Buying gifts can be tricky. You want to show someone that you care for them and that you know them well, but you also want it to be something they’ll actually use that you can afford. When the person you’re buying for has a special interest – particularly sports-based interests – the issue is more to do with there being an overabundance of gift ideas that you can choose from. So, how do you narrow your choices down?
Well, the best idea is to look for gifts that you think are in some way useful or interesting, first of all, then start to think about whether you want to gift someone an experience or a material object. If you decide upon an experience, a little extra thought going into the process will help you to ensure that the recipient has something that’s personalized just for them. If you opt for a physical gift, you need to consider which items are going to see the most use and/or enjoyment in everyday life.
In this list, we’ve collected together 6 great gift ideas to inspire you in your search – see what takes your fancy!
The Complete Package
Surely, the best and most on-brand gift for the baseball-lover in your life would be something to carry their sport equipment in, right? Yes! In fact, a baseball bag makes a great gift because there are so many different options for you to choose from: wheeled, backpack, duffel bag, or a tote bag. And, even better, this is a great item for you to have personalized with their favorite player’s jersey number, their name, or a famous quote they love.
It’s All About the Stitches
Something within the sport of baseball that’s considered synonymous with the sport – and is instantly recognizable – is the style of stitching used on baseballs. This lends itself well to a whole variety of gifting options, one of which includes investing in a leather wallet that has baseball-style stitches on the front. Practical and stylish.
Down in One
In this day and age, we’re always trying to find new ways to repurpose, recycle, and reuse our old items. Well, this is a gift that repurposes old baseball bats and creates a cool, useable gift: a beer cup from a baseball bat! The inside has been hollowed out, ready for any drink the recipient wishes to fill it with.
See You on Tour
This is more of an experience-based gift, specifically designed to create memories and fulfil a life-long dream – and trust us when we say this is likely to earn you some serious brownie points! Take the birthday boy or girl on a personalized tour of their favorite baseball stadium and you’ll be in their good books for at least the next couple of years or so.
It’s a Groundball!
This one is for the more sophisticated baseball-lover in your life. Do they enjoy a spot of liquor on an evening and feel like their glassware is letting them down? Never fear, baseball-shaped whiskey glasses are here, to add a touch of ‘fun’ to an otherwise grown-up activity.
Succulent up to Them
What could be better than a cute little succulent plant that looks exactly like a baseball (well, kind of, anyway)? That’s right – nothing. The euphorbia obesa is a squat, round succulent that’s native to South Africa, and it’s a great plant for those who can be a touch careless when it comes to remembering to look after them, as they don’t need watering regularly.
Whatever you decide to go for, the fact that you’ve remembered and bought the birthday person a gift is likely to go down well, so try not to stress too much over getting it perfect (there’s no such thing) and instead enjoy the process of finding the funniest, most thoughtful, or most niche gift that you can.