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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for sports fanatics


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Christmas is a great time of year, but also a stressful time of year.

Australia is without a doubt the place to be this time of year, but buying gifts can be an absolute punish.

So we’re here to make sure that some of that pressie purchasing is made simple… at least for your sports-loving friends and rellos.

Whether they’re a basketball buff, cricket crazy or a football freak – there’s something for every sports tragic on our wish list.

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Best Christmas gift ideas

League Pass Subscriptions

NBA and NFL pass

With so much entertaining sport happening on the other side of the globe, it is now almost essential that any sports fan has a subscription to watch live matches.

In particular, the NBA League Pass and NFL Game Pass are a must with only a few games each week being shown in Australia. A majority of the NFL season is now in the books, but there’s always next year and it’s never too early to be organised ahead of Week 1, 2023.

FIFA Qatar Game Ball

Qatar ball

It’s every soccer fan’s dream to be like Messi and Ronaldo and you could argue playing with the same match ball they’ve been using in the World Cup gets them one step closer.

This design will never be used again and is something unique to have to remind someone of this year’s fantastic World Cup. Rebel Sport’s got them going for $239.99 here.

Australian Open Tickets

Australian open sunset

Sometimes the best gift isn’t something you can hold, but something you experience. And there’s not many better sporting events in the country than the Australian Open.

Experiencing some of the greats in tennis and the plethora of skilled Aussies in contention, it will surely be the highlight of someone’s year to witness that. Ticketmaster will sort you out.

Boxing Day Test Tickets


Speaking of tickets, seats at the MCG between Christmas and New Years are particularly hot property. The Boxing Day test is undoubtedly the highlight of the Australian cricketing calendar, plus a great way to extend someone’s Christmas.

Depending on where you live you may need to book flights and accommodation but who doesn’t like a trip away to Melbourne. Jump on Ticketek first, though, and sort out the rest from there.

Air Jordan 11 ‘Cherry’

Jordan 11 cherry

Sports fans worldwide love to be decked out in the latest merch and having the newest pair of Jordans has been a goal of many since the mid 80’s.

Just in time for Christmas, the new Air Jordan 11 ‘Cherry’ is dropping at select stores – like here – across Australia and is expected to be a popular drop. So you’ll have to be quick!

Socceroos World Cup Kit

Socceroos kits 2022

They’ve just made the nation incredibly proud at the World Cup and it will make someone else very happy on Christmas day unwrapping that same jersey.

Whether it’s the classic home jersey or the now famous navy kit that Mitch Duke scored in, you really cannot go wrong. Rebel has a decent range of fangear.

Cricket Bat

Kookaburra beast

There’s nothing a cricketing kid loves more than seeing that cricket bat-shaped present under the tree and picturing what it looks like.

Our suggestion is to go with the reimagined Kookaburra Beast with insane stickers that play upon the design released in the 2000s.

Esky Stumps

ESky stumps

Staying on the theme of cricket is the summer icon and famous two in one – the esky stumps.

Perfect for a day at the beach through January or the family Christmas day/boxing day cricket match.

Cornhole Set

Cornhole set

They’re incredibly popular in the States but a new wave of fandom is seeping into Australia and is another perfect Christmas gift. The price for a set can vary, but this one looks like a pretty solid option for under $200.

Spikeball Set

Spikeball set

Spikeball is a crazy cross between volleyball and handball played with two teams and is sure to get the competitive juices flowing this summer.

Great to bring out on a day at the park or the beach – which is where you’ll find yourself more often than not this summer. Sets are for sale at a range of retailers, but BCF are selling one at a decent price.

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