Purchasing the Right Sports Collectibles: Know His Personality

As far as gift ideas for the sports lover go, there are millions. Especially considering the fact that NFL merchandise sales alone have skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, Superbowl XLV ranked as the second most-watched show ever! (Second only to the final episode of M.A.S.H.) It becomes especially hard to make a decision if you’re not a sports fanatic yourself. Since sports collectibles are by and large for the die-hard sports junkie, most of the people you will be buying gifts for will be avid fans. There are a few things you should consider when looking for that perfect sports gift for him. The first thing you want to think about is who you’re buying for.

It is very important to consider the personality of the person who will be receiving your sports collectible as a gift. If there’s a special man in your life, let’s focus on buying a sports gift for him. Whether buying for the professional, the game-goer, or a student, knowing his lifestyle give you a great advantage in choosing the perfect sports gifts for him. Consider the following question: Where will he be using or displaying the sports collectible? Let’s say your spouse is a fan of basketball. If he has an office in a high-rise with a view and a comfortable chair consider business organizational items that include NCAA merchandise. Checkbook covers, money clips, business card holders, and other professional accessories are perfect sports collectibles for the businessman. Also, for items that are going to be used in a professional setting, you’ll want to stick with gifts that have an executive look. Try to avoid sports collectibles with huge logos or loud colors. This man will want to show that he’s a huge fan without having to wear the big, foam finger at the office!

The game-goer on the other hand would love nothing more than to have that souvenir from the game. They range in prices from the free cup you get when you buy your beverage, to the expensive jerseys. Better yet? Purchase the tickets as part of the gift and go with them to pick out the sports collectible they choose from the game. That way you’re assured of a winning gift idea!

For a student who is a big baseball fan, you’ll want to look for MLB merchandise that he can take with him to class. Backpacks and equipment bags can be embroidered with the logo of teams like the Houston Astro’s or any other NFL, MLB, or NCAA team that he loves. There are also cell phone and mp3 player covers and school supplies like notebooks, and pencils in the colors of his favorite team. Also, most students don’t have the budget for tickets to professional games, so when buying sports gift for him, getting even “cheap seats” will land you some good gift-giver points.

When you know his personality type, it makes it easier to find the sports collectible that matches him well. So go ahead and shop with confidence knowing you’ll find the perfect sports gift for him!

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