If you’re trying to pick out gifts for the baseball fan in your life, and want to really go all out, you can do so on just about any budget. Sure, having a practically unlimited bank account means you can really make a lasting impression, but even with limited funds, you can have a decked-out baseball-themed gift giving celebration. Below, we’ll cover three different budget ranges, as well as the gift ideas you can use in said budget range to make whatever baseball fan in your life very happy come his birthday or another holiday like Christmas or Hannukah.
If you really have to watch your spending this year, don’t feel as though you can’t give away some incredible baseball-themed gifts. If it’s Christmas Day, start by stuffing his stocking with several decks of baseball cards. One or two in the collection may even end up having some real value! Baseball gear can be outrageously expensive at high-end sporting good stores, but many department stores and other value shopping locations often have row after row of baseball clothing, jerseys, and other gear that has all been steeply discounted. Take advantage of this abundance without putting a dent in your wallet. And when all else fails, pick up a new baseball video game. Many can be purchased for $60 max, but even if that’s too hefty a price tag, you can often find versions from earlier years that are still in great condition for a quarter of the price or less.
If you’re somewhere in the middle in terms of your gift-buying budget, you can amp the ante a little more. Perhaps you can purchase some tickets to a baseball game for his favorite team, or buy a signed jersey for her of her favorite player. Plus, you can always throw in one of those new motion-control baseball games, which were practically designed for that digital baseball experience.
When money is no object, what you can buy is practically unrestricted (unless, of course, you intended to purchase Citi Field or Fenway Park, which are both still probably out of your league). Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy your son a home pitching machine, or your daughter season tickets to see the Mets. After all, a pitching machine and season tickets are just the start. You could probably buy signed baseballs containing signatures from all the players on your baseball enthusiast’s favorite team without even cringing, and if you can do that, there’s no way you won’t make that baseball fan happy come gift-opening day.