Gift Ideas For Men – The Sports Edition

Looking for gift ideas for men on your shopping list? Check out these nine gift ideas for men, with a focus on sports.

The Golden Age Of American Football – Neil Leifer

You may not know his name, but you’ve definitely seen his work. Any sports-related image of note over the last 40 years, transcendent images that even your grandmother could name, were likely taken by one man – Neil Leifer. 170 of Neil Leifer’s images have been published as covers of Sports Illustrated, including Muhammad Ali standing over a KO’d Sonny Liston and Chuck Bednarik’s annihilation of Frank Gifford in 1960. The Golden Age Of American Football celebrates Leifer’s work on the gridiron, the roots of the NFL, and the personalities and venues that made the sport great.

$49.99 at Amazon

Nowitzki – The Perfect Shot

For some reason it’s easy to forget that Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest, and most successful, NBA players of all-time. While it’s hard for an average-sized American sports fan to relate to a 7′ 0″ tall German, Dirk’s affable sense of humor and work ethic are two traits anyone can relate to.  This documentary follows Dirk around his native country, explores the relationship with his shooting coach Holger Geschwindner, and reveals how much work went into building the greatest non-American basketball player in NBA history.

$29.98 on Amazon

Who’s Better, Who’s Best In Coaching? Top 50 NFL Coaches In History

Quick – name the top 10 coaches in NFL history. Not too, difficult, right? The really challenging part is coming to a consensus on numbers 11 through 50. In this book, former editor of Pro Football Weekly Steve Silverman reveals his list of the 50 best coaches who have ever stalked the professional sidelines. Complete with biographies, statistical comparisons, and insights from covering the NFL for 30+ years Who’s Better, Who’s Best In Coaching is a quick read that provides all the information to make a compelling argument at the office, or just amongst bros.

$11.99 on Amazon

Legends Of The Buffalo Bills

Thanks to four consecutive Super Bowl losses, the Buffalo Bills have become synonymous with losing. Aside from being completely unfair, the organization won back-to-back AFL Championships and has been responsible for developing some of the best players in the history of professional football. Legends Of The Buffalo Bills profiles 37 of the best players and coaches in the history of the organization like O.J. Simpson, Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Joe DeLamielleure, Lou Saban and Marv Levy.

$24.99 on Amazon

Hands High By Jimmy Fallon (Price Varies)

Underarm sweat stains are embarrassing. And unless you are a Cleveland Browns or Philadelphia 76ers fan, there are actually moments during games when you raise your arms in excitement. Enter Jimmy Fallon. Hands High sports apparel features clothing from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL and was created by the Tonight Show host and sports fan. Realizing that sports fans spend a great deal of their time during games cheering and high-fiving, Jimmy created this distinctive and memorable way to show support for your favorite professional teams.

Price varies on NFL.com

Martyball – The Life And Triumphs Of Marty Schottenheimer

Martyball chronicles the life of Marty Schottenheimer, former head coach for the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers and three-time AFC Coach of the Year. Credited with coining the phrase “One play at a time” thanks to getting smoked as a player by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, this book explores Schottenheimer’s life in football. From his humble beginnings in McDonald, PA, to two separate chance encounters at airports that led to him becoming a head coach, this book chronicles the career of one of the greatest coaches of all-time, on and off the field.

$16.99 at Amazon

The Drinking Jacket

The Drinking Jacket is the ultimate gift idea for men that you never thought you needed; the jacket, that is. From a bottle opening zipper, to neoprene pockets deep enough for a bottle a can, to foldable, slip-resistant drinking sleeves, the man who is lucky enough to receive it won’t be able to remember life without it. The best way to import your favorite export into a sporting event, it also looks and feels great.

$84.99 at TheDrinkingJacket.com

Old Spice Fresher Collection Holiday Pack

Old Spice wants to help the man in your life make a “Smellmitment” to smelling great.  The Holiday Pack is the perfect gift idea for the man you have no idea what to buy. The pack includes deodorant, body spray, 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner, and two kinds of body wash

$9.99 on Amazon

NFL 747 Swingline Stapler

It’s impossible to hear about/speak of a Swingline stapler without thinking of Milton from the movie Office Space. His affinity for his red Swingline is hard to understand, until you actually use a Swingline; they really do feel awesome. For a limited time, Swingline is offering its signature product with the logos and color schemes of 17 NFL teams.

Price varies on Amazon.com