The holiday season is here and that means it's time for gift giving and for sports fans there are plenty of options out there this year that will make for great gifts.
Team related clothing and memorabilia is always a good way to go, while sports-related video games, books, movies, tailgating items and hardware also are good options to look at. Sports jerseys and t-shirts are always a good way to go for some classic sports-related gift items and those can be found at many different online retailers and stores this season.
Here are some of the best gifts options that we found for this season:
Team-related Ugly Christmas Sweaters
These will surely bring a smile to any fan, as the ugly Christmas sweater is a tradition like no other. There are selections on the Fans Edge website for numerous teams across all sports and the ugly sweater factor is at a high level this year for many of the options. The NFL teams sweaters are great picks, especially for teams making it into the playoffs, while the MLB sweaters can help get fans excited for the upcoming season. Check them out here.
Video games: NBA 2K16, Madden, MLB the Show
Sports video games are always a good way to go and games like NBA 2K16, Madden and MLB the Show are all strong options for gifts this year. The new NBA game has some of the best graphics ever seen on a console basketball game, while MLB the Show can get fans excited for next season. The NBA game has a detailed interface and new features that make it a great upgrade from last year's version. Check here for more on the games.
Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game
This is a book any football fan will love, as SI has been one of the premier magazines in sports and they have covered Super Bowl games as good as anyone in history. The book has all types of features, including photographs, summaries of past games, and stories from players and also contributions from the magazine staff. This is a great gift to celebrate the holiday season and Super Bowl 50.
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
Cobb is one of the most colorful and controversial baseball players ever and this book details his life and career on and off the diamond. Longtime fans of baseball will enjoy the perspective and the anecdotes.
Every Day I Fight by Stuart Scott
Scott passed away earlier in 2015 and this book details his life and his battle with cancer while working at ESPN. The book was released after the death of Scott and it is an inspirational book that makes for a great holiday gift.
Sneakers: the Nike Air Trainer Cruz and UA Curry Two
Sneaker heads and fans of new kicks will be thrilled with these two gifts, as both Victor Cruz and Stephen Curry have new sneaker options for the holiday season. The Cruz line has two colors that are out by Christmas, while two more will debut later on. Curry's Under Armour sneakers have numerous color styles to pick from and they are very cool looking. Cruz has been working on his sneaker collection for a while and now they are ready to debut.
Fitness gift: Basis Peak smart watch
The Peak watch has some awesome features for people looking to stay fit this holiday season, as the watch measures heart rate and also tracks sleep and gives insight using a BodyIQ system. The watch also has notifications for emails, calls and texts, while it also offers measurements during running and excercising. Check here for more on the watch.