Fantasy sports players are a special breed of sports fans. They may spend a lot of time in front of the television and computer, tracking their favorite fantasy sports players. Trying to find the perfect gift for them may not be as difficult as you think. Especially if you want to give them something that aligns with their fantasy sports obsession. I’m sure they have the latest television or computer, so here are some ideas for birthday gifts for your fantasy sports fan. As a fantasy basketball and fantasy football fan myself, I know I’d be happy to receive any of these gifts.
Sports Jersey, T-Shirt, or Hat
If your fantasy sports fan is always raving about LeBron James, Tony Romo, A-Rod, or other players then chances are they might be happy to receive a team jersey, t-shirt, hat, or other sports paraphernalia with that player’s name, number, or team logo on it. You might already know who their favorite player is and buying an item with that player’s name on it would be a great birthday gift for your fantasy sports fan.
Subscription to Sports Magazine
Most fantasy sports fans will be happy to receive a subscription to Sports Illustrated, the Sporting News, or any magazine that focuses on sports. Whether it is fantasy football, fantasy basketball, or fantasy baseball, if the magazine is geared towards fantasy sports, that’s even better.
Tickets to Their Favorite Sports Team
Tickets to your fantasy sports fan’s favorite football, basketball, baseball, or hockey team is sure to thrill them and would make a great birthday present. Although most fantasy sports devotees select players from teams all across the country, they will probably be happy to actually see one of their fantasy players live. If you don’t live in a city where there is a professional sports team, buying tickets and making it a mini-vacation to the nearest city with a pro team is an additional bonus birthday gift.
Subscription to Fantasy Sports Game
While there are a lot of free fantasy sports games on the various sites such as Yahoo, CBS Sports, and ESPN, your fantasy sports fan would be grateful to receive a paid subscription for the upcoming fantasy sports season whether it is football, basketball, baseball or other sports. The paid games often offer more features than the free games such as automatic tracking of stats, fantasy tips, and other things that help enhance the game for your fantasy sports fan.
Gift Certificate to Sports Bar or Sports-Themed Restaurant
Fantasy sports fans enjoy watching sports and what better activity to do while viewing sports than eating and drinking. If your town doesn’t have an ESPN Zone, I’m sure that there is a similar sports bar or establishment laden with big screen televisions, a variety of beers, and a ton of hot wings or burgers. Purchasing a gift certificate or taking them to dinner to a sports bar for their birthday makes a great birthday gift for a fantasy sports fan.
Gift Certificate to A Sporting Goods Store
Your fantasy sports fan will be happy to buy the latest sporting gear to wear while tracking his fantasy players. He might even use the gift certificate to buy some gear that they will actually use outdoors while playing an actual sport. Regardless, anything sports related will make your fantasy sports fan happy and would be a great birthday gift.
Television Sports Package
Subscribing them to a sports package on their cable or satellite service will give them even more opportunities to see their favorite fantasy football, fantasy basketball, or fantasy baseball players. While this may infringe upon television viewing for the non-sports fans, it will undoubtedly make your fantasy sports fan very happy. It makes an ideal birthday present.
A New Television or Computer
As was mentioned earlier, most fantasy sports fans probably already have a decent television and computer but just in case their electronics need updating, a new plasma or LCD television would make a fantasy sports player turn cartwheels. An updated computer or laptop would generate the same reaction. This might become more necessary if you get them the television sports package mentioned above.