ByPat Pickens

Dec 21, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Top 10 Last-Minute Gifts For Sports Fans

Sports fans are especially easy to shop for this time of the year.

We want things related to our teams. We want new-player gear or something cool we’ve seen our favorite player wearing, or, my personal favorite, tickets to see our favorite team play.

Fortunately, we have suggestions for where you can get those things. Here’s the 10 best last-minute gift ideas for sports fans for the holiday season.

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Sports Fans

  1. Fanatics
  2. GameTime
  3. Fubo TV
  4. SiriusXM
  5. Prime Video
  6. FOCO
  7. BetMGM Gift Card
  8. Thule Roof Racks
  9. Fabletics Activewear
  10. TrophySmack

Best Fanatics Gift Deals & Ideas

If you have family or friends who root for the Yankees or Dodgers, get a Juan Soto or Shohei Ohtani shirt or jersey for them at Fanatics. You can get In-Season Tournament champs gear for the LA Lakers fan in your life or even World Series champs apparel for Texas Rangers supporters.

Is your loved one not a fan of those teams? Then shop at Fanatics for gifts for the other 150-plus pro teams and 300-plus college teams from North America the online retailer offers licensed gear of. There’s even gear for WWE, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and more.

GameTime Gift Options For Sports Fans

With the NFL playoffs closing in and college football bowl season around the corner, plus the NHL, NBA, and college basketball regular seasons in full swing, tickets make a great gift.

If you’re a sports fan, you undoubtedly know GameTime for its vast array of low-cost game and concert tickets. With GameTime, you can have your tickets in a few taps and can take advantage of lightning deals like 10 percent off or take advantage of the app’s price-match tool to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

How to Gift Tickets With GameTime

You can transfer tickets to anyone with an email address through GameTime, however there may be a Ticketmaster account requirement.

Still, there is a whole section on GameTime’s FAQ page that explains how to transfer tickets as a gift, or just to share with the person you’re attending the game with.

FuboTV for the Sports Fan in Your Life

FuboTV prides itself as the streaming service for sports fans, and indeed FuboTV offers the most options for sports fans of any streaming service.

Fans can watch any of the ESPN networks as well as FOX Sports 1 and 2, plus they don’t have to miss out on their own local networks due to Fubo’s regional sports networks. What’s best is there’s no equipment to rent or buy, and users can watch programming on the Fubo app anywhere.

How to Gift a Fubo TV Subscription

The best way to gift a FuboTV subscription is to purchase a gift card, since FuboTV does not offer gifting for its service. Or you could sign up for the service in the name of the person who you’re gifting it.

Sirius XM As a Holiday Gift

If you’re a sports fan without SiriusXM, you’re doing it wrong. The satellite radio company offers comprehensive sports and fantasy analysis 24 hours per day and broadcasts every pro sporting event in North America and every Power 5 college football and basketball game too.

You can listen to your preferred broadcast on the radio too either on the radio or on the newly relaunched SiriusXM app, along with hundreds of music, comedy, and news stations that come standard with a SiriusXM subscription.

How to Gift a Sirius XM Subscription

You can purchase a SiriusXM device for a friend or loved-one on Amazon or at your preferred technology store. Or you can purchase a plan for a user to listen to on the SiriusXM app.

Prime Video

If you’re an NFL fan you need to have a Prime Video subscription or else you’re missing at least one NFL game per week. If you know the sports fan in your life is missing out, a standalone Prime Video account

Plus, Prime has been producing original sports content such as “Coach Prime” about Deion Sanders’ final season at Jackson State and his ascent to the head-coaching role at Colorado.

FOCO For Unique Sports Gifts

FOCO is becoming a revolutionary site for fans of all ages to get officially licensed wears and novelty items they can’t find anywhere else.

FOCO offers unique team-specific puzzles, Christmas ornaments, stadium models, and much more. Plus, FOCO items are available at both Amazon and Fanatics, as well as its own website, which means there are convenient shipping options.

BetMGM Gift Cards for Sports Bettors

It’s said that cash always spends, and site credit is the gift that keeps on giving for online sports bettors. BetMGM offers gift-givers the option to purchase $25 or $50 gift cards that can be redeemed at the BetMGM Online Sportsbook.

What’s best is BetMGM offers a helpful map of locations where gift cards can be purchased locally, since many convenience stores offer sportsbook gift cards.

Thule Roof Racks for Outdoorsy Types

If you’re like me, you like to get out and explore nature when the weather is good. The best way to keep all of your outdoor gear organized is with a Thule-brand roof rack that is easily affixed to your car’s roof.

These can be on the pricier side, but they are easily assembled and storable when not in use, and all belongings are secured with a lock and key. Plus, you can use them to secure other belongings aside from outdoor gear, year-round.

Fabletics Activewear

If you’re a gym rat, or just want to be comfortable while watching the games, Fabletics is the perfect option for sports fans.

Fabletics has high-quality and fashionable activewear for men and women. The clothing is perfect for fans to wear while running, to the gym, or even to a friend’s house for a game-day gathering.


Are you or someone you know in line to win a fantasy championship? Check out an extra-special trophy or title belt with TrophySmack.

If rubbing it in isn’t your thing, you can instead choose from the site’s NFLPA player-specific or MLB-team themed wall art.

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Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered pro sports since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times,, Bleacher Report,, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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