When it comes to getting gifts for your man in your life, the single approach that is going to work better than the rest, every time, is to make sure that your gift speaks to something personal about them. If you can make it incorporate some aspect of their personal life, their interests, and their passions, then it’s going to feel like you’re speaking directly to what drives their heart and soul.
If you’re not a sports fan, it can feel like the enthusiasm some men have for sports is an almost alien culture but, if you go out of your way to understand it and incorporate it into a gift for them, you might be surprised just how much affection and happiness it can win you.
Tickets to a game
Simply put, if you want to see them get giddy with excitement and give them something to look forward to, then getting tickets for a game for the man in your life is a very easy pick. You might be tempted to offer to go along with him, but you should only do so if you know you’re going to be able to offer the enthusiasm that he’ll need to enjoy your company. Otherwise, giving him two tickets and letting him pick a friend to take might be the more considerate option.
Mementos of a fandom
You might be surprised just how much of an emotional impact the sporting experiences that a man has had throughout his life can mean to him. Whether it’s his own achievements, minor as they might be compared to the pros, his time spent at games as a child, or some particularly major sporting events that he was there for or at least able to see and enjoy as they happened, if you can collect these mementos and turn them into a piece of decor for their home, it can really mean a lot to them.
Their team’s colors
This one might seem relatively easy, to begin with, but, once you start looking online, you will see that just about every team has a hundred different jerseys and uniforms on sale. After all, they tend to change up pretty periodically, meaning that it’s easy to stumble into buying something out of date. When it comes to NFL gear, your best bet is to get the newest stuff on offer. With a little research, you might be able to find jerseys from years that have specific significance or additional value, but otherwise, keeping their look updated is always an easy bet.
Their game in sport form
A lot of guys are gamers, and a lot of guys are sports fans, and there’s plenty of room for them to meet in a Venn diagram. Even if your guy isn’t the most hardcore gamer and doesn’t play new releases very often if they have a modern console, then it’s likely they’d happily use that to play the latest game that’s based on their sport. If you want to make sure you’re getting them decent quality, it’s best to stick within the EA Sports or 2K Games families of sports games.
There’s a wide world of signed memorabilia out there for you to delve into. Getting your hands on the right memorabilia can be pretty tough, however. First of all, you want to know what signatures would matter to him, since you could end up getting him some pretty meaningless tat if it turns out he doesn’t know the person who signed it. What’s more, you need to be careful as to where you look for memorabilia, as fake signatures are easy to come across on the web. There are some trusted memorabilia sites that are widely recommended across the net, however.
A dip into the history of the sport
If your man is into a team from a nearby city, then why not arrange for a city break together? You can combine a romantic break with their favorite sport, finding nearby sports museums or other points of interest to go with them and let them indulge in their favorite passion. You could even combine it with another idea above and get them some tickets for a game while you’re there, though that will start to send the budget up quite a bit.
If you’re feeling a little stuck about a sporting gift for them, you can always pull aside a friend of theirs who has the same interest. Sometimes, an inside ear can do a lot of good.