

If you’re looking to ramp up the nostalgia for an older sports fan, this game is sure to make them light up. For adults of a certain age, this was an absolute must-have. The game is a unique gift that can help older football fans relive their childhood. 

The technology has been upgraded, so players move where they’re supposed to, and it comes with stickers you can use to customize the playing field with your favorite team logos. If you’re tech-savvy, you can also pair it with the Electric Football Challenge App from the Apple Store for even more fun.

Gift Ideas for Basketball Fans

The New York Times Basketball History Book — Orlando Magic

If you have a basketball fan in your life who can reel off players and stats with ease, this book is the perfect gift for this holiday season

Not only can they read up on their favorite team, but you can also get the book personalized to show them just how much you care. If the person on your gift list is a fan of a different team, don’t worry, you can get one for any team in the NBA.

Glow in the Dark Basketball

If you know a basketball fan, such as a high school athlete, who’s working on their game and always shooting hoops, this ball is the perfect gift. With this glow-in-the-dark ball, they’ll be able to shoot to their heart’s content, no matter how dark it is, for up to 30 hours. It’s powered by LED lights and illuminates with just a bounce. Once you inflate it, your sports fan will be good to go.

Indoor Basketball Arcade Game

Basketball arcade game gift

If you know a sports fan who’s always shooting hoops in arcades, this can be the perfect gift for their game room or basement. It has a folding design, making for easy storage, and assembly is quick with guided ropes in each tube piece.


It has eight different game options, so there’s no shortage of fun to be had, especially during the winter months. This will give them the feel of a full-size arcade machine in their game room without having to continuously drop in quarters or deal with noisy arcade crowds.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Baseball Fans

MLB Game-Used Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

MLB bat bottle opener gift

The baseball fan in your life can further enjoy America’s pastime with a bottle opener made out of an authentic game-used bat. These openers are made from actual bats used by the pros. Each opener comes with a story card and a hologram showing the game where the bat was used.

Best of all, you can get it customized for your special baseball fan’s favorite team. For baseball fans who have always wanted to own a piece of game-used memorabilia, this is the perfect way to give them that unique gift—and if they love cold beers on game days, it’ll be a gift they’ll use all the time.

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MLB Gift Boxes for Their Favorite Team

If you’re shopping for a sports lover and want to get them a little bit of everything, the MLB Shop offers a wide selection of unique products for you to make the perfect gift box. If the person you’re shopping for is a New York Yankees fan, for example, you can gift them everything from bats to helmets to balls to wallets, all so they can show their team spirit. 

A Commemorative Baseball From Their Favorite Game

Rawlings also offers an impressive lineup of baseballs you can give as a gift. If you know someone who loves the World Series, you can get them a commemorative World Series ball. The same is true if you’re looking to commemorate an anniversary of their favorite team.

What to Get the Soccer Fan in Your Life for the Holidays

Hover Soccer Ball

This soccer ball is the perfect Christmas gift for active sports fans and is excellent for soccer lovers of all ages. This hover ball can be used outside or inside and glides easily along carpet, hardwood, or asphalt. With this unique gift, soccer fans won’t have to worry about breaking anything if they’re playing ball in the house.

Penny Soccer Game

Fans of soccer or just fans of tabletop games will delight in this penny soccer game, where players of any age can shoot and score goals with a simple flick of the finger. 

Penny Soccer Game gift

This gift can also encourage some friendly competition among friends and family. If you’re really looking to kick things up a notch, have it customized with family names or company logos if you give it as a work gift.

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Orlando City or Orlando Pride Tickets

Not only is Orlando home to a top-notch football stadium, but it also has a great soccer stadium and two exciting soccer teams, Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride, at Exploria Stadium. If you’re looking to get tickets, the clubs offer a variety of packages, including group deals, luxury seating, and single-game tickets. 

Additional Gift Ideas for Sports Fans

Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers

These golf ball whiskey chillers are the perfect gift for the golfer in your life. 

Golf ball chiller gift

After a long day on the golf course, it won’t matter if they had a good day or a bad day. Instead, they can kick back and enjoy a cold glass of whiskey, chilled to perfection with these golf ball-shaped stones. You can also get customized whiskey stones for their favorite pro sports team to use as stocking stuffers if you want to up the personalization factor.

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Hockey Stick BBQ Grill Set

If you know a hockey fanatic, these BBQ sets made with game-used sticks will be a hit at their next summer get-together. You can gift them everything from a bottle opener to a four-piece BBQ brush set to a four-piece BBQ fork set. Or you can keep things simple with a fork and brush set. Gifts range in price so that you can find a great affordable gift.

A Personalized Cameo Message

It’s hard to find a celebrity or athlete not on Cameo these days. If a sports fan in your life has always wanted to meet their favorite player, this is the next best thing to making that happen. You can search for your fan’s favorite team and find a legend to send them a private message. 

Orlando Magic fans, for example, can get messages from current players like Mo Bamba or legends like Steve Francis. While this can make a great holiday gift, athletes on Cameo can also record personalized messages for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Learn More About Florida Citrus Sports Memberships Today

Team apparel, such as hats, socks, and balls, are great gifts. But if you’re looking for a truly unique gift during the holidays, you may be looking for something a little more outside the box. 

Schedule a time to speak with a membership representative at Florida Citrus Sports to learn more about membership packages and benefits. No matter what membership you purchase, you’ll be giving the sports fan in your life a truly thoughtful gift. 


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