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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Ideas

It is that time of year again. The time where we get Christmas gifts for those we love.

Sometimes it can be a daunting task to find a gift for anyone, but even more so when you are getting a sports related gift for someone. When it comes to gifts in the sporting goods category you have to be careful what you get a friend or loved one. So many people even at a recreational level of sports are picky about what they use for their respective sport of choice.

Lets take fishing for an example: A man or woman who fishes may only like a certain brand rod and reel to use, a certain type of lure, or even a certain brand of sunglasses.

To be sure you do not get them a gift they may not like you should try and get as much information about what they like and do not like. Most people will gladly tell you what their favorite equipment or brand is for a sport. they will be excited to talk about it and even tell you why they like it so much.

All sports have top brands of clothing and equipment that people favor. We will break down some of the top items of the four most popular recreational sports as well as some things to stay away from for each sport. Of course the safe route for any gift,especially in sporting goods is a gift card.

The following is a breakdown of the four most popular recreational sports of Golf, Fishing, Fitness and Tennis. Each will start with what to stay away from then follow up with two product gift ideas.


Golfers may be the pickiest of all to shop for. golfers will be particular about the ball they play, the brand shirts they wear, down to even the color of tee's they use. The best thing for a golfer is a gift card to their favorite store like a Golfsmith or Edwin Watts or their favorite brand perhaps like Taylor Made. The things you DO NOT want to get any golfer, unless they have specified they want them, are the cartoonish club head covers, golf balls (unless you know what brand they prefer), training aids or any equipment. Here are the three top ideas you can get a golfer.

1. Apparel - 2. Rangefinders/GPS

The Nike Men's Victory Short Sleeve Polo combines timeless style and performance technology to keep you comfortable on the course. Made from moisture-wicking Dri-FIT fabric, it moves sweat away from your skin, keeping you dry when your round heats up. The classic silhouette also features performance stretch and ergonomic flat-seam construction that minimizes chafing and helps you make every swing, pitch and putt in ultimate comfort.

 SkyCaddie® TOUCH by SkyGolf. The SkyCaddie TOUCH features a glove-friendly, easy-to-use, easy-to-read touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity to provide golfers with the ultimate user experience and convenience when coupled with a FREE Smartphone app.The TOUCH features a hi-resolution, sunlight readable, color display that amplifies the superiority of SkyCaddie's preloaded maps over its competition.


Fishing is not as tough as golf, but those who fish are picky about certain things. You almost can't go wrong with anything you get in this category, but there are some things you should stray from getting as a gift. Don't get a rod and reel combo as this is the pickiest item for most fisherman. The only other item we recommend staying away from would be sunglasses. Not only are there different brands that fisherman are picky about, but the color lens (blue, yellow, etc..) and type of lens (polarized, or non-polarized) are all personal preferences as well as a performance issue depending on where they fish. Here are the top two suggested items:

1. Marine Cooler - 2. Electric Filet Knife

Pelican Marine Cooler - Available in 35qt -95qt 7-10 day ice retention, freezer grade gasket, 2" polyurethane insulation. Press & Pull Latches (Wide for Gloved Use). Molded-In Tie Downs. Molded-In Lock Hasp, Stainless Steel Plate. Sloped Drain & Tethered Threaded Plug (Garden Hose Attachable). Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Hardware. Guaranteed for life. Assembled in the USA with US and foreign components. Ice retention - Initial test results are based on the Pelican 65Qt Elite Cooler model. Testing was conducted using forced air circulation in a temperature controlled environmental chamber at 90 degrees F. The test specimens were loaded to capacity with commercial cubed ice. Performance will vary by model size and external user conditions, such as; (sun exposure, wind, ice type, frequency of opening, etc.). Interior Dimensions: 15.75"x 12.00"x 11.50

Rapala ProGuide Cordless Fillet Knife Set. Quick and easy fish prep! Makes quick work out of your catch of the day! And no cord means no tangles and no restrictions. The rest: 2 removable rechargeable battery packs; 6" and 7 1/2" blades included to match the knife to the species. Order yours today! WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Cutlery. Cutlery cannot be shipped to Marin, Napa, Ventura and Yolo counties, CA; CO; CT; D.C.; MA or Puerto Rico. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Cutlery. Rapala ProGuide Cordless Electric Knife


In the fitness category there isn't really anything to stay away from as a gift. However you would not want to get someone a pair of shoes or fitness equipment. We all know why shoes are a bad gift idea. There is a brand preference, sizing, color, and comfort factor. As for fitness equipment, unless specified, giving this as a gift can be taken as an insult and there is the type and size of the equipment that would be a preference. There are however some top HOT products that sport fitness lovers are looking for. Here are the top two suggested gift ideas. 

1. Fitness Trackers - 2. Gym/Duffle Bag

Nike+ Fuelband SE Fitness Tracker - •Available in three sizes: small (5.79 inches / 147mm), medium/large (6.77 inches / 172mm) and extra-large (7.76 inches / 197mm). •Includes two easy-to-insert links (.32 inches / 8mm and .63 inches / 16mm) for a fine-tuned fit •USB charging cable and sizing tool included •Ambient light sensor detects environmental light levels and adjusts accordingly •Bluetooth 4.0 pairing to smart phones (for use with the Nike+ FuelBand app for iOS 6.1 and above, iPhone 4S and above, and iPod Touch 5th generation and above) •Optimized for the web (Mac OSX v10.6 and above / Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8) and works on iOS devices (iPhone 4S and above, iPod Touch 5th generation and above). •Water-resistant

Ogio Unisex 4.0 Gear Bag - Ogio is a leader in marketing and supplying the Powersports industry with performance gear comprised of bags, packs, ramps, stands and other accessories. OGIO's focus on innovative products is paralleled with the finest quality construction using premium materials that have been rigorously tested against blowouts, abrasion, color fading.


Tennis just like other sports you would want to stay clear of equipment such as rackets. Tennis players will have a certain preference of name brand, weight, and how the racket is strung. Also stay away from any kind of training equipment. One the gift could be taken as an insult insinuation the person is not a good tennis player or it may not be the training they need. Here are two of the top suggested items on the Tennis wish list. 

1. Performance Wear - 2. Tennis Balls

Adidas Performance Women's Tennis Core Tank - Complete your new adidas tennis with the sequencials core tank. Tennis tank features a scoop neck, contrast piping and a contrast Melange fabric panel at the sides. Made with soft, cotton feel Climalite fabric for superior moisture management.

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls
  • America's #1 selling tennis ball.
  • Official tennis ball of USTA League Tennis.
  • Controlled fiber release for consistent nap.
  • Natural rubber for consistent feel and reduced shock.
  • Interlocked wool fiber for longer wear.

One other great gift idea for any sports lover is a gift card for a hotel stay at a place like Best Western. With this gift they can travel to a sporting event, a golf course out of town they have always wanted to play, to a favorite destination for a fishing excursion, or anywhere they want. 

We hope this has been of great help in finding that sporting good item for that friend or loved one that loves sports. If you have any other ideas our readers may like please leave them in the comment section of this post. We thank you for reading andwish you the best in your search for a gift.

If you would like addition help or have any specific questions regarding a gift in a particular sport please feel free to email us and we will help you the best we can. Be it searching for you to find a specific item or just answering a question about a specific sport or product you can reach us at

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