5 Great Gift Ideas for Baseball Lovers

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Do you have that one person in your life who seems to be impossible to buy gifts for? Perhaps you don’t know very much about the things that interest them. This is often the case when shopping for sports fans. If you don’t share their love of the sport, you are clueless when it comes to getting the perfect gift for them. So it is with baseball lovers. What can you buy that person who is a diehard fan of their local ball club and will move heaven and earth to attend every home game? The following gifts for baseball lovers might head you in the right direction.

1. Pitching Machines for Batting Practice

You don’t have to be a college or pro hopeful to enjoy a bit of batting practice in the back yard. Baseball lovers often like to spend some time hitting balls as relaxation after a long, hard day at the office. Sometimes a bit of batting practice helps to reduce that pent up stress as well. Whether your diehard baseball fan is a college hopeful or just enjoys swinging the bat at every opportunity, this is a nice gift and there are affordable pitching machines on the market.

2. Personalized Balls and Bats

Another cool idea is to get that baseball lover a set of personalized baseballs and maybe even a personalized bat. If your baseball lover already has a pitching machine, a set of personalized baseballs would be the ideal addition. They’d never run out of balls to swing at. In fact, if they are a close friend or relative, why not complete the set with a personalized bat? Here, it may be a bit tricky to discover what kind of bat they prefer without giving up what you intend to buy. Even so, with a bit of crafty foresight and a little help from a friend, it can be done.

3. Team Gear

Every baseball lover surely has a favorite team. Oddly, it may not even be the local home team, but they will always be rooting for their favorites. MLB team gear is a great idea. From jackets to baseball caps to team mugs and other kinds of team gear, there is surely something that fan will truly appreciate. You might even look at bumper stickers, keychains, and other accessories to complement their team attire.

4. MLB Team Jewelry

While MLB team watches are always in style and greatly appreciated, team jewelry doesn’t stop there. From tie clips to cufflinks, there is an amazing assortment of MLB team jewelry around. You might have to do a bit of searching but you can even find watch fobs, rings, and for those who work in a coat and tie environment, you might want to consider a collar pin. These can be crafted from 18k gold or sterling silver and may even be custom crafted to add that special touch of class.

5. Baseball Shaped Cocktail Glasses

Who doesn’t like to celebrate a win with a highball (no pun intended) after the game? If you look, you can find baseball shaped cocktail glasses that actually resemble clear baseballs. Beer mugs are also nice, and you can easily find these emblazoned with their favorite MLB team logo on them. Whether it’s a cocktail or a frosty mug of beer, what better way is there to celebrate a win?

These five gift ideas for baseball lovers should get you moving in the right direction the next time you need the perfect gift. Once you know exactly what kind of baseball gear, equipment and collectibles are out there, you will probably have trouble deciding between all the choices. Now, wasn’t that easy?

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