Hey ladies, looking for that special gift for the basketball lover in your life? I know first-hand how difficult this can be, especially if your fan is a devoted basketball fanatic. You know the ones, who have the T.V set to ESPN 24/7, monitor the sports updates online and leave blog comments in the sports sections. Oh, and let’s not forget the PS3 and Xbox NBA, NFL, and other sports games which replaces ESPN when the T.V is not being watched. Well, hopefully my little gift list can bring some additional excitement to the basketball lover in your life.
The Ultimate Gift for the Ultimate Fan
1. Season tickets or a pair of game tickets. Ticket Master is usually good for prime seats at affordable prices. You can even check out Eventful or sometimes Groupon. These offer discounted prices that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
The Best Gift for the Devoted Fan
2. Basketball (NBA) Jerseys. You can get in a number of categories or price ranges as I like to call it. You have the Authentic Jerseys, which are the ones the actual players use, and are expensive. There’s the Premier, which are top of the line knock-offs or imitations. These will run about $100. You can also get the Replicas, which are as imitation as they come, are usually lighter and more affordable. You can expect to pay anywhere from $20 and up. Check out the NBA store for the Authentic ones and Dick’s Sporting Goods for others. Or even your local sports/gear store.
The Best Gift for the Super Fan
3. Basketball Sneakers. Most fanatics go gaga for the latest sneakers from MVP players. The hot trends right now are the Lebrons, Kobe and Dwayne Wade’s Converse Line. You can try the NBA store or even Modells.
The Best Gift for the Electronic Game Fanatic
4. NBA Live 2011-12. This would be the latest and fit great into the collection of the games they already have. Trust me; you would score major points for this one! Gamestop is usually the best one stop gaming shop if you ask me.
The Best Gift for the Star Crazed Fan
5. Signed/Autograph Collectible. This can be a basketball (my favorite), photo or even jersey. You can find these available on eBay or have it done at a game.
The Best Gift for the Collectible Lover Fan
6. NBA Ultimate Jordan 20th Anniversary Collector’s DVD. What fan wouldn’t want to have this Michael Jordan must-have in their collection? Amazon is usually good for this stuff.
The Best Gift for the Seasoned Veteran Fan
7. NBA 25 Years of Champions DVD – an archive collection of champions, locker room coverage and key highlights of the seasons of the champs. Also available on Amazon.
The Best Gift for the Enthusiast Fan
8. Their favorite team’s jewelry. This I would scour eBay for. You would be surprised at what you can find. And it can be very affordable as well.
The Best Gift for the Proud NBA Lover
9. Travel mug (stainless steel), glass or cup with their favorite team logo. Another eBay find, or NBA store. Either will make the fan in your life thankful.
The Best Gift for the Lebron Fan
10. Shooting Star-Lebron James Story. This book would most likely be at Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. You can also try the NBA store and your local book store since this is a hot item.