From football to hockey and working out, there are various items that any sports fan would want. Whether you know a sports enthusiast or a fitness buff, here are some of the best gifts to give to the sports lovers in your life.
Wilson X Connected Official Football
Football is getting a technological makeover with the Wilson X Connected Official Football. This ball links to a mobile app that provides five games modes while measuring each throw for real-time statistics. Using Bluetooth technology, the football offers a breakdown of the velocity spin rate, spiral efficiency and distance of each throw.
As the weather gets colder, people are flocking to the mountains for snowboard and ski season. The perfect gift for winter sports enthusiast are Oakley’s Prizm Inferno Line Miner Snow Goggle, which allows people to see clearly while gliding down the slopes.
From running to exercising at the gym, the UA HealthBox from Under Armour is the ultimate monitoring device for a healthier body. The UA Band measures resting heart rate, steps and exercise intensity, while the UA Heart Rate tracks the user’s heart rate. Before people start their day, they can use the UA Scale, which tracks daily body weight, body fat percentage and progress towards their weight goal. All the devices are linked to a mobile app to track fitness progress.
Offering a new fan experience, FanChest delivers exclusive products from various sports teams, including the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. One of the sets that are available is the New York Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh “Captain’ FanChest, which is filled with an autographed puck with a certificate of authenticity, a display case, hat, drawstring backpack, a koozie and a chance to win an ultimate fan experience with each purchase.
Whether people enjoy Pilates or yoga, a comfortable mat is a necessity for a relaxing session. Manduka has a wide selection of mats that matches everyone’s needs. One of their signature mats is the extremely cushioned Black Mat PRO, which is guaranteed to never wear out and is ideal for high-performance exercises.
John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.