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Fifteen Wacky Gifts For Sports Fans

by Averi Clements
Averi is a writer and traveler who enjoys learning about new cultures and languages. She's a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a TEFL/TESOL-certified ESL teacher, and an equine enthusiast. She currently lives in Central America with her cat and a lot of really big bugs.

If you have a sports fan in your life, you know that they’re both easy and impossible to shop for. On one hand, you know that they’d probably love almost anything related to their favorite team, but on the other hand, you know that they probably already have a jersey for every day of the week. The more you think about it, the faster your supposedly “easy” recipient turns into the person whom you have no idea what to get. So what are you supposed to get them when their birthday or the holidays roll around?

Anyone who knows (or is) a sports fanatic is aware that watching games isn’t just a hobby — it’s a way of life. Whether you get into sports when you’re well into adulthood or when you’re as young as this baby who has the most adorable reaction when her favorite team scores, it’s almost impossible to unhook yourself once you really get into it.

If you’re trying to find something to give a die-hard fan, you’ll want to get a hold of something that’s as memorable as that time their team won the championship. If you’re a fan of DIY projects, this fun and artsy way to recycle an old jersey could be perfect. But if not, don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to give your favorite fan a gift they’ll never forget.

Take a look at these quirky, but super-fun gifts that any sports lover would be delighted to open. I got #6 for my dad last year, and he uses it all the time!

Make sure you SHARE these crazy gifts with everyone you know, so they can get some great ideas for the holidays.

1. NFL Team Fuzzy Automotive Dice

1. NFL Team Fuzzy Automotive Dice

Bring your love for your team wherever you go with these 3″ x 3″ fuzzy dice from Fremont Die. Whether you just like an extra bit of pizzazz hanging from your car mirror or you’re looking for a new good luck charm, these plush accessories will be there to help cheer your team on to victory.

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2. MLB Extendable Back Scratcher

2. MLB Extendable Back Scratcher

Satisfy your itch for baseball with this back scratcher from Aminco that features your favorite MLB team at the head. This handy tool extends to a full 20 inches, so you can get even the hard-to-reach places.

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3. Home Sweet Home NHL Sign

3. Home Sweet Home NHL Sign

Home is where you don’t get dirty looks for cheering for your favorite team. This personalized NHL sign from Steiner Sports celebrates that cozy feeling with a team logo that replaces the “o” in “home,” has your team colors, and has the name of the state from which they hail.

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4. Forever Collectibles NFL Sitting Zombie Figurine

4. Forever Collectibles NFL Sitting Zombie Figurine

If there is going to be a zombie apocalypse, it’ll be way more fun if our attackers are football fans. This 10-inch-tall resin figurine from Forever Collectibles is perfect outside or inside for Halloween or any other day of the year to prove that your favorite team can’t be buried!

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5. NFL 'Star Wars' Fleece Throw and Pillow Set

5. NFL 'Star Wars' Fleece Throw and Pillow Set

This unlikely (and yet so, so perfect) combination is really all you need to satisfy your inner jock and your inner geek. This package from Northwest comes with a surprisingly cuddly Darth Vader plushie and a cozy fleece blanket featuring Vader, a Storm Trooper, and the logo and colors of your favorite NFL team. May the “fourth down” be with you.

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6. Logo Cufflinks

6. Logo Cufflinks

These snazzy cufflinks from Aminco are the perfect way to remind everyone at your business meeting that beneath your suit and tie lies a die-hard hockey fan. Until it’s acceptable to wear your lucky jersey to formal events, these will serve as the ideal way to show your support for your favorite team.

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7. Ceiling Fan

7. Ceiling Fan

You can make endless puns about being your team’s biggest “fan” with this creation from Ceiling Fan Designers. This professional-grade fan features four blades all emblazoned with the colors and logo of your favorite MLB team. It would be great for any game room, bedroom, or living room!

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8. Ugly Christmas Sweater

8. Ugly Christmas Sweater

Who knew an “ugly” Christmas sweater could look so good? This cozy item from Klew features your favorite team’s logo and colors alongside snowflakes and Christmas trees. It’s so warm and snuggly, you’ll be wearing it long after the holidays are over.

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9. NFL Sandwich Press

9. NFL Sandwich Press

Bust this baby out when it’s time to make sandwiches during the big game. This personalized sandwich press from Pangea Brands doesn’t just serve up hot and toasty snacks — it also brands your bread with the logo of your favorite NFL team. The cooking plates are nonstick and easy to remove, and an indicator light lets you know exactly when your machine is ready to cook up some grub.

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10. Team Gnome

10. Team Gnome

Let’s root, root, root for the gnome team! This lovable little guy from Forever Collectibles stands nearly a foot tall and is made from resin, making him great for representing your favorite MLB team outside or inside. You never know what magic he’s working to help your boys get more home runs.

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11. NFL Barbecue Set

11. NFL Barbecue Set

Infuse your grilled masterpieces with some team spirit with the help of this NFL four-piece barbecue set from Siskiyou Sports. A basting brush, a spatula, a fork, and tongs all feature handles with the color and emblem of your favorite team, and the spatula is etched with the logo. Here’s hoping the opposing team gets charred worse than your burgers.

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12. NHL Baby Gift Set

12. NHL Baby Gift Set

It’s best to get them started young! This officially licensed NHL gift set from Worthy Promotional is great for babies (and their hockey fan parents) and includes hypoallergenic baby wash, shampoo, lotion, and a soft baby brush. Until they’re old enough to bathe in the tears of their defeated rivals, this package will be ideal for your young ones.

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13. NFL Jersey Bottle Holders

13. NFL Jersey Bottle Holders

Your drink stays cold, your hand stays warm, and your bottle stays stylish. These neoprene rubber bottle holders from Kolder serve as barriers between the outside world and your beer or soda, all while making sure you and your drink are rooting for the same team.

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14. MLB Helmet Ice Cream Bowls

14. MLB Helmet Ice Cream Bowls

I know, I know — many of us would prefer a real baseball helmet to serve as our ice cream bowls, but in the interest of not getting struck out by a horrible stomachache, these mini MLB helmet bowls from Rawlings are probably a better choice. They come in a pack of 12, making them great for party favors, stocking stuffers, or eating 12 servings of ice cream in one sitting.

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15. NFL Roadside Vehicle Emergency Kit

15. NFL Roadside Vehicle Emergency Kit

Keep yourself safe from dangers on the road and the other team with this handy kit from Picnic Time that fits in the trunk of your car. The set includes just about everything you could need in the case of car trouble, and the orange triangle on the bag itself serves as a reflector! Whether you’re getting it for yourself or for someone else, this kit is great for staying safe and supporting your favorite NFL team.

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