The holiday shopping season can be a major pain, and finding the right gifts for friends and family can be exhausting. Fortunately, finding a gift for a sports fan is actually pretty easy.

Here are some great last-minute gift ideas for that sports nut you know. Some of the gifts below can be purchased as gift certificates. All of these gifts can be purchased for under $50.

Tickets to a game

Winter is actually a great time to be a sports fan. The final week of the NFL season is on Sunday, and the NFL playoffs start on Jan. 3. Meanwhile, the college football has plenty of bowl games taking place right after Christmas. The NBA, NHL, and college basketball are all in full swing.

One of the most useful resources to purchase tickets to a game is StubHub. The online ticket website has every game imaginable:

Fan Gear has all types of things to buy a sports fan, like mugs, shirts, watches, and many other fun stocking stuffers. Many of the gifts can be purchased for under $25. Amazon and eBay are also great sources for sports products.


Dick’s Sporting Goods, Champs, Modell’s, Sports Authority, Sports Chalet and other sporting-good stores offer a large assortment of products from duffle bags to football helmets. A sporting-goods store is the best place to shop for someone who actively plays sports. Some of the top manufacturers include Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and Under Armour. There is usually a large array of products to buy those who enjoy camping, fishing, and running. REI is a great source for snow sports goods. 

Subscription To Sports Illustrated And ESPN the Magazine

Sports Illustrated, a weekly publication, is a great deal that usually runs for about $39 for a one-year subscription, and often comes with a free gift. There is also Sports Illustrated For Kids.

ESPN the Magazine is even less expensive. The current sales price is $9.95 for 26 issues.

Sports Collectibles, Memorabilia And Jerseys

Older sports enthusiasts tend to gravitate to memorabilia. Finding a great poster, framed picture, or an autographed ball can be the best gift for a sports fan. and are great sites to find everything from jerseys to pens. is a great site for soccer fans.