Are you one of those people who cringes and cries “bah, humbug” at the sight of the Christmas decorations that are already up in stores?  Or have you already started playing Christmas music and counting down the days until you can convince your significant other that it’s time to put up the tree?

It doesn’t matter whether you fall into one of those extremes, or somewhere in between.  Everyone can avoid some of the inevitable holiday stress by starting Christmas shopping early.  Now would be a good time to get going, if you haven’t already!

The one thing I find the most challenging when doing my own holiday shopping is deciding what to get each person on my list.  Actually making the purchase is pretty easy, but figuring out a gift that the recipient will treasure is always tough.

But if one or more of the people on your list is a sports fan, today is your lucky day, because I’ve pulled together a list of 25 gifts that are sure to please any sports lover!

The fact that every gift on the list is handmade is sure to make it an extra thoughtful surprise that will be treasured for many years to come.  And to make it even better, you can purchase all of these gifts online, and avoid the mall!

Let’s start with some clothing gifts that tell the world all about her favorite sport.

Hockey fans will love this Hockey and Wine T-shirt from Original James Tees or the This Girl Loves Hockey Sweatshirt from Printastic Apparel:


Baseball moms will proudly wear this My Son’s #1 Fan T-shirt from I Love Apparel:



Soccer moms can relate to the I Raised My Favorite Player shirt by Ashleys Custom Apparel:



You’ll put a smile on any Basketball mom’s face with these Bling Sneakers from Tricked Kicks:



Football moms who have no time for a life of their own can relate to this My Son Plays Football sweatshirt from Team A Sports:



Jewelry and accessories in their favorite sports team colors would also make a great gift.

This Red and Black Game Day Scarf from Sew Spirited South is appropriate for any sport and any season:



How fun is this Tote Bag created by Moss Recreations?



Keep her ears warm with a Braided Headband and Ear Warmer in her favorite team’s colors, from Sparkly Twig:



A Custom Bracelet and Earring Set from Team Colors By Carrie in any colors you need for her favorite sports team:



Everyone loves key chains, and this Football Key Fob is just one of many designs available from Quirky Girl Gifts:



She’ll love a coordinated look in a matching Scarf and Purse Set, like this one in green and gold from Sew Spirited South:




Here are some ideas for the sports fan who would love some sports themed home décor.

A wreath featuring their favorite sports team can hang on their front door all season long. This Detroit Tigers Wreath is just one example of what’s available from Bay Wreath Designs:



Everyone loves a little sports humor, and this Basketball Season Sign from Doudous Wood Design is perfect for busy basketball families:



College sports fans are very loyal, and love to show their pride in their team.  An art print like this one for Gator Fans is just one of many that Just Artin Around carries:



This Sports Pillow from Lightly Seasoned would be right at home on the bed of kid’s who play multiple sports:



For those baseball lovers, how about a I Love Baseball Wood Sign from Letters of Love Designs:



Add some sports team color to their tree with Beaded Christmas Ornaments from Team Colors By Carrie:



A lot of sports fans have more t-shirts than they know what to do with, and they can keep them close with a Custom T-Shirt Quilt from Moss Re-Creations:




And finally, here are some miscellaneous items that would make some great stocking stuffers or gifts for the office secret Santa exchange:

For the coffee drinker who also loves soccer or football, try a Soccer Makes Me Happy Coffee Mug or Fall’s Out, Ball’s Out Coffee Mug from Sparkly Prints:


This Basketball Zipper Pull from Stylized Designs would look great attached to a key chain or a zipper:



For the fan who stops by the coffee shop on their way to work every day, help them keep that coffee warm with an adorable cozy like this Football Coffee Cup Cozy from Sparkly Twig:



Giving a gift card?  Do it in style with a classy cardholder, like this Soccer Ball Gift Card Holder from Ange Originals:



And you can help your favorite fan protect their furniture with these Sports Coasters from Kellys Magnets:



Many of these items are available for any sport you need, so click the link for the name of the shop listed with each gift, and see a wider selection of gifts.  And please remember that handmade items are often custom made, and take a little more time yo get to you than mass merchandise.  Order early to avoid disappointment.

So tell me.  Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  Or are you a last minute shopper?

Until next week,