An individual who will watch any sport, from darts, to women’s football, to obscure competitions such as chess boxing (yes, that’s a thing) and hogs the telly most weekends to catch up on their favourite tournaments.
But what do you buy this type of individual? After all, they’re more likely going to be in front of the telly or in the stands at a stadium, not playing the games that they’re watching. Here are seven must haves for any sports enthusiast in your life:
If your sport enthusiast regularly attends live games, then a pair of binoculars can be a great gift should they find themselves sitting particularly far back in the stadium.
Favourite team’s shirt
An obvious gift but you could get this personalised to make it that little bit extra special and encourage them to wear it as soon as it’s unwrapped.
There are numerous magazine subscriptions out there for those who like to stay updated on upcoming changes in sport, from golfing publications to football magazines to rugby, angling, shooting, cycling and mountain biking you are sure to find a magazine the person you’re buying for will enjoy.
A stadium tour
The perfect gift for an avid sports fan, an in depth stadium tour will allow them to enjoy another side to a team they love to watch by taking them behind the scenes, perhaps seeing the dressing rooms and the trophies the team has won on display.
Sport photography book
Perfect as an extra gift for the sport enthusiast, a photography book featuring images of classic players and games for them to look back on. Here are just a few great ones to consider:
The Rugby World Cup: The definitive photographic history by Brendan Gallagher.
Perfect for those sport enthusiasts who watched every game this past World Cup.
The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent by George Lowe and Huw Lewis-Jones.
This is great for those who love extreme sports and dangerous activities.
The European Football Yearbook 2015/16 by Mike Hammond.
Great for the avid football fan who enjoys reminiscing on past games and players.
Remote controlled cooler
When you just can’t pull yourself away from the game it always helps to have one of these loaded up and ready to go. They could even be cheeky whilst watching a game and direct the cooler to the kitchen when someone is in there, hinting for a refill of beer – it’s the perfect game watching companion!
Premium sports pack on TV
Does the sport enthusiast you know complain that they can’t afford to watch the latest games and upgrade to a deluxe sports package? Then this is a great, unexpected gift they can enjoy for the course of the next year; all you need to do is either hand over the cost of the upgrade or set up a standing order to pay for it each month – for however long you wish.