When you’re shopping for an athletic friend or colleague, the big fan in the family or a passionate couch coach, the go-to choices can feel so last season. This year, trade in the standard team-logo jackets and caps for ideas that will inspire, entertain and motivate them, even in the off-season. We’ve rounded up a new draft of gifts that run the gamut from boxing and baseball to basketball, biking and the most popular sport of all—channel surfing. Find all of these winning choices on Amazon.
This is an article from the Dec. 21, 2015 issue
For the Enlightened Cyclist Give bike riders--and those who love them--a comedic take on the world of cycling.
BIKE SNOB: SYSTEMATICALLY & MERCILESSLY REALIGNING THE WORLD OF CYCLING Whether they rant about the politics of cycling from either side or just enjoy a good ride, they will rave about this hilarious read.
Inspiration for Anyone and Everyone If the memoir of a one-handed pitcher doesn’t inspire them to rethink their limitations, nothing will.
IMPERFECT: AN IMPROBABLE LIFE Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott overcame every odd to become an Olympic Gold Medalist and major league star. His memoir is an unforgettable must-read.
Their Own Courtside Trainer If they’ve got any kind of game—and an iPhone—they’ll want this ball.
WILSON X CONNECTED BASKETBALL The world’s first attachment-free smart basketball tracks makes, misses and shot range when paired with the Wilson X iPhone app via Bluetooth and any regulation 10-foot hoop.
For the Savvy Slugger No matter their stats, any batter can track, analyze and improve their swing even comparing directly to major leaguers.
ZEPP 3D BASEBALL SWING ANALYZER Includes sensor, bat mount and apps to iPhone, iPad, and Android. The sensor easily attaches to any baseball or softball bat and wirelessly sends data to your smartphone after every swing.
For Fans With the Eye of the Tiger Witness every epic, action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds.
ROCKY: HEAVYWEIGHT COLLECTION (40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) Binge watchers will go down for the count with all six films in the franchise: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V and Rocky Balboa.
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Home or Away Games
Sports fans never want to miss any of the action. With the Amazon Fire TV Stick--for under $40—they never will. At home or on the road, they’ll be able to catch the latest sports scores and live TV with a subscription to Sling TV, WatchESPN and more.
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